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, land management, and land ownership. Smelling of smoke and shedding ash, these are landscape paintings of the new North American west.

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Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):

Sculpt It, SOU Sculpture Class, Group Exhibition

Sculpt It is a series of multimedia sculptures in which students develop an understanding of design and critical thinking in order to explore how various forms and materials come together in order to create meaning.

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Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Don’t Say Your Heart’s Not In It, Jae Lamar, Solo Exhibition

This show is dedicated to the memory of artist Jazmine B. Heard, a friend and inspiration to me over the last 7 years. Her passing radically changed my attitude about living each day with intention. This show is a love letter to our friendship, ambitions, views on Black representation in the fine arts world; but most importantly her unapologetic and electric enthusiasm for art. I owe her some color.

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Boise – Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Medford Photography Collaboration, Lindee Newman & Collaborators, Group Exhibition

Medford Photography Collaboration is a photography exhibit produced by more than 30 local models and photographers during a series of portrait slams in Medford. Essential collaborators were Medford business owners who graciously opened their spaces, or provided wardrobe for models. Each connection between model and photographer created a unique vibrancy and personal approach to every image. It is an example of how strangers, friends, artists, professionals, and amateurs can come together and create intriguing stories.

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Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Sadhana, Patrick Winfield Vogel, Solo Exhibition

Sadhana (साधन) is a series of ink compositions which grew from a curiosity in automatic drawing. The title is a Sanskrit term identifying the intrapsychic self-exploration which leads to transpersonal or telestic realization. It is a simple ode to the numinous forces which animate us and impart meaning to the creative process.


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Attached photos:

Cara Despain, it doesn’t look like paradise anymore, Charcoal

SOU Sculpture Class, Untitled, Wood

Jae Lamar, Plastic Venus, Vacuum form plastic, embroidery, & floss

Patrick Winfield Vogel, Untitled, Ink on rice paper

Lindee Newman, Medford Photography Collaboration, Photography