Dr. Jennifer Bethke, Art History Lecturer and Interim Art Gallery Director, was interviewed by the Press Democrat about the Spring 2022 University Art Gallery exhibition A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard. The exhibition features 10 women artists who all use knotting or weaving as their primary technique. The exhibition is on loan from the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, and will be traveling nationally through 2024. Click here for more info.
Dr. Letha Ch'ien, Assistant Professor of Art History, interviewed London-based artist Natalia González Martin. Natalia explores the connection between past and present by using medieval and Renaissance iconography in her paintings that blur the line between past and present. Martin likes to plumb religion's ritualization of the everyday, something she has called "one of the best marketing strategies I’ve seen." The paintings in the show "Las Soledades" refer to the Desert Mothers, early Christian women ascetics who sought out a life of solitude in the wilderness by choice. Click here for more info.
Check out this awesome article from The Press Democrat about our former Art Gallery Director, Michael Schwager.
Presented by ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of California State University art galleries and museums
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