Cypress College Art Gallery

Artworks from Beyond the Pale by, from the top:

Veronique d’Entremont

Jennifer Moon

Louis Pesce

Johanna Breiding & Shoghig Halajian

Helen Lessick

Olivia Chumacero & Sarita Dougherty

Beyond the Pale                    

Thursday, March 7 – Thursday, April 11, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 6-8pm

Reception sponsored by Tacos El Unico

Curator’s Essay: BEYOND THE PALE

To go beyond the pale is to move outside the acceptable, the safe, and the known. Curated by Janet Owen Driggs, Beyond the Pale presents work by artists who step outside the bounds of Western scientific thinking in their efforts to know and interpret the world, including:

Johanna BREIDING & Shoghig HALAJIAN, Olivia CHUMACERO & Sarita DOUGHTERTY, Veronique d’ENTREMONT, Helen LESSICK, Jennifer MOON, and Louis PESCE.

Although the exhibition does include a near-magical broom, its title has nothing to do with buckets. Instead our “pale” refers to the “paling” fence posts that would once have enclosed a village or a fort, but which are now more commonly used to “impale” Hollywood vampires. MORE

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Annual Student Exhibition

Tuesday, May 7 – Thursday, May 16, 2019

Opening Reception Tuesday, May 7, 6-8pm

We’re changing things up for the 2019 student art show – now you get to decide what you put in the exhibition. MORE & DOWNLOAD SUBMITTAL FORM

About CCAG

Cypress College Art Gallery (CCAG) presents professional and student exhibitions, performances, workshops, lectures, and visiting artists’ projects to enhance Fine Arts coursework, further support student success, and enrich the broader Cypress community. CCAG is located in the gateway area of the Cypress College campus near the campus theater. CCAG is closest to Valley View Street, which is accessible from the 405, 91, and 5 Freeways. Park in Lot 1 in the designated visitor’s area, and remember to purchase a parking pass. Visit the CCAG Facebook Page for more exhibition information.


Gallery Hours

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and by appointment.






Park in Lot 1. Parking permits can be purchased at a kiosk in front of the Business Building located on the edge of Lot 1.



Janet Owen Driggs, Director 

Kirk Pickler, Exhibitions Manager

Nadia Wallace, Adminstrative Assistant


Exhibition History

Trajectories I Spring Semester, 2018

A Different 1% I Fall Semester, 2018

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2018

Authenticate | Spring Semester, 2018

DIS...MISS | Fall Semester, 2017

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2017

Alumni Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2017

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition | Fall Semester, 2016

Tales That Must Be Told: Contemporary Narrative Art | Spring Semester, 2016

Newton to Albers: Color Theory to Creative Practice | Spring Semester, 2016

Project Space: Frido Evers "Letter to Pauli"| Spring Semester, 2016

(Self) Portraits | Fall Semester, 2015

Artists on Edge | Fall Semester, 2015

Project Space: Vonn Sumner | Fall Semester, 2015

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2015

Surface to Edge | Spring Semester, 2015

Project Space: Christine Taber Retrospective | Spring Semester, 2015

Transplants | Spring Semester, 2015

Project Space: Alexandra Lippman | Semester, 2015

Project Space: Jeremy Kidd | Spring Semester, 2015

Over Under On In Near | Fall Semester, 2014

Project Space: James Boulton | Fall Semester, 2014

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2014

Sleep of Reason | Spring Semester, 2014

Within | Fall Semester, 2013

Teach-In | Spring Semester, 2013

The Figure in Contemporary Art | Fall Semester, 2012

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2012

Original Copy | Spring Semester, 2012

Master Class | Fall Semester, 2011

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2011

Quotidian World | Spring Semester, 2011

Summercamp ProjectProject  | Fall Semester, 2010

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2010

Against the Grain | Spring Semester, 2010

Project Space: NoahThomas | Spring Semester, 2010

GPS | Fall Semester, 2009

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2009