Strange Comfort

Strange Comfort

Officially announcing Strange Comfort, an LGT! exhibit happening in January 2014 at the Da Center for the Arts in Pomona, CA.  The show is being curated by Conchi Sanford, and will include her work along with Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Chuck Feesago, Ivan Farmer, Betsy Lohrer Hall, and possibly more artists.  The show will include Painting, Drawing, Installation, and Monumental Sculpture.  Here is a preview of the show graphic:

Show graphic for Strange Comfort. burning shackpostcard

Show graphic for Strange Comfort


ReModel 2 Sculpture Education Symposium

ReModel 2 is happening tomorrow.  It is free and open to the public!  LGT!’s YOU ARE HERE show is in dialogue with this event and its participants.   Check out the lineup!

RSVP Here:

ReModel 2 Sculpture Education Symposium

ReModel 2 Sculpture Education Symposium

ReMODEL 2: Expanding the Dialog
Sculpture Education Now

Claremont Graduate University
Garrison Theatre
231 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
October 19th, Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Reception: 4:30pm
In Conjunction with ReMODEL 2 Exhibition:

September 3, 2013 to October 25, 2013
Peggy Phelps & East Gallery
251 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
The Claremont Graduate University Art Department is pleased to host the 2013 ReMODEL 2 Sculpture symposium as part of its Bradshaw Conference Series on Saturday, October 19th from 9:30am-4pm at the Garrison Theatre. This event is free and open to the public. Over twenty internationally recognized artists from across California Universities and Colleges will present papers and dialog on the current state of sculpture pedagogy.
ReMODEL 2 looks to explore the responsibility within sculpture for handling critical theory and maintaining an ongoing and inclusively expansive dialog. As sculpture has experienced an incredible trans-disciplinary revolution over the past 50 years ReMODEL 2 explores the intersection of art and disciplines as varied as digital, video, time-based, performance, sound, light, installation, public practice, engineering, computer science, cultural studies, identity politics, literary theory, cultural hegemony and historiography.

Concurrent with the symposium will be an exhibition of the artists at the CGU Art Department Galleries, who are presenting including faculty from: Claremont Graduate University, Scripps, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, CCA, OTIS, Cal Arts, Art Center, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, Cal State Long Beach, San Francisco Art Institute, and Hunter College.

ReModel 2 sculpture Education Symposium

ReModel 2 sculpture Education Symposium





YOU ARE HERE review in IE Weekly

Recently, LGT!’s show YOU ARE HERE: Installations and Space Expanse received a write up in the Inland Empire Weekly.  The show was curated by Jacquleine Bell Johnson and Jennifer Frias.  Participating Artists: Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Jeremiah Thomas Catling, Patrick Faulk, S. A. Hawkins, Matthew Hillseth, Patrick Quan, Chelsea Rector, and Conchi Sanford.

You can read the review here:


It’s not too late to see the show!  We are having our closing Reception tomorrow night, following the ReModel2 Sculpture Symposium.


The symposium details:

YOU ARE HERE show details:


Jennifer Frias

Jennifer Frias was co-curator for LGT!’s YOU ARE HERE: Installations and Space Expanse show.  She is the associate curator at the Sweeney Art Gallery at UC Riverside’s ARTSblock. Her curatorial projects focus on contemporary art, video and photography with emphasis on identity, technology and pop culture.
She has organized exhibitions such as “Jesper Just: Sirens of Chrome,” “RENDER: New Construction in Video Art” with artist/curator, Jeff Cain, “Even Better Than the Real Thing: The Art of the Uncanny,” “Metadataphile: The Collapse of Visual Information” with Lilia Lamas, “JEFF&GORDON: Play Against, and Your Donations Do Our Work: Suzanne Lacy and Andrea Bowers” in which she was part of a curatorial team with Tyler Stallings and Shane Shukis. She is currently working on an exhibition that focuses on the influence of artistic styles and movements of the 1980s and its resurgence in contemporary art today. She is co-founder of the artists/curators collaborative Sixpack Projects where she and her team organizes events and exhibitions at phantom gallery venues in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire.
Linked below is an article Jennifer has written about artist Patrick Quan who is also in the YOU ARE HERE show:
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You can find out more about Jennifer here:
artists, tried to nap on a cloud but fell to the ground

Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Dan Taulapapa McMullin participated in one of our first LGT! shows: tried to nap on a cloud but fell to the ground.  During the opening he also read a poem from his newly published book Coconut Milk.

Dan’s work from that show is below, and you can see more of his work at his website:

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artists, Plastic Sunshine

Jacqueline Bell Johnson

Artist Jacqueline Bell Johnson, from the group show Plastic Sunshine.

From The Center

Steel, wood, copper, coffee.

This image is from the project Crit Sessions, curated by Jennifer Frias.  Her sculpture is in the middle.

from the center