Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Artists In Their Own Words

Join us on select Tuesdays at 5pm, as artists working in different mediums share their process and provide insight into thier lives and careers!

Artists in Their Own Words is presented in collaboration with the School of Art at CSULB.

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Tickets:

The lectures are free - but tickets are required for entry.

Reservations can be made below.

Public welcome.

Amir Fallah

Alexandra Grant

Rodney McMillian

Isla Hansen

Frances Stark

 

Attending all artist lectures reserve the Spring Package.

Spring Package

 

 

 


Amir Fallah Art

Amir Fallah

Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018 at 5pm


Amir H. Fallah was boarn in Tehran, Iran in 1979. He received his BFA from Maryland Insitute College of Art in 2001 and MFA from UCLA in 2005. Amir has exhibited widely in solo shows across the United States and in the Middle East. Amir is a 2017 recipient of the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists and a 2015 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. His works are part of several collections, including the Microsoft Art Collection, USA; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, USA; and the Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE.

 

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Alexandra Grant Art

Alexandra Grant

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 5pm


Alexandra Grant is a text-based artist who uses language and networks of words as the basis for her work in painting, drawing and sculpture.  She has been the subject of shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), the Contemporary Museum (Baltimore), and galleries in the US and abroad. Grant has explored ideas of translation, identity, and dis/location not only in drawings, painting and sculpture, but also in conversation with other artists and writers, such as her longterm collaborator, hypertext author Michael Joyce, the actor Keanu Reeves, artist Channing Hansen, and the philosopher Hélène Cixous.

 

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Rodney McMillian Art

Rodney McMillian

Tue, March 20, 2018 at 5pm


Rodney McMillian is known for his installations comprised of discarded mattresses, filing cabinets, wood paneling, chairs, bookshelves, and other found materials that suggest the weight of history. By using old objects, he recreates his own version of historic moments—often with overt references to domestic life, the education system, the civil government, and race relations. His hope is to remind his viewers of opinions or accounts that are in the minority or have been completely forgotten. Another recurring motif in his work is the amorphous cloth shape, taking the form of either stuffed appendages or large swaths. McMillian has even been known to sell his canvases by the square foot.


American, b. 1969, Columbia, South Carolina, based in Los Angeles, California

 

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Isla Hansen Art

Isla Hansen

Tue, April 24, 2018 at 5pm

 

Isla Hansen's work reenacts forms of popular media, play, and systems of production, recreating ways in which bodies connect to technologies in the world around us. Recently, Isla has focused on the way in which camera and robotic systems in the gaming, medicine, food, and sports industries have developed by tracking and positioning the human body as analogue. Isla currently lives and works in Los Angeles where she is an Assistant Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts. Her solo and collaborative installations, systems, and performances have been exhibited at the ‪Columbus Museum of Art‬, MOCA Cleveland, ‪Industry City‬ Gallery, the Parrish Art Museum, the Hammer Museum, Miller Gallery, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

 

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Frances  Stark Art

Frances Stark

Tue, May 1, 2018 at 5pm


Frances Stark (born 1967, Huntington Beach, California) is based in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from Art Center College of Art and Design. Frances Stark is the author or subject of ten books. Her collage, drawings, videos, powerpoints, performances, and paintings have been extensively exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In 2017 a new suite of her paintings are included in the Whitney Biennial, her The Magic Flute project premiered at LACMA, and an earlier work will be featured in the Venice Biennale. Stark recently resigned her position as tenured professor in the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design.

 

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Spring Artist

Spring Package

 

Reserve tickets for all Spring lectures.

 

Package includes-

Jan. 23rd - Amir Fallah

Feb. 6th - Alexandra Grant
Mar. 20th-Rodney McMillian
April 24th - Isla Hansen
May 1 - Frances Stark