How are young artists responding to the changing environment for art in the world of Facebook and Twitter? Seven UC Davis student artists will share their thesis exhibitions offering a range of responses starting Friday, June 3, at the Nelson Gallery on campus. A reception is planned that day from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
“This small group of dedicated young artists offers a sneak peek at the concerns and investigations that will surface in contemporary art over the second and third decades of the 21st century,” says Nelson Gallery director Renny Pritikin.
Of the seven artists receiving their master’s degree in fine arts, three are painters — Mathew Zefeldt, Matthew Taylor and Manuel Fernando Rios. Two students are showing elaborate video and media art projects — Jen Cohen and Benjamin Rosenthal. Two are showing sculpture — Lisa Rybovich Crallé and Paul Taylor, who is also showing documentation of outdoor sculpture.
The Nelson Gallery is on Old Davis Road in the former University Club; the exhibit will remain up through June 24. For more information, visit http://nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu.