The Fullerton College Art Gallery attracts the finest professional artists, encourages great student art exhibitions and maintains an extraordinary permanent art collection.
2020 Faculty Biennial
Join us for the 2020 Faculty Biennial online, brought to you by the Fullerton College Art Gallery. This virtual exhibition features the work of the Fullerton College Art Department faculty in a variety of styles and media, which reflects the richness of our department. Our faculty work diligently to provide students with strong foundational skills, while also offering students knowledge of new modes of expression. We hope that our students and all the community members who visit the show feel inspired to continue creating art and sharing it with the world.
Fullerton College Art Gallery invites you to a virtual exhibition, Language Games.
“The language game”, a philosophical theory developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, asserts that words acquire meaning by their use, and how their use is connected to social practices. The artists in this exhibition interpret the use of language and play this language game in a physical aspect, bringing words to life in their work. Kenturah Davis explores this theory with her artwork, using text as a point of departure and exploring the fundamental role that language has in shaping human understanding. Gabriella Sanchez uses linguistics in her paintings to create a site of resistance and to enhance those being shown that do not fit neatly into the Eurocentric, cis-gendered agenda. Alberto Lule uses certain fonts and languages in his pieces to emphasize the problems of immigration, mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex in the United States. Eduardo Viramontes inscribes his pieces with his favorite lyrics, personal poems, or an expression of his conscious in the moment of creation, using his own alphabet of Letras Antiguas (Ancient Letters) which is influenced by old world languages like Sanskrit and Hieroglyphics.
We invite you to experience the different language games within these art works. Keep an open mind and do not let the use of language limit your imagination.
“The limits of this language are the limits of the world…” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Fullerton College Art Department is one of the select few college art departments in the nation can boast of a viable and prestigious Artist in Residence program. When California artist Wayne Thiebaud helped launch the first residency in the early 1970’s, the Art Department perhaps had no idea that a new chapter in its history was about to be written. Who really knew then that this “happening” would grow into the most important and defining tradition of the department? Decades later, this yearly event continues to inspire not only students and staff, but also the local art community. We continue to welcome top-flight national and international artists who represent a wide range of styles, themes and issues in their work. The impressive list of guest artists include Miriam Schapiro, Gronk, Lisa Congdon, and Stephen Silver, just to name a few.
OUR COLLECTION, OUR PERMANENT BLISS
The Fullerton College Art Department is indeed very proud to be in the possession of a very fine and envied collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and other objets d’art. As I wandered through our collection late last spring, I was immediately struck by the overall beauty of this modest, but precious collection of visual surprises. The Fullerton College Art Collection exemplifies what a college art collection should: education, inspiration, and the ability to move us all.