Each spring, current LMU art students are invited to enter Young Contemporaries and to have their work judged by two professionals from Los Angeles’ art world. The Laband’s annual juried student show features works of art in all the disciplines taught in LMU’s art program including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, graphic design, and new media. The exhibition provides an excellent professional experience for students and celebrates the amazing creativity brewing in LMU’s art department. Generous support for the exhibition is provided by The Friedman Family in memory of Andrea Kingaard Friedman '66 and by the Souther California Metal Arts Society.
January 23 - March 20, 2016
From Clay to the Cloud explored the basic human impetus to preserve our cultural heritage. Using the Internet Archive as a case study the exhibition asked questions about the past, present, and future of archiving. Twenty years ago, the Internet Archive took on the challenge of creating a digital repository-a 21st-century Libarary of Alexandrea-where swaths of our lives from the Internet and other sources will be stored for generations to come. Featured in the exhibition were Nuala Creed's ceramic portraits of many of the archivists working at the Internet Archive. Hands-on displays offered visitors the opportunity to dive into the vast "storerooms" of the Internet Archive. The exhibitions asks what do we lose and gain from digitizing materials that were originally in a different format and what will our cultural legacy be for the future?