Artists: Chau Huynh, Lisa Rybovich Crallé,
Alan Hopkins, and Meredith Tromble
curated by Robin Hill, Professor of Studio Art
Works on display: January 30 – February 3, 2013
Reception for the Artists: Wednesday January 30, 6:30-8:00pm
Robin Hill, curator:
Artists' migrations take many forms and are fueled by many forces. Artists are a migratory species. Contemporary art practice is best defined as a practice that feeds on discovery and exploration. Artists move in their work, geographically, materially, disciplinarily, to find that which will nourish their creative processes. Artists who cross disciplinary boundaries are performing a kind of migration. Artists who challenge the established venues for art production and dissemination by occupying uncharted locations outside established art centers are performing a kind of migration. Artists who travel to learn about a process or material particular to another culture are performing a kind of migration. Artists who explore the terrain of art as vehicle for social change through interventionist public art are performing a kind of migration. Artists who begin a work of art purposefully not knowing where it will take them, who require a sense of being lost in order to arrive somewhere, are also performing a kind of migration. Artists' migrations, such as these, are fueled by wondering about what one does not know. If the viewer thinks about migration as a dimension of creative process, he/she will find an entryway into understanding the work resulting from it. Even better, if that thought process is fueled by the a same kind of wondering about what one does not know, the viewer will be at the threshold of his/her own migration, from one place of understanding to another. The artists in this exhibition are native and non-native Californians. They work in ways that reflect a broad range of migrations, real and imagined.
Open to ticketed patrons one hour prior to performances