Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

University Art Gallery

Art is Magic

Photography Now?

October 3 through November 1

Alternative process photography exhibtion, featuring the work of six exciting artists: Daniel Herrera, Niniane Kelley, Margo Duvall, Kathleen McDonald, Brittney Cathey-Adams, Eliana Cetto.

These artists combine modern digital technologies with historical processes to make unique and powerful images.

Heather L Johnson

November 6 through December 5

Heather L Johnson is an artist working in multiple mediums. Currently, she is involved in a long term project entitled, In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful, a motorcycle journey, artist residency and roving art project that entails the placement of hand-embroidered art works all over the United States, Mexico and Central America.

“I am currently living a nomadic life, now in Mexico via my Triumph Tiger 800.I grew up moving from place to place, with dramatic cultural transitions defining each move. This process, along with an entrenched fondness for motorcycles and long road trips, has inspired my ongoing investigation of rootlessness, of moving through space without connecting to it. My work examines spaces from the perspective of an outsider looking in, positioning the viewer to gaze intimately at things that are temporary, generally ignored, or distorted by memory.”

Aaron Draplin

January 9 through February 6

Draplin Design Co. does it all: print, identity, web development, and illustration. Clients include: Nike, Wired, Burton Snowboards, Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Field Notes, Esquire, Timberline, Chunklet, Incase, Giro, Cobra Dogs, Hughes Entertainment, Megafaun, Danava, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration.

“We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night.”

Sheila Pepe

February 20 through March 13

Common Sense is an ongoing installation performance that Pepe calls “practicing for the end of ephemera.” The installations are large-scale crocheted drawings -- informed by Modernist abstract compositions as well as late 20th century notions of de/construction. Audience-turned-participants “unravel” the art, transforming the drawing into raw materials for making their own scarves, hats, socks, etc.

Annual Student Exhibition

April 16 through May 15

The very best of graphic design, studio art, and photography compete for prizes and bragging rights.

BFA Exhibitions

May 29 through June 14

The final event. The big send off. The last hurrah. The culmination of a career at Cal Poly. Featuring illustration, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, and sculpture from Art and Design's graduating Fine Art and Photography Seniors.