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Regular Gallery Hours

SPRING 2021

Online programming only

LAVC Art Gallery is located in the Art Building. 

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Talyor, and Ahmaud Arbery have once again brought attention to the pervasive racial violence, brutality and killing of black lives.

The LAVC Art Gallery stands in solidarity with the Black community. We believe art is a vehicle for self expression and communication, and we pledge to be an inclusive platform that celebrates and lifts up the voices of the Black community and also extend this promise to people of color. We will strive to meet the challenge of becoming a safe place where dialogue can lead to learning and growing. We are committed to disrupting systemic racism in order to advocate for racial justice and equity and will continue to seek out avenues where we can support this cause. 

The LAVC Art Gallery invites you to join us in contributing to the Black Scholars Matter scholarship fund today. 

Black lives matter.

 

 

To support community health and well-being, LAVC Art Gallery will be temporarily closed. Updates will be posted here and on our Instagram.

 

CURRENT VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

 

#NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY2021

Opening Ceremony Saturday Feb. 27, 2 pm

https://hubs.mozilla.com/7JBbZRa/dramatic-gracious-social

 

We find ourselves in rupture, in the space between breaths, hanging in mid-air, waiting to plummet back to earth. We want to touch one another, to perform trivial intimacies, to feel the laugh of a friend vibrate in our bodies, to embrace, to smile at a stranger. Our leaders place something as unquantifiable as a human life on a ledger and weigh the economic outcomes of mass death. The impossible is happening all around us, this is the apex of a global apocalypse, an unveiling, that lies at the heart of Western Civilization. The Goddesses offer a place for healing in the rupture, a space for ritual, for poetry, for community, and for visions of a new future. The place they offer, the sanctuary, is beyond space and time--we enter as ghosts, as avatars, as clouds made up of points of light. But in this place we also hold tight to our bodies, for now. We’ll adorn our hair with flowers, our skin with healing oils, we’ll drink water charged under the light of a full moon. We’ll do those things together, until the world ends.

#NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY2021 is a hybrid performance space, digital installation, and virtual gathering place presented by a group of collaborators from across the United States. 

In conversation with participating artists, digital space designer Ines Kang will present a lush landscape in which viewers will encounter digital artwork and video as well as live participatory performances and workshops taking place over the duration of this project. 

The project opens to the public on Saturday, February 27 at 2pm with a guided meditation and ritual facilitated by Maya Mackrandilal followed by an “open house” where viewers can explore the virtual space and learn more about this ongoing, multi-year, multimedia collaborative project.

For the next four weeks, the space will serve as a gathering space for the community and open rehearsal space for the participating artists, culminating in the “Poetry and Performance Circle” on Saturday, March 27 at 2pm featuring work by all project participants and open to the public. 

The virtual space utilizes the open-source platform Mozilla Hubs, and viewers will interact with the space on their computer or mobile device via an avatar, voice chat, text chat, and webcam.

Participating artists:
Edgar Fabián Frías
Stephanie Graham
Ines Kang
Scarlett Kim
Maya Mackrandilal
zavé martohardjono
Enid Muñoz
Kayla Tange
Sadie Woods

Accessibility
The #NGM production team is committed to making this event accessible. Mozilla Hubs is a virtual reality space that can be navigated using a keyboard and mouse or VR equipment. Deaf and hard of hearing folks can interact with the event through chat, and we can provide scripts for performances that include speech in advance. Information about using a screen reader with Mozilla Hubs can be found here, and we encourage anyone with accessibility questions/concerns to reach out to the event organizers directly via email: globalmatriarch@gmail.com so that we can create accommodations to address your specific needs in advance.

This exhibition is funded in part through the generosity of the 
June Harwood Grant.

 

 

 

Naming It Makes It a Thing
a comic strip by Joel Crowder

LAVC Art gallery is pleased to announce a commissioned piece by emerging artist Joel Crowder. Naming It Makes It a Thing is a ongoing monthly comic strip exploring ideas of Imposter Syndrome and devices for overcoming perceived obstacles. 

About the work, Crowder writes:
Ever feel like whatever you do creatively is not good enough? Or that you shouldn’t be doing something that you’re really good at? Me too. This story started off as a parody of the Chicago Bulls documentary, “The Last Dance,” but a little something called “Impostor Syndrome” cancelled that idea and almost made me believe this was a bad idea.

Instead of folding, I decided to make THIS story instead. My Impostor Syndrome, named Cliff, will not approve, but who cares?? I’M ABOUT TO MAKE HIM POPULAR!!!!

Through so much headache, doubt, and changes, I present to you the comic strip titled “Naming It Makes it A Thing.” The name works for two reasons: Naming my Impostor Syndrome helped me realized what voice was telling me that I should stop and naming this comic makes it real. Hope you enjoy this small journey into my mind grapes!

 

 

LAUNCH20

Annual Art Student Exhibition

 

Los Angeles Valley College is pleased to announce LAUNCH20.

The LAUNCH program is an annual exhibition of student works produced in the LAVC Art Department. LAUNCH20 includes 72 works selected from 40 artists. Featuring a wide range of media and technique, for many students in the exhibition this is their first opportunity to have their work recognized on a professional platform. Past LAUNCH jurors include Deb Klowden-Mann, Sergio Teran and Devon Oder.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency the physical gallery remains closed. We are excited to present this exhibition virtually. To view the work please click here. 

In addition to the virtual exhibition, the gallery has also produced a downloadable pdf of the exhibition. Many thank to Susan Silvestri for the design work!

 

 

 

 

MMXX

Art Faculty Exhibition

 

Los Angeles Valley College is pleased to announce MMXX, a group exhibition of works created by the LAVC full-time studio art faculty.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Los Angeles Valley College, the works in MMXX highlight the range of curricular perspectives and approaches to making within the Art 

Department. This exhibition offers students the opportunity to see the research and work of their instructors, presented in a context that allows for dialogue and critique. Through sculptures, drawings, public art, paintings and ceramics, the works address issues around the body and architecture, process and materiality, and social justice.

Artists included in the exhibition: Professors Carol Bishop, Jamison Carter, Phung Huynh, Jenene Nagy, and Katie Queen.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency the physical gallery remains closed. We are excited to present this exhibition virtually. To view the work please click here.

 

In support of this exhibition we will also be producing a catalogue designed by Professor Tom Mossman, featuring interviews with each of the artists by Rita Gonzalez, the Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art, LACMA.

 

This exhibition and catalogue is funded in part through the generosity of the 
June Harwood Grant.

 

Exhibition programming:
Wednesday April1, 1p  POSTPONED
Panel discussion, moderated by Dean Llanet Martin

Tuesday April 21, 6p  POSTPONED
Panel discussion, moderated by Prof. Eugenia Sumnik-Levins

 

Workshops:
In collaboration with the LAVC Mosaic Center, the Art Department will be hosting several art making workshops which focus on cultivating an inclusive and welcoming space for students, faculty and staff to celebrate diversity. 

Tuesday April 14, 10a-3p, Art room 105  POSTPONED
Seeing Reproductive Justice through an Immigrant Lens with Prof. Phung Huynh

Tuesday April 21, 1p, Art gallery patio   POSTPONED
Prints and Personal Voice with Prof. Jenene Nagy

 

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"Tautline by Karl Burkheimer", a documentary by Mickie Shaw

 

 

-struct
MAKE/WORK at LAVC
essay by Travis Diehl

 

Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery serves as a resource for students and the greater community of the San Fernando Valley. Presenting ambitious visual arts exhibitions, lectures and collaborative partnerships, we provide a dynamic platform for dialogue, inquiry, and discovery.

 

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.

CAMPUS MAP and PARKING INFORMATION:

Download a high resolution printable map [PDF: 394KB].

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 cash. Free parking on top level of Ethel Street parking structure during artist receptions and special events.

 

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.

 

Contact:

Jenene Nagy, Art Gallery Director
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401
nagyj@lavc.edu

 

Mailing List:

The public is welcomed to all exhibitions and programs. If you would like to be added to our electronic mailing list, please contact us by emailing nagyj@lavc.edu 

Also please be sure to visit us on facebook
And on Instagram @lavcartgallery

 

Gallery floorplan

Exhibition archive

Please consider a tax deductible gift to the gallery today!

 

LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Gallery Director Jenene Nagy at nagyj@lavc.edu as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.