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March 5, 2013 7:30 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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In conjunction with the exhibition The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens, the Wattis Institute presents weekly talks and panel discussions in which CCA faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers examine issues surrounding moving-image works in the age of infinite screens.

TONIGHT: CCA Film faculty member Brook Hinton moderates this panel of artists and programmers, who will discuss challenges and strategies related to making, exhibiting, and distributing moving-image work in a continuously evolving “extra-theatrical” media landscape.

Panelists will include Sean Uyehara (programmer, San Francisco Film Society), Meghan O'Hara (filmmaker, CCA faculty, and co-director of In Country), Steve Polta (artistic director, San Francisco Cinematheque), and Anthony Discenza (media artist and CCA faculty).

Infinite Screens is co-organized with the Film Program at CCA.

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.

HearSay Reading Series

March 5, 2013 7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: humblepie@cca.edu

Malena Watrous, a San Francisco native, is the author of the novel If You Follow Me (Harper Perennial 2010). The manuscript won the Michener-Copernicus Award, and the first section of the novel was runner-up in the Pirate's Alley/Faulkner contest. Her stories and essays have appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Believer, GlimmerTrain, the Massachussetts Review, Salon.com, StoryQuarterly, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She contributes regular book reviews to the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times.

She attended the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop on a Truman Capote Fellowship, and in 2002 she was the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, followed by a Jones Lectureship. She now works for Stanford as a head instructor in the Online Writer's Workshop. Malena Watrous lives in San Francisco with her husband, Matt Schumaker, their son Max, and two cranky cats.

HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers. All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

Ceramics Lecture Series

March 5, 2013 7:15 pm

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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Info: 510.435.8909, 510.594.3617, or agonzalez@cca.edu

Jennifer Brazelton's sculptures are multilayered, organic abstractions with a political bent. Her current work is inspired by the unique two-dimensional shapes of maps created by Benjamin D. Hennig's PhD research. These gridded population cartograms reflect the human landscape but also suggest abstracted insects, fish, and flora. Brazelton was intrigued by the possibility of sculpting these shapes and Hennig was enthusiastic about creating a cross-pollination of the arts and sciences. Images of her sculpted cartograms have been included in several of his lectures, including a presentation to Population Special Group at the 2012 meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in New York.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 5–9, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Community Arts

March 5–9, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 4–9, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 4–9, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 4–9, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

March 4–8, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Mar. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. morning)
Info: 510.594.3642 or firstyear@cca.edu

Phase Forward is a thematic show of works by CCA art, design, and architecture students in their first year of undergraduate study. The exhibition is juried by students in CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and is intended to engage and challenge first-year students in presenting their work to the public.

Come see what ideas and issues are central to CCA’s newest makers.

Curated by Denali Schmidt

March 4–9, 2013

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

Featured Artists

Jane Gehrke
Henri Broyard
Andrea Bergen
Sarah Kim
Leinaala Lau
Morell cutler
Esteban Partida/Ayala
Saif Azzuz

March 1–30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Friday, March 1, 2013, 6-8 pm
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

Cinematic Moments is the first exhibition in an annual series titled The Order of Things drawn from the Kadist Art Foundation Collection. The exhibition aims to break down the structure and production of cinema -- specifically film, an important facet of California culture—into stages that are normally obscured.

Cinematic Moments asks what type of knowledge an exhibition is capable of producing, particularly as an exploration of the workings of a preexisting form of production -- a form that is directly related to the culture of its California surroundings. Cinematic Moments is constructed as an architecture that invites the viewer to step inside a moment in time.

The exhibition begins with a small book by the artist John Miller, who is based in New York and Berlin. His works, which range from painting to installation, are often critical yet humorous recapitulations of images and sets from iconic American films and television programs. It is a series of prosaically written descriptions of moments Miller deems cinematic.

Often no longer than five sentences in length, the descriptions range from a solicitous internal monologue to illustrations of specific visual scenes and emotional states. They are often mundane, yet strikingly real. Miller’s book collides individual moments such as scenes from a film, one negative after another, through simple juxtaposition.

Featured Artists

Mauricio Ancalmo, Erick Beltrán, David Berezin, Yoan Capote, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Nathaniel Dorsky, Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Charles Gaines, Ryan Gander, Loris Gréaud, Jiří Kovanda, Benoît Maire, Koki Tanaka, Ian Wallace, Haegue Yang

Cinematic Moments is curated by A. Will Brown (MA Curatorial Practice 2012). Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in art history and psychology from Goucher College.

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.

Residential Life Group Exhibition

February 25–March 9, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.