January 26 - March 24, 2013
Eric Gill: Iconographer explores the art and writings of Eric Gill (1882-1940), whose typefaces Gill Sans, Joanna, and Perpetua are still popular today. Gill was a prolific artist and writer whose daring aesthetic combined sensuality and spirituality. His subjects range from fashion to literature, from the erotic to the religious. His iconographic designs and commitment to craftsmanship demonstrate a strong influence from the English Arts and Crafts movement (1880-1910) and artists such as textile designer William Morris and calligrapher Edward Johnston. The exhibitionpresents sketches, watercolors, wood engravings, and books created between 1910 and 1940.
April 18 - May 11, 2013
This popular annual exhibition celebrates work created by LMU Studio Arts students over the past year. Spanning the range of media taught in the program, the works are chosen by two jurors from LA’s art community. This year's jurors are artist Liza Ryan and writer, critic and independent curator Holly Myers. The exhibition and its cash awards are made possible by Andrea Kingaard Friedman, ‘66 and the Southern California Metal Arts Society.
September 22 - December 8, 2013
Tapping the Third Realm includes the work of thirty-four artists who deal with ideas of spirituality through four main avenues: conjuring, communication, collaboration and chance. It explores how artists tap into another dimension, whether it be a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, or the collective unconscious. Elements of magic, witchcraft, and profound attention or intuition are evident in the artists’ creative processes. In this collection of work there are portals to the spirit world, communications with the dead, spells manifested in glass, prayers as drawings, potions as paintings, and dreams transformed into sculpture.