Art Gallery

The Moorpark College Art Gallery is pleased to present

 

CHUNG-PING CHENG
The Resonance of Lotus


See the exhibit in person from September 30 - November 2, 2021 

The Administration Building is currently open:
Monday ~ Thursday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday from 8:00 am - noon
 

View the recorded Zoom lecture here:
https://vcccd-edu.zoom.us/rec/share/UfO4mQ2zKx0QTdR_PiCE6-qTyFSOaSqzI3IoPgKme2twKqw0SdZ05r-YF48INyxL.5RkxPWTDvMbNsWrW?startTime=1634263317000

 

Chung-Ping Cheng Gallery View

Chung-Ping Cheng is an artist that synthesizes aspects of her Chinese heritage with contemporary photography.  Inspired by artists like Georgia O’Keefe and Diane Arbus, Cheng’s photographic practice includes color film, a medium format camera, and a focus on process, repetition and experimentation in the darkroom. The Resonance of Lotus exhibit at the Moorpark College Art Gallery includes works from three difference series; Love Lotus Essay, Refining Fire/Undescribed Variations and The Last Episode.  Join us for Cheng’s virtual artist talk to learn more about how these projects depict different stages of her life and reflect experiences in Los Angeles, Taipei, Taiwan and Hangzhou, China.

 

 

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
August 26 - September 28, 2021

 

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

 

 

The Moorpark College Art Gallery is pleased to present our first virtual Student Exhibition! 
 

Click on the link below to view the 2021 Student Art Exhibition in ArtSteps:

https://www.artsteps.com/view/608af26b1d0275db94f21128

 

 

Artist Lecture Series Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion

During the first week of each month this past academic year, we hosted virtual artist talks as part of our Artist Lecture Series Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion.  Recordings of each talk are available below.

 

LINDA VALLEJO

Thursday, May 6th, 2021, 7:00 pm  
 

View the recorded Zoom lecture here:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/play/jGFD6mw_NcPO1hrngP2fHfpfUHo0AtQgnxdhQrq0BdmCYkp_W-gqeeu8ZT_aITzY-pb7CvAUyqRqpW7x.mu8SiaRd3G6PUIo0?continueMode=true

 

Lind Vallejo

Super Hombre I
Acrylic, metal flake, repurposed plastic, 26 x 26 x 16 in., 2014
from the collection of Henry Muňoz

Linda Vallejo consolidates multiple, international influences gained from a life of study and travel throughout Europe, the United States and Mexico to create works that investigate contemporary cultural and political issues.  Vallejo states:  

“My formative years were spent in far flung locations throughout the United States and Europe. During my artistic grounding, I became increasingly immersed in the Chicano/Latino arts and indigenous communities – experiences that informed my cultural perspectives and my art practice. It has taken my entire artistic career to fuse an image that defines my multicultural experience of the world and my place in it.”  

Vallejo’s Brown Belongings, (including her series Make ‘Em All Mexican, The Brown Dot Project, Datos Sagrados and Cultural Enigma) have been celebrated in solo exhibitions across the United States for the past decade. 

www.lindavallejo.com

 

 

LYDIA EMILY

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7:00 pm  
 

View the recorded Zoom lecture here:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/play/Bt1Hamx8FGsgRXzh6TFi1ZWlSNI_vCMOcb6-gxZKJceYJPNpexn0RxtZ2oMgoAUPP9XHN7AlarQ4saHG.sQrx9l1GLhHc1OML?continueMode=true

 

Lydia Emily, painting titled "HER"

Lydia Emily is a Los Angeles based artist and multiple sclerosis advocate.  After battling cancer in 2010, Lydia Emily was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012.  Since then, multiple sclerosis has taken the sight from her left eye and muscle fatigue requires her to tie her paintbrush to her hand, yet Lydia Emily continues to make art.  She is a spokesperson for the MS Society, sharing her struggles and message of hope while exhibiting her paintings and murals around the world.

 

 

PHUNG HUYNH

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 7:00 pm  
 

View the recorded Zoom lecture here:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/share/FgI6knyoLX3p3lbo4fS7aQmz__5-hh1g8SCg-WkZzBJ02gQGRQEymLkIymgN7EcN.kSbMPIEK_rnkW_s8

 

Hao Huynh, drawing

Phung Huynh is a Los Angeles-based artist that explores ideas of cultural perception and representation in contemporary American society.  Huynh speaks from her personal experience of immigrating to the United States:

“Becoming American cannot be painted in broad strokes. It is a personal experience that is complicated, messy, and certainly not easy. Understanding my family’s living history as refugees from both Vietnam and Cambodia and inspired by research and interviews with people with a shared history, I try to uncover the complex layers of cultural assimilation and forging new identities.”

Huynh’s drawings, painting and public art projects explore the range of the complexities within the refugee experience in Southeast Asian communities.

 

 

PATRICK EARL HAMMIE

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, 6:00 pm  
 

View the recorded Zoom lecture here:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/share/SANodUoebh9hAOHuQ4PKgAbbb13ZPy1cf5HugR93_cN3T9s4LiwZCfkVI7OkFf7g.x8UuZac_6U0ZT-s1
 

E.H.JR_Evolution (And Flashback)

EVOLUTION (AND FLASHBACK) and E.H.Jr.
 2016, oil on linen, 70 x 60 inches (177.8 x 152.4 cm) each
 

Patrick Earl Hammie is an artist who uses portraits and allegories to examine personal and shared Black experiences and present stories that expand our understanding of others. Hammie works primarily with themes related to cultural identity, storytelling, and the body in visual culture. His projects draw inspiration from Romanticism and Expressionism, mythology, pop culture, and modern media. The synthesis of these diverse expressions invites viewers to consider the tales we tell and how we express notions of self, community, and others today.  Hammie is an Associate Professor and Chair of Studio Art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

 

RAIN LUCIEN MATHEKE 

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020, 7:00 pm  

 

A note from Rain following the virtual lecture (link to recording below):

*trigger warning – aggressive, transphobic language.

There were two instances of individuals interrupting the lecture with hateful, transphobic language.  I’ve requested that these be left in the archive because this helps to perfectly illustrate the aggression, intolerance, and violence that trans bodies live with on a daily basis, by simply existing.  I think that it’s important to show that.

 

*I apologize for the poor sound quality on the videos.  You may view most of the videos shared during the lecture, in full, here:

·         Proper Hand Washing Techniques with Farrah Faucet (01:53), 2020.

·         Dissociative Reach (02:38), 2019.

·         Mirage – Angela Izzo and Rain Lucien Matheke (walk through/promo by Angela Izzo) (03:08), 2019 

·         Entropy in Neon (Cleanse) (01:00), 2020.

·         Untiled Thoughts on Decay in Silence (Mirage) (13:13), 2019.

 

View the recorded Zoom lecture here:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/play/rxKphfM7u_f_xUQ6dh12wN_uJcuowApA9jmRSHeP7Qth2qAh6QQpjYDhUO5TmN4yzyD8WuniLE7kzMDS.5F2D6909rGqerLfp?startTime=1606964577000

 

Rain Lucien Matheke

 

Rain Lucien Matheke (she/they) is a self-described “queer, interdisciplinary, visual, and experimental sound artist living with a rare chronic illness, many plants, and a cat in Los Angeles.”  Utilizing a wide range of materials, Rain explores ideas of identity in relation to gender and the body.  Her artwork focuses particularly on the evolution of identity through illness, transition and magical practice.  As she reflects on the dualities of permanence and decay and acceptance and control, we are given glimpses of Rain and her life through this deeply personal work. 

 

 

MARK STEVEN GREENFIELD  

Thursday, November 5th, 2020, 7:00 pm  

 

View the recorded Zoom lecture:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/share/6m3-wDgbNJUW0AuZhmnS13YA7tsHoTd-FwcUQs9Da4KBiFdZ6NERnweyNEaa7I3C.JIRqQcqVBDyG3n7c

 

"Consequences"

"Consequences"
24" x 18," Gold Leaf and Acrylic on Wood Panel, 2018

 

Over the past twenty years, Mark Steven Greenfield has been focusing his artwork on representations of the African American experience.  This exploration spans multiple series of works and utilizes a wide array of materials and approaches from traditional oil painting, to ink drawing on wood, to inkjet prints.  Greenfield incorporates historical images like the Black Madonna, blackface minstrel actors, black cartoon characters, African American stereotypes and spiritual practices to create new images that speak to the contemporary African American experience.  These investigations consider how images are formed within an individual and a society.  Whether created as a personal, meditative practice of mark-making or an outward call for social justice, Mark Steven Greenfield’s work exemplifies the power of images.  

 

 

NARSISO MARTINEZ  

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020, 7:00 pm  

 

View the recorded Zoom lecture:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/play/T_2pb10SaFHo_5KBKRtwC6zRYyzxUujcHU_JCTQW9ZSp128Dwm4-9SelAKO1uDj6ECfWQ_GPTVrEcStf.KvGVLP9jEzmdZYG_?continueMode=true
 

Philosophy in the Fields, 2016  Ink and Charcoal on Unfolded Produce Cardboard Boxes 6 x 9 Feet

"Philosophy in the Fields"
2016, 
Ink and Charcoal on Unfolded Produce Cardboard Boxes, 6' x 9'
Image courtesy of the artist and Charlie James Gallery

 

Narsiso Martinez's artwork is inspired by his own life experience.  Born in Mexico in 1977, Martinez moved to the US when he was 20.  He later earned an AA from LA City College, and then BFA and MFA degrees from CSU – Long Beach.  In his drawings, prints and installations, Martinez combines ink, charcoal, and paint on recycled produce boxes, depicting the day-to-day labor of American farmworkers.  Pulling from his time working in the fields, Martinez describes his artwork as a place for him to “pay homage to the people who toil in the fields” and also “reflect upon the disparities of socioeconomic lifestyles, that of the farmworkers and agribusiness owners.”  Narsiso Martinez is represented by Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles and lives in Long Beach, California.

 

Premium Harvest (side 2), 2017  Ink, Gouache, Charcoal, and Collage on Produce Cardboard Boxes 70 x 65 x 19.5 Inches

"Premium Harvest" (side 2)
2017, 
Ink, Gouache, Charcoal, and Collage on Produce Cardboard Boxes, 70" x 65" x 19.5"
Image courtesy of the artist and Charlie James Gallery


 

WENG SAN SIT

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, 7:00 pm

 

View the recorded Zoom lecture at:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/share/8nkGfmYFXE9lIuHETz5vIuz9dLrME-SZV_nCbt7Sl2LTIJ_p5Ja7XGFa8v_LDXHp.e5uXtk-ff_Vse1v5 

 

Weng San Sit photo showing the movement of an MS patient taking pills using light
Light streaks in a photo of a wooded green area and a stream

 

Weng San Sit is an artist that uses still and moving images to explore the rich complexity of human identity. In her figurative studies, San gives voice to the nuance of her subjects and their life experience, thus undermining the over­simplification of individuals down to a societal designation (whether it be race, size, gender, ability, age, economic status, etc.) Through several different projects, San makes images that create a space for the marginalized to be seen, heard and understood. Weng San Sit lives in Singapore and Los Angeles and is a professor in the Photography program at Moorpark College.