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New Exhibit Opens Dec. 1 at Grand Central

Nov. 28, 2012

Cal State Fullerton's Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana opens a new exhibit Dec. 1 of work by self-taught artist and filmmaker Brent Green.

"'To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given' reveals itself through a multiplane animated sculpture, a series of polarized lenses and structures created by Green for the viewer's discovery and wonderment," said John Spiak, the center's director and chief curator. "In the narrative, the work centers on the tale of the woman who sewed the spacesuit for Laika, the dog sent into space by the Soviets in 1957.

"Conceptually, the work pulsates with the intensity of the artist's signature soundtrack — articulating themes of progress and insight, of invention, exploration and faith," Spiak explained.

Accompanying the title piece will be two of the artist's previous films, "Carlin" and "Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then."

Green, from Cressona, Penn., has been in residence at the center since October, developing a new feature-length work based upon stories and personal recollections of his grandfather. "To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given" was created by Green while he was an artist in residence at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, N.Y.

The exhibition's open reception will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The show continues through Feb. 10. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays with hours extended to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit the Grand Central website.

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