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Art Department's News and Events

Jim Isermann

Jim Isermann Hypercube is up at Praz-Delavallade Los Angeles through April 10, 2021. Technically, a hypercube is an attempt to represent the 4th dimension. In these new works, Isermann sets out to describe the position of 2, 4 or 8 stripes on opposite sides of a cube in a rigid system of divisions and colors that result in asymmetrical compositions.


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Mark McKnight

Mark McKnight is opening a two part, two venue exhibition at Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, February 2 – April 24 and February 26 – April 3 respectively. Hunger for the Absolute comprises a selection of works from his recent monograph, Heaven is A Prison. In these photographs, the artist revisits the high desert landscape of his youth to depict a sexual encounter between two men. Shot with a large-format camera, his protagonists physically echo McKnight himself, and one an- other — Latinx, hirsute, and outside conventional European standards of beauty so often idealized even in the queer community. In McKnight’s visual world, natural landscapes and urban backdrops serve as lively stages for queer and Brown friends and intimates.

Paul Soto

Klaus Von Nichtssagend

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David Horvitz

David Horvitz, who received his BA from UCR in 2004, is attempting to exhibit the passing of time at Praz-Delavallade Los Angeles. Oceaean is open by appointment only through November 28, 2020.

Praz-Delavallade Los Angeles

I imagine I am looking into the eyes of someone looking at my eyes after my death, 2020


A clock that falls asleep, 2020


Air de LA, 2020

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Merideth Hillbrand

At the completion of a year long St. Elmo Artist-in-Residence at UT Austin Merideth Hillbrand ’19 mounted a solo exhibition at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s McDermott Learning Center. Some Fields the Track Runs Through is up through September 30, 2020. Hillbrand continued her ongoing research into the history and relationships between art, architecture, botany and gardens. Her newest body of work made during the residency include formed metal lamps and tête-à-tête benches that encourage viewers to sit, read and interact with one another.

press release

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Amir Zaki

Professor Amir Zaki exhibited an installation of 20 photographs from his California Concrete: A Landscape of Skateparks series on 10 double-sided billboards along a famous 1/2 mile one lane road.  Flow Through Space ran from June 1 through July 1, 2020 on the Canggu Shortcut Road, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.

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David Gilbert

David Gilbert ’11 exhibited a new series of photographs that document temporal yet epic scenes imbued with romance, desire and dramatic light that he created in his studio. The Great Outdoors was Gilbert’s first show at Gallery 12.26 in Dallas, TX and ran from June 6 through August 22, 2020.



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Home Bodies – Senior Exhibition 2020

HOME BODIES is an online exhibition featuring works by twenty-six undergraduate students in UCR’s Department of Art graduating in 2020. Marking an unprecedented time of Covid-19 crisis, the students respond to the challenging conditions of making with innovation, reflection and courage. The works in this year’s exhibition include paintings, photographs, sculptures, video, and sound. Among the distinguished full-time faculty in UCR’s Art Department are Anna Betbeze, John Divola, Jim Isermann, Brandon Lattu, Charles Long, Lynne Marsh, Yunhee Min, and Amir Zaki.

ARTISTS: Pamela Aliaga, Anthony Buncab, Robert Chambers, Pedro Chinchilla, Ceanna Deita, Yuvia Gamez, Monica Gonzalez, Jaide Hilton-Welles, Jaclyn Huang, Ashly Ann Ilasin, Guhyun Jung, Sydney Lam, Savanah Lopez, Chantal Loredo, John Maxey, Jonathan Peralta, Samantha Poliakon, Mariana Rodela, Katia Rodriguez, Alfredo Rosas, Justus Ross, Yessenia Sanchez, Erika Santos, Kelsey Schieman, Melanie White, Damiana Yousef.

This exhibition is organized by UCR Department of Art and UCR ARTS.

Visit the Online Exhibition at art.ucr.edu/seniorexhibition2020

Image courtesy of Chantal Loredo

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Jim Isermann

Jim Isermann. Copy. Pattern. Repeat. is up at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center through September 27, 2020. The exhibition is curated by Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design and features thirty-two works from the 1985-86 Flower series, twelve brand new red, white and blue paintings that describe a transparent cube and a site specific installation consisting of thirty-seven unique, floor-to-ceiling vinyl window panels. Isermann is a Professor in the Art Department.


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