Brenda Munguia - Bipolar Disorders
First Look Friday
Member's Only Hours
Friday, September 17th, 3-5pm.
3rd Saturday Opening Reception:
Saturday, July September 18th
Artist Lecture: 4-5PM Reception: 5-8pm
3rd Saturday Closing Reception:
Saturday, October 16th
Artist Lecture: 4-5PM Reception: 5-8pm
From the Juror
The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for the various representations of the term Comunidad. Whether its an exchange of a skill, practice, education, or knowledge that has been passed down through communal engagements, these selected works display the interactions and knowledge which have developed our understanding of building community through the cultural practices of the Latinx/Hispanic community.
With the current social climate and critical understanding of our nation’s circumstances, community can be understood in various ways that encompass race, class, and gender. The Spanish term comunidad gives us an even deeper understanding of the term community that is interweaved to the lived experiences of Latinx and Hispanic communities. The artists of this exhibition remind us that our experiences, engagements, exchanges, and interactions in communities continue to develop the cultural tapestry of our social landscape while challenging the ways in which we can creatively explore the idea of community.
Assistant Professor of Art Education
California State University Sacramento
About the Juror
Inspired by the critical tradition in education, known as Critical Pedagogy, Dr. Luis-Genaro Garcia is an artist, scholar, and former high school art educator. As an educator and artist influenced by the theoretical frameworks of Critical Pedagogy, The Funds of Knowledge, and Critical Race Theory in Education, he draws on art as a tool to challenge the social and political barriers that exist for communities of color.
As an artist, constantly drawing on his experiences as a student and critical educator, he reflects the historical and political experiences of marginalized communities through what he identifies as Social Surrealism. His work is heavily influenced by Mexican Muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros and printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada; both known for their social and political commentary.
As a long-time public high school educator and professor, he draws on the cultural assets of students and communities as relevant and accessible forms of art. Through this philosophy he believes that students' home knowledge can be used by educators to develop cultural and relevant knowledge that will develop the creativity and independence of students , educators, and communities for social transformation and social change. Dr. Garcia’s vast experience includes developing teacher resources for Self Help Graphics and Art, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, professional development for educators within the UC and CSU system, and providing accessible art workshops for families across California. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art Education at California State University Sacramento and continues working with local communities, schools, and arts organizations.
Cheryl L. Guerrero
Íñigo José Guzmán
Benito Rangel de Maria
Irvine Fine Arts Center presents
ALL MEDIA 2021
ALL MEDIA 2021 ExhibitionThe annual All Media exhibition showcases artwork from Southern California artists. Works include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics, video, installation, and more.
Exhibition: Monday, July 12 Saturday, September 18
Admission, parking, and opening reception are free.
For more information, call 949-724-6880.
Elizabeth Abaravich Julia Alexander-Bates Valentina Aproda Alexander Arshansky
Nurit Avesar Renee Azenaro Steffani Bailey Gretchen Batcheller Aurora Bewicke
Arezoo Bharthania Allegra Bick-Maurischat Raymond Bonavida Becky Brinkley
Micki Brown Carolina Brunet Anna Carey Maurice Cassidy Michael Chesler
Ashoke Chhabra Helen Cox Cindy Craig Beth Davila Waldman Mika Denny
Carlos Diaz Luz Mariel Donahue Pam Douglas Margaret Jo Feldman
Paul Gardner Cyrus Ghalambor Sofia Gonzalez Bria Goodall Carolyn Harper
Randi Hokett Francesca Hummler Bahar Jalehmahmoudi Lua Kobayashi
James Kuo Rachel Leising Soo Stephanie Leonard Mark Leysen Michele Little
John Lorenz Shahin Massoudi Deborah McAfee Eric Moore ( Brenda Munguia )
Ted Rigoni May Roded Ziba Safavian Lori Stanford Amanda St. Claire Chris Stoltz
Stephen Thornhill Christa Toole Hedy Torres Linda Wald Sydney Walters Jerry Weems
Taylor Bythewood-Porter has served as assistant curator at the California African American Museum (CAAM) since 2017. She is the curator of the museums upcoming exhibition Rights and Rituals: The Making of African American Debutante Culture. Prior to Bythewood-Porters appointment at CAAM she served as president and a founding member of SIA Curates, a curatorial organization run through Sothebys Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University that connects aspiring curators with Claremont's MFA students to develop yearly exhibitions. Bythewood-Porter is also the recipient of the 2018 Travel Scholarship to attend the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) conference and a participant in the Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive New Orleans 2019. She holds a Master of Arts in art business with a concentration in contemporary art from Sotheby's Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a focus on public relations and journalism and a minor in art history from Monmouth University.
Opening Reception: January 14, 2021 6pm PT
Marie Lee, Associate Professor
Department of Art, Media, Performance and Design
Jeannette Powell Art Center, University of the Pacific
For immediate release: On January 14, 2021 at 6pm PT, the Reynolds Gallery is pleased to host the opening of a juried virtual exhibition, “Dreaming of Equ>lity.” University of the Pacific student curators selected work from an open call addressing social and political discourses stimulated by the global crises of 2020. Thirty-one artists at all stages of their careers from across the US contributed work focused on their hopes for an end to the collective traumas of injustice, racism, discrimination, and climate destruction.
Artists bravely confront systemic disadvantages with camera, paintbrush, and pencil as swords. They also make the best of virtual opportunities to communicate messages of hope and to challenge us to create a more just and equal society. The forty-six pieces in the show include documentary photography, photomontage, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and video. Artists address issues of identity - Black Lives Matter features prominently - from painful experiences of constraint to proposing new ways of being free and genuine self-care. Tackling historic iniquity and honoring significant influences, they point to futures diverse and deeply imagined.
Exhibiting artists: Kamal Al Mansour, Ahmet Arslan, Jena Ataras, Aram Bea, Gretchen Beck, Joe Bussell, Christian Bustos, John Chang, Trevor Coopersmith, Michael Darough, Michael Kenneth Depue, Greta Dole, Kia Duras-Carter, Roya Farassat, Sherry Muyuan He, Firoz Mahmud, Crystal Marshall, George Lorio, Paolo Morales, Jeff Musser, (Brenda Munguia), Nimisha Doongarwal, Alissa Ohashi, Nikki Parikh, Chris Revelle, Ann Stoddard, Laura Tanner, VANCAI, Morrie Warshawski, Sara Zielinski, and Jing Zhou.
The exhibition was conceived and created by student co-curators Crystal Baltazar, Paola Baltazar Salcedo, Angelique Doty, Jennifer Nava, Megan Rabatan and Kaelani Valdez-Nawatani under the mentorship of professor Marie Lee and university curator Lisa Cooperman.
The show can be viewed on ArtSteps, an online exhibition platform that allows audience to visit virtual spaces. Browse the exhibition or take the virtual tour curated by the gallery.
The Reynolds Gallery, located in the Jeannette Powell Art Center at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, encourages the exchange of artistic and cultural ideas, and provides Pacific students and the larger region a forum to explore traditional and contemporary art and design.
Zoom reception: https://pacific.zoom.us/j/92100257989?pwd=TndTOGt3OVJBMTMxZWFidWwvOHZ5UT09 (Meeting ID: 921 0025 7989, Passcode: 913356) on Thursday, January 14, 6 pm
For Immediate Release
LOCAL ARTIST FEATURED IN COMPETITIVE NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION
Los Angeles – Local artist, Brenda Munguia, was one of 31 artists selected by gallerist Michael Rose for a special virtual art exhibition 31 Under 30: Emerging Artists in The United States, which will be on view on his website www.michaelrosefineart.com in August and September 2020. This exhibition is the second in an ongoing series of virtual initiatives to promote the work of talented artists by Mr. Rose, an art historian and gallery professional based in New England. The show received over 160 individual entries, which were winnowed down to 31 select artworks representing some of the best work being made by young artists throughout the country. For more information about this exhibition, contact Michael at email@example.com.
About Brenda Munguia
Brenda Munguia is a emerging visual artist and teaching artist from Los Angeles California. Her work has been exhibited at noted public institutions such as California State University Northridge, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Southern Indiana, and the Art Center College of Design. She was also part of the Vote Collective with LA County Arts at CSUN. She earned her BA in painting from California State University Northridge.
About Michael Rose:
Michael Rose is an art historian, gallerist, and appraiser based in New England. Currently the Gallery Manager at the historic Providence Art Club in Rhode Island, Rose is also an independent art advisor and speaker who has worked with artists and collectors throughout the region and around the country. He earned his BA in art history from Providence College and his Certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University.