Faculty In the News

Layers of Sound Create a Very Special Message

Michael Dessen, Associate Professor and the Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chari of Music is featured.


Flutist Nicole Mitchell brings Mali musicians to Chicago

Flutist Nicole Mitchell and her Black Earth Ensemble will play the world premiere of a commissioned work with Malian musicians Ballake Sissoko, Fassery Diabate and Fatim Kouyate on Sept. 23 in Chicago.

New Premieres by Nicole Mitchell in Brooklyn and Chicago

Flutist, composer and ensemble leader Nicole Mitchell premiered a new work called Maroon Cloud on March 29 for the Stone Commissioning Series, in Brooklyn at National Sawdust. On April 7  she will premiere a new work featuring the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks as part of an Artist-In-Residence with University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts. Mitchell's performance with the Black Earth Ensemble is part of the University's centennial celebration of the life and legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Read more about the Brooks celebration here.

Daniel Joseph Martinez Receives Cisneros Fontanals Achievement Award

Roberts & Tilton congratulates Daniel Joseph Martinez, recipient of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation's 2017 Achievement Award. The highly coveted award recognizes significant contributions by established artists representing the highest standards of creative excellence. A survey of Martinez's work, including a newly commissioned installation, will open in September 2017 at the CIFO Art Center, Miami.

Throughout his career spanning close to four decades, Daniel Joseph Martinez has engaged in an interrogation of social, political, and cultural mores through artworks that have been described as nonlinear, asymmetrical, multidimensional propositions. Operating fluidly as open source manifestations not bound by any singular category, his works take the form of text, sculpture, photography, painting, installation, robotics, performance, and public interventions to unapologetically question issues of personal and collective identity. Ongoing themes include contamination,...

Kevin Appel Solo Exhibition at Christopher Grimes Gallery

Opening Reception for the Artist: Saturday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Kevin Appel. Appel’s new series of paintings begin as primary arrangements: cut-out paper forms referencing the portholes of Jean Prouvé’s Maison Tropicale are combined with Appel’s own photographs of fragments of his previous works, landscapes, and images of Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti. These forms are constructed into soft, sculptural collages on the studio wall that are photographed at close range and then printed onto canvas. Multiple layers of geometric and gestural marks are silkscreened and hand painted over these flattened images creating a rhythm within the painting while obfuscating the original subject matter.

Appel’s paintings are prismatic collages, an investigation of new and old imagery engaged in a recursive conversation where images and forms are pulled from one canvas and used in another, their...

Bruce Yonemoto, The Imaginary Line Around the Earth, at the Luckman Gallery

Artist walkthrough by Bruce Yonemoto, with Juli Carson, of his exhibition
The Imaginary Line Around the Earth
currently on view at the Luckman Gallery

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA invites you to a walkthrough of the exhibition The Imaginary Line Around the Earth with artist Bruce Yonemoto and Juli Carson; historian, critic, curator, and collaborator on Yonemoto's most recent project, The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth. 

The selected works correspond to a series of work Yonemoto has captured and created over the past 25 years from his travels to South America. Much of his work examines the unreality of the media landscape, a landscape that distorts and manipulates our understandings of important and shared issues such as class and race. Yonemoto will also debut his most recent project, The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth, filmed in Argentina.


Exhibition co-curated by Prof. Simon Leung opens at Mackey Garage Top

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On the work of Christopher D'Arcangelo and Michael Asher

With documents of works by Michael Asher and Christopher D'Arcangelo (including six films by Dean Inkster and Sébastien Pluot with Stephen Antonakos, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Daniel Buren, Ben Kinmont, Naomi Spector, and Lawrence Weiner), and works by Dorit Cypis, Ben Kinmont, Silvia Kolbowski, Emilie Parendeau.

Curators: Simon Leung and Sébastien Pluot
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm
Exhibition on view Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Mackey Garage Top
1137 South Cochran Ave
Los Angeles, 90019

Michael Asher (1943-2012) and Christopher D'Arcangelo (1955-1979) formulated convergent yet distinct practices centered on the critical analysis of the structural conditions of art. Separately, they addressed how the terms under which the material and social conditions in the production, display, circulation, and reception of art...

The First Karaoke: Enka! opens at JACCC on 2/26


Bruce Yonemoto’s new body of work, a multi-channel media installation, refreshes the original political content of Enka songs. In addition to Yonemoto's installation, an installation of vintage Enka album covers will be on display. Artists participating include Koki Tanaka, Taro Hattori, Kaz Oshiro, among others.

Enka! is made possible in part by a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.

He's 'Bear'-ly recognizable

Jonathan Fineberg, visiting distinguished professor at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, is featured.

‘In sync’: Identical twins to conduct weekend concert at KU

Dr. Stephen Tucker, professor in the Department of Music and conductor for the UCI Symphony Orchestra, performed with his twin brother Paul Tucker at Kansas University on Saturday, February 17, 2017.