Harris Art Gallery Hosts Multimedia Exhibition, ‘The Way of Things’

January 25, 2013 by University of La Verne

What: “The Way of Things” will be presented at the University of La Verne’s Harris Art Gallery from February 4 through March 14. Admission to this exhibition is free and the public is invited to attend.

A reception will be hosted on February 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m., welcoming the solo-exhibition by Los Angeles based artist, Melanie Nakaue. The multimedia installation introduces an artificial ecology, reflective of human nature through the integration of stop-motion animation, still-life portraiture and model scale sculpture. Nakaue’s animated lifecycle focuses on the fragility of beauty and the temporal nature of human existence.

When: Thursday February 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. (Reception)

Exhibit will run until March 14, 2013
Where: Harris Art Gallery at the University of La Verne
1950 Third Street, La Verne, Calif.

Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

Details:  A writer, designer and artist, Nakaue received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2004, and her BA from Scripps College in Art and Art History in 2001.

Her work has been showcased at University Art Gallery, California State University, Chico; AM NUNDEN DA, London; 533, Los Angeles, CA; Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival, Portland, OR; Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA; and Gallery 4F, Los Angeles, CA.

Contacts: Dion Johnson, Director of University Art Galleries, University of La Verne, (909) 593-3511 ext. 4273, djohnson@laverne.edu

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