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Last Minute Recommendations

First off, my apologies for not posting yesterday. If you're familiar with my Twitter feed or Instagram then you're probably aware that I was out of the state for the week. That's not to say being absent from the state is any excuse for missing a deadline. While I didn't have any exciting travel plans for this past weekend, these next upcoming weeks will prove to be quite busy. Here are a few of my recommendations!

Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

2 April 2015
Toulouse-Lautrec, "Le Divan Japonais," Color Lithograph, 1892
James Housefield, Assistant Professor of Design History, Theory, and Criticism from UC Davis, an affiliated professor of the Art History Department, and a former boss of mine, will be contributing to a Panel Discussion at the Crocker Museum this coming Thursday, 2 April 2015.

Housefield will be speaking alongside William Breazeale, Crocker Museum Curator, and Claire Goldstein, Associate Professor of French Literature and Material Culture. The panel discussion will coincide with the debut of the Crocker's new exhibit, "Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910." The three will converse on a variety of topics ranging from art to literature to ideas about modernity in a newly modern Paris centralizing around the turn of the twentieth century.

The talk will be concluded with a five-course dinner event curated by Matt Woolsten, chef and owner of the Sacramento SupperClub and Matteo's Pizza & Bistro, and inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec's own The Art of Cuisine.

Works by Miguel Arzabe and Juan Sorrentino
9 April - 17 May 2015
Miguel Arzabe

Verge Center will be collaborating with CULT |Aimee Friberg Exhibitions to present the works of Miguel Arzabe and Juan Sorrentino. Although the two artists work with two very different mediums, Arzabe with painting, video, and works on paper, and Sorrentino with video installations, the show will highlight both artists' works in conjunction with one another, playing off the other's style and influences. Both Arzabe and Sorrentino are interested in exploring the relationships between intention and gesture, modernist standpoints and indigenous crafts, and the reality of contradictions present in the human experience.

Alone, Together
10 April 2015
Emilio Banuelos

Alone, Together is a show featuring the photographic works of Joe Aguirre, Mike Aviña, Emilio Bañuelos, and Troy Holden. The exhibit will be hosted by Empire Seven Studios in San Jose.

This group show seeks to explore the multifaceted ways in which the human experience is splintered between extremes of solidarity and isolation. These experiences often sway between tension and transience which can be both liberating and confining. The photographs featured in this show will investigate the duality of public experiences which are pervaded with a myriad of isolating and connecting relationships. 

(All of the art works belong to their respective artists and are not the property of this blog.)

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