The Fullerton College Art Gallery attracts the finest professional artists, encourages great student art exhibitions and maintains an extraordinary permanent art collection.

Faculty Biennial 2020

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

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.

Faculty Biennial 2020

Language Games

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

EXHIBITION CALENDAR

Fullerton College’s reputation is tied to the quality of its art exhibitions and visiting artists. These exhibitions include the works of established artists who participate in the Fullerton College Artist-in Residence Program, the works of local emerging and mid-career artists, borrowed works of public and private collections, as well as the artworks of students attending and enrolled in Fullerton College fine art studio classes. Fullerton College owns an impressive Permanent Art Collection, which is showcased biennially; alternating exhibition years with the Faculty Exhibition. The gallery goal is to show diverse exhibitions that represent various disciplines in art and span a wide range of curatorial theme and focus.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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.

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