Monday, April 6, 2009
Mills College Senior Thesis Show 2009: Meridian
Alison Ashcraft layers photographs of the American landscape with drawings that question the psychology of the national culture.
Cherise Bentosino uses ready-made materials in modular sculptures to bring a renewed scientific and artistic perspective on the unnoticed patterns of our universe.
Danica Collins works with clay and other materials to abstract memories and history.
Cocoa Costales confronts and dissects trends of addiction and methods of consumption in her work. Using painting and photography, she navigates the complex relationship between person and product.
Amanda Cronkright works with oil paint to come face to face with herself.
Maryam Epting works with photography and video to consider and accommodate contradictions.
Kathalina Ho's paintings explore the particulars of the ways we live as individuals and as a community.
Amelia Hogan's work consists of mixed media pine boxes referencing the tenuous subject of child abuse and the internal dialogue that is often forgotten in external discussions.
Eunjee Lee paints with charcoal and oil pastels on paper and mylar about the restoration of destroyed buildings to console people in their sorrow.
Sophie Leininger creates large scale paintings to explore how metaphor may construct myth and humanness.
Anne Magratten is a painter with an obsession for the body as a medium of emotion.
Jennifer Martin explores color relationships, the viewer's interaction with them, and emphasizes the creative process through using randomization and chance as a determining factor in her work.
Lily Ann Page creates fashion-inspired, ambiguous narratives through photography.
Vivianna Peña shares her history and personal experiences, which root from her Mexican and Chicano upbringing, through illustration in ink and paint.
Meryl Rose Phillips uses video installation to tackle the longstanding issues and connotations that come along with living above or below the social and federal boundary of the U.S. Interstate 580 in Oakland, California.
Special Event with Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 7:00-9:00pm
Mills College Art Museum
Suggested donation $5.00 (sliding scale)
The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC) is a multicultural group of teens who create original performance art pieces, in collaboration with professional artists, that combine hip-hop, modern, and aerial dance, theater, martial arts, song and rap. DAYPC comes out of Destiny Arts Center, an Oakland-based nonprofit violence prevention and arts education organization that has been serving youth for over 20 years, through after-school, summer and weekend programs in dance, theater, martial arts, conflict resolution, self-defense, and youth leadership at our Oakland center and in over 25 East Bay public schools and other community centers.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thank You Clare!
On behalf of all the grads in the Art Department here at Mills, thank you Clare Rojas!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Clare Rojas - Wednesday, March 11, 2009
In Clare Rojas' works, women, men, nature and animals are strong and weak caring and connected to one another in their struggle to find harmony and balance. She celebrates women for their traditional and most basic differences and strengths. While the characters are often imbued with feelings of loss and nostalgia, one gets the sense that they will not back down. They will ultimately beat their predators at their own game.
At Gallery Paule Anglim, Clare Rojas recently exhibited new paintings in her signature gouache technique placing figures in a crisp and colorful landscape. Combining features of cartoon and folk art, her paintings depict sexual role reversals with the male as the object of a critical (and mocking!) female gaze. Rojas blends ironic spice into the expected charm of her visual treats.
Clare Rojas has shown widely in the United States and abroad. She has enjoyed major solo exhibitions at Deitch Projects in New York and the MCA Chicago. A seminal figure in the "Mission School," Rojas remains a major influence in the Bay Area and performs regularly as the musician Peggy Honeywell.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
A Message to Keith Boadwee...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Spring 2009 at Mills College
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Eyebeam Roadshow - Workshop Schedule
Location: Danforth Lecture Hall
2) using the online labor market (Mechanical Turk)
Instructor: Steve Lambert
Instructor: Andrea Polli
Eyebeam Roadshow - Saturday November 15, 2008
The Eyebeam Roadshow is what you get when you mix a rock 'n roll tour with the fine fellows of New York City's Eyebeam Art and Technology Center.