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The annual Fine Arts Faculty exhibition, Visual Lexicon 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 demonstrates a diversity of concepts and techniques currently characteristic of the art world.

The majority of the works in the gallery are grounded in an academic approach to art study and training. Represented in the exhibition are traditional oil on canvas paintings by Beverly Bledsoe, Andy Fagan, Binh Ngo and Randall von Bloomberg; acrylic paintings by Craig Antrim, Lee Kim, Jack King and Susanna Meiers; and watercolor paintings by Linda Busch and Rodman de la Cruz. Harrison Storms' series, Body is fabricated in acrylic, limestone and Masonite. Varied approaches to drawing in the exhibit include charcoal, pencil and conte drawing by Caroline Blake and Medora Wildenberg; graphite on paper drawing by William Pupa; pastel combined with paint in the monumental landscapes of Carson Gladson; and mixed media collage by Rosalyn Mesquita.

The computer arts area of the department is well represented with an enigmatic Iris print by Robin Valle and intriguing images in digital media combined with colored pencil and acrylic paint by Jim Dowdalls. Additionally, Mark Robert Lewis airs elegant color abstraction in his quartette of short video pieces and Lucy Griesbach is represented by her video, Stool Wool. Both Joyce Dallal and Andrea Micallef present documentation of large public projects, which they have individually designed.

The exhibition also includes a cross section of 3-dimensional techniques taught in the department — jeweliy fabrications by Irene Mon and Tina Chambers; stainless steel sculpture by James Russell; mixed media constructions by Nathan Lynch, Annie Malone and David Patterson; bronze sculptures by Andy Fagan and Randall von Bloomberg and a work in alabaster by John Shipman. David Parsons, Terry O’Donnell, Rodman de la Cruz and Susanna Meiers have incorporated found objects into their works, recontextualizing these objects into new, more complex work.

Besides the familiar technique of black and white photographic printing represented in beautiful photographs by Susan Einstein, Darilyn Rowan, and Sandra Trepasso, the exhibition includes other methods of photographic printing such as the dramatic Ektacolor prints by Noah Webb; complex Giclee prints by Robert Dalton; fascinating color studies by Tomo Isoyama and the vivid digital images by L. Wm. Klepper. The startling full color images by Laurel Paley from her series, Inventory, photographically detail the artist’s surgical scars, vericose veins and breast examination. Michael Miller’s whimsical, Polaroid/Xerox pieces, Psychophysical Prosthetic Super Heros, straddle the border of comic book Imagery and display of the human psyche. Norm Looney’s enormous origami crane, Compassion, originally a wood model for an even larger public work of art, demonstrates not only the diverse possibilities of the world of art, but the diversity of the Art Department Faculty at El Camino College.


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Last Published 12/21/16