Curator's Walk Through:
Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 1PM
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 6-8PM with performance White Out History by Thinh Nguyen
Join us for the Opening Reception for Biomythography: Secret Poetry & Hidden Angers on view August 13-October 16, 2015 at the William Roland Gallery of Fine Art. The reception is free and open to the public.
White Out History performance by Thinh Nguyen
By whom, for whom, is it written for, and for what reasons? What are the consequences of its erasure or can it even be erase and reversed? The act of erasure eliminate the linguistic evidence, the content of the history itself, as a metaphor for a new kind of history by mark marking, where more than half of the human imagination is being denied. This performance challenges the truth of history as established by documentation and its education. The gesture is a critical approach to culture making without the legitimization and historalization.
Curators Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley give a tour of the exhibition Biomythography: Secret Poetry Hidden Angers on view Aug 13-Oct. 16, 2015 at the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art. In the tour, the curators will discuss the curatorial process, including developing the theme of biomythography, and works in the exhibition. Event is free and open to the public.
Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley are both artists/curators based in Southern California. As a curatorial team, Wimbley/Christion develop series of curatorial projects contextualizing the visual arts within “biomythography”, a term coined by poet Audre Lorde, defined as the combination of biography, history and myth. Through biomythography, Wimbley/Christion work as context providers for critical dialectic: addressing the nuances within ever shifting identities and how we experience/create our contemporary world and culture.
Enjoy poetry in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art with Dr. Jacqueline Lyons. Dr. Lyons is Professor of English at California Lutheran University. Her areas of expertise include creative writing, with emphasis on poetry and literary nonfiction; studies in poetry; world literature; literature by women; and critical reading and writing.
She is the author of the poetry book The Way They Say Yes Here (Hanging Loose Press), the poetry chapbook Lost Colony (Dancing Girl Press), and has published over fifty poems and literary essays in national journals such as Bellingham Review, Colorado Review, The Journal, Quarter After Eight, and Sonora Review.
By pulling examples from literature, the visual arts and works from the exhibition, as well as current events, this panel discussion utilizes interdisplinary perspectives to addresses the nuances within ever shifting identities and how we experience/create our contemporary world and culture. Panelists include Dr. Valorie Thomas, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Pomona College, as well as exhibition curators Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley, and California Lutheran University Faculty. The event is free and open to the public.
Reading and Discussion by Poet and Nonfiction Writer Jacqueline Lyons:
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4PM
Panel Discussion: Biomythography and Identity
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6PM in Lundring Event Center
Biomythography: Secret Poetry & Hidden Angers Events
Premiere: 100 Tikis, work in progress Screening
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7PM in Preus-Brandt Forum
Artist Dan Taulapapa McMullin debutes his work in progress video 100 Tikis, followed by Q & A with the artist. The event is free and open to the public.
California Lutheran University
William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art
160 Overton Ct.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The gallery is located adjacent to the William Rolland Stadium.
Please enter through the stadium rotunda doors to access the gallery entrance.
Free Parking is available in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center parking lot next to the gallery.
Biomythography: Secret Poetry & Hidden Angers features a series events in conjunction with the exhibition at California Lutheran University. All events are free and open to the public.