Art Gallery "All Together Now"by on Dec 7, 2018
Gavilan College Art Gallery presented an exhibition that gathers the creativity of the Gavilan College community. It features the artistic talent of employees from various departments and celebrates the diverse Gavilan College community. At a time when there is so much social and political divisiveness, this show was opportunity to come together in shared creativity, remembering we are all in this together.
Artists, students and faculty gathered during the reception of the installed art
exhibition "All Together Now" to share their thoughts.
Jan Bernstein Chargin, "Between Us," Prismacolor
While people know me to doodle all the time, I am an artist. In the past I have exhibited paintings, prints and sculpture, and I have been involved in arts organizations. Art frees my mind, then I just draw while other things are going on. I am as surprised as everyone else by what comes out. My style has evolved over time, it has been there over decades, and has become more playful since my kids were born.
Max Rohm, "Firetruck" mixed media on ceramic
Rhianna Gallagher, "Slender Aphrodite" mixed media
My work deals with romanticism and sentimentality, and the reconciling of the physical keepsake with the photographic image as object. I am interested in the camera as theater and in the ways that artifice can be a window to the real. I utilize a combination of digital technology, antiquated alternative photographic processes, and assemblage in the work embracing fiction in the work to illustrate real emotional states.
Christine Canepa, "Winter Palace" oil on canvas
During the reception of "All Together Now," art students viewed the gallery to identify
the description, composition and interpretation of the art on display.
Arturo Rosette, "Menso" mixed media
I decided to exhibit two pieces that were actually studio demonstrations for my drawing classes. One of them (Political Pinocchio) is a demonstration for how a still life can serve as a springboard into personal creative expression and imagination (including politics!). The second piece is for a metaphorical self portrait assignment I have students do--I actually have a drawing tutorial of its creation (6 hours creation) time lapsed to demonstrate materials, process, techniques and idea development. As far as specific meanings for each piece--they tend to be pretty blatant and overt; often open to the interpretations (infuriating or glee) of the viewer...
Jason Adkins, "The Formidable Opposition" mixed media
Sydney LaRose, "The Professor" digital photography
This picture of my cat was taken during the perfect year. I moved back to California, bought a condo and met my future husband. I called my cat, Sally Sage, "The Professor" because she was always staring into the future. I imagined she was thinking great thoughts. I entered this photograph in the Monterey County Fair and won first prize.
Pam Chatten, "Freedom" coyote bones and Harleys