Visiting Artist Lectures

Alake Shilling

01/30/18

Please join jus for a lecture with Oxbow Alumni Artist Alake Shilling (OS22).

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Alake Shilling's bubblegum pop aesthetic and curious storytelling fuse to create dynamic ceramics and canvases of otherworldly abstraction and intrigue. Wrought with dark humor and stupefying detail, she guides her viewer through naturalistic scenes of cartoonish wild fauna and other symbols. With an aimless quality of expansion, she elicits a sense of longing in her work - for the crevices in our minds still unbound by adulthood. Her process starts by building up texture on a surface and then by pouring paints and other materials in select areas. She then inserts images into the remaining space, bringing the canvas to life. Shilling is an artist living and working in Los Angeles.


Visiting Artist Lectures

Kathleen Henderson

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Kathleen Henderson.

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Kathleen Henderson is a visual artist living and working in the Bay Area.

Oscillating between fascination and apprehension Henderson’s work illuminates our struggle to make sense of a senseless world with an expansive body of work that includes drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Henderson’s work has been the subject of numerous solo shows in LA, and San Francisco as well as the Drawing Center in New York. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and is in the collections of the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is currently a facilitator at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA and senior editor at the Creative Growth magazine.

kathleenhenderson.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Linda Connor

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Linda Connor.

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Linda Connor has had a long and distinguished career in photography, and has traveled extensively nationally and internationally to produce her work to places such as India, Turkey, Peru, Iceland, South East Asia, as well as the United States. Using the tools reminiscent of 19th century landscape photography, she creates images that reflect the poetry and mystery of the places. Her photographs contemplate the relationship of the sacred to the natural world. Since the late 1960’s, she has been teaching in the photography department at the San Francisco Art Institute as well as exhibiting and publishing her work. In 2002, she founded PhotoAlliance, a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography. Amongst other awards, Connor is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim fellowship. Her work can be found in the collections of Art Institute of Chicago, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Victoria and Alberta Museum in London.

hainesgallery.com


Visiting Artist Lectures

Lewis deSoto

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Lewis deSoto.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Lewis deSoto (Cahuilla) is a contemporary artist based in Napa and Los Angeles. His work takes many forms, elaborate installations, photographs, writing projects, sculpture and media works. His book, “Empire,” about San Bernardino and Riverside counties was released one year ago. He has produced a series of installation works based on Native American themes since 1990 and will use the evening to document and comment on the development of these works. His installations incorporate architecture, sculpture, sound as well as historical documents and narratives. He is a professor of art at San Francisco State University.

lewisdesoto.net



Visiting Artist Lectures

Harrell Fletcher

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Harrell Fletcher.

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The Oxbow School-Dining Hall, 530 Third Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

Harrell Fletcher received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the California College of the Arts. He studied organic farming at UCSC and went on to work on a variety of small Community Supported Agriculture farms, which impacted his work as an artist. Fletcher has produced a wide variety of socially engaged collaborative and interdisciplinary projects since the early 1990’s.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Brendan Sullivan

09/15/17

Please join us for a lecture with Oxbow Alumni artist Brendan Sullivan (OS4).

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Time is TBA
Location: TBA

Artist Biography:

Brendan Sullivan is an artist and designer currently studying medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Prior to medical school Brendan worked with MASS Design Group in Boston as a Design Associate and Design-Research Associate. Brendan’s design work was focused around a collaborative installation that aimed to draw attention to the current state of the American criminal justice system and give voice to the millions of incarcerated individuals within that system.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Larry Thomas

09/14/17

DUE TO THE NAPA/SONOMA COUNTY FIRES THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED.

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

Larry Thomas – Larry Thomas’s work is represented in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the S.F. Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. as well as numerous public and private collections. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowships, recipient of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award, has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally. His work is represented in the permanent collections of artist’s books at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Houghton Library at Harvard University among others. Additionally, he has been in residence as a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, a resident artist at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Gay Outlaw

09/13/17

DUE TO THE NAPA/SONOMA COUNTY FIRES THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater , 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

Gay Outlaw – In a career of over 25 years Gay Outlaw has examined relationships of sculpture and picture-making, especially photography. She interweaves formal abstraction with 2-D techniques of illusions, opening up possibilities within traditions of artistic production. While respectful of traditional processes—her practice includes educating herself in lesser-known techniques—the artist delights in subverting the expected result. Outlaw’s work has been shown nationally with exhibitions at the Sculpture Center in New York; the University Art Museum, Cal State Long Beach; Mills College; the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art; and San Francisco MOMA, where she received the SECA Award. Her artworks are in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SFMOMA and the Berkeley Art Museum.

anglimgilbertgallery.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

John Roloff

09/11/17

DUE TO THE NAPA/SONOMA FIRES THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED.

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: The CIA at Copia Vintners Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

John Roloff / born 1947 / Portland, OR

John Roloff is a visual artist who works conceptually with site, process and natural systems. He is known primarily for his outdoor kiln/furnace projects done from the late 1970’s to the early 1990’s as well as other large-scale environmental projects, gallery installations and objects investigating geologic and natural phenomena. Based on an extensive background and ongoing research in the earth sciences, his work since the late 1960’s engages poetic and site-specific relationships between material, concept and performance in the domains of geology, ecology, architecture, ceramics, industry and mining, metabolic systems and history. The ship is a central image of his work, metaphorically evoking psychological and transformative processes of the sea and land in geologic and Anthropocentric time.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Anya Gallaccio

09/11/17

Please join us for a lecture with artist Anya Gallaccio.

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

Anya Gallaccio (born 1963) is a British artist, who creates site-specific, minimalist installations and often works with organic matter (including chocolate, sugar, flowers and ice).

Her use of organic materials results in natural processes of transformation and decay, meaning that Gallaccio is unable to predict the end result of her installations. Something which at the start of an exhibition may be pleasurable, such as the scent of flowers or chocolate, would inevitably become increasingly unpleasant over time. The timely and site-specific nature of her work make it notoriously difficult to document. Her work therefore challenges the traditional notion that an art object or sculpture should essentially be a monument within a museum or gallery. Instead her work often lives through the memory of those that saw and experienced it - or the concept of the artwork itself.

lehmannmaupin.com

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