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Presented by PLAySPACE

December 7, 2012 6:00 pm
Touring the Social Imaginary

Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) Office Space Gallery
1246 Folsom Street, #100, San Francisco
Open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 5 p.m.

The factors that shape and reshape our feelings of connection to place are many, from cultural upbringing, imposed ethnic stereotypes, nationalism, and migration, to the policy dictations of the US census. In Pointless Show, CCA MFA students Arash Fayez and Christie Noh point to the ambiguities of identity and the constant construction and reconstruction of subjectivity in relation to place. The artists use manipulated maps, found-footage, counterfeit radio stations, interviews, and surveys to question what and who shape their subjectivities as Asian American/Asian/Iranian/Middle Eastern/American artists.

Through the infiltration of a work environment, Fayez and Noh ask sweeping questions about Asian identity and how it shifts based on where one is located in the moment. Occupying the Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) office as gallery as office, the artists play with our own perceptions of where we are and what that means. Is what we experience in KSW a part of everyday office life? Is it art? Both? Their approach is playful, swapping names, bodies, locations, and voices, drawing on their own experiences and directly engaging others.

Pointless Show is the first of four programs in 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.

Other Related Events

Conjuring Multiple Histories
CATALYSTRANSIT

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

Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the nation's oldest multidisciplinary Asian American arts organization. For the past 40 years, KSW has nurtured creative spirit, offered an important platform for new voices to be heard, and connected artists with community. Every three months, in their office, KSW presents a debut solo show featuring an emerging Asian Pacific American artist. With this program, KSW makes use of the white walls, bright light, and high ceilings of their workspace as an opportunity for Asian Pacific American artists all year round.

Presented by the Interior Design Program

December 7, 2012, 5:00–8:00 pm

G Hensler's Design Lab | 160 S Linden Ave. #200 (up the stairs in the corner of the building) | South San Francisco

Free and open to the public
Info: Amy Campos, acampos@cca.edu

CCA's Interior Design juniors have produced full-scale material prototypes (walls, screens, furniture, surfaces) using excess leather and cloth belts generously donated from G Hensler & Co's overstock inventory.

Please join us in celebrating this work!

See students in action as they piece their projects together »

December 7, 2012 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Drop by to meet with recruiters from Talent Avenue and have them review your résumé or portfolio. Talent Avenue is a creative staffing agency that matches top-tier creative talent, in both contract and full-time positions, with top-notch creative industry clients.

The recruiting team has several years of experience in the staffing/recruiting/marketing/advertising/creative industries and works on an individualized basis with candidates and clients to provide the best talent and the perfect match for every position.

Specialization in animation, graphic design, illustration, and interaction design.

Their business development team works closely with hiring managers at various design firms, major corporations, ad agencies as well as many startups. Within the last three months they have placed staff at companies such as Citrix Online, Ammunition, Mevio Inc., Kontagent, Intertrust, Creative Lift, Speck Design, Barnes & Noble (Nook), and many more.

December 5–13, 2012

Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

Join us for Graduate and undergraduate final projects!

Wednesday, December 5
in the Nave
noon–3 pm: BArch Studio 0
2–7 pm: MArch Studio 1

Friday, December 7
in the Nave
9 am–1 pm: BArch Studio 1
3–7 pm: BArch Studio 3 and MArch Studio 3

Saturday, December 8
in the Nave
8 am–5 pm: Advanced Studio and CBD Reviews

Sunday, December 9
in the Nave
9 am–1 pm: Interior Design Studio Practice 1 and Interior Design Tools and Technology 1
1:30–5:30 pm: Interior Design Studio Practice 3 and Interior Design Materiality and Space 3
3–7 pm: Interior Design Linkage Studio

Wednesday, December 12
in the Boardroom
3–9 pm: MArch Thesis Reviews

Thursday, December 13
in East 1
8 am–3 pm: MArch Thesis Reviews

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

December 4–8, 2012
Michelle Ng

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

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

December 4–8, 2012

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

December 4–8, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Dec. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed. until 7:30 p.m.
Info: scc@cca.edu

A showcase of works by the diverse students of CCA. This is the second annual exhibition of Students of Color Coalition (SCC) and demonstrates the coming together of students in support of one another.

Learn more about the Students of Color Coalition »

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

December 3–8, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

December 3–8, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Tomoko Murakami's Relief Printing Class

December 3–15, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

December 3–8, 2012

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

December 3–7, 2012

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Dec. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. morning)
Info: asmith5@cca.edu

An exhibition of work by 16 Sculpture artists about 16 different things. Students are enroiled in Brian Conley’s senior project course.

Students:
Esra Canogullari, Kacie Gansel, Margarita Herrera, Francine Marquis, Travis McFlynn, Oliva Neal, Zena Segre, Brian Huck, Nicholas Morris, Kellie Wolfe, Kellie Arceneaux, Jackie Baxtion, Adam Carlin, Simin Eivazi, Courtney Janveier, and Alexander Goldman.

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.

Related Events

Pointless Show
Conjuring Multiple Histories

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.