Julia Couzens

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Julia Couzens | Stitch ‘n Bitch

 

Exhibition Dates: March 27 – May 22

Reception & Book Signing: Saturday, April 3rd, 1 – 3:30 pm.
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☛ Reserve your signed catalog, Textile Tags by Julia Couzens.

 

“Textile Tag #58,” 2019, 11 x 9 inches

Julia Couzens’s textile collages are a witty, biting, and even poignant critique of the sexism that fuels the blatantly patriarchal art world. Like a vandal seamstress, Couzens uses a needle and thread to alter advertisements from art periodicals. Weaponizing the art form of stitchery, Couzens “tags,” by scribbling feminist graffiti, ads promoting and privileging male artists.

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▶︎In our April Zoom Event PSG is pleased to host art historian Jenni Sorkin, in what promises to be a compelling conversation with artist Julia Couzens.

In Conversation: Jenni Sorkin & Julia Couzens 
Zoom Date: Saturday, April 10th at 1pm PST. Mark your calendars!!

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Jenni Sorkin is Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She writes on the intersections between gender, material culture, and contemporary art, working primarily on women artists and underrepresented media. Her publications include Live Form: Women, Ceramics and CommunityRevolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women Artists, 1947–2016, and numerous essays in journals and exhibition catalogs. She was educated at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bard College, and received her PhD from Yale University. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Modern Craft.

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▶︎▶︎In our May Zoom Event PSG is pleased to host Maria Porges in conversation with artist Julia Couzens.

In Conversation: Maria Porges & Julia Couzens 
Zoom Date: Saturday, May 8 at 1pm PST. Mark your calendars!!

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Since the late ‘80s, Maria Porges has pursued dual practices as  both writer and artist, teaching in both areas at California College of the Arts. A graduate of Yale University (BA) and the University of Chicago (MFA), her critical writing has been published widely in Artforum, Art in America, Sculpture, American Ceramics, Glass, the New York Times Book Review, and a host of now-defunct art magazines. She has also authored essays for more than 120 exhibition catalogues and multiple book contributions. Her exhibition career of image/text sculpture and drawings has included solo shows at galleries, museums and alternative spaces. She is currently working on a book about mending as an art form across multiple platforms. Maria Porges is Professor at CCA, serving in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts, the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies and the undergraduate Fine Arts Program.

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Preorder the catalog by contacting the gallery.

A catalog has been published on occasion of the exhibition, Stitch ‘n Bitch. Julia Couzens, Textile Tags, includes multiple color plates, with essays by Jenni Sorkin and Maria Porges.

The book includes over 80 color plates. Essays written by contemporary art historian Jenni Sorkin, Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and visual artist/writer Maria Porges, Maria Porges, Professor at CCA, serving in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts, the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies and the undergraduate Fine Arts Program.

 

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Jacqueline Surdell

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Jacqueline Surdell

 

Exhibition Dates:  June 5 – August 14, 2021
TBA: Zoom events

 

Sacrifice of Columbia: Destruction (after Thomas Cole) | 2020 | cotton cord, nylon cord, fabric, printed polyester shower curtain, American flag jacket, steel battle rope anchor, steel chain, canvas tarp, acrylic paint drips, wood armature | 84 x 96 x 12 inches

PSG is pleased to present the exquisite tapestries of Jacqueline Surdell. This amazing young artist employs complex knotting, weaving, cutting and tying, each tapestry upending a story of American idealism. The tapestries in the exhibition emerged since the lockdown of 2020, they reflect the angst of the times, triple knotted into complex terrains, a true gift of transference!!

PDF catalog of the exhibition will be available.

 

Ramekon O’Arwisters

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Ramekon O’Arwisters

 

Exhibition Dates: September 11 – October 23, 2021
Reception: TBA
TBA: Zoom events

 

 

Ramekon O’Arwisters heads into the summer of 2021 with his residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. PSG is looking forward to following this residency with a Fall solo exhibition of his fiber/ceramic sculpture that’s been brewing in the studio for the past 3 years. Decked out and embellished, these sculptures embody the couture of drag, the rich history of African American quilting, the colors of tribal affiliation, the ceramics of the artists and students of CSULB, all mixed and transformed into a vibrant and dangerous collusion of material and ideas. Stay tuned for events around the exhibition and if we’re ever so lucky maybe even an in-person opening!!

PDF catalog will be available for this exhibition

Helen O’Leary

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Helen O’Leary

 

Exhibition Dates:  November 6 – December 31, 2021
Reception: TBA
TBA: Zoom events

Helen O’Leary | Studio Visit

In the maelstrom that is Helen O’Leary’s studio emerges some of the most striking constructed, ripped, stapled, dyed, fragmented sculpture imaginable. It is this gallery’s great pleasure to host this remarkable artist in an installation reflecting her recent work during her Rome Prize as well as the meanderings and meanings of this past pandemic year. Can’t wait to see!!!

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Jefferson Pinder

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Jefferson Pinder

 

Exhibition Dates:  January 8 – February 19, 2022
Reception: TBA
TBA: Zoom events

 

Untitled | mixed media | various sizes

Boy are we pumped!!! Jefferson Pinder is back in the gallery with his upcoming exhibition. After a remarkable Zoom event with MOAD, Jefferson and PSG made a difficult decision to delay the opening, but now it’s time to jump back in with both feet!

 

More in the coming months…

 

Jefferson Pinder | Red Summer | video

 

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Cornelia Schulz

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Cornelia Schulz

 

Exhibition Dates: March 05 – April 23, 2022
Reception: TBA
Zoom Conversations: TBA

 

Gravity 2 | 2020 | oil on canvas stretched over wood | 16.5 x 11 inches

The incredible high profile paintings of Cornelia Schulz are whipped into heights or flattened into compliance. Constructed on shaped wood panels the oil paint is balanced between the structure and surface.

Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle, “Schulz treats the outer contours of a painting as a troubled boundary between what she could control and the uncontrollable, between domains of intended meaning and of misreading and chance.”

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Demetri Broxton & Amalia Galdona Broche

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Demetri Broxton
Amalia Galdona Broche

 

Exhibition Dates: May 07 – June 18, 2022
Reception: TBA
Zoom Conversations: TBA

 

Demetri Broxton | The Power
Amalia Galdona Broche | 2021 Installation

 

 

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