Past Exhibits

Livia Stein

Monsters and Others
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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Livia Stein's paintings depict tentative and often failed efforts at communication between human beings and other beings — whether animal or monster, real or imagined.

Luminous Disturbances

Kara Maria
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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction.

Remnants

Michael Hall
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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Michael Hall, an artist whose perspective is deeply shaped by his family’s military background, presents Remnants, a selection of paintings on display at the Townsend Center.

New Drawings

Jennie Smith
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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Through the Black Country

Allan deSouza
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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Allan deSouza, chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice, presents an exhibition that reenacts and upends the traditional colonial relationship, positioning modern-day England as the object of investigation by an explorer from Africa.

Incite the Spirit

Poster Art of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

This selection of digital prints, drawn from the collection of the Bancroft Library to mark the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), showcases political posters designed by leading graphic artists of the era. Harnessing the communicative capacity of imagery and text, these pieces give striking expression to the anti-fascist Republican cause in its fight against Francisco Franco and the Nationalists.

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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Abstract expressionist Jerry Carniglia found in aerial landscapes of the American West a point of departure to create layered, spiritually evocative paintings.

MULTITUDES

Paintings by Andrés Waissman
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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Andrés Waissman is an emblematic figure in the world of contemporary art. His work conveys not only a visual but also a deep philosophical and political statement—a whole body of thought rendered through images.

Close To Home Yet Far Away

Paintings by Craig Nagasawa
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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Craig Nagasawa’s work combines the technical aspects of Japanese/Nihonga painting techniques with the personal vision of a third-generation Japanese American.

HARD WORDS: Memory & Death in the Wild West

Prints by Peter Rutledge Koch
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| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

For the past forty years Peter Koch has cultivated a cross-media dialogue between art, philosophy, and literature. HARD WORDS is thirty-seven prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents; manuscript journals and newspaper engravings; accompanied by short legends (one and two syllable messages) by the artist and hand-set in antique lead and wood type. The prints are accompanied by selected texts appropriated from the journals and letters of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Ross Cox, William T. Hornaday, L.A. Huffman, Elers Koch, and others.