Rocklin, CA October 1, 2018 – The Sierra College Ridley Gallery presents, Cacti, featuring paintings and sculpture by Shaden Mousa. A prolific “maker”, this exhibition of work by Mousa captures her exploration of process, taking advantage of the often unpredictable nature of combining various materials including gouache, ink, watercolor, colored pencil, construction paper and nail polish, in addition to a variety of sculptural materials, to create compositions that are at once ornate with textures of the organic, as they are equally open and contemplative. Mousa describes the work as “passionate experimentation”, and the results are a visually rich surface where her still lifes, familiar subjects of cacti, become secondary to the process. This exhibition is currently in the Gallery through October 11, with a reception October 9 from 5-7, in addition to the Rocklin Mini Maker Fair, October 5 from 9-4.

Shaden Mousa’s sculptures, arrangements, paintings, drawings, and installations have been featured in multiple solo and group exhibitions in California, Oregon, New Jersey, New York City, and Australia. Born in 1982 in Campbell, CA, and raised in Auburn, she received her BA in 2004 from California State University of Chico and her MFA in 2010 from California State University at Long Beach. She currently lives in and works in the East Bay, and teaches art at Sierra College.

Ridley Gallery is located on the first floor of the Library/LR 102, on the Rocklin campus, 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin. Regular hours for Ridley Gallery are 11 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Admission to Ridley Gallery is free and open to the public.

There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at dispensers located on the campus parking lot.

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