Archive for September, 2011

Several projects by Jeff Rau

While we usually promote the curatorial projects of our members, we should note that most of us are also active artists in other media. And on that note, Sixpack Projects’ Jeff Rau has several upcoming projects that we are proud to announce!

1. You First at OCCCA – October 1, 2011

First up, Jeff Rau has work in the exhibition You First opening on October 1st at OCCCA in Santa Ana. He will be exhibiting video, photos, and other artifacts from a 30 day performance project called Climbing Trees. The exhibition is curated by an interesting group called the Universal Festival Of Relational Art (UFORA) and features work by a number of talented artists/groups including Finishing School, Marc Pally, and Max Presneill among many others. The exhibition opens concurrent with the Santa Ana Art Walk on October 1st, 2011, 5-10pm.

2. HAZE at CSUF West Gallery – October 29, 2011

Next up, Jeff Rau has a solo exhibition of his MFA work at Cal State Fullerton. This exhibition, entitled HAZE, opens at the West Gallery on the campus of CSUF on Saturday October 29, 5-8pm. HAZE is a conceptual project employing photographic strategies to represent the immaterial, ever-shifting cloud of smog/grit/marine-layer that cloaks the city of L.A. in an obfuscating fog. Jeff Rau presents his work from over 16 months of observing, documenting, and imaging this nebulous phenomenon in an exhibition of field journals and photographs. For more information about this exhibition, please email Jeff –

Side Note: A second exhibition also opens at CSUF October 29th, curated by Sixpack’s Alyssa Cordova and Heather Richards. For more information on that exhibition, please visit our Acquired Taste website.

3. photography juror – October/November

Lastly, in November Jeff Rau is excited to be a guest juror for! He will be jurying their photography contest. Winners of the online contest will receive a cash award and be featured in My Art Contest’s online journal Artist Portfolio Magazine. Submissions for the photography contest are accepted through October 31st, click here to enter.

JEFF&GORDON – Call for Community Participation!

Jennifer Frias of Sixpack Projects is curating an exhibition at the UCR Sweeney Art Gallery and artists JEFF&GORDON are asking for your help! To participate in this project all you need to do is show up at the filming location in Riverside on October 1st.

The final video piece will be exhibited at the UCR Sweeney Art Gallery in the upcoming JEFF&GORDON exhibition scheduled to open on October 29, 2011. Click here for more information on how to participate in this project.