Ernesto Walker, Amigo Bronco | Bronco (1990), Sound and video installation.

The Visual Arts Department Experimental Sculpture and Painting (ESPS) Initiative presents:

Marco Granados Talk

Monday, May 5th, 2014, 5PM

UC San Diego, Structural and Materials Engineering building (SME) Presentation Space #149
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093

ESPS presents a talk by RESOLANA curator Marco Granados. RESOLANA is the first part of an exhibition exchange between PARAC, an academic program in Monterrey, Mexico, and Visual Arts MFA students from UCSD who are part of the ESPS initiative. RESOLANA blends the work of two generations of artists from Monterrey around the common link all participants share with an established musical language of the region.

About ESPS

The Experimental Sculpture and Painting Studio, SME #201
Led by Visual Arts Professors Anya Gallaccio and Ruben Ortiz Torres

'ESP Studio' (coincidentally 'extra sensory perception') is a space to work on small to large-scale experimental sculpture, unconventional structures and fabrication methods, explorations into new materials and applications, painting and active surfaces, and models, all towards a broad view of making. The studio supports long and short term production of Visual Arts faculty, MFA and PhD Practice students, guest artists, and materials research collaborators, creating a corridor with projects that are utilizing the integrated spaces of the Visual Arts Fabrication Lab, materials studios and other production labs at SME/VAF, and working in conversation with the Materials Culture Initiative. It is a space where one could work with new and composite materials, 3D technologies, and any traditional or hybridized medium, drawing, painting/active surfaces, clay, carving, fiber, natural objects and materials, found object assemblage, vernacular constructions, craft, any sculptural or material making that might intersect even momentarily with some of the advanced tools, new materials or research in the building in novel ways.

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Anya Gallaccio
Professor of Visual Arts,
UC San Diego

Rubén Ortiz Torres
Professor of Visual Arts,
UC San Diego

Image courtesy of Artist Ernesto Walker and Curator Marco Granados.

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