The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is pleased to present Tubular!, an exhibition of work by CSULB MFA candidates curated by art critic Doug Harvey. The exhibition will be on view March 23 through May 7 in Suite B239 of the Pacific Design Center. Normal gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5pm.

OPENING RECEPTION takes place on Thursday, March 25, 5–8pm, and includes a performance by Eamonn Fox and Patrick Ballard, both CSULB students. All other PDC galleries will also be opening that night, as the culminating event of Design Week.

Tubular! features paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, videos, and site-specific installations by 20 artists currently enrolled in CSULB’s graduate studio art program: Matthew Causey, Jordan Christian, Todd Ciborowski, Jennie Cotterill, Catherine Davis, Eamonn Fox, Julia Haft-Candell, Nathan Huff, Gretchen Jankowski (including a collaboration with Emily Jankowski Pezic), Nancy Mayhew, Claudia Morales McCain, Alyce Haliday McQueen, Summer Merritt, Elise Preiss in collaboration with Irene Yu, Jennifer Reifsneider, Christina Shurts, Camilla Taylor, Nancy Voegeli-Curran, Julie Williams, and Matthew Winkler. The exhibition layout will pay special attention to the very unique qualities of PDC Suite B239, which appears to have had a previous life as a showroom for doors.

Curator Doug Harvey comments: “Tubular is a word that evokes concepts of both containment and connectivity—ideas that define the peculiar hothouse environment of the fine arts grad school experience. These concepts can also inform curatorial practice, presenting the possibility that a group of artworks can add up to more than the sum of its parts, can interconnect and extend into the outside world en masse in ways the individual components cannot. Piecing together a show from a pool of 50-some reputation-free unknown quantities is therefore a rare opportunity to double up the incipient tubularity.”

Tubular! Image Gallery