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The Cube

SJSU MFAs View 3D Gallery
Poster image for The Cube

Statement:

The Cube is designed as a traditional gallery space: a square with grey walls and a wood panel floor. The visitor enters the Cube through a portal from the front page of the exhibition, which is designed like a museum lobby.

Directly in front of the entrance is a wall with three oil on paper paintings titled Red Handed, by Michelle Frey.

Accessible Alt Text: Brightly colored abstract paintings made with shadow drawings of hands with almost recognizable objects. Drawn with charcoal, oil pastel and oil paint on Arches oil painting paper, then mounted on wood panels.

Image Description: Three works on paper hung side by side, one vertical, one horizontal and again a vertical. All three are bright colored abstract paintings with some sort of hand or hands in them. Bright turquoise, green, blue reds and oranges. Caught "red-handed" in our culture's current dialectic struggles. This forming series of abstract oil paintings attempts to grasp the confusing forces of societal culpability while holding on to what we value.

The visitor can click on the paintings to be directed to the artist’s website: www.atelierfrey.com

Proceeding to the right of the exhibition space, there is an oil and gesso on canvas painting by Peter Moen titled We Stand on Each Other’s Shoulders.
Accessible Alt Text: Integrated group of people standing on each other’s shoulders.
Image description: Integrated group of 8 people standing on each other’s shoulders. Only the middle person is complete, the others are partly out of the picture plane. The background is abstracted land that makes the group appear to be very high in the air.
The visitor can click on the painting to be directed to the artist’s website: www.petermoen.com

Proceeding to the left of Moen’s painting, there are two silver gelatin print photographs by Hunter Ridenour. The two are 9 inch by 9 inch black and white collage images.

The one on the left is titled River Walk.

Accessible Alt Text: A male figure floating above a river

Image description: River Walk depicts a male figure floating above a river winding in through the frame. The figure’s body is twisted slightly with legs facing to the left and upper body to the right. There are 4 arms extending in an arch, low to high, extending in a pointed gesture away from the figure. Additionally, there is a large California Poppy flower floating above and obscuring the head of the figure.
The one on the right is titled Hands Down.

Accessible Alt Text: A large California Poppy flower on top of a beach scene.
Image description: Hands Down also includes a large California Poppy flower at the very center of the image. The background is a beach scene with rolling waves. Descending from the flower are three arms, at three different lengths reaching downward. These are the same arms from River Walk .
The visitor can click on the photographs to be directed to the artist’s instagram: www.instagram.com/hunterthegatherersf

Proceeding to the left of Ridenouer’s work is a triptych of Polaroid photographs by Heather Brown titled Stumped.
Accessible Alt Text: Three polaroid photographs placed side by side.
Image Description: Three images in the style of a polaroid photograph. Each one contains a black and white image of a tree stump.

The visitor can click on the photographs to be directed to the artist’s website: www.heatherbrigs.myportfolio.com

The visitor continues the tour along a perpendicular wall.

The first image on the right side of the wall is a 17 inch by 14 inch silk screen print by
Lucia Znamirowski, titled Freaking Chordy.

Accessible Alt Text: A girl laying backwards in a pink leotard and black oxford shoes over a chair
Image Description: In the center of the drawing is a girl laying backwards in a pink leotard and black oxford shoes over a chair with her face obscured. The background is yellow and there is a blue laundry bottle to the right of the chair and a white cat on the girls knee.
The visitor can click on the screen print to be directed to the artist’s website: www.luciastudio.com

Continuing to the left, there are two photographs of two ceramic sculptures by Larisa Usich.

The photograph to the left is titled In Another World.

Accessible Alt Text: Ceramic sculpture of figurative bust listening to music with a content expression.

Image Description:

Ceramic sculpture of female figurative bust with eyes closed and peaceful expression. She is listening to music through black shell-inspired headphones, and has blue hair in motion with a textile texture imprinted. A green collar imprinted with lace patterns rises up from her shoulders toward her head.

The photograph to the right is titled Balance.

Accessible Alt Text: Ceramic sculpture of head and neck upside-down balanced on top of small pedestal

Image Description: Ceramic sculpture of head is upside-down and balanced on top of a very small pedestal. It is life sized with a white crackle engobe finish and black lace pattern imprint on top of head. The neck and top of shoulders face upward, creating an open vessel.


The visitor can click on the sculptures to be directed to the artist’s website:

To the left of Usich’s work is a digital photograph by Ian Gerard Fabre titled This Guy.

Accessible Alt Text: Digital scan of a Donald Trump mask centered in the frame, drop shadowed and on top of periwinkle background.

Image Description: Digital scan of a centered, smashed, and upside down Donald Trump mask centered in the frame, drop shadowed and on top of periwinkle background.A digitally executed work including high resolution and enhanced color saturation.

The visitor can click on the digital image to be directed to the artist’s website: www.ianfabre.com

Turning 180 degrees from Fabre’s work, there is a still image slideshow by Josie Lepe titled Quarantine 2020

Accessible Alt Text: Video collage of still images of seven year old twins at home during quarantine.

Image Description: Video collage of still images of seven year old twins; Rosalyn and Edward. Scenes of family daily life as it is confined and altered by a global virus. Depictions of laughter, love, anxiety, restlessness and release.

The visitor can click on the digital file to experience the full one minute 2 second slideshow and to be directed to the artist’s website: www.josielepe.com

Turning back 180 degrees from Lepe’s works, on a perpendicular wall to the left is an alternative process photograph by Katharine T. Jacobs titled Bouquets for the Dead.

Accessible Alt Text: Cyanotype Botanical print on Newsprint
Image Description: A piece of newsprint from the New York Times with the headline reading “The Human Toll.” On top of the full page text of the newspaper there is a large blue circle just off center to the right. The circle is a deep indigo blue cyanotype with the silhouette of eight California poppies, stems and leaves growing from the bottom of the circle, the shapes of the flowers reveal the newsprint beneath and they are contained within the dark blue circle that surrounds them.

The visitor can click on the image to be directed to the artist’s website: www.katharinetjacobs.com

Turning 180 degrees, there are three photographs by James William Moore.

The photograph on the left is titled Daily News.
Accessible Alt-text: digital photograph with man sitting reading newspaper
Image Description: low saturated digital image of a man sitting in 1960s midcentury modern hotel lobby reading a newspaper. There are no other people in the image that includes chandeliers, brass railings, and a red cut-out lit curving wall.
The photograph in the center is titled Alone with Dino.
Accessible Alt-text: digital photograph with man sitting at a bar with Dean Martin on the screens above his head.
Image Description: black and white digital photograph of a man sitting in 1960s midcentury modern hotel bar drinking a cocktail while a black & white image of Dean Martin performing appears on the nine monitors over his head. Two female bartenders stand off to the right side ignoring the bar patron.
The photograph on the right is titled A Moment Alone.
Accessible Alt-text: digital photograph with man standing at urinal in a bathroom
Image Description: black and white digital photograph of a man standing at the far right urinal in a hotel bathroom that has been decorated with shiny black tiles. He is alone in the bathroom.

The visitor can click on any of the images to be directed to the artist’s website: www. Jameswilliammoore.com/lonelypalmsprings

The visitor can now continue to the right to exit the exhibition space.

Artworks in this room:

Daily News

James William Moore

MFA - Photography

Lonely Palm Springs
Daily News

Alone With Dino

James William Moore

MFA - Photography

Lonely Palm Springs
Alone With Dino

A Moment Alone

James William Moore

MFA - Photography

Lonely Palm Springs
A Moment Alone

Ray of Hope

Peter Moen

MFA- Pictorial Oil and Gesso on Canvas

Website link
Ray of Hope

Hands Down

Hunter Ridenour

MFA- Photography Silver Gelatin Print Collage

Instagram link
Hands Down

River Walk

Hunter Ridenour

MFA- Photography Silver Gelatin Print Collage

Instagram Link
River Walk

Red Handed - Fruit

Michelle Frey

MFA- Pictorial oil in paper

Website link
Red Handed - Fruit

Red Handed

Michelle Frey

MFA- Pictorial oil on paper

Red Handed

Red Handed

Michelle Frey

MFA- Pictorial oil on paper

Website link
Red Handed

Stumped

Heather Brown

MFA- Photography Polaroids

Website link
Stumped

Quarantine 2020

Josie Lepe

MFA - Photography Digital File/mov

website link

THIS_GUY

Ian Gerard Fabre

MFA- Photography digital file

website link
THIS_GUY

Introspection through Isolation

Heidi Alonzo

MFA- Pictorial mixed media paint on paper

website link
Introspection through Isolation

Balance

Larisa Usich

MFA- Spatial clay, underglaze, enbobe

Instagram link
Balance

Leading Lines

Heidi Alonzo

MFA- Pictorial mixed media paint on paper

website
Leading Lines

In Another World

Larisa Usich

MFA- Spatial clay, underglaze, glaze

Instagram link
In Another World

Freaking Chordy

Lucia Znamirowski

MFA- Pictorial screen print

Website link
Freaking Chordy

Boquets for the Dead

Katharine T. Jacobs

MFA- Photography Alternative Process Photography

Website link
Boquets for the Dead

Matriarch Triptych

Katharine T. Jacobs

MFA- Photography Alternative Process Photography

Website link
Matriarch Triptych

underwater

JWM