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Greg S. Gilday, Janice Lowry, J.F. Podevin

curated by United Catalysts

Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion Main Gallery, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

March 16 to  April 16, 2015. Gallery hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 12-6pm    Wed, 12-8pm                   

Open one Saturday, April 11, from 12-4pm (campus closed week of 3/30 to 4/2 for Spring Holiday)


Existence showcases the worlds of three artists who document their personal existence through their art practice. All three artists are prolific, processing their lives through their sketchbooks and journals, drawings, paintings, collage and sculpture, but each expresses their experience in their own way.  JF Podevin creates interactive machines, maps and serial recordings of the world around him. Greg S. Gilday depicts vehicles that act out personal relationships, stories and dreams. The late Janice Lowry used found and invented imagery and objects to tell her life’s story, documenting everything from motherhood and medical concerns to her emotions and personal philosophy. As they have lived their life’s journeys, each of these artists has left us a recording of their physical world, and shared the inner worlds of their hearts and minds.

Operation STEAMroller A festival of many disciplines

Friday August 31: STATE of the ART and MIND, by J.F. Podevin William H. Hannon Library, level 3   6:30  p.m.  Exhibit viewing (exhibit runs through Oct. 12) 7:00  p.m.  Keynote address, by Colin Gardner Reception to follow

Jean Francois Podevin is a conceptual artist who grew up in France and now lives in California. His fascination with time, memory and the human psyche can be viewed at 

Colin Gardner, Professor of Critical Theory and Integrative Studies at U.C. Santa Barbara, positions Composite Memories historically and theoretically with linguist Ferdinand de Saussure, philosopher Henri Bergson, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, and novelist Marcel Proust. Professor Gardner will examine how the exhibit can be appreciated   on many levels – natural, psychological, cognitive, social, mechanical, linguistic, philosophical, and structural

"Composite Memories", the Loyolan, story by  by Tierney Firnster




OCC Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion presents SPEAK FOR THE TREES

July 8 – August 12, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 6-9 pm. 


Mark Ryden, Yoko Ono, Robert Norton, George Katzenberger, Katherine Gray, Axel Erlandson (Tree Circus), Amy Caterina, Stanford University, Sam Maloof, OCC Students, Ed Ruscha, Jim Cokas, Dirk Hagner, Kim Abeles, Ellen Jantzen, Mark Dion (Documentation of Neukom Vivarium), Laurie Hassold,  Mark Chamberlain, Jerry Burchfield, Deborah Davidson, Ning Yeh, Lynn King, Winifred Wood, James Lorigan, Corey Stein, Eugenie Goldschmeding, Eric Stoner,Tom Dowling, Cara Barer, Jean Miele, Christopher Burkett, James Surls, Jean Francois Podevin, Larry Scher, Jean Towgood and Pat Warner

Orange Coast College  /Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion

2701 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

714-432-5102 /


AN LUIS OBISPO – Cuesta College is delighted to present Composite Memories, a contemporary installation featuring the works of artist Jean-Francois Podevin. The show opens at the Cuesta College Art Gallery on Thursday, November 18 with an artist talk at 3:30 p.m. and artist reception from 4:30 until 7 p.m. The exhibition continues through December 16 so that area art lovers will have ample opportunity to enjoy Podevin’s interactive sculptural machines. The Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Jean-Francois Podevin’s latest installation, Composite Memories, explores the concept of machine as metaphor for human perception. Just as the mind is highly subjective, selecting images and memories that seem relevant, so do Podevin’s Stochasticons (“display contraptions”). The series of seven free-standing machines are reminiscent of old postcard dispensers. Each machine measures over six feet tall and nearly four feet wide, with four canvas belts that contain multiple images. Disc-shaped handles allow the viewer to change the combination of images to produce a wide variety of narratives and connections. To emphasize that luck and serendipity often play a role in how we remember, the display will be rearranged each week into different configurations.  Podevin is an illustrator, graphic designer, and conceptual artist who grew up in France and now lives in California. 


Curated by Tim Anderson

(805) 546-3202, ext. 2753

Cuesta College Fine Arts Department

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106


see article by Anna Weltner, SLO NEW TIMES


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Reception August 4th , 6 to 9pm


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article  by Glen Starsky SLO / New Times


In Search of Dreams and Clear Ideas

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An exhibition of Sketchbooks by Jean-FrancoisPodevin

B.B.D.O. New York

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Selected Works


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