13 Los Angeles based alumni artists came together for a one-night-only exhibition, At Sixes and Sevens, on Saturday March 15. Throughout the course of the evening, over 100 visitors came to Pieter Performance Space to view the artwork and performances while enjoying fresh hors d’oeuvres and libations.

April 14, 2014

13 Los Angeles based alumni artists came together for a one-night-only exhibition, At Sixes and Sevens, on Saturday March 15. Throughout the course of the evening, over 100 visitors came to Pieter Performance Space to view the artwork and performances while enjoying fresh hors d’oeuvres and libations.

The idea for the show was initiated by visual arts faculty member Amy Adler. “There is a strong network of UCSD Visual Arts alumni living and working in Los Angeles. This exhibition was not only an opportunity to show their work but also a chance to provide more opportunities for present, past, and future graduate students from the department to connect with one another.”


Alumnus Ted Chung with Ph.D. Candidate Edward Sterret

At Sixes and Sevens curator and alumnus, Louis Schmidt explained the synergy between the artwork on display, “My main concern, as it always is when I curate an exhibition, is that the works co-exist with one another in an arrangement both exciting and rewarding for the viewer. Ted Chung's sculpture Full Frontal was brought into constructive dialogue with Elle Mehrmand's [saffron_test] performance as well as Jesse Mockrin's painting If By Chance. Animal Charm's Mud Puppy 3 rhymed and riffed wonderfully with Julia Dzwonkoksi and Kye Potter's painting Living Room (Pinks and Greens). Perhaps luckily, it was this way between many of the works in the show.”

 
Alumnus Elle Mehrmand Performing [saffron_test]

At Sixes and Sevens would not be possible without access to Pieter Performance Space, made through alumnus Jessie Mockrin and the staff at Pieter. As Schmidt noted, “We were all very fortunate to have the opportunity extended to us—the atmosphere of the show and vibe of everyone involved was very positive.” 
 


Alumnus Julia Dzwonkoski and Professor John. C. Welchman

“We are thankful for the support from the Department of Visual Arts and UCSD Alumni in sponsoring this event and hope we can continue to engage our students and alumni in these types of opportunities in the future,” said Adler.

To learn more about participating alumni artists, please see the list below:

Sadie Barnette
Rich Bott
Ted Chung
Micki Davis
Julia Dzwonkoski
Deanna Erdmann
Christopher Kardambikis
Vince Manganello
Elle Mehrmand
Jesse Mockrin
Zac Monday
Louis M Schmidt
Tim Schwartz