Special Exhibitions: Physical Presence


Physical Presence
A Dialogue with Residual and Surrounding Space

The Claremont Graduate University Art Department is pleased to announce an expansive
exhibition which celebrates 12 alumni participating in the first iteration of a series of shows
at CGU which will explore the school’s history through its alumni in the context of installation.
The Art Department has been committed to installation as a medium since its formation and
continues to run an installation class to support this endeavor.

Physical Presence (A Dialogue with Residual and Surrounding Space), examines
ideas of installation as a catego
ry and medium of art making as well as a lens to view art
ranging from: projection, sound, to light and space not to mention sculptural and
2-dimensional interaction within the institution. In addition to the materiality of installation,
the exhibition also addresses the complicated space of the residual whether that be
individual or collective.

The artists in the show represent a wide variety of backgrounds and shared intersects.
They have exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. The show will move
throughout the school starting with the entrance to the building and continuing through the
two main galleries and into the various
exhibition spaces including the outdoor atrium.

The 12 artists featured in the exhibition are CGU Art alumni representing a wide variety of
backgrounds who have exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally:

Dixie Boswell
Chelsea Boxwell
Cole James
Megan Kinney
Fang Li
Kristi Lippire
Christina Mesiti
Annie Nieman
Alice Marie Perreault
Damaris Rivera
Hazzar Samman
Katie Szymanski

Opening Reception
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On View
February 11 - March 1

Gallery Hours
10:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Art Building | East & Peggy Phelps Galleries
251 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
United States

Jennifer Gracia


Link: https://www.cgu.edu/event/physical-presence-a-dialog-with-residual-and-surrounding-space/2019-02-11/