California State University, Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are by design accessible and transformative. The university is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. It welcomes students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow. The University Art Gallery is committed to providing work which involves the local community and engages the regional contemporary art dialogue.
This grant will support the exhibition and scholarly publication for Lauren Halsey: The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project, an exhibition of new work by artist Lauren Halsey. Halsey will use her signature Afro-funk style to create an immersive installation, which is a further component of her monumental Hieroglyph project, in planning for four years to date. In this exhibition, Halsey will create an installation using her iconography to expand upon her relationship to the local community and the university’s social justice history, and will create components of the monuments for the Hieroglyph project in public spaces on campus. The exhibition will be on view from April to December 2020.