California State University, Dominguez Hills is pleased to welcome the “10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition” to the University Art Gallery for a one month showing from February 2 to March 1. The University Art Gallery hosted the fourth, eighth and ninth editions of this popular exhibition in 1992, 2004 and 2007. Organized by the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Art Gallery, the 10th edition will feature 80 sculptures small enough to fit into a shoebox by a roster of well-known international artists.
The shoebox sculpture exhibit concept grew from the desire to expose the public to a wide variety of ideas, styles and materials in contemporary sculpture, as the small scale art makes it easy to ship and display. An invitation-only exhibition, this triennial has attracted a large number of well-known artists from Hawai’i, the U.S. mainland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Norway, The Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. To create their sculptures, artists have used almost every imaginable medium. Cast metal, carved wood, blown glass, woven fiber, paper maché, molded clay, found objects, glass beads and feathers have been components of Shoebox sculptures.
The opening reception for the exhibit’s stop at CSU Dominguez Hills will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A conversation with sculptor James Fuhrman, who lives and has a studio in Glenmoore, Penn., will be held at 6 p.m. that evening in the gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue with a photograph of each work and biographical information about the artists.
This exhibition is sponsored by the University of Hawai’i Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Humanities, and supported by grants from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Gulab and Indru Watumull Grant for Museum Studies in the Arts. Presentation of this exhibition at the University Art Gallery at CSU Dominguez Hills is sponsored by the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students, Inc.
The exhibition continues through March 1. Admission is free to all gallery events. The gallery, in La Corte Hall Room A107, is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
For more information, contact the gallery at (310) 243-3334 or click here.