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Gilah Hosts Artist Joyce Kozloff at CSUDH

Gilah had the great pleasure of hosting Joyce Kozloff as visiting artist for her university, CSUDH.

On March 6 in Ballroom B of the Loker Student Union, Joyce presented a public lecture on the last 25 years of her cartographic art, followed by a lecture surveying public art generally, as well as conducting a critique of work in progress for Gilah’s Mural Class.

Friday, March 9 Joyce will be guiding a university van tour of public art in downtown LA, (including her own work which is displayed in the Metro) for the Mural Class who will also be given a special tour of the Metro public art in various stations conducted by Barbara Lashenick, Founder of the Metro Art Docent Council.

Additionally, along with current exhibitions, MOCA curator Anna Katz will be giving CSUDH students an expository tour of the murals on the exterior walls of MOCA.

“Next Dimension” by Gilah Yelin Hirsch included in OCCCA Exhibition: Music for Your Eyes

Gilah’s painting, Next Dimension has been selected for inclusion in the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art’s upcoming exhibition: Music for Your Eyes, February 3 – March 10, 2018.

Opening Reception: February 3rd 6-10 p.m.

Closing Reception: March 3rd, 6-10 p.m.

Peter Frank, Juror

“All the arts in common aspire to the condition of music,” Walter Pater wrote, indicating the uniquely abstract and immaterial nature of the art of sound. In modern times, that condition of inherent subjectivity has helped liberate the more ‘concrete’ art forms — especially visual art. We thus have a trail of artwork inspired by music cutting through the 20th century and into the 21st. As an artist, how do you give form to your response to music? What does music look like to you? How do you balance your observations with your feelings in response to “organized sound” (as Edgard Varèse called music)? Is your work designed to accompany music, reflect it, or embody it? — Peter Frank

Materiality vs Spirituality: Eskimo Cultural Suicide in Nunavut With No Word or Concept for Future

November 29 Gilah will be traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam to give her presentation: Materiality vs Spirituality: Eskimo Cultural Suicide in Nunavut With No Word or Concept for Future, at the International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism (ISARS) conference: Expanding Boundaries: Ethnicity, Materiality and Spirituality which is being held at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Dec 1 – 4, 2017.

After the conference, she will spend three weeks on a comprehensive tour of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.