Kellogg University Art Gallery Features NEXUS Exhibit


Kellogg University Art Gallery Features NEXUS Exhibit
Students sit and watch an installation by Isabelle Lutterodt at the NEXUS exhibit at The W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery.
Students admire the work of Sheila Pinkel at the NEXUS exhibit, which will be on display through Dec. 11.

The W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery is featuring NEXUS, an exhibition that explores with the intersection of race, class and gender. The exhibit, which is open and free to the public, will run through Dec. 11.

NEXUS presents new works by four artists from across the world  Isabelle Lutterodt, Sheila Pinkel, Alex Donis and Abdelali Dahrouch  who deal with some aspect of the intersection of race, class and gender. The exhibit includes photography, oil paintings and a video installation.

Lutterodt was born in England and uses her unusual genealogy  her father is from Ghana, her mother is British  to explore identity, fantasy and memory through created or found photographs and texts. She will travel to Ghana to create images of the landscape and, through a layering of the real and the metaphorical, explore the difference/sameness in the relationship to the African landscape of that of her white grandmother and herself.

Pinkel, a Los Angeles resident and an art professor at Pomona College,  has been making art with political themes since the 60's. In this exhibit, she speaks to the high rate of incarceration of people of color in California. She also addresses workers rights issues and unfair labor competition within the Prison Industrial Authority.

Donis, who describes himself as a queer artist and a feminist, uses art history to pay tribute to contemporary art-world women who have influenced and inspired him. By cutting out the extraneous background and focusing on the iconic pose and by substituting his woman of inspiration for the male and white subjects of history, he presents a critique of race, gender and class that is witty and humorous. Donis is a resident of Los Angeles.

Dahrouch is a conceptual media artist who lives in Los Angeles and works between the United States, France and Morocco. Born in Tangier, and raised between Morocco and France, Dahrouch emigrated to the U.S. in 1984 to pursue multimedia art as a vehicle to address the political and social issues in which he was immersed as an activist and writer. The video installation created specifically for this exhibition, “The Liquid Cemetery,” addresses Europe's methods for controlling the flow of immigrant labor from the south and the tragic loss of life in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery at (909) 869-4302.