Publish Date: 11/7/2010 4:24 PM

Ulysses Jenkins, Notions of Freedom, video with avatars, DVD, 2008

The new Library and Learning Resource Center was just dedicated on October 15, and the Art Gallery will host its first event, SoundMigrationZ, a traveling exhibition featuring 21 artists with diverse backgrounds, including Ulysses Jenkins, the renowned pioneer of African American video art and Europe-based graffiti artist Hope Box, (aka Lortek). The exhibit will open with the Artists’ Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 17.

New Crafton Hills College Art Gallery Hosts Debut Exhibit Featuring 20+ Artists

Alisa Moore (Sat, November 6, 2010)

NEW CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE ART GALLERY
HOSTS DEBUT EXHIBIT FEATURING 20+ ARTISTS

YUCAIPA: The new Library and Learning Resource Center was just dedicated on October 15, and the Art Gallery will host its first event, SoundMigrationZ, a traveling exhibition featuring 21 artists with diverse backgrounds, including Ulysses Jenkins, the renowned pioneer of African American video art and Europe-based graffiti artist Hope Box, (aka Lortek). The exhibit will open with the Artists' Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 17.

SoundMigrationZ will be open until December 17, 2010. For gallery hours or arranged viewing please call Michael Bedoya at 909.389.3353.

The artists range from their mid-twenties to their mid-seventies and are from a range of countries, including the USA, Netherlands, Germany, Serbia, Japan and Singapore. Most of the artists have shared the experience of migrating from one place to another.

The exhibition originated from a dialogue that started between visual artist and curator Snezana Petrovic, CHC Professor of Art, examining the connection between sounds and images. Sound is viewed as an internal, site-specific, word, music or text. Visual artists examined their relation to mutually evoked sounds and visuals. They have responded in a variety of media in 2, 3, and 4 dimensions. The postmodern aesthetic embraces the range of expressions, from graffiti to oil paintings, and encompassing both monochromatic and the vibrant use of primary and secondary colors.

SoundMigrationZ is a search for the origin of a sound and its visual manifestations. This exhibition poses a series of questions: How is one's life journey manifested through sound, migrating from one place to another? How might an artist's identity reflect—and be reflected in—these shifting soundscapes? What would these sounds look like, if we could see them?

This exhibition had a successful run in Belgrade, Serbia in September/October 2009. The intention is to build the range of artists and work each time that this exhibition is presented. In addition to the first showing SoundMigrationZ features the works of the CHC art faculty and staff as well as Los Angeles based artists Leigh Salgado and Kristina Faragher.

The opening reception will feature performance art pieces by Marc McConnell, Marco Schindelmann and Takeshi Kanemura reflecting SoundMigrationZ 's inquiry. The exhibition will be opened by Frauke von der Horst, Ph.D., internationally recognized art historian, specialist in sound installations and senior lecturer at OTIS.


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