Pitzer Art Galleries exist to provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions for diverse audiences, students and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national and international context. The Galleries are comprised of two sites, the Nichols Gallery—committed to solo and group exhibitions by national and international artists both emerging and established— and the Lenzner Family Art Gallery—a space for risk and experimentation dedicated to emerging artists working in all media.
Support will go towards an exhibition catalogue accompanying the exhibition Juan Downey: Radiant Nature. This show will focus on Juan Downey’s earlier bodies of work, specifically his electronic sculptures, performances and “Life-Cycle” installations. Downey probed relationships between humans and machines, and critiqued the claim by ethnographers that they can be objective, uninfluenced by their own histories and cultural norms. The show is expected to run September 2017 through January 2018.