Brian Cross, Fred Lonidier, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Ruth Wallen with special guest Moira Roth of Mills College (Oakland, CA)

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Mandeville Center, 103
(Next Door to the University Art Gallery Offices)

Organized by Tatiana Sizonenko, Ph.D. '13, and moderated by Professor Grant Kester

Join us for a conversation with artists and critics about the Extensions of Photography exhibition currently at the University Art Gallery, UC San Diego. Drawing on the work of Visual Arts Department faculty and graduates, Extensions of Photography brings up to date the issues posed by The Uses of Photography, currently at MCASD, La Jolla. The panel with artists and critics from the entire 50-year history of the department will further illuminate the importance of UC San Diego in the formation and development of the artistic culture in San Diego from the 1970s to the present.

After the discussion, attendees are invited to a private viewing of Extensions of Photography in the company of artists from the exhibition.

This program is free and open to the public.

Participants: Brian Cross, Assistant Professor; Fred Lonidier, Emeritus Professor; Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Professor; Ruth Wallen, Visiting Professor, and M.F.A. Alumna; Moira Roth, Professor of Art History at Mills College who taught at UC San Diego from 1974 to 1985.

Extensions of Photography:
A Visual Arts Faculty, Emeritus Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition

Running until December 9
This exhibition highlight artistic practices by former and current UC San Diego-affiliated artists and alumni who redefined the photographic medium and contributed significantly to the cultural life of San Diego and the United States. The exhibition spotlights how these artists have employed photography in complex and layered ways to introduce themes of everyday life and reveal the pressing histories of gender, class, racism, and political resistance, while also experimenting with the medium.

From its foundations in 1967, the artists, critics, theorists and historians of the Department of Visual Arts, have been at the forefront of developing, studying and promoting new and post-studio practices for art in an expanded field. Honoring the call of seminal faculty member Allan Kaprow to blur the line between art and life, VISUAL ARTS @ 50: ART INTO LIFE seeks engage the campus and community in celebrating the illustrious history of the Department and in shaping its future.