Arts + Culture

UCLA Department of Art announces events for spring 2008

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The UCLA Department of Art is offering a variety of events for the public's enjoyment this spring, including exhibitions and public lectures. Programs are subject to change. For updated information and confirmation of events, call (310) 825-3281 or visit the department's Web site at www.art.ucla.edu.
 
Exhibitions are at the New Wight Gallery, located in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center at UCLA, unless otherwise noted. Parking is $8 and is available in Lot 3 (enter the campus at Hilgard Avenue and Wyton Drive). Lectures are at the UCLA Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater, located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd. (at Westwood Boulevard). Parking is available in the museum's underground parking lot for $3 with validation.
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
March 31–April 11
Joy Holland — "Out of the Way"
Reception: 5–8 p.m., Thursday, April 3
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center
Free
 
Part of the UCLA M.F.A. exhibition series, "Out of the Way" is a public art installation by M.F.A. candidate Joy Holland, who will transform the floor of a vast outdoor seating area and walkway with intricate, handmade concrete floor tiles. For years, Holland has recycled salvaged wood and other debris to create floors in galleries and public spaces. While at UCLA, she developed a process that uses tree-landscaping waste and scrap wood to cast evocative concrete floor tiles.

 
April 3–10
M.F.A. #2 Exhibition
Opening reception: 5–8 p.m., Thursday, April 3
Gallery hours: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday; 10 a.m–6 p.m., Saturday
New Wight Gallery
Free
 
The second of four exhibitions of artwork by 2007–08 UCLA M.F.A. candidates, this event features works by Jesse Aron Green (interdisciplinary studio), Joy Holland (sculpture), Farrah Karapetian (photography), Juliano Romano (painting/drawing) and Mateo Tannatt (sculpture).
 
 
April 17–24
M.F.A. #3 Exhibition
Opening reception: 5–8 p.m., Thursday, April 17
Gallery hours: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday; 10 a.m–6 p.m., Saturday
New Wight Gallery
Free
 
The third of four exhibitions of artwork by 2007–08 UCLA M.F.A. candidates, this event features works by Matthew Brandt (photography), Vera Caldas (new genres), Spencer Lewis (painting/drawing), Lily Simonson (painting/drawing) and Aaron Turner (ceramics).
 
 
May 2–8
M.F.A. #4 Exhibition
Opening reception: 5–8 p.m., Friday, May 2
Gallery hours: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday; 10 a.m–6 p.m., Saturday
New Wight Gallery
Free
 
The last of four exhibitions of artwork by 2007–08 UCLA M.F.A. candidates, this event features works by Manya Fox (photography), Alexandria Harris (sculpture), Uri Nir (new genres), Charlotte F. Smith (interdisciplinary studio) and Jacob Yanes (sculpture).

 
May 30
7–9 p.m.
UCLA Department of Art Spring 2008 Graduate Open Studios
Graduate Studios
8535 Warner Dr., Culver City, Calif. 90232
(Street parking available)
Free
 
UCLA graduate students' studios in Culver City will be open to the public after their spring reviews. The graduate open studios event takes place twice a year, in the winter and spring.
 
 
June 5–14
Undergraduate Senior Exhibition
Opening reception: 5–8 p.m., Thursday, June 5
Gallery hours: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday
New Wight Gallery
Free
 
This end-of-the-school year exhibition features works by all graduating UCLA Department of Art undergraduate students and is organized by art department faculty member Don Suggs.
 
 
VISITING ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES
 
May 1
7 p.m.
Gregory Crewdson
Billy Wilder Theater, UCLA Hammer Museum
Free

Photographer Gregory Crewdson has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, and his work has been included in many museum collections, most notably the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is a professor of photography at the Yale School of Art and currently lives in New York City.
 
 
May 8
7 p.m.
Andrea Fraser
Billy Wilder Theater, UCLA Hammer Museum
Free 
 
Andrea Fraser's work involves performance, video, context art and institutional critique. Her major projects include installations for the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale and the Kunsthalle Bern. She has created performances for the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the New York-based MICA Foundation and has performed solo work at London's Whitechapel Gallery, New York's Dia Art Foundation, Vienna's Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. The Kunstverein in Hamburg organized a mid-career survey of her work in 2003, and a collection of her writings was published by MIT Press in 2004. Fraser is an associate professor of new genres in the UCLA Department of Art.
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