Archive Exhibit: Student Summer Exhibition: LOWERED EXPECTATIONS

July 14 - July 18, 2009

Lowered Expectations Postcard

Featuring work by:

Abraham Chuang Katelyn Mosher Hall Vivian Lin Augusto Piccio Jason Vaughn Vanessa Vazquez

Lowered Expectations | July 14-July 18, 2009 | 12-4 Opening Reception: July 14: 6:57-10.01pm

“Lowered Expectations” is a refreshing exhibit that offers a combination of installation, printmaking, photography, video and a large dose of humor. The exhibit showcases the work of six young Los Angeles artists that come from widely ranging backgrounds who manage to come together through their insight into our modern culture of lowered expectations. Katelyn Mosher Hall’s work is a dark comedy about life, revolving around her self, friends, and family. The prints intrigue and please, leaving viewers with a feeling of beautiful insanity, while commenting that essentially, we are all “a little nuts.” Vivian Lin’s Sour Patch series is a playful interpretation of how on fieldtrips or journeys, the best part is often wandering your own way. In her darker piece, text filled silhouettes extracted from gossip magazines suggest the dehumanization of modern communication and leaves conjectures about conjectures. In his new work, Jason Vaughn visually documents the slow complacency of Middle America through the mediums of photography, video, and installation. Suggesting the residents of the Midwest are part of the new Lost Generation, the images show people who resign themselves to predictable lives, and fill their days with idle pastimes. Vanessa Vazquez’s Disguise, Lies, and Love is simultaneously about the beauty of the world seen through dark art, and the way art accentuates the reality of disguise. At its core, her body of work is about self-discovery, self-awareness, and the lies that we have to tell to be understood by others. Abraham Chuang and Augusto Piccio’s installations are about irrelevance, having fun, and playing with an environment.

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 12 p.m. 4 p.m., or by appointment. For further information, please contact the gallery at (626) 585-7412.

Supported by the the Pasadena Art Alliance, Pasadena City College Foundation, and the PCC Division of Visual Arts and Media Studies.

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