At this moment, when the machine-assisted biometric reading of faces has never been more prevalent and more standardized, the fifteen artists participating in Facial Expressionism at the Art Gallery produce innovative aesthetic deterritorializations of faces that purposefully over-spill the limits of any singular signifying system, thereby resisting a simple complicity between a face and the evolving metrics for 'knowing' it. Their works explore the ontogenesis of a particular face with its various expressive manifestations, the gestalt of figuration with ground, the immanence of representation and materiality, and the entanglement of gesture and affect.
ARTISTS: Michael Alvarez, Jeremy Bailey, Maya Bloch, Justin Bower, Guy Denning, Kim Dorland, Paul Gillis, Annie Lapin, Gerardo Monterubbio, Buddy Nestor, Rachel Niffenegger, Kambui Olujimi, Dominic Quagliozzi, Phoebe Unwin, and Eric Yahnker
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Galileo Gonzalez
The Cerritos College Art Gallery presents rotating exhibitions highlighting the work of emerging and mid-career artists. A special emphasis is placed on works that confront challenging and pressing issues in contemporary art and culture. In support of exhibitions, the Cerritos College Art Gallery also regularly hosts workshops, lectures, and performances.
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Natural History: Jeff Cain Published February 24, 2015
Heuristic Memories Published November 24, 2014
Savage Sentimentality Published October 07, 2014
Superficial LAndscapes Published October 06, 2014
THREE PROJECTS Published May 20, 2014
SAE 2014 Published May 05, 2014
The 2nd Los Angeles SUR:biennial Published January 26, 2014