As the Lake Fades is open now and on view through June 1, 2024.

Past Exhibitions

2019 Exhibitions

Framework Arts Presents The League of Reluctant Bicyclists

Jun 28, 2019 – Nov 2, 2019

Framework Arts presents the League of Reluctant Bicyclists, a participatory art project. The League is born out of the need for subtle fellowship and solidarity that serves as a motivational…

Ryan Lauderdale: Glazed Atrium

Jun 28, 2019 – Oct 26, 2019

Glazed Atrium is an exploration of the theatrical nature employed by late capitalism, especially the architectural grandeur used in retail. The vast atriums and balconies of shopping malls dwarf the…

Madison Donnelly: Bath House

Aug 30, 2019 – Oct 26, 2019

Madison Donnelly’s Bath House combines a hot tub and a conversation pit, merging exterior and interior, to produce an object that is at once eerie and comforting. This object becomes a…

Anne Fudyma: Synchronistic Space

Aug 9, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019

Fudyma’s series explores moments of synchronicity—a term first coined by Carl Jung as a way to define meaningful coincidences. What causes these events to happen is unexplainable, but some describe…

Deanna & Ed Templeton: Contemporary Suburbium

May 24, 2019 – Sep 7, 2019

Photographers Deanna and Ed Templeton’s Contemporary Suburbium examines life in the Southern California suburb of Huntington Beach. Their work offers an insider’s view of living in a place that has long…

Andrew Dadson: Roof Gap

May 24, 2019 – Sep 7, 2019

Andrew Dadson’s Roof Gap employs the concept of the derive (the drift), a Situationist International based interaction with architecture that is typically enacted in urban centers. In this instance, the…

Andrew Alba: Gas Station Honeydew

Jun 28, 2019 – Aug 24, 2019

As a child of a Mexican-American father and a white mother, Alba’s work balances lines of identity and representation by presenting brown people in white spaces. His paintings and sculptures…

Lenka Konopasek: Mimicry – Instance Failure

Jun 28, 2019 – Aug 3, 2019

Lenka Konopasek’s work is an exploration into themes of natural and human-made disasters. The work raising questions about climate change and longevity of our planet as a consequence of human behavior. Konopasek…

OUT LOUD: Ostracized and Masked

May 24, 2019 – Jul 6, 2019

What does it mean to be ostracized, excluded, marginalized? What does it mean to be masked, cover, or otherwise hide oneself? This exhibition, organized as part of the Out Loud…

Lenka Clayton: Under These Conditions

Jan 25, 2019 – Jun 22, 2019

Lenka Clayton’s work breaks down and reconstructs everyday situations and commonplace objects. In doing so, she helps us to reimagine our understanding of situations and objects that we encounter and…

GLOW: 2019 Gala Art Auction

May 24, 2019 – Jun 8, 2019

This exhibition features the work of extremely talented and generous artists who donated pieces for UMOCA’s largest fund raiser of the year. If you see something you like (and we’re…

SEE ME: Primary Children’s Hospital Art Therapy Dept.

Mar 22, 2019 – Jun 1, 2019

  In collaboration with Primary Children’s Hospital Art Therapy Department, See Me seeks to answer the question, “If you could look inside someone’s heart and mind, what would you see?”…

Shady Acres

Jan 25, 2019 – May 25, 2019

The suburban proliferation in the United States occurred during the years following World War II. Returning soldiers sought affordable housing for their sprouting families and the new neighborhoods just on…

Claire Taylor: Transcendence by Observation

Mar 8, 2019 – May 25, 2019

In attempting to describe sublime experiences in words, one feels inadequate or pretentious. Perhaps this is why landscape painters have taken on depicting the sublime. Claire Taylor follows this tradition…

Mike Simi: Gettin’ By

Jan 25, 2019 – May 11, 2019

Are you more likely to consider something once you’ve laughed at it? Mike Simi’s tongue in cheek work explores class and economy, aspiration and failure, and self-medication through objects and…

Heidi Jensen: Sit Comfortably in a Darkened Room and Think of Nothing

Mar 22, 2019 – May 4, 2019

In Claude Cahun’s monologue “Helen the Rebel”, the narrative of Helen of Troy is reimagined and retold. Rather than existing as a passive object of desire, Cahun’s Helen collaborates with…

Greg Caldwell: Neighborhood

Jan 25, 2019 – Mar 16, 2019

What if the word Neighborhood was perceived as a title or state of being, like Sainthood, Parenthood, or Knighthood? In Neighborhood, artist Greg Caldwell ponders the connotation of the term.…

WHOOP DEE DOO: MMMountain—Matt Roche and Jaimie Warren

Oct 26, 2018 – Mar 2, 2019

Whoop Dee Doo is a traveling, artist-led project that organizes elaborate site-specific installations and themed live performances as a process for creating meaningful art with communities around the world. Co-directors…

Jacob Haupt: Ultra Force

Jan 25, 2019 – Mar 2, 2019

Ultra Force is a bootleg Power Rangers/Super Sentai team created by Haupt to explore how superheroes spend their days off or what would they do if they eliminated all of…

Rendezvous

Nov 23, 2018 – Jan 26, 2019

Rendezvous brings together 21 artists who participated in UMOCA’s Artist-in-Residence program over the past five years. The new space at Trolley Square provides the museum with an opportunity to revisit…