Spring 2017

  • MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal

    Curated by Ciara Ennis and Jennifer Vanderpool
    Pitzer College Art Galleries
    January 20–March 29, 2018

    Opening Reception:
    January 20, 3-5 p.m.
    Nichols Gallery, Broad Center

    Pitzer College
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    Symposium: MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal
    March 23, 2018
    Benson Auditorium

    Pitzer College

    FMI: www.pitzer.edu/manifesto/

    The people have spoken. They have put it in writing. They have created manifestos.

    Pitzer College Art Galleries has collected these works and put them on display in MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal, an exhibition of the ideas, wishes and demands of scores of citizens with something to say and a need to be heard. It is our current climate of discord that created MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal. It was conceived to give these citizens a soapbox and to amplify their voices.

    These voices are many. These voices belong to inmates at sun-baked correctional facilities in Southern California and to cloistered scholars at elite colleges. These voices express the ideas of professional writers, self-taught artists and developmentally disabled students. Their broad variety of concerns were harvested by a team of varied volunteers—Andrea Bowers, Olga Koumoundouros, Việt Lê, Ultra Red, Carlin Wing and Jenny Yurshansky—who collected manifestos that are printed on paper, painted on canvas, formed in neon, shot on video and carved in wood. MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal is a multitude of opinions hung densely, floor-to-ceiling, in sections that reflect the numerous themes that include immigration, ableism, race, resistance, religion and gentrification.

    MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal opens on January 20, 2018, and runs through March 29, 2018, at the Pitzer College Art Galleries in Claremont, CA. Pitzer College is one of the highly ranked and nationally admired Claremont Colleges that share contiguous campuses in eastern Los Angeles County. A symposium discussing many of the issues raised by the exhibition will take place on March 23, 2018.

    Funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant, MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal was conceived as an outlet for ideas and proposals for the healing of discord in our society and improvement of conditions for all citizens. With the public sphere embroiled in a seemingly intractable contest of us-versus-them so virulent that it has filtered down to a neighbor-vs-neighbor antagonism, it is essential that we reexamine just who we are and what we stand for. MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal has joined the conversation.

    This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Additional support is provided by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe; Swedish Arts Grants Committee; the Arts-In-Corrections program, William James Association; Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library; and Pitzer College’s Teaching and Learning Committee and Frederick J. Salathé Fund for Music and the Cultural Arts/Campus Life Committee.

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  • Inaugural Curatorial Internship Project #1: Rachel Moszkowicz ’19: Strands of Red

    Strands of Red
    Rachel Moszkowicz ’19

    Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 5 p.m.
    Nichols Gallery, Broad Center, Pitzer College

    Strands of Red is inspired by many of the ideas explored in the spring 2017 Faculty Art Show. Specifically, this exhibition addresses the ongoing and reciprocal relationship between artistic practice and natural processes.

    Rachel is a sophomore at Pitzer College majoring in anthropology and environmental analysis.

    The 2017 Inaugural Curatorial Internship Project #1 by Rachel Moszkowicz ’19 is first chapter in the ongoing series of art exhibitions realized through the Curatorial Apprenticeship course created and taught by Ciara Ennis PhD, Director and Curator, Pitzer College Art Galleries.

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    Normalia: 2017 Senior Art Show
  • Senior Art Thesis Exhibitions: Normalia

    Marley Cohen, Gabrielle Das, Sean Fentress, Caleb Hynes Hoffmann, Rebecca Nathan, Elenore Simotas, Abigail Taubman, and Sachi Watase

    April 28, 6-9 p.m.
    Clocktower Lawn, Pitzer College


    Abigail Taubman
    April 28 – May13
    Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Atherton Hall, Pitzer College


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    Distance In/Formation (2016), production stills. Photo: Johanna Breiding
  • Emerging Artist Series #12: Distance In/Formation: Johanna Breiding, Rebecca Bruno, Yann Novak, and Willy Souly

    Co-curated by Robert Crouch and Ciara Ennis

    Lenzner Family Art Gallery
    January 26 – March 30, 2017

    Opening Reception: January 26, 5-7 pm

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    Distance In/Formation is a collaborative work by Los Angeles-based artists Johanna Breiding, Rebecca Bruno, Yann Novak, and Willy Souly that draws on landscapes in the distance between Los Angeles and Claremont.  Featuring two media artists and two dancers, the project focuses on the intersection of dance, video, sound, and aesthetics as a means to explore the extension of body in space. Inhabiting queer identities, the project creates a space in which different architectures, geographies, and subjectivities are manifested and extend beyond the physical constraints of site and the body itself.


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    Jessica McCoy, Compositional Study for Room (2016), Collage
  • Faculty Art Show: Tim Berg (Rebekah Myers), Sarah Gilbert, Tarrah Krajnak, Jessica McCoy, and Friends

    Co-curated by Bill Anthes and Ciara Ennis

    Nichols Gallery
    January 26 – March 30, 2017

    Opening Reception: January 26, 5-7 pm

    This exhibition focuses on the legacy of the Pitzer College Art Field Group and its dedication to progressive ideas around environmentalism and art. Work made by Tim Berg (Rebekah Myers), Sarah Gilbert, Tarrah Krajnak and Jessica McCoy will be discussed in the context of work made by Carl Hertel, David Furman, Michael Woodcock, Kathryn Miller and Paul Faulstich that have contributed to the conversation.

    Related Events:
    Bill Anthes in conversation with Paul Faulstich
    Friday, February 17 at 1:30 pm
    Nichols Gallery, Broad Center, Pitzer College

    Conversation with Tim Berg, Sarah Gilbert, Tarrah Krajnak and Jessica McCoy
    Wednesday, March 1 at Noon
    Broad Performance Space, Pitzer College

    All events are free and open to the public.

    The Faculty Art Show is generously supported by art + environment, a four-year project at Pitzer College funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Office of the Dean of Faculty, Campus Life Committee and Teaching and Learning Committee at Pitzer College.

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