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Alex DeCosta
Gallery Director
Email: alex.decosta@gcccd.edu
Phone: (619) 644-7299

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Current Exhibition(s)

Sara Parent Ramos

Greater Than

Sara Parent-Ramos

March 8 – April 4, 2018

Thursday, March 8 
Student-Artist Collaborative Workshop | 10AM - 2PM| Hyde Art Gallery
Opening Reception | 4 - 6PM | Hyde Art Gallery
 
“When looking at a strand of hair with our naked eye, one sees a smooth, whole filament. However, through a microscope, the same filament is segmented, an assembly of different parts and subtler structures.”
 
Sara Parent-Ramos’ brightly colored and complex sculptural works are an investigation of the classic Aristotelian adage, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The Artist's upcoming exhibition at Hyde Art Gallery will explore how larger structures arise through the interaction of smaller and simpler parts. Derived from the visual imagery of our internal organs and their microbiomes, these scaffolded manifestations of biological processes on display represent the invisible structures supporting the human body, psychology, and society.
 
During the artist workshop on March 8, students will need to consider the seemingly chaotic functionality of these astounding diverse systems and create sculpture and two-dimensional pieces that speak to their understanding of an individual’s relationship with these structures. The fragments that students produce will then be added to the larger collaborative installation in the gallery.
Womens History

Dont Hold Still

March 8 – April 4, 2018
Wednesday, February 28
Tintype Workshop with Catherine Segura | 9:30AM - 2:30PM | Hyde Art Gallery
Thursday, March 8
Opening Reception | 4 - 6PM | Hyde Art Gallery
Wednesday, March 14
Tintype Workshop with Rizzhel Mae Javier |  9:30AM - 2:30PM | Hyde Art Gallery
For the past four decades, Sandra Small has been collecting cabinet cards, a style of photographic portraiture that was popular toward the end of the 19th century. These images provided a fascinating illumination of the expectations of women prior to the suffrage movement. Holding still for the lens, turn-of-the-century women were required to strictly follow a set of standards ranging from proper dress, learned etiquette, limited education, and a strong moral behavior including full submission of their reproductive rights. Women were silent captives. Passed from father to husband, women were essentially property with few legal rights. Freedom from male dominance carried considerable shame for the independent woman. These formal cabinet card portraits are modeled by the male gaze and deliver what was characteristic of women of this era.
 
Today, reignited and refusing to hold still, women have marched
globally these past two years, raising their voices for humanity’s rights and freedoms. #Metoo and #timesup call for action against sexual harassment, violence against women, equal pay for equal work and a woman’s right to choose. Throughout the entertainment and music industries, the arts and photography, women are exploring and attempting to define what is the female gaze, redefining how women are conveyed through a feminine vision and with a vehement voice. All acknowledge that our future is still fraught with inequality and both men and women must confront injustice in all parts of the world as well as in our daily lives.
 
In addition, to the display of cabinet cards which will include a timeline of the American sufferage movement and various curios of period photograph paraphernalia, Hyde Art Gallery will be hosting two tintype workshops. Like the antiquated photographic process of cabinet card making, tintypes enjoyed widest use during the late 19th century, produced using a coated thin sheet of metal as support for the photographic emulsion. Local photographers Catherine Segura and Rizzhel Mae Javier, both specializing in the production of tintype photographs, will lead their own workshops on February 28 and March 14 respectively.
GALLERY AND PARKING INFORMATION
Due to construction of Grossmont College's new Theatre and Visual Arts complex, a majority of the southern side of parking lot #1 has been fenced off. Additional parking can be found on the other side of parking lot #1 between Building 23 (Sculpture) and Building 32B (Childhood Development Center). It may take some additional time to find parking and walk to the gallery during this construction period. We regret any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Gallery’s daily hours are Monday to Thursday from 10AM to 6PM, and on Fridays by appointment only. We are closed Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays. Visitors are required to purchase a $2 one-day parking permit at a vending machine located in any parking lot.  For the evening of the opening reception, parking passes will be complimentary. To obtain a pass, enter code 2282 into any machine.

Contact

Alex DeCosta
Gallery Director
Email: alex.decosta@gcccd.edu
Phone: (619) 644-7299

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