GLAMFA: Greater LA Master's of Fine Arts Exhibition

Ian Pines
Idol #6
univ. ca la

Scott Horsley
Hummer Wreck 3
univ. ca san diego

Jennifer Gradecki
Performing Autonomy
univ. ca la

Benjamin Britton
Panic Americana
univ. cal. la

Jared Nielson
I'm With Stupid
univ. ca irvine

Jesse Aron Green
Arztliche Zimmergymnastik
univ. ca la

Issac Resnikoff
The Wilderness 3 (Cactus)
univ. ca la

Akosua Adoma Owusu
cal arts

Alison Walker
Untitled (Pool Slide)
univ. ca riverside

Liz Glynn
California Surrogates for the Getty
cal arts

Melissa Thomson
From Order to Chaos, Chaos Prevails
cal state univ. northridge

Joanne Mitchell
Representations of Women in Song Lyrics of Top 10 Songs from the Billboard Hot 100 End of Year Chart, 1967-2007
cal arts

Leigh Cole
Boys Boys Boys
univ. cal san diego

Matthew Siegle
cal arts

Mimi Lauter
univ. ca irvine

...and long beach has it's own art boat? maybe i will look into some classes for the art cruises!

Being my first time to long beach I had no expectations. I knew the coast was industrial, the water quality was a C or D report and that it was a college town. Now, once visited, the port has a nice and easy slow pace with ample parking, cheaper rent and food, and a lovely open-air campus. The GLAMFA show was heavily influenced by the surroundings for me: I am more familiar with private, closed door, eastern (states') campuses so when I see the possibility for outdoor experimentation year round I get a little giddy and wish myself in the program. That said, there is something to the weather out here, but maybe I just haven't fallen to the fumes yet. The MFA show was clearly labeled with each school represented and it was apparent. Calarts was focused and conceptually superior while other California programs at riverside and cal state lagged behind, as probably expected. I had been craving a good, collective show so this cured my need but still considering if this was a ny or an east coast show it would have brought california to it's knees. Did I mention that I just moved to this side of the planet?

MFA Students from California State University, Long Beach begin this academic year by presenting a group show, which features work by graduate students throughout the greater Los Angeles area. This diverse community includes visual data from thirteen schools, including UC Santa Barbara, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, down the coast to UC San Diego and everything in between.
Akosua Adoma Owusu, Olga Balema, Gideon Barnett, Christopher Bauder, Benjamin Britton, Leigh Cole, Cathy de la Cruz, Deanna Erdmann, William Fenn, Lindsay Foster, Liz Glynn, Eben Goff, Jennifer Gradecki, Jesse Aron Green, Nico Herbst, Scott Horsely, Whitney Hubbs, Simon Hughes, Niku Kashef, Amanda Keller-Konya, Mimi Lauter, Erica Love, Dana Maiden, Gretchen Mercedes, Matt Merkel-Hess, Joanne Mitchell, Jared Nielsen, Raksha Parekh, Ian Pines, Brian Porray, Seth Pringle, Peter Bo Rappmund, Issac Resinkoff, Sarah Rose, Yoshie Sakai, Tim Schwartz, Matt Sheridan, Matthew Siegle, Melissa Thomson, The University, Alison Walker, Kate Wall, Julia Westerbeke, and Jennifer Wolf.

1 comment:

Alan said...

Akosua Adoma Owusu was quoted in the article, "DC Area Teens Flip The Script In A Film Workshop". Please read it at http://wp.me/pC3Xj-jn