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:
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.
Tomorrow! Come to the meet-up and exhibition “NOW” with the Danish artist Pabi at TalentHouse, Palo Alto.
Pabi is currently a MFA Student at San Francisco Art Institute and will show more than 30 of his newest paintings.
He´s style is political, edgy and confronting. Every art work challenge the audience and calls for a reaction.
Movie with Pabi: http://pabi.dk/berlin/movies/video-about-me-my-art-and-i/
The event on FB: http://www.facebook.com/events/253717501394933/
When: Thursday, July 12. 6pm-10pm.
Address:TalentHouse. 542 High Street. 94301 Palo Alto.
The opening is a part of a larger event, the Meetup Palo Alto between the two creative communities Artilinki & Talenthouse.
For the 1st time in the United States, Artilinki is collaborating with Talenthouse for a very special event :
Organized in 20 world capitals, this event series incorporates networking, artist showcases, workshops and co-working to debate across many creative spheres.
SHOWCASE PALO ALTO :
Evening scheduled :
6pm – 8pm: Networking
8pm – 9pm: Showcases (10 min talk and 10 min Q/A with the public by artist)
9pm – 10pm: DJ Set Live
Come join us for a great evening celebrating creativity!
Drinks and snacks will be served.
Interview by Jesse Taliaferro from Talenthouse. Enjoy!
The painting shows the Getty Museum blown up or ripped apart. Out of the white marble building comes a flying oil platform lifted by the power from the oil pressure. I have used raw linen canvas in order to show the real natural material and structure. I have kept the pallet in a gray scale except for the foundation of gold spray. In February 2012 I visited The Getty Center. The museum is located in the hills of Brentwood just outside of Los Angeles. It is built by the J. Paul Getty Trust founded by the oil mogul J. Paul Getty.(1892-1976). The center cost more than 1,3 billion dollars to build. It is designed by architect Richard Meier and opened in 1997.