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Jan. 25
DH 05 PH070
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Cal State Dominguez Hills Art Gallery presents
“ A Multiplicity of Vision: The Society of Layerists Exhibition”

A conversation with the artists Jenny Badger Sultan, Bill Carmel, Claudia Chapline, Marianna Love and Juliet Wood will be held in conjunction with the opening on February 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Art Gallery.

CARSON, CA - The University Art Gallery at CSU Dominguez Hills will present the exhibition, “A Multiplicity of Vision: The Society of Layerists,” opening on Feb. 3, and continuing through March 8. The exhibit features varied art media by contemporary artists, all members of the California Chapter of The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.

The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLMM) was founded in 1982 by Mary Carroll Nelson, an art author and artist, and Alexander Nepote, former professor of art at San Francisco State University and the California College of Arts and Crafts. Since then, the group has exhibited internationally and published related books including their latest publication, The Art of Layering: Making Connections, co-edited by Mary Carroll Nelson and Nancy Dunaway.

According to founder Mary Carroll Nelson, “Layering is an art of synthesis which benefits from earlier art developments-Symbolism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism-that were devoted to probing the psyche for image and metaphor.” Materials range from modern media such as ink-jet printing to traditional oils and watercolors. Highlights include Jenny Badger Sultan’s painted meditations on the war, Bill Carmel’s dynamic wood, steel, bronze, copper assemblage, “Cliffhanger,” Claudia Chapline’s fluid ink and paper installations, Pat Cox’s poetic assemblages of found objects, Diana Wong’s glowing paintings of the cosmos and Juliet Wood’s jewel-like canvases.

Also included in the exhibition are the artists: Mary Crest, Sally K. Dimas, Janaia Donaldson, Linda Doherty, Eileen Downes, Renee G. Eaton, Jaleh A. Etemad, Elizabeth Hack, Mary Hughes, Ara Leites, Marianna Love, Sonia McKenna, Rosalia Mariz, Lynn C. Mikami, Hanne-Lore Nepote, Dori Pendergrass, Annemarie Rawlinson, Allyson R. Rickard, Sheila Sondik, Teddi Steyer, Mimi Chen Ting, Jean Warren, and Edwin H. Wordell.

An opening reception for the artists will take place on Feb. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the University Art Gallery. A conversation with the artists will be led by Juliet Wood and Marianna Love, past and current Coordinators of the California Chapter of the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the book, The Art of Layering: Making Connections, will be available for purchase during the opening reception.

The exhibition and related events are sponsored by the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students, Inc.

For more information, please contact: Kathy Zimmerer, University Art Gallery
(310) 243-3334,

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 $2.50 at the yellow dispensing machines at the front of each campus lot.

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