In conjunction with artist and UCSC alumna Katerina Lanfranco’s “Natural Selection” show in the Porter College Sesnon Gallery, her team of student assistants are displaying their own works as part of UCSC’s Pop Up Art Project. The pieces displayed were inspired by their collaboration with Lanfranco and are executed in her paper-cutting style. Students designed their own square panels of Tyvek paper, which will be showcased in the storefront of the Rittenhouse Building on Pacific Avenue.
“[The squares] form a diverse group of works that share the basic technique of cutting paper, and carry an interesting narrative when read together,” said Sesnon Gallery manager Mark Shunney.
Shunney said that this kind of collaboration is an important step for connecting the UCSC artist base to the wider Santa Cruz art scene.
“Now that we have space in the Rittenhouse Building, we can be part of the downtown buzz for First Friday,” she said.