Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following:   it doesn’t look like paradise, Cara Despain, Solo Exhibition Sculpt It, SOU Sculpture Class, Group Exhibition Don’t Say Your Heart’s Not In It, Jae Lamar, Solo Exhibition Sadhana, Patrick Winfield Vogel, Solo Exhibition Medford Photography Collaboration, Lindee Newman & Collaborators, Group Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: January 11th – January 25th, 2019   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  it doesn’t look like paradise, Cara Despain, Solo Exhibition These paintings are pure carbon from burnt debris collected from the recent, extremely intense fires in California. These transformer explosion-induced fires leveled entire towns and burned thousands of acres in minutes. These events point to the larger phenomenon of increasingly severe and prolonged fire seasons in the western states–both in wildlife-urban interface zones and in back country areas. Landscape painting has long sought to idealize territories, often for expansionist purposes and this was particularly true in the American context. The paradises depicted in the paintings were both harbingers of the consequences to follow and denials of the realities of colonization, resource extraction, […]