FACULTY SHOW 2014
Works by El Camino College Art Department and Photography Department Faculty
November 17 – December 10, 2014
Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5-8 p.m.
Randall Von Bloomberg
|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 and Photography Departments 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 with complex oil still life by Joe Kabriel, luscious landscape by Randall Bloomberg, revelatory imagery by Tom Kidd, evocative realism by Lee Kim, an homage to Matisse by Binh Ngo and strong burnished works in mixed media by Harrison Storms. Richard Ewing shows ink wash caricatures of well-known public figures and Mardi Speth exhibits fanciful watercolors with animals. In the drawing and print making areas, Joe Hardesty shows a meditative graphite drawing. Katherine Sheehan shows layered printed landscapes with birds.
From the 3-D area, Russell McMillin exhibits a handsome encrusted ceramic torso, one of a series of female warrior works. Vince Palacios presents ceramic sculpture decorated with decals of alchemical images while Karen Thayer displays classic polychrome vessels in ceramic. Pam Huth displays a large-scale, paper-thin feather in wood beside a delicately fabricated necklace in silver and bone. Additionally Huth shows a 3-Dimensional crow made of local maps. Cheryl Dimson presents mixed media vessels with live plants and Susanna Meiers displays layered mixed media wall works. Irene Mori presents elegant jewelry in gold and silver with embedded precious stones. Michael Lewis Miller presents an interactive/relational aesthetics installation that includes a large cabinet loaded with rolled documents and a box-car following.
Photography is beautifully represented with a black and white silver gelatin print by Darilyn Rowan. Michael Quinn shows a luminous pigmented print of a mountain range with lake and Robert Dalton displays stunning black and white images of California mid-century architecture and birch trees.
In the digital media area, Joyce Dallal presents an abstract self portrait comprised of grids digital photographs. Sandra Trepasso shows digitally altered, mirror image photographs of Art Deco architechture and Joy Curtis Urlik displays striking digital images, reminiscent of astronomical photos. Amanda Keller Konya presents an image of fleshy balloons in MacDonald's parking lot.
Each year the faculty members of these two 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.