September 23 - December 10, 2017
The Laband Art Gallery is pleased to present the first survey exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Carolyn Castaño. Over the past fifteen years, Castaño has worked across a range of media including drawing, collage, painting, video, and installation. Her work is known for its vibrant colors and knockout patterns that marry fluorescent hues with tropical flourishes. Castaño employs these aesthetic strategies to explore, for example, notions of gender and identity as well as particular social conditions facing women in contemporary Latin America.
April 19 - May 6, 2017
Each spring, current LMU art students are invited to enter Young Contemporaries and to have their work judged by two professionals from LA's 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.
January 21 - March 19, 2017
The Laband Art Gallery is pleased to present Psychopomp, an exhibition comprised of works by thirteen contemporary artists. Psychopomp, a term that dates back to ancient Greece, describes different beings who guide us from one place to another, from the unconscious to the conscious, from life to death. They are tricksters, healers, midwives, shape shifters, and border crossers. One of the most recognizable psychopomps is Hermes, the Greek messenger god of trade, thieves, and travelers. We also find psychopomps in contemporary life. Just as Virgil guided Dante through the circles of hell, modern psychopomps help us navigate through physical and virtual spaces, personal turmoil, and political strife.