2016/2017 MIOSSI GALLERY EXHIBITS
VANISHED:: A Chronicle of Discovery and Loss
Across Half a Million Years
January 19 - February 16
Vanished: A Chronicle of Discovery and Loss Across Half a Million Years is a transdisciplinary project involving two visual artists, a philosopher, creative writer, volcanologist, and graphic designer. Collectively, the six artists explore four lost icons and consider how society assembles the past through fact, fiction, and myth. The results are an interconnected collection of new and historic photographs, illustrations, sculpture, sound, and writing.
Watch the artist panel discussion on youtube at https://youtu.be/63CdA2ciJQQ
The four vanished icons are:
The Missing Mount Tehama: A Vanished Stratovolcano (600,000 B.C.)
Mount Tehama is an eroded andesitic stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Range in Northern California. A combination of continued hydrothermal activity and erosion removed the central cone of the volcano, leaving a large caldera which can be seen today.
A Return to Deer Creek for Ishi, “the last of the Yahi” (1911 - 1914)
Ishi (1861 –1916) was the last member of the Yahi, a group of the Yana of California. Widely acclaimed in his time as the "last wild Indian" in America, Ishi lived most of his life completely outside modern culture. At 50 years of age, in 1911, he emerged near the present-day foothills of Lassen Peak, CA.
Sudden Void: The Fall of the Hooker Oak (1000 - 1977)
The Hooker Oak was a nearly 1,000-year-old large valley oak tree in Chico, CA, that fell in 1977. The tree was nearly 100 feet tall and the circumference of outside branches was nearly 500 feet.
A Columbian Mammoth in Bidwell Park: Lost, Found, Then Lost Again (10,000 B.C. - 2001)
In 2001, a Columbian Mammoth tooth was found in Bidwell Park in Chico, CA, but later lost during a cleaning.
Read an interview with Byron Wolfe - photographer and Vanished project director.
Byron Wolfe Interview
JUAN D. GRANADOS::Pump Series - Parte Dos
November 4 - December 9
“Interdependence is a reoccurring theme in my work… the basic ideas surrounding the current body of work are merging the concepts of a pump-like form from previous work with organic subject matter such as seeds, roots, leaves, and general vegetation forms to create the current organic and mechanical wall forms.” – Juan D. Granados
DON SUGGS::Arguing the Landscape
August 19 - September 16
Works from three different periods of the artist's work
(mid-80's paintings, mid-90's composite photographs,
and current digital prints), which aim to challenge
preconceptions of the "picturesque" and the role of "landscape."
September 30 - October 28
New and recent graphite on Bristol drawings along with a selection
of never-before-exhibited preparatory sketches and notes.
2015/2016 MIOSSI GALLERY EXHIBITS
MINEKO GRIMMER::Intermittent Composition
August 24 – September 25
Natural elements, time and gravity create resonating sounds
and a serene and meditative environment.
JORGE ARREOLA BARRAZA::Espacio de Paz
October 2 – October 30
Through photographs and performance, Barraza creates
conceptual“spaces of peace” to counteract the psychic
trauma of violence in contemporary Mexico.
SARA FRANTZ::East of Middle
November 6 – December 4
“Often disregarded built environments whittle,
shape, and define our experience of modern landscape.”
ROBBIE CONAL EXHIBIT
January 19 – February 19
“In my street art I try to tickle people into thinking along
with me about social and political issues.”
CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA
February 29 – March 25
Garcia’s layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales draw
from vintage and pop culture for a satirical slant on modern society.
NIKHIL MURTHY::Invisible Abundance
June 20 - July 28, 2016