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Friday, April 22nd, 2011 | Author:

Here is another upcoming show at UCSB, and I’m extremely happy to have the MFA students reaching out to spread the word about the shows there. It is not far away, but it is very easy to feel disconnected from the university, and I’m sure that many students there feel isolated from the art community in greater Santa Barbara. So, if I can help bridge that gap in some small way, I’m happy to do so.  Don’t forget that tonight there is a closing reception up there that features an exhibition boxing match….!

This next show will be a great place to see work by emerging artists who have finished the first year of the MFA degree. Make sure to check it out.

Event Title: “Yummier/Brainsickly”
Exhibition Feature: UC Santa Barbara MFA First Year review exhibition featuring Bessie Kunath, Emily Halbardier, Jae Hee Lee, Jared Flores, Nicholas Loewen, Rimas Simaitis, Ruby Osorio, Tim Brown, and Van Tran
Opening Reception Date/Time: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 from 7-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, May 3rd thru Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Exhibition Location: 479 Gallery and Project Space at UC Santa Barbara main campus
Gallery Hours: 12-4 Monday-Friday and weekends by appointment

Rimas Simaitis, "Vacuums" (2011)

Rimas Simaitis, "Vacuums" (2011)

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“Yummier/Brainsickly” is an exhibition of 1st year UCSB MFA candidates Bessie Kunath, Emily Halbardier, Jae Hee Lee, Jared Flores, Nicholas Loewen,Rimas Simaitis, Ruby Osorio, Tim Brown, and Van Tran.The work will feature a multifaceted approach to art making, includingpainting, installation, sculpture, animation, performance and experimentalsoundscapes. In addition to the work of individuals, a collaborative food tabledisplay will add meaning and depth to the show’s title.

“Yummier/Brainsickly” runs from Tuesday May 3rd through Wednesday, May11th, 2011. The opening reception will be on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6-9 pm.Regular gallery hours are M-F from 12-4pm and weekends by appointment;contact Tim Brown. Gallery 479 is the Art Department’s student-run exhibition space inBuilding 479 that features current creative endeavors by students and faculty atthe University of California, Santa Barbara. The gallery is available for one-weekexhibitions throughout the Spring, Fall, and Winter quarters.

*For high-res images, artist contacts or more information, contact Tim Brown at512.731.8605 or unotito@gmail.com

Monday, April 11th, 2011 | Author:

It took me a while to figure this one out when it first landed in my inbox. I’d never heard of the Old Gym Gallery 479. And an art show that focused on boxing… well that is just weird enough to get me really intrigued, especially when the closing reception for the show includes an exhibition boxing match. I’ve never been in to boxing, and I can’t say I know much about it. But I do love strange juxtapositions and this definitely qualifies there.

Make sure to check out the links below for all the information on the event and the gallery.

Art In Athleticism at UCSB's Old Gym GalleryART IN ATHLETICISM: THE FORM AND PHYSICALITY OF BOXING

OLD GYM GALLERY 479

APRIL 18TH – 22ND 2011

HOURS: GALLERY M-F @ 11-5PM // TRAINING FACILITY T/R @ 5-6PM

EXHIBITION BOUT / CLOSING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND, 5PM

FEATURING: DESIREE D’ALESSANDRO IN COLLABORATION WITH RAYMOND DOUGLAS

Old Gym Gallery 479’s sports and recreation imbued history is embraced in this exhibition that focuses on hybridizing the fields of Art and Athleticism. 10 student boxers from the local community will be on display alongside heavy bags and a full scale boxing ring. During Gallery hours, the space is pregnant with potential amongst the spotlit artifacts. After Gallery hours, the doors remain open and the house lights flicker on. Tuesday and Thursday evenings the space will be utilized as a boxing training facility where the featured student boxers make an appearance in honor of camaraderie and endearment for the Noble Art of Boxing. The show will close Friday at 5PM with an exhibition bout — a finale that can’t be missed!

Be sure to come to our Closing Reception and Exhibition Bout Friday, April 22nd @ 5pm. It’ll be a night to remember.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Press Release: http://desiree-dalessandro.com/PressReleaseArtinAthleticism.pdf

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207001692658853

Gallery Information: http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/facilities/gallery479

* Funding for this event has been generously provided by the University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate Division and Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Thanks is also extended to the Art Department, Duke’s Boxing/Fitness of Isla Vista and David Martinez Boxing.