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Presented by CCA's Graphic Design Program in collaboration with the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Wednesday, January 22, 7:00–8:00 pm

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

More info: Rita Souther, rsouther@cca.edu, 415.355.9673

David Reinfurt, an independent graphic designer and writer in New York, will present Dexter Sinister's recent work and discuss the endless task of tracking versions.

On the first business day of 2000, Reinfurt formed O-R-G inc., a flexible graphic design practice composed of a constantly shifting network of collaborators.

Together with graphic designer Stuart Bailey, Reinfurt established Dexter Sinister in 2006 -- a workshop in the basement at 38 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side in New York. The workshop is intended to model a Just-In-Time economy of print production, running counter to the contemporary assembly-line realities of large-scale publishing.

This involves avoiding waste by working on-demand, using local, cheap machinery, considering alternative distribution strategies, and collapsing distinctions of editing, design, production, and distribution into one efficient activity.

Dexter Sinister published the semiannual arts magazine Dot Dot Dot from 2006-11. Reinfurt recently launched a new umbrella project called The Serving Library with Stuart Bailey and Angie Keefer.

Reinfurt was a 2010 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow in Architecture and Design and currently teaches at Princeton University.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993 and received an MFA from Yale University in 1999.

 

 

Presented by the Architecture division

January 22–29

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: architecture@cca.edu or 415.703.9562

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has partnered with Andrew Kudless, associate professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts (CCA), and his students have fostered a laboratory for creativity and innovation in tilt-up concrete construction.

This exhibition represents CCA Architecture's contribution to the TCA's 2014 Competition, featuring student work from Kudless's fall 2013 Generative Design course.

 

Presented by Career Development

Wednesday, January 22, 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Open to design majors: Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and MFA Design

More info: Stephanie Smith

Career Development welcomes Reebok to California College of the Arts. Check out the following two opportunities for design-related majors:

  1. Sign up now for a 20-minute portfolio review session with a Reebok recruiter (the boardroom); then
  2. RSVP for a lunch-and-learn information session between 1 to 2 p.m. in GC7 (seminar room)

About Reebok

Globally, Reebok has over 130 highly creative designers who develop innovative and relevant fitness products for consumers. Reebok designers have technical product experience or experience in fashion, or both -- in footwear and apparel alike -- as well as superior design skills, attention to details, color and materials.

Reebok offers fall/winter brand design internships one-year apprenticeships and summer-brand design Internships.

Each opportunity provides a qualified candidate with the chance to gain hands-on experience in assisting Reebok's footwear, apparel, graphics, and color design teams.

January 22–28

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Wed., Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

More info: architecture@cca.edu 415.703.9562

Architecture Division Jury Prize Exhibition features the best work of all Architecture and Interior Design programs. Exhibition takes place throughout the Nave, including the alcove.

Zoë Ozma, Joey Tagliatela, Aaron Nishina, Magali Carrizales, Jade Wong, Zoe Tuck, and Rhys Larkin

January 21–25

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.</strong></p>

Group Exhibition

January 21–25

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, January 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Four artists working in furniture, painting, illustration, sculpture, and ceramics. "We are artists here to create beauty from chaos, emotion, and a tad bit of intuition."

Oscar Barragan, Atoosa Maleki and Talita Suassuna

January 21–25

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

SCALENE comes from the Greek skalenos meaning uneven or unequal. It refers to a triangle that has its three sides unequal.

Group Exhibition

January 20–February 1

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, January 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A SOMArts Cultural Center graphic design exhibition

January 14–February 13

SOMArts Cultural Center | 934 Brannan Street | San Francisco

Opening event: Thursday, January 16, 6–9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tues.–Fri., Noon–7 p.m. & Sat., noon–5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Visit the SOMArts website website for additional exhibition information »

All Possible Futures, curated by Graphic Design faculty member Jon Sueda, features speculative work created by contemporary graphic designers. It includes everything from self-generated provocations to experimental work created in parallel with client-based assignments to projects in which commissions have been tackled with a high level of autonomy and critical investigation.

The featured work reveals different levels of visibility and public-ness within the graphic design process. Some projects were made for clients and exist in a “real world” context, while others -- failed proposals, experiments, sketches, incomplete thoughts -- would otherwise be totally hidden and unnoticed.

All Possible Futures explores the potential of graphic design and celebrates a questioning of boundaries regarding concepts, processes, technologies, and form.

Participating graphic designers:

Abake; Appetite Engineers; Bob Aufuldish; Ludovic Balland; Rachel Berger; Peter Bil’ak; Catalogtree; Dexter Sinister; Daniel Eatock; Jan Evart, Julian Hagen, and Daniël Maarleveld; Experimental Jetset; Ed Fella; General Working Group; Hansje van Halem; David Karwan; Mr. Keedy; Na Kim; Jürg Lehni; Willem Henri Lucas; LUST; MacFadden and Thorpe; Karel Martens; Jeremy Mende and Bill Hsu; Metahaven; Mevis van Deursen; Moniker; Lesley Moore; Karl Nawrot & Walter Warton; Radim Pesko; Practise; Project Projects; PSY/OPS; ResearchCenteredDesign; Joel Stillman; Sulki and Min; Volume Inc.; and Zak Group

Visit the All Possible Futures website for additional information »

All Possible Futures is made possible by the generous support of swissnex San Francisco.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA Program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The exhibition and accompanying publication were created with the generous help of a California College of the Arts faculty development grant.

 

January 13–23

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Wednesday, January 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.</strong></p>
<p>Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (closed Monday, Jan. 2)<br />
Info: <a href="mailto:dsmith@cca.edu">dsmith@cca.edu</a></p>