New Work, New Faculty: Jill Vasileff and Stephen Eakin
November 13 - December 14, 2007
In this two-person show, installation artist, Pacific alum, and adjunct professor Stephen Eakin and painter and adjunct professor Jill Vasileff revealed their latest work. In works such as Residue (2007), Eakin explores the connections between art, archiving, and death. The lightboxes in this installation contain slides of everything the artist owns. Gallery visitors are invited to select a slide, which Eakin then bequeaths to them in his will. WWW.STEPHENEAKIN.COM
Vasileff is interested in "synthetic" (i.e. manufactured, not found in nature) color that is magnetically beautiful, but also potentially irritating. She works toward manipulating color so that it straddles the lines between beauty and tension and simplicity and chaos. She often uses repetitive visual elements such as the grid and stripe.
University of the Pacific, "New Work, New Faculty: Jill Vasileff and Stephen Eakin" (2007). Reynolds Gallery Exhibits Archive. 3.