Join the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts on February 18 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm, as Professor Amy Adler's VIS 110N Undergraduate Studio Honors course opens their doors to the public. Each year, a few select Undergraduate Studio Art majors are nominated by faculty to join the Honors Program. Honors Open Studios will include a diverse variety of styles, mediums, and concepts. The artists include: Ricardo Ales, Charity Algarme, Jacquelyn Bulkowski, Nicole Gonzalez, Victoria Iungerich, Marina Kleit, Lisa Korpos, Annie Liu [LIUSIR], Diane Enaid, Sage Serrano, Hye Na Shin, and Elizabeth Stringer.

Charity Algarme creates sculptures, assembled from found objects that explore the memorialization of time as it intersects with commonly occupied spaces. Similarly, Victoria Iungerich forms sculptural works involving textiles, and other materials traditionally associated with the feminine touch, to create a meditative abstraction. Also focusing on materiality, Nicole Gonzalez creates sweaters and knit accessories utilizing symbols and data to provide an alternative modality of exchange.

Hye Na Shin is an artist who makes figurative drawings that examine idealistic beauty through the perspective of young male figures. These drawings express complicated feelings of youth and fragility in surreal form. Using figurative drawing as a tool of communication, Ricardo Ales employs subject matter and craftsmanship to reconcile his personal history and observations on contemporary society. Under the moniker LIUSIR, Annie Liu, designs a network of playful references in homage to her millennial pop-culture. Using her name as a vehicle, Sage Serrano deciphers autobiographical narratives through experimental self-portraiture.

Looking inward, Jacquelyn Bulkowski's performative works allow her to immerse herself in intense personal experiences culminating in a moment of expression. Diane Enaid is an oil painter who's works focus primarily on the inner spiritual connection between man and the greater universe. Additionally, Marina Kleit's practice is composed of surreal and celestial landscapes inspired by her travels.

Finally, drawing a line between science and art, Elizabeth Stringer drafts a poetic microcosm through the obsessive categorization of a wide range of biological and architectural visual information investigating individual consciousness. Similarly, Lisa Korpos creates performative sculptures and media pieces that explore the perceptual, cognitive, and emotional lives of nonhuman animals.

Come kick it with us from 12:00 -3:00 pm to mingle with the artists and enjoy good tunes, free food, and drinks!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UC San Diego, Mandeville West Wing, 2nd Floor
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093

Event Contact:
Elizabeth Stringer, estringe@ucsd.edu

Media Contact:
Sheena Ghanbari, sghanbari@ucsd.edu, 858-822-7755