• Installation view with works by Tanya Aguiñiga, Michael O’Malley, Cammie Staros, and Ryan Taber (right to left)
    Installation view with works by Tanya Aguiñiga, Michael O’Malley, Cammie Staros, and Ryan Taber (right to left)
  • Installation view with works by Tanya Aguiñiga (right) and Cammie Staros (left)
    Installation view with works by Tanya Aguiñiga (right) and Cammie Staros (left)
  • Installation view with works by Michael O’Malley (right) and Ryan Taber (left)
    Installation view with works by Michael O’Malley (right) and Ryan Taber (left)
  • Installation view with works by William Ransom (left) and Cammie Staros (right)
    Installation view with works by William Ransom (left) and Cammie Staros (right)
  • Installation view with works by Tanya Aguiñiga (left), William Ransom (back right) and Cammie Staros (right)
    Installation view with works by Tanya Aguiñiga (left), William Ransom (back right) and Cammie Staros (right)

On view: September 12 – October 14, 2016
Opening Reception: September 12, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The Chan Gallery of the Pomona College Art Department is pleased to announce Conglomerate Objects, an exhibition featuring works by Tanya Aguiñiga, Michael O’Malley, William Ransom, Cammie Staros, and Ryan Taber.

The artists in this exhibition use various materials to meticulously craft their objects of anthropological intrigue that teeter in an uncertain space or get tethered to a surface locking them into place. The individual works represent a conflation of two or more cultures with sources dating from the Pleistocene Age, through Classical Antiquity and the Modern Age, into the futurism of Science Fiction. Yet, regardless of what age the works are drawn from, they bring together generally disparate cultures merging them into one conglomerate object.

Tanya Aguiñiga is an artist, designer and craftswoman based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from San Diego State University and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally and she is a recent recipient of a Creative Capital Grant.

Michael O’Malley is an Associate Professor of Art at Pomona College and an artist based in Claremont, CA. He received his BA in English from the University of Notre Dame, his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and his MFA from Stanford University. He has shown his work in galleries and museums and has participated in performances throughout the United States.

William Ransom is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Middlebury College in Vermont and currently resides in Middlebury, VT. He received his BA in Sculpture and Architecture from Bennington College and his MFA from the Claremont Graduate University. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States.

Cammie Staros is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BA in Art and Semiotics from Brown University and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She has shown her work in numerous gallery exhibitions throughout California, most frequently in Los Angeles. She curates Permanently Closed, a rotating series of exhibitions that appear in a light box on Chung King Road accessible at all times.

Ryan Taber is a Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach and an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He received his BFA from the University of Hartford in Connecticut and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. He has shown his work in numerous galleries and museums across the United States and in Canada.

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Contact: Tricia Avant
tricia.avant@pomona.edu