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Flatlanders on the Slant 2nd Friday ArtAbout Reception, August 10, 5-7pm

2nd Friday ArtAbout Reception
August 10, 2012, 5-7pm
Location: Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis

The Slant Step was a legendary art phenomenon that swept through the Davis art scene almost fifty years ago. It was initiated when William T. Wiley purchased an object from a thrift store as a gift for Bruce Nauman, his student at UC Davis at the time. The slant step, as they called it, had no identifiable use, but clearly had been built and used by someone for something over a long period of time. It became the inspiration for hundreds of iterations of slant step-inspired art works and became a major part of Davis art history. For the (sorta) fiftieth anniversary, Renny Pritikin and Joy Bertinuson, guest curator, have invited (sorta) fifty artists to mark the occasion with new slant step work. This exhibition will also be the fourth version of Pritikin’s biennial survey of regional art, Flatlanders.

Contact information for this event:

Katrina Wong
(Assistant to the Director)
530 752 8500

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