Temporary Art Park
C U C A M O N G A P E A K / A R T AV A L A N C H E
MARCH 24 – APRIL 4, 2008 • CHAFFEY COLLEGE • RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
DORI ATLANTIS & KAREN FRIMKESS WOLFF MATTHEW HEBERT RYAN LAMB JESSICA NEWMAN-SKRENTNY
Addressing landscape at its oddest moments and creating a believable but strange ‘Audubon-esque’ view of nature in all
1 Pulling Down the Sky alludes to the clouds above and the dream of sustaining rain and the 10 Filings consist of a found file cabinet that has been altered to contain three solar powered dioramas within. 15 , 16 Skylarking 2 is the second in a series of video works that utilize aerial flight as the driving
its peculiarities, Jessica explores Styrofoam and rubber as her primary materials in her creation of “Summer”.
rainbow in this time of recent drought. Atlantis and Frimkess’ collaboration is inspired by the landscape seeking a sense The dioramas are stylized mechanical environments related to the cultivation and consumption of fossil fuels. Hebert force behind the camera. The work is part performance, part product. Because the physical act of filming is the focus
20 Rubber Lawn is a ‘grass-like’ sculpture that is viewed on a welded ‘planter’ standing five and
of partnership with the earth. They combine the languages of art and nature to reflect the transient and fragile qualities intends for the piece to be seen as a relic from the future and a meditation on the current tangle of dystopian and of the performance, the performative act becomes a documentation of itself.
a half feet high. The height of the ‘planter box’ examines a ‘new’ horizon line where the viewer is able to observe
of life and landscape forms. utopian ideas of fuel production and consumption. Ryan Lamb operates in a variety of genres to produce a cross-pollinated body of work that incorporates aspects
bugs flying slightly above the lawn’s surface. 21 Leggy Shrubs stand approximately 12” to 18”
Dori Atlantis was born in Los Angeles. Atlantis received her BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Matthew Hebert received his BA in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and his MFA at of sculpture, video, performance, photography, installation, and painting. A synthesis of science and fiction, his most
high and are found in the campus’ “natural” landscape. Long stalks with soft spiny protrusions complete the cluster
Valencia. She is a founding member of the Feminist Art Program under the direction of Judy Chicago at California State California College of the Arts. He has taught at many schools including the University of Wisconsin – Madison and current body of work involves examinations of Astronomy, time, multi-dimensionality, and flight. Ryan has an MFA
of shrubs. Hybrids, skewed perspectives, and humor add to the unstable issues of nature juxtapose the landscaper’s
University, Fresno. Since 1984, she has been teaching art to visually impaired adults at the Braille Institute, Los Angeles. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently Assistant Professor of Furniture at San Diego State University. from Claremont Graduate University and currently lives in beautiful Atwater Village.
Her work usually uses natural materials and often is landscape based. She has shown her work throughout the United
Jessica Newman-Skrentny received her MFA from California State University, Long Beach and has
States and is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association. DODD HOLSAPPLE HELEN LESSICK been in numerous shows throughout Los Angeles since the late 1990s.
Karen Frimkess Wolff was born in Los Angeles, received her BA in Painting and Drawing from U.C.L.A.
and MA in Art History from California State University Northridge. Her work has been exhibited throughout California, 11 Thicket is a space defining sculpture for a generation of earth awareness activities. From orderly agricultural 17 Helen Lessick is a Los Angeles sculptor and conceptual artist working with people, places and systems to create JUSTIN STADEL
in Washington State and Germany. In 1991 she received a Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Grant. In 1976 she was one landscapes to natural settings with random placement, minute fractures in rocks under immense pressure, detailed site-specific and site-related art. Her current projects include a public art for the City of Los Angeles Air Treatment Facility
of thirty Americans nominated for the Paris Bienniele. Wolff recently had collaborative work at the Ontario graphs and land documentation all inspire a green existence in Holsapple’s work. These connections between survival #1 and an artist’s residency with the West Palm Beach Florida Water Department. 22 , 23 , 24 Doors and Doorways use the structure and symbolism of doorways
International Airport and at The Phantom Gallery in Pasadena. and extinction grip his desire to create. “My ever growing philosophy of creating a sense of place through elements Conceptual and visual artist Helen Lessick creates artworks in the space between public place and private observation. and strip them of their functionality and immediate associations while replacing them with surreal and exaggerated
of geography, current events, agriculture, historical landmarks and social connections combine into the Earth She has been honored with several solo museum exhibitions and presented work in outdoor sculpture exhibitions across contexts. Stadel’s goal is to evoke distant and underlying values behind this powerful symbol.
STEPHANIE BEDWELL conscious artworks I produce”. Dodd Holsapple the United States. Helen, a founding member of Socrates Sculpture Park in New York City, curates and writes on Justin Stadel grew up in Portland, Oregon and received his BA in Art from the University of Oregon.
Formally trained in visual art, Mr. Holsapple resides in Southern California. contemporary art. She is an experienced public artist and is currently working on a permanent landscape poem for
2 Skylight With Nest, 3 Aviary with Ribs and Crows, Los Angeles’ Air Treatment Facility #1. She maintains her studio in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. CHRISTIAN TEDESCHI
4 Streambed with Pink Nerves, 5 Hanging Ladders, JESSICA HUTCHINS
and 6 Vulnerability are a series of works that weave archetypal symbols and references to AMY MALOOF 25 Ring of Fire. Christian Tedeschi believes that sculpture is created in the air we breathe and falls off
physical existence. These visual metaphors refer to universal themes such as birth, death, vulnerability, and balance. 12 Wildflowers are 2 sleeping-bag sculptures sprawled out on the Chaffey College campus lawn. One our spoons while eating a runny bowl of cereal. He employs found objects to construct and extrapolate the potential
Ephemeral materials are used to create hearts, bones, and nests, which allude to the temporal nature of life and the “bag” apparently occupied; the other, empty, serves as a platform from which a viewer can lie down to look into 18 Cucamonga is both a shout-out and an accusation to the land that Amy grew up and resides in, the of common visual / cultural signifiers. He finds the potential in the objects he sees every day. There is a parallel plain
dreamlike realism of the meditative state. the occupied bag which functions as a kind of Fabergé Egg: inside, scenes typical of collegiate lifestyles of late ‘60s, Inland Empire. It is a dedication to her homies pronouncing, “Say it loud! I’m a Suburbanite and I’m proud!” But of existence for every object.
Stephanie Bedwell received her MFA from San Diego State University and her BFA from the University of early ‘70s films can be viewed. This work is in homage to college quads or city parks of the past, to places and times the Hollywood sign casts a long shadow, and our psychological tan lines will never fade while remaining shaded by Christian Tedeschi was born in Philadelphia PA and raised in New Jersey. He received his BFA from the University
Wisconsin, Madison. Bedwell is a sculptor, painter and installation artist. She teaches the visual arts at Grossmont in which people felt uninhibited, safe, or at least comfortable enough to fall asleep in public “natural” spaces. celebrity. “Go west, young man!” they said, but they didn’t mean run out of gas in Cucamonga, ‘cause it ain’t “west” of the Arts Philadelphia, PA and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI. Tedeschi’s has taught
College, and since 1997 she serves as Art Program Director for Mt. Helix Academy. Her solo exhibitions include Body Jessica Z. Hutchins is an artist and a writer. Her sculptures and stories express insights into the dark humor enough until yer watching the sun set through the spotless windshield of yer rented convertible where Sunset Boulevard for the College for Creative Studies Detroit MI, University of Colorado, Boulder, and California State University, Long
and Spirit, San Diego State University, Foundering, Sierra Club Gallery, Life After Birth, San Diego Circle Gallery, Archetypes, of American masculinity, naturophilia and the paranoiac. She received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, dead ends into the Pacific. Even we Inland Emperors can proudly profess to being richly swathed in colorful robes, Beach. Christian Tedeschi’s work has been exhibited in private and public collections nationally and internationally,
at J. Dewers Gallery, and most recently, Imago Mundi: Reflections on the Whole, at Mesa College Gallery. and was a member of the new media cooperative C-Level, with whom she collaborated on the interactive game projects while really, we too are as naked as Britney Spears’ shaved head. There is no need to move to the big city for credibility and his work is currently represented by Paul Kotula Projects- Ferndale MI.
“Cockfight Arena” and “Waco Resurrection”. Machine Project Press published a collection of her short stories, “Dark because fame is merely a prop, as is location, location, location!
LIBBY GERBER Pastoral” in 2004, and her short story “Detritomancy” was included in the Spring 2007 issue of Faultline, U.C. Irvine’s Amy Maloof is a recent MFA graduate of Claremont Graduate University, and has exhibited frequently in the ROBERT WECHSLER
annual journal of art and literature. She currently lives and works off Highway 138 at the edge of the Mojave Desert. Los Angeles area
7 Fossilized are a series of stepping-stones presenting a vision of our future where guns at schools are 26 Breathing Ground is comprised of airbladders implanted beneath the lawn that are filled and
simply our dark history, only found as fossils, being overtaken by foliage and the Earth. Fossilized does not BRANDON JONES deflated causing the grass to rise and fall as though breathing.
Robert Wechsler studied sculpture at the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa
contain violence but rather presents the absence of guns. 19 Quail Labyrinth is intended to be whimsical and beautiful as it demonstrates how art can be an
Libby L. Gerber is a Los Angeles artist. She received her BA from Occidental College in Eagle Rock, and she 13 You Were Going To Paint It Earth Tones Anyway is a symbol of the integral part of the landscape while utilizing materials such as rock and earth available on site. Quail
Barbara and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine. Robert now lives and works in the Los Angeles
is currently a MFA candidate at California State University, Northridge. modern success story and a megalith that references the thousands of homes that abound in the Inland Empire region. area.
Labyrinth is a site-specific project that guides the viewer on a maze of rocks through Chaffey Colleges’ orchards.
In an inconvenient location, too big for the lot, with form as interesting as adobe brown, this structure occupies limited
Doug McGoon’s work began in the mid nineties doing concrete fountains and more recently ferro-cement sculptures
PRICE HALL space.
and stone sculpture. His interest in earthwork has been inspired by the natural landscape and bounty of materials
Brandon Jones is an artist living and working in San Diego, CA. He is polishing his portfolio for graduate school 27 30 Years: Student Invitational Exhibition Artists Revisited
available on his property in Claremont.
8 Meteoroid offers a surface complete to overall observation, clay as terrestrial weathered rock in the and is currently evaluating his commitment to fire. presented by the Wignall Museum.
form of a traveling chunk of ancient celestial rock created in the birth of the universe itself. 9 Portal 28 reNEW/reSTORE Art store presented by the Chaffey Art Organization.
carries the dual contrasting surfaces of a hull shard pierced by an oval hole through which one can sight with focused
vision. What lies to be seen and unseen is offered open for personal interpretation.
14 Moray Patchwork combines steel that has been recycled from the fabrication industry, with
Price Hall is a native to Southern California’s Inland Empire. At present, Hall is working on his BA from California
other remnants left from sorting gravel and separating roots from dirt. Stabilized adobe softens the steel and adds The Temporary Art Park has been made possible by the generosity of the following individuals and organizations:
State University, San Bernardino with an emphasis in Studio Art. For all of his life, Cucamonga Peak stands embraced
references to earth. Rectilinear forms appear to emerge from interior planes.
as a personal symbol of the grace, succor and spiritual nourishment of wilderness that is reflected in his work. Chaffey College Art Department Vera Dunwoody David Karp Newtown Pasadena Slush Fund Wignall Museum
Joyce Kohl, Professor of Art Ceramics and Sculpture at California State University, Bakersfield, exhibits in Los Angeles
and internationally most recently in Japan and Thailand. Her public art projects have been in Los Angeles, Chaffey College Ceramics Club Joann Eisberg Peter Konovnitzine Inge Pelzer
Bakersfield, New Mexico and Washington State, and she collaborated with local artists on a ceramic AIDS Wall project Douglas Duno Paula George John Machado Jan Raithel Organized by the Chaffey College Art Committee
in Zimbabwe through a Fulbright Grant. She has been selected as the artist for the Claremont Metro Station, to open
MARCH 24 – APRIL 4, 2008
Temporary Art Park
26 1 28 RECEPTION
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 4 P.M. - 6 P.M.
15 25 16 WIGNALL MUSEUM
CUCAMONGA PEAK / ART AVALANCHE
MUSIC SPUN BY MOHAIR GRAVY
18 ART WALK (WITH ARTISTS/DOCENTS):
2 3 P.M. - 5 P.M.
12 MEET AT THE WIGNALL MUSEUM
7 PUBLIC ART PANEL
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2ND, 12:30 – 1:30 P.M.
24 23 HELEN LESSICK
20 RICHARD AMROMIN
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