Butt What is Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art Retrospective

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About the Curator

Emily Tyler completed her MFA in Exhibition Design and Museum Studies at California State University, Fullerton in 2013. She has independently curated several exhibitions in Southern California, of which, her favorites include Bicycles & Bloomers: Women's Emancipation and the Bicycle at Coronado Historical Association and Museum of History & Art, 2011; ZEITGEIST: Dieselpunk Tinkerbots by Dan Jones at Oceanside Museum of Art, 2012; and has most recently co-curated ego|eco: environmental art for collective consciousness at CSUF Begovich Art Gallery, Divested Interest: Exchange Dialogues with Cog*nate Collective & Ramiro Gomez at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, and Word Processing at Orange County Great Park, Irvine, and The ARTery, Costa Mesa.

Emily has her B.A. in Art History and Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture from Colby College, Waterville, ME and has also studied Exhibition Design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC.

About the Exhibit

This exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on art created for, and inspired by, the Nickelodeon television series "Sanjay and Craig." The exhibition traces the series' from its punk-infused creation in San Francisco – where the dude-snake duo was first drawn and Craig uttered the immortal words, "Dude, what's up?" - to its present state as an artist-inspired, storyboard-driven show that chronicles the absurd wonders of being a kid. The collection explores profound themes of best friendship, bodily functions, B-grade celebrity worship, and the basic human need for chicken wings.

For this retrospective, collaborators, CSUF Visual Arts and Nickelodeon Studios, have brought together a comprehensive collection of production art that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of television animation. The series art includes original character sketches, layouts, backgrounds, title cards, storyboards and animatic video. In addition, the collaborators have commissioned original art for the exhibition, from paintings, sculpture, and a one-of-a-kind collection of Fart Jars.

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