Works by El Camino College Art Department and Photography Department Faculty
November 19 – December 12, 2018
Reception: November 29, 5-8 PM
Gallery Talk: December 4, 1 PM
The annual Art Department and Photography Department Faculty Show includes a variety of works of art in a wide range of media. The exhibit provides a look at the aesthetic and educational philosophies advocated by El Camino College Art Department and Photography Department, and demonstrates an array of concepts and techniques currently characteristic of the art world. The exhibit includes artwork representing multiple techniques within the areas of photography, painting, drawing, print making, sculpture, mixed media installation, graphic design, digital media, jewelry and ceramics.
The painting area is represented richly by Randall Bloomberg, who exhibits colorful figurative works in oil on canvas. Tom Kidd shows revelatory imagery in oil on canvas. Binh Ngo exhibits large-scale underwater self-portraits in oil on canvas. Richard Ewing shows acerbic ink wash caricatures and Mardi Speth exhibits whimsical watercolor illustrations. Jennifer Phelps exhibits small images depicting fragments of the human figure. Susanna Meiers shows a pensive moonscape in acrylic on wood panel. Joe Hardesty exhibits quirky works in acrylic with collage on paper. Katherine Sheehan shows a black and white woodcut print of a solitary crane surrounded by Buddhist mandorla. Joyce Dallal displays a diptych In mixed media with swirling calligraphic image derived from words present in the Pledge of Allegiance, as translated into Judeo-Arabic by her great aunt.
From the 3-D area, Russell McMillin exhibits an indigo blue, encrusted ceramic torso, from of a series of corset clad female warriors. Vince Palacios presents dynamic ceramic sculptures with decals. This recent series explores the extension of cutout clay elements beyond the contained form. Pam Huth shows a fiercely realistic rampant dragon, constructed of barracuda fish bones. Nicola Vruwink exhibits comical interactive ceramic with mixed media vessels on spindly tables. Within a small metal rectangular pin, Irene Mori contrasts the beauty of the human body and the unknown journey after its inevitable end.
Michael Lewis Miller presents an energetic pink and turquoise art making cart topped by the spokes of an umbrella. This cart is part of an ongoing interactive performance that Miller will conduct during the reception in the gallery on November 30 and on Wednesdays throughout the exhibition. Visitors will be invited to write their wishes on ribbons and attach them to the umbrella.
Photography is represented with stunning black and white silver gelatin prints by Darilyn Rowan. Michael Quinn shows a stirring color inkjet print of waves along a shore. Josh Cho presents an elegant inkjet landscape with green field under black sky.
Robert Dalton displays a visionary image of a starry female figure. Joy Curtis Urlik displays a tickly black and white landscape comprised of layered digital images.
Artist and art historian Ali Ahmadpour presents American Tiles, Part II (And the Children?), an interactive installation primarily focused on the immigration issue of separation of children from their families occurring within the US in 2108 and beyond.
Visitors are invited to contribute their thoughts and images to his Interactive wall.
Each year the faculty members in the Art and Photography Departments are invited to exhibit artwork in a non-curated exhibit that seeks to expose the student body and general public to the creative aspect of the faculty. The work each year is wide-ranging and fascinating, demonstrating the breadth of talent within the Art and Photography Departments. We hope that you enjoy the show.