M A U
a tarot collection
CSUF Visual Arts Department
Arts Drive, Fullerton, CA 92831
*Free parking in Nutwood Parking Structure
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: May 13 – 17, 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Also open before CSUF commencement ceremony: May 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
“MAU” is the culmination of Nicole Yang’s graduate education in Illustration. A professional illustrator, designer, and educator, Yang’s work has a hypnotic aesthetic that is innovative and whimsical. She has created a variety of work in her career so far, but “M A U” is the largest project to date for Yang, having spent the last two years exploring the history of divination and its design aesthetics, while experimenting with innovative techniques and expanding her skills representing animals in her work. This body of work is the culmination of her mastery of illustration and propels her forward into the future of illustration and design.
The imagery pulls from symbolism and narratives within the longstanding tradition of divination with a unique contemporary slant, utilizing the modern aesthetic and representation of many, many cats.
With Yang’s fascination and dedication to studying decaying plant matter and how that plant matter can influence pigment heavily inform her color and textures, which are highlighted in her creations. These textures were then scanned and used as overlays. The tedious process involves harvesting various leaves and flowers and experimenting with their tannin content. The original texture prints will also be on display.
Please stop by this important exhibition while it’s up and explore the divine world of Nicole Yang’s M A U.