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Faculty art showcase at Kondos Gallery

City College art professor Michael Stevens’ 2002 mixed media piece, “Leo’s Confession,” is displayed in the Kondos Gallery. Tony Wallin || [email protected]

About 30 people crowded Kondos Gallery which was host to the opening reception of the first showcase of the year at 5 p.m. on Sept. 1 (and will continue until Sept. 23). It is a compilation of works contributed by the Art Department staff to give students a chance to observe their
teachers talent.

“We thought it’d be a good idea to introduce the teachers here to the rest of the campus and give them a shot in the Kondos Gallery,” a current Kondos Gallery curator and City College professor Michael Stevens said.

Instructors were dispersed among the crowd, answering questions about their work as well as taking a look at the creations of their colleagues.

“It gives them a chance to see what their work looks like [all] together,” Stevens said.

“Leo’s Confession” dominates the far corner of the gallery which is Stevens’ personal work. It is a massive piece with a figure in the center surrounded by seven faces.

“‘Leo’s Confession’ is about growing up Catholic and going to confession,” Stevens explains. “The piece is about paying homage to the human condition.” He said that the seven faces are masks representing the seven deadly sins plaguing Leo who takes a submissive stance in the center
of it all.

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“That’s PVC plumbing pipe,” Daubert said, regarding a monitor displaying a video recording of his most recent work. “There’s three walls; the wall for sound, the wall for picking up your heat with sound and the wall of light.”

The video runs through a portion of each wall, showing what they can do. Two side walls made up of 4,500 pipes each have a different function. Hanging behind one of the walls, large 3D shapes are rotated by the wind to project shapes through the pipes. The other wall’s pipes are each equipped with a motion detector. These detectors send this information to a series of bells and lights that go off on the third wall as the person walks by.

“It’s about energy,” Daubert said. “That idea of seeing information which is really abstract and trying to get information out of it.”

Another unique piece belongs to professor and artist Mitra Fabian which is a sprawling black piece oozing across the floor. The piece is composed of tape twisted into a curving fluid form.

“My inspiration behind this piece and a lot of my other work is the original material,” says Fabian. “What I like doing with them is making them behave against their intended purpose. Taking things like tape, and rather than making it seal something, I like growing it almost like a spore or somesort of specimen and letting it behave organically and in a way that it’s not meant to.”

According to Stevens, the purpose of this show was not only to give the opportunity to observe City College professors creativity, but also local artists.

“When I was in college a faculty show happened when I was a student and I liked to see what the teachers did,” Stevens said. “Out there on the front sign, it says Sac City Community College and what we want to do and what we try to do is bring the community into the college as much as we can.”

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