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Los Angeles Exhibition to Include UCR Artists


Los Angeles Exhibition to Include UCR Artists

Supersonic 2009 will run in conjunction with Los Angeles Art Show Jan. 22-25.

(December 19, 2008)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Works of art by three UC Riverside graduate students will be included in a student-run exhibition of artwork in Los Angeles in January.

Supersonic 2009, an exhibition of art by nearly 100 Master of Fine Arts candidates from eight Southern California graduate programs, will run in conjunction with the Los Angeles Art Show Jan. 22-25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A.

UCR students whose work will be displayed are Alison Walker, sculpture; Christine Frerichs, painting; and Kate McPeak, installation, video and sculpture. All three work in more than one medium.

In addition to the University of California, Riverside, participating graduate programs include those at Art Center College of Design, Claremont Graduate University, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and University of Southern California.

Now in its fourth year, Supersonic 2009 will showcase Southern California’s tradition for producing emerging artists and solidify the region’s reputation as a creative center with numerous innovative institutions of higher learning and ground-breaking graduate programs in fine arts.

Show hours will be as follows: Thursday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The first Supersonic show was originated by Art Center College of Design in 2004 and held at Art Center’s campus. It has since been held at the L.A. Design Center in South Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park. The success of these three exhibitions prompted the Los Angeles Art Show to offer the student organizers of Supersonic 2009 space in their new home at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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