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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Lecture with Charles Gaines

Tue, February 6, 2007 • 5:00 PM • ART 1.120

Biography: Charles Gaines

Charles Gaines is a West coast-based, installation and Conceptual artist who has been working since the late 1960s. His art will be included in the prestigious Venice Bienale (Sept 10-November 27, 2007), organized by Robert Storr. In 2006, Gaines had one-person exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Projects in Los Angeles and at the Kapinos Gallery, Berlin, and a two-person exhibition, with Edgar Arceneaux, at the RedCat Gallery, Los Angeles and at the Lentos K

Presently, Gaines is represented by John Weber in New York, Susanne Vielmetter Projects in Los Angeles, and Brigitte March in Stuttgart. He has been represented by Leo Castelli in New York, Daniel Weinberg in San Francisco, Margo Leavin in Los Angeles, Dorothy Goldeen in Los Angeles, Young Hoffman in Chicago and Lavignes/Bastille in Paris. Gaines's art can be found in the collections of Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and Städtishche Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich among other institutions.

He has published several articles, including "Art and Culture: Metonymy and the Post Modern Sublime" in the exhibition catalog Snake River: Charles Gaines and Edgar Arceneaux, (Los Angeles, California and Linz, Austria: Redcat Gallery and Lentos Museum, 2006), "Art, Post History and the Paradox of Black Pluralism" in the journal Merge, "Surviving Alaska: Michael Joo's Sublime Transformations" in the catalogue for Michael Joo exhibition's at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Art Gallery, Boston, (2003), "Edgar Arceneaux's Search for Meaning Among Infinite Variations," in Afterall (2004), and "Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism" in the catalog for the exhibition of the same name at the University of California, Irvine (1993) and reprinted in Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, the book that accompanied the exhibit at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2005). He has curated a number of exhibitions at institutions that include Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California at Riverside, the University of California Art Gallery at University of California at Irvine, and Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA among others.

Currently, he is a Professor at California Institute for the Art in Valencia, California where he is respected for training and mentoring younger artists.

Sponsored by: CAAAS, College of Fine Arts, Dept. Art and Art History


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