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August 18 - October 14, 2022 

The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery and Cuesta College are pleased to present Certain Matter, a group exhibition of material abstraction in contemporary art.

Certain Matter is a collection of nine contemporary artists who, in their own unique way, utilize and center material in their works of contemporary abstraction. While each artist explores unique concepts, ideas, and emotions, when their works are seen side by side a shared sensibility emerges, both in their relationship to their materials and their exploration of abstraction. Working across diverse media, such as paintings on twisted and sculpted canvas, Hydrocal based sculpture, and intricately rendered digital compositions, these artists possess an intriguing curiosity for material and form. A curiosity that inspires a freedom to experiment, allowing each to create abstraction from certain matter.

Featuring artworks by: Alexis Arnold, David McDonald, Sarah Mikenis, Christopher Pate, Linda Sormin, Connie Martin Trevino, John Trevino, Amy Vensel, and Garet Zook.


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Press Release

Certain Matter opened on Thursday August 18, 2022 with reception from 4:30 – 7:00pm and an artist panel from 6-7pm in room 6304 and live on Youtube at Bit.ly/certainmatter. The exhibition will run August 18 - October 14, 2022.


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The Harold J Miossi Art Gallery is a gallery space presenting temporary exhibitions of contemporary art that show new and challenging work from national and international artists. We strive to be a collaborative and comprehensive program that engages our students and the public in exhibition, education and public art - fostering cross-disciplinary engagement and a deepened and diverse cultural understanding. We work to present our program in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can experience the work in an explorative and supportive community.

The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, Room 7170, is located on Highway 1, halfway between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay in the courtyard of the Cultural and Performing Arts Center. Admission to the gallery is free. You will find a map of the SLO Campus under "Directions and Hours"