Monthly Archives: August 2016

Heidi Schwegler at the Sheldon Museum of Art

Heidi Schwegler is part of Uncommon Likeness: Identity in Fluxat the Sheldon Museum of Art.

This exhibition brings together major paintings, photographs, and sculptural works by contemporary artists who choose to depict the body as a point of examining mortality, transience, and identity. Uncommon Likeness includes loans from artists and prominent private collections, as well objects from Sheldon’s permanent collection, that speak to the human condition of negotiating both literal and figurative borders of geography, society, psychology, gender, and spirituality in today’s world.

Click here for more information on the exhibition.


Jean Shin in the New York Times

Jean Shin is highlighted in the New York Times review of the group show “Game On,” at the Children’s Museum of Art.

Click here to read the article.




Chris Duncan Acquired by the Berkeley Art Museum

The gallery is please to announce the acquisition of Chris Duncan’s major work, “White Cinderblock,” by the Berkeley Art Museum, for their permanent collection.

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s comprehensive collection—more than 19,000 works of art and 17,500 films and videos—is characterized by artistic excellence and innovation, intellectual exploration, and social commentary. Representing a tremendous diversity of global cultures and historical periods, the collection has particular strengths in Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese painting, Mughal dynasty Indian miniature painting, Baroque painting, old master prints and drawings, early American painting, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century photography, Conceptual art, and international contemporary art, classic and international cinema, West Coast avant-garde film, international animation, Soviet cinema, early video art, and the largest collection of Japanese films outside of Japan. BAMPFA’s Modern collection is built around a remarkable core holding of fifty paintings by the Abstract Expressionist painter and teacher Hans Hofmann and includes significant works by Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Ad Reinhardt, Jackson Pollock, David Smith, and Clyfford Still.

Chris Duncan is an Oakland-based artist who employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. Often in flux between maximal and minimal, Duncan’s work is a constant balancing act of positive and negative, loud and quite, solitary and participatory and tends to lead towards questions regarding perception, experience and transcendence. Time’s physical and psychological effect have become paramount in these experimental endeavors.

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Josh Azzarella at UC Riverside

Josh Azzarella is part of “For The Record… Contemporary Videos from the Permanent Collection of UCR Sweeney Art Gallery,” at UC Riverside.

Culver Center of the Arts
July 23 – December 24, 2016

For The Record… presents a series of single-channel video works, each addressing recent social, political, or economical conflicts through an artistic lens. HONG-AN TRUONG merges visual appropriation with found footage of Viet Nam during the French colonialism in 1954. The collaborative team, JEFF&GORDON explore the housing crisis in 2011 during the Occupy Wall Street national movement through an analogy to the racket sport of squash. Using computer applications and programs, JOSH AZZARELLA radically reconstructs  iconic footage from the Tiananmen Square Protest in 1989.

For The Record… exemplifies the breadth of UCR Sweeney Art Gallery’s holdings that range from drawings, installations paintings, photography, sculpture, and video by emerging and mid-career artists in contemporary art.

For The Record…Contemporary Videos from the Permanent Collection of UCR Sweeney Art Gallery is curated by Jennifer Frias, Associate Curator, Sweeney Art Gallery at UCR ARTSblock. UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the City of Riverside have provided support. Gift represented in the exhibition include those from the artists, along with collectors Mark and Hilarie Moore.

E X H I B I T I O N   S C H E D U L E


Explosions in the Sky, 2007. Running time: 6 minutes
The Past is a Distant Colony, 2007. Running time: 6 minutes


Temporarily Embarrassed #13 – Pumpkin, 2011. Running time: 2 minutes
Temporarily Embarrassed #3 – Car Wash, 2011. Running time: 2 minutes


Untitled #27 (Unknown Rebel), 2006. Running time: 1 minute, 11 seconds


Heidi Schwegler in the Portland Biennial

Heidi Schwegler is a participant in this year’s Portland Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner.

Established in 2010, the Portland Biennial is a major survey of Oregon artists who are defining and advancing the state’s contemporary arts landscape. Building upon the success of its predecessors, the Portland2016 Biennial is a two-month celebration of the here and now that showcases 34 artists at 25 partner venues in 13 communities across the state – the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Oregon art ever.

Schwegler was sited in articles about the show in BLOUIN ARTINFO and The Portland Mercury.

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