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GCAC Main Gallery
Spitting Images Photography Show
July 5-August 24, 2008
Opening Reception: July 5, 7-10 pm

Project Room Gallery
“This used to be real estate, now it's only fields and trees.” Installation by Amy Caterina
July 5-August 24, 2008
Lecture series and workshops: July 19th and August 9th, 2008 11-4pm
Opening Reception: July 5, 7-10 pm

Rental and Sales Gallery
The Happy Show
July 5-27, 2008
Opening Reception: July 5, 7-10 pm



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GCAC Main Gallery
Spitting Images
Spitting Images surveys the work of 12 artists from Los Angeles and Orange County exploring unique interpretations of the photo-making process within a group dynamic.
Contributing Artists:
Robert Miller, Marya Alford, Leonard Correa, Janelle Morte, James Hill, Scott Angus, Elizabeth Tobias, Naida Osline, Chris Moore, Eric Stoner, Sandra Green, Mark Chamber

Project Room Gallery
“This used to be real estate, now it's only fields and trees.” Installation by Amy Caterina
In her first solo exhibition, This used to be real estate, now it's only fields and trees”, artist Amy Caterina presents a multi-media installation- a simulated landscape created by Caterina's video, photography and knitted objects. This exhibition is a further exploration of Caterina's Pseudo-Sod series, wherein the artist transforms Lion Brand “Fun Fur”, a common crafting yarn, into a knit replication of grass that carpets the floor, and coats several sculpted woodland creatures. Caterina creates fiber arts and video installation exploring human preconceptions of natural and urban environments, regeneration, decay, and the flora and fauna of her imagination. Amy Caterina is the current artist-in-residence at the Grand Central Art Center. A graduate of the CSUF Master of Fine Arts program, Caterina has been involved in the Santa Ana arts community for several years. She is the co-founder of Rat Powered Films, an organization dedicated to offering the screening of local to international art films in the Grand Central Theatre in Santa Ana, California.

The Grand Central Art Center is hosting two free workshops during the course of Amy Caterina's show. Visitors will work together with Caterina to create a knit project to be donated to a local dialysis center. Caterina will also be giving an hour-long lecture both days about the role of knitting in her artwork and her experience of the community-building nature of needlework. In conjunction with her exhibition, Caterina has received a grant from the Hoff Foundation to develop a website, http://www.freerangeknitting.com, as an extension and continuation of her installation work.

FOR MORE INFO:
http://www.amycaterina.blogspot.com, http://www.amycaterina.com

Rental and Sales Gallery
The Happy Show
Our group exhibition of over-the-top saccharine sweet, weird and wacky artwork in pursuit of happiness...or something far stranger.

UPCOMING GCAC SHOWS

Aspects of Mel’s Hole
Curated by Doug Harvey
A publication will be produced
September 6–October 19, 2008
GCAC Main Gallery and Project Room

Artist in Residence Installation
Alessandro Fornaci and Frank Martinangeli
Guest artists from Rome
November 1-December 21, 2008
Project Room

Richard Turner
Contempt Mandela
Installation and Publication
November 1-December 21, 2008
Contempt Mandala is a multi-media installation that takes, as its point of departure, Jean Luc Godard's 1963 film Contempt. While primarily about the making of a movie and the dissolution of a marriage, it simultaneously explores the creative process and the fragility of human relationships.

2009
Grand Central Art Center 10th Anniversary Exhibition
An exhibition featuring artists works from the past 10 years of exhibitions and programming presented by CSUF Grand Central Art Center in celebration of our anniversary. An exhibition catalog will also be produced and available at the exhibition.
February 7th–March 22nd
Main Gallery and Project Room Installation




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