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A Salute to José Montoya
Curated by Elaine O'Brien and Andrea Porras
December 11 - January 12

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A Salute to José Montoya hosted a tribute exhibition to honor the legacy of José Montoya (1932-2013), Sacramento's pioneering Chicano artist, esteemed poet
laureate, musician, Professor Emeritus, social activist, community organizer and co-founder of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). Artworks by Montoya were shown with artworks honoring his memory in order to recall the collaborative dialogue between José, his colleagues and students that was intrinsic to every aspect of his creative practice and at the core of his exemplary art and activism. The exhibition was curated by Elaine O'Brien and Andrea Porras.

Visual artists participating included in A Salute to José Montoya at CCAS included José Montoya, Jésus Barela, Dabid Buenrostro-Corona, Rudy Cuellar, Francisco Dominguez, Ricardo Favela, Natalia Gonzalez, Louie "The Foot" González, Xico González, Richard Hansen, David Kashuba, Frank La Pena, José Lott, Brenda Louie, Felipe Magdaleno, Mario Moreno, Manuel Rios, Joao Santillán, Stephanie Sauer, Emilio Soltero and Andrea Porras.


In addition to the exhibition, Sacramento State hosted a tribute reading titled Flor y Cantos: Poets' Tribute to José Montoya on December 5. Participating poets included Francisco Alarcón, JoAnn Anglin, Nancy Aidé Gonzalez, Traci Gourdine, Jeannie Keltner, Mary Mackey and Graciela Ramirez. An open mic welcomed all poets who wished to honor José.

Part 1 of the Flor y Cantos: Poets' Tribute to José Montoya <click here>
Part 2 of the Flor y Cantos: Poets' Tribute to José Montoya <click here>

 

 

 

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20th Annual Pink Week
November 17 - December 7

Curated by Gioia Fonda,
Pink Week Founder
 

Pink Week, which marked its twentieth year anniversary this November, is a conceptual art piece in the form of a holiday to celebrate pink simply as a color. The focal point of the celebration was the 20th Annual PINK WEEK exhibition and panel discussion hosted by the Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento.
 
 
 


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Pink Week panel discussion, November 21. Pictured from left to right: Chris Daubert, CCAS Exhibition Chair; Sarah Detweiler, Pink Week Offical Ambassador, from Green Bay, Wisconsin; Gioia Fonda, exhibition curator and Creator of Pink Week and Eric Wood, Pink Week Chief Consultant.
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The exhibit will feature treasures from the Official Pink Week Archive and pink artworks by both local artists and artists from outside of Sacramento.

On Thursday, November 21, there was a panel discussion about how and why Pink Week was created; how the piece has both failed and succeeded during its twenty year history; and to meet Gioia Fonda, exhibition curator and Creator Pink Week; Eric Wood, Pink Week Chief Consultant and Sarah Detweiler, Pink Week Official Ambassador, from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Lucy Corin and Mary Mackey read on November 16 <please click here to listen to the entire presentation>

 

 

 

 

The CCAS Benefit Art Auction was a success! Thank you to everyone that made it possible!

 

The Auction was sponsored in part by:

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October 9 - November 14

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Work by Chris Manzione
Curated by Rachel Clarke


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Chris Manzione presented a great lecture to a full house at CCAS on October 10 <please click here to listen to the complete presentation>



Art Presentation and Discussion
Broadway Augmented

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Artists Sabrina Ratte, Jose Carlos Casado and Michael Rees <click to listen to the entire presentation>

Christopher Manzione’s new work is a dynamic blend of high-tech augmented reality, animation, and 3D printed sculptures. The work questions an object’s origin and presence in a world of ubiquitous digital and network technologies. Manzione’s 3D printed sculptures seamlessly integrate digital and analog processes. His augmented digital images challenge notions of a polarity between “real” and “digital” objects by simultaneously manifesting as physical and virtual, demonstrating no preference or hierarchy for one experience over the other.

The imagery throughout the show is derived from 3D collages created by the artist using everyday objects to recycled studio materials. The collages are then scanned into the computer to create 3D models. The models are translated across multiple mediums ranging from rendered 2D digital prints, animation, augmented reality, and 3D printing. The 3D augmented reality works are not only reliant on the 2D prints on which they load, but also the viewer’s smartphones. While the prints themselves focus on form and surface, the sculptures are made viewable only through the screen. The exhibition includes six large digital prints, one animation, and multiple 3D printed sculptures.

Christopher Manzione earned his M.F.A. from Rutgers University in 2009. He is founder and director of the Virtual Public Art Project, an organization that uses Augmented Reality to produce original artist works in public space. Manzione recently received a 2013 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He was artist-in-residence at William Paterson University’s Center for Computer Art and Animation (2011), Socrates Sculpture Park (Emerging Artist Fellowship, 2010), Vermont Studio Center (Full Fellowship, 2009), and Anderson Ranch Arts Center (2009). He has shown nationally and internationally at venues such as the Boston ICA, Abington Arts Center, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, the Surry Hills Festival in Melbourne, and Gurzenich Koln Museum in Cologne.

Crossroads Poetry Readings
Featuring Shawn Aveningo & Allegra Silberstein
October 19

Please click to listen to the presentation.

 

 

2013 Capital Artists' Studio Tour
September 3 - September 22

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The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento's Capital Artists' Studio Tour was a region-wide opportunity for the public to meet local artists working in all mediums in their studios the weekends of September 14-15 and September 21-22, 10am-5pm. It was free, fun and celebrated over 135 of our region's artists who will opened their studios to the public!

In addition to the work featured in the 2013 Capital Artists' Studio Tour Exhibition, there were many other events.

 

 

Gordon Shrigley - The Milky Way
July 13 - August 25

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Gordon Shrigley is a London-based artist and architect. His art investigates how consciousness and language are constructed through and around line making-processes, e.g. all forms of drawing in, writing, and binary oppositions.

He was in residence on a spare farm outside of Dixon where he worked prior to the exhibition. He specifically wanted to work in the Great Central Valley because of its limitless horizon line and how California is perceived as the endpoint of the Western imagination.

Shrigley’s current project called The Milky Way poses questions about the relation of lines to language and how the limitless space of the imagination mirrors what we ascribe to the picture plane. Shrigley works with multiple media including drawing, video, and text; and his upcoming installation at CCAS will extend to the exterior walls of the building. He has also generously donated the drawings for a raffle prize. Thank you Gordon!

Gordon Shrigley studied at the University of Westminster and the Slade School of Fine Art. He has exhibited in the U.K. at Image Music Text Gallery and has also exhibited at Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawing, Berlin; the Musée d’art Moderne, Saint-Etienne; and the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart. He has published a number of artists’ books and art texts with Edition Solitude, Stuttgart; Monaco Magazine, London; and Cardboard Folly, Liverpool. He was selected for an artist residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart in 1998 and at the Hospitalfield House, Arbroath in 2000. His work is held in collections including the Staatsgalerie drawing and print collection, Stuttgart; the Akademie Schloss Solitude archive, Stuttgart; and the Musée d’art Moderne, Saint-Etienne.

Jenny Stark, CCAS Exhibition Committee member and exhibition curator, had an informal talk with Gordon Shrigley about this work on July 13, 2013. <Please click here to listen to the presentation>


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Gordon painting the exterior of CCAS.

 

 

Records of Time
Work by Sohyung Choi
June 4 - July 7


Curated by Rachel Clarke

 

Records of Time is an exhibition about images and remembrance, where artist Sohyung Choi combines photographic imagery, video projection, light, and found objects in installation works that ponder the impermanence of life and the function of memory. The discarded objects she combines with images bear physical traces of time. Having unknown but implied histories they add to a sense of elusiveness, of what can be imagined or remembered, but not fully grasped.

 

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Choi uses photographs and objects that are rich with meaning, charged with memories for their owners, and weaves together different layers of history as well as family memories. She works with the subjective memory of people she knows, as well as collective and cultural memories. The way that personal and national histories collide to change our lives is something that Choi is very aware of. Born in 1967, She grew up in South Korea; her family had escaped from North Korea during the war (1950 – 53), and she recalls the stories her mother told her as a child about fleeing from the north, and adjusting to a new life.

 

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On June 6, Sohyung discussed her work. Please click <here> to listen to the entire presentation (mp3 format).


Records of Time invites us to consider the fugitive state of memory, how memories influence us in unseen ways, and how memory and history create identity. In viewing these works constructed from carefully chosen artifacts, one is not only confronted with one's own mortality—of what was once present that has now passed—but also with a sense that past and present are inextricably intertwined.

Sohyung Choi lives and works in the Bay Area. She studied Studio Art at The University of California, Davis; Sacramento State, and Mills College, Oakland. She is currently an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito.

 

To see more of Sohyung's work- please visit her web site at: http://www.sohyungchoi.com


Other Events:

Crossroads Poetry Reading
June 15

The June poetry reading featured the work of Frank Dixon Graham and Alexa Mergen. To listen to the complete reading, please click <here>.

 

 

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We Let the Darkness In

An installation by Nancy Jean Tucker

Curated by Jenny Stark
Music by Samuel Bing

 

April 10 - May 19

We Let the Darkness In is a dark fairy tale that tells the story of a young witch who loses everything and is then almost destroyed by the evil thoughts that plague her. The installation used bits of animation combined with video, Super 8 live-action and music to guide the viewer through a dreamlike narrative. These projected scenes transgress the linear structure of filmmaking, examining the expectations we have for narrative work and its effects on our sense of reality.

Nancy Jean Tucker is a Los Angeles based director and animator. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Tucker began making films at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California. Her films and music videos have been shown around the world in such venues as LA Freewaves, Los Angeles, California; the Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands; the Nova Scotia Museum of Art, Canada. Tucker's work has also been showcased in Spin Magazine and Pitchfork.com. Additionally, she teaches at the Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, California, and curates screenings of her favorite animated works.

Listen to exhibition curator Jenny Stark's lecture

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Jenny Stark, exhibition curator, discussed the work of Nancy Jean Tucker on May 11th. If you are interested in listening to her lecture, it can be streamed by clicking on Jenny's image (above).

Listed to Bill Brown's lecture

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A very special visit to Sacramento by artist-author-filmmaker Bill Brown on May 17th. Brown has been making first-person experimental documentaries since the mid-1990s. His films explore the landscapes of North America, and have been screened at venues around the world, including the Viennale, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, Lincoln Center, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Click on the above image to listen to the lecture as well as a couple of his films.


Artist Statement:
Most of my work consists of modern fairy tales that I create. I'm interested in examining our connection to this kind of fiction: the artifice and manipulation of film and cinema; and the effects of these influences on the viewer. The style of filmmaking I appreciate and employ is one that is evolving all the time. I explore themes of loss and sadness, yet I always retain a sense of playfulness and hope through the characters' journeys. I create my own fantasy worlds with my work, making modern fables about love, loss, isolation, and death.

 

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Time and space—two basic building blocks of experience, and a subject for more than a few artists, whether they're thinking about a particular space and time, as in history, a process of change, or space as the infinite nothingness full of stars. This show explores these three avenues through the work of seven artists working with a wide variety of
formal and conceptual approaches.

Hilary Wiedemann uses data gathered from NASA about light in general and the sun in particular for her sculptures and installations. Sarah Hotchkiss examines the idea of space exploration as an imaginative activity in her installation, "Young Astronaut Club", using responses from her survey about what should be in the clubhouse for the now long defunct "Young Astronaut Club" started by the White House in 1984. Benjamin Vilmain's expanded foam and acrylic constructions look like space junk, asteroids, constructions from the beyond made of humble materials. Julia Goodman observes change over time through cast paper sculptures. Parker Tilghman's works ride the line between sculpture and photography—photography being a collapsing of space into time, and sculpture being a bubble of time trapped in space. Pablo Cristi's sculpture and paintings draw our attention to the historical, working with concepts of Manifest Destiny, and how space is divided up and how those divisions shift. Shipping & Receiving also looks at the legacy of Manifest Destiny through a series of photographs and texts about the derelict leftovers of western expansion and what happens to the projects of politics when they are no longer maintained.

 

 

 

White Wash
February 9 - 24
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The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento (CCAS) invited the community to ride some uncharted waves with the screening and discussion of White Wash. This documentary film features 10 time Association of Surfing Professional World Champion Surfer Kelly Slater, Triple Crown of Surfing winner Rob Machado, Legendary Pro Surfer Buttons Kaluhiokalani, and more.  Narrated by Grammy winner Ben Harper, in conjunction with Black Thought of the Grammy Award winning group, The Roots, the film explores the history of surfing culture and breaks all 'surfer dude' stereotypes by uncovering the succession of African-Americans riding the waves. While paying respect to the ocean, filmmaker Ted Woods and producers Airrion Copeland and Dan Munger illustrate a comprehensive study from the perspective of black surfers from Hawaii, Jamaica, Florida, and California, blending archival footage and conversations with professors, historians, authors, organizations and professional surfers.


CCAS hosted a film screening and community discussion with Rhonda Harper on Thursday, February 7th. An exhibition of memorabilia and photos were showcased at CCAS from February 5th through February 24th.

Although surfing originated in Hawaii as part of Polynesian culture, Americans adopted a blonde- haired, blue-eyed male surfer cliche that still dominates the sport today. White Wash breaks all manifested barriers and explores the role of black surfers by introducing audiences to the likes of:  Michael Green, Founder of Brooklyn Surfing; Rick Blocker, Black Surf Historian & Founder of BlackSurfing.com; Sal Masekela, TV Host, Sports Commentator, Actor & Singer; and Dr. Charles Ross, Author of "Outside The Lines," just to name a few. Woods takes viewers on an eye-opening crusade for the need of a black surfing association to help establish their place in the water and in surfing competitions.


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On February 7, Michelle Blakeley (right), CCAS Exhibition member and curator of the show, hosted a film screening and community discussion with Rhonda Harper (left) on February 7th at 6:30 pm. To listen to the complete discussion, please click <here>.

 

January 2 - February 3

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The Collector:
John Turner and the Art of Acquisition

The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento presented adjoining exhibitions exploring John Turner's differing approaches to collecting. The West Gallery presented a Collection of Collections, featuring groupings of works and artifacts that reflect specific and significant events, styles and movements that occur within and across cultures, acting as an anthropological investigation of spontaneous cultural production. The East Gallery presented individual works from Turner's collection of folk and outsider art, showcasing specific pieces by individual artists that both expand and question our notions of the properties of contemporary art.

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Chris Daubert (left), CCAS Exhibition Committee Chair and curator of The Collector, talks to John Turner about collecting on January 24. Please click <here> to listen to the entire presentation.

 

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Yes We Can!
December 8 - 18

An exhibition of sculptures made from canned-food that was disassembled and given to the River City Food Bank (RCFB) at the conclusion of the exhibition. Curated by Dwight Head. Featuring: Taylor Gutermute, Todd Head, Dwight Head, Barbetta Lockart, Rhett Neal and Stacey Wong-Hilton. Taylor Gutermute's piece is on display at University Art, 2601 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.

December 8
Judging & Second Saturday
6 - 9 pm

Prior to opening to the public, jurors Darla Givens of Channel 10; Oliver Ridgeway, Executive Chef of Grange Restaurant and Bar; Kerrie Kelly, owner and founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab; Natalie Nelson, Director/Curator of the Pence Gallery; and Tre Borden, Director of Flywheel and Tapigami Business Manager selected winners in several categories. Following the judging, the public was welcomed to discuss the work with the artists and judges from 6:00-9:00pm. Visitors were also given the opportunity to chat with RCFB's Executive Director, Eileen Thomas, about hunger issues in Sacramento.

Highlights and comments from Yes We Can! on YouTube:

 


Exhibition Sponsors: River City Food Bank; Grange Restaurant and Bar; Wayne Geri Academy School; University Art, Nugget Market and Costco Wholesale.

 

 

The Art of Noises
Curated by M. Azevedo
October 30- November 25

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The Art of Noises exhibition traced the development and design of synthesizers/synthesis/electronic instruments and circuit bending. The social and cultural impact of electronic music and technology were also addressed.

Highlights from The Art of Noises on YouTube:

The exhibition will feature several electronic performances and lectures including legendary synth designer, David Smith of Dave Smith Instruments (see below).

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CCAS was very proud to present David Smith (above) in a lecture titled: 35 Years of Designing Synthesizers at CCAS on November 3rd at 3pm. The presentation is also part of California State University, Sacramento's Festival of New American Music and is paritally sponsored by the University.

Dave is also the driving force behind the generation of the MIDI specification in 1981—in fact, he coined the acronym. In 1987 he was named a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) for his continuing work in the area of music synthesis. After Sequential, Dave was President of DSD, Inc, an R&D division of Yamaha. He later started the Korg R&D group in California, followed by a stint as President of Seer Systems, developing the world's first software-based synthesizer.

In 2002 Smith started Dave Smith Instruments, which sells award-winning, professional analog synthesizers and drum machines to top-name musicians and bands worldwide (www.DavesSmithInstruments.com).

Please <click here> to listen to the entire presentation.


The Phoenix

November 8 / 7-8pm

Musician, composer and synthesizer aficionado David Simpson dicussed how the Roland TB-303 Bass Line synthesizer failed when introduced and the tiny silver box became the catalyst and defining sound for "Acid" and Techno House music. The presentation was free.


The Serge Modular- A Brief History and Performance
November 10 / 2-3pm

CCAS proudly presented Dmitri Ponce (aka "Dmitri SFC"). Dmitri discussed the history and philosophy of Serge Tcherepnin's synthesizers and design. The presentation will included him demonstrating his Serge modular as well as performing with vocalist Elise Gargalikis. The presentation was free.


The Sound of Acid
November 10 / 7:30-8:15pm

CCAS welcomes back David Simpson. David performed an "Acid" inspired set on vintage gear. He used a Roland TR-606 and TB-303. The set will last approximately 30-45 minutes and David will be available to answer questions after his performance. The presentation is free.

 

Other Events:

Crossroads Poetry Reading
November 17

The November Crossroads poetry reading featured the work of Kathryn Hohlwein and Dennis Schmitz. To listen to the complete reading, please click <here>.

 

 

 

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October 2-October 21

 

The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento was pleased to present Common Bond, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Annabeth Rosen. This is Rosen's first solo exhibition in the Sacramento area since 1999.

 

The exhibition featured Rosen's 3D work as well as several of her drawings.

 

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SWOLL. 2012. Glazed ceramic and rubber inner tubes, 14" x 18" x 20"

 

Rosen received her BFA from NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred NY and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. She has an extensive exhibition history including Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA and multiple solo shows at Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA. Her work has been critically reviewed by the New York Sun, San Francisco Chronicle, Art in America, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ceramics Art & Perception, Sculpture Magazine and the New York Times. Rosen's work is held in the collections of Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA; The Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA and The Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA.

 

 

Other Events:

 

Crossroads Poetry Reading
October 20

The October poetry reading featured the work of Traci Gourdine and Laura Hohlwein. To listen to the complete reading, please click <here>

 

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Laura (L) and Traci (R) after the reading, posing in front of a work by Annabeth Rosen.

 

Exhibition Sponsored in part by:

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Funded in part by the Sacramento Cultural Arts Award
Program of the Sacramento Community Metropolitan Arts
Commission with support from the City and County of Sacramento.

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Also sponsored in part by

Nina Krebs
Burnett and Mimi Miller

Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers.

 

 

 

 

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Exhibition: August 21-September 16



The Capital Artists’ Studio Tour is the best way to support local artists and to encourage artistic growth in our community, not to mention have a great time!

It is FREE to tour goers and gives our local artists a chance to share their art from the intimate environment of their own studios. Pick up a CAST Guide around town and choose the artists you want to visit.

The Capital Artists’ Studio Tour is an easy way for people to see art where it is made, to buy art directly from the artists, and to experience art in our community.

We are excited that you plan to join host of the tour, the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento (CCAS) and over 150 artists to celebrate the fine arts in Sacramento and tour CAST 2012!

Please click here, www.castsacramento.org, to visit the CAST web site!

Also part of Tour is Open Reel. This year, a congratulations goes to Ann Tracy's Zombie Kickball 2012 for Best Use of Sound and Edgar A. Hilbert's The Medium was the Audience Favorite. It's hard to believe these films were made in 30 days. Special thanks to Sid, her staff and the Crest Theatre for presenting all the films.

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The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento would like to thank the following for making the 2012 Capital Artists’ Studio Tour possible:

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Funded in part by the Sacramento Cultural Arts Award Program of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission with support from the City and County of Sacramento.

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Nina Krebs
Burnett and Mimi Miller
Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers.

 

 

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Curated by Jenny Stark

The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento was pleased to present What Does It Mean to Excel?, an exhibition by Houston-based artist Patrick Phipps curated by Jenny Stark, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Film Coordinator at California State University, Sacramento. Seeking what the artist calls an "authentic experience" unfettered by art industry expectations or self-censorship, Phipps founded the artists collective Sketch Klubb. The artists in Sketch Klubb meet every other Saturday to work in a supportive and unrestrained environment. The conversation and the context of that time together induce the drawings Phipps creates. His ambiguous, figurative "cartoon-like" imagery references pop culture, comics, graffiti, and abstract art.

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Phipps holds a B.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. from the University of Houston.  He has presented his work in numerous exhibitions across the country, including the Lawndale Art Center in Houston; the ArtPace Contemporary Art Foundation in San Antonio, Texas; the Arlington Museum of Art in Arlington, Texas; Colgate University in Hamilton, New York; the International Invitational at Art Chicago; and Scope LA in Los Angeles.

Local artists Melaine Bown and John Conley started a Sacramento based Sketch Klubb- their first meeting was on Second Saturday, July 14. Future meetings will be the first Tuesday of the month at Bows and Arrows on 19th.

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To learn more about the Houston-based Sketch Klubb, please click here.


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Patrick Phipps presented his lecture at CCAS on July 10.
Please click here to hear the complete presentation
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Other Events:

Crossroads Poetry Reading with Shawn Pittard and Danyen Powell- presented July 21.

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Click <here> to listen to the presentation

 

Exhibition Sponsored in part by:

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Funded in part by the Sacramento Cultural Arts Award
Program of the Sacramento Community Metropolitan Arts
Commission with support from the City and County of Sacramento.

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Also sponsored in part by

Nina Krebs
Burnett and Mimi Miller

Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers.

 

 

 

 

 

June 5 - July 1
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curated by Rachel Clarke

The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento pleased The Air Around Us, an exhibition by Chris Fraser curated by Rachel Clarke. Fraser works in installation, photography and video. His work is about searching for a direct experience of the optical environment, exploring the changing qualities of light, shadow, and cast images. He often places the viewer at the axis between object and image, where even the smallest of gestures have aesthetic consequences; as he says, "cold matter knows nothing of the satisfaction of experiencing the world as a living facsimile."

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Kenneth Baker of the San Francisco Chronicle writes of Fraser that he "…silently asserts the availability of meaningful aesthetic experience in the vast peripheral field of the unnoticed." Fraser's work was exhibited last year in Bay Area Now 6 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and at Pro Arts in Oakland. He has an MFA from Mills College and a BA from UC Davis.

To learn more about Chris, please visit his web site: http://chrisfraserstudio.com/

 




View Chris Fraser's lecture. High-speed connection recommended.

*Free to members and students, general admission $5.

Exhibition Sponsored in part by:

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Funded in part by the Sacramento Cultural Arts Award
Program of the Sacramento Community Metropolitan Arts
Commission with support from the City and County of Sacramento.

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Also sponsored in part by

Nina Krebs
Burnett and Mimi Miller

Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers.

 

 

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Design by Marina Sterner.

Body Stories: Sandra Davis and Koo Kyung Sook
curated by Elaine O'Brien.

Second Saturday Opening Reception
April 14 / 6 - 9 pm

Artists Sandra Davis and Koo Kyung Sook use their own bodies with striking objectivity as both inspiration and means for the visual narratives – sensual, conceptual, female and universal – that were on view in the CCAS exhibition Body Stories.  The affecting beauty of the films, collaged stills, installations and prints that made up this show came from the intimacy of the source, the artists’ candid poetics, and their masterly innovations with mixed photographic and print media.

Saturday, April 28 at 3pm: Doug Rice and Stephanie Sauer discussed their collaboration Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist (Copilot Press, 2011). Surrounded by Koo Kyung Sook and Sandra Davis’ Body Stories, author Doug Rice and book artist Stephanie Sauer spoke to the creation of Dream Memoirs, exposing the processes of forming sentences and words and photographs, unstitching genders, and designing a book to be read in myriad ways, including touch.

Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist Discussion
April 28 / 7 pm

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Stephanie Sauer and Doug Rice discussed their colloboration in Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist on April 28 at CCAS <click here to listen to the entire presentation>

Lecture*: Koo Kyung Sook
May 3 / 7-8 pm

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Koo Kyung Sook discussed her work at CCAS on May 3. <click here to listen to her complete presentation>

Lecture*: Sandra Davis
May 5 / 6-7 pm

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Sandra Davis discussed film, her films and images on display at CCAS on May 5. <click here to listen to her complete presentation>

*Free to CCAS members and students; general admission $5. Limited seating.

Exhibition Sponsored in part by:

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Funded in part by the Sacramento Cultural Arts Award
Program of the Sacramento Community Metropolitan Arts
Commission with support from the City and County of Sacramento.

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Also sponsored in part by

Nina Krebs
Burnett and Mimi Miller

Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers.

Other Events:

Crossroads Poetry Reading with Lisa Dominguez Abraham and Susan Kelly-DeWitt

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Susan Kelly-DeWitt and Lisa Dominguez Abraham after their readings on April 21.
<click here to listen to the their complete presentation at CCAS. Please note, this presentation contains strong language>

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Sacramento's Electro-Acoustic Music Collective
Concert and discussion.
Friday, May 4
7:30pm.
Free.

 

 

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February 28 - April 1

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Wei Na, still from Temple, digital film.

Hanging in the Balance:
Ten Emerging Chinese Artists
curated by Qin Jian, Professor, Xiamen University College of Art , China.

Second Saturday Reception
March 9 / 6 - 9 pm

Lecture*: New Art from a New China by Katharine Burnett, Associate Professor of Art History, UC Davis.
March 29 / 7 pm


Film Screening: Project 798: New Art in China (2010)
March 8 / 7 pm
 
 
 

From the Selby Gallery of the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, new Chinese art comes to Sacramento. Hanging in the Balance: Ten Emerging Chinese Artists presents the work of ten young artists, all born in the 1980s and growing up in the radically changed capitalist, globally-connected China: Cao Shumo, Libin Chen, Chen Wei, Jia Zhixing, Jin Jing, Meiya Lin, Ma Wen, Wei Na, Yang Jian, and Zhifei Yang. Most of them earned recent MFAs in multimedia and fine art under the exhibition's curator, Quin Jian, at the Xiamen University of Art in China and at the Sandberg Institute of Amsterdam. They have all held residencies, lived and exhibited in Europe as well as China. Except for Libin Chen, Hanging in the Balance is their first exposure in the United States. The exhibition does not travel after the CCAS showing.

*Free to CCAS members and students; general admission $5. Limited seating.

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Lecture*: New Art from a New China by Katharine Burnett, Associate Professor of Art History, UC Davis.
March 29 / 7 pm

Katharine Burnett
Katharine Burnett, Associate Professor of Art History, UC Davis, presenting New Art for a New China at the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento on March 29. Please <click here> to listen to her entire presentation.
 


Film Screening: Project 798: New Art in China (2010)
March 8 / 7 pm


Film Screening: Project 798: New Art in China (2010) - by popular demand we had a bonus screening! Free.
March 24 / 3 pm


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Also sponsored in part by

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Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers

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Crossroad Poetry Series Audio
If you missed Julia Connor and Victoria Dalkey on the 17th, you can listen to the entire presentation by <clicking here>

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Julia and Victoria (photo by Trina Drotar)

 

 

 

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Portrait of a Photographer.

Time Fugitives
Christopher Taggart
curated by Renny Pritikin

January 10-February 12

 

The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento presented Time Fugitives, an exhibition by Bay Area artist Christopher Taggart curated by Renny Pritikin. Pulling from all facets of his varied and energetic art-making practice, Taggart showed an interrelated group of works in diverse media, scales and approaches. His sculptures, drawings, photo-constructions, machines, and videos draw from often divergent inspirational directions, including natural growth systems, optical illusion, comedy, mass material culture, self-portraiture, information overload, and food.  In Time Fugitives, he continued his exploration of how mundane objects and images behave when their position in time is systematically manipulated, twisted, and multiplied. Exhibition curator Renny Pritikin, director of the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, describes Taggart as "a sculptor of leaping imagination. He begins his enormously labor-intensive projects without certainty where the rules he makes up will ultimately take him." 

Along with a B.S. in Physics from the College Of William And Mary, Taggart holds an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He has presented his work in numerous exhibitions across the country, including the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, the Drawing Center in NY, ACE Gallery in Los Angeles and New York, the California Museum of Photography, the Weisman Museum Of Art at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, the New Orleans Museum Of Art, and the Gallery Of The School Of Art & Design, SUNY Purchase, NY.

Christopher Taggart and Renny Pritikin spoke at CCAS on February 11. Chris discussed and showed slides of some of the work he did not include in the show and described some of his art-making processes in greater detail. Renny asked Chris questions, as did the audience. Afterwards, Chris signed some of the catalogs from the exhibition.

 

During the show's run Chris also took part in CCAS's new education initiative Art Connection, spearheaded by CCAS Education Committee Head Taylor Gutermute. Chris and Taylor spoke with a local art class via video chat and gave them a private tour of the show, as well as the opportunity to ask Chris questions about his work. From there, the students made their own art inspired by their interaction with Chris, and Chris visited their classroom to meet them in person and see the resulting work.


 

 

 

2011 Annual Non-Profit Benefit Exhibition

To benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Participants in the CASA program ages 8-18 joined members of the CCAS Exhibition Committee to make self portraits, both papier mache masks and digital prints. The resulting pieces were exhibited at CCAS for the Annual Non-Profit Benefit Exhibition. The work was for sale and all proceeds benefitted CASA.

 

 

 

2011 Benefit Art Auction

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CCAS would like to thank CBS Outdoor and Clear Channel Outdoor for their generous support.

Also Sponsored in Part By:

Bob & Erin Cook
Glenda and Dustin Corcoran
Ginny and Phil Cunningham
Cassie Gilson and Loren Kaye
Hedy Govenar and Dave Knight
Cheryl and Chris Holben
Kari and Scott MacDonald
Libby and Kevin Sanchez

 

 

September 20-November 18


Malaquias MontoyaVoice for the Voiceless

Voice for the Voiceless was a solo exhibition featuring the work of Malaquias Montoya, one of the founders of the social serigraphy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1960's.  The silkscreen, charcoal and pastel work address three prominent themes: injustice, empowerment and international struggle.  His work is intended to pay homage to and aggrandize those who the artist calls, “Silent and often ignored populace of [the] Chicano, Mexican and Central American working class (along with other disenfranchised) people of the world.” 

The Second Saturday Reception, October 8, included a book signing by the artist and an Aztec blessing by Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh.  The reception began at 6 pm with the blessing.  Montoya signed the newly released biography authored by Terezita Romo, as well as two other publications, PreMediated: Meditations on Capital Punishment and Globalization & War -- The Aftermath.  

Montoya discussed his work and the exhibition in a lecture at CCAS on October 12 at 7pm.

On Friday, November 4 at 7 pm, CCAS hosted Remembering Facundo Cabral: A Dia de Los Muetros Poetry Reading in honor of Facundo Cabral, an Argentine singer of social protest music who was murdered in Guatemala City on July 10, 2011.

Malaquias Montoya is a Professor Emeritus at University of California, Davis where he teaches Chicano Studies and Art, including silkscreening, poster making, and mural painting.

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Limited Edition print available!
Malaquias Montoya, El Sueño.
Silkscreen, 2011.
Edition limited to 40.
$250 / $187.50 members.
All proceeds benefit CCAS.


Exhibition Sponsored in part by:

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This exhibition is sponsored in part by a grant from the
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Ginny and Phil Cunningham,
Marilyn and Phil Isenberg,
Nina Krebs,
Mimi and Burnett Miller,
Skip and Shirley Rosenbloom,
Paulette Trainor, ASID,

Harvey and Lauren Wolkov,
Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers

 

 

 

Open Studio Tour 2011

Capitol Artists' Studio Tour
September 10th / 10 am-4 pm
September 11th / 12-4 pm


We were proud to put on the sixth annual 2011 Capitol Artists' Studio Tour (CAST). More than 150 artists welcomed you to their studios during this self-guided, free tour.

In addition to the Tour, on Thursday, September 8th, the winners of the juried 3-minute film competition Open Reel had their films presented at the Crest Theatre at 1013 K Street. Timothy McHargue's film The Locust won Audience Favorite and Robert Barbarino's film Green Umbrella won Best Use of Color.

The tour featured the work of:

Dave Andre , Quintell Apacanis , Marbo Barnard , Rich Baumhofer , Sandra Beard, Suzanne Bell , Tiffany Berger, Marianne Bland, Alek Bohnak, Brenda Boles, Chris Botta , Elaine Bowers, Adam (Douglas) Bradley, Jenny Briggs , Karen Brooks, Erik Castellanos, Linda Clark Johnson , Cheryll Cochrane , Maren Conrad, Dee Conway, Amanda Cook , Ilah Rose Cookston, Kelly Cordero, Nathan Cordero , Micah Crandall-Bear, Eric Dahlin , Dave DeCamilla , Raphael Delgado , Roma Devanbu, Jose di Gregorio, Julie Diane , Julie Didion, Gary Dinnen, Kim Dinnen , Chris Duccini, Karen Dukes , Steve Duroncelet , Erwo , Dutch Falconi , Richard Faulk , Nathan Feldman , Lisa Fernald-Barker, Pam Findleton, Gioia Fonda , Marc Foster, Lawrence Fox , Ianna Frisby, Pablo Galvan , Shirley Geddes , Linda Gelfman, Laurelin Gilmore, Mathew Glaisyer , Jeffrey Grau , Lin Green , Chelsea Greninger, Taylor Gutermute, Cherie Hacker, Libby Harmor , Gale Hart, Shirley Hazlett, Dwight Head , Natalie Head, Todd Head, Shelby Heinzer, Judd Hertzler, David Hodapp , Jan Hollis , Ryan de la Hoz, Interval Press , Karen Irish , Judy "JJ" Jacobs, Diana Jahns, Maggie Jimenez, Florence M. Jones , Michael Misha Kennedy, Renee Ketchum , Ross Khalsa , Linda Klieman , Zbigniew Kozikowski, Lisa Kreuziger, Laureen Landau , Mariellen Layne, Tracy Lewis, David Lobenberg, Barbetta Lockart, Brenda Louie, Lisa Marasso , Patrick Marasso, Margaret Woodcock, Kathy Martinson , Yelena Martynovskaya, Mehran Mesbah, Troy Mighty , Patricia Mills, Liv Moe, Judith Monroe, Anthony Montanino, Marjorie Morbitzer, Mollie Morrison , Janice Nakashima, Cherilyn Naughton, Christine Olmsted , Chuck Owens , Patris, Andrew Patterson-Tutschka, Deborah Pittman , Dianne Poinski, Gayle Rappaport-Weiland, Robert Ray, Janet Regan, Maurizio Rivera , John Sanchez, Donald Satterlee, Marsha Schindler, Merle Axelrad Serlin, Richard Sigl , Susan Silvester, Sarah Solis Mattson, Janelle Sonoda , Scott Soriano , Kim Squaglia, Tawnia Starr-Contreras , Jenny Stepp , Carlo Stowers , Lawrence Sullivan , Glen Takai , Tricia Talle, John Tarahteeff , Bob Thompson , Linda Tiefenthaler , Steve Tiller, Leslie Toms, Melissa Anne Tregilgas , Kevin Trivedi , Sam Tubiolo , Camille Vandenberg , Peter Vandenberg , Anthony VanHook , Sandra VanHook , Mario Vargas , Salvatore Victor, Rebecca Warren , Sandy Whetstone, Marcelle Wiggins, Emily Wilson , Randy Won , Lisa Young, Jiayi Young, Janice Zacharias

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CCAS would like to thank CBS Outdoor and Clear Channel Outdoor for their generous support.

Also Sponsored in Part By:

Bob & Erin Cook
Glenda and Dustin Corcoran
Ginny and Phil Cunningham
Cassie Gilson and Loren Kaye
Hedy Govenar and Dave Knight
Cheryl and Chris Holben
Kari and Scott MacDonald
Libby and Kevin Sanchez

 

July 26 - August 21
Made in the Pacific

Dean De Cocker

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Made in California. 2011.

De Cocker presented a dual exhibit for The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, comprising his sculptural objects, and his collection of faithfully restored BMX bikes in the exhibition, Made in the Pacific. From the juxtaposition, viewers observed the artistic influences that De Cocker derives from popular culture, and the manufactured objects of his childhood.

Dean De Cocker's work is part of a continuing series, Blue Jackets Return. De Cocker transforms flat, two-dimensional surfaces into three-dimensional objects via techniques of aircraft construction, whereby fabricated objects of inner structures and outer coverings create volumetric enclosures. He derives much of his inspiration from everyday objects such as mailboxes, aircraft, wings, propellers, heavy machinery, and architectural works. Recently, his interest in race car fabrication and collecting vintage BMX bicycles from the 1970s has led to subtle changes in form and color.

De Cocker is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at California State University, Stanislaus. Recent solo exhibitions include High Tide at Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA in 2008 and Return to Pearl at 643 A Project Space, Ventura, CA in 2008. Recent group exhibitions include Lust for Machines (Dean De Cocker and Matt Furmanski) at Santa Ana College Main Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA in 2009. His work is in numerous collections including the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna, CA and Merrill Lynch, Sacramento, CA.

Dean De Cocker lecture
August 11



<Click here to hear Dean's lecture>

 

 

June 11 - July 17
Non Solo

 

To learn more about the Non Solo exhibition, please visit their web site by clicking <here> or read their blog, <please click here>.

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Non Solo artist group, Merch Table installation, 2011.

Featuring: Margaret Coleman, Stephen Eakin, Heather Elizabeth Garland, Jason Gaspar, Lacey Pripic Hedtke, William Hempel, Anna Marie Shogren and Bonnie Kay Whitfield.

The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento presented Non Solo, a group exhibition of 2-D and 3-D works in various media in an exhibition from April 5 to July . The eight young artists whose individual and collaborative artwork is on view are based in New York, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia.

Non Solo is a show the artists have taken on the road, traveling together in a van like a rock band on tour. The art travels with them, much of it in progress – in recombination and otherwise morphing – as Non Solo tours among scheduled art venues and interacts with specific spaces and audiences around the U.S.

Be prepared for surprises when Non Solo comes to CCAS, but some things we can expect. The exhibition opens with a public conversation among the artists. We can also expect to see their Merch Table: an installation-as-gallery of cheaply-priced art objects, clothes, handmade books, zines and other 'merchandise' offered to the public much like a band on tour sells paraphernalia like t-shirts and stickers. The Merch Table appears at all Non Solo venues. At once a fundraising tool and an artwork, it is accompanied by an assemblage video work made from clips of the Non Solo artists interacting.

Another collaborative work on view is an interactive still life sculpture project that viewers rearrange during the exhibition. A satellite installation is the van the group tours in, presented as an artwork and exhibition space.

Stream a lecture among the artists moderated by Elaine O'Brien on June 11, please click <here>

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This exhibition is sponsored in part by a
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Ginny and Phil Cunningham,
Marilyn and Phil Isenberg,
Nina Krebs,
Mimi and Burnett Miller,
Skip and Shirley Rosenbloom,
Paulette Trainor, ASID,

Harvey and Lauren Wolkov,
Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers

 

 

April 5 - May 15

Gay Outlaw: The Velocity of Ideas

 

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CamoCube (red).

Primarily regarded as a conceptual sculptor with a growing national reputation, Gay Outlaw works as an investigator of physicality, perception, memory, and materials. Her work revolves around combining inherent contradictions: Sculptures that seem to be constructed of voids; Photographs of false surfaces transformed into solid objects; Images of holes, reversed, and cast in bronze and glass.

For her show at CCAS, Outlaw will present a variety of studio works that continue and document these investigations, and will include many pieces shown for the first time. Mirroring her studio environment, the exhibition will include sculptures in a variety of media, including blown glass, cast bronze, cast and constructed paper, felt and wood. Although disparate in materials, the works are alive with visual connections. The shape of a cast shadow in one piece is transformed into a three-dimensional structure in another, and a wave cast in paper is mirrored in a small bronze, which in turn is perforated by a grid of holes echoing several other pieces. Each piece addresses the flow of the creative process, and the visual associations and internal dialogues reveal that this process of constant development is the actual subject of her work.

 

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Gay Outlaw has had one-person shows at the Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, and Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco. She has been included in exhibitions in New York, Tel Aviv, Isreal, Leipzig, Germany, and Pusan, Korea. She was awarded the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Award by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1996.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor San Francisco, the di Rosa Preserve, Napa, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Gay Outlaw: The Velocity of Ideas


Excerpt from a conversation between Gay Outlaw and exhibition curator, Chris Daubert.
Run-time, approximately 30 minutes.


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Gay Outlaw: The Velocity of Ideas

Highlights from the exhibition.

Excerpt of the exhibition catalog.

 

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Marilyn and Phil Isenberg,
Nina Krebs,
Mimi and Burnett Miller,
Skip and Shirley Rosenbloom,
Paulette Trainor, ASID,

Harvey and Lauren Wolkov,
Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers

 

 

February 22 - March 20

Signs

Signs featured the work of Aptos, California-based artist Enid Baxter Blader. The exhibition included her paintings and her short film, THE ORD, which documents the de-commissioned Fort Ord Army Base.

A pile of bloody birds lying on the ground, a crooked rainbow formed over a burnt landscape and cows making their way through a flood are other subjects found in Blader's paintings. There is no rationale for optimism and no proof that things will get better. Yet, there is a hopeful surging forward, a "cutting against the grain" in the face of uncertainty. Sense of place is central in much of Blader's work, as is an emphasis on the connection of opposites.

A filmmaker, musician and painter, Blader's work has been exhibited internationally and nationally including at the Smithsonian, Sundance, and as part of the Getty Museum's retrospective of California Video, 1960-present. Blader is the chair of Teledramatic Arts at CSU Monterey Bay.

Enid Baxter Blader Lecture (March 12, 2011)
Please click here to hear Enid's lecture (8.83meg download).

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Highlights from Enid's lecture at CCAS (please click to view).



Please click above to view the exhibition.

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Nina Krebs,
Mimi and Burnett Miller,
Skip and Shirley Rosenbloom,
James H. Smith,
Paulette Trainor, ASID,

Harvey and Lauren Wolkov,
Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers

 

January 6 - February 13

Light Matters

A two-person exhibition of photography and video by Christina Seely and Gretchen Skogerson. Both artists take the artificial light of the night time urban environment as a primary inspiration for their projects. Christina Seely's LUX, a large-scale photo series, features night time photographs of cities in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. Her beautiful and haunting representations of these cities brings us an awareness that this illumination comes at a high cost to our environment and urges us to reconsider the way of living that contemporary society has created. Gretchen Skogerson's Drive Thru, is a single channel high-definition video that looks at the impact of natural disaster on the man-made environment. Drive Thru presents night time views of shattered illuminated commercial signage from the aftermath of 2004's Hurricane Ivan in Miami.

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Christina Seely.



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Christina Seely discussing her work and projects at CCAS the evening of January 13th (Photo: M. Moscoso).

Click here to listen to her complete lecture (MP3/6.4 MB download. Recording: P. Cunningham).


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Gretchen Skogerson responding to questions about her work at CCAS February 10th.

To listen to Gretchen's lecture, please click here (MP3/8.93 MB download).

Or view Gretchen on YouTube:

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Marilyn and Phil Isenberg,
Nina Krebs,
Mimi and Burnett Miller,
Skip and Shirley Rosenbloom,
James H. Smith,
Paulette Trainor, ASID,

Harvey and Lauren Wolkov,
Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers


 

December 9 - December 24

 

A través de mis ojos
(Through My Eyes)


Perfect for family viewing, the Center's 2010 holiday benefit show, A través de mis ojos (Through My Eyes) feature photographs taken by migrant children of their families and friends, places where they live and play, and religious icons and celebrations in their households and/or community. Viewers saw the world of children – who and what delights them - through their own eyes.

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Most of the children in the exhibit participated in a six-week photography class facilitated by Neil Hollander and Dr. Natalia Deeb-Sosa. The goals of the class were for children to learn the mechanics of taking photos using 35 mm cameras, developing and printing in a dark room, as well as to document, through photography, their experiences as children of migrant agricultural workers.

Proceeds from the exhibit will be used to set up a permanent darkroom for migrant children and their families at the Yolo Family Resource Center in Woodland, California.

Aztec blessing dance at Second Saturday, December 11.

 

Exhibition Sponsored in part by:

The Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation

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Also sponsored in part by

Cheryl and Chris Holben,
Ginny and Phil Cunningham,
Scott and Kari MacDonald,
Loren Kaye and Cassie Gilson,
Marilyn and Phil Isenberg,
Nina Krebs,
Mimi and Burnett Miller,
Skip and Shirley Rosenbloom,
James H. Smith,
Paulette Trainor, ASID,

Harvey and Lauren Wolkov,
Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers

 

 

November 6 - November 20 / Benefit Art Auction November 20

 

2010 Benefit Art Auction

 

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The 2010 Benefit Art Auction is the primary fundraiser for the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento. It features the work of 115 artists, primarily from the greater Sacramento region. The auction is a combination of live and silent- this year the auctioneer will be David Sobon.

The auction featured the work of :
Susan Adan, Deladier Almeida, Phil Amrhein, Lisa Fernald Barker, Sandra Beard, Joy Bertinuson, Brenda Boles, Elaine Bowers, Randy Brennan, Karen Brooks, Dotty Means Brown, Justin Isaac Buell, James Cameron, Mari Carboni, Danny Cardenas, Marcia Cary, Ruth Coelho, Olivia Coelho, Maren Conrad, Michelle Cordova, Julia Couzens, Carolyn Cozad Markis, Charles Cunningham, Eric Dahlin, Roma Devanbu, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Michael Kelly-DeWitt, Chris Duccini, Linda Fitz Gibbon, Ianna Frisby, Boyd Gavin, Richard Gilles, Bud Gordon, Nancy Gotthart, Shane Grammer, Anne Gregory, Therese Gruszka, Taylor Gutermute, Ruth Hall, Libby Harmor, Gale Hart, Maridee Hays, Shirley Hazlett, Christine Hodgins, Jodie Hooker, Sheila Mun Jacobs, Diana Jahns, Maggie Jimenez, Lorrie Kempf, Mary Kercher, Zbigniew Richard Kozikowski, Lisa Kreuziger, Laureen Landau, Dixie Laws, Paula Lloyd, David Lobenberg, Barbetta Lockart, Heather Marshall, Jane Mikacich, Joan Moment, Judith Monroe, Marjorie Morbitzer, Miriam Morris, Mollie Morrison, Mariana Moscoso, Ann Mueller, Jeff Musser, Ron Musser, Janice Nakashima, Cherilyn Naughton, Lisa Neal, Susan Orr, Robert Ray, Cristo Reynen, Ann Robinson, David Roth, Alejandro Rubio, John Sanchez, Susan J. Silvester, Craig N. Smith, Mel Smothers, Brent Spaulding, Daphne Stammer, Peter Stegall, Bob Thompson, Ann Tracy, Peter VandenBerge, Camille VandenBerge, Jesse Vasquez, Salvatore Victor, Gerald Walburg, John Weber, Peter Weight, Gayle Rappaport-Weiland, Marcelle Wiggins, Laurie Winthers, Patricia Wood, Margaret Woodcock and Vera Ximenes.

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Cheryl and Chris Holben,
Ginny and Phil Cunningham,
Scott and Kari MacDonald,
Loren Kaye and Cassie Gilson,
Marilyn and Phil Isenberg,
Nina Krebs,
Mimi and Burnett Miller,
Skip and Shirley Rosenbloom,
James H. Smith,
Paulette Trainor, ASID,

Harvey and Lauren Wolkov,
Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers

 

 

September 23 - October 24
The Church Series
A Project by Fred Dalkey


The church takes up the corner of 23rd and K in downtown Sacramento.  Painted white and stripped of any religious insignia, the large, solid stucco building is still clearly identifiable as to its previous use.  The inside is much the same.  The great hall, with its eighteen-foot ceiling, is thirty by forty feet, with a raised stage and proscenium at the north end.  The tall, narrow, frosted windows reach almost to the ceiling, bathing the hall, and the air inside the hall, with pearlescent light.  This room, like the outside of the building, has been cleansed of ornament.  All of the furniture has been removed, and the entire floor is covered with neutral grey carpet.  White paint covers the walls and ceiling, further reflecting the constant interior light.

Fred Dalkey has been sitting in the chair facing the window and table and the two small vases and has been making paintings for the greater part of the year.  He often arrives at the church in the late morning when the light entering the east-facing window is its most intense, and paints as the sun moves up and over the roof.  The frosted window obscures any view from outside, and softens the transition of the light as it changes through the morning and into the afternoon.  But to say that he has been painting the vases, or even the light flooding over the vases would not be quite accurate.


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Interior of the church at the corner of
23rd and K Streets, Sacramento, circa July 2004.
Photo: C. Daubert.

They are more than paintings of two vases; they are an attempt to capture the flowing quality of sight itself.  Each one of these scenes is the record of a specific optical occurrence.  It is as if the church on K Street was designed as an optical laboratory with its high white walls and infused bright light to afford an ideal environment for this intensified observation.  The energized brushwork utilized to capture the light as it surrounded the model in the figure paintings is now used to identify the fleeting essence of color at a precise moment.  Using the nominal subject of the vases, painted over the course of a year, Dalkey has been able to concentrate his attention on the perceived surface of vision.

Above excerpts from the essay, The Church Series- A Project by Fred Dalkey by C. Daubert. 2010.

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Fred Dalkey. Untitled. 2004.


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Click on Fred's image to hear lecture (MP3 format / 8.1 megs).


On October 7, Fred gave a presentation about this work at CCAS.

This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Paul Lebaron Thiebaud.

Sponsored in part by:


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Cheryl and Chris Holben,
Ginny and Phil Cunningham,
Scott and Kari MacDonald,
Loren Kaye and Cassie Gilson

 

 

September 3 - September 12



As part of the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento's Capitol Artists' Studio Tour, CCAS hosted an exhibition which previewed work by my most of the over 80 artists participating on the Tour.

Participating
Tour Artist:
Suzanne Bell, Joy Bertinuson, Dana Bilello-Barrow, Erin Billingsley, Elaine Bowers,Brenda Boles, Brickhouse Gallery, Karen Brooks, Mary Carboni ,Allison Carlos, Erik Castellanos, Ruth Coelho,Maren Conrad , Lynne Cunningham, Andy Cunningham, Eric Dahlin,Roma Devanbu, Jose Luis Di Gregorio, Julie Didion,Gary Dinnen, Karen Dukes, Erwo, Pam Findleton, Gioia Fonda, Lawrence Fox, Ianna Frisby,Hallie Jean Funk, Linda Gelfman,Anne Gregory, Taylor Gutermute, Libby Harmor,Gale Hart,Shirley Hazlett, David Hodapp, JJ Jacobs,Diana Jahns,Maggie Jimenez, Mary Kercher, Marsha Mobley Kilian, Linda Klieman,Zbigniew Richard Kozikowski,Tracy Lewis,Barbetta Lockart, Brenda Louie, Pat Mahony, Lisa Marasso, Patrick Marasso, Yelena Martynovskaya,Dianne Mattar, Suzanne McClelland,Jane Mikacich, Liv Moe,Judith Monroe, Marjorie Morbitzer,Mollie Morrison, Ann Mueller, Jeff Musser, Christina Pate, Patris,Andrew Patterson-Tutschka, Dianne Poinski, Natana Prudhomme, Robert Ray,John Sanchez, Danny Scheible,Merle Axelrad Serlin, Sarah Solis Mattson, Scott Soriano,Brent Spaulding, Youngsuk Suh, Glenn Takai, Bob Thompson, Linda Tiefenthaler,Ann Tracy, Sam Tubiolo,Salvatore Victor, Peter Weight, Sandy Whetstone, Laurie Winthers, Margaret Woodcock,Vera Ximenes, Jiayi Young and Shih-Wen Young
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Capitol Artists Studio Tour_2010 from
Bearson Video Works
on Vimeo.


CCAS would like the thank Adam Bearson for the tremendous job he did producing the Captol Artists' Studio Tour 2010 video.

Sponsored in part by:

With support from the Crocker
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Also sponsored in part with the gracious support from Style Media Group; Clear Channel Radio and Clear Channel Outdoor.

Cheryl and Chris Holben,
Ginny and Phil Cunningham,
Scott and Kari MacDonald,
Loren Kaye and Cassie Gilson

 

 

August 20 - August 21

Mikko Lautamo

On the evenings of August 20th & 21st from 8 - 10 pm, new media artist Mikko Lautamo projected Constellation, a programmatic animation through CCAS' front window. Lautamo employed user input and computer code to produce networks of nodes akin to both stars and neurons. The live and continuous image evolved through the interplay of growth and decay.

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Mikko Lautamo. Constellation (still). 2010.

To see more of Mikko's work, please see http://webpages.csus.edu/~mwl22/

 

 

July 10 - August 15

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Guest Curator Tatiana Reinoza Perkins, University of Texas, Austin

The exhibition featured: John Driesbach, emeritus Sac State lithographer, in conjunction with thirty six other artists from across the United States, produced Merely Mammalian Magnetism, a droll portfolio of refrigerator magnets printed by Fleet Graphics of Dayton, Ohio.  The Denver-based Quintin Gonzalez depicted fictional characters that infuse Chicano iconography, video game graphics, and comic book imagery through digital printing. Director of UC Davis’ Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, Carlos Francisco Jackson created socially engaged prints by digitally manipulating historical photographs. Using the language of cartography, the New York-based Nicola López rendered human-built landscapes while working with media that highlight the artist’s hand. A celebrated photographer of endangered species, the San Francisco-based Susan Middleton teamed up with Crown Point press to produce a series of true full-color photogravures. Brazilian-born and New York-based conceptual artist Vik Muniz produced optical illusions that encourage the process of discovery and question our belief in science. Stop animation videos based on the process of printmaking is the work of the Indonesian art collective Tromarama.

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Quintin Gonzalez. What He Saw.

The Preview Party - Contemporary cocktails and conversation featured a discussion with Tatina Reinoza Perkins, Quintin Gonzalez and Carlos Jackson
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(L-R) Quintin Gonzalez,
Carlos Jackson and
Tatiana Reinoza Perkins (July 9).

Click here to listen
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May 27 - June 27

WILDFIRES by youngsuk suh

Youngsuk Suh’s work is visually stunning. In the Wildfire series, where many of his ideas about the cultural construction of landscape and our contemporary anxieties coalesce – the eerie quality of the smoke and its effects on the muting of colors, the enclosing and expanding of spaces within the image, and the creation of atmospheric lighting effects – are masterfully handled.

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Youngsuk Suh. Coffee. 36"x46".
Archival print on rag paper.


Young’s photographic series are subtle and complex explorations of both physical and psychological terrain. His images reference historic landscape traditions in both painting and photography, yet it is the manufactured and controlled aspects of the apparently natural environment that is Young’s focus. He presents us with scenes of conflict: his photographic vistas reference the breathtaking wide-open landscapes that we are familiar with from modernist photography and California landscape painting –the view of nature as eternal and beautiful. Our cultural ideals about wilderness and desire for unbounded nature are projected onto this imagery. Yet he subverts this first-read by presenting a scene that at once speaks of these ideals, and yet simultaneously unravels them. In the Wildfire series the landscape is engulfed in smoke, which encloses the open space and creates a sense of claustrophobia. The presence of firemen, the scarred earth, and the unsettling images of seemingly oblivious tourists continuing to enjoy their vacations while shrouded in smoke problematize our desires and expectations about the landscape. They remind us that the culturally idealized construction of nature we feel comfortable with may be very far from the managed, contained and compromised nature we have created.

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California State Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (left)
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March 4 - May 16

In Public : Designing Art for the Sacramento International Airport

The complexities behind the largest public art project in Sacramento’s history unfold in an illuminating exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento. In Public: Designing Art for the Sacramento International Airport tracks the review and design process of 11 artists’ proposals commissioned for the new terminal at Sacramento International Airport. The common element that laces all the work together is that the artists have brought the outside – the Sacramento environs - into the building. Opening March 4, 2010, the exhibition examines how the artists were influenced by public process, practical and theoretical issues, building design principals and the site’s environment. The exhibition includes illustrations of the commissioned artists’ rejected and approved designs, material samples and demonstrations of video and sound that accompany the proposed projects.

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Proposal for Mosaic Floor, Sacramento
International Airport - Big Building,
by Suzanne Adan

Featuring the work of: Donald Lipski, Mildred Howard, Joan Moment, Lawrence Argent, Suzanne Adan, Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertleson, Camille Utterback, Ned Kahn, Christian Moeller, and Lynn Criswell.

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Design for the Ticket Hall, by Lawrence Argent.
Rendering courtesy of Corgan MediaLab, LLC

The Panel Experience- Discussion featuring panelists from the Sacramento International Airport Artist Selection Process (presented March 16, 2010)
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New Media In Public - Presentation featuring Camille Utterback (presented April 7, 2010).

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January 7 - February 14

Improbable Mends
Darrin Martin


Darrin Martin explores the fractures inherent within visual and verbal communication and the slippage that occurs as the rhythms of life fall in and out of sync.  Improbable Mends consists of a video installation along with several sculpture, sound and print works that focus on the rupture or breakdown of materials, images and objects followed by their unlikely and transformative reconstitution. Martin’s recent artistic endeavors have focused primarily on these concerns in relevance to his own hearing loss and the technologies used to compensate, measure and augment his various perceptions. Improbable Mends broadens this inquiry as the work moves between responding to wounds of a personal nature to abrasions on a larger social sphere. Through a variety of materials and their alterations, the work asks how can injury become a meaningful opportunity and how does miscommunication become its own poetic experience.  In recent years, Martin has primarily exhibited screen-based video artworks that have shown extensively both nationally and abroad, most recently, at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, European Media Arts Festival in Germany, and Impakt Festival in the Netherlands.  In 2009, he toured his solo and collaborative video works throughout the United States visiting over a dozen cities. He teaches in the Studio Arts Department at UC Davis.

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November 12 - 21

Benefit Art Auction Preview and Auction (November 21)

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The 2009 Benefit Art Auction was dedicated to the memory of Jean Runyon. CCAS' Board of Directors, volunteers and staff extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jean Runyon as well as staff of Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn. She was a friend and will be greatly missed.

The auction featured work by: Phil Amrhein, Omar Thor Arason, Mary Carol Baird, Lisa Barker, Sandra Beard, Karen Bearson, Gregory Berger, Lou Bermingham, Joy Bertinuson, Donna Billick, Mark Bowles, Milton Bowens, Elaine Bowers, Brenda Bowles, Karen Brooks, Dotty Brown, James Cameron, Marcia Cary, Erik Castellanos, Mary Chan, Melissa Chandon, Alma Chaney, Rachel Clarke, Erika Clayton, Ruth Coelho, Michelle Cordova, Julia Couzens, Carolyn Cozad, Andy Cunningham, Eric Dahlin, Julie Diane,
Helen DiCarlo, Gary Dinnen, Fernando Duarte, Kurt Fishback, Linda Fitz Gibbon, Gioia Fonda, Darrel Forney, Ianna Frisby, Boyd Gavin, Linda Gelfman, Richard Gilles, Robin Giustina, Zach Gordon, Nancy Gottart, Anne Gregory, Taylor Gutermute, Cherie Hacker, Karen Hamilton, Libby Harmor, Gale Hart,
Maridee Hays, Shirley Hazlett, Dwight Head, Christine Hodgins, Terry Hollowell, Jodie Hooker, Maggie Jimenez, Susan Keizer, Michael Kelly-DeWitt, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Lori Kempf, Mary Kercher, Lisa Kreuziger, Dixie Laws, SK Lindsey, Paula Lloyd, David Lobenberg, Barbetta Lockart, Brenda Louie,
Colleen Maloney, Darrin Martin, Yelena Martynovskaya, Liv Moe, Joan Moment, Judith Monroe, Marjorie Morbitzer, Miriam Morris, Mariana Moscoso, Ann Mueller, Ron Musser, Jeff Musser, Cherilyn Naughton, Lisa Neal, Susan Orr, Ron Peetz, Diane Poinski, David Post, Gayle Rappaprot-Weiland, Robert Ray, Cassandra Reeves, Christo John Reynen, David Roth, Alejandro Rubio, Danny Scheible, Craig Smith, Mel Smothers, Sarah Solis Mattson, Daphne Stammer, Michael Stevens, John Terahteeff, Bob Thompson, Leslie Toms, Ann Tracy, Sam Tubiolo, Pamela Tuohy-Novinsky, Garr Ugalde, Camille VandenBerge, Peter VandenBerge, Salvatore Victor, Peter Weight, Gina Werfel,
David White, Marcelle Wiggins, Farrar Wilson, Maria Winkler, Laurie Winthers, Patricia Wood, Brandy Worsford, Vera Ximenes, Jiayi Young and Shih-Wen Young.
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October 1 - November 1

Filling the Void
New works by Omar Thor Arason

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The Separation of Perception and Intent.
Omar Thor Arason. Oil on canvas. 68.5" x 83.25". 2009.

The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, is pleased to present Filling the Void, an exhibition of new works by Omar Thor Arason. The paintings range from large-scale works on canvas to smaller, more intimate works on wood panels.

For the last several years Arason has explored the relevance of mythological ideas in a contemporary context. Using classical and popular myths as a departure point, coupled with the writings of Carl Jung on mythology, Arason sought to shed light on some of the issues that arise in mythological studies; such as the value of knowing truth, the purpose of faith and belief, and the innate human need for answers to existential questions.

Painting is an exceptional vehicle for dealing with the mythological since it parallels myths in such a powerful way; both draw their real power from the beholder’s faith in their value. Without faith, both myths and paintings become impotent – stories and pictures that offer mere entertainment.

The paintings are made under the assumption that, as humans, we suffer from an intrinsic void - an emptiness that we strive to fill by any means available to us; by accumulating material goods, establishing meaningful personal relationships, or seeking solace in religion.
The paintings are not pictorial representations of known myths, but rather explorations of mythological ideas through the creation of a synthetic world where characters encounter situations of great personal significance. Within the paintings, the characters witness, orchestrate or engage in the unlikely events that are occurring around them; events which can be viewed as external or internal to the characters. Ultimately, the paintings are intended to allow a glimpse into a world where possibilities are nearly limitless, and while the experience may not fill the void, it may at the very least offer a temporary distraction.

Arason has been an active member of the Sacramento art community for the past five years. He received an MA in Studio Art from CSU Sacramento in 2007. He lives and works in Sacramento, where he is currently an artist in residence at The Verge Gallery and Studio Project.

Omar Thor Arason presented a lecture on October 8.

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August 21 - September 13

2009 Capitol Artists' Studio Tour

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Work from more than 70 of the participating artists on the Tour was on display at the CCAS. The work was arranged based on the location of the studios and keyed to the Tour map.

The Tour featured: Omar Thor Arason, Lisa F. Barker , Karen Bearson , Dana Bilello-Barrow, Randy Blasquez, Brenda Boles , Elaine Bowers, Karen Brooks , Justin Buell, Allison Carlos , Erik Castellanos, Erica Clayton, Ruth Coelho, Carolyn Cozad , Andy Cunningham , Julie Didion,Karen Dukes , Genelle Dwyer, George Ettenheim, Gioia Fonda,Jacob Fossum , Larry Fox , Ianna Nova Frisby , Linda Gelfman,Anne Gregory , Taylor Gutemute, Cherie Hacker, Karen Hamilton, Libby Harmor,Gale Hart, Shirley Hazlett, Kristen Hoard, David Hodapp, Christine Hodgins,Karen Eiko Horiuchi, Michael Misha Kennedy, Mary Kercher, Michael King, Linda Klieman, Mark Lanning,SK Lindsey, Barbetta Lockart, Monica Lunardi, Michelle MacKenzie,Lisa Marasso , Patrick Marasso , Yelena Martynovskaya,Dianne Mattar, Rachel Miller,Liv Moe, Judith Monroe, Marjorie Morbitzer, Mollie Morrison , Mariana Moscoso , Ann Mueller,Jeff Musser , Natasha Nelson, Susan Orr, Christina Pate, Andrew Patterson-Tutschka ,Patris, Dianne Poinski, Natana Prudhomme, Robert Jean Ray,Angela Ridgway, Natalie Rishe, Don Satterlee, Marsha Schindler,Kim Scott,Merle Axelrad Serlin, S.S. Solis, Brent Spaulding, Peter Stegall,Glenn Takai, Tricia Talle, Bob Thompson, Rik Tilson, Pauline Tolman, David Tracy, Sam Tubiolo, Garr Ugalde, Salvatore Victor, Peter Weight, Sandy Whetstone, Sheung Hei Wong, Margaret Woodcock, Lori L. Wylie,Vera Ximenes , Jiayi Young ,Shih-Wen Young and Jan Zacharias.


Purchase your 2009 CAST Catalog

This year, CCAS is proud to make available a catalog featuring work by many of the artists participating in the Tour. The catalog is $25 (plus CA tax). Please contact the museum for further details.

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The "Art" of Engagement: Connecting with Artists on Their Home Turf- a panel discussion with Gioia Fonda, Ianna Frisby, Cheryl Holben and Mariana Moscoso September 10 / audio to be added.

 

Capital Public Radio- Insight

Capital Public Radio's Insight program on September 11 with host Jeffrey Callison interviews Cheryl Holben (Chair of the CAST Committee), Liv Moe (CAST artist) and Omar Arason (CAST artists). To hear the interview, which starts at about 35 minutes into the program please click <here>.

 

In Memory of Laureen Landau

The Board, volunteers and staff of the CCAS were sadden to learn of the passing of our friend, supporter, and fellow artist Laureen Landau. The 2009 Capitol Artists' Studio Tour has been dedicated to her memory.

 

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CCAS would like to thank Clear Channel Radio and Clear Channel Outdoor for their generous support.

CCAS would like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make the 2009 CAST possible:

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July 9 - August 9

Fantasy is a Place Where It Rains
New works by Ricardo Rivera

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Untitled. Ricardo Rivera. 2009.

We live in a sea of information: The Internet and the 24-hour news cycle have dissolved national and international boundaries. We have friends with whom we communicate who we have never met, living in countries we have never visited. We wake up, if we sleep at all, with new messages waiting on our phones, on our computers. Anything we want to know or want to see is available to us, falling like mythical droplets from God.

Ricardo Rivera will present a series of activated digital sculptures that address and embody our new world. Images seen on whirling monitors seem to float in the very air through which they traveled. Scenes with shattered and forgotten images cast by a projector dissolving into time and space fall into a constructed Einsteinian Black Hole. Other pictures, other projections, break apart the old mode of linear thought, presenting an appreciation and critique of the constant present that has a density of experience and a sense of infinite possibilities that can only be ordered or even created by the imagination of the participating viewer.

Raised in Courtland, CA, Ricardo Rivera studied at the San Francisco Art Institute earning a BFA in interdisciplinary art and an MFA in sculpture. Rivera has realized works in various locations from San Francisco to Sierre, Switzerland. He has collaborated with Swiss percussionist Christophe Fellay, Swiss artist Georges Pfruender, choreographer Joanna Haigood, Macarthur genius award recipient Walter Kitundu, and South African artist Donna Kukama.

Ricardo Rivers presented a lecture July 9/ audio to be added.

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May 7 - June 14

The Conundrum of Abundance
Chester Arnold / Scott Green / Julie Heffernan

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Things Being What They Are. Chester Arnold.
72"x84". Oil on linen. 2007.
Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Arnold, Greene and Heffernan all share an affinity for abundance in their paintings. While the imagery differs, the works share a pre or post-apocalyptical narrative that simultaneously embraces this abundance, and questions it. Chester Arnold’s paintings of stacked or strewn objects most directly relate to an acknowledgment of, and perhaps an infatuation with, ordinary objects; with those things in our lives that we acquire, use and/or abuse, and eventually discard (or allow to remain) when their usefulness has diminished. Scott Greene’s images, which include paintings of impossibly dense piles of satellite dishes, confront the viewer with a visual representation of our communication obsession, reminding us that Big Brother is indeed watching, while begging the question “How much is too much?” Julie Heffernan’s candy-coated palette of miniature vignettes reveal personal dramas that reference everything from history painting, to mythology, to kitsch. Ultimately, the riddle presented by the work of these three artists in the Conundrum of Abundance is one that the viewer must solve.

Catharine Clark presented a lecture May 21/ audio to be added.

Chester Arnold presented a lecture June 11/ audio to be added.

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March 7 - April 11

Divergent Timing
Terry Berlier


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9"x9". Digital print on paper, burned, carbon paper. Photo by Berlier.

Divergent Timing, was an installation of sculptural and sound works, in addition to video and drawing, by artist Terry Berlier.

Terry Berlier earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Davis, in 2003, and since that time she has participated in numerous group exhibitions, throughout California including Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In addition, she has shown her work throughout the United States, with solo exhibitions in California and Ohio. She has also participated in important group exhibits internationally in Australia (a collaborative project with composer Luciano Chessa), Italy and Spain, including the “Wandering Library” Project at the Venice Biennale in 2003.

Berlier is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and scholarships, including a residency in Barcelona, Spain. She has taught at several colleges and universities in California including the California College of Arts, Sierra College, and the University of California at Davis, and at Santa Cruz. Berlier is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Stanford University.

Berlier’s recent body of work mines deep into the memory of time and the history that is preserved in the natural environment surrounding us. These clues reveal quasi-cyclical patterns of the past and remind us at the same time to question how we might use that evidence to move forward. Her work seeks to dissect and map time to expose and manipulate our understanding of cultural and environmental histories. These are spatially configured through interactions with sculpture, sound, video, installation and drawings. Found materials, vernacular and modern technologies, and detritus from everyday life are subverted. She questions how innovations are changing the way we perceive and interact with the world and whether we are coming closer to or farther from understanding each other and the world around us.

Terry Berlier presented a lecture March 12/ audio to be added.

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January 8 - February 22, 2009

Duet: The Art of Khalil Chishtee and Ruby Chishti

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Khalil Chishtee and Ruby Chishti are established international artists. Husband and wife, Pakistani émigrés to Sacramento now living in the Bay Area, they have shown individually and in group shows regionally and worldwide, including venues in Pakistan, India, Egypt, Europe, the UK, India, Dubai, and the US. Duet is their first two-person exhibition.

Duet continues their previous practices as artists but integrates them into a unique visual dialogue: “a song of life sung together,” Ruby Chishti explains; “that is why it is called “Duet.” Echoing the events of their lives, Duet employs the artists’ signature media and processes. For Khalil Chishtee, that is torn plastic bags and other disposable materials shaped on site into expressive, life-sized figurative ensembles. For Duet his forms occupy and respond to the spaces of the CCAS galleries left by Ruby’s art – the ceiling and walls. His more airy and ephemeral installation interfaces with her work and reflects the shared experiences of their lives. Khalil sees his part in Duet as a dance “with and around Ruby’s art (as her love always makes me do).” Ruby’s work is displayed at CCAS on the floor and thus shares the same ground as the viewer. Warm, tender, and more earthly than Khalil’s, her art is made of a wide range of evocative materials, including twigs, cast-off scraps of cloth, and feminine napkins tied and stitched into figures of varying scale, including small ones linked to the history of doll making in India and Pakistan.

Khalil Chishtee presented a lecture January 8 / audio to be added.

Ruby Chishti presented a lecture February 12 / audio to be added.

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December 4 - 21

University of Phoenix and The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento in conjunction with St. John's Shelter present:

Home for the Holidays Handmade Houses by
the Children of St. John's Shelter Program for Women & Children

The University of Phoenix and Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento were honored to present Home for the Holidays, an exhibition highlighting the creative talents of children. The Home for the Holidays exhibition features doll-sized houses created by sixty children of St. John's Shelter Program for Women & Children at Sacramento State and St. John's workshops. A video of the workshop at St. John's by videographer Ivan Harder, and Dave Howard's delightful photographs of the children at work were presented.

The child-built homes were purchased in a silent auction and all proceeds benefited St. John's Shelter. St. John's mission is to support homeless women with children to advance from a point of crisis to a position of self sufficiency. St. John's is the only shelter program in Sacramento County focused exclusively on women with children - the most vulnerable of the homeless population. Since 1985, the program has provided a safe and supportive haven to more than 23,000 displaced women and children. For more information about St. John's Program go to: http://www.stjohnsshelter.org

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November 6-22

CCAS 2008 Benefit Art Auction
Honoring Roy De Forest

The auction featured the work of more than 100 artists.

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September 11 - October 26

Contemporary Drawings and Works on Paper


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Come on Dear. Come on Baby... Let's Exchange the Experience.
Tara Tucker. 2008. Courtesy of Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.


Annie Murphy-Robinson, did a presentation on her September 11. Audio to be uploaded.

Salvatore Victor, did a presentation on his work October 9. Audio to be uploaded.

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May 8 - June 29

The Dark Side of the Mouse

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A survery of artworks by diverse artists who have appropriated the image of Mickey,
or who have referenced the animaged figure, primarily in critical ways.

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May 8 - June 29

Light and Presence

Boyd Gavin and Matthias Geiger

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Untitled #1, Oil on canvas. Boyd Gavin

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SFO, C-Print. Matthias Geiger.

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March 10 - April 27

Robert Schwartz / Sheldon Tapley

The exhibit included the paintings by Robert Schwartz and Sheldon Tapley.  Both are contemporary realist painters however the expressive character of the work is strikingly different even given some formal similarities.


Still Life with Flowers, 2007. 36" x 48". Oil on panel. Sheldon Tapley

Robert Schwartz (1947-2000) was born in Chicago and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago. While in Chicago he participated in a group exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art along with members of The Hairy Who.  In 1971 Schwartz graduated and moved to San Francisco where he lived until his death in 2000.  Often working in gouache on paper or oil on wood panel, his publicly exhibited works were rarely larger than 7 x 9 inches.  Schwartz's narrative paintings explore and question the human psyche and social mores.  He received a National Endowment for the Arts WESTAF Award in 1992.

Sheldon Tapley was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela to British parents and was raised in Europe and North America. Tapley is a nationally recognized artist whose paintings are held in museum, academic, corporate, and private collections across the United States. In the spring of 2004, the Evansville Museum of Art presented a major retrospective exhibit of Tapley's art, displaying thirty of his still-life works from the last ten years.  A Phi Beta Kappa graduate holding a 1980 B.A. from Grinnell College, Tapley received an M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1983.

Please click here to visit Sheldon Tapley's web site, www.sheldontapley.com


As part of the Thursday Lecture Series, on March 6, Sheldon Tapley presented a lecture at CCAS.
To here the lecture, please click here.

On April 10, as part of the Thursday Lecture Series, Kim Curry (Director, 40 Acres Art Galery) presented Expanding Your World: What's Happening with Contemporary Afterican-American Art in Sacramento. To The audio from the lecture will be uploaded soon.

Please click here to visit 40 Acres Art Gallery web site.

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January 10 - February 24, 2008

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A Select Survey of Art from Los Angeles
Curated by Cathy Stone and David E. Stone



Cathy Stone and David E. Stone selected emerging, mid-career and established artists that are of note for this group exhibit.  David comments, "Given the frenetic growth of the Los Angeles art world and the lack of an ‘ism’ that easily associates with art in L.A., it is no easy task to curate an exhibition that comprehensively encapsulates the look and feel of art in this sprawling metropolis. Therefore, this exhibition is a specifically subtitled ‘a select survey’ of art from Los Angeles.

The exhibition included the work of John Baldessari, David Burns, Yaya Chou, Linda Day, Carlee Fernandez, Joe Goode, Matthew Green, Gronk, Hugo Hopping, Vincent Johnson, Peter Lodato, Tom Krumpak, Parris Patton, Devon Paulson, Raymond Pettibon, Brian Mallman, Mary Jean Mallman, Paul McCarthy, Siobhan McClure, Jacob Melchi, Robin Mitchell, Danial Nord, Renee Petropoulos, Christopher Russell, Ed Ruscha, Fran Siegel, Alexis Smith, Coleen Sterritt, Cathy Stone, David E. Stone, Marie Thiebault, DeWain Valentine, Jeffrey Vallance, Jerrin Wagstaff, Paige Wery and Austin Young.

 

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December 6 - 23

 

The Power of Purpose:

A Photographic Exhibit by Christopher Irion

Photography sponsored by PRIDE Industries

The exhibit consisted of a series of portraits made in the PhotoBooth, a portable, shippable, light-weight studio that is on the cutting edge of photography art today.  In April 2007, Irion traveled to Roseville, California, and photographed employees of PRIDE Industries, a non-profit organization whose mission it is to create jobs for people with disabilities.  Each of these individuals embodies the power of success through determination and the exhibit's images capture their heart and purpose. 

 


Additional projects by Irion can be viewed at: www.irionphotography.com

 

 

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Also sponsored in part by Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers.

 

November 3 - 17

 

2007 Benefit Art Auction

The 2007 Benfit Art Auction featured over 100 quality works that were purchased in both a live and silent auction. The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento would like to thank all artists, sponsors, members and guests for making the Auction a huge success.

To view all the work in the auciton, please click <here>

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Also sponsored in part by Steven R. Moore, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers.

 

September 6 - October 26, 2007

 

East Coast Contemporary Painters

Featuring the work of Jake Berthot, Porfirio DiDonna, John Lees, Joan Snyder, John Walker the exhibition features paintings by five renowned east coast painters. The artists are united primarily by style; this show will be comprised mainly of painterly abstractions, many of which contain allusions to the landscape, either real or imagined or symbolic.

The show will be an excellent comparison of these eastern artists' treatment of landscape to the distinct northern Californian "River City" school of the Sacramento Valley.


Bayard's Meadow, Jake Berthot,
1999, oil on panel.
Courtesy of the Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA.

On Thursday, September 6, there was a lectured presented presented by Beth Jones, Tony Natsoulas and Joe Rodota titled, Art Collecting and the Internet. To hear the lecture, please click on the image below.

Joe Rodota, Beth Jones and Tony Natsoulas at
CCAS on September 7, 2007.
<click image to download audio of the presentation>

On Thursday, October 11, Craig N. Smith presented a lecture titled, Painterly Abstration and the Landscape.


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and Steven R. Moore and Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers.

 

 

July 5 - August 26, 2007

 

Tar, Dust and Canvas
a survey of paintings and drawings by jack ogden

 

Described as a "painter's painter" Jack Ogden has been creating compelling works for over fifty years.  Equipped with a keen eye for composition and color, his work is as much about the process of creating imagery, as it is about its destruction.  In fact, it is the possibility of infinite outcomes that make even a previously completed canvas fall prey to re-working, or complete obliteration, if left in the studio for too long.

 

jack ogden_Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder. 2007. Jack Ogden.

Jack Ogden's subject matter ranges from the still-life arrangement and studio scenes, to portraits and figures. His work is informed by numerous sources including Greek mythology, current events, other artist's works, and his own personal narrative. Recurring themes in his work, such as the artist and his muse, or the artist as navigator
in the artistic journey, add depth to the visual phenomenon of his imagery.

 

 

On Thursday, July 12, Jack presented a gallery talk. To hear the presentation, please click <here>

 

jack's presentation

Jack Ogden. Photo by Joy Bertinuson.



The survey of paintings and drawings at CCAS included charcoal drawings created in the 1980's of downtown Sacramento where Ogden lived at the time, as well as ink on paper studio works from 1992.  In addition, recent oil on canvas self-portraits were on view, along with paintings that reference historical art motifs and allude to his naval experience, a common thread that has re-emerged throughout the decades.

 

 

 

May 3 - June 24, 2007

 

Roy De Forest / Gerald Walburg

 

Roy De Forest, best known for his colorful paintings of dogs and other animated figures, became associated with the California Funk Art movement of the mid-1960s. He make distinctive cartoon-like imagery that was a signature style quite recognizably his own. De Forest was a professor of some acclaim at the University of California, Davis for seventeen years before retiring to focus on his artwork full-time. He had countless solo-exhibitions throughout the United States, and has shown his work in important exhibitions internationally as well.

 

Gerald Walburg is best known for his large-scale sculptural forms that can be found on the campus at Sacramento State University as well as at the edge of Downtown Plaza in Sacramento. However, for the past forty years he has worked both two-dimensionally and three-dimensionally in the creation of intimate studies and maquettes, as well on the development colossal sculptures.

 

de forest walburg

 

18, May May 18, 2007

The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, mourns today's loss of Roy De Forest.  Roy's passing is an immense loss to the greater Sacramento art community and to art lovers everywhere.  Roy left his mark as a leader in the California Funk Art movement of the 60s and as a professor at the University of California, Davis.  He will be dearly missed.  We extend our sympathies to his family.

Cheryl E. Holben

President, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento

 

The CCAS celebrated the life of Roy De Forest on Thursday, June 7. Surrounded by Roy's work, the open-mic event gave those that knew him an opportunity to share a special memory. To hear the comments please click <here>

 

 

 

March 1 - April 27, 2007

 

Currents in Photography

 

This group show featured preeminent local and regional photographic artists as well as nationally and internationally renowned photographers.  The exhibition presented photographers whose works demonstrate the great variety of technical, formal, and conceptual concerns pursued by artists today.  The show is not an attempt to define the nature of contemporary photography so much as to present a rich variety of ambitious works created in photographic mediums.

 

Featured artists: Kimberly Austin, Steven Elner, Katy Grannan, Anne Hamersky, Todd Hido, Matthias Hoch, Jodie Hooker, William L. Jolly, Michael Kenna, Mona Kuhn, Kent Lacin, Annie Leibovitz, Reagan Louie, Danny Lyon, Vik Muniz, Nigel Poor, Unai San Martin, Izzy Schwartz, Youngsuk Suh, Larry Sultan, Roger Vail, John Waters, Henry Wessel and Heidi Zumbrun.

nigel poor

Hand Job (detail), 2005. Nigel Poor.
Courtesy of the artist.

 

Generous support has been provided by the following San Francisco galleries: Braunstein/ Quay Gallery, Fraenkel Gallery, Haines Gallery, Rena Bransten Gallery, Scott Nichols Gallery and the Stephen Wirtz Gallery.

 

Sponsored in part by Cali-Color, Coldwell Banker, Steven R. Moore and Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers.

 

 

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January 11- February 18, 2007

 

Authenticating Consciousness:
Installations by Andrew Connelly



CCAS brings Andrew Connelly's two debut installations: the West Gallery will house the show's title work and the East Gallery will feature a memorial work commemorating lost lives from the past year.

In Authenticating Consciousness a dramatic, dimly lit space will lead the way to multiple motorized sculptures moving on their axes. These tubular bell-like aluminum sculptures have sound and light emanating from within them. The enviroment is foreign yet familiar- with keyed elements through audio and moving elements- causing disorientation. This is a visual representation of the core abyss described. Additional unknown abstract elements contextualize the work, rooting the viewer to a familiar place and time.

The memorial titled, Untitled establishes a monument to the lost, a personal
tribute to lives that have touched many.

Composition for Authenticating Consciousness by Mike Crain.
Click here to visit Mike Crain's web site.

 

Click here to visit Andrew Connelly's web site.

 

Click here to view Authenticating Consciousness on YouTube.

 

Authenticating Consciousness (2007),
Andrew Connelly

 

November 25 - December 23, 2006

Visual Characters

 

Featuring the work of Deborah Barrett, John Stuart Berger, Chris Botta, Ken Brown, Martha Douglas, Jon Espegren, John Ezel, Gale Hart, Sandra Hoover, Cynthia Huston, Rick Linville, Julia Resendez, Stephanie Skalisky, Susan Tonkin Riegel, Greg Tumbusch, James Van Tassel and Patricia Wood.

 

 

La Chica (detail), Julia Resendez

 

 

November 4 - November 18, 2006

 

Benefit Art Auction

 

The 2006 Benfit Art Auction featured over 100 quality works that were purchased in both a live and silent auction. The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento would like to thank all artists, sponsors, members and guests for making the Auction a huge success.

Featured artists include: Jim Albertson, Deladier Almeida, Jack Alvarez, Phil Amrhein, Eugene Arguello, Susan Aulik, Merle Axelrad Serlin, Lisa Barker, Sandra Beard, Karen Bearson, Joy Bertinuson, Donna Billick, Chris Botta, Milton Bowens, Mark Bowles, Tom Brockman, Dotty Brown, Marcia Cary, Rachel Clarke, Carolyn Cozad, Fred Dalkey, Troy Dalton, Miriam Davis, Roy De Forest, Paul Di Pasqua, Julie Didion, Ingrid Ellison, Linda Fitz Gibbon, Judith Foosaner, Ianna Frisby, Boyd Gavin, Drew Gawel, Linda Gelfman, Richard Gilles, Anne Gregory, Taylor Gutermute, Cherie Hacker, Frankie Hansberry, Gale Hart, Crystal Haueter, Shirley Hazlett, Dwight Head, David Hollowell, Terry Hollowell, Jody Hooker, Sandra Hoover, Carrue Iudice, Alex Jackson, Diana Jahns, Maggie Jimenez, Florence M. Jones, Steven Kaltenbach, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Lorrie Kempf, David King, Evri Kwong, Kent Lacin, Laureen Landau, Paulina Lawrence, Dixie Laws, David Lobenberg, Brenda Louie, Irving Marcus, Carrie Markel, Brigitta McCarthy, Live Moe, Joan Moment, Tom Monteith, Miriam Morris, Annie Murphy-Robinson, Jack Ogden, Christine Olmsted, Robert Ortball, Ron Peetz, Bonnie Rascon, Cate Repp, Diane Richey-Ward, Diane Rollins Feissel, Alejandro Rubio, Wendy Rudick Shaul, Craig Schindler, Carolyn Schneider, Kim Scott, Joan Sexton, Craig N. Smith, Mel Smothers, Sarah Solis Mattson, Ramona Soto, Daphne Stammer, Peter Stegall, Nick Steinmetz, Stephanie Taylor, Susan Tonkin Riegel, Sam Tubiolo, Garr Ugalde, Roger Vail, Ellen Van Fleet, Peter VandenBerge, Camille VandenBerge, Gerald Walburg, Paula Wenzl, Marcelle Wiggins, Farrar Wilson, Laurie Winthers, Pat Wood, Margaret Woodcock, Brandy Worsfold and Jiayi Young.

 

 

September 7 , 2006 - October 29, 2006

 

Rachel Clarke

The Present Moment


Rachel Clarke is a digital media artist and is Assistant Professor in Electronic Art in the Art Department at California State University, Sacramento. She works in digital imaging, video, animation and installation. Clarke’s work intertwines themes of nature and culture, and explores intersections of technology and identity.

Clarke has exhibited internationally and throughout the United States. In fall 2003, she curated a show of national and international artists using new media, entitled Postflesh: Visualizing the Techno-Self at the University Library Gallery, Sacramento State University.

Clarke is currently Vice-President of the CAA New Media Caucus and Editor-in Chief of their online journal, Media-N, a national journal of digital and media arts: http://www.newmediacaucus.org

clark

The Garden (video still),
Video Installation, 2006.

 

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July 6, 2006 - August 27, 2006

Aspects of Humanity
Contemporary Portraiture


Local and regional artists who have an ongoing involvement with portraiture were invited to exhibit their work, by the CCAS Exhibition Committee who also solicited works from private collections and galleries. The show features the work of Joan Brown, Enrique Chagoya, Gordon Cook, Fred Dalkey, Troy Dalton, Robert De Niro, Sr., Elaine deKooning, Linda S. Fitz Gibbon, Ray Franklin, Katsura Funakoshi, Ann Gale, Andy Graham, Hans Hofmann, Steve Kaltenbach, Alex Katz, Annie Murphy-Robinson, Betty Nelson, Nathan Oliveira, David Salle, Kim Scott, Mick Sheldon, S.S. Solis, Julia Stagg, Wayne Thiebaud, Peter VandenBerge, Steve Vanoni, William Wiley and Hong Zhang.

 

CCAS thanks the local artists for their efforts and also Crown Point Press, Gallery Paule Anglim and the Hacket-Freedman Gallery for their generosity in making the exhibition possible. Thanks also to local collectors Joe Rodota, Jean Runyon and Pat Wood for their contributions; and to Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers for their continued support.

 

 

 

May 6, 2006-June 26, 2006

James Albertson
Life Stories, More is More Within a Narrative Structure

 


Model's Break, oil on canvas, 2006

 


Limited amount of catalogs still available from show, signed and dated.
$15 includes tax and shipping

 


 

March 2, 2006 - April 30, 2006

A Survey of Work from 1998-2005

Yoram Wolberger

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and currently living in San Francisco, CA, Yoram Wolberger has exhibited, performed, and co-curated many shows in the United States and abroad.  Wolberger received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and was a recipient of the Murphy Fine Arts and the Schmidt Family Foundation Fellowships.  His installations and sculptures have been shown in galleries and museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; the Orange County Museum of Art, CA, and the San Jose Museum of Art, CA

“I am drawn to familiar objects, objects known to us from ordinary domesticity,” says Wolberger of his work.  Wolberger is interested in exposing aspects of daily life that are normally overlooked.   By physically inverting, slicing, or enlarging these objects, his art exposes aspects of life that we choose not see; in this regard, Wolberger shows the “familiar” in a new light, giving the subject new context and uncovering hidden or unexplained significance in the iconic objects from which he draws
.

 

 

Image Above

Yoram Wolberger

Toy Soldier #3 (Crawling Soldier)

[72" x 60" x 24"

 

 

December 1, 2005 - February 26, 2006

Julia Couzens and Peter Stegall

Strange Fascination and Paintings and Constructions

 

Strange Fascination: New Sculpture by Julia Couzens in the West Gallery and Peter Stegall: Paintings and Constructions in the East Gallery from December 1, 2005 through February 26, 2006. Couzens’ exhibition will continue to grow and inhabit the space throughout the show with the artist creating the piece over three months. Stegall’s work will explore relationships of space and the “powerful playing field of color.”

 

Born in Auburn, California, Julia Couzens received her M.F.A. from the University of California, Davis in 1990. She has received national recognition and critical acclaim since the early 1990’s including the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship in Visual Arts award for innovative work in sculpture. She has been a lecturer and an artist-in-residence at numerous colleges and universities and her work has been widely shown throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan, including at the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in San Francisco, Crocker Art Museum and Oakland Museum.

 

Unprecedented in Sacramento, a component of the CCAS exhibition will be Couzens’ residence in the gallery to continue work on Strange Fascination. Over the three-month installation, the exhibit will grow, suggesting a parasitic relationship to the space. By continuing to work in the gallery Couzens gives the public the opportunity to witness her creative process and the progression of her relationship to this mutating work.

 

Stegall earned his M.A. in Art from California State University, Sacramento. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and an Adolf and Esther Gotleib Foundation grant. His work was recently included in the Crocker Art Museum exhibition Neo Mod: Recent Northern California Abstraction.

 

Since the early 1970’s, Stegall has been exploring concepts about color, form and space while experimenting with differing scales from small watercolors to medium range paintings and in the 1990’s large door panels. As a painter he has been most interested in pattern and symmetry, aspects of positive and negative space and the “powerful playing field of color.”

 

Image Above Right:

Julia Couzens

Strange Fascination

[Installation 2005-2006]

 

Image Above Left:

Peter Stegall

 

September 15 - October 30, 2005

 

Diane Richey-Ward and Jiayi Ling

Investigations/Collaborations/Expressions

 

Diane Richey-Ward and Jiayi Ling will be exhibiting three installations at CCAS. Their collaborative installation entitled Cinetique Procession incorporating video, transparencies and drawing, will be shown along with Jiayi Ling’s piece Las Vegas, China, which features suspended silk panels and video. Diane Richey-Ward will also show a number of three-dimensional wall pieces that highlight drawing, sculpture and transparent images. Their work examines the integration between works on paper, video and transparencies to explore the effects of how light travels through media with varying opacities.

 

 

August 6,2005 - September 11, 2005

 

Christopher Brown

New Work

 

Recognized for his large scale, intensely colored paintings based on photographs, the internationally known Bay Area artist earned his M.F.A. from the University of California, Davis in 1976. Brown, an Illinois native, came west in 1973 to study with the impressive faculty at Davis that included Wayne Thieb aud, William Wiley, Robert Arneson and Roy De Forest. His style balances abstraction and figuration with a variety of texture and depth.

 

Brown began exhibiting his work publicly in 1977. He earned his first solo show in 1980 at the Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco. Since that time, he has had numerous exhibitions, both in this country and abroad. This will be his first exhibition at CCAS. Brown lives and works in Berkeley.

 

Image Right:

Artist Christopher Brown lectures to attendees at CCAS' Artist Lecture Series

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