Math & Cultural
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Art at MSRI: Works by Virginia Davis and Claude Ibrahimoff
Public Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM
2nd floor Commons Room at MSRI
17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Featuring live music by guitarist Ryan Pate
Exhibition on view March 19 - June 28, 2019
Visitors are welcome during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 PM). Artworks are located throughout the 2nd floor of the building.
Free and open to the public
After studying art in London and at the Art Students League in New York, Virginia Davis has had her work in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries, nationally and internationally. She uses ikat, a technique of applying color to threads before they are woven into a textile, not only for the dimension it gives her work, but also for its historical and ethnographic aspects. She teaches, lectures and writes on this and other subjects. Her awards include an Indo-American Fellowship to India, two fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, two individual Visual Artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, NEA sponsored residences at the Cité International des Artes in Paris and in Mexico City, and most recently, a grant from the Ruth Chenven Foundation. In addition to private collections, her work is in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of North Dakota, and Hewlett-Packard.
Claude Ibrahimoff was born and raised near Paris, where she studied at the design school Met de Penninghen et Jacques d'Andon and worked as an apprentice in the atelier of the Italian sculptor Louis Molinari. She also pursued research studying Soviet cinema and art and spent some months on a scholarship in Russia, completing her Masters degree in Russian. Soon after, she left Paris for the Bay Area, finally settling in Marin County. In addition to her own artwork, she edited documentary and independently produced films such as Portrait of Imogen and Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life by Meg Partridge and worked on films by Iara Lee.
Claude’s sculptural and abstract totems and paintings are in part inspired by Russian artists, like Malevich and Kandinsky, as well as American artists, like Jasper Johns and Rothko. She currently works on geometric series of totems in small and big formats, as well as on series of mostly abstract paintings on canvas. She has participated in several exhibits in France and local venues in Marin County.
MSRI EVENT ACCESS AND PARKING
17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Free parking in the MSRI Parking Lot is available beginning at 5:00 p.m. (lot entrance is below MSRI, enter from Centennial Drive above Lawrence Hall of Science parking area). This lot requires walking up the terraced stairs on the hillside to reach MSRI's building. (Learn more)
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A limited number of handicapped spaces are available first-come, first-served at the MSRI building entrance.
UC Berkeley's Hill Shuttle operates from Evans Hall / Mining Circle to the Space Science Laboratory twice per hour. Non-UC Berkeley or MSRI ID holders can ride for $1/trip. The final shuttle of the evening departs MSRI at 7:15 PM. (View shuttle schedule)