Current Exhibition

The University Art Gallery is delighted to present Jered Sprecher's House of Leaves, an exhibition of paintings and drawings that play with technologies of representation and the mediation of experience. Visual information fleetingly encountered is caught, mulled over, and reworked. Images of birds, plants, flowers, and natural light, glimpsed through phones and on tablet screens or in banal stock photographs, is translated into intensely vibrant, gorgeous paintings that hover "in the sliver of space between abstraction and representation," and demand attention and contemplation. 

House of Leaves will be on view in the UAG from February 2 through March 28, 2021.

To protect the health of those on and off our campus, in-person visits to the exhibition are reserved for students, faculty, and staff of the University already on campus. A video and slideshow tour will be shared at the link below, after February 2.

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About the UAG

The University Art Gallery fulfills an essential role on campus. Devoted to exhibitions of contemporary art, the UAG fosters innovation and creativity, and experiential and visual learning. UAG exhibitions encourage conversation beyond the classroom, between all the members of our community, and a welcoming and diverse campus community.

Academic Engagement

Working together, faculty members and the Director and Curator of Academic Engagement build productive ways for UAG exhibitions and events to support courses across the curriculum. Students contribute to exhibitions and programming, they visit exhibitions to consider course themes and questions, they have conversations with visiting artists, they use artists’ methodologies and work as inspiration for class assignments, they put their foreign language skills to work in a community setting outside the classroom. Use the button below to contact Shelley MacLaren, Director and Curator of Academic Engagement, to discuss possibilities for your classes.

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Friends of the UAG

The Friends of the University Art Gallery was founded to support exceptional exhibition and event programming in the UAG, and to bring together people who believe in the power of contemporary art to foster conversation and community. Please consider renewing your membership, or becoming a new Friend today. If you would like to offer your support as a Friend of the UAG, please follow the link below, select “Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts” for your Designation, and write “Friends of the UAG” under “Specific program or initiative.” Friends will be honored with their names displayed in the UAG unless otherwise requested.

Past Exhibitions

The University Art Gallery was honored to present Allegiance, a quiet and intimate exhibition of complex and beautiful woven textiles by Los Angeles-based artist Diedrick Brackens, on view from Oct. 25 through Dec. 13, 2019.

In Allegiance, Brackens plays with our expectations and associations, turning symbols, lyrics, and materials to new purposes. He refashions American and Confederate flags, he quotes and recasts the lyrics to the minstrel song Dixie and to the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy, he makes the language of advertising both sentimental and subversive, and he - an African American whose antecedents picked cotton in Texas - self-consciously transforms that fraught material into beautiful textiles.