2017 MFA post-graduate exhibition: Clothing Optional

2017 MFA post-graduate exhibition: Clothing Optional

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Jazmin Urrea, Red 40, 2017. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos bags, Xerox prints of Rellerindos, Jabalina, and Dedos. Installation. Photo: Rafael Hernandez.

July 6, 2017
2017 MFA post-graduate exhibition
Clothing Optional
August 5–9, 2017
Opening: August 5, 6–9pm
Night Gallery
2276 E 16th St
90021 Los Angeles CA
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California Institute of the Arts 2017 MFA Graduates in the programs of Art, Art & Tech, and Photo & Media are pleased to announce their post-graduate exhibition Clothing Optional, organized by Sohrab Mohebbi of REDCAT. Clothing Optional will be held at Night Gallery and run from August 5 to August 9 with the opening reception taking place on August 5 from 6–9pm.

Clothing Optional is an exhibition that features work by 30 artists, all recent graduates of CalArts, whose practices use an extensive range of media and explore a vast variety of topics. CalArts’ unbound curriculum, which is built individually by the artist, leads to a wide range of content that is fortified by the Institute’s six schools (Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film & Video, Music, and Theater). Since 1970, California Institute of the Arts has set the pace for educating artists, offering a rigorous graduate degree in the programs of Art, Art & Technology, and Photography & Media. The art school has a foundation embedded with feminist discourse, practices dependent on the artist’s actions and voice, and a sense of community. As successive generations of faculty and alumni have helped challenge the idea of an artist as well as shape the landscape of contemporary arts, the Institute encompasses a vibrant, eclectic community with global reach, inviting experimentation, independent inquiry, and active collaboration and exchange among artists, artistic disciplines, and cultural traditions.

Artists: Yair Agmon, Deirdre Bailey, Maya Beaudry, Charmaine Bee, Niels Bugge, Joestine Con-ui, Courtney Cone, Hagar Cygler, Maria Bang Espersen, Lorena Espitia, Joshua Evan, Geir Foshaug, Isabelle Harada, SeJin Hyun, Jeanine Lewis, Tyler Lumm, Emily Marchand, Corey McGhee, Mariner Padwa, pecking net, Jaklin Romine, AJ Strout, Jack Taylor, Efrain Torres, Matt Town, Jazmin Urrea, Amanda Vincelli, John Wu, and Sichong Xie

Clothing Optional is made possible with generous support from Night Gallery, California Institute of the Arts’ Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Student’s Union, School of the Arts and Office of Advancement. Without their support, this exhibition would not be possible.


Contact:  Efrain Torres, efraintorres@alum.calarts.edu

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