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Sep 05
A New Generation of Artists Blur the Lines Between Ceramic Sculpture and Craft at The Doyle

Brittany Mojo and Jackie Rines —both recent UCLA graduates —explore the outer realms of ceramics in a new exhibition at Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, on display from Sept. 5 until Oct. 10. 

"Renovation Clay: Brittany Mojo & Jackie Rines" is curated by The Doyle's director Tyler Stallings and premieres new work from each artist. Mojo and Rines, each in their own way, investigate the histories of gendered objects. Vessels, chairs, lamps, tools, bikes, and furniture, and even the domestic space of dictators, are subverted by blurring the lines between fine art and design, ceramics and clay. 

A preview reception for the artists will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5–7 p.m., and there will be an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 3–5 p.m. Rines will give an artist talk in the gallery on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m., and Mojo will give an artist talk in the gallery on Monday, Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m. Admission to all events is free. 

"Both Brittany Mojo and Jackie Rines are at the forefront of a new generation of ceramic artists in California who continue to dissolve the lines between craft and sculpture; following in the footsteps of the California Clay Movement, dating from the 1950s," says Stallings.

Brittany Mojo received her BFA in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach and her MFA from UCLA in 2016. She taught ceramics and sculpture at Orange Coast College, and is now full-time faculty at Cuesta College in the ceramics department. She is a member of the artist-run collective, TSA LA. Her most recent exhibitions were at The Pit and A-B Projects, both in Los Angeles. 

Based in Los Angeles, Jackie Rines received her BFA from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred. She has been awarded a Jerome Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis and has been a resident at Henry Street Settlement in New York City. She is an instructor of ceramics in the Orange Coast College art department. She is a member of the artist-run collective, TSA LA and has been included in recent group shows at Hilbertraum, AALA, and Durden and Ray. 

The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College focuses on contemporary visual culture and creates dynamic programming that inspires interaction and dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and local and international communities. 

Concurrent exhibitions in Fall 2019 include:

 

  • "Empty Vessel — Amir Zaki," Sept. 19–Dec. 5, Main Gallery
  • "Renovation Clay: Brittany Mojo & Jackie Rines," Sept. 5–Oct. 10, Project Gallery
  • "Flag, Sail, Wing: New Collages by Richard Kraft," Oct. 24–Dec. 5, Project Gallery

 

Admission is free for all exhibitions. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and First Saturdays, Noon until 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Fridays and school holidays. 

The Doyle is located next to OCC's Parking Lot D, off Merrimac Way, building 180, between Starbucks and the Art Center classrooms. For additional information, call (714) 432-5738, or visit The Doyle website.