What: “Transcend,” an exhibition of operate by visible artist Toni Scott
When: November 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022, Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m and by appointment
The place: CSUDH College Library Multicultural Artwork Gallery (5th Flooring)
Contact: College Library, (310) 243-3700
(Carson, CA) – The Multicultural Artwork Gallery at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) proudly offers “Transcend,” an exhibition of operates by Southern California based visual artist Toni Scott now on perspective as a result of April 30, 2022.
Scott’s do the job frequently explores her ethnicity as a descendant of African, Indigenous, and European American ancestry. Her art offers the queries: Are we 1 people today, or do traces of demarcation define our humanity? And how can we come collectively as 1 race, the human race, in larger unity?
A single of the will work on exhibit is “Ascend,” made from queen palm fronds, wooden, and acrylic paint. Scott can take inspiration from queen palm trees, which merge compressive energy with grace to stand up to big storms – bending and bouncing again with resilience.
Other sculptures include things like “Mangbetu Woman,” sculpted from fiberglass, and “I Just can’t Breathe,” 1st designed in 2009 as a response to the murder of Oscar Grant, and recast in 2020 in reaction to George Floyd’s murder. The exhibition also incorporates a number of of Scott’s paintings which shell out homage to her indigenous heritage and evoke meanings tied to the non secular and ceremonial practices of her ancestry.
“Transcend” is a section of an ongoing multi-year creative collaboration between Scott and the university which was announced past yr and continues as a result of 2023.
“Toni Scott’s creative mastery is inspirational, considered-provoking, and persuasive. The themes contained within her get the job done, such as race, identity, culture, and inequity, align flawlessly with the ethos of CSUDH – a university firmly rooted in its mission of social justice,” reported CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham. “We are very pleased to spouse with Ms. Scott and are humbled that she has decided on the CSUDH campus to help spotlight her creative endeavors.”
Viewing hours for “Transcend” are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday by way of Thursday, or by appointment. For far more information contact (310) 243-3700.
The Multicultural Art Gallery is situated on the fifth floor of the University Library at CSUDH, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson. For a map and directions, pay a visit to csudh.edu/directions.
About Toni Scott
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Toni Scott is a multi-media visual artist whose installations and individual artworks explore her African, Indigenous and European American heritage. Her seminal exhibition “Bloodlines” debuted at the California African-American Museum operating for a few several years and obtaining funding from the Annenberg Basis. “Bloodlines” has appeared at museums and galleries throughout the United States and overseas in countries which includes South Africa and Asia. Her “Bloodlines: DNA and the Family of Mankind” was chosen for exhibitions by two big museums in China: The Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology in Beijing, and the Changzhou Museum in Jiangsu Province, the place Scott grew to become the to start with global artist to get a solo exhibition.
Scott been given her Bachelor of Science in Global Relations at USC and a Master of Fantastic Arts at UCSB. Scott life and will work in Santa Barbara. Her studio is located on land that dates back hundreds of decades to when Indigenous individuals from the Mikiw and Kutamu stay. She also serves as a visiting lecturer of sculpture in UCSB’s Section of Art.
About California State College, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Dominguez Hills, centrally found in the better Los Angeles South Bay area, is a design urban university with a vast array of educational programming, giving accessible, high top quality, and transformative training to college students aspiring to be successful and thrive in a advanced, global society. Since 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills has served a various group of learners and educators collaborating to improve life and communities for the far better. A nationwide product and laboratory for university student accomplishment, the college delivers a established path to possibility and social equity, advancing a college or university-centered tradition in the communities it serves while providing critical assets of knowledge, talent, and management to the increased Los Angeles area and further than. These days, CSU Dominguez Hills boasts over 100,000 alumni – doctors, scientists, engineers, educators, entrepreneurs – who are leaders in schooling, health and fitness, technologies, enjoyment, community service, and business enterprise, creating a big difference in their fields, in people’s lives, and in their communities. For a lot more information and facts, visit www.csudh.edu.