Art Gallery

The Ethnic Resource Center Art Gallery was created in December 2016 and came into frution April 2017. The Art Gallery was meant to revamp the ERC lounge space as well as to offer a culutrally sound and inclusive gallery for all students; with an emphasis on students of color and their experiences.

Cultavated twice a year as we ask for submissions from students and the community to display 2D art, all interested artisits are welcome to contact us for more information or if you, yourself would like to have work displayed in the gallery, contact us at ercadmin@ucsc.edu with the subject line "ERC Art Gallery Interest". If you are interested in purchasing artwork from the gallery, please send us an email with the subject line 'ERC Art Gallery Purchase Interest." 

The reception includes light refreshments and a program to showcase the artist and their artwork. If you would like to give us feedback about the reception, feel free to submit one online here. We thank you for your participation and hope to see you attend the next one!


    Winter 2019: Alana Nunez-Garcia

  • replication: the lovers

    replication_-the-lovers.jpg

    2018

    20 x 24

    vine charcoal, framed w/ wire

    $75

  • lover side a

    lover-side-a.jpg

    2018

    16 x 20

    vine charcoal, framed

    $50

  • lover side b

    lover-side-b.jpg

    2018

    16 x 20

    vine charcoal, framed

    $50

  • hurt

    hurt

    2019

    12 x 12

    oil pastel, canvas

    $50

  • speak love

    speaklove

    2019

    12 x 12

    oil pastel, canvas

    $50


  • Spring 2018: Maya Iverson

  • She may be sorry

    shemaybesorry

    2013

    20 x 24

    acrylic on canvas

    not for sale

  • Signal

    signal-1.jpg

    2013

    20 x 24

    acrylic on canvas

    not for sale


  • Fall 2017: Diego Torres-Casso

  • Diego Torres-Casso is a queer POC from Southern California. He has a passion for creating content and bringing new perspective and eye behind the lens. He strives to be a strong individual who believes the arts and efforts and puts out will be relatable to his story. Through his lens, you can see the people and places he deems as special. His artwork is centered around representing unconventional spaces and people while bringing a sense of openess and inclusion.
  • Swings

    Swings.jpg

    11 x 14
    $30

  • Naz

    Naz.jpg

    8 x 11
    $20

  • NYC

    NYC.jpg

    11 x 14

    $30


  • Fall 2017: Luis Cubas

  • Cubas has been passionate about photography from the moment he walked into his photography class junior year of highschool. After spending hours sharpening his skills, he knew it was more than a hobby as it became a passion that lived in him. He uses his camera as a way to captures the world around him. He enjoys seeing objects endure time and believes everything has a story of how time has affected them.

  • Rust


    Rust.jpg

    18 x 24

    $60

  • Resilience

    Resilience.jpg18 x 24

    $60

  • From Below

    From-Below.jpg

    18 x 24

    $60


  • Spring 2017: Sid Verma

  • Sid Verma is a third year at UCSC. Affiliated with College 10 and studies computer science. A creator of stuff and doer of things. He shares his passion in computer science, photography and aerial videography. If he's not behind a camera then he's behind a computer either programming or editing.

    sid clay tower.jpg

     

     

    Title: Clay Tower 
    Dimensions: 28x20
    Price: $50.00
    Description: This is what made me. This is who I am. I come from poverty, from dust, from the ground, from nothing. I was told to fear the man who came from nothing. I was told to do so because he has nothing to lose. It wasn't until I had everything did I realize you mustn't fear the man who has nothing to lose instead the one who has only to gain. We built towers of clay, only for those who needed the bits.

    sid walk away.jpg

    Title: Walk (A)Way 
    Dimensions: 28x20
    Price: $50.00
    Description: Greater men than me have fallen at these ancient steps, yet I had to continue with the ignorance that I would not. In these few moments, I realized what life truly was. While we are all bound for death, we must hold the ignorance that tomorrow we will live. But to live was merely not enough, to succeed was the goal. This is what fallen men had knelled to, not the fall itself but the success of rising from it. If I, like those before me, were to fall, would I be destined for success, or merely a forgotten stone in these steps?

  • Standoff

    sid indian standoff.jpg20 x 28
    $100
    I stood in the middle of the crowd, back straight, elbow out, camera to my eyes and watched as thousands of people moved about the chaotic scene that is Delhi. As the heat rolled through I felt a bead of sweat roll down my face, this was the time, the opportune moment to drive my finger into the trigger and expose the sensor to the world. As I forced the trigger down, my camera was introduced to energy, color, anger and confusion of such extraordinary magnitude. The deed was done in 1/60th of second. Just like that my camera and I had stepped into a new world. The result was hundreds of faces and expressions, one of which, happened to catch the camera.
  • Rao

    sid rao.jpg28 x 20
    $75
    What was to happen next? Were we all to stop and bear witness the life unfolding before us? Or were we to carry this lie forward? We never asked why we were here, only somehow we knew we belonged. Then why is it we leave?