Gallerist Panel: MFA Summer Lecture Series 2012
The first conversation for the Guest Lecture Series Summer 2012 is a gallerist panel with Edward Cella, Mat Gleason and Erica Overskei. They will be discussing pressing issues in the art and design fields as it relates to students and other relevant topics concerning the art world and its museums and galleries.
Edward Cella is a founder and the director of Edward Cella Art + Architecture, located across from the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA) in downtown Los Angeles. Through his direction, the gallery has cultivated a solid reputation for representing and showcasing some of the best 20th and 21st century artworks and architecture.
Mat Gleason is a provocative critic for the Huffington Post and writer for Coagula Art Journal. He is described by Phillip Kennicot from the Washington Post as "a maverick LA art critic, insufferably cynical, always 'on' with a glib comment." Mat's recent project is opening Chinatown’s newest gallery, Coagula Curatorial, dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art. Known for his ability to spot rising talent, Gleason’s critiques for Coagula Art Journal have consistently spotted art trends, art movements and emerging individual artists on a national scale.
Erica Overskei is the gallery manager of Subliminal Projects, founded by artists Shepard Fairey and Blaze Blouin. Erica has extensive experience in galleries and museums having worked in the Gagosian Gallery, California Center for the Arts, and the San Diego Art Museum. Erica earned a graduate degree in contemporary art from Sotheby's Institute of Art.
This event will take place on Wednesday, July 11 in Darling 413, West Campus from 7:00-8:00pm. Free and open to the public.