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June 2016

Recent American Ceramics

June 11, 2016 - May 28, 2017
Installation view of "Recent American Ceramics."

Selections from the Collection

June 17, 2016 - May 28, 2017
Gary Passanise, "Some Angel," 2005, acrylic on dyed cotton, 95 x 131 in.
January 2017

Roger Ballen: Asylum of the Birds

January 28 - May 28
Roger Ballen, "Malicious," 2012; pigment print; 17 x 17 in.

American-born photographer Roger Ballen is one of the most original and influential photographers of the 21st century. His carefully composed and multilayered photographs exist somewhere between the hauntingly beautiful and the deeply disturbing, and they challenge the viewer to accompany the artist on a psychological journey. Using a simple square format and black and white film, Ballen has invented a hybrid aesthetic that combines drawing, painting, collage, and sculptural techniques. Ballen (b. 1950) has lived and worked…

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Shadowland: Photographs from the Collection

January 28 - May 28
Gilbert Fastenaekens, "Le Havre" from the series "Nocturne," 1982, gelatin silver print. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

As a complement to the exhibition Roger Ballen: Asylum of the Birds, 20 prints from the Daum’s permanent collection of over 500 photographs have been selected to illustrate ideas related to the existential surreality of Ballen’s oeuvre. As the exhibition’s title suggests, Shadowland explores the crepuscular in-between, where shadow helps portray ambivalence, mystery, and psychological richness. The works in the exhibition are by 13 different artists, including Gilbert Fastenaekens, Linda Connor, Emmit Gowin, and Deanna Dikeman, and they…

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Pins and Needles

January 28 - March 26
Robert Stackhouse, "Adrift," 1996, lithograph.

Still Lifes from the Collection

January 28 - May 28
Tracy Miller, "Pie Hole," 2002, oil on canvas.
April 2017

2017 Annual Student Exhibition

April 6 - May 7
2016 Student Exhibition First Place Award

The annual student exhibition, a State Fair Community College tradition dating back to the late 1960s, is open to all students currently taking studio art classes at the college. Interested student-artists collaborate with art department faculty to select work that best represents them. Each year, some 50 students exhibit close to 100 artworks in a variety of media. Although every student is guaranteed a spot in the show, an outside juror is invited to designate a purchase award, cash awards,…

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Artist lecture with Roger Ballen

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roger Ballen

Join us on Wednesday, April 12, in the Stauffacher Theatre on the SFCC campus for an artist lecture with Roger Ballen. This event is free and open to the public.

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