Dates: Sept. 19 – Oct. 15 2015
Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts building
Sponsor: Fine Arts
Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Opening reception: Sept. 19, 1 - 3 p.m
Contact: Fine Arts Gallery
Phone: (415) 338-6535
This exhibition explores play as an artistic process, with varying results. Works can suggest the childlike in their simplicity or loose structure. Or they may gleefully subvert the status quo, through both sharp wit and disregard for authority. Or both. Working throughout California, the artists in the exhibition share a playful interpretation of cause and effect, the rational, the expected, the real and the imagined. Featuring works in a variety of media: painting, drawing video, photography, mixed media, soft sculpture, performance and more. Organized by Professor of Art Chris Finley with the Fine Arts Gallery.
Dates: Sept. 22 – Oct. 15 2015
Location: ASI Art Gallery, Cesar Chavez Student Center
Sponsor: Senses Cultural
Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Opening reception: Sept. 22, 1 - 3 p.m
Contact: ASI Art Gallery
Phone: (415) 338-2580
Senses Cultural's traveling photography exhibition, Enduring Power: The Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman's Story, highlights the deeper issues and larger statements regarding the Middle East. These 44 images represent a wide range of experiences, aspirations, fears and realities of Middle Eastern and Iranian women from Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain, Iran and Kuwait. A collection of work from seven female photographers of Middle Eastern backgrounds, Enduring Power shows an intimate and unique perspective of an otherwise private world to the American audience. Produced by Tata Monfared, Senses Cultural's founder, and curated by Sina Araghi, a Los Angeles based photographer, Enduring Power was strongly supported and celebrated by the faculty and students of UC Davis. Please also join Karen Abuzayd as our Keynote speaker and receive a dedication during the reception. For more information regarding the collection of photographs featured in Enduring Power and the photographers who captured them, please visit Senses Cultural's website at www.sensescultural.org.