University Art Gallery
100 Trinity Hall
The University Art Gallery is located on the California State University, Chico campus in Trinity Hall. The gallery is a student-centered exhibition space that focuses on original works by regional, national and international artists. Students, faculty and staff from throughout the University as well as visitors from the City of Chico and the surrounding region utilize the gallery's resources. The gallery program seeks to demystify the arts by furnishing its visitors with a meaningful artistic experience and providing insight into the creative process. All gallery events are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted). Use policy: until the completion of the new Arts and Humanities building (Taylor II), Trinity 100 is reserved for University Art Gallery and Humanities Center events only.
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Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
100 Trinity Hall, on the Chico State Campus
University Art Gallery
Department of Art & Art History
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0820
Interim Gallery Curator: Cameron Kelly
Office: 530-898-5864 Mobile: (415) 823-4418
Exhibition Calendar 2014
Currently on view:
Joshua Martinez: Immersion Studies
Reception with artist talk: Thursday, October 2nd, 4-6pm
Exhibition: September 29-October 24
University Art Gallery, 100 Trinity Hall
Joshua Martinez uses representations of the landscape to examine the experience of place. He looks fr images that reference adventures, immersive experiences and sensational moments, but also convey the ipossibility of reproducing them. Using processes that emhasize the object-ness of the photographs; large frmat images, analog imaging, and exposed paper edges, Martinez seeks to amplify the distance between the landscape and the viewer by asserting the image's identity as an incomplete facsimilie, far more like memory than reality. Martines lives and works in San Francisco.
2014 – 2015 Gallery Schedule
August 25 – September 19
Gallery closed: Sept. 1, Labor Day
Reception/artist talk: Sep 4, 4–6pm
Pablo Cristi was born and raised in Los Angeles. Born to Chilean parents escaping the Pinochet regime, Cristi’s work is motivated by an active political awareness and is steeped in a critical inquiry of power, representation and history. His investigations of the colonial past, present, and future often take the form of paintings and sculptural objects that deconstruct and commingle urban visual vernaculars.
Joshua Martinez: Photographs
September 29 – October 24
Reception/artist talk: Oct 2, 4–6pm
Joshua Martinez is a San Francisco-based photographer. He received his MFA from the California College of the Arts and BFA from Humboldt State University and has exhibited his work throughout Northern California. Martinez captures images that suggest adventures, experiences, and sensations, but that also convey the impossibility of reproducing experience pictorially. By using processes that emphasize the photograph as object –– large–format images, analog processes, and exposed paper edges –– he seeks to connect with the experience of memory.
Centenary: John C. Ayres
November 10 – December 18
Gallery closed: Nov 11, Veterans’ Day
Reception/curator’s talk: Nov 13, 5-7pm
Guest curated by Chico art collector Reed Applegate. John C. Ayres (1914–2005) joined the Chico State art department in 1946, where he was an active voice for 30 years. Renowned for his figurative paintings and drawings, Ayres exhibited at the DeYoung Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Crocker Gallery in Sacramento, as well as other distinguished galleries. He was from the Modesto area and educated at UC Berkeley, where he received a master's degree in art in 1936. He specialized in studio painting and medieval art, and was Chair of the Department of Art & Art History for 21 years (1946–1967).
Exhibition to be announced
January 27 – February 27, 2015
Four Master of Fine Arts Culminating Exhibitions:
March 9 – 13
Reception/artist talk: Mar 11, 5-7pm
March 23 – 27
Reception/artist talk: Mar 26, 5-7pm
March 30 – April 3
Gallery closed March 31, Caesar Chavez Day
Reception/artist talk: Apr 2, 5-7pm
April 6 – 10
Reception/artist talk: Apr 9, 5-7pm
60th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 27 – May 13, 2015.
Thursday, April 30, 5:00 PAC 134: Awards presentation with the Janet Turner Print Museum Juried Student Exhibition and the Art Education student exhibition. All galleries open after presentations with receptions.
The annual juried student exhibition features works in a wide variety of media submitted by Chico State art students and selected by a guest juror. This annual exhibition consistently represents an impressive range of approaches, concepts and media, including ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation and digital media.