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Sara Frantz Presents Solo Show at Left Field Gallery

Jun 1, 2020

Sara Frantz Presents Solo Show at Left Field Gallery

Sara Frantz will show a new body of work entitled, “Safety in The Shade” at Left Field Gallery, Los Osos, CA, opening June 6th, 2020.

Out of time and dislocated from the original space, Frantz’ latest series of paintings explore the false barriers that create more imagined than real distance between two points of view. Composed from the perspective of being inside a cave, the viewer looks up or out to the sky, unable to touch what the stars may bring.  Scenes of hope and want, but also powerlessness depicted in flat color and faux digital paint marks.  Alien and grand in their starkness, the result considers how technology simultaneously extends and amputates people’s senses – fragmenting experiences.  

Virtual Opportunities To See Lana Z Caplan’s Work

May 31, 2020

Video Still from Lana Z Caplan's Patches of Snow in July

Many of Lana Z Caplan’s works are currently being shown virtually on several platforms, including a few recently featured by MoMA's Department of Film.

Here are few of the links to view Caplan's works.

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Features Art and Design Faculty and Student on Instagram

May 18, 2020

SLOMA Instagram Weekly Feature

May 11th - May 24th, 2020

Cal Poly Art and Design Faculty and graduating Seniors are being featured on the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Instagram Feed. Each day showcases multiple works by each artist.

Go to @slomuseumofart to see their work and connect with our BFA graduates and faculty.

image caption: "Hope and Futility" by Studio Art faculty Tera Galanti

Elizabeth Folk Featured on The Conversation Art Podcast

May 2, 2020

Elizabeth Folk Featured on The Conversation Art Podcast

Southern California artist and professor Elizabeth Folk discusses the pros and cons of online higher education during the boom of Zoom. Folk also touches on performance art, being able to access it virtually through Instagram Live, as well as performing a little piece live on the Conversation Art Podcast with Michael Shaw.

Cal Poly Art & Design Alumni Show

Mar 11, 2020

Jaqueline Sherlock Norheim Installation View

Alumni Show 2020

The Art and Design Department and the University Art Gallery are pleased to welcome back twelve of our alumni from a range of graduating classes for an exhibition in the University Art Gallery. The concentrations of graphic design, studio art and photo/video are all represented in the first Alumni Show to be presented by the University Art Gallery in 10 years.

The 2020 Alumni Show is on view February 20 - March 17, 2020.

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Laura Krifka Included in Group Show at Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery

Jan 30, 2020

Laura Krifka Included in Group Show at Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery

In “Un/Raveling: A Collective Mourning” at the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery January 30 – February 27, 2020, artists address how their contemporary practices wrestle with grief and mourning—both personal and collective. Through their distinct practices, this diverse group of artists weaves a collective response to these narratives of loss. They ravel and unravel their own experiences with each others’ - culminating in an exhibition where anyone can find a place to enter, sit, and not feel alone.

Lana Z Caplan's Video AUTOPOIESIS Screening Internationally

Jan 22, 2020

Lana Z Caplan’s newest video, Autopoiesis, premiered in March 2019 at a solo screening at Anachivia, in the famous Estudios Churubusco in Mexico City.

Since then, Autopoiesis has been screening in festivals and screening programs around the world including AXW Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives, (New York, NY), Other Cinema (San Francisco, CA), Portland Underground Film Festival (Portland, OR), Antimatter [media art] (Victoria, BC, Canada), Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image (Johnson City, NY), ECHOFLUXX 19 Festival (Prague, CZ), 33rd Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Stuttgart, Germany) and VASTLAB Experimental Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA).

Cal Poly University Art Gallery presents Beyond the Surface: The Photograph as Object - Artist Talk 1/9, 4pm

Jan 6, 2020

Adrienne Hughes Wildfires 

The Art and Design Department and Cal Poly University Art Gallery are pleased to welcome curator Aline Smithson and seven of the eleven national artists featured in Beyond the Surface: The Photograph as Object for a presentation in the gallery this Thursday January 9 at 4pm.

Artists are traveling from NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego to be with us for this event.

Photography/Video Student Wins First Place at CSU Media Arts Festival Awards

Dec 10, 2019

Art and Design Photo/Video concentration student Casey Wieber won first place for his video “Danny Derrick: The Private Studio Experience,” in the Promotional Video category at the CSU Media Arts Festival. Wieber produced and directed the video, which is a portrait of a San Luis Obispo tattoo artist, as his final project for ISLA 340. (available for viewing on the CSU Media Arts Festival YouTube page - link below)

Packaging and Graphic Design Students Win Gold at National Competition

Nov 21, 2019

Professors Javier de la Fuente and Mary LaPorte work with packaging design students

With their focus on highlighting the joy and interactivity of unboxing a product, three interdisciplinary Cal Poly teams received first place, honorable mention, and shout-out awards at the Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) 2019 Student Design Challenge.


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