The annual Fine Arts Faculty exhibition 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 an array of concepts and techniques currently characteristic of the art world.
The majority of the works in the show are grounded in an academic approach to art study and training. Represented in the exhibition are oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings on canvas, paper or panel. Randall Bloomberg shows a ghostly figure seated in an interior in oil on canvas, Diane Hayden presents oil still life and a nude, Walter Cox shows small-scale watercolor portrait, and Linda Busch presents watercolor poppies and a portrait in acrylic. Larry Klepper exhibits pinstripe abstraction in watercolor plus quirky, landscape corner paintings while Glorianne Harris shows a delicate image of dawn over water. Also from the painting area, Lee Kim presents realistic local landscape while Thomas Kidd shows a thought-provoking image, Nature's Lessons. Craig Antrim shows subtle abstraction in oil on canvas.
From the drawing area,Harrison Storms shows dreamlike figurative ink drawings, Norm Looney shows ink dots on paper and Richard Ewing shows caricatures in brush and ink.
The printmaking area of the department is represented with colograph by Annette Owens.
In the area of digital media, Joyce Dallal presents an intricate abstraction inarchival inkjet with gouache and Marcie Kaufman shows a watery image of a jelly fish superimposed on the body of a pregnant female.
Photography is richly represented in black and white works by Robert Dalton, Susan Einstein, Darilyn Rowan and Sandra Trepasso. Victoria Sanchez shows small color images and Michael Quinn presents luscious large-scale close-up of flower.
In the area of design and advertising, Andrea MiCallef and Walter Cox both present identity comps.
In his interactive mixed media installation Ali Ahmadpour projects video images of the atrocities of war on one wall. On other surrounding walls of this space he hangs blank canvases, available for the viewer to draw on in reaction to the video.
The lyrical ceramic cast female torsos by Russell McMillin, the solid beauty of vase, teapot and bowl by Neil Moss, the life portrait head by Randall Bloomberg and humorous vessel by Jeffrey Netzer comprise 4 very distinct approaches to clay. The exhibition also includes a cross-section of 3-dimensional techniques taught in the department including meticulously crafted silver jewelry by Irene Mori and Tina Riggs, humorous small-scale construction by and Paul Gellman. Pam Huth presents light-hearted sugar coated ribcages while Michael L. Miller presents an interactive mixed media piece from his ongoing series, Psychophysical Prosthetic Wardrobe and Susanna Meiers presents mysterious objects from her ongoing series, Natural History. Kent Hayward show his interactive DVD, Sunset to Sunset side by side with a lamp made from reclaimed film.
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silicone rubber, 17"x25"
acrylic on panel, 36"x36"
acrylic and limestone on masonite, 106"x82"x3"
acrylic on canvas, 36"x48"
Cowboy Heroes: from the series Power,
printed paper, wire, 12'x5'
black ink on paper, 7'x5'
primer, rust, and rubber,
Inflicted Punishment or Positive Reinforcement Device
wood, paper, pencils, and interactors, 10'x3'x3'
acrylic on canvas, 22"x28"
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