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 their 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 Los Angeles-based artist who uses language, literature and exchanges with writers as the basis for her work in painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Grant’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), among other museums and galleries. She has collaborated with artists and writers including philosopher and playwright Hélène Cixous, hypertext pioneer Michael Joyce, and actor and writer Keanu Reeves. Grant is also recognized for her philanthropic grantLOVE project (www.grantlove.com), which produces and sells original artworks and editions to benefit artist projects and arts non-profits. Her work is in public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), MOCA (Los Angeles), the Orange County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin) and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is also the co-founder of X Artists’ Books, a small press focused on collaborative book publishing (xartstsbooks.com).

 

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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’s drawings, collages, videos, powerpoints, performances, and paintings have been extensively exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In 2017 a new suite of her paintings were included in the Whitney Biennial, her cinematic opera, The Magic Flute, premiered at LACMA, and an earlier work was featured in the Venice Biennale. In 2015, Stark’s sprawling mid-career survey, UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015, opened at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles before traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. That same year Stark was the subject of a solo exhibition titled, Intimism, a survey of her video and digital works at The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to being the author or subject of several books, Stark’s work has been recently included in prominent exhibitions such as the 2013 Carnegie International, the 2011 Venice Biennale, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. This summer in New York, Stark’s The Magic Flute will be screened at the Museum of Modern Art and will be featured in her third solo exhibition at Gavin Brown’s enterprise. She will also be presenting a new work at Art Basel Unlimited in Basel, Switzerland this June.

 

Stark is represented by Gavin Brown’s enterprise in New York, Galerie Buchholz in Berlin and greengrassi in London. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

 

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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