a better nectar

January 27 – April 12, 2015


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a better nectar events

Opening Reception | Sat, Jan. 31, 2015 | 6-8pm
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840

UAM@Noon Gallery Walkthrough
Tues, Feb. 10, 2015 | 12-2pm
with Jessica Rath and composer Robert Hoehn

Vocal Vibrations: The Collaborative Process of Scoring, Recording and Translating the Human Resonance of Buzz Pollination
Thurs, Feb. 12, 2015 | 6-8pm
Inspired by the interdisciplinary collaborations integral to the formation and realization of the exhibition, Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar, the UAM is hosting a panel of scholars from the realms of visual art, sound, and music. Moderator, Jonathan Talberg, Director of Choral Studies, will lead panelists: Composer, Robert Hoehn; Designer and Interactive Sound Artist, Steven Boyer; Composer and Sound Technician, Rychard Cooper; and the artist, Jessica Rath; as they consider collaborative strategies employed to create the sensory essence of buzz pollination in the exhibition and in the greater context of contemporary art collaboration.

Family Day | Sun, Mar. 1, 2015
Native plant sale and art activities for children on UAM patio
2-3 pm Lecture on native California plants, Lisa Novick, Theodore Payne
3-4 pm Gallery Walkthrough with Jessica Rath and digital designer Elise Co

Umwelt: Human Eavesdropping into a Bee’s World
Thurs, Mar. 26, 2015 | 6-8 pm

Discussion with Jessica Rath and panelists:
Dr. Wayne Wright, Dept. of Philosophy, California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Natania Meeker, Depts. of French and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California
Dr. Anne Leonard, Dept. of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
Moderated by curator Kristina Newhouse.

The catalogue for a better nectar will debut during this event. Preorders are available by contacting the UAM.

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California Community Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship
Lauren Bon and The Metabolic Studio Grant (for a better nectar)
COLA Fellowship, Los Angeles Dept of Cultural Affairs
Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant (for a better nectar)
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation Grant (for a better nectar)

RIPE press
Smithsonian article on RIPE
LA Daily News on RIPE at City of LA Fellowship Exhibition
Printmaking LA feature on RIPE at UPE, LA

apple breeder critical writing & press
Who Will Remember Us, Plants and the Archive
by Antonia Szabari and Natania Meeker
Edinburgh University Press, (forthcoming)
X-TRA review by Ellen Birrell (Summer 2013)
New York Times
v.e.n.u.e. interview
Art Ltd
LA Weekly interview
Artforum review
Art in America review
Tedx talk on Youtube

recent exhibitions

7/2014 Ghost Appendages, (POST, LA [as curator])
6/2014 Daughters of Bad Girls, 
(Klaus von Nichtssagend, NY)
5/2014 C.O.L.A. Fellowship Exhibition, (LA Municipal Gallery)
3/2014 Buzz Pollinate: Slits, Pores, Valves (Theodore Payne)
1/2014 Art Los Angeles Contemporary (Jack Hanley)
12/2013 NADA, Miami (Jack Hanley)
10/2013 Carter Citizen, Los Angeles, CA
10/2013 Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA [as curator]
9/2013  Perlman Museum, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
7/2013 Flag Art Foundation, NYC
4/2013  Weird Science, Jack Hanley Gallery, NYC