The UCLA Department of Art is pleased to announce the opening of IN PRACTICE, an art exhibition featuring works by Chris Bassett, Ed Beller, Ben Evans, Helga Fassonaki, Whitney Hubbs, Julie Orser, Jared Pankin, Steven Simon, and Lisa Sitko. This biennial event will include works in sculpture, installation, video, photography, and painting, to be held in the New Wight Gallery at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center.
The exhibition is the fourth of its kind – showcasing the talents of the Department of Art’s support staff who not only supervise the daily operations of the various genres, but also have their own art practices.
Their works are as diverse as their disciplines – including new work by Fassonaki exploring musician idol worship by means of a Patti Smith song; Sitko’s sculpture considers the gesture of negotiation; Hubbs presents uncanny photographs and videos that render the mundane into the spectacular; Orser’s video questions sound and image relationships in a humorous reenactment of a western-themed catfight; Evans’ sculptures sketch out space beyond the third dimension and explore permutations of the picture plane; Bassett’s prints describe the historical fiction of intercostal rivalries; Simon's sculptures and photographs examine his artistic and political masturbation; Pankin’s sculptures reference the art of Bonsai; and, Beller’s conceptual installation threatens to become unhinged from its contextual background.
The exhibition program of the New Wight Gallery is made possible through the generous support of Dallas Price-Van Breda.