Spring 2011 Gallery Schedule


In the BIOLA University Art Gallery

LO-LIMB: A Sabbatical Exhibition by Dan Callis

“I think of the paintings in this exhibition as gates or fences – things that operate as liminal objects or threshold objects – things that signal ‘in-betweenness.’ These paintings are barriers that separate, and yet they are also points of union between one ‘place’ and another, between the acts of receding and becoming.” —Daniel Callis

February 1-February 24, 2011
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Challenge of Abstraction: Interdisciplinary Faculty Forum

With Daniel Callis and 5 Biola Professors from various disciplines

In Calvary Chapel on Monday, February 21, 2011 from 7:15-9:00 pm

In the Main Level of BIOLA University’s Library

MATTER & SPIRIT: curated by Rachelle Chuang

Works in this semester-long, rotating exhibition act as a thematic prelude to the 2011 Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) biennial conference in June. The conference will explore the ways in which digital technologies and materiality enhance and challenge our understanding of art and belief. An investigation into the character of material reality, its relationship to the spiritual, and the particular implications within a variety of disciplines and social structures are arenas which contemporary art address.

Work in this show includes several short films, digital installations, graphic design publications and artists who engage with physical material in engaging ways. Some works incorporate the latest technology while others showcase age-old processes. Included in this show is a display of artist books — a contemporary genre which transforms the book form by traditional or unique methods — this seems appropriate as the very concept of a traditional printed book is being posed in the digital age. Finally the exhibition is supported by two essays by Talbot Professor Andy Draycott and Trinity Western University Professor Erica Grimm-Vance.

February 1-June 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

In the BIOLA University Cafeteria

Visiting Artist Lecture: Nikole Lim

From documenting a widow with leprosy in the jungles of Vietnam, to providing scholarships for victims of rape in Zambia, furthering
 social justice through the arts has been a vital part of Nikole’s ministry around the globe. By using film and photography, Nikole seeks
 to empower women by giving them a voice to share their stories of difficulty and triumph, while fighting stigmas affecting women 

Nikole is the Founder and Director of Freely in Hope, a developing nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and children to
overcome adversity and live freely in hope. Nikole graduated with a degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and resides near San Francisco. She is an 
active member of The Salvation Army and works with inner-city youth.

Cafeteria Banquet Room on February 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm


In the BIOLA University Art Gallery:

Spring 2011 Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Part 1

↓ WEEK #1

Amanda Evans & Monica Tzeng

Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 4, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday Evening, February 28, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

↓ WEEK #2

Chelsea White & Michelle Mosqueda

Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday Evening, March 7, 6:00-9:00 pm

Special All-Student NASAD Evaluation Art Exhibition

Tuesday, March 15 through Thursday, April 7, 2011
Opening Reception, Tuesday Evening, March 15, 7:00-9:00

Downward Digging the Wrong Side Up: The Work of Nathan Huff

Biola University Art Gallery: March 15-April 15, 2011

Visiting Artist Daniel Siedell

Daniel A. Siedell is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Director of Special Projects at Whale & Star, the Miami based studio of artist Enrique Martinez Celaya. He was previously Curator of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where for over ten years he curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art.

His research areas include the history and development of art criticism and the relationship between religion, spirituality and contemporary art. He was the primary essayist for Martinez Celaya: Early Work (Delray Beach, Florida: Whale and Star, 2006) and is the author of God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art (Baker Academic, 2008). Siedell has an M.A. from SUNY-Stony Brook and a Ph.D. from The University of Iowa. He writes art criticism for artUs, a Los Angeles-based journal of contemporary art. His reviews and criticism have also appeared in Books & Culture and Christian Scholar’s Review.

Monday, March 28
9:30-10:20am: Chapel, “Culture-Making and the Sign of Jonah” (Chase Gym)
7:15-8:30pm: Art Lecture, “The Tragedy of Abstract Expressionism” (BUSN 109)

Tuesday, March 29
12-1:30pm: Luncheon, “Art, Culture, and Nicene Christianity” (Café Banquet Room)
8:15-9:30pm: Torrey Lecture, “The Mark of Cain: Figure and Landscape in the work of Enrique Martínez Celaya” (Mayers Auditorium)


In the BIOLA University Art Gallery:

Spring 2011 Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Part 2

↓ WEEK #3

Jordan Avila, Josh Canty, Jennifer Price & Melissa Watkins

Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday Evening, April 11, 6:00-9:00 pm

↓ WEEK #4

John Choura Alex Goedhart & Emily Okada

Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday Evening, April 18, 6:00-9:00 pm

↓ WEEK #5

Natalie Alvarez, Katherine Long, Rachel McCord & Brittnee Miller

Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday Evening, May 2, 6:00-9:00 pm

↓ WEEK #6

Maggie Hazen, Stephen Rigall, & Ema Thomas

Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday Evening, May 9, 6:00-9:00 pm

↓ WEEK #7

Heather Chester & Julian Francolino

Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday Evening, May 16, 6:00-9:00 pm

↓ WEEK #8

Chelsea Almeter, Veronica Burris, Joel Mayer, & Kate West

Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday Evening, May 23, 6:00-9:00 pm



CIVA WALK-IN SHOW—Campus Tent, Metzger Lawn

Plus other exhibitions throughout BIOLA’s campus

Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19, 2011