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Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series

February 27, 2013 7:15 pm
AE-11, Live Ammo, MOCA Taipei (image is interactive)

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC4

Free and open to the public

Shih Chieh Huang creates a sculptural ecosystem using found and collected objects -- including toys, plastic bags, electrical devices, and sensors -- into beautiful, ethereal installations that seem unexpectedly organic and life-like.

For an upcoming exhibition at YBCA, he will create a work that reflects on the Bay Area’s rich legacy in both the machine performance movement and the counter-cultural aesthetics of psychedelia.

Taiwanese-born Huang has exhibited his sculptures and installations at the Busan Biennial; Aichi Triennial; 52nd Venice Biennale; Biennial Zero1 San Jose; Biennial Cuvée in Austria; the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; and MOCA Shanghai.

His solo exhibitions have been held at RISD Museum of Art, Beall Center for Art and Technology and MOCA Taipei.

In 2010, Huang received an Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, which culminated with a solo exhibition in the Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Hall Focus Gallery in September 2011. Huang’s other awards include a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Arts Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculpture Award, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and residencies at Art Omi, Skowhegan and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.

Huang received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts and is based in New York.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Departmental Exhibition

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Residential Life Group Exhibition

February 25–March 9, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

February 25–March 2, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Illustration Program

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30-7 pm

Exhibition takes place in the new Student Gallery (2nd floor of the former Wattis Gallery)
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An exhibition featuring the 10 winning illustrations and entries submitted to the New York Society of Illustrators Student Competition.

Please join us!

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.