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October 12, 2017

Anthony Discenza was born in New Jersey in 1967 and currently resides in Oakland, CA. He received his undergraduate degree in studio art at Wesleyan University in 1990 and an MFA at California College of Arts and Crafts in 2000. Since the late 1990s Discenza's work has focused primarily on the omnipresence of mainstream media. In addition to his personal work, he devotes a great deal of time to HalfLifers, an ongoing collaboration with longtime friend and fellow video artist Torsten Z. Burns.

September 27, 2017 to December 30, 2017

Continuing a tradition of hosting challenging, exploratory exhibitions organized by student curatorial teams, the UMCA presents 5 Takes on African Art / 42 Flags by Fred Wilson.

September 15, 2017

Artist Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance.

September 12, 2017 to September 29, 2017

Brian Gaither’s large-scale monochrome paintings address ways that power is used to manipulate the masses - to divide and conquer. Depictions of iconic figures confront the viewer and conjure uncanny relationships against stark black canvas. Diffused light introduced through the use of tinted pigments, allude to apparitions of memory from the ruins of history.

September 12, 2017 to October 11, 2017

Herter Art Gallery is pleased to present Topsy-Turvy, an exhibition of selected sculptural works and drawings by Cynthia Consentino. Working primarily with clay, Cynthia dismantles and reassembles popular iconographies rooted in established values of beauty and gender. In this manner, she strips down, exaggerates, and inverts the familiar to explore the incongruities embedded in social stereotypes.

July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017

From July 31 through August 4, the Department of Art at UMass Amherst hosts a special, intensive summer course taught by industrial hygienist Monona Rossol through the Office of Continuing and Professional Education.