Past Exhibits

Photographs by Ken Light
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 to Friday, May 15, 2020
220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

Monsters and Others
Monday, Jan 28, 2019 to Friday, May 17, 2019
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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.

Kara Maria
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 to Friday, Dec 14, 2018
220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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

Michael Hall
Monday, Jan 29, 2018 to Friday, May 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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.

Jennie Smith
Monday, Sep 18, 2017 to Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017
220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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

Allan deSouza Painting Detail
Allan deSouza
Monday, Jan 23, 2017 to Friday, May 19, 2017
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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.

Spanish War Poster, courtesy Bancroft Library
Poster Art of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 to Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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.

UT-3255, Painting by Jerry Carniglia, 2015
Monday, Feb 1, 2016 to Friday, Jun 3, 2016
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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

Existent Lines I, 2006
Paintings by Andrés Waissman
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 to Friday, Dec 18, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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.

Painting by Nagasawa
Paintings by Craig Nagasawa
Monday, Mar 2, 2015 to Friday, Jun 12, 2015
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United States

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

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