From April 24-May 11, 2012
This year, the Dean of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Rochelle Steiner, with USC Roski School faculty members Jennifer West and Chris Barnard, will co-curate the exhibition. The works in the student exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art represent the full range of courses at the USC Roski School and showcase the rich and varied approaches to contemporary art-making — from traditional representation to conceptually based projects.
“The arts are a vital force within our research university. This exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum — and the wealth of talent on display — is a reminder to our community of the critical role that the fine arts and design must play in developing creativity, critical thinking and an appreciation of our shared human condition,” said Steiner, an acclaimed curator and writer who as former Chief Curator of the Serpentine Gallery in London curated one-person and group shows with internationally acclaimed artists including John Currin, Ellsworth Kelly, Takashi Murakami and Cindy Sherman, among others. “Many of the undergraduates whose work was selected for the exhibition are not only fine arts majors, but also dual majors in a range of disciplines, and their work represents the mentorship and care of USC Roski School faculty in cultivating expression and encouraging students to articulate their ideas in a range of media.”
“The USC Fisher Museum of Art is proud to once again host the annual student exhibition. It is especially exciting to open this exhibition at the same time as the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The coincidence of the exhibition and the festival brings a big, often new audience to the USC Fisher Museum. We know that all of our visitors will celebrate the vital creative work of our USC students, shown as they will be, in a professional museum setting,” said Selma Holo, director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art and director of the International Museum Institute at USC.
The Annual Undergraduate Exhibition will be open for viewing during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, taking place on the USC campus from April 21-22, 2012, open from 12 noon to 4pm. For more information, go to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 5-7pm
Please note special hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 pm
Friday, May 11
10 am to 2 pm