Monthly Archives: August 2016

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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