The Red-Hot Free Summer of Art and Design is On at ArtCenter

Published on Jul 15, 2022

Pictured above, clockwise from top left: Jemima Wyman, Haze 8 (pink, orange), 45 x 42 in., hand-cut digital photographs, frame, 2022. Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council (Redact,Rewrite, Reframe). Top middle: Chitra Ganesh, Multiverse Dreaming: Urgency, 2020Archival digital print 66 1/4 x 45 inches (165.7 x 114.3 cm)Framed: 69 1/4 x 48 1/2 x 2 inchesEdition of 3 + 2APCourtesy the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco (Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood). Top right: Diana Thater, Natural HistoryOne, Video installation on view at ArtCenter College of Design at 1111 S.Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, the debut of 1111 Projects, a new rotating program of important works by ArtCenter alumni presented by ArtCenter Exhibitions. Photo credit:©ArtCenter College of Design/Ruben Diaz. Bottom right: Fabien Cappello,Lámpara Domestika, 2020.(Everyday or Not at All). Bottom left: April Bey, Poulet Wing War Memorial,2021Digital woven blankets with painted glitter, 80 x 240 inchesCourtesy the artist and GAVLAK, Los Angeles and Palm Beach(Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood).

ArtCenter College of Design recently unveiled a new roster of summer exhibitions, billed as part of its “Red-Hot Summer of Art and Design.”

The shows, which run from July to December, feature 22 artists and collectives, and four exhibitions.

“While there’s not one common theme or thread, we strive for exhibitions that maintain a high degree of relevance,” said Julie Joyce, director of galleries and vice president of exhibitions at ArtCenter.

“By the very nature of being on a college campus, our goal is to present art and design that is multidimensional and stretches across many subjects while remaining relevant with contemporary culture. We want to make connections between art and design, the social, the humanitarian, the poetic and the scientific,” she added. 

According to Joyce, “Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood,” features feminist, queer and trans artists whose work explores boundaries of power and identity. 

The exhibition, which seeks to “empower women,” is housed at Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery and can be experienced through October 2. 

“Redact, Rewrite, Reframe,” organized in collaboration with the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography, presents works by artists and designers who used sources from news media.

Julie Joyce, director of galleries and vice president of exhibitions at ArtCenter [Photo: ArtCenter]

The works that are featured give emphasis on global socio-political events of the past two decades, according to Joyce. The exhibit is at Hutto-Patterson Exhibition Hall and can be viewed until October 2. 

According to Joyce, “1111 Projects,” is a series of installations by ArtCenter alumni, with an important video sculpture by LA-based artist, Diana Thater. It is located at the lobby entrance at 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway and available for viewing through December 2022.

“Her work offers a vision of nature that is, like our endangered planet, both fragile and beautiful,” Joyce remarked.  

Meanwhile, “Everyday or Not at All,”  features the works of three design studios in Mexico: APRDELESP, Fabien Cappello and Andres Souto.

The exhibition emphasizes the use of everyday materials and techniques from all over Mexico.

The exhibition is housed at Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery at 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway. It can be viewed through August 28. 

“There are a number of ways to enjoy the Red Hot Summer at ArtCenter. We encourage visitors to explore the exhibitions at both campus locations; Hillside above the Rose Bowl in the Linda Vista neighborhood, and at our South campus, located just a mile from Old Pasadena near Raymond Avenue and Glenarm Street.” 

“One option is to begin your Red Hot art tour at 1111 South Arroyo Parkway, starting with Diana Thater’s Natural History One video installation, just outside of Everyday or Not at All in the Mullin Gallery. Then, walk around the corner to the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography and the Hutto-Patterson Exhibition Hall to experience Redact, Rewrite, Reframe. Then drive or hop on the Pasadena Transit bus route #51/52 to the Williamson Gallery to see Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood.” 

Joyce expressed hopes that people who will visit the exhibits will leave with new perspectives.

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