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"I started with the issue of the way in which individuals have a sort of disconnect from the larger systems that we vote, and the way that we have these big systems...

"Structure #4" from the Material series. (Detail, click to enlarge.)

Art Department senior Erick Medel writes, "I re-present physical manifestations of class structures at the intersection of photography and sculpture. My work deals in constructions of normativity, and their role in repression today.  

Pablo Pueblo 2016
by Alex Perez

For Rubén Blades, Pablo Pueblo, and the songs to liberate two and a half continents.

Mary by Molly

The Porter-Sesnon family name is well known to many faculty, staff, and students at UC Santa Cruz.

"My recent work expands on my previous theme of the body relationship to individual and private and personal objects. And now, extending into exploration - the movement of the body in space, and the time continuum that refers to migration, globablization, transportation, and mobility."

Jimin Lee

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea is an unlikely setting for an art gallery. Established in 1953 as part of an armistice agreement that ended three years of brutal war, the DMZ is a 2.5-mile-wide band that runs 155 miles across the Korean peninsula, serving as a buffer zone between the two countries. Yet a new art gallery does actually exist in that strange locale. And this spring and summer, the Yeongang Gallery has been featuring Global Station: Until the Next Voyage, a solo exhibition by UC Santa Cruz art professor Jimin Lee, running April 19 to July 30.

NEA Grants, Art Works

Professors Recognized for Their Outstanding Documentary Film Work

IRWIN 2017

Love, Sex, Tenderness, & Trauma: Irwin 2017

"Housing Crisis," sculpture and performance. Wood, cardboard, home materials, 4’ x 4’ x 6.5', February 2015.

Art Department senior and Irwin Scholar Jairo Banuelos creates sculptures and performances which investigate how race and class identities prevent people from accessing certain privileges  such as education, housing, and more.

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