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Design and Craft Lecture Series

October 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: 415.551.9293 or designandcraft@cca.edu

Gabriel Craig is a metalsmith, writer, and craft activist. His performative use of craft engages diverse audiences in discussions about self-sufficiency, labor, consumption, and tradition. His studio work has been exhibited internationally and has been featured in numerous books and magazines. His critical writings have appeared in prominent craft publications, including Metalsmith, American Craft, and Fiberarts. He has lectured throughout the country on his own artistic work, the history of decorative arts, and contemporary craft. He has carried out residencies at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Craig received a BFA in metals and jewelry from Western Michigan University and an MFA in jewelry and metalworking from Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives and works in Detroit with his fiancée and fellow metalsmith, Amy Weiks. His CCA lecture will include a discussion of mining and ethical material sourcing.

The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.

Cosponsored by the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

October 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Zarouhie Abdalian is a featured artist in When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. She received an MFA from CCA in 2010. She was a featured artist in the the 2011 Istanbul Biennial (she created a site-specific work entitled Having Been Held Under the Sway) and she is also a featured artist in the 2012 Shanghai Biennial. She lives and works in Oakland.

Small Talks is a mini lecture series held every Wednesday at the CCA Wattis Institute. The intent is to prompt dialogue and connect the artistic practices and research concerns of CCA faculty with the themes of the exhibition When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. Small Talks are one hour in duration.

Generous support for When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes provided by C. Ross Sappenfield and Laura Brugger, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, and Laura and Joe Sweeney.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. General support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator's Forum.

October 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception to follow
Free and open to the public

Info: 415.551.9330 or pzahedani@cca.edu

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Illustrator Mark Matcho has worked since 1985 mainly on editorial projects. His nostalgic and humorous illustrations have appeared in Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Businessweek, to name just a few. Presented by the Illustration Program.

Show Yuan, Nicholas Lyndon-Williams, Tarang Gala and Isaiah Kim

October 23–27, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Andrea Bergen, Danielle Galante and Carolynn Lee

October 23–27, 2012

Center for Art and Public Life, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

October 23–27, 2012
Kaiya Batsel-Alfresco

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Andrew Bang, Marcus Lee, Woodrow, Nick Heskes, Michael Kang, Tamara Chang, and friends

October 23–27, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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The Painting/Drawing Club exhibition brings together Painting students and celebrates the members enjoyment of the beauty of painting.

Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Mariella Poli's Interdisciplinary Course

October 22–27, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

October 22–27, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Illustrations

October 22–27, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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October 4–November 2, 2012

Alter Space, 1158 Howard Street, San Francisco

Reception: Fri., Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m.
Hours: Thur.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Info: alterspace.co/calendar

The Individualized Major Program presents an interdisciplinary exhibition of ideas about other places, getting lost, wandering, and the possibility that the wrong place is exactly where we need to be. Behold souvenirs and wonders from distant lands: distant in time, distant in space, and existing only in the mind.

The participating artists transform the gallery space into a giant cabinet of marvels including dioramas, films, and fantastic tales chronicling the thousand realms of wonder that lie beyond our familiar experience: the New World, the Old World, outer space, alternative versions of the everyday world, flights of fancy, and places you’ve never been.

Celebrating 25 Years of the Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition

September 27–October 27, 2012

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Sept. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at 510.594.3604 or rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Info: cbradley@cca.edu

Recent works by artists who have received the Barclay Simpson Award since its inception in 1987. For 25 years now, this generous award has given CCA graduate student artists crucial financial support and an exhibition opportunity at a pivotal point in their development.

Read more about the Barclay Simpson Award »

The quality of the recent work by these artists is a testament to the value of such a grant. Their diverse practices and methods of production range from painting to printmaking, drawing, sculpture, video, sound, installation, social practice, and other interdisciplinary forms.

Featured artists:

Anthony Discenza
Dina Danish
Bill Durgin
Patricia Esquivias
Harrell Fletcher
Llewellyn Fletcher
Mik Gaspay
Josh Greene
Todd Hido
David Huffman
Hannah Ireland
Lawrence La Bianca
Katie Lewis
Travis Joseph Meinolf
Linn Myers
Scott Oliver
Patricia Olynyk
Conrad Ruiz
Gabrielle Teschner
Hank Willis Thomas
Imin Yeh

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute

September 13–December 1, 2012

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9210 or www.wattis.org

The legendary exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, presented in 1969 at Kunsthalle Bern, Germany, has been exhaustively discussed, researched, and examined. It has inspired essays, books, conferences . . . and now, at the CCA Wattis Institute, another exhibition.

In September 2012, Wattis director Jens Hoffmann will tackle the history and the myths surrounding When Attitudes Become Form with a new “sequel” exhibition, When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes.

The original show, curated by Harald Szeemann, featured 69 conceptual artists working in fields known today as post-Minimalism, Arte Povera, Land art, and beyond. The Wattis exhibition will feature more than 80 artists, all working within the legacy of Conceptual art, including the following:

Simon Fujiwara
Claire Fontaine
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Ryan Gander
Walead Beshty
Renata Lucas
Adriana Lara
Carey Young

The show will also bring together archival material, floor plans, installation images, and ephemera from the 1969 show.

Generous support for When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes provided by C. Ross Sappenfield and Laura Brugger, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, and Laura and Joe Sweeney.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. General support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator’s Forum.

September 4, 2012–May 10, 2013
Touring the Social Imaginary

CATALYSTRANSIT is a project organized by Ana Labastida, circulating through the Bay Area’s Casual Carpool from Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland to Fremont Street in San Francisco, that questions how we interpret the mundane moments during commutes.

To participate, or for more information, visit www.catalystransit.com.

This project is part of Touring the Social Imaginary, a series of exhibitions and participatory, public programs across the Bay Area organized by PLAySPACE, that map the social imaginary using research-intensive processes to ask questions about places and the people that inhabit them.

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About PLAySPACE

PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented toward, the academic community.

This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.