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Tyler Stallings

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Tyler Stallings’ curatorial work focuses on political, social, and popular culture themes through the arts. Currently, he is director of Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. Most recently, he was at University of California, Riverside. During his eleven-year tenure at UCR ARTSblock, since 2006, he served as Director of the Sweeney Art Gallery, Artistic Director of the Culver Arts Center and Interim Executive Director of ARTSblock (which also included the California Museum of Photography as part of the three-venue consortium). He was chief curator at Laguna Art Museum from 1999 to 2006. For UCR ARTSblock, he curated or co-curated: Absurd Recreation: Contemporary Art from China (2008), Truthiness: Photography as Sculpture (2008), Mapping the Desert/Deserting the Map: An Interdisciplinary Response (2009), Intelligent Design: Interspecies Art (2009), Your Donations Do Our Work: Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy (2009), The Great Picture: The Worlds Largest Photograph & the Legacy Project (2011), Margarita Cabrera: Puslo y Martillo (Pulse and Hammer) (2011), Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna's Photographs of the Mexican Revolution (2012), Lewis deSoto & Erin Neff: Tahquitz (2012), Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration (2013), and Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas (2017)to name a few. Mundos Alternos received two major grants from The Getty Foundation as part of its Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Other notable exhibitions at other venues include CLASS: C presents Ruben Ochoa and Marco Rios: Rigor Motors (2004), Whiteness, A Wayward Construction (2003), Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing (2002), Desmothernismo: Ruben Ortiz Torres (1998), and Kara Walker: African’t (1997). Many of these exhibitions have been accompanied by books. Upcoming ARTSblock exhibitions in 2018 that he will continue to curate include Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C and Painting Architecture. Upcoming Doyle Arts Pavilion exhibitions include Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity and Stargazers: Intersections of Contemporary Art and Astronomy. He is also the co-editor of the anthology, Uncontrollable Bodies: Testimonies of Identity and Culture (Seattle: Bay Press, 1994), and is a columnist for KCET-TV’s Artbound program. His most recent book of essays is Aridtopia: Essays on Art & Culture from Deserts in the Southwest United States (Blue West Books, 2014).

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Concrete Vessel #55 | Courtesy of the artist
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Amir Zaki's Photos Turn Skate Parks on Its Head

Amir Zaki’s “Empty Vessel,” exhibition provides a platform for contemplating duality — things which cannot exist without each other such as holding and letting go, as well as containing and emptying.
UCR Arts’ Culver Center of the Arts, “Red Carpet C” is a collaboration between Yunhee Min and Peter Tolkin. | Photo courtesy of UCR Arts and Nikolay Maslov.
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Red Carpet in C at UCR ARTS Blurs Boundaries of Art and Architecture

Art and architecture come together in the collaborative exhibition "Red Carpet in C" by painter Yunhee Min and architect Peter Tolkin.
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Passing Down Native Knowledge Through Dance

Native American dance pioneer Daystar/Rosalie Jones has spent her career spreading the understanding of her culture and its people.
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Wasteland Weekend, An Immersive Post-Apocalyptic Experience

A “Mad Max”-inspired festival, Wasteland Weekend has taken place since 2010 at the fringes of California City. The immersive experience blurs the boundaries of being on a movie set and preparing for survival.
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Becoming Wordless for a Moment

In his fictional desert community Aridtopia, Tyler Stallings imagines the best ways to repurpose the backyard pool.
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Melancholy-Pop: 'Big Eyes' Screenwriters Discuss Art, Commerce, and Margaret Keane

"Big Eyes," a new film by Tim Burton, celebrates artist Margaret Keane and her famous style of painting portraits of sad-eyed waifs.
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Brian C. Moss' Pictorial Messaging for the Future

Brian C. Moss' "Gas Giants and Black Seas, Sharp Shooters and Solar Wind," interrelates family history and scientific discoveries.
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Tapping the Third Realm: Artists Exploring Spiritual Dimensions

The new exhibition explores how artists tap into another dimension, whether it is a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, or the collective unconscious.
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Stillman's Plays Explore the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, UCR ARTSblock presents a staged reading of two one-act plays by Deanne Stillman.
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Repurposing the Los Angeles Aqueduct: A Pathway for Sacred Pilgrimages

What if the L.A. Aqueduct is one day shuttered? Tyler Stallings imagines a future where the aqueduct has been repurposed in a way that reconnects people to the land and the water.
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