March 4 to April 1, 2017
Reception Thursday March 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Artist Talk at 6:00 pm
Jessica Gomula creates collaborative intermedia artwork which addresses socially conscious subject matter. Through video and animation projects, live performances, and responsive systems, her projects creatively respond to the physical and social character of an environment in an effort to bring diverse people together to inspire, and be inspired. Gomula’s work revolves around the Central Valley, with recent work focusing upon Modesto, CA.
“While not a native to Modesto, it is where I have lived the longest, having lived throughout the country during my youth. Growing roots in this community has had a profound impact on my artwork, and my sense of personal expression and art activism.”
Jessica Gomula’s video and interactive media works have been showcased internationally at ISEA, Dubai, UAE; Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada; Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia Greece; OZU, Monteleone Sabino, outside Rome, Italy; POP Revolution Festival, Lecce, Italy; CST Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, Zurich; MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna, Austria; Institut Intermédií, Prague, Czech republic. Her work has also been shown nationally at Quench ArtSpace, Waitsfield, Vermont; Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; ARTS Lab, Albuquerque, New Mexico; CounterPulse, San Francisco, California; Climate Theatre, San Francisco, California; BASIC, San Diego, California; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Dance Mission Theatre, San Francisco, California.
Digital Arts Workshop
April 7th. Noon – 6pm. Workshop on Stop Motion Video led by Alyssa Lempesis. Stanislaus State students only.
Alyssa Lempesis works from imaginative speculation on uncanny ecologies. Her work merges the natural and the fantastic to create animated scenes of a world that exists somewhere between the unknown and the familiar, the present and the future.
Lempesis received an MFA from University of California at Davis (2014) and a BA at University of California at Berkeley (2012). She is an artist and educator living and working in the East Bay. Recent solo exhibitions include Aggregate Space (Oakland), Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill), and Alter Space Gallery (San Francisco) as part of the Jail Cell Residency Program.
Digital Arts Workshop
April 28th. Noon – 6pm. Workshop on 3D Character Animation led by Gerardo Orioli. Stanislaus State students only.
Gerardo Orioli was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is currently Creative Director at Southern Hemisphere. He previously worked at Lucasfilm Animation and was Modeling Supervisor and Animation Director of The Tuneables, at Music Intelligence. Before that he was Modeling Supervisor for Nickelodeon’s Back at the Barnyard. He studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut.
May 11 to June 23, 2017
Reception May 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm; Artist Talk at 6:30 pm
*The gallery will be closed May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day