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Thresholds In the Parameters

of What it is to be…

January/ February 2023

California State University, Fresno presents the January-February exhibition at the Conley and M Str. Graduate Galleries featuring Nancy Youdelman, Claudia Hart, and Pamela Sneed.

Altogether there were 52 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: LAUREN DENISE STANGER, LESLIE BATTY, MARGARITA FEINSTEIN*, MARIKA WHITAKER*, MARINA LEYBISHKIS, MARJORIE BOYLES*, MEAGAN COPE, MONICA KELSIE*, NANCY YOUDELMAN, PAMELA SNEED, PATRICIA RAIN GIANNESHCHI*, PATRICIA RANGEL, PAVOUR VANG, PENNY CAGNEY, PIA CRUZALEGUI, RACHAEL ZUR, SARA SANDOVAL, SONJA BLUM*, STEPHANIE BRADSHAW, STEPHANIE J. RYAN, SUSAN KRUGER-BARBER*, UNA MJURKA, VALERIE XANOS*, VANESSA ADDISON-WILLIAMS, YANIQUE NORMAN, *MOTHER ART REVISITED COLLECTIVE, ALICIA THOMPSON, ANNE F. SCHEID, AUDIA YVONNE DIXON, BETELHEM MAKONNEN, BETH ISKA*, CARLYE FRANK, CLAUDIA HART, ELISA HARKINS, ELISABETH DZURICSKO*, EMILY KENYON-SCHELLENBERG, ERIN SCHALK*, FOROOGH DASTGHEIB, GALINA SHEVCHENKO*, HAYFA ALSAHYBI, IMAN SHIDAWA, ISABEL BARRAZA, JAMIE NAKAGAWA BOLEY*, JANICE LEDGERWOOD, JENNY CHERNANSKY, JENNY KEYSER*, JESSICA MUELLER*, JOAN SHARMA, JOANNE TEPPER SAFFREN*, KRIS SCHAEDIG*, LAURA MEYER, LAUREN BRADY.

 

Thresholds in Parameters of What it is to Be... Art Exhibition; January 23-February 16,2023 Traditionally, art historical systems have challenged women’s existence as artists, their contributions minimized or even erased in systems embedded in patriarchal capitalism. The underrepresentation of women in the art world has been challenged by feminists and others for over fifty years, yielding little change. This exhibition is a platform for women artists to share the work they make in this challenging world--whatever the challenges they experience.

Conley Art and M Street Graduate Gallery, Art, Design, and Art History Dept. Arts and Humanities College. California State University, Fresno. (January/February 2023)

  • Panel Discussion with visiting artist Pamela Sneed, Claudia Hart, Nancy Youdelman

  • Poetry Readings with Mother Art Revisited

  • Graduate Studio Visits with Guest Artists

ARTALK Curatorial talks with Artists

ARTalk on Zoom with Jamie Nakagawa • Noon to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 20 Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

Jenny Keyser Wed. 9/21 • Noon to 1:00 p.m.  Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

Elizabeth Dzursko and Kris Schaedig  Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109

ARTalk Nancy Youdelman Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTalk Rachael Zur and Penny Cagney Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTalk Jessica Mueller Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTalk Jahni Moore, Monica Kelsie, Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTalk Sonja Blum and Valerie Xanos   Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTALK on Zoom with Stephanie Bradshaw: Thursday, April 21 1:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meet

 

9.1.2022-Clovis Community College AC1 Gallery 

Art Exhibition:

Thresholds of Parameters:

What it is to be…

Works of Nancy Youdelman, Mother Art: Revisited-Sonja Blum, Marjorie Boyles, Laura Drey, Elisabeth Dzuricsko, Margarita Fainshtein, Patricia Rain Gianneschi, Beth Iska, Monica Guidry Kelsi, Jenny Keyser, Susan Kruegar-Barber, Jessica Mueller, Kris Schaedig, Erin Schalk, Galina Shevchenko, Joanne Tepper Saffren,  Valerie Xanos, Jamie Nakagawa Boley, Vanessa Addison-Williams, Janice Ledgerwood, Laura D. Meyers,  Joan Sharma, Stephanie Ryan, Stephanie Bradshaw, Stephanie Ryan, Stephanie Bradshaw, Cecilie Carnes, Marina Leybishkis, Leslie Batty, Jenny Chernansky, Sara Sandoval Gaviria, Carol Tikijian 

 

A woman artist confronting issues in a historical system of patriarchy, colonialism, and romantic elitist ideologies. How do you navigate through this system? Is there a possibility of disentangling? How do you raise a family and make art?

 

The exhibition will address the issues of being a woman/artist/caretaker (for some) making work in a space weighted and entangled in historical relations. Each artist will submit something that references her own ideas and challenges of What it is to Be explained by Suzanne Siegal “being both a serious artist and in conflict.

Clovis Community College Gallery AC1    Opening March 3rd – March 30th

Reception March 8th, 2022.  3:30 PM-5:30 PM,

Art Talks on Zoom w/ Rachael Zur and Penny Cagney

Parting Gifts

Penny Cagney & Rachael Zur

 

The pandemic has brought us face to face with our greatest fear—our own mortality.  At home--stripped of the distractions of overly scheduled lives and confronted daily with the toll of deaths--it is harder than ever to deny the fragility of our lives. In this exhibit two artists explore that mortality; Rachael Zur focuses on the lingering domestic presence of the recently departed, and Penny Cagney examines the phenomena of terminal lucidity, a return of cognitively impaired persons to their former selves shortly before they die. In the phenomena of terminal lucidity, Alzheimer patients and others with cognitive impairment may return to a state of clarity shortly before death, sometimes offering an invaluable opportunity for a final connection and closure with loved ones. After death, the residue of lives lived felt in homes hold the affection of day-to-day life, and echo back to living the permanence of love. After a year and a half of loss and uncertainty, Parting Gifts offers that a legacy of love lingers afterlife and is bequeathed to the living offering not only comfort but a small taste of the sublime. 

Clovis Community College Gallery AC1, Opening April 4rd – April 28th

Reception April 5th, 2022.  4:00 PM-7:30 PM,

ARTALK on Zoom w/ Stephanie Bradshaw. April 21st, 1 PM

Looking Forwards Looking Back

Stephanie Bradshaw

“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ~Albert Einstein 

“Beauty’ is related not to ‘loveliness’ but to a state in which reality plays a part.”  ~William Carlos Williams 

Artists create worlds surpassing time and place, the past and present. Immersing ourselves in images representing an earlier time, we have prescience of the future and the ability to navigate forwards and backwards in time. Through the use of familiar imagery, these paintings explore the passage of time, and the ability to look forward as well as backward, referencing piles of laundry, chopped produce, family photography, and art historical works.  

 

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Do You Hear the Water’s Rushing?

 

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Pamela Sneed, Jahni Moore, Nick Potter, William Raines, Monica Guidry-Kelsie, Jason Bulluck, Yanique Norman Corridor Gallery 2122-Co-curated William Raines & Jamie Boley, AC1 Gallery, Clovis Community College, Fresno CA (February 2022)

 

 

Do You Hear the Waters Rushing presents seven artists with work of poetic and political dimensions. These works highlight artistic interventions that bring unforeseen ways of thinking from a gaze, and a poetic gesture there is seen a new insight of reality that emerges into unthought configurations of reality. Poetry reading by Pamela Sneed, Feb 24, 2022. 1-2 PM. Art Talks on Zoom w/ Monica Guidry Kelsie and John “Jahni” Moore, Weds. Feb 9th, 12-1 PM. Art Talks on Zoom w/ Jason Bulluck and Yanique Norman, Weds. Feb 14th, 12-1 PM

AC1 Gallery, Clovis Community College, Fresno CA (February 2022)

Corridor 2122, Thurs., Feb 4th, 5-8 PM & Sat., Feb 6th, 12– 4 PM, Closing Reception Thurs., Feb 24th, 5-8 PM.

 

A Sheltering in Space

 

 Student Show. I shall have to speak of things that I cannot speak. [….] I am obliged to speak. I shall never be silent. Never. -Samuel Beckett, we wanted to share the stories of our students — on how the Coronavirus, a Sheltering in Place of imposed restrictions had affected their lives, and their work as students. What was the impact of their confinement? How did students work through the COVID-19 pandemic? We hope that this exhibition will offer an experience of creative communication despite our separation from campus. As we take a closer look into the loss, loneliness, and isolation of this pandemic, let us also make space for what evolved in the triumph of our perseverance. In the end, we hoped the exhibition will be a way to connect students through multiple art forms as expressions of their shared experiences during a time when to stay apart from one another became the safest way. 

AC1 Gallery, Clovis Community College, CA (January 2022)

James Luna Project.

M Street Graduate Gallery, California State University of Fresno (Spring 2016)The College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State will present American Indian artist James Luna’s exhibition, “De 5th World,” from April 6 through 29 at the Graduate Art Studios Gallery (1419 M Street) in downtown Fresno. This is the first time Luna’s iconic work will be shown in Fresno. De 5th World” reflects Luna’s reference to a new era of consciousness when humanity relearns its responsibility to the land after witnessing the destruction created by humanity’s greed. According to a Hopi prophecy, in the Fifth World a choice must be made between destruction and reconnection. Luna’s work is a continuation of the conversation renowned First Nations artist Wanda Nanibush began with her recent exhibition, “The Fifth World.” Nanibush granted Luna permission to reference her exhibition. “De 5th World” is Luna’s response to aspects of our world that cannot yet be seen. Luna’s views have been informed by his personal social, political, and cultural struggles. Luna is a Pooyukitchum (Luiseno) California Indian who resides on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in North County, California. Luna is internationally recognized as a performance and installation artist. His works utilize found objects, audio, video, and photography. Luna became known with his exhibition “The Artifact Piece,” in which he portrayed himself as a living human artifact who questioned the institutional practice of objectifying Indigenous people as extinct artifacts and compared Indian representation to the exhibition of dinosaurs’ bones. By addressing. misrepresentation, Luna reminds the viewer that Native American communities are vibrant, living, and evolving. “In my work, I am not just criticizing a condition, I am in the condition,” Luna said. With “De 5th World,” Luna poses a new set of questions and critiques regarding humanity’s disharmony and destruction. Luna’s exhibitions have appeared throughout the continental United States, Canada, Brazil, and Europe. He was commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution to represent the newly opened National Museum of the American Indian at the notable Venice Biennale in 2005. Luna has received numerous awards, including the coveted Joan Mitchell Award for Sculpture in 2010. His works are often described as a whirling mass of pop culture icons and visions falling between Miles Davis, Abstract Impressionism, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams and D’Angelo. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Artist Gallery Talk “De 5th World”3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016. M Street Gallery Artist Reception Immediately Following. Artist Performative Lecture “James Luna: Visual Visions and Voices”

 

 

ARTALK Curatorial talks with Artists

ARTalk on Zoom with Jamie Nakagawa • Noon to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 20 Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

Jenny Keyser Wed. 9/21 • Noon to 1:00 p.m.  Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

Elizabeth Dzursko and Kris Schaedig  Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109

ARTalk Nancy Youdelman Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTalk Rachael Zur and Penny Cagney Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTalk Jessica Mueller Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTalk Jahni Moore, Monica Kelsie, Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTalk Sonja Blum and Valerie Xanos   Zoom Link: https://scccd.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 825 2925 4109 Passcode: 48374

ARTALK on Zoom with Stephanie Bradshaw: Thursday, April 21 1:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meet

 

 

 

 

COLLABORATIVE PUBLICATIONS

https://cloviscollege.libguides.com/_ccc_art_exhibitions_2022-2023/collective80sheavies

November 2022 Exhibition: Native Voices - Clovis Community College Art Exhibitions 2022-2023 - LibGuides at Clovis Community College (CA)

October 2022 Exhibition: Jamie Nakagawa Boley Solo Exhibition - Clovis Community College Art Exhibitions 2022-2023 - LibGuides at Clovis Community College (CA)

Fall 2022 Exhibitions - Clovis Community College Art Exhibitions 2022-2023 - LibGuides at Clovis Community College (CA)

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Erin Schalk Solo Exhibition 

 

Through a series of photographs and corresponding poems, artist Erin Schalk examines individual and societal perceptions of disability – both visible and invisible – and poses the questions: How do ideas of ability and disability impact a person’s life experiences?  How much of the ‘impairments’ or ‘deficits’ often associated with disabilities hinge upon societal preconceptions, misunderstandings, or imposed limitations?

Clovis Community College AC1 Gallery. (March 2023)

 

This is Our Story

This is Our Song: 

A visual narrative of the black experience through the lens of the black artist. Collective 80s Heavy: Doris Arnett-Gary, Walter Freeman, Larry Bradshaw, Monica Guidry Kelsie, Marshall J Brown Back together, after 30+ years they are still challenging one another to reach higher levels of creative thinking with a focus on the Black Experience; Social, Personal and Spiritual. Their mission is to awaken minds and motivate souls, foster social change, explore, and celebrate the beauty in people of color and their cultures. This exhibit looks at the Black experience through the individual experiences of 5 Black artists, while exploring ideas of status, racism, discrimination, spirituality, Family traditions and social justice. Featuring works of Collective 80s Heavy.

Clovis Community College Ac1 Gallery. (February 2023)

Thresholds In the Parameters of What it is to be…

California State University, Fresno presents January-February exhibition at the Conley and M Str. Graduate Galleries featuring Nancy Youdelman, Claudia Hart, and Pamela Sneed. Altogether there were 52 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: LAUREN DENISE STANGER, LESLIE BATTY, MARGARITA FEINSTEIN*, MARIKA WHITAKER*, MARINA LEYBISHKIS, MARJORIE BOYLES*, MEAGAN COPE, MONICA KELSIE*, NANCY YOUDELMAN, PAMELA SNEED, PATRICIA RAIN GIANNESHCHI*, PATRICIA RANGEL, PAVOUR VANG, PENNY CAGNEY, PIA CRUZALEGUI, RACHAEL ZUR, SARA SANDOVAL, SONJA BLUM*, STEPHANIE BRADSHAW, STEPHANIE J. RYAN, SUSAN KRUGER-BARBER*, UNA MJURKA, VALERIE XANOS*, VANESSA ADDISON-WILLIAMS, YANIQUE NORMAN, *MOTHER ART REVISITED COLLECTIVE, ALICIA THOMPSON, ANNE F. SCHEID, AUDIA YVONNE DIXON, BETELHEM MAKONNEN, BETH ISKA*, CARLYE FRANK, CLAUDIA HART, ELISA HARKINS, ELISABETH DZURICSKO*, EMILY KENYON-SCHELLENBERG, ERIN SCHALK*, FOROOGH DASTGHEIB, GALINA SHEVCHENKO*, HAYFA ALSAHYBI, IMAN SHIDAWA, ISABEL BARRAZA, JAMIE NAKAGAWA BOLEY*, JANICE LEDGERWOOD, JENNY CHERNANSKY, JENNY KEYSER*, JESSICA MUELLER*, JOAN SHARMA, JOANNE TEPPER SAFFREN*, KRIS SCHAEDIG*, LAURA MEYER, LAUREN BRADY.  Thresholds in Parameters of What it is to Be... Art Exhibition; January 23-February 16,2023 Traditionally, art historical systems have challenged women’s existence as artists, their contributions minimized or even erased in systems embedded in patriarchal capitalism. The underrepresentation of women in the artworld has been challenged by feminists and others for over fifty years, yielding little change. This exhibition is a platform for women artists to share the work they make in this challenging world--whatever the challenges they experience.

Conley Art and M Street Graduate Gallery, Art, Design, and Art History Dept. Arts and Humanities College. California State University, Fresno. (January/February 2023)

Native Voices

 Art Exhibition featuring Native artists and Native teachers. Native Artists: Jennifer Malone, Wukchumni California Indian. Corky Mills, Blackfoot Sans-Arc Two Kettle, Minni Ojou-Lakota. Millie Vela, Lakota. Elisa Harkins, Muscogee composer-performance artist.  Jamie Nakagawa Boley, Japanese Choctaw Chickasaw. Native Teachers: Jennifer Malone-Wukchumni, Basket Weaver. Johny Sartuchi-Mono Tule Canoe and Boat maker. Delaine Bill - Spiritual Singer and drum, Kendal, and Lindsay Thomas - Salt Grass Medicinal Teacher. Evelyn Malone -Wukchumni Basketry and Language. Corky Mills & Millie Richards Vela - Shawl Makers.  

AC1 Gallery Clovis Community College, CA (November 2022)

 

Come to the Water,

 

Memories, landscapes, waterways, and paint un-awakened dreams lost moments; the time has forgotten. Charcoals move as black matter, within a vortex of shattered dreams. Jamie Nakagawa Boley is a Japanese, Choctaw Native American Indian, painter, and writer whose time-based mixed-media land works delve into the investigation the hidden histories of the forgotten past. A

C1 Gallery Clovis Community College, CA (February 2022)

 

Thresholds in the Parameters of

what it is to be…AC1 Gallery, Clovis Community College. This exhibition explores the unique challenges of being a woman/artist/caretaker, carving out time to make artwork in the spiraling work/life demands of the 21st century. How do we as women maneuver through this labyrinth of being told we can "have it all," while feeling like we never make the mark?  What are the real barriers holding women back? Nancy Youdelman, Mother Art: Revisited, Sonja Blum, Marjorie BoylesLaura Drey, Elisabeth Dzuricsko, Margarita Feinstein, Patricia Rain Gianneschi, Beth Iska, Monica Kelsie, Jenny Keyser, Susan Krueger-Barber, Jessica Mueller, Kris Schaedig, Erin Schalk, Galina Shevchenko, Joanne Tepper Saffren, Marika Whitaker, Valerie Xanos, Jamie Nakagawa Boley, Vanessa Addison-Williams, Janice Ledgerwood, Laura D. Meyers, Stephanie Ryan, Stephanie Bradshaw, Joan Sharma, Cecilie Carnes, Marina Leybishkis, Leslie Batty, Carol Tikijian.

AC1 Gallery Clovis Community College, CA (September 2022)

Looking Forward Looking Back: Stephanie Bradshaw. Artists create worlds surpassing time and place, the past and present. Immersing ourselves in images representing an earlier time, we have prescience of the future and the ability to navigate forwards and backwards in time. Through the use of familiar imagery, these paintings explore the passage of time, and the ability to look forward as well as backward, referencing piles of laundry, chopped produce, family photography, and art historical works.

 AC1 Gallery Clovis Community College, CA (April/May 2022)

 

Parting Gifts: Penny Cagney & Rachael Zur. In painting, as in close relationships, acts of labor and regard are necessary. Things made by hand reveal their maker's skill, but they also reveal a human’s act of handling and manipulating materials to give a permanent form to their most valued thoughts. The thoughts that Zur and Cagney give form—through painting—are the parting gifts left by the departed. Be it the lingering presence of the deceased, felt in domestic spaces depicted in Zur’s work or a moment of connection by way of terminal lucidity in Alzheimer patients in Cagney’s work, warmth and care are imparted, and these gifts allow for a peaceful confidence as one contemplates their own mortality. These painters’ works in dialog with one another suggests that when the body is too weak and the hands can no longer reach back, other acts of affection will take place either in the last moments of life or shortly thereafter. Rachael Zur’s paintings focus on the residue of lives lived held in domestic spaces belonging to people she has loved and lost. Zur uses hands as a symbol of affection gifted from the departed to the living and hands reach from domestic objects Zur depicts, like a strange Victorian Valentine. Penny Cagney examines the phenomenon of terminal lucidity, a return of cognitive impaired persons to their former selves shortly before they die, through painting portraits of her mother’s own terminal lucidity. Cagney takes great care to depict the fragile condition of her mother’s hands, hands that care no longer care for oneself and suggest the care that must be given from daughter to mother. For both artists the hands are part of a narrative of care. Collectively, their works suggest that as roles are reversed upon a death bed, the narrative of care does not end there, but is gifted again and again.

AC1 Gallery Clovis Community College, CA (March 2022)

 

Do You Hear the Water’s Rushing? “Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Pamela Sneed, Jahni Moore, Nick Potter, William Raines, Monica Guidry-Kelsie, Jason Bulluck, Yanique Norman Corridor Gallery 2122-Co-curated William Raines & Jamie Boley, AC1 Gallery, Clovis Community College, Fresno CA (February 2022) Do You Hear the Waters Rushing presents seven artists with work of poetic and political dimensions. These works highlight artistic interventions that bring unforeseen ways of thinking from a gaze, and a poetic gesture there is seen a new insight of reality that emerges into un-thought configurations of reality. Poetry reading by Pamela Sneed, Feb 24, 2022. 1-2 PM. Art Talks on Zoom w/ Monica Guidry Kelsie and John “Jahni” Moore, Weds. Feb 9th 12-1 PM. Art Talks on Zoom w/ Jason Bulluck and Yanique Norman, Weds. Feb 14th 12-1 PM

AC1 Gallery, Clovis Community College, Fresno CA (February 2022)

Corridor 2122, Thurs., Feb 4th, 5-8 PM & Sat., Feb 6th, 12– 4 PM, Closing Reception Thurs., Feb 24th 5-8 PM.

 

A Sheltering in Space: Student Show. I shall have to speak of things that I cannot speak. [….] I am obliged to speak. I shall never be silent. Never. -Samuel Beckett, we wanted to share the stories of our students — on how the Coronavirus, a Sheltering in Place of imposed restrictions had affected their lives, and their work as students. What was the impact of their confinement? How did students work through the COVID-19 pandemic? We hope that this exhibition will offer an experience of creative communication despite our separation from campus. As we take a closer look into the loss, loneliness, and isolation of this pandemic, let us also make space for what evolved in the triumph of our perseverance. In the end, we hoped the exhibition will be a way to connect students through multiple art forms as expressions of their shared experiences during a time when to stay apart from one another became the safest way. 

AC1 Gallery, Clovis Community College, CA (January 2022)

 

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