News • January 25, 2018

CBU Gallery hosts exhibit that highlights the limitations of art

Art is a lie 2018

Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2018) – The CBU Gallery in downtown Riverside is hosting an exhibit titled “Art is a Lie” from Feb. 1 through March 2.

The title is inspired from a quote by Picasso, “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.”

“Picasso was commenting on how mankind is limited by how we create art and how we can only mirror the objects of our interests,” said Scott Canty, guest curator for the CBU exhibit.

The exhibit will showcase pieces by eight Los Angeles-based artists who applied a wide variety of materials and processes in their work. The artists featured are Enrique Castrejon, Harold Green, Noel Korten, Nery Gabriell Lemus, Tine Linville, Antonio Muniz Vallina, Aaron Shepard and Ann Weber. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings and sculptures.

Through their art, the artists have created focal points of discovery and inquiry and also works based on pure mystery, said Canty, the former director for the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park. The art gives “us a greater understanding of our world,” he added.

“Art is a reproduction of how the artists see and investigate their world. Look at the history of art and you can see how artists have recorded events, movements, and if you want to know how the world thinks, just look at what artists are making,” Canty said.

Duncan Simcoe, professor of visual arts, said Canty continues the tradition of having respected professional curators create exhibits for the CBU Gallery.  Canty’s exhibit follows a 2016 show by guest curator—Gordon Fuglie, director and head of curatorial affairs at the Central California Museum of Art.

“[Guest curators] enhance the standing of the gallery, provide direct contact for our students with serious art professionals as they begin to imagine their own futures, and introduce the gallery to a range of artists,” Simcoe said.

An artists’ reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6:30–9 p.m.

Art is a Lie

Where: CBU Gallery, 3737 Main St., Suite 101, Riverside, CA 92501
Exhibition Dates: Feb. 1 through March 2 
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Questions: Laura Peralta, receptionist for the College of Architecture, Visual Arts & Design, or 951-552-8866