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Television Series Presents Los Angeles-area Artists at UCR.

UCR-produced Television Series Presents Los Angeles-area Artists at UC Riverside

UCTV will air “Chaotic Scrutiny,” which presents the artists talking to undergraduate students.

(April 26, 2005)

Two Los Angeles-area artists discuss their work during the UCR-produced television series “Chaotic Scrutiny,” which will have its primetime premier at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30 on UCTV.

During the first installment in this four-part series, which is titled “Chaotic Scrutiny: Contemporary Artists Talk about Their Work,” sculptor Jason Meadows and photographer and videographer Enrique Méndez de Hoyos show and discuss their art in front of an audience of UCR undergraduate students.

Meadows uses commonplace items to create representational objects. He recently had shows in New York and London. Méndez de Hoyos’ work includes the use of credit cards, visas, driver licenses and other forms of personal identification to examine the role these documents play in the construction of the individual. His exhibit “Observaciones: Enrique Méndez de Hoyos” is currently being shown at the UCR/California Museum of Photography.

“Chaotic Scrutiny” is an outgrowth of the UCR course, Art 180: Contemporary Issues, Contemporary Practice, which is required for all students who major in Art. The program is produced by Jim Brown, manager of UCR’s video production unit, and edited by UCR Film and Visual Culture student Nicole Gonzales.

“The purpose of the course is to expose art majors and non-majors to a breadth of contemporary art by inviting prominent artists to come and speak to them about their very diverse practices,” said Art Assistant Professor Amir Zaki, who teaches the course.

The second installment of “Chaotc Scrutiny,” is titled “The Low and High in LA Art” and premiers at 8 p.m. on May 21. Jan Tumlir, guest curator at the UC Riverside Sweeney Art Gallery’s recent exhibit “The Lateral Slip,” discusses the interactions between "pop" and "high" culture as mediated by a variety of Los Angeles artists.

Sculptor Taft Green and video artist Michelle O'Marah will discuss their work during the final two programs.

UCTV will air the programs at additional times. A complete schedule is available at The 24-hour educational channel, broadcasts interviews, lectures, documentaries, and performances from the campuses and national laboratories of the University of California. UCTV is available to Inland area residents on Charter digital cable channel 95 and Dish Network satellite channel 9412 and online at

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

A broadcast studio with fiber cable to the AT&T Hollywood hub is available for live or taped interviews. UCR also has ISDN for radio interviews. To learn more, call (951) UCR-NEWS.

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