Wednesday, February 5, 4:30-5:30pm, A-211
Ann Diener’s most recent drawings are comprised overlaying images of the city of Los Angeles as it now exists onto the historical blueprint, recording spaces from different time periods and its cacophony of architecture as diverse as its population. Diener received her BA from UCLA and her MFA from UCSB. One-person exhibitions include Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, the Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UCSB, Electric Works Gallery San Francisco and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (now Museum of Contemporary Art). She was a resident artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy and at Kaus Australis in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her work has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, The SF Weekly, Artweek, Art Ltd., Art on Paper, the Santa Barbara News-Press and Santa Barbara Independent.
Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers
Wednesday, March 19, 4:30-5:30pm, A-211
A multimedia studio art collaborative based in Claremont, CA, Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers aim to distill the stereotypical perceptions and associations within our culture into visually compelling objects, sculptures and installations. Whether they create an installation describing the impending doom of the dinosaurs or a valise filled with gold lucky charms their iconography is drawn from the animals, objects and/or situations that operate as commonplace tropes within our culture. Jointly Berg and Myers have participated in multiple solo exhibitions including An embarrassment of riches (2013) and On the brink (2011) both at Dean Project Gallery in New York, NY, and As Luck Would Have It (2009) at Nääs Konsthantverk Galleri in Göteborg, Sweden. Over the years Berg and Myers have also participated in numerous group exhibitions in the US, Mexico, South Korea, Qatar and Kuwait. Berg works as an Associate Professor at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2003 and BFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2000. Myers received her BFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2000 and continued her studies in graphic design at the California College of the Arts.
Wednesday, April 30, 4:30, A-211
Upon first look, Megan Geckler’s work seems to be digital in nature; the colors are vibrant and unreal. Most of her installations are created with flagging tape, a mass-produced colorful plastic ribbon utilized on construction sites and assembled by hand alongside crews of assistants. Geckler has been exhibiting in galleries, museums and alternative spaces since 1998, with many shows in the United States including solo shows at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Creative Artists Agency, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art among others. She has also worked with commercial clients such as Urban Outfitters, Nike and Target. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University.
Wednesday, May 7, 4:30, A-211
Mel Davis received her BFA from Concordia University in Montreal and her NFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She had solo exhibitions and is represented by both Eleanor Harwood Gallery (San Francisco) and Larry Becker Gallery (Philadelphia). She has had additional solo exhibitions at Cecile Moochnek Gallery (Berkeley), NavtaSchulz Gallery (Chicago), and Diego Rivera Gallery (San Francisco). Her work has been reviewed in the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out Chicago, Art in America and San Francisco Art Magazine.