Cal State San Bernardino graduate student Frank Perez will be featured in an exhibit titled “Failure of the Mechanical: a glitch in the artist coefficient” in the university’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art’s Dutton Family Gallery beginning Thursday, March 12.
The exhibit, which runs through March 18, will fulfill the thesis requirement for graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in studio art, a three-year program. A reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11.
“Failure of the Mechanical” explores ideas of personal experiences and how reliance is placed on the mechanical for those experiences to be recorded, perceived and shared. The exhibition explores the notion that in face of a broken recorder, we once again rely on language as the last effort of proof that the visceral existed.
Perez, a trained commercial photographer, is now using photography as an entry point to explore other mediums. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of La Verne in 2014 and was a Sam and Beverly Maloof Scholarship recipient in 2018.
More of his work can be seen at or on Instagram @frankperezart
The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, houses a collection that includes Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art, and hosts ca. 10-12 temporary exhibitions a year. Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA presents the largest public display of ancient Egyptian art in Southern California. The exhibition, Journey to the Beyond: Ancient Egyptian in the Pursuit of Eternity, will be on display through May 2020.
General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $6 per vehicle ($3 on weekends).
Monday – Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Friday and Sunday

Visit the RAFFMA website for more information.