Chaffey College Spring 2018 Exhibits


Work by Pável Aceved. Photo by Maranda Gonzalez 

Work by Pável Aceved. Photo by Maranda Gonzalez 

This Spring, the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art at Chaffey College is presenting two exhibits available for viewing now through March 10, 2018. 

One of the two exhibits is an installation called Rainbow Apocalypse by Macha Suzuki. The name of Suzuki's installation is inspired by "the end of the world" based off the Mayan calendar prediction. Suzuki has expressed that the gradient of colors creates a rainbow and is a symbol of hope and peace for new beginnings. The installation is created with repetitive stencil work and the color is derived from both acrylic and spray paint. Suzuki has had his work exhibited regularly for the past ten years in galleries and museums. Suzuki currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and works as an assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University. 

The second exhibit is a mural called OAXACALIFORNIA by Pável Acevedo. Acevedo's mural is inspired by immigration and how people are effected after they cross the border to their new life. There are tiny details that make references to certain parts of the immigration journey in his mural. The name OAXACALIFORNIA itself is a combination of Oaxaca, Mexico (where Acevedo immigrated from) and Riverside, California (where Acevedo currently lives). Acevedo's work has been exhibited in museums not only in the US, but also in Canada and Mexico. Acevedo currently works teaching printmaking workshops across Southern California.

Due to the renovations happening to the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, both exhibits are being housed in the Center for the Arts building on the 2nd floor of the Chaffey College Rancho Campus. 

Related Events: 

New Worlds: Exploring Identity and Transformation through Visual Art on February 26, 2018 from 12:30-2:00 pm in CAA-218

Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop: Macha Suzuki on March 8, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 pm in CAC-105

All events are free and open to the public, but space is limited. 

Photos by Maranda Gonzalez