Art Gallery

During the first week of each month, we are hosting a virtual artist talk as part of our Artist Lecture Series Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion
 

The Moorpark College Art Gallery is pleased to present

 

NARSISO MARTINEZ  

Wednesday, October 7th, 7 pm  

 

Join us virtually via Zoom

Meeting ID: 998 6535 0019
Password: MCGallery

Meeting link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/99865350019?pwd=RVZxKzZNbmpZMFMxQXZnUWxVNDlXUT09
 

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 and completed high school at the age of 29.  Following this, he 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, 7 pm

 

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. 

 

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
Zoom link for recording of Weng San Sit Artist Talk:

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