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‘disorder’ comes to CSUB’s Todd Madigan Gallery in October
October 03, 2011
The Todd Madigan Gallery at CSUB presents "disorder," a group show that includes the work of four Los Angeles-based artists: Cal Crawford, Drew Heitzler, Robert Levine and Amanda Ross-Ho. The exhibition, comprised of video, film, installation, sculpture and painting, explores the space between order and disorder, a fine line that is sometimes blurred. A free opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. The exhibit runs through Nov. 5.
"Since the beginning of time, humans have searched for order within disorder," said Joey Kotting, gallery curator. We see evidence of this on the walls of the Chauvet Caves painted some 30,000 years ago in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France, in Fibonacci's numbers illustrating the order within nature, as well as in the Mandelbrot set which generates complex patterns from simple rules – chaos that is proven to be otherwise. Over the centuries, order has been achieved and utopias found, only to be forgotten and the search begun again.
For example, Robert Levine's paintings of targets are never quite perfect, always struggling to form a sense of order, a monumental sculpture always on the brink of collapse. Amanda Ross-Ho inserts "lost earrings" into pre-existing pin and screw holes in the gallery walls. The residual disorder of the gallery's history thus becomes accessorized and occupied to form jewelry constellations.
Cal Crawford received his BFA from Concordia College, Montreal, and his MFA from Art Center of Design, Pasadena, Calif.
Drew Heitzler studied at Fordham University, N.Y., The Slade, London, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, and he received his MFA from Hunter College, N.Y.
Robert Levine received his BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and his MFA from California Institute for the Arts.
Amanda Ross-Ho received her BFA from School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
A lecture series will be held at 2 p.m. each Thursday in October in the Albertson Room, adjacent to the gallery:
- Robert Levine, Oct. 13
- Amanda Ross-Ho, Oct. 20
- Drew Heitzler, Oct . 27
Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sunday, Monday and Friday. The gallery is located on the campus of CSUB, 9001 Stockdale Highway. Enter on Don Hart Drive West and park in Lot B or C. Admission is free; parking is $5. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-654-2238.