Installation photo of Bruce Nauman's Blue and Yellow Corridor at the Manetti Shrem Museum.
Bruce Nauman, Blue and Yellow Corridor, 1970-71/2018, fluorescent light, two video cameras, two video monitors, and painted wallboard. Courtesy of the Artist and Sperone Westwater, New York. Installation view, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis. Photo: Cleber Bonato. © 2018 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor

Coinciding with the opening of Bruce Nauman’s (MFA ’66, UC Davis) retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this exhibition features the first realization of a participatory environment Nauman conceived in 1970. The work is a narrow passageway that wraps around an existing room, combining colored fluorescent light and closed-circuit video to manipulate the viewer’s perceptual experience. An adjacent gallery includes artworks that situate the corridor within the artist’s career. Guest Curator: Ted Mann

Extended January 29–April 14, 2019






Gallery installation view of the Xicanx Futurity exhibition.
Installation view of Xicanx Futurity exhibition. Photo by Drew Altizer.


Xicanx Futurity

Xicanx Futurity focuses on the work of six Xicana artists: Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Felicia Montes, Gina Aparicio, Gilda Posada, Margaret ‘Quica’ Alarcón, and Melanie Cervantes. These artists engage in an intergenerational dialogue that centers Indigenous forms of communal and hemispheric ceremony, rooted in sacred relations. Collectively, their respective artistic practices inform an emerging conceptual and aesthetic decolonial social practice within Chicana/o/x Art.

Guest Curators: Carlos Jackson, Associate Professor & Chair, Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis María Esther Fernández, Chief Curator, Triton Museum
of Art, Susy Zepeda, Assistant Professor Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis

On view January 29 - May 5, 2019




Photo of Zachary Leener's Three Sculptures at the Manetti Shrem Museum.
Zachary Leener, Three Sculptures installation view at the Manetti Shrem Museum.

Zachary Leener: Three Sculptures

Zachary Leener (b. 1981) is a Los Angeles based artist whose work embraces metaphorical and spiritual ideas of world building and creation. The sculptures in this ‘Pop Up’ exhibition invite viewers to imagine the world that birthed these shapes, patterns, and forms, and the idea-space from which these configurations might have emerged.

January 29–May 5, 2019