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Spheres of Glass Opening Reception Thurs, April 17 at UC San Diego

The UC San Diego Visual Arts Department and Discursive and Curatorial Productions (DCP) Initiative is pleased to present

Spheres of Glass
Re-imagining Aesthetics of Nature and the Social

a group exhibition curated by Katrin Pesch and Tim Ridlen


Juan William Chávez, Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop, Judith Hopf, Leslie Thornton and Ron Vawter, and Erika Vogt

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6-9pm

Dates: April 17 – June 6

Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg (SME) #142 Visual Arts Gallery
UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Departing from the re-evaluation of the nature/culture dichotomy within the disciplines of science and humanities, Spheres of Glass takes on problems of being in the world created by the “abstract” theoretical scientific conceptualizations and the “actual” social interaction with material culture. Comprising video, sculpture, photography, and works on paper, some of the artworks in the show are framed by the prospect of ruination and others extend the definition of the environmental beyond nature while constructing workable solutions to contemporary problems.

About DCP

The UC San Diego Visual Arts Department Discursive and Curatorial Productions Initiative is a space designed for critical dialogue and experimentation in curatorial and discursive practices, with workshops for research into art practice, the aesthetics of materialization, and the cognitive and pedagogical potential of aesthetics.

The DCP is led by Visual Arts Faculty Elizabeth Newsome, Kuiyi Shen, Mariana Wardwell and a team of PhD Students.

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Juan William Chávez

Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop

Leslie Thornton and Ron Vawter

Elizabeth Newsome
Associate Professor of Visual Arts

Kuiyi Shen
Professor of Visual Arts

Mariana Wardwell (aka Mariana Botey)
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

Katrin Pesch and Tim Ridlen are Ph.D. students in UC San Diego’s Visual Arts Program in Art History, Theory, and Criticism with concentrations in Art Practice.

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