ART Graduate Theme Exhibition – I AM ERICA

September 28-October 12, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 5-8PM


I AM ERICA features 21 American and International artists from 7 MFA programs across Southern California and their artistic approach to recent developments in American politics. Through painting, sculpture, video, and performance, the artists attempt to better understand a culture they temporarily join during the course of their MFA.

Organized by UCLA Department of Art graduate students Adrian Abela, Shasha Dothan, and Amedeo Polazzo.

The following performance will begin at the New Wight Gallery entrance at 5:30pm, during the opening reception of I AM ERICA:

The Streets Have No Name For Us: Little Tremors (2017)
Renée Lynn Reizman (UCI)

At age 23, Renée Reizman was diagnosed with three separate chronic pain conditions. Ever since, she has seen a gynecological specialist at UCLA Medical Center, and has participated in the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain research study conducted through the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. On this walk through the university’s medical complexes, Renée invites others to trace the routes she takes to her appointments while ruminating on the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the architects of the GOP replacement, and her own experiences within the American healthcare system.

 

Featured Artists:

Anna Ayeroff
OTIS
Hannah Kim Varamini
CalArts
Renée Lynn Reizman
UCI
Lorenzo Baker
OTIS
Alexandra de Leon
CalArts
Marton Robinson
USC
Jinseok Choi
CalArts
Austyn de Lugo
OTIS
Hande Sever
CalArts
Carolina Hicks
CalArts
Kayla Mattes & Justin Seibert
UCSB
Assaf Shaham
USC
Lucy Holtsnider
UCSB
Xochi Maberry-Gaulke
OTIS
Andrew M Sturm
UCSD
Denae Howard
CalArts
Sarah Mendelsohn
UCSD
Christopher Anthony Velasco
UCSB
Robert Huerta
UCSB
Joaquin Palting
UCI
Haena Yoo
Art Center
 

Installation View. Photo courtesy of the curators.
Installation View. Photo courtesy of the curators.

Photos of all featured artworks are available for viewing on the UCLA Department of Art Facebook.


New Wight Gallery

1100 Broad Art Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:30PM

Admission is free.

Parking in Lot 3: $3/hour, Max $12/day 

Directions to Broad Art Center

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The exhibition program of the New Wight Gallery is made possible by the generous support of Dallas Price-Van Breda.