TAG HERE: EXPRESS YOURSELF An Exhibition by Summer Grijalva, Leah Sutterby, Nhung Thai and Sang Tran
To be exhibited at Pasadena City College Gallery
June 30th to July 5th, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 30th, 2007, from 3p to 5p
Gallery hours: Sunday: 1p – 5p, Monday – Thursday: from 1p to 7p
Tag Here: Express Yourself is a group show displaying digital art, design, and contemporary art. Artists Summer Grijalva, Leah Sutterby, Nhung Thai and Sang Tran respond to contemporary pop culture, design and music.
This Exhibition is organized by Leah Sutterby and is initially inspired by Sutterby’s graphic design work, Vans Shoes Guerilla Advertising (2006). In Tag Here, Sutterby takes the original ads from her design campaign and displays flyers in the gallery hoping to encourage interactivity and communication from the viewer. In addition to her installation and advertising combo, she shows digital artwork & graphic design that expresses her love for music and pop culture.
Summer Grijalva’s paintings are a series of facial expressions of pleasure. The artist hopes the audience feels an overwhelming power of satisfaction.
Nhung Thai’s work in digital arts and paper crafting express the relationship of society, music, and life. Thai is interested in unconscious and symbolic messages. Her work presents her view of life, music, society, and how through music different races and cultures can easily be connected.
Sang Tran’s love for graffiti, tattoos, photography, and women (not necessarily in that order) is evident in his expression of self and art.
Summer Grijalva resides in Southern California where she teaches art to children and facilitates Art for Healing workshops for adults, teens and children. She received her B.A. in Studio Art from the University of California, Riverside. Leah Sutterby is a graduate of U.C. Riverside with a B.A. in Studio Art. Since 2005, she’s been studying graphic design, and plans to get her graphic certification and eventually her B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Nhung Thai is currently studying at Pasadena City College with plans to transfer to Art Center College and major in illustration. Born in Vietnam with a “plastic spoon” in his mouth, Sang Tran, known by many simply as “gnas”, grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
For information, contact the PCC Visual Arts and Media Studies Division at 626.585.7238 or visit www.pasadena.edu/artgallery
Supported by the Pasadena City College Foundation, the Pasadena Art Alliance and the PCC Division of Visual Arts and Media Studies
Related link: http://www.pasadena.edu/artgallery