Programming

 

Although Gallery 51 doors are closed to the public, we are excited to bring you alternative programming. As we all continue to adapt, this page too will be updated to reflect changes. We thank you for your continuing support and look forward to your participation.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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February

Spring 2021- Exhibition Hostile Terrain

Hostile Terrain

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Originally scheduled for September 2020, we have postponed the exhibit to Spring 2021 as a result of COVID-19.

Gallery 51 is honored to partake in this participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation will simultaneously take place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally. To learn more about this project, visit their site here.

 

 

Thursday February 11: Theatre Thursday, Jeremy Winchester & May Beattie, 5 pm EST

Jeremy Winchester

Use this LINK to register in advance.

A recording of this discussion will also live on the BCRC YouTube playlist for later viewing. 

Join us for the first Theatre Thursday of the spring semester with Jeremy Winchester, Associate Professor, and Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at MCLA.  Jeremy will share with Gallery 51's May Beattie, what productions will be offered this Spring Theatre Season!  

 

Saturday February 13: A Tourist in Your Own Home Virtual Opening/ Panel Discussion at 2pm EST

Jisoo Chung                                     Image by Jisoo Chung

Use this LINK to register for the opening.

A Tourist In Your Own Home is an online exhibition, curated by artist, Shasha Dothan. Along with four artists Dothan invited, who are also immigrants to the United States, they created video works about their 2020 experience. This exhibition looks at each immigrant’s struggle with the notion of home. Is the new country you live in your home? Is the country you were born in your home? Being confined at home for the last few months due to Covid 19, immigrant artists may struggle even more with the questions of displacement. As executive orders are signed, that seem intended to change the lives of immigrants in the US are signed, uncertainty is a common factor in everyday life. The fears and hopes of the immigrant are in question, many not knowing what their future will look like. The questions about home and feeling like you don’t belong become more difficult.

 

Thursday February 18: Gallery 51 Featured Artist Series - Ilana Savdie at 5pm EST

Headshot of artist Ilana Savdie

Use this LINK to register in advance. A recording of this discussion will also live on the BCRC YouTube playlist for later viewing.

We want to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe. This week's Featured Artist, Ilana Savdie, was raised in Barranquilla, Colombia and Miami, FL and is now based in New York. Ilana received her MFA in Painting/Printmaking at Yale University in 2018 and her B.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. She has since been included in numerous exhibitions across the globe. Ilana is currently a fellow at NXTHVN in New Haven Connecticut and will be an artist in residence at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy in 2021. To learn more about her practice, click here.  

 

Thursday February 25: Gallery 51 Featured Artist Series - Papay Solomon at 5pm EST

Headshot of the artist Papay Solomon                                                                            Image by Puspa Lohmeyer

Use this LINK to register in advance. A recording of this discussion will also live on the BCRC YouTube playlist for later viewing.

We want to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe. This week's Featured Artist, Papay Solomon is a Phoenix-based painter and Liberian war refugee. Papay Solomon lives in the space between two worlds, the world of his adopted home in America and that of his African heritage. His work boldly attempts to reconcile the two into a cohesive whole, with an artistic vision tempered by his formal education in the West and at the same time wildly alive with the indelible imprint of his home country. Known for his paintings of fellow members of the African diaspora, Solomon uses the vocabulary of classical works of art with a modern spin. To see more of his work, click here.  

 

 

March

Thursday March 3: Theatre Thursday, Program Discussion with Erica, Jeremy, and Special Guest at 5 pm EST

MCLA theatre prouction still

Erica and Jeremy will be joined by Sara Katzoff, adjunct instructor and devisor/playwright/director of one of our two spring show pal-imp-sest: 2021 remixes. Sara, a longtime Berkshire fixture in avant garde theatre-making, will chat with us about how she has partnered with the students to create a brand-new play out of whole cloth, for and about the MCLA student body. Use this LINK to register. 

 

Thursday March 11: Gallery 51 Featured Artist Series - Galia Linn at 5pm EST

headshot of artist Galia Linn

Use this LINK to register. A recording of this discussion will also live on the BCRC YouTube playlist for later viewing.

We want to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe. This week's Featured Artist, Galia Linn, is a sculptor and site-specific installation artist living and working in Los Angeles. Linn constructs relationships between subject, object and their environments by creating elemental tensions; a delicate balance between the mediums’ limits and Linn’s exploration with life’s imperfections. Galia Linn has shown nationally and internationally, and is part of numerous private collections in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, Brussels and Tel Aviv.  She is also the founder of Blue Roof Studios in Los Angeles California. For Galia's full biography, click here. To learn more about her practice, click here

 

APRIL

Thursday April 1: Theatre Thursday, Discussion about the MCLA production of Midsummer Nights Dreams with Erica, Jeremy, and Special Guest at 5 pm EST

MCLA theatre production still from A Midsummer Night's Dream

For our final "Theatre Thursday," David Lane will join Erica and Jeremy to discuss his production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. David is an adjunct instructor, and is a master mask-maker and puppeteer, and will share with us how his experience in multiple story-telling modes has shaped this production of Shakespeare's great play. Use this LINK to register. 

 

Thursday April 8: Gallery 51 Featured Artist Series- Matt Manalo at 5 pm EST

Matt Manalo Headshot

Use this LINK to register. A recording of this discussion will also live on the BCRC YouTube playlist for later viewing.

We want to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe. This week's Featured Artist, Matt Manalo, is an artist and community organizer. He was born and raised in Manila, Philippines and has called Houston, Texas home since 2004. He received his BFA in Painting at the University of Houston. He runs a community-based alternative art space called the Alief Art House and founded Filipinx Artists of Houston. Matt Manalo creates work which involves elements of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Being a first generation immigrant, Manalo discusses his experiences navigating around the physical and social structures of society while exploring social issues like erasure, colorism, and colonial mentality in his work. Click HERE to learn more about Matt's practice.

 

Thursday April 22: Gallery 51 Featured Artist Series - Alan Nakagawa at 5 pm EST

Alan Nakagawa Headshot

Use this LINK to register. A recording of this discussion will also live on the BCRC YouTube playlist for later viewing.

We want to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe. This week's Featured Artist, Alan Nakagawa, is an interdisciplinary artist primarily working with sound and occasionally incorporating video, sculpture, drawing, painting, performance, food and most recently perfumes. He has combined his passion for audio recording, visual arts, archiving, hidden cultural memory and the mechanism of listening; a robust and eclectic art career. Nakagawa has been the Artist in Resident for the Pasadena Buddhist Temple through Side Street Projects since 2019. Nakagawa was the first Creative Catalyst Artist in Resident for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. He has presented his work at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, the Orange County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is a recipient of two Art Matters grants, City of Los Angeles Artist Fellowship, California Community Foundation Mid-Career Artist Fellowship and a Monbusho Scholarship. He received a Masters of Fine Arts from University of California Irvine and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Otis/ Parsons School of Art and Design. To learn more about Alan's practice, click HERE