California State University Long Beach, University Art Museum

Pasadena Art Alliance

The University Art Museum, located on the campus of California State University Long Beach, is a unique cultural institution that champions new and often challenging ideas through wide-ranging exhibitions and provocative programs.  The mission of the museum is to present education and exhibition programs that blur the boundaries between visual arts and design, technology, music, and contemporary culture.

The exhibition “Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren: AND/OR” will be the focus of this grant.  This exhibition is a two-person collaborative 20-year survey that explores the work of the artists Fine and McCarren from their series “Currency and Continental Edge Dwellers,” incorporating sound, video projects, photographs, sculpture, and performance.  More than 25 pieces will be presented exploring what it means to live on an “urban edge” of the Pacific Ocean and to dwell on the continental edge – some of the most exclusive and expensive space on the planet that is also fragile and threatened.  The show is planned for September 10, 2016 through December 17, 2016.