The definition of art has become so elastic since the early 20th century as to allow for alternatives within the traditional genres of painting, literature and sculpture, expressions which reflect contemporary environment and culture. The current exhibition in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery stretches classical techniques — drawing, intaglio printmaking, lost wax cast jewelry, encaustic painting, installation sculpture and artist books — to represent these 21st-century sensibilities.
The artists are all teaching professionals at Glendale Community College who wish to extend their examples and serve as a bridge between the college and the community. The gallery exhibits working and emerging local artists, with an emphasis on contemporary art.
The terms art and science have traditionally been used alongside one another in academic environments to distinguish between creative and empirical endeavors. The installation sculpture by Mark Gens, currently the Instructional Lab Tech in the Studio Arts Department at Glendale College, blurs the lines between those terms.