Recorded Artist Talks
As part of "Adaptations: Cabrillo Art, Photography & Art History Faculty & Staff Exhibition" this is the third in a series of three Artists Talks. Join Cabrillo faculty members Carmina Eliason, Greg Mettler, Janet Fine, Angela Gleason, and Carl Rohrs as they discuss their work that in some way or other deals with ideas of portraiture through representation, gesture and symbolism.
In this second Artists' Talk, faculty members Claire Thorson, Neeley Drown, Lesley Louden, Jane Gregorius, Beverly Rayner and Tobin Keller discuss how recent developments caused them to explore the effects of COVID on the psyche, society and interpersonal interactions in their artwork. View the talk
The first in three Artists' Talks, for "Adaptations: Cabrillo Art, Photography & Art History Faculty & Staff Exhibition." This first one, entitled "Adaptations: Natural Selection," features some of the faculty and staff who are inspired by the animals, plants and forces of nature and how these interact with us, the environment and human activity. Ann Thierman, Dawn Nakanishi, Andree Lebourveau, Joe Cosentino and Sylvia Rios will talk about their perspective on nature and how it becomes incorporated into their artwork.
In this Juror's talk, Eleanor Harwood of Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco discusses her process for selecting the works for 2020 Vision: Seeing ourselves through challenging times, as well as her perspectives on the role of art in society, and her experience in becoming a gallerist.
Kathryn Mayo, Professor of Photography at Cosumnes River College and curator of Bearing Witness: Manifesting Black History from Photographic Archives discusses her interest in antique photographic processes, equity-minded teaching, and mining photographic archives in search of images that represent Black history in America, highlighting a number of Black photographers going back to the beginnings of photographic history.
In this talk, faculty artists Andrea Borsuk, Carmina Eliason, Lesley Louden, Greg Mettler, Sean Peeler and Sylvia Rios will discuss their work that, in one way or another, explores ideas of personal sense of self, sense of belonging or finding a workable path through the ever-changing situations we face living in this world today.
In this talk, Jamie Abbott, Janet Fine, Angela Gleason, Jane Gregorius, Gina Pearlin and Lynda Watson talk about how they employ a fascinating array of approaches to repurposing the objects and materials they choose to work with: from creating assemblage or video from materials encountered in surrounding environments, to transforming vintage album covers with cryptic painted vignettes, to literally up-cycling refuse from a landfill into a portable tiny house, to reconstituting the accumulations of lifelong creative careers into new artworks.
Cabrillo Gallery is proud to present Pilar Agüero-Esparza: Stratum. Agüero-Esparza’s practice employs the craft materials and processes learned from her Mexican huarache sandal-maker parents: weaving leather, hammering nails and painting details. In doing so, she calls attention to marginalized cultural and aesthetic experiences to acknowledge their power. In challenging the tropes of Color Theory by substituting a skin-tone color palette, she invites the viewer to consider colorism and the inequities of race and class within our culture.