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Art Department's News and Events

Lisa Williamson

Sculpture Lecturer Lisa Williamson has her first solo exhibition up at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in Los Angeles. For Amplifier, Williamson brings together a series of wall-based works that compress landscape and portraiture, architecture and time. The exhibition runs through July 17, 2021.

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

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Charles Long

Professor Charles Long’s solo exhibition is up at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles through May 28, 2021. In WORKLIGHT, a title obtained from a scrap of plastic the artist found while crossing an intersection on his daily bike ride to the studio, Charles Long presents a new body of assemblage works playing with the openness of consciousness (light) against the seeming limits of physical material (work).

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

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Anna Betbeze

Assistant Professor Anna Betbeze has an exhibition up at Nina Johnson in Miami though May 29, 2021. Forms Like Dreams is Betbeze’s third solo exhibition with the gallery and her first exploring photography. Through photographs and works on paper, paintings, drawings, and sculpture, Anna Betbeze probes the limits of images and experience.

Nina Johnson

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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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