Untitled (Horse), 2012, gelatin silver print by Whitney Hubbs.
"GHOST SHIFT,' an exhibition featuring work by UCLA Department of Art staff members Chris Bassett, Ed Beller, Deanna Erdmann, Ben Evans, Whitney Hubbs, Jared Pankin and Steven Simon, opens Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the New Wight Gallery in the Broad Center.
This is the fifth exhibition showcasing the talents of the department's support staff, who supervise the daily operations of the various genres as well as maintaining their own art practices.
Their works are as diverse as their disciplines, according to the art department's announcement:
- Bassett's photographs explore decommissioned Cold War air defense sites surrounding Los Angeles.
- Beller presents a selection of digital prints and paintings from his most recent work, "Color Wheels."
- Erdmann's work reconfigures image, time and sound, proposing new strategies for viewing that challenge habitual engagement and perception.
- Evans' drawings of simple circle constructions investigate scale and derived pictorial containment.
- Hubbs photographs abstract through framing, with little desire to illuminate or provide an understanding.
- Pankin believes he is a bonsai master.
- Simon's sculptures examine his contemplations on age.
An opening reception takes place on Wednesday, September 3, 5-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through Sept. 19 during the New Wight Gallery's regular hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, call 310-825-0557. Follow the Department of Art's Facebook page to learn about future events.