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IDEAL TERRITORY Curated by Elan Greenwald New work by recent UC Irvine MFA graduates Jenn Berger, Sean Cassidy, Michael Moshe Dahan, Heather Delaney, Shaun Garren, Rochele Gomez, Elan Greenwald, Daniel Hawkins, and Isabel Theselius

Cirrus 2014


Ideal Territory

Jenn Berger, Sean Cassidy, Michael Moshe Dahan, Heather Delaney, Shaun Garren, Rochele Gomez, Elan Greenwald, Daniel Hawkins, Isabel Theselius Curated by Elan Greenwald July 26 – August 16, 2014 Cirrus Gallery 542 S. Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

Cirrus 2014


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Ideal Territory

Prologue

The moment you identified yourself in the mirror, you saw yourself as an isolated figure, different from the rest of the world. You set yourself apart as an image, emerging as necessarily separate from the “real� world around you. You registered yourself as a distinct concept. You appeared as a figure and all the rest, ground. You experienced all this instantaneously. Your reaction surfaced immediately as you playfully engaged your own reflection. It took some time before you arrived at an understanding of the problems and possibilities already latent in this, your first repetition of this foundational, originary, formal moment.

Together, this exhibition and catalogue address the work of nine artists with disparate working methods who,

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together, passed through the University of California, Irvine’s MFA program in Art between the years of 2011 and 2014. As classmates at UC Irvine, little appeared to be shared in common among our work. Thus the appearance of oblique references to territory, distributed throughout these works, comes as a surprise. This thread surfaced through the sequence of solo exhibitions in the University’s galleries that mark the culmination of each artist’s thesis work. Although figure/ground relationships are not the primary concerns of these artists, and despite the fundamental differences between the artists’ goals, when these works engage ground as a concept, they do so through the conceptualization of ground as an idea necessarily marked by separation. We find that ground is never a universal term applicable everywhere. Whatever ground may be claimed as ours is a particular one, always belonging to someone or something. These separate grounds, not a single entity held in common, announce themselves as such, consequently begging a range of questions: Whose territory? How do we describe the concepts that dominate locally? Through which forms do these concepts present themselves? Though dissimilar interests drive each of the nine participating artists, the ground, its presence as a representation of territorial ideality, remains ever present. Through this presence, we receive a constellated image of that which is shared in common as precisely that which forms the foundation of separation.

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Jenn Berger

I Wanna Eat You Up, 2014 Graphite on paper, 84 x 59 1/2 in.

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I Hit My Sister In The Face With A Bat (A Therapist Told Me To Do It), 2014 Single channel HD video on monitor (color, sound), 5 min. Video still.

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Sean Cassidy

Better than a Blender, 2014 Animated 3-dimentional rendering (color, silent), run time: indefinite loop. Potential presentation rendering.

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Untitled, At This Time, 2014 Pine, insulation texture, industrial heat shrink plastic, 56 x 38 in.

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Michael Moshe Dahan

Left to right: Letter to Customs Officer, 2014 Inkjet on paper, 11 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. Chinese Invoice, 2014 Inkjet on paper, 9 1/8 x 11 1/2 in. Domestic Estimate, 2014 Inkjet on paper, 9 1/8 x 11 1/2 in.

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Ten Thousand Trillion Dollars, 2014 Silver-plated iron coins, maple pallette, 60 x 48 x 36 in. Installation view 2.

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Heather Delaney

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Future Past Perfect, 2014 Book, 11 x 13 in. This page and opposite: book excerpts.

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Shaun Garren

Significant Profiles, 2013 Archival pigment print, 8 x 10 in.

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The Force in Falling, 2014 Archival inkjet prints on aluminum composite, 86 x 64 in.

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Rochele Gomez

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Welding with Shelly, 2014 High definition video (color, sound), 9 min 41 sec loop. This page and opposite: video stills.

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Elan Greenwald

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A Matter of Appearance, 2014 Watercolor on paper, pigment print on paper, aluminum, single channel video (color, silent) 7 watercolors: 21 x 17 in. each, 7 photographs: 3 3/8 x 8 in. each, video: 12 min 14 sec. This page and opposite: installation views at CAC Gallery

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Daniel Hawkins

Listen To The Dawn from Desert Lighthouse, 2014 HD video (color, sound), 9 min loop. Video still.

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Certificate of Stock from Desert Lighthouse, 2014 Intaglio etching, 23 x 12 in.

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Isabel Theselius

Untitled, 2014 Airbrush painting on 1997 Toyota corolla, mixed materials, 172 x 66 1/3 x 53 1/2 in. Opposite page: detail.

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Artists

Jenn Berger

Sean Cassidy

Drawing from her own imaginings, Jenn Berger assumes and risks that her private thoughts occur to others. Her research subjects include animals, strangers, family members (both dead and alive) and love interests; she interacts and collaborates with them both in person and virtually. Positioning herself as the perpetrator, she acknowledges her complicity in the scenarios she conjures, as well as makes a case for first-hand experience as a source of knowledge. Born in Columbia, Maryland, Jenn Berger currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She completed an MFA in art at UC Irvine, a BFA in fine art media at Art Center College of Design and a BA in philosophy and art history at Tulane University. Sean Cassidy received his MFA  from the University of California Irvine in 2014 and holds a BFA from Art Center College of Design.  He lives and works in Los Angeles. He recently had shingles.

Israeli-American artist Michael Moshe Dahan spent the first decade of his career as a Hollywood film producer

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Michael Moshe Dahan

and production executive before coming to image and film-making as a conceptual practice. He has shown at compact/space Gallery, an LA/Berlin artist collective, the Irvine Fine Arts Center, the University Art Gallery at UC Irvine, and the Wight Invitational at UCLA. His short film “Two Points of Failure” had its international premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in January 2014, before screening at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It was previously presented at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles as part of “Specters of Godard” screening and panel in November of 2013. Dahan graduated with an MFA in art with an emphasis in critical theory from the University of California, Irvine, and beginning this fall, will be a PhD candidate at UCSD and UC Irvine’s Joint Doctoral Program in Drama and Theatre. He is a fellow at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, as well as a recipient of the Medici Circle and University of California Institute for Research in the Arts grants.

Heather Delaney is a New York/ Los Angeles -­based artist. She has exhibited in New York and California and is a 2014 MFA graduate from the University of California,

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Heather Delaney

Irvine. This past year, her work was included in two international exhibitions for performance and video: Rapid Pulse’s International Performance Art Festival in Chicago, IL and NurtureArt in Brooklyn, NY. She was also included in the New Wight Invitational at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work explores the intersection of video, performance, and sculpture. Her most recent work theorizes a new approach to subjectivity through a series of performative sculptural encounters that deal with relationality, desire, weight, production and consumption.

Shaun Garren

Shaun Garren was born in Los Angeles where he currently lives and works. His practice is based in the implications of the pragmatic decision making process involved in the production of catalog and instructional imagery. Shaun received his BA from the University of California Los Angeles and his MFA from the University of California Irvine.

Rochele Gomez lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine. This summer she will attend the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.

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Rochele Gomez

Elan Greenwald

Elan Greenwald lives and works in Irvine, California. He received his MFA in Art with an emphasis in Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine. He received his AB from Harvard University with a concentration in Visual and Environmental Studies. This year, he will be a fellow at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln.

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1987, Daniel Hawkins studied art at UCLA, Yale’s Norfolk Summer School of Art, and UC Irvine, and exhibited his work at Las Cienegas Projects, PØST Gallery, The Beacon Arts Building, and numerous other venues. He is a member

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Daniel Hawkins

of the experimental musical group F with Marnie Weber and Doug Harvey, and recently topped the Belgian New Music charts as Kenneth Friendliness (with Mannlicher Carcano), performing his original song “Juli Carson Hates Relational Aesthetics (and so do I)�. His Desert Lighthouse project has been supported in part by The Center for Land Use Interpretation and the Center for Cultural Innovation.

Isabel Theselius is an artist born 1986 in Lund, Sweden, currently based in Los Angeles, California. She recently completed her MFA studies in Art at University of California Irvine, in 2014 and in 2011 she received her BFA at Valand School of Fine Arts in Guthenburg, Sweden.

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Isabel Theselius

In her work Theselius does not follow an easily traceable pattern. She zigzags through ideas, from piece to piece, approaching each circumstance with a different set of responses. She tries to inhabit whatever voice/style/ material/technique is necessary for the outcome of her pieces. At a first glance the differences in her work might seem disparate and unrelated, but at a closer look the pieces simultaneously “talk” to each other and reveal a kind of nonlinear correlation. In her most recent installation, Hej Angels!, Theselius has taken on grief as her subject matter, through video works and a painted car created in response to the Swedish artist Anders BOM Lindén who passed away from pancreatic cancer in the summer of 2012. The work is in dialogue not only with BOM as artist, but as her close friend and her mother’s boyfriend as well. Theselius filters BOM’s fascination with western movie cowboys, American motorcycles and cars, and life in America through her own vision, working from the site that BOM dreamed of but never actually visited. Hej Angels! (Hey Angels!) is a slip of the tongue expression that BOM used when referring to the motorcycle club Hells Angels.

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Appendix A

Michael Moshe Dahan, Installation View 2, Ten Thousand Trillion Dollars, 2014 Photo: Jeff McLane

Ideal Territory Curated by Elan Greenwald July 26 - August 16, 2014 Opening Reception: July 26, 6-8pm The moment you identified yourself in the mirror, you saw yourself as an isolated figure, different from the rest of the world. You set yourself apart as an image, emerging as necessarily separate from the “real” world around you. You registered yourself as a distinct concept. You appeared as a figure and all the rest, ground. Ideal Territory brings together a group of works that obliquely consider territory itself—as domain, history, narrative, and site of comparison. Sliding between conceptual borders that distinguish these properties, the assembled gestures find themselves decisively within a territory of ideals. As if by accident—though assuredly no accident—the ground returns as a seeping substance into these works. Together they form a constellated image of that which is shared in common as precisely that which forms the foundation of separation. Made possible by the generous support of Cirrus Gallery, Ideal Territory features new work by recent UC Irvine MFA graduates Jenn Berger, Sean Cassidy, Michael Moshe Dahan, Heather Delaney, Shaun Garren, Rochele Gomez, Elan Greenwald, Daniel Hawkins, and Isabel Theselius. A catalog will accompany the exhibition.

Gallery Hours Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm www. cirrusgallery.com • cirrus@cirrusgallery.com CONTEMPORARY PAINTING AND SCULPTURE • PUBLISHERS OF FINE ART GRAPHICS 542 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90013 • T 213.680.3473 • F 213.680.0930

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Appendix B

Jenn Berger I Hit My Sister In The Face With A Bat (A Therapist Told Me To Do It) 2014 Single channel HD video on monitor (color, sound) 5 min $3,000 Edition of 3 plus 1 artist’s proof

Jenn Berger I Wanna Eat You Up 2014 Graphite on paper 84 x 59 1/2 in. $3,700

Sean Cassidy Better than a Blender 2014, animated 3-dimentional rendering (color, silent) Run time: indefinite loop Potential presentation rendering

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Sean Cassidy Untitled, At This Time 2014 Pine, insulation texture, industrial heat shrink plastic 56 x 38 in. $3,600

Michael Moshe Dahan Chinese Invoice 2014 Inkjet on paper 9 1/8 x 11 1/12 in. $900

Michael Moshe Dahan Domestic Estimate 2014 Inkjet on paper 9 1/8 x 11 1/12 in. $900

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Michael Moshe Dahan Letter to Customs Officer 2014 Inkjet on Paper 11 1/12 x 9 1/8 in. $900

Michael Moshe Dahan Ten Thousand Trillion Dollars 2014 Silver-plated iron coins, maple pallette 60 x 48 x 36 in. Ten thousand trillion dollars

Heather Delaney Future Past Perfect 2014 Book 11 x 13 in. $150

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Shaun Garren The Force in Falling 2014 Archival inkjet prints on aluminum composite 86 x 64 in. $3,600

Shaun Garren Significant Profiles 2013 Archival pigment print 8 x 10 in. $300

Rochele Gomez Welding with Shelly 2014 High definition video (color, sound) 9 min 41 sec loop

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Elan Greenwald A Matter of Appearance 2014 Watercolor on paper, framed, pigment print on paper, aluminum, single channel video (color, silent) 7 paintings: 21 x 17 in. each; 7 photographs: 3 3/8 x 8 in. each; video: 12 min 14 sec. $35,000 Photographs and video in an edition of 1 plus 1 artist’s proof; unique paintings

Daniel Hawkins Certificate of Stock From Desert Lighthouse 2014 Intaglio etching 23 x 12 in. $800 Edition of 100

Daniel Hawkins Listen to the Dawn From Desert Lighthouse 2014 Video 9 min $2,000 Edition of 3

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Isabel Theselius Untitled 2014 Airbrush painting on 1997 Toyota corolla, mixed materials 53 1/2 x 66 1/3 x 172 in. $28,000

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Appendix C

Jenn Berger From Columbia, MD Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA EDUCATION 2014

MFA Art, University of California, Irvine, CA

2005

BFA Fine Art Media, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2001

BA Philosophy and Art History, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

EXHIBITIONS 2014

ANOTHER CATS SHOW, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA (upcoming) MODERN ANIMALS #1, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles, CA IDEAL TERRITORY, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA HIDDEN ART, Göta Channel, Linköping, Sweden YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH), University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine

2013

I’m Glad My Dad is Tall (I’M NOT REALLY TALL; IT’S RELATIVE), ACT 2232, University of California, Irvine CURRENTS 2013, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 2ND YEAR MFA EXHIBITION, Room Gallery, University of California, Irvine

2012

FINDING FAMILY, The Icon, Los Angeles, CA SUPERPOSITIONS, NEW WIGHT BIENNIAL, University of California, Los Angeles, CA TRAPS SCREENING PROGRAM, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA CURRENTS 2012, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM S1 / SALON, S1 ARTSPACE, Sheffield, UK FAMILY FOOTAGE, Kvartinik 6480, Irvine, CA

2011

YOU FIRST, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA THIS OLD HOUSE, 2989 N Victoria Drive, Alpine, CA CHAIN LETTER, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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FESTIVAL MIDEN, Historic Centre of Kalamata, Amfias square, Greece CURRENTS 2011, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM HOT TOWN, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, CA 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROCHELE!, Control Room, Los Angeles, CA GETTY UNDERGROUND, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA PRIVACY/PUBLICITY, Pieter PASD, Los Angeles, CA REGARDING MOVING MOVEMENTS, Compact Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009

ECHO N., ECHO V., Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006

THE A FACTOR, Compact Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

ART CENTER GRADUATE EXHIBITION, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

PUBLICATIONS 2014

Harvey, Doug. “Must See Show in Irvine – One Week Only!” Web blog post. DOUGH ON THE GO! Blogger, 23 May 2014. Web. 23 May 2014.

2013

Abatemarco, Michael. "Electrons on Parade." Pasatiempo. June 2013: 40-43. Print. Currents 2013: Santa Fe International New Media Festival June – 2013, catalogue

2012

Finding Family, catalogue, The Icon, Los Angeles, CA Superpositions, catalogue, The New Wight Biennial, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Currents 2012: Santa Fe International New Media Festival June 22-July 8, catalogue S1 Salon 2012, program, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK

2011

UFORA, catalogue, You First, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA Currents 2011: Santa Fe International New Media Festival, June 10-19 2011, catalogue

2010

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Machida, Nico. “Cheeta (2009) and The Orange Bathing Suit (2008),


Directed byJenn Berger.” Privacy/Publicity, program, Pieter PASD, Los Angeles, CA 2005

Fishwrap. Volume V: 34-35, 76.

2004

Goldman, Melissa. “Double Takes.” Baltimore Jewish Times. February 20: 7.

AWARDS AND HONORS 2012-2014 Research and Travel Grant, University of California, Irvine 2006

Ninth Term Honors, Art Center College of Design

2005

Graduated with Honors, Art Center College of Design

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2014

Teaching Assistant, Video Documentary, Ulysses Jenkins, University of California, Irvine Teaching Assistant, Embodied Practice, Litia Perta, University of California, Irvine

2013

Teaching Assistant, Issues in New Genres, Simon Leung, University of California, Irvine Teaching Assistant, Advanced Video Critique, Bruce Yonemoto, University of California, Irvine

2012

Teaching Assistant, Afro-Futurism, Ulysses Jenkins, University of California, Irvine Teaching Assistant, Performance & the Camera, Deborah Oliver, University of California, Irvine Teaching Assistant, Culture Divided, David Trend, University of California, Irvine

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Michael Moshe Dahan Born: Jerusalem, Israel CV studio@michaelmoshedahan.com www.michaelmoshedahan.com BIOGRAPHY 2014

MFA, Studio Art, Critical Theory Emphasis UC Irvine, CA

2005

BFA, Fine Art, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

1994

BA, English, Theare Minor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

EXHIBITION RECORD

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2014

“Two Points of Failure”; Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scottland.

2014

“Under the Table at Bretton Woods”; Final MFA Thesis Exhibition, Room Gallery, University of California, Irvine.

2014

“Two Points of Failure”; Tribeca Film Festival “Digital Dilemma” Program, Jon Gartenberg, programmer.

2014

“Two Points of Failure”; International Premiere, International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR), in competition as part of Tiger Shorts Program.

2013

“Specters of Godard” Panel Discussion and screening of “Two Points of Failure” (2013); moderated by Juli Carson, including Kerry Tribe and Constanze Ruhm.

2013

Second Year MFA Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA.

2012

Director of 60 minute video for Fractalicious!, an intermedial performance by UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor Bryan Reynolds. The piece was performed at UC Davis, UCSD, the XMPL Theatre at UC Irvine, UCLA Royce Lecture Hall (as part of UCLA’s program in Experimental Critical Theory), University Theatre Amsterdam, The Beall Center for Art and Technology at UCI, Utrecht University Theatre.

2012

Curatorial Exchange Exhibition, group show, curator: Doug Harvey, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine CA.


2012

Chain Letter Exhibition, group show, curator: Doug Harvey, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2011

Alpine House Exhibition, group show, curator: Glenna Jennings, San Diego, CA.

2007

CUBA, Solo Exhibition at Paladar Restaurant, Hollywood, CA.

2006

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN GROUP EXHIBITION, curator: Laurence Dreiband, Art Center Student Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

2005

A-FACTOR, group show, curator: Eve Fowler, Compactspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2005

FEATURED PLAYERS, Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS 2008

Donna Langley, Universal Pictures, Los Angeles, CA.

2008

The Paradigm Agency, Los Angeles, CA.

2007

Joel McKuin, Colden, McKuin, & Frankel, LLP, Los Angeles, CA.

2005

Lawrence C. Barth, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, Los Angeles, CA.

GRANTS, HONORS AND AWARDS 2013

University of California, Irvine, Research in the Arts Grant.

2013

Medici Circle Grant.

2004

Art Center College of Design Scholarship.

2003

Art Center College of Design Scholarship.

PUBLICATIONS 2014

Artforum.com / 500 Words feature on “Two Points of Failure” as told to James Nisbet.

2012

RECAPS Magazine, editor Martabel Wasserman.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS 2005

Dean’s List, Art Center College of Design.

2004

Dean’s List, Art Center College of Design.

2002

Dean’s List, Art Center College of Design.

1994

Dean’s List, Cornell University.

1993

Dean’s List, Cornell University.

LECTURES, RESIDENCIES, & WORKSHOPS 2013

Artist Lecture, Lockhaven University, Pennsylvania, Department of Art.

2012

Guest Artist Lecture, Bryan Reynolds Preformance Theory class, Department of Drama, University of California, Irvine, California.

2010

Artist Lecture, Department of Theatre, Film, Dance and Performance, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY for Professor David Feldshuh, Artistic Director.

2009

Artist Lecture, Photography Department, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

2009

Artist Lecture, Department of Theatre, Film, Dance and Performance, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2011

Getting Your Shit Together Workshop, Eagle Rock Center For The Arts, Los Angeles, CA.

2011

Motion Design and Adobe AfterEffects, Art Center At Night, Pasadena, CA.

2009

Photoshop World, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

PERTINENT WORK EXPERIENCE 2014

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Director, “The Making of Salo Island: Radical Art Practice in the Public Consumerist Space”; will be exhibited in the Contemporary Arts Center, UC Irvine March, 2014.


2014

Producer, “Salo Island” a commissioned video piece for the Contemporary Arts Center by artist Yoshua Okón.

2013

Director, “Stuck in Neutral” a feature length music documentary about a young band trying to make it in the music business.

2013

University of California, Irvine, Instructor Photo I, Summer Session / Summer Academy.

2013

Curator, Pasolini Film Series, Contemporary Arts Center, UC Irvine.

2012

Curator, Lacanian Film Series, University of California, Irvine.

2012-CURRENT University of California, Irvine, TA and section leader for Theories of Contemporary Art, Professor Juli Carson. 2012 – CURRENT PHOTO I (BW Darkroom), Teaching Associate, Professor Miles Coolidge. 2010-Present KOREH-LA –LAUSD public school reading tutor, Van Nuys, CA. 2010

Jewish Federation of LA, Art Buddies Camp Teaching Volunteer, Glendale CA.

2009-Present Self Employed – SNOWpost Digital Imaging and Retouching - Digital artist specializing in beauty, advertising, celebrity portraiture, lifestyle and fashion photography retouching. http://www.SNOWpost.us. 2003-Present Self Employed – studioDAHAN Photography – Advertising, music and editorial portraiture photographer. Clients include K-Mart, Urb Magazine, Movieline and Vogue Nippon, Sony BMG, Universal, and Hollywood Records. http://www.studioDAHAN.com. 1995-2001

Feature Þlm executive for various production companies including Mutual Film Company (Paramount Pictures), Howard Rosenman Productions (Sony Pictures), and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment. Responsibilities included developing screenplays with writers and directors, packaging projects with talent, and assessing viability of feature Þlm projects. Served as Associate Producer on THE PATRIOT, starring Mel Gibson, directed by Roland Emmerich.

1994

Literary and Dramaturgical Intern for New York Theatre Workshop and Soho Repertory Theatre.

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Shaun Garren shaungarren.com

EDUCATION 2014 2010

M.F.A. University of California, Irvine B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

SELECT EXHIBITIONS 2014 In Your Face, New Image Art, West Hollywood, CA MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Art Gallery, UC Irvine, CA (solo) Emerging Artist Film Festival, CSU Fullerton, CA 2013 Simple, Keen., Office Hours, Los Angeles, CA (solo) UC Irvine MFA Second Year Exhibition, University Art Gallery, UC Irvine, CA Significant Ordinaries, University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach, CA 2011 TBoN9th, Contemporary Arts Center, UC Irvine, CA 2010 From the Window to the Wall, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2009 Art Attack! Rabid Rabbit Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Shon Ryon, UCLA Project Space, Los Angeles, CA

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS 2012 In the Grey, Slits and Dicks Ltd. Publisher (book in collaboration with Lindsay August-Salazar)

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Rochele Gomez Born 1980, Los Angeles, CA Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA Education 2014 2014 2006

International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg in Austria MFA University of California, Irvine, CA BFA California State University, Long Beach, CA

Exhibitions 2014

Contemporary Art Center, MFA Thesis Exhibition: The Headless Woman, UC Irvine, CA Experimental Sculpture and Painting Studio, Spaces that Surround Us, UC San Diego, CA metro pcs, Out at the Elbows, Los Angeles, CA Fellows of Contemporary Art, Friends Are Electric: Act I, Los Angeles, CA Peggy Phelps and East Galleries, Friends Are Electric: Act II, Claremont Graduate University, CA

2013

University Art Gallery, 2nd Year MFA Show, UC Irvine, CA

2012

JB Jurve, Saucy Leechcraft, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Control Room, Happy Birthday Rochele!, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Gatov West Gallery, BFA Exhibition: Field Trips, CSU Long Beach, CA Marilyn Werby Gallery, Things To Do, CSU Long Beach, CA LA Art Space, Concrete Remains Los Angeles, CA Gatov West Gallery, Wasteland, CSU Long Beach, CA 2005 Marilyn Werby Gallery, Sitings: Unseemly Places, Inexplicable Events, CSU Long Beach, CA Gatov East Gallery, Horizons, CSU Long Beach, CA

Distinctions and Awards 2014 The America Austrian Foundation/Seebacher Prize 2013 University of California, Irvine H.B. and Isabelle Yolen Memorial Scholarship

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The University of California Institute of Research for the Arts Mini-grant UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Research/Travel Grant 2012

UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Shiela K. & James J. Peterson Community Spirit Scholarship University of California, Irvine H.B. and Isabelle Yolen Memorial Scholarship Claire Trevor School of the Arts Research/Travel Grant

Bibliography 2014

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Niemi, Julie, “Out at the Elbows at metro pcs�, temporaryartreview.com, online, March 27th


ELAN GREENWALD

Born in 1983, Los Angeles, CA. Lives and works in Irvine, CA.

EDUCATION 2014 2006

MFA, Art, Critical Theory, University of California, Irvine AB, Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

SOLO EXHIBITION 2014

A Matter of Appearance, CAC Gallery, Irvine, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 2013 2012

2006 2005 2004

Ideal Territory, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA C-Note, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA Second Year MFA Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA Disoriented Orientation / Oriented Disorientation, Wharton + Espinosa, West Hollywood, CA Curatorial Exchange, curated by Doug Harvey and by Rudy Vega, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA Tierney House Exhibition, Tierney University House, Irvine, CA Mother Courage and Her Children, xMPL, Irvine, CA Layered Spaces: Building Up and Breaking Down Representation, ACT 2206, Irvine, CA Soiling My Wild Oats, Kvartinik 6480, Irvine, CA Senior Thesis Show, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA Hospital, Linden Street Studios, Cambridge, MA OpenStudio, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA Quincy Arts Week/Arts First, Quincy House, Cambridge, MA Double Hung I, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA Quincy Arts Exhibit, Quincy House, Cambridge, MA VES Juried Student Exhibition, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA Fresh Produce, Adams ArtSpace, Cambridge, MA

PERFORMANCES AND CURATORIAL PROJECTS 2014 2013 2012

2011

Ideal Territory, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Isabel Theselius: Hej Angels, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA Leksashen Laboratories, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA Brody Albert: Count Only the Sunny Hours, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA Martabel Wasserman: #ReclaimMayDay, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA Andy J. Brown: No Staff, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA Isabel Theselius: Night & Day, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA Martabel Wasserman: Write-in Riot (2012), Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA Kuan Hwa: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA Manjulika OÕRourke: MagniÞcent, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA Yaron Michael Hakim: Drapeau, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, CA The Band of Nov. 9, Contemporary Arts Center, Irvine, CA

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HONORS/AWARDS 2014 2013 2012 2006

Fellow, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln Graduate Research Award, University of California, Irvine University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Grant Graduate Student Research Grant, University of California, Irvine Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Irvine Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Irvine David McCord Prize, Harvard University

PUBLICATIONS OF TEXTS AND ARTWORK 2013 2012

Craft Consciousness, RECAPS Magazine, July 2013 Time 2012, RECAPS Magazine, February 2013 Dream 2013, RECAPS Magazine, January 2013 “Riot and Quiet: @ the Flagpole Gallery with Elan Greenwald”, RECAPS Magazine, October 2012 Coming Soon 2012, RECAPS Magazine, August 2012

CATALOGS 2014

Ideal Territory. Los Angeles: Cirrus Editions Ltd. 2014. Print.

BIBLIOGRAPHY 2012

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Barton, Dave, “Curatorial Cage Match In Irvine”, OC Weekly, Volume 18, Number 4, Sept. 20, 2012. Print. Lanham, Kellie, “Layered Spaces: Building Up and Breaking Down Representation”, April 2012. Print. (exhibition essay)


DANIEL HAWKINS BIOGRAPHY

1987 2008 2009 2014

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Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado Yale University, Norfolk Summer School of Art University of California Los Angeles, BA Art University of California Irvine, MFA Art

AWARDS 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

CCI ARC Grant UCLA Art Council Award Emma B. Keller Award, University of California Los Angeles Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University Edward J. and Alice Mae Smith Award, University of California Los Angeles Emma B. Keller Award, University of California Los Angeles

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014 2009

“Desert Lighthouse Protocols,” Contemporary Arts Center, UC Irvine “Railroad,” Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014

2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007 2006

“Ideal Territory,” Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Curated by Elan Greenwald “The Mountain Show,” Office Hours, Los Angeles, CA “UCI Post-Graduate Show,” Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA; Curated by Doug Harvey “Second Year MFA Exhibition,” UAG Gallery, UC Irvine “Curatorial Exchange,” Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine , CA “Chain Letter,” Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles “One Night Stand Italy,” Piazza Delle Cinque Scole 37, Roma, Italy “One Night Stand: Walpurgisnacht,” Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA “Mannlicher Carcanoplex Mach 01,” PØST, Los Angeles; "Curated" by Doug Harvey “Juried Exhibition,” New Wight Gallery, UCLA; Juror: Ali Subotnick “Scholarship Exhibition,” New Wight Gallery, UCLA “Scholarship Exhibition,” New Wight Gallery, UCLA “Positive After Images,” White Room Gallery, UCLA “I Only Like You Because You Look Like Me,” Compact Space, Los Angeles

PUBLIC WORKS 2011-Present

“Desert Lighthouse,” The Center For Land Use Interpretation, Remote Site near the Desert Research Station, Hinkley, CA

PERFORMANCES 2014

2011-12 2011 2010

“F,” Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA; With Doug Harvey, Marnie Weber, and Dani Tull; 07.26.14 “F for Found Moldy Slides,” Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; With Doug Harvey and Marnie Weber “Suspicious Persons,” 4th Floor of the Contemporary Arts Center, UC Irvine “A fictional Band Road Trip,” Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles “Kenneth Friendliness' Electric Peperoncini Jar,” (Outside) Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; In conjunction with Doug Harvey’s exhibition Unsustainable

MANNLICHER CARCANO

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DANIEL HAWKINS BIOGRAPHY

2014 2013 2011 2010

“Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour,” Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 08.02.14 “Switch & Bait,” Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA 02.06.14 “Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour,” KCHUNG RADIO, Hammer Museum 11.23.13 “Mannlicher Carcano's Returned for Regrooving (Live!),” Tel-Art-Phone, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA 05.28.11 “Mannlicher Carcano,” August Residency, Human Resources, Los Angeles

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY – Reviews, Articles, and Blogs 2014 2009

Harvey, Doug. “Must See Show in Irvine… One Week Only!” DougH On The Go!, May 23, 2014, http://dougharvey.blogspot.com/2014/05/must-see-show-inirvine-one-week-only.html Harvey, Doug. “Snips and Snails: Let the Fall Art Season Begin!” LA Weekly, September 10, 2009, vol.31 no.43, pg.36

TEACHING 2013 2012-13 2012 2009

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Teaching Assistant, “Advanced Sculpture,” University of California Irvine Teaching Assistant, “Advanced Drawing,” University of California Irvine Teaching Associate, “Basic Sculpture,” University of California Irvine Graduate Student Researcher, Sculpture, University of California Irvine Teaching Assistant, “Advanced Sculpture,” University of California Irvine Teaching Assistant, “Mechatronics,” University of California Irvine Teaching Assistant, “A Culture Divided,” University of California Irvine Teaching Assistant, “Painting Session A,” UCLA Summer Art Institute

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Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1987, Daniel Hawkins studied art at UCLA, Yale’s Norfolk Summer School of Art, and UC Irvine, and exhibited his work at Las Cienegas Projects, PØST Gallery, The Beacon Arts Building, and numerous other venues. He is a member of the experimental musical group F with Marnie Weber and Doug Harvey, and recently topped the Belgian New Music charts as Kenneth Friendliness (with Mannlicher Carcano), performing his original song “Juli Carson Hates Relational Aesthetics (and so do I)”. His Desert Lighthouse project has been supported in part by The Center for Land Use Interpretation and the Center for Cultural Innovation.

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Isabel Theselius Education: 2014 2011

(213) 300 3475 isabeltheselius@gmail.com isabeltheselius.blogspot.com

MFA in Art, University of California Irvine, USA Bachelor in Fine Arts, Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden

Guest student at Kanazawa College of Arts, Kanazawa, Japan, Feb-Mars 2011 Guest student at Helsinki School of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland, Jan-June 2010 Munka School of Fine Arts, Nordvästra Skånes Folkhögskola, Munka Ljungby, Sweden, 20072008 Kristianstad School of Fine Arts, Kristianstad, Sweden, 2005-2006 Solo exhibitions: Hej Angels!, Room Gallery, Irvine, USA 2014 Left up to the Universe, 67310 Projects, curated by Allyson Unzicker, Irvine, USA 2013 Night & Day, Flagpole Gallery, Irvine, USA, 2012 Gallery Rotor 2, Gothenburg, Sweden 2010 Gallery K2, Munka Ljungby Sweden 2008 Lolita Drinks, RumEtt, Dunkers Culture house, Helsingborg, Sweden 2008 Selected group exhibitions: 2014 Ideal Territory, curated by Elan Greenwald, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA Hidden Art, curated by Tamara de Laval, Göta Kanal, Ljungsbro, Sweden Rethink Environment, curated by Martabel Wasserman, Happening at Human Resources, Los Angeles, USA 2013 Second Year MFA Exhibition, Room Gallery, UCI Irvine, USA Open Studios, UCI, Irvine, USA 2012 Curatorial Exchange, curated by Doug Harvey, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, USA The Art of Law, curated by Robert Plogman, Bryan Cave LLP, Irvine, USA Layered Spaces, curated by Kellie Lanham, UC Irvine, USA Group exhibition, curated by Barbara Musi, Gambro, Lund, Sweden 2011 Family Footage, Kvartinik 6480 Gallery, Irvine, USA Serendipity, curated by Tamara de Laval, Galleri Vreta Kloster, Linköping, Sweden Hidden Art, curated by Tamara de Laval, Göta Kanal, Ljungsbro, Sweden Group exhibition, Magasinet Ljungs Slott, Ljungsbro, Sweden Autonomi Andra Rum, Angered theater, Gothenburg, Sweden Äntligen för sent, curated by Lene Crone Jensen, BFA exhibition, Gothenburg, Sweden Where Dreams Cross, curated by Åsa Falewicz, Nordstan Parkinglot, Gothenburg, Sweden 2010 Skåne Konstförening Fall Exhibition, curated by Yrr Jónasdóttir, Johanna Rosenqvist, Gittan Jönsson, Anna Sandberg and Marthe Aune Eriksen, Malmö, Sweden The outside is the surface the inside is the content, curated by Matilda Ekström, Heidi-

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Anett Haugen and Dragana Lukic, Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden POST IT a world exhibition, curated by Jon Åkerlind, Gallery Rostrum, Malmö, Sweden Like an exchange student exhibition, Kaiku galleria, Helsinki, Finland Curated shows: BOM in the USA!, work by Swedish artist Anders BOM Lindén, UC Irvine, USA, 23 Sep, 2013 If Memory Serves, curated together with Kellie Lanham och Allyson Unzicker. Participating artists: Martin Dahlqvist, Cristina David, Tamara Henderson, Bessie Kunath, Judith Raum and Martina Sauter. UAG Gallery, Irvine, USA, 10 Jan-9 Feb, 2013 This Never Happened, performances by Ilknur Demirkoparan, curated together with Yaron Hakim, Kvartinik 6480 Gallery, Irvine, USA, 2012 Family Footage, work by Jenn Berger, Sean Cassidy, Isabel Theselius and Rochele Gomez, Kvartinik 6480 Gallery, Irvine, USA, 2011 Residences: Wide Open Studios, organized by Signal Fire, in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA, 24-30 Mars, 2013 Scholarships and awards: 2014 Graduate Research Award, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine 2013 Kris and Linda Elftmann Scholarship foundation Carl Jönssons scholarship The Helge Ax:son Johnsons scholarship UCIRA mini grant Graduate Research Award, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine 2012 Stiftelsen AAA Graduate Research Award, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine The Helge Ax:son Johnson scholarship The Medici scholarship 2011 Graduate Research Award, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine Stiftelsen AAA The Eric Ericsons scholarship Jubileumsfonden Valand School of Fine Arts scholarship to Japan 2010 Otto and Charlotte Mannheimers fond, December Otto and Charlotte Mannheimers fond, October Lund Konsthalls Vänner

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Ideal Territory

Jenn Berger, Sean Cassidy, Michael Moshe Dahan, Heather Delaney, Shaun Garren, Rochele Gomez, Elan Greenwald, Daniel Hawkins, Isabel Theselius Curated by Elan Greenwald July 26 - August 16, 2014 Cirrus Gallery 542 S. Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 Design and text: Elan Greenwald Photographs and images: Jenn Berger 4, 5, 53 Sean Cassidy 6, 7, 53, 54 Shaun Garren 12, 13, 56 Rochele Gomez 14, 15, 56 Elan Greenwald 16, 17, 22-43, 57 Daniel Hawkins 18, 19, 57 Jeff McLane 8, 9, 20, 21, 54, 55, 58, front cover Isabel Theselius 10, 11, 55 The curator wishes to thank: The artists, Juli Carson, Salomeh Grace, Marnie Greenwald, Randy Greenwald, Monica Majoli, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Jean Milant, UC Irvine Department of Art, Valerie Veator. Made possible by the generous support of Cirrus Gallery. All content Š their respective owners.

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Cirrus 2014

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Cirrus 2014

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IDEAL TERRITORY  

Ideal Territory features new work by recent UC Irvine MFA graduates Jenn Berger, Sean Cassidy, Michael Moshe Dahan, Heather Delaney, Shaun G...

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