Brittany Mojo and Jackie Rines, both recent UCLA graduates, explore the outer realms of ceramics in an exhibition at Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion on display through Oct. 10.
“Renovation Clay: Brittany Mojo & Jackie Rines” is curated by director Tyler Stallings and premieres new work from each artist. Mojo and Rines, each in their own way, investigate the histories of gendered objects. Vessels, chairs, lamps, tools, bikes, and furniture, and even the domestic space of dictators, are subverted by blurring the lines between fine art and design, ceramics and clay.
Rines gave an artist talk in the gallery last month and Mojo will give an artist talk in the gallery on Monday at 12:30 p.m. Admission to all events is free.
“Both Brittany Mojo and Jackie Rines are at the forefront of a new generation of ceramic artists in California who continue to dissolve the lines between craft and sculpture, following in the footsteps of the California Clay Movement, dating from the 1950s,” Stallings said.
Mojo received a bachelor’s degree in ceramics from Cal State Long Beach and her master’s degree from UCLA in 2016. She taught ceramics and sculpture at Orange Coast College, and is now full-time faculty at Cuesta College in the ceramics department. She is a member of the artist-run collective, TSA LA. Her most recent exhibitions were at The Pit and A-B Projects, both in Los Angeles.
Based in Los Angeles, Jackie Rines received her bachelor’s degree from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred. She was awarded a Jerome Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis and was a resident at Henry Street Settlement in New York City.
She is an instructor of ceramics in the Orange Coast College art department and a member of the artist-run collective, TSA LA. Rines has also been included in recent group shows at Hilbertraum, AALA and Durden and Ray.
The arts pavilion at Orange Coast College focuses on contemporary visual culture and creates dynamic programming that inspires interaction and dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and local and international communities.
Admission is free for all exhibitions. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and first Saturdays, noon until 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Fridays and school holidays.
The Doyle is located next to OCC’s Parking Lot D, off Merrimac Way, building 180, between Starbucks and the Art Center classrooms. For additional information, call (714) 432-5738, or visit the Doyle website.