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Stephen Berkman: Chamber Pieces

September 13 – November 23, 2008

Stephen Berkman explores the fleeting ephemeral qualities of images formed by the natural convergences of light and optics. He uses antiquated techniques and camera chambers to reinterpret notions of the nineteenth century. Occupying darkened chambers, his camera obscuras invite visitors into realms where transient images play with perceptions of reality. The exhibition includes a selection of photographs as well as a number of installations, two of which are being designed especially for this presentation.

24th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 18 – May 10, 2008

This popular exhibition is comprised of the work of LMU Studio Arts majors and students enrolled in studio arts courses. The show will showcase a variety of media and technique with selections made by Julie Deamer and Cori Peipon prominent in the Southern California arts community. The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition with its cash awards is sponsored by Andrea Kingaard Friedman, ’66. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1st, with prizes announced at a 6 p.m. awards ceremony.

Dissent! 1968 and Now

February 10 – March 20, 2008

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the global student uprisings of 1968, Dissent! 1968 and Now examines the oppositional power of art. The exhibition features some of the most influential images of protest from 1968, including works by the French Atelier Populaire, Sister Corita and Rupert Garcia. Students from eight of Los Angeles’ prominent art schools (LMU, CalArts, Cal State Long Beach, Occidental, Otis, UC Irvine, UCLA and USC) have also been invited to confront mainstream media, political practices and other issues affecting the contemporary world. The works will be selected by well-known Los Angeles protest artist Robbie Conal along with co-curators Erik Benjamins, a senior at LMU, and Carolyn Peter, director of the Laband Art Gallery.