The annual Fine Arts Faculty exhibition includes a variety of works of art in a wide range of media. The exhibit provides a look at the aesthetic and educational philosophies advocated by El Camino College Art Department and demonstrates an array of concepts and techniques currently characteristic of the art world.
The majority of the works in the show are grounded in an academic approach to art study and training. Represented in the exhibition are oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings on canvas, paper or panel. Harrison Storms shows a figurative abstraction in heroic scale, Norm Looney shows ink dots on paper, Diane Hayden shows 3 small oil nudes and Richard Berger shows exuberant large-scale flower. Additionally Randall Von Bloomberg presents ink and brush landscape, Walter Cox shows small-scale watercolor portrait and Linda Busch presents watercolor poppies. Camille Cornelius shows pinstripe abstraction in oil and wax on wood Mary Addison Hackett presents acrylic abstraction on canvas and Susanna Meiers presents a solitary planet in acrylic. Lawrence Klepper presents strong images of Chinese jade symbolic forms, Jacqueline Freedman shows vibrant geometric abstraction in acrylic and Richard Ewing shows caricatures in brush and ink. Also from the painting area, Lee Kim presents realistic landscape and portraiture while Thomas Kidd show a thought-provoking image of �Pulling From Hope�. David D'Andrade presents intensely colored abstractions on wood and Craig Antrim shows subtle abstraction in oil on canvas.
David Patterson shows colorful pastel drawings and Walter Cox presents a small ink-wash portrait.
The printmaking area of the department is richly represented with works in intaglio, serigraphy and digital media. Medora Wildenberg presents an etching with mixed media, Jewels . Deborah Patterson presents an intricate abstraction in digital media. Installation artist, Joyce Dallal, present s a vertical swath of digitally printed newspaper airplanes.
Photography is represented in black and white works by Darilyn Rowan, Susan Einstein, and Robert Dalton. Michael Quinn and Victoria Sanchez both show small scale color photographs and Robin Valle presents a large-scale whimsical photo , Fairfax Lady. Ali Ahmadpour juxtaposes an image of war with an image of pyrotechnics in a night sky in Firework .
The handsome ceramic armor by Russell McMillin, the solid beauty of cups by Neil Moss and humorous vessel by Jeffrey Netzer comprise 3 very distinct approaches to clay. The exhibition also includes a cross-section of 3-dimensional techniques taught in the department including meticulously crafted silver jewelry by Irene Mori, humorous small-scale constructions by Terry O'Donnell and Paul Gellman. Michael L. Miller presents an interactive mixed media piece from his ongoing series, Psychophysical Prosthetic Wardrobe. Jocelyn Foye presents a fleshy silicone rubber imprint of feet, Pole Dancing .
In the midst of the gallery is full-scale car, The Pogonator , built by Terry O'Donnell who drove the piece from his studio, demonstrating the versatility and breadth of the art and artists who comprise the El Camino College Fine Arts Department Faculty.
|JOCELYN FOYE||SUSANNA MEIERS|
silicone rubber, 17"x25"
acrylic on panel, 36"x36"
|HARRISON STORMS||RICHARD BERGER|
|RUSSELL MCMILLIN||JOYCE DALLAL|
Cowboy Heroes: from the series Power, Culture, Icon
|NORM LOONEY||TERRY O'DONNELL|
black ink on paper, 7'x5'
primer, rust, and rubber,
|MICHAEL LEWIS MILLER||L. KLEPPER|
Self Inflicted Punishment or Positive Reinforcement Device
wood, paper, pencils, and interactors, 10'x3'x3'
acrylic on canvas, 22"x28"
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