William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art



Resonating Images III:

The Contemporary Narrative
Exploring the Frontiers of the Representational

February 20, 2013 – April 17, 2014

Curated by Jeff Phillips

Resonating Images III is the third segment of a series of exhibitions investigating representational art from 1900 until today. This installment presents the work of contemporary, living artists and explores the impact of traditional styles of representation on artwork being created today. This exhibition is run in conjunction with the California Lutheran University TRAC2014 initiative (The Representational Art Conference), lending a physical exhibition component to the aesthetic dialogue of the conference, which seeks to uncover the place of representational art in the 21st century. On view will be a range of paintings representing multiple styles of today’s representational work, from traditional methods through the contemporary.

Loan partners include: C.A.V.E. Gallery, Copro Gallery, Corey Helford Gallery, Forum Gallery, George Billis Gallery, Koplin de Rio Gallery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Rosamund Felsen Gallery.

Artists featured include: Van Arno, Bayo, Sandow Birk, Davis Cone, Ron English, Paul Fenniak, Helen Rebekah Garber, Wes Hempel, F. Scott Hess, Alec Huxley, Ruth Grace Jervis, Eric Joyner, Gegam Kacherian, Michael Knowlton, Ira Korman, Brin Levinson, Craig McPherson, Adam Miller, Odd Nerdrum, Billy Norrby, Michael Pearce, Michael Andrew Rosenfeld, Randye Sandel, Christopher Ulrich, and Peter Zokosky.

Special Programming

All events are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted *), but please RSVP using the contact information on the left.

Opening Reception

Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 6:00–8:00 pm

TRAC Conference*

March 2-5, 2014
TRAC Reception for "Resonating Images III" at the William Rolland Gallery
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 5:00–6:00 pm (Open to the public)

Tea and Talk with Art Critic Peter Frank
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 2:00–4:00 pm

Gallery Tours in Spanish

Friday, February 21, 2014 | 11:45 am–2:00 pm
Friday, March 7, 2014 | 1:00–2:00 pm
Friday, March 14, 2014 | 8:00 am–1:00 pm
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 9:15–11:45 am
Friday, April 11, 2014 | 8:00–11:45 am

Gallery Tours in Italian

Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 2:55–3:55 pm and 4:45–5:45 pm

Future Exhibitions

BFA Student Exhibition
April 25–May 18, 2014


About the Gallery

The William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, located adjacent to the William Rolland Stadium, opened in October 2011 with an exhibit of bronze statuary and paintings from the collection of William Rolland. Since then the gallery has held many exhibits including: "Western Saloon" featuring statues and paintings from the Bob Eubanks and William Rolland Collections; Resonating Images I 1900-1950 featuring representational masterpiece paintings, drawings and prints from the first half of the 20th century; and Resonating Images II, exhibiting representational works by modern and contemporary masters including Chuck Close, Fernando Botero, and Picasso. Exhibitions rotate approximately 4-5 times a year.

The Gallery also hosts a parallel educational series of events. The specific events vary by exhibition, but typically include a "Modern Variations" musical performance and a lecture by a professional in the visual arts.

For-credit and unpaid internships are available. These internships give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in a university museum-standards gallery setting.

For information about the gallery's current exhibitions or internships please call (805) 493-3697 or email rollandgallery@callutheran.edu

About the Collector

Rolland started as a collector in the mid-1950s, buying a 500 pound bronze statue of a boy on an electrical generator by turn-of-the-century German sculptor Hugo Kaufmann, a tribute to Germany's power industry.

Besides bronzes – including some large, muscular sculptures from the home of Elizabeth Taylor – the collection has Murano glass, oil and watercolor paintings, winning Indianapolis racing cars from three eras, and other high-performance cars. Additional curiosities include a letter penned by Mark Twain.

The gallery retains only a small part of the collection, which Rolland and his wife Kay Green are still assembling. He intends to donate it to Cal Lutheran over time.

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