‘Nine’ — more than just a number

Nine Bachelor of Fine Art students came together with a culmination of different artworks and ideas in their group exhibition, "Nine" in the School of Art Galleries. The name of the exhibit, while it represents the number of artists involved, is a tribute to the number nine and its many symbols, such as representing the completion of a cycle in numerology and the number of an inward voyage in tarot cards. As written in the group's exhibit description, the meanings of "Nine" represent these ideas as the students are soon to embark on a new journey after completing their BFA degrees. Videos, photos, books and more are displayed throughout “Nine,” all ranging in different subjects from culture and sexuality to veteran PTSD therapy and other topics. The Daily 49er sat down with three of the nine artists of the exhibit to gain more insight on the creative process and artistic inspirations of the project.   Andrew Fischer, senior, BFA in photography Fischer created the video “Operation Raw Hide.” His eight minute video features surfing as an alternative therapy to “heal the mind” of veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. After you graduate, what kind of things are you planning

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In Photos: ‘Nine’ exhibit hosts a diverse range of artistic viewpoints

Nine Bachelor of Fine Art students came together with a culmination of different artworks and ideas in their group exhibition, "Nine." The name of the exhibit, while it represents the number of artists involved, is a tribute to the number nine and its many symbols, such as representing the completion of a cycle in numerology and the number of an inward voyage in tarot cards. As written in the group's exhibit description, the meanings of "Nine" represent these ideas as the students are soon to embark on a new journey after completing their BFA degrees.

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CSULB Senior Solo Show exhibit captures moments of moments

A petite woman walked through the Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery and all of a sudden came to a stop. Her brunette hair shifted to the side as she observed a photo of a couple looking at art. “I like how the figures are interacting,” Juliette Angulo, a 5th year photography major at California State University, Long Beach, said. “One of them is walking away, but it feels loving because they’re holding hands. The work was of McKenzie Stribich, a sixth-year photography major at CSULB. Her exhibit showcases a series of digital photography that aims to make viewers feel as if they are doing just that. Stribich’s exhibit, titled “Directed Gaze,” features candid moments of people strolling through art galleries – much like the one in which her own work is showcased – looking at art. “Art and voyeurism comes to mind,” Cruz Valdez, a senior CSULB BFA photography student, said as he analyzed a photo of a young male slouching with a muddled expression on his face. “I like this photo because it illustrates a constructive image of how men view fine arts in this institution—they don’t know how to interact with it.” With her subjects’ backs turned toward the

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