07 Jan Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery presents The School for Endurance Work
The School for Endurance Work Mission Statement:
The School for Endurance Work attempts to re-tool the institution as a place of interdisciplinary public engagement through animation, fashion, music, painting, performance, photography, writing, and sculpture. This exhibition intends to educate the audience, that we do not exist in isolation, and artists are often times influenced by, and critical of the world around them.
The School for Endurance Work is a conscious, cooperative effort of the university to use its’ resources to retool, becoming a site for collaboration, experimentation and experiential creative learning and living. This accumulative proposition features Los Angeles based artists whose work is at the intersection of critical history, community engagement, feminism, revolution, sustainability, and visual resistance. The value of higher education lies in the complex relationship it can foster between institutional knowledge and the knowledge and skills of the internal and surrounding communities.
The School for Endurance Work activates this knowledge and attempts to bridge the local community and the classroom. This model provides students with the opportunity to meet people outside of their age, and demographic, to diversify their experience in an environment, which allows them to explore on their own terms and with the support and guidance of a local artist and faculty. By Carole Frances Lung
Los Angeles based artists
Carol Cheh (consulting curator and essay)
Shannon R. Stratton, Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design NYC
Oli Rodriguez, Photography
Zach Zezima, Animation
Susan Kane, Music
Back to School
Tuesday Jan 22, 12 – 5 pm
3-4 pm Artemisa Clark Performance
Thursday Feb 21 6-10 pm.
6pm Graduation Keynote: Shannon Stratton Curator of the Museum of
Art & Design
7-10 pm Reception
Reading space, with books suggested by artist, faculty and students who are
participating in the School for Endurance work.
In the Hall
Features an exhibition of objects, archives, and video of works by Kim Ablees,
Artemisa Clark, Zachary Drucker, Elana Mann, Jennifer Moon and Jemima Wyman.
Features participatory question and response chalkboard and a schedule lectures
Photography: Jemima Wyman – Friday Feb. 1, 1-3 pm; lecture and workshop
Writing: Elisabeth Houston – Thursday Feb. 7, 9 am – 12 pm
Activism Art and Feminism – Monday Feb. 18, 9 am – 1:40 pm Wiki Edit A Thon,
Provides a space for performance, production and creative play.
Fashion, Fiber and Materials: The Mooniform, 4SWATCHÉ’s (Briana Alvarez,
Xiomara Fonseca, Gregory Lewis) MOONIFORM design and production station.
Drawing and Animation: Sonja Gerdes performance, Wed. Feb. 6, 12:30-1:30 pm
Music: Elana Mann music class with Susan Kane Thursday Feb. 14, 3:05-4:20 pm