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Robert Creighton, Product Design

The Expressive Body: Memory, Devotion, Desire (1400-1750)

The Expressive Body: Memory, Devotion, Desire (1400-1750)

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Creighton was the exhibit designer for the recently opened show at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, The Expressive Body: Memory, Devotion, Desire (1400-1750). The show examines the ways in which the human form has provoked powerful responses, from the physiological to the mystical. For viewers in the 15th to 18th centuries, these physical effects were assumed to be part of the experience of looking at and interpreting art objects. From erotic works produced for wealthy patrons to venerated statues of the wounded Christ in local chapels, representations of the body stimulated visceral and often self-reflexive reactions of desire, compassion or aversion.

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Michele Jaquis, Interdisciplinary Studies and the Artists Community Teaching Program

Detail of installation view of We Are Here, Together by Michele Jaquis at Cerritos College Art Gallery; photo by curator James MacDevitt.

Detail of installation view of We Are Here, Together by Michele Jaquis at Cerritos College Art Gallery; photo by curator James MacDevitt

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Jaquis had two solo shows this summer: We Are Here, Together, a collection of multilingual, text-based drawings and embroideries, which was exhibited online at Proxy Gallery in June, and as part of the Window Dressing series at Cerritos College Art Gallery in September. Also, season three of Michele's podcast, We Are All Americans, recorded in Summer 2020, was released in Fall 2021. Episode one features Otis Foundation faculty Cole James; episode three features Otis BFA Fine Arts alumnx Marjan Vayghan; and episode five features Otis MFA Public Practice alumnx Yrneh Gabon.

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