BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:I Just Can’t Get Enough

An Exhibition of CSULB Fa culty\, MFA's\, and BFA's.

Works by: Glenn Bach\, Sierra Brown\, Ken dell Carter\, Desiree DeVirgilio\, McLean Fahnestock\, C. Finley\, Jeff Foy e\, Jocelyn Foye\, Amber Gavin\, Gretchen Jankowski\, Jean Robison\, Carol Shaw-Sutton\, Susanna Speirs\, Christen Sperry-Garcia\, Matt Thomason\, Jef frey Wasinger

Curator: Carol Cheh

Public Reception: Sunday\, June 24\, 2007\, 2 pm - 5 pm
Exhibition dates: June 24 – August 19\, 200 7

It is the Center’s great pleasure to present I Just Can’t Get Enou gh\, an exhibition of new works by CSULB Faculty\, MFA’s and BFA’s. \; This exhibition represents an opportunity for the Center to provide a venue not just to up and coming young artists\, but to a young curator as well\, Carol Cheh. Cal State Long Beach graduates and faculty have long been a su bstantial presence at the Center\; several of the artists in this exhibitio n are either current or former Studio Artists\, as well.

Six Soun dtracks for Angeles Gate

The opening reception will be accompani ed by a series of musical performances\, Six Soundtracks for Angels Gate\, each based upon a 20 minute film being created by artist Glenn Bach. \; Each performer or duo will improvise a soundtrack to this film\, and\, for the final slot\, all of the performers will group together for one final\, completely improvised soundtrack

schedule of \; performances
2-2:20 \; \; \; \; \; \;  \; \; \ ;  \; \; \;  \;Glenn Bach
2:30-2:50 \; \;   \; \; \;  \;Joe Negro
3-3:20 \; \; \; \;&nb sp\; \;  \; \; \;  \; \; \;  \;smgsap
3 :30-3:50 \; \;  \; \; \;  \;Noah Thomas
4-4:20& nbsp\; \; \; \; \; \;  \; \; \;  \;&nbs p\; \;  \;Spastic Colon
4:30-4:50 \; \;  \; \;& nbsp\;  \;all group ensemble

Curator’s Statement

H aving the largest art department west of the Mississippi\, California State University\, Long Beach (CSULB) employs dozens of art instructors and trai ns hundreds of art students\, both graduate and undergraduate\, every year. There are hardly any themes\, categories\, or intrinsic qualities that cou ld unite them all. In presenting an exhibition of art produced at CSULB\, t he question then becomes\, how does one curate such a show? As the person e ntrusted with this task\, I chose to proceed subjectively and intuitively—b y taking a tour of art made by past and present members of the CSULB commun ity\, and seeing what qualities or themes leapt out and took hold of me. Wh ich of these qualities or themes could I then use to organize a compelling exhibition?

The first artists I was drawn to displayed a wonderful f acility for working closely with materials—coaxing ordinary materials to yi eld extraordinary results\, or using alternative materials in a traditional medium. These artists produced work that was sensuous and idiosyncratic\, seemingly the product of a perfect marriage between vision and hand. Other artists worked freely and intuitively to explore both the inner and outer l andscape of ideas\, experiences\, relationships\, and social culture. Some questioned gender roles and cultural signifiers\; others sought to pinpoint or express elusive elements in the world around them\; still others touche d on voyeurism\, the quirkiness of objects\, the poetry of the hidden\, or the ethereal transactions between the human body and nature. To these alrea dy fertile layers\, I added another: the interaction of opposites. What hap pens when two artists\, working in the same medium but with wildly divergen t sensibilities\, come together to create something new? The two collaborat ive\, site-specific installations commissioned for this exhibition will see k to answer this question.

This exhibition presents work in various media by a cross-section of artists associated with CSULB’s art department. MFAs and BFAs—some still in school\, some recently graduated—as well as cu rrent faculty members are represented here\, providing a highly eclectic sn apshot of the artistic activity now centered around this campus. The works that have been chosen are diverse\, but they are all united by a sexy\, cur ious\, engaging\, infectious quality. We just can’t get enough\, indeed.

 \; \;  \;Carol Cheh
 \; \;  \;MA Candidate \, Art History\, CSULB


CURATOR:

Carol Cheh
b. 1 966 in Honolulu\, Hawaii
MA candidate\, Art History
Carol Cheh curren tly works in the curatorial department of the Orange County Museum of Art w hile pursuing a graduate degree in Art History and engaging in various cura torial and writing projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:


Glenn Bach
b. 1965 in Santa Ba rbara\, California
1991 BFA Drawing and Painting (Intermedia)
2000 MA Studio Art
2004 MFA Drawing and Painting
In addition to visual works in photography and drawing\, Glenn Bach also writes poetry and creates sou nd art using field recordings\, digital audio\, and analog electronics. His work is heavily inspired by the sights and sounds he encounters during his daily walks.

Sierra Brown
b. 1979 in Omaha\, Nebraska
MFA can didate\, Sculpture
Sierra Brown tweaks imagery\, words\, and sounds in a variety of media to question notions of gender and economic equity.

Kendell Carter
b. 1970 in New Orleans\, Louisiana
2006 MFA Sculpture and Public Art
By blending and re-shuffling the cultural identities of objects and materials\, Kendell Carter seeks to create a dialogue around th eir use and significance in contemporary society. His installations bring to gether urban street culture\, modernist architecture\, and textile and furn iture design.

Desiree DeVirgilio
b. 1977 in Phoenix\, Arizona
MFA candidate\, Photography
Desiree DeVirgilio’s provocative video works operate at the intersection of complexity woven from the emotional\, the m undane\, the cynical\, and the confrontational.

McLean Fahnestock
b. 1976 in Leonardtown\, Maryland
MFA candidate\, Sculpture
McLean F ahnestock’s installations use recognizable objects that carry preconceived notions of physical properties\, limitations\, and function to illustrate r elationships. These objects are charged by their direct correlation to huma ns in usefulness or affection.

C. Finley
b. 1975 in Sedalia\, Mis souri
2006 MFA Sculpture
Through lavish paintings\, drawings\, and in stallations\, C. Finley attempts to seduce the viewer with decorative mater ials in a humorous manner. Her goal is to unfix the status quo by revealing femininity as a put-on\, a performance\, an unnatural act.

Jeff Foy e
b. 1975 in Arcadia\, California
2007 MFA Sculpture and IntermediaJeff Foye is interested in identity and the props we surround ourselves w ith or the actions we take that describe our roles. In some of his video pi eces\, he attempts to alter his approach to change roles\, or to just get a laugh.

Jocelyn Foye
b. 1977 in Manchester\, Connecticut
2006 MFA Sculpture and Installation
Employing a complex practice that include s performance and multimedia documentation\, Jocelyn Foye abstracts represe ntations of the body to speak to the merger of personal and impersonal narr ative. As a result\, her work explores many of the unsocialized parts or aw kward places that vulnerably reflect pain and pleasure.

Amber Gavin< br>b. 1984 in Bellflower\, California
BFA candidate\, Sculpture
Amber Gavin is interested in the inherent qualities of materials\, often using w hole pieces taken from nature\, such as a gourd or tree branch\, to create sexual or allegorical sculptures.

Gretchen Jankowski
b. 1978 in F ort Wayne\, Indiana
MFA candidate\, Printmaking
With much of her sens ibility derived from vintage 1970s material culture\, Gretchen Jankowski’s work exudes an irresistibly “groovy” aura. Unconventional materials are emp loyed within the printmaking medium to create surprisingly sexy\, seductive work.

Jean Robison
b. 1974 in San Francisco\, California
2006 MFA Intermedia
Jean Robison’s goal is immediate\, non-verbal communicat ion\, using imagery to access a primary level of communication. Her photogr aphic and video work—which explores the play of ordinary objects like baseb alls\, fruit\, and pennies—is often sexually charged\, absurd and humorous.

Carol Shaw-Sutton
b. 1948 in Los Angeles\, California
Chair\, Fiber Program
Carol Shaw-Sutton’s fiber work incorporates personal narr ative objects and installations that use both ancient and high-tech textile techniques. She deals\, in a visually poetic language\, with deep human co ncern for harmony and release through our bodies into nature and the myster ious beyond.

Susanna Speirs
b. 1971 in Bryn Mawr\, PennsylvaniaChair\, Metals Program
Metals artist Susanna Speirs fabricates hollow forms and casts glass elements that possess transferred qualities found in the human form. She also uses the forms as vehicles to represent the passag e of time and natural progression.

Christen Sperry-Garcia
b. 1978 in San Diego\, California
MFA candidate\, Sculpture
Christen Sperry- Garcia plays with vernacular materials and actions in a socially relational and physical context. In her current research\, she inserts herself into a nd participates in the private and intimate routines of others.
(Christe n will be doing a performance on the day of the opening only.)

Matt Thomason
b. 1965 in Los Angeles\, California
1990 BFA Printmaking
MFA candidate\, Printmaking
Matt Thomason has been an accomplished print maker for over 20 years\, constantly experimenting with various alternative processes to create new textures and new means of expressing his vision.
Jeffrey Wasinger
b. 1967 in Garden City\, Kansas
BFA candidate\ , Drawing and Painting
Jeff Wasinger plays with the natural properties o f common objects\, such as paper towels\, to create uniquely patterned and textured paintings that often resemble complex printing processes. DTEND:20070819 DTSTAMP:20140416T144449 DTSTART:20070624 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I Just Can't Get Enough\, Glenn Bach\, Sierra Brown\, Kendell Carte r\, Desiree DeVirgilio\, McLean Fahnestock\, C. Finley\, Jeff Foye\, Jocely n Foye\, Amber Gavin\, Gretchen Jankowski\, Jean Robison\, Carol Shaw-Sutto n\, Susanna Speirs\, Christen Sperry-Garcia\, Matt Thomason\, Jeffrey Wasin ger UID:4045 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20070624T170000 DTSTAMP:20140416T144449 DTSTART:20070624T140000 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I Just Can't Get Enough\, Glenn Bach\, Sierra Brown\, Kendell Carte r\, Desiree DeVirgilio\, McLean Fahnestock\, C. Finley\, Jeff Foye\, Jocely n Foye\, Amber Gavin\, Gretchen Jankowski\, Jean Robison\, Carol Shaw-Sutto n\, Susanna Speirs\, Christen Sperry-Garcia\, Matt Thomason\, Jeffrey Wasin ger UID:4046 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR