Opening October 4, 2021 at the Louie-Meager Art Gallery, in the Smith Center for Performing Arts
paintings by Norris
Exhibition on view October 4 - November 4, 2021
Felicita Norris will present an Artist talk, in the gallery, on Thursday, October 7th, 1:30-2:30 PM
Closing Reception: Saturday, October 30th, 5-7 PM. Parking $4, available in lots W & X, behind Smith Center.
Felicita received her MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University and a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Norris has been drawing and painting for more than 20 years and recently exhibited at Round Weather Gallery in Oakland and at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. Norris was named Honorable Mention for the Bennett Prize in 2019 and long listed for the Aesthetica Magazine Art Prize and featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, Future Now in 2018. Norris has exhibited her work internationally at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing; Leeds College of Art, the United Kingdom; Los Angeles; and San Francisco. She currently lives and works in the California Bay Area.
Art statement: By using everyday situations, symbols, spaces, and objects, I hope to reveal the complexities of the familiar to prompt curiosity and to draw the viewer inward. My paintings become a stage for figures and objects in confined spaces, depicting, at times, unsettling images that respond to social constructions and institutions, where the common thread is that the personal is political.
In creating relatable narratives that simultaneously hide and reveal, there exists a shift between the domestic to specific aspects of desire and longing; continually referencing obsessive fantasies and dreams culturally associated with the feminine psyche; the self-induced pleasure that comes from the euphoria of desire, and where self-control is simultaneously difficult, necessary, and painful...
Monday – Thursday 11- 4pm. And by appointment
The Artists Reception and Awards Presentation was help via zoom on Saturday, May 8th from 6:30-7:30pm
While isolated from family, friends, and other loved ones during a global pandemic, we've experienced astounding joy and unspeakable tragedy. Humans have the ability to mitigate the pressure of these experiences and transform these inescapable difficulties. Artists have done this time and time again, choosing to create in the hopes of a better tomorrow. Making the choice to create in any form, whether personal, political, or anything in between, is a powerful one. This exhibition showcases and honors those artists who have made that choice.This exhibition has been organized, curated, and installed by students in the Museum Studies and Gallery Techniques class, Art 117. Thank you to Dan He,Cazzie Embry, Kaylin Martin, and Miya Rowlands for your work on this project. Special thanks to Nhien Nguyen for her coding expertise.
Many thanks to the Olive Hyde Art Guild who has generously provide cash awards for artwork the jurors have selected as "Best in Show," and their 1st choice in the mediums of Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing, Graphic Arts, and 3-D Design. Thank you for supporting Ohlone College students as they pursue visual arts in higher education.
Juliana Abraham, Desiree Brown, Robert Campbell, Ram Charan, Natasha Cruz, Finn Cumberworth, Melody Dahho, Pooja Deshmuk, Daniel Doty, Cazzie Embry, Isa Felton, Erica Ashley Fernandez, Diosdado Galicha, Ania Gonzalez, Helene Ha, Hazel Han, Hedaya Hasan, Michelle Hom, Dan He, Shelley Hulseman, Andrew Huang, Casey Hui, Amanda Huiltron, Kassandra Albarrán, Adeline Jang, Anura Joshi, Harjot Khalsa, Emma Knab, Anastasiya Kotava, Miles, Laird, Omar Lara, Khanh Le, Chi Kio Lei, Alexa Llerenas, Ping-Jui Li, Kannika Lopez, Lori Lui, Xuija Mao, Kaylin Martin, Yun Mao, Lena Nguyen, Nhien Nguyen, Tammy Nguyen, Daisy Odell, Bryan Pan, Aline Phonphiboun, Jessica Poon, Jaimi Qui, Tanya Rahimi, Lisotha Ramasamy, Paripsa Rana, Praveena Ranganathan, Andrea Rodriguez, Aisha Bibi Rohani, Miya Rowlands, Rinna San Gabriel, Hannah Scherer, Natali Scherbarth, Veronica Then, Nicole Tran, Arpi Varonikyan, Kyla Veluz, Pamela Eve Vigil, Chieh Wang, Chieko Watanabe, Ryan Wilson, Laura Wong, Rain Xiong, Samuel Yang, Lihua Yu, Jiamao Yuan
Award Winning Art Works
2021 Student Exhibition Jurors
Thank you to our jurors, Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh and Redwood Hill, who have selected the work for this exhibition and the artwork receiving special recognition. They considered the artists' voice, the resonance and current context of the work, as well as, aesthetics, craft, and representation to make their selections. We thank them for the engaged and thoughtful attention they brought to our student's work.
Felicita Norris Art Talk
Thursday, February 18, 2021
You can view her talk at http://bit.ly/FelicitaNorrisArtTalkOhloneCollege