North America represented a place free from European traditions for women Surrealists from the United States and Mexico, and European émigrés. While their male counterparts usually cast women as objects for their delectation, female Surrealists delved into their own subconscious and dreams, creating extraordinary visual images. Their art was primarily about identity: portraits, double portraits, self-referential images, and masquerades that demonstrate their trials and pleasures. The exhibition includes works in a variety of media dating from 1931 to 1968, and some later examples that demonstrate Surrealism's influence on the feminist movement. Iconic figures such as Louise Bourgeois, Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Lee Miller, Kay Sage, Dorothea Tanning, and Remedios Varo are represented, along with lesser known or newly discovered practitioners.
Catalyst Gallery presents "Entre," an exhibit by Svetlana Linetskaya and Joey Luu that explores the duality between gender, body image and perception. The exhibit emphasizes issues presented within the topic of the male and female gaze, specifically exploring the boundaries and limitations placed on men and women through the popular canons of body image and expected canons of sexuality.
We will be critiquing Olivia Yu's painting and Marcus Tutt's (July Sunnyday) performance.
Catalyst presents Coalescence, a group exhibition featuring artists Marisa Colcord, Svetlana Linetskaya, Yijao Wang, and Olivia Yu. The opening includes a live performance by July Sunnyday from 6:00-6:10 PM.
Catalyst presents SATISFIED, a solo exhibition by Vida Liu, that examines concepts of consumerism and materialism offering a journey towards finding a peaceful solution in the end. It consists of some early representational works that progress towards more recent abstract pieces.
May 5 – 10, 2011 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5th | 6-9 pm Catalyst Gallery Catalyst is pleased to present Armistice, a group exhibition featuring works by Isabel Bogarin, Melissa Flores, and Melissa Maldonado that explores an array of associations and disassociations between feelings of love and bodily presence.
Listen to the (segmented) five-hour long group crit of Noe Gaytan, Mitchell Klein, and Melissa Meldanado’s exhibited works in The Natural Number After 8 Preceding Ten as well as Kelly Mayfield’s I Just Don’t Think About It. David Familion, the Artistic Director of the Beall Center of Art + Technology and Professor at the UC [...]
Listen to the critique of Mitchell Klein's print construction.
Catalyst is pleased to present the first joint-school exhibition, Nexus, with many more to come. Nexus lays out an array of works composed of various mediums by UCI and CSUF undergraduates that explore similar themes of consumerism, identity, and representation.
Listen to the critique of Mitchell Klein's self portrait.