FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

California State University Fullerton Grand Central Art Center Presents:
A CSUF Entertainment Graphics Alumni Exhibition
GCAC Main Art Gallery and Project Room
February 2 - March 23, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 7 – 10 pm
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, March 1, 7 – 10 pm
Free Artist Lecture: Saturday, March 1, 3 – 6 pm

Subsumere: Assemblage
Barry Krammes, Rebecca Edwards and Janice Lowry

Rental and Sales Gallery
February 2 - 24, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 7 – 10 pm


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Main Art Gallery and Project Room:
A CSUF Entertainment Graphics Alumni Exhibition Group Exhibition
Artists Featured
: Edwin Alvarenga, Jeff Bacon, Helen Bayat, Ryan Batcheller, Phillip Cisneros, Tim Clark, Cliff Cramp, Michael Daley, Hans Dastrup, Ryan Di Donato, Sarah Dooley, Andy Engle, Eric Floen, Coby Gewertz, Eric Gonzalez, Christian Hill, Martin Hsu, Taesoo Kim, Heisuke Kitazawa, Jen Long, Larissa Marantz, Chris Miller, Bill Murphy, John O'Brien, Ron Pagenkopp, Cathy Pavia, John Puchalski, Ted Robledo, Cheryl Savala, Steven Stewart, Vin Teng, Rusty Tracy, Andy Tung, Eduardo Villacis, Jennifer Wood, and Rafael Zentil.

Perhaps in part because of the university’s proximity to Hollywood, undoubtedly along with the quality of instruction, the Cal State Fullerton art department has graduated hundreds of alumni who are now working in the entertainment industry. Indeed, the number of alumni in the industry has risen exponentially in recent years along with the growing success of our decade-old animation program.
 
Our alumni in the entertainment industry include writer and storyboard artist Ken Harsha of Electronic Arts whose credits include films such as The Prince of Egypt (1998), Treasure Planet (2000), and Shrek (2001); Emmy award winning matte-painter and special effects artist Eric Chauvin who has worked on television productions such as Star Trek-The Next Generation (1992, 1994), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992-1996) and Stargate SG-1 (1997), and movies such as The Mask (1994), Forrest Gump (1994), and Star Wars (1996); and Jeff Bacon whose agency Trailer Park is one of the major producers of movie trailers in Hollywood.
 
Cal State Fullerton has alumni who work for Disney, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Pixar, Sony, Paramount, and dozens of other studios and entertainment companies. They work on all aspects of the industry including graphic design, sculpting promotional toys, special effects objects, video game production, industrial packaging and promotional photography.
 
Free Artist Lecture: March 1, 3 - 6 pm
Professor of Entertainment Art/Animation Area and Visual Arts Internship Coordinator Dana Lamb will moderate a panel discussion featuring alumni members Jeff Bacon '80, Managing Director thedesignory Los Angeles; Cheryl Savala '94, Owner/Creative Director, Menagerie Creative, Tustin; Rusty Tracy '05, CG Animation Supervisor, Nickelodeon; Larrissa Marantz '97, Marantz & DiPaolo Designs; Justin Ridge '03, Lucas Film; and, Taesoo Kim '98.

Rental and Sales Gallery:
Subsumere: Assemblage

Subsumere: Assemblage investigates the assemblage art-making of Southern California artists:
Rebecca Edwards, Barry Krammes and Janice Lowry.

This exhibition unfolds individual experiments in the oeuvre of assemblage.

Rebecca Edwards’s artworks combine humor and irony to portray the reflective nuances of femininity. Edwards employs fairytale imagery with jarring signifiers of reality to create a hybrid of curious objects.
Barry Krammes creates environments that reflect place and time with seemingly familiar settings full of tension and mystery.
Janice Lowry, voted as artist of the year by OC Weekly for 2007, creates painted curios of found and made objects about travel, perception and memory. Lowry also presents a vast collection of water she has assembled from the far corners of the world.



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