DEVON TSUNO / GREG ROSE

us and those around us

 

Devon Tsuno and Greg Rose both work with visual themes of nature and landscape yet behind what might be considered a traditional oeuvre, they explore social constructs, family connections, geopolitics, human relationships and human-made destruction. The obvious brilliance of Tsuno’s carefully layered foliage and Rose’s pristine tree portraiture belie the deep need for tenuous ties we have with our natural surroundings. Alongside beauty is anxiety. Specific to Los Angeles yet easily extrapolated to universal proportions, we find ourselves in trouble. What our community is today, down to individual neighborhoods, individual trees, even may be fleeting, soon to be reconfigured, washed over, burned to oblivion, decimated. Honor the roots from which our lives spring. Celebrate. And be Warned.

 Link to Devon and Greg’s Talk: https://youtu.be/zZ1Opnayzf4

Don’t You Know Who I Am, 2020, gouache, 14×20

 

ANN DIENER

Linear Dissections: The Power of Place

Evolving Terrain, 2019, 49 5/8 x 70 in., graphite, colored pencil, gouache and cut paper on paper

Pierce College Art Gallery is excited to introduce large scale drawings by Ann Diener in our first exhibition back on campus. Ann will give a talk about her work in Art 3300 on Wednesday, February 16th at 2PM with a reception in the Gallery immediately following.

Ann Diener’s drawings and installations are multi-layered narratives, which investigate the social and political ramifications of the built environment. Referring to land, culture, time and memory, the works move beyond geography to engage with issues of science, social class, migration and the anthropological layers of place.

Diener earned her BA from UCLA and her MFA from the University of California Santa Barbara and has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US, including at the Weatherspoon Museum in North Carolina, the Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UCSB, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Torrance Museum, Otis College of Art and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Riverside Museum, the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles and Hosfelt Gallery and Electric Works, San Francisco, as well as numerous art fairs in the US and Europe. She is slated for a one-person exhibition in 2024 at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA, 2024, The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles, California.

Her work has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Art on Paper, Artweek, among others. She has been awarded residencies at The Bogliasco Foundation, Genoa, Italy, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam and the American Academy, Rome. She has taught at UCSB, been a visiting artist at numerous schools and her practice includes bringing art to public schools.

Link to Ann Diener’s Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EylKQKCO11A

 

Making Meaning

Presented by Laura Mays

Laura Mays Headshot

 

Peter Liashkov

 

Peter Liashkov has maintained an art practice since the 1980s. His work has been deeply rooted in the human figure; working two dimensionally in mixed media techniques on unusual grounds like synskin, fiberglass mesh and other translucent materials. Currently, his primary interest is reflecting on the ever-changing richness of Los Angeles since his immigration here 65 years ago. he is Professor Emeritus from Art Center College of Design, and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. Since retiring from teaching he has done residencies in Russia, Norway, Argentina, and the U.S.

 

Her work has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Art on Paper, Artweek, among others. She has been awarded residencies at The Bogliasco Foundation, Genoa, Italy, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam and the American Academy, Rome. She has taught at UCSB, been a visiting artist at numerous schools and her practice includes bringing art to public schools.

Artist Peter Liashkov talks about his artwork donated to Pierce College

Artwork by Peter Liashkov Presented in the Videos

 

Lorraine Heitzman

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PLACE, SPACE AND STRUCTURE REIMAGINED

 

 

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11:11 A Creative Collective Interview

Pierce College Art Gallery Director Constance Kocs joins 11:11 A Creative Collective in conversation.

Addy Gonzalez Renteria, Erin Stone and Miles Lewis share their experiences as artists, curators, administrators and educators. They discuss opportunities and career choices for students in the arts; community arts and civic engagement; inclusivity and the shifting social lens; and the role of the artist in times of crisis.

2020 Vision

 

Beginning with the coronavirus and the transfer of all classes to a remote learning format, progressing through the upheaval of the quiet solemnity of quarantine with civil demonstrations after the death of George Floyd and the outrage of citizens who could no longer stay home, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. As artists, our students have continued to make work, both within and outside of class that reflects individual visions of the isolation, the chaos, the hope.

 

While the Pierce College Art Gallery is physically closed, the Department of Art + Architecture highlights the immediacy of the moment by showcasing student work done during 2020, at the height of shared anxiety and anticipation yet reflective of wide-ranging personal interpretations, observations and creative approaches indicative of our diverse student body.

 

Students submitted their work virtually and the exhibition exists virtually, in noncurated form, as a reflection of the moment.

(Top Left) Follow This Line, Installation view of  Siah Armajani,  2019. Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Top Right) Photo from UNEARTHED series 2017-2019  Photo: http://www.lalehkhorramian.com/paintings 

(Bottom Left) Party on the Caps , Installation view of Meriem Bennani . Image: Ben Davis

(Bottom Right) The Grotto , 2017- 2018, Polymer gypsum, fiberglass, steel, plaster, pigment, Photo: Object Studies 

 

 

“MAKING IT IN AMERICA” refers to the concept of becoming successful as an immigrant, a foreigner, an entrepreneur. At the same time, as artists, these particular transplants are actual “makers,” creating highly individual work which is also undeniably steeped in the significance of heritage, history, culture.  

This “Archive Project” is a virtual exhibition comprised of links to visuals, video and information already in the public sphere, selected to form a thematic context for these four artists whose work covers the expanse of architecture, sculpture, textiles, digital media, installation, film/video, painting, printmaking, collage and mixed media. Housed on the Pierce College Art Department Gallery site, the exhibition is accessible to faculty to enhance course curriculum and to students to follow their own paths of curiosity. 

See More Here:

Siah Armajani

Laleh Khorramian

Meriem Bennani

Diana Al-Hadid