Curated by Cindy Rehm
September 9 – November 23, 2019
Reception for the artists on September 10 from 6 to 8pm
In 1979, Nancy Buchanan made a fifty-eight second anti-advertisement with a male voiceover that marvels over the daily machinations of women. Like an anthropologist sharing his observations of a primitive tribe, his ironic awe reveals a position of authority. Women are the other, mysterious beings, who should always be approached with suspicion. This mistrust of women persists through time and can be seen in the persecution of witches, the invention of the female ailment called hysteria, and contemporary distaste for women’s ambition, especially in the arena of politics. Forty years after Buchanan made These Creatures, women are still grappling with issues around representation and autonomy. Female bodies are always under observation from the outside, and from within…”what secrets do they possess?”
These Creatures will derive from an intersectional feminist approach and will include female-identified artists who engage content that includes the performance and subversion of femininity, the monstrous feminine, the feminine as fetish, commodification of the female body, and expressions of female rage. Artists include: Johanna Braun, Virginia Broersma, Ursula Brookbank, Nancy Buchanan, Michelle Carla Handel, Carolina Hicks, Angie Jennings, Aubrey Ingmar Manson, Sarana Mehra, Heather Rasmussen, Jaklin Romine, Jinal Sangoi, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, and Kandis Williams.
Curated by Roman Stollenwerk
January 13 – March 14, 2020
Reception for the artists on January 14 from 6 to 8pm
In Fashion-Conscious, artists experiment with fashion as subject. The exhibition addresses the social, economic, and formal framework of fashion, including issues of labor, body image, class, luxury, branding, materials, and processes.
Student Invitational 2020
April 6 – May 7, 2020
Reception for the artists on April 7 from 4 to 6pm
Walk-through with the artists on April 22 from 1230 to 2pm
Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2020. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of this juried exhibition, featuring Chaffey College student artists. In this rigorous program, the selected artists work closely with faculty, the museum curators, and other art professionals to create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition.
Student Expo 2020
June 1 – 18, 2020
Reception for the artists on June 9 from 5 to 7pm
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Campus
CAA Student Gallery, Rancho Campus
Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2020. This annual student exhibition features a selection of the year’s best student work from art, photography, digital media, interior and fashion design classes during the academic year 2019-2020. Free and open to the public.