Online solo show at University of La Verne Harris Gallery
March 15 – May 14, 2021
Installation view @ University of La Verne Harris Gallery
13:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (US and Canada)
22:30 PM Central European Time (Germany)
05:30 AM Japan Standard Time
– Dion Johnson (Director of Art Galleries & Distinguished Artist)
– Ichiro Irie (Curator & Artist Curator “About Place”)
– Kyoco Taniyama (Artist)
– Al Clark (University of La Verne professor)
Join Zoom Meeting
The event will be published on the artist’s Youtube channel afterword.
As a prelude to the “About Place” project, Kyoco Taniyama presents the kinetic sound sculpture “Sound from the Golden Age” as an online solo exhibition from March 15 to May 14, 2021. For this presentation, Taniyama looks no further than the history of La Verne itself, and in particular, the history of its once prosperous citrus industry within the context of California’s prominent citrus and agricultural economies.
Curator/artist Ichiro Irie invited Taniyama to develop a work as part of a group exhibition “About Place” at University of La Verne’s Harris Gallery featuring several artists who make work around the concept of place and geography. The exhibition was scheduled to open April, 2020 until the Covid-19 pandemic measures took effect. Like many projects and events around the world, the group exhibition has been postponed until the university can open its doors again to the public.
Please join us Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time for an online artist-walk-through where the artist Kyoco Taniyama will be joined by University of La Verne Director of Galleries, Dion Johnson; University of La Verne professor of humanities and the city of La Verne’s oral historian, Al Clark; and “About Place” curator, Ichiro Irie for an intimate conversation about Kyoco Taniyama’s work, the current exhibition and La Verne’s rich heritage as related to the citrus industry.
Nomura Foundation, University of La Verne, Pasadena Art Alliance
Ichiro Irie (Curator & Artist Curator “About Place”), Dion Johnson (Director of Art Galleries & Distinguished Artist), Al Clark (University of La Verne professor), Gonzales Dolores & Ruben, Benjamin Jenkins (University of La Verne assistant professor), Anne E. Collier (Curator of Cultural & Natural History Collections), Susan Davis (Archivist), California Citrus Coop, Marco Brosolo (Recording of the performance), Jördis Volkmann (Silk scree print), STATTLAB, Nico Alexander Taniyama