new work by Kara Joslyn and SANGREE

Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 18th | 2-6PM
Visual Arts Gallery @ Structural and Materials Engineering Building

Artist Talk by Chris Duncan
SME Presentation Lab, Rm 149: Wednesday, December 2nd | 3PM

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts and the Experimental Drawing Studio initiative are pleased to present Poseur, a group show by MFA candidate and Los Angeles-based artist Kara Joslyn and México City-based collaborators SANGREE, (René Godínez Pozas and Carlos Lara). This is the second iteration of the exhibition, which was originally installed this year at LAND AND SEA, an Oakland based project space founded by Chris Duncan and Maria Otéro.

The colloquial use of the term “poseur” denotes a poor imitation or pretense of originality, often insufficient to pass as the original but satisfactory enough to extend the phenomenological life of the symbol. Through a process of replication, artists Joslyn and SANGREE respectively challenge longstanding cultural orientation to and the authority of symbols and objects by detaching them (as replicas) from their conventional associations. The sculptural and two-dimensional paintings in the exhibition demonstrate differentiation, by material and scale manipulation, where uniformity is expected. Also on view in the gallery will be a selection of hand-made artist books by artists Alika Cooper, Ryan Perez, Edgar Bryan, Tanya Brodsky, Travis Wyche, Justin Olerud, and Conrad Ruíz.

Poseur is presented by the Experimental Drawing Studio (EDS) Initiative led by Amy Adler, Monique Van Genderen, and a group of graduate students. For more about EDS, please visit:

18 November - 11 December 2015

Gallery Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12-4PM



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Kara Joslyn and Tanya Brodsky are UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Candidates. For more about their work, please visit:

Tanya Brodsky

Kara Joslyn


Image Credit:
Kara Joslyn, X (Geometric Solids and Variations), polymer and car paint on panel, 2015 14x14in.
Image is courtesy of Artist Kara Joslyn.


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