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September 10, 2003
DH-03 TK 048
Contact: Kathy Zimmerer
Director, University Art Gallery
(310) 243-3333
e-mail: kzimmerer@csudh.edu
Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
e-mail: tknox@csudh.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

Cal State Dominguez Hills Presents
Art Exhibition Using Clay Medium

Exhibition includes a conversation with the artists and guest curator

CARSON, Calif: – “An Obstinate Art: Changing Images in Clay,” an exhibition featuring 30 ceramic sculptures by five contemporary artists will be on display in the University Art Gallery at California State University, Dominguez Hills between Sept. 16 and Oct. 9. The exhibit will feature items from ceramic artists Tetsuji Aono, Joanne Horton, Rich Mudge, Stephen Rivers and Kevin Stafford.

Jim Keville, ceramics instructor at the University and exhibition curator said: “These artists use recognizable imagery that has been transformed into clay in a witty and off-kilter fashion. Ranging from Tetsui Aono’s bizarre pop-culture icons to Joanne Horton’s vividly colored figurines parodying plastic surgery, the artists all tweak conventional imagery in their work.”

An opening reception for the artists will take place on Sept. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., and a conversation with the artists led by Jim Keville will be held in conjunction with the opening at 7 p.m. Keville is an accomplished local artist. The exhibition and related events are sponsored by the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students, Inc.

Admission is free to all gallery events. The gallery is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The campus is located at 1000 E. Victoria Street in the city of Carson near the junction of the Harbor, Artesia and San Diego freeways. Visitor parking permits may be purchased for $2 at the yellow dispensing machines at the front of each campus lot.

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