Thursday, September 12, 2013
Artist Reception: Sat. September 7 4-7pm
Gallery Talk: Mon. September 9 10am
Iconic Los Angeles pop artist and graphic designer John Van Hamersveld's inspirational collection of drawings will be showcased in his upcoming exhibition Drawing Attention.
Drawing Attention will highlight forty-five years of Van Hamersveld's visionary drawings in a remarkable 3,000 square foot exhibition and provides a special opportunity to see his personal drawing collection in one cohesive package. This exhibition highlights the depth of his work, his core consistency, and his evolution as an artist.
The eighty-four images in this extensive exhibition are expected to include the Billabong Pipeline Wave, Bono as the "Million Dollar Rock Star," Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Eric Clapton, the New Composer series with Mozart and Beethoven, Grateful Dead skull, the "Buffalo Skull," American Stussy Revolution series, the Indian Chief, the Stomping Grounds movie poster, and the abstract "Box Paintings."
Accompanying the exhibition is a stunning 160-page book, entitled Drawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld. Published by Gingko Press, the book shares the distinctive story of Van Hamersveld's prolific artistic output formative as well as his formative creative process. Renowned graphic designer and a founding member of New York's legendary Push Pin Studios, Seymour Chwast writes the insightful and enlightening foreword to this book.
Drawing Attention draws forth the compelling context for an intriguing discussion in regards to schools of thought about the power of drawing as a way to develop oneself as an artist. Using the mighty pen throughout his career, Van Hamersveld brings his designer's identity to his signature.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 12-4pm and Thursdays 12-8pm. For more information, call the Art Galleries at (818) 677-2156 or visit www.csun.edu/artgalleries.
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Oviatt Library Lawn
Join A Celebrating of Learning in the 2013 Freshman Convocation taking place on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00pm in the Oviatt Library Lawn. Reception to follow - food and giveaways.
Freshman students meet at Matador Square beginning at 5:00pm.
The keynote speaker will be Edward Humes, author of Garbology, the 2013 Freshman Common Reading.
All members of the campus community are invited!
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Oviatt Library, Ferman Presentation Room
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA
The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia for less than four years. In their brief but devastating rule, approximately 1.7 million people died from untreated disease, starvation, and execution. For many, the regime's brutality has come to be symbolized by a series of black-and-white mug shots taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of "enemies of the state" were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. Based on a soon-to-be published book, this talk will trace the social life of these photographs through the lens of archival studies, arguing that these images are records first and foremost and that archival institutions are playing a key role in preserving and providing context to these records.
11:00 am - 12:15 pm - West Valley Room, University Student Union
The Annual Kazi Nazrul Islam Lecture
"The Detective and the Poet: Why Did Kazi Nazrul Islam Court Controversy?"
Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott, Barnard College
West Valley Room, USU
For more information contact Dr. Phyllis Herman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 818/677-3925.
Sponsored by the Religious Studies Department
Dr. Phyllis K. Herman
Department of Religious Studies
Coordinator, Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Program California State University, Northridge
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE
Whity, 1970 -- 95 mins.
Perhaps the most iconoclastic Western ever made, Whity is simultaneously entertaining and deeply disturbing. Here Fassbinder takes on the most conventional of Hollywood genres, exposing and subverting its iconography and myths from the inside out.