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Regular Gallery Hours

FALL  2019

M 11a-2p and 6-9p
T 1-3p and 6-9p
W 2:30-4p and 6-9p
Th 1-3p


LAVC Art Gallery is located in the Art Building. 

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.



LAVC Art Gallery



California BANDIT
A solo exhibition by Craig Drennen




Exhibition runs Oct. 30-Dec. 5, 2019
Artist talk: Wednesday Oct. 30, 1p in the Art Gallery
Reception for the artist: Wednesday Oct. 30, 6-8p


Los Angeles Valley College is pleased to announce California BANDIT, a solo exhibition of works by 2018 Guggenheim Fellow Craig Drennen.

California BANDIT is Craig Drennen’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.  The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, video, and photography devoted entirely to the character of Bandit from Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.  Since 2008 Drennen has organized his studio practice around Timon of Athens, one of Shakespeare’s most problematic works and the only one of his plays not performed in his lifetime. For each character in the play Drennen produces a distinct body of work, resulting in a collection of related pieces composed of separately considered parts all arising from a weak link in the Western canon. 

Drennen began work for the Bandit character in late 2016. The Bandit pieces use a variety of recurring secular signifiers of Santa, so that associations with theft blend into the mythic patriarchal giver. For this exhibition, the imagery is condensed to include candy canes and chimney holes.  Versions of the Bandit works have been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia in Atlanta; Cloaca Projects in San Francisco, CA; Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, GA; and Unrequited Leisure in Nashville, TN.  California BANDIT at Los Angeles Valley College will likely be the final Bandit exhibition, as Drennen prepares for the next character.

About the artist:

Craig Drennen is based in Atlanta, GA and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.  His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times.  He has been a resident artist at Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.  He teaches at Georgia State University, served as dean of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and writes for Art Pulse magazine.




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Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery serves as a resource for students and the greater community of the San Fernando Valley. Presenting ambitious visual arts exhibitions, lectures and collaborative partnerships, we provide a dynamic platform for dialogue, inquiry, and discovery.


DIRECTIONS to the LAVC Art Gallery:

From the 170 (Hollywood Freeway): exit Oxnard Street, head west, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D. – SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading West: exit and head north on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, left on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading East: exit and head north on Woodman Avenue, right on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.


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Enter the campus at Oxnard Street and Campus Drive (between Fulton and Ethel). Parking Lot  D  is closest to the gallery. Guest parking permit is required during regular gallery hours and available from lot kiosks for $2 cash. Free parking on top level of Ethel Street parking structure during artist receptions and special events.


All exhibitions and events are free to the public.



Jenene Nagy, Art Gallery Director
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401


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