EXHIBITION: JANUARY 23 – MARCH 29, 2014
Public lecture by the artist: Monday, February 3, 7 PM, Vosloh Forum
Reception for the artist: Monday, February 3, 8:30 – 9:30 PM, Boone Family Art Gallery (Center for the Arts)
Casey Reas is Pasadena City College’s annual artist-in-residence for 2014. An artist and software designer, his software, prints, and installations have been featured in over one hundred solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His exhibition in the Boon Family Art Gallery is titled "Yes No."
Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. He has defined a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing.
Reas is Professor of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences as well as a bachelors degree from the School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.
The Pasadena City College Artist-in-Residence Program
Pasadena City College launched an ambitious program in 1987 that brings prominent artists for a weeklong stay on campus, where the artists interact closely with students, faculty, and the larger campus community. In addition to his exhibition in the Boone Family Art Gallery, Casey Reas will spend the week of February 3 -7, 2014 on campus, during which time he will present a public lecture and work with PCC students.
Through this program, PCC has hosted celebrated artists such as painters Masami Teraoka and Wayne Thiebaud; installation artists Alexis Smith and Alison Saar; quilt maker Faith Ringgold; eco-political art collective Futurefarmers; illustrator and “futurist” Syd Mead and photographers Abelardo Morell and William Wegman. Each of the artists also donated works of art to the college; these are displayed in the college’s Shatford Library and Boone Sculpture Garden.
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