ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery - February 23rd - March 17th <p dir="ltr">This show features both long-established luminaries and rising stars from the art community &mdash; including some of the Bay Area&rsquo;s most critically acclaimed, internationally recognized artists. Works by 11 faculty will showcase recent work in printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, textiles, conceptual and information arts and multimedia installation.</p> <p dir="ltr">The opening reception on Feb. 23 will also feature a preview of new choreography by SF State Dance Associate Professor Ray Tadio and recent films by SF State School of Cinema faculty.</p> <p dir="ltr">In-gallery artist talks:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">March 2, 12:10 &ndash; 1 p.m.: Gail Dawson, Paul Mullins, Chris Finley, Susan Belau</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">March 8, 12:10 &ndash; 1 p.m.: Lewis deSoto, Sean McFarland, Paula Levine, Mario Laplante</p> </li> <li dir="ltr">March 15, 12:10 &ndash; 1 p.m.: Michael Arcega, Victor De La Rosa, Jeffrey Downing</li> </ul> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:54:29 +0000 - Cantor Arts Center - October 14th, 2015 - May 23rd <p>Fashion is a form of language. What we wear broadcasts critical information about us and serves as a visible indicator of social rank, profession, ethnicity, or status. This exhibition of Asian textiles and other works from the Cantor&rsquo;s collection demonstrates how costume and objects of personal adornment functioned as a method of identification and display from the late 18th century to today. Ranging from Qing court costumes to Indonesian textiles, the selection on view spotlights visual symbols while showcasing rarely displayed garments.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:44:54 +0000 - Cantor Arts Center - February 24th - June 13th <div class="larger"> <p>Indigenous undergraduates Sarah Sadlier and Isabella Shey Robbins will lead a fall, student-initiated course that will yield an exhibition designed to accompany the Cantor&rsquo;s major show&nbsp;<em>Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.</em>&nbsp;The student-curated exhibition will include works by contemporary indigenous artists and offer their modern-day perspectives on this historic battle as well as on other indigenous events and issues. Karen Biestman, Associate Dean and Director of Stanford&rsquo;s Native American Cultural Center, will serve as faculty sponsor.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div id="event-details">&nbsp;</div> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:22:37 +0000 Ansel Adams, Albert Bierstadt, David Hockney, Richard Misrach, Carleton Watkins - Cantor Arts Center - July 13th - November 28th <p>This major exhibition is devoted to artistic portrayals of California&rsquo;s most precious&mdash;and currently scarce&mdash;resource. It&nbsp;presents more than 70 works by eminent artists including Ansel Adams, Albert Bierstadt, David Hockney, Richard Misrach, and Carleton Watkins, and features images from a variety of regions around the state, during the Gold Rush to the present. The exhibition offers a compelling aesthetic experience set within debates about water that have spanned the 19th century to the present. It is also accompanied by an array of public programs designed to raise awareness and appreciation of California&rsquo;s complicated water issues.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:18:23 +0000 Lewis Hine, James Francisco - Cantor Arts Center - May 21st - September 26th <p>One hundred years ago, the photographer Lewis Hine travelled to mills and factories in New England and the South, photographing child laborers. His photographs are among the most haunting images of children ever made. In this exhibition, a beautiful selection of Hine&rsquo;s child-labor photographs is juxtaposed with stunning contemporary photographs taken by photographer Jason Francisco (Stanford M.F.A., &rsquo;89) of those same mill and factory sites as they look now. Guest curator: Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Department of Art &amp; Art History, Stanford University.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:08:37 +0000 - Cantor Arts Center - April 13th - August 8th <p>This exhibition showcases 4th-century mosaics, beads, flasks, and other glass objects created during the Roman occupation of Syria and Egypt. Displayed in a space that replicates the desert&rsquo;s dunes and wide expanses, each object serves as a kind of tiny experiential oasis what with light boxes amplifying the works&rsquo; sparkle and transparency. The show also incorporates themes from classical Arabic poetry. Student curator: Stanford undergraduate and Cantor Scholar Evelina Yarmit.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:03:20 +0000 - Cantor Arts Center - February 24th - July 11th <p>While the Dutch Republic experienced unprecedented economic prosperity in the 17th century, printmakers were exceptionally sensitive&mdash;and sometimes obsessive&mdash;when rendering the details of everyday life. Their style introduced visual realism to the dramatic and dynamic compositions characteristic of the Baroque. A hallmark of Dutch prints created during this Golden Age is their depiction of the grit, dark corners, and textures present in the mundane objects featured in domestic scenes, landscapes, portraits, and even compositions interpreting literature or religious texts.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:57:56 +0000 - Cantor Arts Center - March 30th - August 29th <div class="larger"> <p>This exhibition takes a close examination of visual culture&mdash;particularly images, works, and ideas in the contemporary arts, justice movements, and popular culture to reflect on North American demographic and cultural change and cultural politics&mdash;since 1965. From the Watts uprising to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, from multiculturalism through hip&shy;hop to the reception of post&shy;identity art, we explore the questions: How do Americans see race now? Do we see each other any more clearly than before? Inspired by award&shy;winning journalist and Stanford faculty Jeff Chang&rsquo;s 2014 book&nbsp;<em>Who We Be: The Colorization of America</em>, this exhibition combines selections from the Cantor&rsquo;s collection, objects and artwork from Stanford&rsquo;s Institute for Diversity in the Arts, and loaned artworks specific for this project.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div id="event-details">&nbsp;</div> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:54:40 +0000 James Tissot, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Camille Pissaro - Cantor Arts Center - February 3rd - July 4th <div class="larger"> <p>This installation of prints, drawings, and photographs explores how French artists depicted the landscape in the modern age and approached making art &ldquo;en plein air&rdquo; (in the open air). The phenomenon of making art outdoors took shape in the early decades of the 19th century with the experimental Barbizon School of painters and fully flourished under the Impressionists. Exhibition highlights include photographs by painter James Tissot (1836&ndash;1902), a rare clich&eacute;-verre&mdash;a drawing reproduced using a photographic process&mdash;by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796&ndash;1875), and prints by Camille Pissarro (1831&ndash;1903).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div id="event-details">&nbsp;</div> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:50:10 +0000 - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - March 3rd - December 1st <p>First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The&nbsp;galleries are free all day the first Thursday of each month.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:59:56 +0000 Robert Arneson - Brian Gross Fine Art - March 12th - May 7th Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:08:16 +0000 Red Horse - Cantor Arts Center - February 17th 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Alexander Nemerov and Scott Sagan offer interdisciplinary perspectives on the Cantor's special exhibition&nbsp;<em>Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn</em>. Doors open at 5:15 pm, enter through the main lobby or the Diekman (Rodin) Rotunda.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:28:57 +0000 Future Cities Lab - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - October 24th, 2014 - October 31st <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-supertitle"> <div class="pane-content"> <div class="field field-name-field-supertitle field-type-text field-label-hidden field-wrapper" style="text-align: center;">YBCA presents</div> </div> </div> <div class="panel-pane pane-node-title" style="text-align: center;"> <div class="pane-content"> <h1 class="program-field-main-title">Lightswarm</h1> </div> </div> <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-subtitle program-field-subtitle"> <div class="pane-content" style="text-align: center;">By Future Cities Lab</div> </div> <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-pullquote panel-pane-program-pullquote"> <div class="pane-content"> <div class="field field-name-field-pullquote field-type-text field-label-hidden field-wrapper"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Designed by the San Francisco-based experimental architecture firm Future Cities Lab, <em>Lightswarm</em>, a stunning and dazzling wall installation of 430 individual modules employs sensors and LED lights to create a light show in a state of perpetual flux.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-body panel-pane-program-overview"> <div class="pane-content"> <div class="body field"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Responding to sounds harvested from YBCA&rsquo;s interior space and the Yerba Buena Garden and nearby city street noise, this site-specific artwork activates the south facing glass fa&ccedil;ade of the Grand Lobby with playful patterns of light reminiscent of a swarm of flying birds.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During the day, filtered sunlight produces ever-changing flickers of light and shadow, while in the evening the fa&ccedil;ade is transformed into a dynamic electro-luminescent composition that electrifies the glass wall. Sound sensing spiders, attached directly to individual glass panels in the Grand Lobby, transform the fa&ccedil;ade into what the artists call &ldquo;urban sensors&mdash;instruments to sense the city, visualize its auditory pulse, and amplify its latent energies into cascades of light.&rdquo; Real-time data collected from these audio sensors drive the direction and color of the swarming algorithm, which generates patterns of streaming light. The result is an artificially intelligent fa&ccedil;ade: a smart surface that can sense, compute, respond, and interact with its surroundings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Lightswarm</em>&rsquo;s unique suspended light modules individually change their intensity and color. Each module was created from 3D printed components, custom electronic elements, addressable LED strips, and laser-cut skins made out of recyclable PET plastic and synthetic paper. This work is an exemplary display of Future Cities Lab&rsquo;s interest in liminal spaces and location, as the glass wall allows for multiple views and perspectives on this ever-changing installation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist: Future Cities Lab, San Francisco<br /> Project Team: Jason Kelly Johnson, Nataly Gattegno, Ripon DeLeon<br /> Production: Fernando Amenedo, Jeffrey Maeshiro, Ji Ahn, Nainoa Cravalho, Kate Richter<br /> Fabrication: Machinic Digital Prototyping &amp; Consulting Services, San Francisco <br /> YBCA: Betti-Sue Hertz, curator; John Foster Cartwright, lead preparator / media specialist</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:12:02 +0000 - Oakland Museum of California - April 16th - September 25th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>We hope this exhibit encourages people to think critically about marijuana, the research available on it, and how it is presented in the media. Our goal is that this exhibition will help people have informed conversations with their families and friends about what type of marijuana policy is right for California."</em>&mdash; Sarah Seiter, Associate Curator of Natural Sciences</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In Spring 2016, OMCA presents the first-ever museum exhibition to focus on marijuana in California today. Designed as a catalyst for conversation and reflection around the marijuana plant, its uses, evolving public attitudes, and the complex policy and social issues surrounding it, the exhibition explores the many ways that people consider cannabis, presented through the perspectives, knowledge, and opinions of a diverse range of community members and groups. With marijuana increasingly in the news, and California on the verge of making important decisions around marijuana that will impact people living in this state, the exhibition provides a community space where people can come together to learn, question, discuss, and add their voice to the different points of views surrounding this complex and evolving topic<em>.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Altered State: Marijuana in California <em>is made possible in part by generous support from the Oakland Museum Women&rsquo;s Board.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><img style="width: 46px; height: 63px;" src="" alt="" /></em></p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:07:16 +0000 - Oakland Museum of California - December 12th, 2015 - April 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">In a unique mash-up,&nbsp;<em>UNEARTHED</em><em>: Found + Made</em>&nbsp;intermixes work by a contemporary artist with the creative practice of amateur local clubs. Oakland-born, Los Angeles-based artist Jedediah Caesar imitates geological processes in making his sculptures, sometimes encasing found objects from the urban environment in clear or colored resin. The California Suiseki Society and the San Francisco Suiseki Kai practice a Japanese tradition of carefully collecting, appreciating, and displaying stones on carved wooden platforms. Placing Caesar&rsquo;s sculpture alongside suiseki by members of these clubs highlights a similarity in process they share: each collects loose material from the landscape, reworking and presenting it for shared appreciation. Highlighting the mashing-up of two distinct types of activity and the literal act of taking things from the earth,&nbsp;<em>UNEARTHED</em><em>: Found + Made</em>&nbsp;features the comparisons between these two practices to generate conversation and mutual understanding across communities and creative ways of working.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:06:06 +0000 Erik Scollon - Romer Young Gallery - February 27th - April 2nd Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:59:21 +0000