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Wide Range of Exhibits Slated for Santa Ana Center

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“Every time I look at a tree, I try to find the perfect available real estate within its body that could fit a structure — an area within that would not only compliment the tree’s energy but also create an imaginative space for me,” says artist David Creek, whose exhibit “Trees” is among the latest exhibitions to grace Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center.

A 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, opening reception will be held for “Trees” and the following exhibits at the Santa Ana site.

  • “A Gender Monologue,” featuring the work of D. Hill ’15 (M.F.A. art – creative photography) in an exploration of gender behavior and performance through photography and video.
  • “30/30+” by Juliana Rico ’14 (M.F.A. art – creative photography), an investigation of the body through photographs of the artist’s body physical reactions and hand-stitched maps of the artist’s daily running route to question perceptions of gender and femininity.
  • “Swampland” created by Huntington Beach artist/musician Jeannie Cotterill and curated by M.F.A. student Jennifer Minasian. Cotterill explains her work as “a vibrant wetland in a parallel universe … an homage to the fertile creative ecosystem provided by GCAC for Orange County.”
  • “Would You Like to Participate in an Artistic Experience?” an international project initiated by Brazilian conceptual artist Ricardo Basbaum that consists of an invitation to activate an object that is meant to “reveal the desire and effort of the individual or group activating it.”
  • “Manos Unidas Creando Arte (Hands United Creating Art),” a local collective that provides social, cultural and economic opportunities to community members through the production and sale of handmade crafts made from recycled materials.
  • Exhibited since June and continuing through Sept. 13 is “Liberty Weeps,” a collaboration between curator Yosi Sargant, sculptor/designer Charlie Becker and artist-in-residence Joseph DeLappe from the University of Nevada, Reno.

“Trees,” “A Gender Monologue” and “30/30+” will run through Oct. 11; “Swampland” through Feb. 7, 2016; “Artistic Experience” and “Manos Unidas” are ongoing exhibits.

Grand Central Art Center is located at 125 N. Broadway. More information is available online or by calling 714-567-7233.