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Art Department's News and Events

Carter Seddon

Carter Seddon ’13 has a solo exhibition up at Jenny’s in Los Angeles. For Souvenir Seddon presents a new series of 13 silver gelatin prints. The photographs were made using 35mm film, framed identically and printed slightly larger than a standard postcard. The subject matter oscillates between the very photogenic, a cat for instance, and the less picturesque; a Midtown Manhattan street corner seen from a car. The exhibition runs through February 22, 2020.


Installation photos by Paul Salveson

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Amir Zaki

Professor Amir Zaki has mounted an exhibition at the Culver Center of the Arts, part of UCR ARTS in downtown Riverside.  Empty Vessel – Amir Zaki presents two new bodies of photographs by Zaki featuring either vacant landscapes of California skateparks or still lifes of shards from broken, ceramic containers. The exhibition runs from January 18 through April 5, 2020, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 6 to 8pm.

Empty Vessel

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Zachary Leener

Zachary Leener ’12 has an exhibition of new ceramic sculpture at Klaus von Nichtssagend in New York City. Shekinah is up through February 16, 2020. To read the press release and see more mind-blowing work follow the link below.


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Amir Zaki

Professor Amir Zaki’s Empty Vessel opens on September 19th at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion on the campus of OCC. This extensive exhibition will interweave photographs of empty skateparks made at dawn and photographs of broken ceramic shards as still lifes.

Press Release 

Exhibition Dates: September 19th – December 5th.
Preview: Thursday, September 19th, 5-7 p.m.
Book Signing and Artist-led Exhibition Tour: Saturday, September 21st, 2-3pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21st, 3-5pm

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Amir Zaki

Professor Amir Zaki’s first internationally distributed Monograph is now available. California Concrete: A Landscape of Skateparks, published by Merrell (London & New York), is a hardcover, 128-page book featuring 72 color plates, and essays by legendary pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, Los Angeles based architect Peter Zellner, and Zaki. 

The book and work have recently been featured on NPR, WIRED Magazine, DEZEEN MagazineThe Architect’s Newspaper, Hypebeast, Wallpaper* MagazineLa Repubblica, and Italian Vogue.

There are upcoming features in the LA Times and KCET Artbound.


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Brandon Lattu

Professor Brandon Lattu has a solo exhibition of new photographic and sculptural works up at Richard Telles Fine Art in Los Angeles. FULL TO BURSTING is on through August 17, 2019.


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