UCLA's Department of Art Staff Biennial Exhibition

Exhibition runs | September 3 - 17 2009
Artist Reception | Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 5 - 9pm
Gallery Hours | Monday thru Friday, 9am - 4:30 & Saturday, September 12, noon - 6pm (Closed Sept 7th for Labor Day)

UCLA’s Department of Art is pleased to announce the opening of RELATED WORK, an art exhibition featuring works by Chris Bassett, Ed Beller, Ben Evans, Matt Lipps, Jared Pankin, Julie Orser, and Steven Simon. This biennial event will include works in sculpture, installation, video, photography, and painting, to be held in the New Wight Gallery at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center.

The exhibition is the third of its kind – showcasing the talents of the Department of Art’s support staff who not only supervise the daily operations of the various genres, but also have their own art practices.

Their works are as diverse as their disciplines – including new works by Evans exploring the spectrum of light and the 4th (spatial) dimension; Simon’s sculptures examine the vulnerability and visual brilliance of coral reefs; Beller’s surrealist displays disrupt the normal run of things by threatening to deliver the ‘Thing’ itself; Bassett presents video and drawings which detail the history of two international banking empires across centuries; Pankin’s "Bonsai" series visually explores the simultaneous and divergent meanings of the practice and expression; Orser’s video installation considers the formation of adolescent subjectivity in relation to place; and Lipps presents a suite of large-scale psycho-architectural interior photographs.

UCLA | Department of Art
Broad Art Center | New Wight Gallery
240 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Info: Joli Kishi @ 310-825-0557

About the Department
The UCLA Department of Art's faculty of internationally recognized artists and theoreticians guide students in exploring contemporary studio practice. Emphasis is placed on autonomy, experimentation, communal discourse and artistic responsibility. Department faculty members include Jennifer Bolande, Barbara Drucker, Andrea Fraser, Russell Ferguson, Roger Herman, Mary Kelly, Barbara Kruger, Catherine Opie, Hirsch Perlman, Lari Pittman, Charles Ray, Adrian Saxe, Don Suggs, James Welling and Patty Wickman.

About UCLA Arts
UCLA Arts comprises six degree-granting departments: Architecture and Urban Design, Art, Design | Media Arts, Ethnomusicology, Music, and World Arts and Cultures; and three internationally acclaimed public arts institutions: the Hammer Museum (incorporating the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden), the Fowler Museum at UCLA and UCLA Live, the performing arts program. The school is also a nexus for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research supported by its centers: the Art | Sci Center, the Art | Global Health Center, the Center for Intercultural Performance, the Experiential Technologies Center and the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.

Artist's Websites ////
+ Chris Bassett
+ Ed Beller
+ Ben Evans
+ Matt Lipps
+ Julie Orser
+ Jared Pankin
+ Steven Simon