Natalie and James Thompson Gallery
PLATFORM: Beatriz Cortez and Erin Christovale
PLATFORM is a virtual event series that actively engages students, faculty, staff, and communities through visual arts-based dialogue. Presented by ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of art museums and galleries from the California State University (CSU) system. The first event brings together artist Beatriz Cortez in conversation with Curator Erin Christovale on Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Rosa Menkman has worked extensively on pushing the boundaries of technology through the exploration of glitches, compressions, encoding, and other artifacts that are produced in analogue and digital media. Shadow Knowledge presents four recent bodies of work by Menkman which explore oversaturation and its effects on perception. Working against tech standardization and the loss of agency that is forced on users, Menkman imagines a world without resolution, material or other constraints, where the possibilities of creation extend beyond knowledge and into the unseeable.
Spring 2020 BFA Student Exhibitions and Culminating Class Exhibitions are presented in a virtual format. View work from all disciplines of study in the Department of Art & Art History.
A 2018 MacArthur Fellow, Titus Kaphar, ’01 BFA Art/Pictorial Arts, says he sees painting as a language that offers diverse perspectives on history, justice and change.
Shadow Knowledge Exhibition Extended through October 30, 2020
Shadow Knowledge features four bodies of work by new media artist Rosa Menkman. The exhibition has been extended through October 30, 2020, and will be open by appointment only during the fall semester.
Rosa Menkman: Shadow Knowledge
South Bay Art Organizations Panel
Sondra Sherman: Jewelry Talks - Thought to Form
Renee Billingslea: Picturing Hidden Stories
Dana Frankfort: Process
Cate White: At the Margins of Psyche and Culture
Tamiko Thiel: Hidden Histories Project
Anuradha Vikram - An Ethic of Caring Beyond the Human: Posthumanism and Performance
New Gallery Director & Art Collections Manager
The Department of Art & Art History welcomes new Gallery Director and University Art Collections Manager Alena Sauzade. Alena comes to SJSU from the City of Pleasanton, where she served as the Visual Arts and Gallery Curator at the city’s Harrington Art Gallery. She earned her PhD in Art History from Stony Brook University where she specialized in public art and commemoration and wrote a dissertation on memorials to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. She's currently working remotely from a pillow and blanket fort built by her two and four year old daughters.