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Saturday, April 4, 2009
The Leak of Contemporary Artists
Exhibit Dates: April 11 to April 27, 2009 Opening Reception: April 11th, 6-10 pm Closing Reception: April 25th, 6-10 pm Exhibit Location: The dA Center for the Arts, 252 S. Main St., Pomona Arts Colony
The dA Center for the Arts proudly presents The Leak of Contemporary Artists, a curated exhibit comprised solely of art students from Claremont Graduate University. This unique show is an opportunity to showcase some of the groundbreaking work being produced by CGU today. The show includes 34 artists, with work ranging from painting to sculpture, to site-specific installations. The quality and variety of work is not only impressive, but a demonstration of the force CGU has become in the LA art scene and beyond.
Rarely do we see such an ambitious, original and professional, collective of art students in a show outside of the academic scene. The work is inventive, critically concerned, and varied in expression - exemplifying CGU’s focus on individual visual languages.
At the dA, curator Rolo Castillo’s creativity and energy produces shows that are new, exciting and outside of the box. With the guidance of his inventive and open nature, CGU artists are encouraged to take chances with their art and displays. Nicole James explains, “There is a freedom I feel here that I don’t feel in other galleries. The space doesn’t feel traditional and I really like that”. Fresh art meets a fresh space. The result is art that is enhanced by the surroundings.
The Leak of Contemporary Artists hopes to showcase the first “leaks” of this new breed into the art scene, and to call recognition to the high quality of artists and art at Claremont Graduate University.
The dA Center for the Arts is a non-profit community organization that has been the heart of the Pomona Arts Colony marking 25 years in June 2009. For more information contact Terry Castillo at 909-397-9716, www.dacenter.org