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Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s&ndash\;Now \;examines strategies of public practice by women artists from the 1 970s to the present. The exhibition presents audio\, documentation\, epheme ra\, photography\, prints\, and video from a number of important historic a nd contemporary projects that explore the inherent politics and social cond itions of creating art in public space. A number of public programs\, inclu ding new commissions featuring performances by Constance Hockaday and Jenif er K. Wofford produced in collaboration with Southern Exposure\, will accom pany the exhibition\; in addition to a full color catalog featuring texts b y Marí\;a del Carmen Carrió\;n\, Courtney Fink\, Christian L. F rock\, Leila Grothe\, Stephanie Hanor\, PhD\, Valerie Imus\, Meredith Johns on\, and Tanya Zimbardo.

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DTEND:20151213 DTSTAMP:20150728T034356 DTSTART:20150916 GEO:37.7826776;-122.1875731 LOCATION:Mills College Art Museum\,5000 MacArthur Blvd. \nOakland\, CA 9461 3 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s-Now\, Amy Balkin\, Tania Bruguera\, Candy Chang\, Minerva Cuevas\, Agnes Denes\, Tatyana Fazlalizad eh\, Karen Finley\, Coco Fusco\, Guerilla Girls\, Sharon Hayes\, Lynn Hersh man Leeson\, Jenny Holzer\, Emily Jacir\, Suzanne Lacy\, Marie Lorenz\, Sus an O'Malley\, Adrian Piper\, Laurie Jo Reynolds | Tamms Year Ten\, Favianna Rodriguez\, Bonnie Ora Sherk\, Stephanie Syjuco\, Mierle Laderman Ukeles UID:391092 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150916T200000 DTSTAMP:20150728T034356 DTSTART:20150916T180000 GEO:37.7826776;-122.1875731 LOCATION:Mills College Art Museum\,5000 MacArthur Blvd. \nOakland\, CA 9461 3 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s-Now\, Amy Balkin\, Tania Bruguera\, Candy Chang\, Minerva Cuevas\, Agnes Denes\, Tatyana Fazlalizad eh\, Karen Finley\, Coco Fusco\, Guerilla Girls\, Sharon Hayes\, Jenny Holz er\, Emily Jacir\, Suzanne Lacy\, Lynn Hershman Leeson\, Marie Lorenz\, Sus an O'Malley\, Adrian Piper\, Favianna Rodriguez\, Bonnie Ora Sherk\, Stepha nie Syjuco\, Laurie Jo Reynolds | Tamms Year Ten\, Mierle Laderman Ukeles UID:391093 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is honored to announce &ld quo\;Forms of Japan\,&rdquo\; a solo exhibition featuring work by Michael K enna\, on view from September 3&mdash\;26\, 2015. In his first exhibition w ith the gallery\, Kenna will present photographs from his three decades of exploring Japan. His numerous pilgrimages to the island nation have resulte d in a body of hauntingly beautiful monochromatic work which will be featur ed in his latest book\, Forms of Japan\, to be published by Preste l this fall. Every step of the analog photographic process is important to Kenna\, from physically and spiritually connecting with his subject matter\ , to personally printing every photograph in his own darkroom. For the grea t majority of his career\, Kenna has photographed exclusively on black and white film with manually-operated cameras. He still insists on working with out any digital editing.

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Stre et photographer Garry Winogrand once wrote about &ldquo\;photographing to s ee what something looks like photographed&rdquo\;. The element of unknowing and sense of curiosity captured by this statement have been the foundation of Kenna&rsquo\;s artistic process for the better part of forty years. &ld quo\;I don&rsquo\;t do any \;elaborate preparation before I go to a loc ation. Essentially\, I walk\, explore and photograph. I never know whether I will be \;there minutes\, hours or days\,&rdquo\; he says. To Kenna\, thephotographer and subject matter are in collaboration to produce each sh ot. &ldquo\;I like to think I am having a conversation with whatever I phot ograph. I try not to steal an image\, but rather acknowledge that a photogr aph is being made\,&rdquo\; he explains. Kenna feels that approaching the l andscape as a creative partner with the intention to have an "equal exchang e of energy" inevitably results in scenes which might not otherwise have pr esented themselves to him.

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&l dquo\;Atmospheric memory&rdquo\; refers to the sensation of standing in a p lace that evokes the past. The Japanese landscape is infused with the exper ience of this kind of memory\, and Kenna&rsquo\;s obsession with visiting a nd re-visiting the same places is one that is long-held:

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I had a childhood game in which I would write m y name on a piece of paper with the date\, then place them around my house\ , on the rooftop\, in the garden\, in the local park. The object of the gam e was to see how long it would be before I went back and found them. I want ed to see what had changed with the physical paper\, how I myself had chang ed\, whether the writing on it had become more fragmented or abstract from time and the elements. &mdash\;Michael Kenna \;

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Hons hu\, Hokkaido\, Kyushu\, Okinawa and Shikoku islands are where he plays a r evised version of this game as an adult\, and black and white photographs t ake the place of scraps of paper. Many of Kenna&rsquo\;s photographs captur e this atmospheric memory\, amidst the soft and diffused light of dawn or a long unpaved roads that seem simultaneously familiar and less-traveled.

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Michael Kenna spent seven years in seminary studies at St. Joseph&rsquo\;s College in Upholland\, Lancashir e\, England prior to pursuing a life of art making. Deciding against the pr iesthood\, he began to study art at the \; Banbury School of Art in Oxf ordshire\, and then attended the London College of Printing to train to be a commercial photographer. Not long after\, he decided to follow his passio n for landscape photography work and moved to the U.S. in the late 1970s. K enna&rsquo\;s theological background infuses his photographs with a pervasi ve sense of reflection and soulfulness. Subjects that recur regularly in hi s work are &ldquo\;plank walks that seemingly lead to no where\, horizons t hat are impossible destinations\, and mists that cannot be seen through. Th ey are all visual ways to express the absolute conundrum of life. Why did w e come here and where are we going?&rdquo\;

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Influenced by his Catholic origins\, Kenna has much reverenc e for the unknown\, which manifests in his work through a strong preference for suggestion over description. Vast areas of white\, gray\, and black ar e prominent in many compositions\; the hours of dawn and twilight are Kenna &rsquo\;s favorite hours to photograph\, when the sleepy mist blurs edges a nd details. &ldquo\;As a photographer\, I like that I am suggesting. It&rsq uo\;s like haiku poetry. I am giving a few elements\, not presenting an enc yclopedic vision with all of the details.&rdquo\;

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Michael Kenna was born in 1953 in Widnes\, Lancashire\ , England. He attended St. Joseph&rsquo\;s College in Upholland\, Lancashir e\, England\, prior to pursuing art studies at the Banbury School of Art in Oxfordshire\, and the London College of Printing. Major retrospectives of Kenna&rsquo\;s work have been presented at the Bibliothè\;que Nationa le de France\, Paris\, France\; \;the Miyanomori Art Museum\, Sapporo\, Japan\; the \;Moscow Museum of Modern Art\, Moscow\, Russia\; the Pala zzo Magnani Museum\, Reggio Emilia\, Italy\; and the Shanghai Art Museum\, Shanghai\, China. Kenna's photographs are included in numerous public colle ctions including the National Gallery of Art\, Washington\, D.C.\; the Art Institute of Chicago\; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\; the Bibliot hè\;que Nationale de France\, Paris\; the Shanghai Art Museum\; the T okyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography\; and the Victoria and Albert Museu m\, London. In 2000\, Kenna received the prestigious award of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government. Kenna spent over twenty-five years living in the Bay Area. He currently lives and works in S eattle\, Washington. He has photographed for over forty years\, and has had over fifty published books and monographs. This will be his first exhibiti on with the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

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In this short lunchtime gallery talk\, artist and tattoo mas ter Don Ed Hardy discusses the history and meaning of Amy Winehouse&rsquo\; s tattoos.

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Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Amy Win ehouse: A Family Portrait.

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In this short lunchtime gallery talk\, poet and performer Br andon Brown responds to Scottish artist Katie Patterson&rsquo\;s Dying Star Letters\, featured in the exhibition Night Begins the Day: Re thinking Space\,Time\, and Beauty. In 2010\, Patterson began drafting letters o f condolence for individual stellar deaths.

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Brandon Brown is the au thor of four books\, most recently Top 40 and Flowering Mall\, both from Ro of. His work has appeared recently in Open Space\, the blog and magazine of SFMOMA\, Art Practical\, Maggy\, Elderly\, Berkeley Poetry Review\, and Where Eagles Dare. He lives in O akland.

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On the for tieth anniversary of Born to Run\, Litquake and The Museum celebra te the singer-songwriter. Dramatic interpretations of Springsteen&rsquo\;s lyrics\, personal reminiscences\, and music by Joyce Maynard\, Phil Bronste in\, Carey Perloff\, Ben Fong-Torres\, Mathew Zapruder\, and more.

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In this short lunchtime gallery talk\, rock critic Greil Mar cus discusses Winehouse&rsquo\;s unique interpretation of rock classics\, d rawing from his recent book The History of Rock &lsquo\;N&rsquo\; Roll in Ten Songs.

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Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.

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