PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

ABOUT THE GALLERY

The Luckman Gallery is 3,600 square foot space located at the top of the Street of the Arts at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Since its inaugural exhibition in 1994, it has emerged as one of the most respected galleries in Los Angeles.

GALLERY HOURS

MON-THURS+SATURDAY: 12-5

FRI+SUN: CLOSED

Saturday
Mar282015

MELANIE NAKAUE: OMENS

 

On View March 28 through May 23, 2015

Employing experimental animation, sculpture, installation and photography. Melanie Nakaue creates a psychological space that focuses on the use of the figure in sculptural traditions and techniques.  All in a way to reinscribe the depiction of affliction.

The works in the exhibition are inspired by historical figurative sculptures. Neolithic Japanese clay figurines (dogū) of the Jōmon period. Made by women who often depicted animal and female hybrids. Whom some believe have talismanic properties. Early Venus sculptures and late 19th century sculpture in the round are points of interest. These subjects exist as mythologies for works in the exhibition that explore the dichotomies surrounding mortality and aesthetics.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 6-8 PM.

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.

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