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Artist-in-Residence at Pasadena City College: Companion Exhibition:
Tactile: Function Re-envisioned

Research guide dedicated to the current Pasadena City College Artist-in-Residence, and an overview of past Artists-in-Residence.

Exhibition Information

Gallery V at Pasadena City College:
February 21 – April 14, 2017

Opening Reception:
Friday March 10, 6-10 pm (Pasadena ArtNight)

Walk-Through:
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12-1 pm

Curatorial Statement

LYNN ALDRICH
MIYOSHI BAROSH

DOUG HARVEY

In our Gallery V, as a companion show to the Tim Hawkinson solo in the Boone Family Art Gallery, we present this group show of artists whose works re-envision function, recasting materials into new, unexpected roles in artworks that embody a strong textural or tactile aspect in their materiality as they are reinvented from their original mundane or cast-off status. At times bridging sculpture and painting, these repurposed media enjoy a new life, giving us pause to consider that art fodder is all around us if we can embrace a fresh perspective and open our minds to the possibilities around us.

Lynn Aldrich (BA: CSUN, MFA: Art Center, represented by Edward Cella Art +Architecture) is a LA artist whose recent 2013 retrospective at Pasadena’s Art Center of Design celebrated her significant body of work. She has shown with curator Carl Berg and did a solo project at Otis in 2009. The recipient of numerous awards, Aldrich received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014.

Miyoshi Barosh is an LA artist (represented by Luis de Jesus) whose work collides the domestic world of craft (often found fabrics and thrift store crochet repurposed) with the muscular images of Pop in an effort to expose the socio-political underpinnings of American culture. Her work has been exhibited recently in Woman, War, and Industry at the San Diego Museum of Art curated by Amy Galpin, The Loop Show at the Beacon Arts Building curated by China Adams, and Size Really Does Matter at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. She recently received the City of Los Angeles Individual Grant Award.

Doug Harvey received his MFA (Painting) from UCLA in 1994. He co-curated the Don Suggs show at Otis with Meg Linton as well as biennial shows at Track 16, while he was a critic for LA Weekly, which highlighted the work of significant artists early on in their careers (e.g. Elliott Hundley). He is a man of inventive ideas (Chain Letter Show at Shoshana Wayne), has recently curated a show on abstract spirituality in LA painting for the Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury College, and does sound art as well. His witty artworks, often employing scrappy found elements, evince a quirky creativity that mines pop culture and kitsch to unexpected ends.

-- Curatorial Statement by Mahara T. Sinclaire

This exhibition is made possible by the support of the Pasadena Art Alliance, the Student Services Fund, the Office of the President and the PCC Foundation, and the Division of Visual Arts and Media Studies.

Tactile

All works are courtesy of Edward Cella Art+Architecture.
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1a.  Canyon (Between Millennia)  1994       2000 sheets of notebook paper, 3-ring binder, gold leaf, steel.      4 x 22 x 12 ”Canyon (Between Millennia) (1994)
2000 sheets of notebook paper, 3-ring binder, gold leaf, steel.
4 x 22 x 12"

 Western Civ. 1995    (remade in 2013)  Paper plates, paper doilies.   80 x 14 x 14 ”  (each). (This work can be arranged with 1, 2, or 3 "columns") Western Civ. (1995) (remade in 2013) 
Paper plates, paper doilies.  
80 x 14 x 14"  (each)
(Can be arranged with 1, 2, or 3 "columns")

Inkling Icon 2015     Ink, notebook paper, 3-ring binders.      28 x 12 x 7 ”Inkling Icon (2015)
Ink, notebook paper, 3-ring binders.
28 x 12 x 7"

2015   Ink, notebook paper, steel.     12 x 11 x 7 ”Wave of Inklings (2015)
Ink, notebook paper, steel.
12 x 11 x 7"

Universe in Captivity 2015   Velvet, tulle, canvas, vinyl paint, craft puff balls, steel wire, brass  cage,  mirror.    60 x 13 x  13 ”

Universe in Captivity (2015)
Velvet, tulle, canvas, vinyl paint, craft puff balls, steel wire, brass
cage, mirror.
60 x 13 x 13"

Cascade      1990 (remade in 2013)  Waxed paper on expanding curtain rod.   D imensions variable.

Cascade (1990)
(remade in 2013)
Waxed paper on expanding curtain rod.
Dimensions variable.

Waxing, Waning    1990  (remade in 2013)  Wax paper between two plastic towel holders. 78 x 75 x 1 2 ”

Waxing, Waning (1990)
(remade in 2013)
Wax paper between two plastic towel holders.
78 x 75 x 12"

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Large Legs , 2014, polyester, cotton, and wool knit fabric and found sweaters with polyfill, approximately 94 x 48 x 90 inches

Large Legs (2014)
Polyester, cotton, and wool knit fabric, and found
sweaters with polyfill.
Appx. 94 x 48 x 90"

LOVE , 2007, found afghans acrylic yarn, and pom-poms on canvas, 96 x 114 x 10 inches

LOVE (2007)
Found afghans, acrylic yarn, and pom-poms on canvas.
96 x 114 x 10"
   

Receiving/Leaving , 2015, steel, glass, plexiglass, neon, fabric 84 x 56 x 28

Receiving/Leaving (2015)
Steel, glass, plexiglass, neon, fabric.

84 x 56 x 28"

Model for the Monument to the Triumph of the Therapeutic (from Monuments to the Failed Future), 2013, found t-shirts polyfill, wood base, house paint,  44 x 37 x 18 inches

Model for the Monument to the Triumph of the Therapeutic
(from Monuments to the Failed Future)
(2013)
Found t-shirts polyfill, wood base, house paint.
44 x 37 x 18"

Soft Intervention , 2011, found afghans and polyfill, 60 x 48 x 22 inches

Soft Intervention (2011)
Found afghans and polyfill.
60 x 48 x 22"

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Rectilinear Occlusion Gear, 2011 empty stretcher bars with found, collected, readymade art, 96 x 84”Rectilinear Occlusion Gear
(2011)
Empty stretcher bars with found, collected, readymade art
96 x 84"
Dream House, 2010, Found architectural model, aquarium gravel, and enamel on foamcore, 40 X 32" (framed)Dream House (2010)
Found architectural model, aquarium gravel, and enamel on foamcore.
40 X 32" (framed)
Eye of Horus, 2010, dirt from the grave of Bobby Fischer on found home video projection screen, 36 X 48”Eye of Horus (2010)
Dirt from the grave of Bobby Fischer on found home video projection screen.
36 X 48"
The Walking Art Gallery, relational performance in costume covered in found and appropriated artworks, July 1990The Walking Art Gallery (July 1990)
Relational performance in costume covered in found and appropriated artworks.
Moldy Slides: Lawn Furniture, 2014, digital print of found moldy slide, 24 X 36"Moldy Slides: Lawn Furniture (2014)
Digital print of found moldy slide.
24 X 36"
 

 

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