Between Memory and Landscape
February 20–March 15, 2018
Reception February 25, 6–8pm with Artist Talk at 6:45pm
I explore our connection to place through the lens of human events, experiences and landscapes with specific attention to how these things shape personal identity and connection to our surroundings. The installation Between Memory and Landscape (1105-D) address this nuanced and complicated relationship through family history, research and personal experience. I have been working at the site of the Tule Lake Segregation Center where my father and his family were imprisoned during World War II for being Japanese. I am using the visual language of the Japanese incarceration, its landscape and its embedded histories to delve into the historical and psychological strata that form our sense of place and make up the human experience.
The Illusion of Control
Curated by Camilla Taylor
January 16–February 8, 2018
Reception: January 28, 6pm–8pm with Curator Talk at 6:45pm
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984
“You may fetter my leg, but Zeus himself cannot get the better of my free will.”
Control is deceptive and it is fleeting. Our own control of ourselves and the world is never complete nor permanent. This exhibit brings together 4 artists whose artwork discusses concepts of control’s illusory nature in several aspects. Nova Jiang, Nancy Baker Cahill, Cein Watson, and Flora Kao all make work with the central thesis of the fleeting nature of control.
2017 La Sierra University Art + Design Faculty Exhibition
November 5–December 7, 2017
Opening Reception November 5, 2017
Nyctophobia : Artwork of John Pusateri
October 1–26, 2017
Opening Reception October 1, 2017
In April and May of 2017, New Zealand artist John Pusateri was the Artist in Residence at the La Sierra University Department of Art+Design. His upcoming exhibition will feature artworks made during this time.
This residency and exhibition is being funded in large part by the Brandstater Endowment.