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LAVC Art Gallery is located in the Art Building. 

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.



LAVC Art Gallery




rough patches and glitter
AN EXHIBition of works Garry Noland and jeffry mitchell

Opening reception Thursday Sept. 28, 6-8p
Exhibition runs Sept. 28 - Nov. 30, 2017

Closing Reception Thursday Nov. 30, 6-8p

Connected through a playful approach to material and subject, Garry Noland and Jeffry Mitchell create objects that celebrate (and cheekily exploit) the decorative. The pleasure of making through a laying of hands is on display. Noland and Mitchell both embrace process, resulting in works that feel immediate and authentic.

Garry Noland’s materials are charged with the residue of their previous life. Weathered styrofoam blocks, recycled cardboard, and duck tapped paint scraps are arranged into colorful and complex images and forms. Repeating patterns are organized with a formal sensibility, calling to mind the loose structures seen in the work of artists such as Minnie Sue Coleman and Lizzie Major of Gee’s Bend. Through modest transformations of material Noland employs these patterns as way to mark time, document labor, and approach beauty.

Jeffry Mitchell’s primary medium is ceramics and he is well versed in its traditions around the globe (references to Early American glazes, Pennsylvania Dutch pickle jars, asymmetrical Japanese aesthetic decisions and Chinese Foo Dogs abound). Mitchell takes a very direct approach to working, often eschewing refinements that commonly accompany many ceramic processes. The resulting pieces radiate an exuberant, unbridled immediacy. He feels that this unfettered approach is essentially relatable to our shared human experience. To explain this idea Mitchell talks about a fundamental familiarity with clay that we all carry with us from our formative years. Perhaps we came to it through playing as children making mud pies or maybe it was making pinch pots in elementary school, regardless he feels that clay is a material that is universally relatable at a very basic level. 

Download a pdf of the exhibition reader containing essays and research that informed the exhibition here.

Image: Garry Noland, Pumpjack (Sledge),  foam, wood, tape, 43"x26"x50", 2016


DIRECTIONS to the LAVC Art Gallery:

From the 170 (Hollywood Freeway): exit Oxnard Street, head west, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D. – SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading West: exit and head north on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, left on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading East: exit and head north on Woodman Avenue, right on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.


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Enter the campus at Oxnard Street and Campus Drive (between Fulton and Ethel). Parking Lot  D  is closest to the gallery. Guest parking permit is required during regular gallery hours and available from lot kiosks for $2.


Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 11a-2p
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 6-9p

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.


Jenene Nagy, Art Gallery Director
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401

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