“Supergroovalistic Woman” is a ceramic female nude sculpture by visual artist Michael Chukes which has been acquired by the Center for Creativity and the Arts on behalf of Fresno State. The sculpture, along with other works by Chukes, will be on display from Thursday, Nov. 15 until Jan. 15 in the Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony gallery inside the Henry Madden Library. An Exhibition Opening Reception with light refreshments will be held on Nov. 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Chukes is a highly respected and renown African American Artist who resides in Los Angeles, Calif. His works grace several museums and private collections such as that of Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu.
“Supergroovalistic Woman” was initially exhibited as part of the group exhibition “Eyes Forward: Creating Our Narratives,” March 2018. The sculpture was inspired by the music, syncopation, freestyling and funk of the music by George Clinton.
The “Unveiling Supergroovalistic Funk” exhibition is free and open to the public during normal Library hours. Parking is $4 Monday through Friday and free on the weekends. Please visit a campus parking kiosk.
Please be advised that “Supergroovalistic Woman” is a ceramic sculpture of a nude female torso. The rest of the exhibition is mixed media, consisting of paintings and ceramic busts.