Opening Reception on Saturday April 28, 2-6pm, with a screening of a film by Paul Pescador at 5pm.
The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents the first installment of the 2012 Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art thesis exhibitions. The two-part series features individual projects culminating from three years of formal and theoretical study at the university.
Featured artists: Nick Aguayo, James Anderson, Sarah Beadle, Maya Gurantz, and Paul Pescador
Nick Aguayo's paintings are objects that reveal the process of their making through a layered transparency. The paintings often rest in a state of almost falling apart, creating a tension that aims to challenge and question the expectations of a painting. aguayoaguayoaguayo
James Anderson works with both found and fabricated forms to explore the body's relationship to materiality, labor and time. His recent sculptural works weave personal narrative into investigations of gravity, balance, ephemerality and surface. james-anderson.net
Sarah Beadle's "Setting Resetting" deals with performative acts of marginalization built into the spectacle of hospitality. "Setting Resetting" employs architectural intervention, performance, photography, language and food to this end.
Maya Gurantz's "The Whore's Dialogue," an immersive multi-channel video installation, enacts a ritual of the transmission, through language, of sexual knowledge between women. This continues her video and performance works that interrogate the contradictions embedded in performances of power. mayagurantz.com
Paul Pescador's 3,4,5, and 8 is an eleven-month long investigation of the sequel and the remake, in response to his previous body of work 1, 1 1/2, 2. The completed project consists of two artist's books, a durational performance, and a film. paulpescador.com