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Presented as part of the Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series

February 20, 2013 7:15 pm
Simulation Masturbation, 2009, watercolor and gouache on paper, 26" x 40"

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC4

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Brett Reichman is a painter and associate professor at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Born in Pittsburgh, he has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1984.

His work came to fruition in the late 1980s out of cultural activism that addressed the AIDS epidemic and gay identity politics and was curated into early exhibitions that acknowledged those formative issues.

Reichman's highly detailed, labor-intensive approach to realism addresses the complexities of identity politics. Through the post-modern staging of the figure in performative situations with objects, he questions societal norms by constructing images of exaggeration and artifice.

This inquiry into the politics of gay culture critiques political correctness and cultural assimilation through images that convey an amplified visibility and difference.

These exhibitions include Situation: Perspectives on Work by Lesbian and Gay Artists at New Langton Arts in San Francisco, The Anti-Masculine at the Kim Light Gallery in Los Angeles, Beyond Loss at the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington, D.C, and In A Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice at the Berkeley Art Museum.

He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at Gallery Paule Anglim and Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco; PPOW Gallery and Feature Inc., in New York; and the Orange County Museum of Art. Reichman’s work is in many public collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and the Orange County Museum.

His work is featured in the publications Art—A Sex Book by filmmaker John Waters and Bruce Hainley, Untitled Publication (Red Square) by Feature Inc, Pacific Light: A Survey of California Watercolor 1908-2008 by the Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, and In A Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice, among others.

Hosted by Mix & Stir: A Startup Studio

February 20, 2013, 6:30–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Tickets: $30 (CCA student discounts available with current ID); CCA alumni should use the code "CCAalum" when ordering tickets.
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Contact: Mary Anne Masterson, maryanne@mixandstirstudio.com

Mix & Stir Studio, a startup accelerator partnered with CCA, will host its second "Growth Hack" event. The panel brings together world-class leaders in experience design, behavioral science, venture capital, and tech.

Featured Panelists

Panelists will offer selected startups real-world advice and best practices on optimizing their products for user growth.

Tim Chang, Managing Director at Mayfield Fund
Stephen Kosslyn, Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (CASBS)
Maria Giudice, Founder/CEO Hot Studio
Hiroshi Wald (moderator), Managing Director, Austral Capital Partners

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Attention CCA Alumni Entrepreneurs

Contact the organizers at [startup@mixandstirstudio.com](mailto:startup@mixandstirstudio.com] to join the panel onstage. Founders represented will get stage time and direct product advice from the panel.

It's a great opportunity to make connections with industry leaders and professionals around the community.

February 20, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Info: jzurier@cca.edu

This is the reception event for the All Disheveled Wandering Stars Exhibition.

Group Exhibition

February 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

February 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Feb. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed. open until 7:30 p.m.)
Info: jzurier@cca.edu

An exhibition featuring works by artists and designers who participated in John Zurier's 2012 summer study abroad course in Iceland. The class provided an introduction to Icelandic art and culture during a week stay in Reykjavik followed by two weeks of intensive studio on a horse farm, immersed in the landscape, geography, history, and culture of western Iceland. The emphasis was on experience of nature as a primary souce for the exploration of new artwork. The exhibition will include photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, video, furniture, and sound.

February 18–23, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 18–23, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 18–22, 2013

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9504 or ixd@cca.edu

Watch the video of this event on YouTube »

Junior-level IxD students shared their skills and points of view about design, while industry design leaders presented to students about how they are creating great learning environments.

The event fostered a commitment among professionals and student to further raise the quality of interaction design and nurture the next generation of designers.

CCA alumni Molly Ackerman-Brimberg (MFA Design 2009) and Matthew Baranauskas (MFA Design 2009) from Ziba decided to give back to the college by providing an educational internship opportunity for current student students to gain real-world experience.

In attendance at the launch were representatives from Apple, airbnb Bosch, Citrix, Facebook, frog, fuseproject, GE, Google, Greenstart, HOT Studio, IDEO, Snibbe Interactive, Stimulant, and VW ERL.

February 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tues., Feb. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: isap@cca.edu or cca.edu/students/isap

An art student's voyage includes venturing into new spaces and exploring the unknown. Becoming an international student adds annother layer to this sense of independence and excitement, as the student steps into a new country and culture.

Please join us for Artonomy, an exhibit that celebrates stepping into the unknown and features work by current international students and alumni of CCA’s study-abroad programs.

January 22–March 30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Note: The Wattis has a new location -- 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)

Reception: Tues., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens is coorganized with the Film Program and features Hearsay of the Soul (2012) by the acclaimed filmmaker and artist Werner Herzog. It will be the West Coast premiere of this work. The piece resurrects works by the Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker Hercules Pieterszoon Segers as cinematic projections in a five-channel video work with a musical score by the composer Ernst Reijseger.

The Wattis will present an accompanying program of weekly talks by CCA Film faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers focused on today’s rapidly evolving media landscape. These presentations will expand the content of the exhibition, further develop the research around these topics, expose students and audiences to a wider breadth of moving-image practices, and incorporate a multitude of voices and perspectives.

The Infinite Screens exhibition and public programs are made possible through the support of the Kadist Art Foundation; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; and a Cinema Visionaries grant.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund 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.