Untitled (balloons)/Tom Loughlin
Every spring art schools around the Bay have final shows to highlight the work of the year’s graduating Masters of Fine Arts (in visual arts). If you live here, you know there are a LOT of Masters and a lot of art projects. In San Francisco alone there are shows for the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University, not to mention Mills across the Bay in Oakland and don’t forget Stanford and Berkeley.
This means a lot of work, a lot of artist statements and a whole lot of nervous grads entering a pretty competitive job market. KQED Pop had the chance to head to the Old Mint where SFAI’s final show, Currency, is being held from May 15 to 19. While the grads installed their work, we walked around and talked to some of them about why they make art and why we should care. Spoiler: we were impressed and we are hard to impress. Watch the video below and regain a bit of hope for the future of art in America.
See the video here:
Come and watch my latest video and many more at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Friday the 17th 1-5pm.
In conjunction with the Contemporary Jewish Museum, SFAI presents a screening of works by graduating Master of Fine Arts students who excel in the moving image field. Steeped in an avant-garde tradition, SFAI’s MFA program encourages conceptual experimentation and fosters an independent spirit in both thinking and making. Across works in film, video, and performance documentation, the featured artists open our eyes to new modes of understanding from within the temporal-visual plane.
Join us as we introduce a new generation of moving image artists to the Bay Area! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Zach R. Alspaugh
U. V. Dogan
Catherine Lynn Eller
Xing Liu (King)
See the complete program at: http://www.sfai.edu/event/
Come to my MFA exhibition:
Learn more: www.sfai.edu/Currency
The San Francisco Art Institute is proud to present CURRENCY, a showcase of provocative new work from nearly 100 emerging artists.
At a time in our society when many are reflecting upon national economic conditions, this exhibition at The Old Mint offers a unique opportunity for SFAI’s artists to juxtapose contemporary expression with a stunning National Historic Landmark that was central to the country’s economic development.
SFAI’s 2013 MFA graduates—working in painting, photography, printmaking, film, sculpture, installation, digital media, performance, and across media—will present work that embraces the Institute’s signature spirit of experimentation and conceptual risk-taking. The result of an intense period of collaboration, critical engagement, and artistic development, the work reflects both current dialogues in contemporary art and strong individual points of view. In addition, many artists have created site-specific pieces that respond to the history, character, and physical spaces of The Old Mint.
SFAI has been at the vanguard of contemporary art for more than 140 years. CURRENCY invites curators, collectors, critics, family, friends, and the general public to discover the next generation of pioneering artists from this celebrated institution.
I was so lucky to be selected for a show at San Luis Obispo Art Museum. At the opening the 5th of April the curator and jury member Steven Biller announced the 5 best pieces of the show. Me and ”Money or Nothing” was so lucky to win the first prize and $500
The show will run untill the 21th of May.
“Body Rhetoric” is an exhibition dealing with the philosophical issues of the human form and the affect of the human body as a vehicle for narrative in the 21st century. Artists Lynn Colingham, Pabi and Chason Huggins explore and expose issues of bodily function, human anatomy, social and physical gestures, as well as constituents of morality, sexuality and pleasure through painting, video and performance. Both humorous and anxious, the works evoke a projection of personal interests, desires, investments and phobias from the viewer.
Show Opening: Tuesday, March 5th at 5pm
At The Diego Rivera Gallery
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA
Eleven artists present work created in response to a recent trip to Havana, Cuba.
Shift your perspective. Come see fascinating interpretations of time spent in a country rich with history and culture, yet largely unknown to the American audience.
Opening reception: March 1st, 7pm
Additional gallery hours: Saturdays, March 1-31st, 12-3pm
Root Division presents the MFA Now 2013 Slide Slam, featuring presentations by 12 current MFA candidates in seven Bay Area programs.
MFA Now began in 2012 in efforts to create dialogue and community between the Bay Area schools that are listed in a US News and World Report survey from 2012, as part of the top one hundred MFA Programs in Visual Arts in the country: California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley. This year’s presentation includes a comprehensive archive catalogue, juried exhibition, and slide slam.
The Slide Slam offers another opportunity for professional development in which emerging artists gain exposure and meet and interact with audiences. It also allows for the community to gain further insight into the work of up and coming local artists.
SLIDE SLAM PRESENTING ARTISTS:
Sieglinde Van Damme
|Sledgehammer Constitution seeks to embrace destruction as an artistic technique used in the process of creation. Works concentrated on this theme are being displayed at the historic Diego Rivera Gallery. Calamitous constructions included in the show treat obliteration not as an end, but a beginning, a method of artistic expression.
Curated by Christina Elliott and featuring the work of Alexis Courtney, Lana Williams, Carolyn Jean Martin, Shay Arick, Pabi Chulo, Amber Crabbe, Marshall Elliott, Anthony A. Russell, Elisabeth Ajtay, and Simon Wolf Sledgehammer Constitution emphasizes the role of destruction in the creative process. The works selected include collage, painting, sculpture, video, performance, and literary publication.
- 1. december 2012 kl. 11.00
Udstillingen varer til d. 31. december.
Vi er stolte over at kunne præsentere en række fremragende kunstnere, der sammen bidrager med både tegning, maling og skulptur. Man vil genkende nogle som fast tilknyttet Galerie Wolfsen, men der vil også være kunstnere, der først for nylig er begyndt at præge den danske kunstscene.
Det vil være muligt at se værker fra blandt andre:
Zach Koch (US)
Joseba Eskubi (ES)