Opening October 4, 2021 at the Louie-Meager Art Gallery, in the Smith Center for Performing Arts

unheimlich (unhomely),

paintings by Felicita 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...

www.felicitanorris.com
 

Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday 11- 4pm. And by appointment

www.ohlone.edu/artgallery

(510) 659-6176

Parking $4, 

 


 

 2021 Ohlone College Student Art Exhibition

The Artists Reception and Awards Presentation was help via zoom on Saturday, May 8th from 6:30-7:30pm

IN ISOLATION

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.

Exhibiting Artitst

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 Art Exhibition. Click on image to view the slideshow.
Click on image to view the slideshow.

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.

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Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh  is an Oakland based artist and educator. Her work explores memory, history, and personal narratives. A New York native, Ms. Oni-Eseleh attended The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and art. She has exhibited her work in spaces across the United States and internationally. Her illustration work has been featured in The LA Times, ProPublica and Teen Vogue.   
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C. Redwood Hill, Artist Statement:  It is Outside of the looming, formalist canons, is unclassifiable, and a unregistered third party voter.  with an Outsider perspective, and an interrogation of “fine” art, the exclusivity of academic art spaces, it is urgent to make images, objects, and as Toni Morrison succinctly describes, "do words". In efforts to contribute to the creation of newer, inventive myths that subvert, create space and wrench apart binaries of race, gender, and identity, words and images are combined to imagine embodied freedoms.  
Using painting and object making as methods for dismantling barriers formed and structuralism that casts diminutive gazes or condescension onto raced/black/cultural aesthetic, working to Reclaim them. In process, Red Hill works to reformat language, to center othered bodies, & create newfangled cultural Objects & Artifacts; imbuing them not as sites for the mining and relegating of culture and exotification of beauty/otherness, but rather as the sites for the inheritance of freedoms, liberation, and as foundations for and proof of an expansive (Afro) futurism & humanism. With Emphasis on the ideals of constantly shifting, rather than fixed, identities as part of a fundamental curiosity in fluid cultural aesthetics. Identity as expanding, not diminished. Pluralistic instead of monolithic.

 


Felicita Norris Art Talk

Thursday, February 18, 2021

You can view her talk at http://bit.ly/FelicitaNorrisArtTalkOhloneCollege