Art Galleries

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Art Galleries

wording: now in the main gallery

Sign entitled RUSTSign Language  

Juan Delgado - Armando Lerma - Thomas McGovern - Carlos Ramirez

October 24-December 12 (closed November 11, 26-28)
Reception: Sat. October 24 | 4-7pm
Gallery Talk: Mon. October 26 | 10am

The CSUN Art Galleries are pleased to present “Sign Language,” a mixed media exhibition that brings together four artists from Southern California ‘s Inland Empire, including the Coachella Valley and San Bernardino.  The exhibition will consist of collaborative and independent works, as well as recent and new work by the four artists.

Thomas McGovern, a photographer, and Juan Delgado, a poet, are professors at California State University, San Bernardino; they work together collaboratively, merging photographs, objects, poetry, and prose that reflect shared sensibilities about the landscape of their home town and the immigrant experience.

Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, aka “The Date Farmers” are multimedia artists who grew up in the Coachella Valley, not far from San Bernardino; they work both collaboratively and independently, making varied work influenced by Mexican street murals, hand-painted signs, and graffiti, and influenced by the social and political climates that affect blue-collar communities.

In addition to the installation, a small publication will accompany the exhibition and be available to the community.  It will include a variety of images and poetry that expand on and highlight some of the works on display.

Photo Credit: Armando Lerma

wording: next in the main gallery

19th Annual High School Invitational

January 11- 30, 2016 (closed Monday January 18)
Reception:  Friday, January 30  7-9pm

This invitational exhibition showcases work made by students from nearly forty San Fernando Valley high schools. Selected by members of each school’s art faculty, the work employs a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, and photography.