Making art delicious

By Becky Monreal |Staff Writer |

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Example of the many interesting and tantalizing installation uberyummy here at CSUSB

As soon as you enter the “Uberyummy” exhibit at CSUSB’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, you will be taken away into a world full of color and artistic talent.

The artists featured in the exhibit created installation pieces which are meant to entice the senses of each viewer.

The exhibit is meant to create an urge to touch, feel and relate to the pieces inside the exhibit.

Each artist is supposed to evoke a certain emotion from the viewers, leaving the viewer to want more from the installation pieces.

Famous artists such as Phillip Maberry, Scott Walker and John Oliver Lewis have put their pieces on display for everyone to see.

Along with their pieces, some artists have written a description to enlighten the viewer as to the inspiration behind their collection.

The first collection that you encounter as you enter the exhibit is a colorful, vibrant world created by Phillip Maberry and Scott Walker.

Maberry and Walker joined their artistic skills and recreated a scene that resembles a whimsical pool party.

“[The exhibit] is an assortment of otherworldly characters; it is scary and fun, and you don’t get wet,” said Maeberry and Walker.

The artists painted the walls and the floor to elaborate their pieces that are being displayed.

Another artist being displayed in the exhibit is John Oliver Lewis, who uses ceramic and acrylic for his art pieces.

Lewis’ collection is composed of a wide array of colors which range from warm purples and browns, to rich reds and blues.

Artist Shane Keena openly discusses the inspiration behind his installation pieces.

“I am a guarded person by nature, prickly on the outside but deeply vulnerable on the inside,” said Keena.

From the loss of his mother to the birth of his daughter, Keena draws on those experiences for his pieces.

Ceramic artist Patsy Cox uses the floor along with the wall to display her pieces.

Cox’s display section, entitled Urban Rebutia, consists of bright yellow, red and blue pieces that sweep across the floor in an enticing pattern that catches the eye.

The installation-based layout is a reference to the “urban sprawl of Los Angeles and are inspired by growth patterns based on nature,” said Cox.

Over 25,000 clay pieces were used for Cox’s collection and each piece has its own shape and form.

Phyllis Green is another artist being displayed in the exhibit. Green uses ceramic and acrylic finish for her installation pieces.

“My sculpture explores issues of gender in romance and in art and issues of craft and decoration,” said Green.

Artist Rebekah Bogard leaves her pieces up to the viewer to decide how they feel about them.

“I blend the beautiful with the sad, fantasy with reality, idealism with truth as well as sexual with innocent,” said Bogard.

Bogard’s pieces consist of animals and flowers which rely upon the viewer to decide the emotion they will provoke.

The “Uberyummy” exhibit is full of creative installation pieces from multi-talented artists. Each room is a new experience to the viewer and will definitely excite your senses.

The exhibit is open until Dec. 15 and museum hours are Monday through Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is free but donations for the museum are always welcomed.



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