Warfield: Project Survival

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Warfield: Project Survival

988 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
May 30th, 2009 - June 30th, 2009
Opening: May 30th, 2009 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Luggage Store Gallery Program
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
mixed-media, installation, video-art, graffiti/street-art, modern, sculpture


Opening Reception Saturday May 30, 2009, 8 - 10:30 pm, Luggage Store Gallery,
1007 Market Street (nr. 6th St.), San Francisco, CA.

Installation at the Warfield Building, 988 Market St., runs June 1 - 30, 2009

Project Survival uses projection, found materials, and LED lighting to make a rich and colorful sculptural installation that involves all seven stories of the Warfield building's corner façade at Market St. and Sixth St. in San Francisco. The theme is survival, that struggle we all face each day. The design is stratified layers, starting with decay and trauma, then growth and water, and finally light, the ultimate survival need. The art installation can be seen from the street day or night, through the month of June.

About the artists: The artists are graduate and undergraduate students at San Francisco Art Institute, studying with Carlos Villa, painting faculty member at SFAI. Participating artists: Philip Benn, Peter Belkin, Shaan Bevan, Juan Bocca, Richard Casteneda, Percy Cannon, Kai-Ting Chuang, Elinor Diamond, Christian Ebert, Molly Evans, Cathy Fairbanks, Marcela Florez, Jono Goodman, Bailey Greenwood, Melkorka Helgadóttir, Jordan Jablon, Jesse Jacobellis, Rebecca Kopp, Hava Liberman, Kelly Mason, Henry McAlpine, Joe Melamed, Nick Miller, Duncan Noell Nelson, Karl Nelson, Lily Nickelson, Ukiah Pearson, Ernest Regua, Katrina Richter, Jessica Tai, Kerbi Urbanowski and Jevijoe Vitug.

About the Luggage Store Programs: The Luggage Store Programs build community by organizing multidisciplinary arts programming accessible to and reflective of the Bay Area's residents. Founded in 1987 by Darryl Smith and Laurie Lazer, the Luggage Store organizes exhibitions, performing arts events, arts education and public art programs designed to amplify the voices of the region's diverse artists and residents, to promote inclusion and respect, to reduce inter-group tensions and to work toward dispelling the stereotypes and fears that continue to separate us.

About the Warfield Building: The Warfield Building, 988 Market Street, houses the famous Warfield Theatre, a famous rock and roll venue that was home to the Grateful Dead and has hosted a wide variety of artists including Erykah Badu, Les Claypool, Prince, and the Shaolin Monks of China. The building is owned by David Addington, who has generously opened the space for public art exhibitions before renovations are completed.

For more information about the installation, please contact Hava Liberman, SFAI student, at 415-203-1587 or For more information about the Luggage Store Programs, visit



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