University Art Gallery Presents In-Depth Surveys by Two Local Artists

Pippen Taylor exhibitionsRon Pippin: Crossing the Axis, A Survey 1985-2014” and “Camilla Taylor: A Conversation, Relief Prints, Monoprints and Sculpture” are two concurrent solo exhibits by two Los Angeles artists who work in figurative imagery in widely varying media and styles. Pippin’s found object art pieces are richly embellished assemblages, while Taylor’s paper and fabric sculptures are highly stylized and anthropomorphic.

The exhibits open on Wed., Jan. 29, and continue through March 19 at the California State University, Dominguez Hills University Art Gallery.

WHAT:      “Ron Pippin: Crossing the Axis, A Survey 1985-2014″ and “Camilla Taylor: A Conversation, Relief Prints, Monoprints and Sculpture”

WHEN:     Jan. 29-March 19, 2014, Mon.–Thurs. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Opening reception Wednesday, Jan. 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

WHERE:   University Art Gallery, LaCorte Hall, A-107, California State University, Dominguez Hills,  1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747

COST:       FREE

INFO: or call (310) 243-3334

Ron Pippin in his Studio

Ron Pippin in his Studio

A survey of Pippin’s vast and intriguing work in assemblage will include his eerie, densely layered books, his sculptural animals recreated out of discarded skeletons, found objects and other accoutrements, and other mythic figures and vehicles. With his obsession for lyrical detail and his potent expression of inner struggles, Pippin’s archetypal figures and animals become visual poetry.

A multi-media artist, Taylor creates prints, illustrations, consumer objects, sculptures and more, drawing upon her interest in the figure that she filters through her unique design aesthetic and concepts. Her narrative prints, multiples, and 3D objects center on dark, monochromatic figures that have an energy all their own. She also is involved in a dizzying array of other projects including her “Portrait Project,” her “Paper Craft” series and her “Among Us” series.

Camilla Taylor in her Studio

Camilla Taylor in her Studio

In conjunction with the opening reception on Jan. 29 from 5:30–7:30 p.m., both artists will participate in a question and answer session at 6 p.m. in the University Art Gallery.

The gallery, located in La Corte Hall A-107, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Admission is free.

CSU Dominguez Hills is located at 1000 E. Victoria St. in Carson, near the junction of the Harbor, Artesia and San Diego freeways. Visitor parking permits may be purchased for $5 at the yellow dispensing machines in each campus lot.

These exhibits are presented by the College of Arts and Humanities and sponsored by the the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students, Inc.

For more information on the exhibitions at the University Art Gallery, contact Director Kathy Zimmerer at or visit



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