University Art Gallery

University Art Gallery, Provocations Exhibition, Photo by Robert Plogman

The University Art Gallery, or UAG, has a long history with the Department of Art, (formerly Studio Art Department). Since its inception in the late 1960s the gallery has been directed by faculty, with the exception of a brief period from 1998-2002. It has thus served as a laboratory that presents the creative research of our students and faculty to the public, rather than functioning as a publicly managed museum.

 

Image of Provocations Exhibition, Photo by Robert Plogman

 

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Critical & Curatorial Concentration MFA Thesis Exhibition

Do You Want to Quit? Intimacy, Site, Self

Curated by Erin Gordon

 

January 13 – February 10, 2018

University Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

“...your words are no longer merely what you have to say—they are your very presence, they’re what manifests you in the virtual world, and how you use them, consequently, tends to shape that world’s perceptions of you in much the same way how you look frames what the real world thinks.” —Julian Dibbell, My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World

The University Art Gallery is pleased to present recent works by Morehshin Allahyari, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, and Angela Washko. Their respective practices take a critical look into issues of feminist embodiment through technology, the ethics of the archive and preservation, and the Internet as a tenuous site of interaction, research, and discord. During a moment when Net Neutrality in the United States is contested and men in positions of authority are being directly challenged by their victims, access to personal space and its place on the Internet are being addressed through various modes of art production. Orienting one’s body through technology creates a direct relationship between the self and site, an enmeshing that is constructed through both the screen and input of data in its various forms. Since data is information, its potential to be fundamentally feminist is the focus of the exhibition Do You Want to Quit? Intimacy, Site, Self.

Prompted by Arlie R. Hochschild’s definition of “emotional labor,” Do You Want to Quit? accordingly addresses the relationship between the digital network, as an expanse of connection, and the management of the body into a place of inquiry. Allahyari uses the digital environment to visualize an emotional relationship and 3-D printing to ‘re-Figure’ traditional and mythic beings; Quinlan and Hastings immortalize the gay bar in the wake of its slow eradication by gentrification in the United Kingdom; and Washko expands her criticisms of the inherent dangers associated with Men’s Rights Activists and Pick-Up Artist culture through a first-person text-based video game and an interactive video. 

Events:
Visiting Artist Lecture by Angela Washko
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
UCI Contemporary Arts Center, Colloquium Room 3201
Free and open to the public.
This lecture is a part of the UCI Department of Art Lecture Series. 

Free admission and open to the public.
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

University Art Galleries
712 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697 | uag.arts.uci.edu
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12–6 p.m.



January 13 - 2:00 pm to February 10 - 6:00 pm
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MFA 2nd Year Review Exhibition

 

February 17 – March 17, 2018

University Art Gallery & Room Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 17, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

University Art Galleries
712 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697 | uag.arts.uci.edu
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12–6 p.m.

(Pictured: Brody Albert, MFA exhibitions 2016)



February 17 - 2:00 pm to March 17 - 6:00 pm
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14th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

 

April 5 – 21, 2018

University Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

University Art Galleries
712 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697 | uag.arts.uci.edu
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12–6 p.m.



April 5 (All day) to April 21 (All day)
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MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Part I

 

April 28 – May 12, 2018

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, University Art Gallery, Room Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

University Art Galleries
712 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697 | uag.arts.uci.edu
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12–6 p.m.



April 28 - 12:00 pm to May 12 - 6:00 pm
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MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Part II

 

May 19 – June 2, 2018

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, University Art Gallery, Room Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m..

 

Free admission and open to the public.
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

University Art Galleries
712 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697 | uag.arts.uci.edu
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12–6 p.m.



May 19 - 12:00 pm to June 2 - 6:00 pm
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Student Exhibitions

Spring Quarter

 

June 7 – 15, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Exhibition

University Art Gallery

 

Select Undergrad Exhibition

Curated by Critical & Curatorial MFA Program

Room Gallery, ACT Room 2206

 

All exhibitions are free admission and open to the public.

 

Presented by the Department of Art at the

University Art Galleries
712 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697 | uag.arts.uci.edu
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12–6 p.m.

 



June 7 - 12:00 pm to June 15 - 6:00 pm, June 7 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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