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All MCAM exhibitions and programs are open to the public. Admission is free unless otherwise stated.

Detail, Anna Betbeze, Lava, 2012. OCT 1, 2014 Artist Lecture Series: Anna Betbeze 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Anna Betbeze’s work approaches painting with rigorous and alchemical experimentation that index action in relation to sensation and pleasure. Her most notable body of work to date engages wool flokati carpets as a ground for color saturation, physical distress, and natural processes to manipulate the surface. The shaggy reliefs hover between the visceral and the pictorial, painting and sculpture, and locate paradoxes such as the simultaneity of beauty and abjection. Born in 1980 she grew up in Columbus, GA and currently lives and works in New York, NY. She has held solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, DE; and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR; Power Station of Art, Shanghai, CN; and MoMA PS1. She was a recipient of the 2013-2014 Rome Prize and is a Critic at Yale University School of Art. Sponsored by Corenah Wright Lecture Series/Art Dept.
Chelsea Pegram, Evident Hesitation, installation detail, 2014, Acrylic sheets, drill marks, and acrylic paint. OCT 4, 2014 Fabricating Art: Chelsea Pegram 2:00–3:00 PM
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Fabricating Art, a series of studio visits with local artists who deal with fabrication in their practice, is planned in conjunction with the Mills College Art Museum’s current exhibition Sarah Oppenheimer. As part of this series, three Bay Area artists invite us to their studios to share their artistic process and the role fabrication plays in it. The first of these studio visits is with Chelsea Pegram.

Chelsea Pegram uses sculpture and installation to explore the subject of transformation as it reflects shifting notions of agency, intention, and embodiment. Her work has been exhibited around the Bay Area including the di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Swarm Gallery, and Pro Arts. She graduated from Mills College with an MFA in Studio Art in 2011. Chelsea lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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Stephanie Syjuco, The International Orange Commemorative Store (A Proposition), 2012. OCT 18, 2014 Fabricating Art: Stephanie Syjuco 2:30–3:30 PM
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Fabricating Art, a series of studio visits with local artists who deal with fabrication in their practice, is planned in conjunction with the Mills College Art Musuem’s current exhibition Sarah Oppenheimer. As part of this series, three Bay Area artists invite us to their studios to share their artistic process and the role fabrication plays in it. The second of these studio visits is with Stephanie Syjuco.

Stephanie Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire.

Born in the Philippines, Syjuco received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship Award and a 2009 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and included in exhibitions at MoMA/PS1, the Whitney Museum of American Art, SFMOMA, ZKM Center for Art and Technology, Germany; Z33 Space for Contemporary Art, Belgium; Universal Studios Gallery Beijing; The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. She is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Ying Zhu, A is for ?, date unknown. OCT 22, 2014 Artist Lecture Series: Ying Zhu 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL In her interdisciplinary art practice, Ying Zhu explores the confluence of cultures and identities. She studied art at University of China as well as University of Nebraska. She has shown her work extensively in the Midwest and is currently an Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts. Sponsored by Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
Michael Arcega, Lexical Borrowing: Saw Horse by the Sea Shore- Understanding Manifest Destiny, 2011, Mat board, wood, found plastic bottles, river water, and mixed media. NOV 8, 2014 Fabricating Art: Michael Arcegea 2:00–3:00 PM
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Fabricating Art, a series of studio visits with local artists who deal with fabrication in their practice, is planned in conjunction with the Mills College Art Musuem’s current exhibition Sarah Oppenheimer. As part of this series, three Bay Area artists invite us to their studios to share their artistic process and the role fabrication plays in it. The third and final studio visit is with Michael Arcega.

Michael Arcega is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. His research-based work revolves largely around language and sociopolitical dynamics. Directly informed by historic narratives, material significance, and geography, his subject matter deals with circumstances where power relations are unbalanced.

Arcega has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Stanford University. His work has been exhibited at venues including the Asian Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the de Young Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Orange County Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Cue Arts Foundation, and the Asia Society in NY among many others. He is a recipient of an Art Council grant, Joan Mitchell MFA Award, Murphy Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship, and Headlands Center for the Arts MFA Fellowship. He was awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts.

Michael Arcega was born in Manila, Philippines, and migrated to the Los Angeles area at ten years of age. He currently lives and works in San Francisco where he is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University.

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Lucy Lippard NOV 12, 2014 Artist Lecture Series: Lucy Lippard 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Lucy Lippard is a woman who needs no introduction. She is an internationally renowned author and critic. She has written at least 21 books on contemporary art and has championed feminist art for over 40 years. Many of her writings are seminal tomes used in art education to this day. She will be speaking about her new book, Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West. Sponsored by Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
Tracy Cooper NOV 19, 2014 Artist Lecture Series: Tracy Cooper 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Dr. Tracy E. Cooper (PhD, Princeton University) is Professor of Art History at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her specialization is Venetian and early modern cultural history, with particular interests in architecture-urbanism and patronage-network studies. She recently co-edited a volume with Marcia Hall on The Sensuous and the Counter-Reformation Church Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her book, Palladio’s Venice: Architecture and Society in a Renaissance Republic (Yale University Press, 2006), received the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize in 2007 from the Renaissance Society of America. Sponsored by Jane Green.