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Wednesday, February 12, 7:30–10:30 pm
"Eleven Eleven" Issue 16 is now available online!

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Eleven Eleven Issue 16, a biannual journal of literature and art published through the MFA Program in Writing, is now available to enjoy online, so we're throwing a release party and reading!

Come celebrate our with us and hear four of our fabulous featured writers read their works:

Brandon Brown

Brown's most-recent book is Flowering Mall (Roof). He writes about art and culture for Open Space and Art Practical. He is an editor at Krupskaya, and occasionally publishes small-press materials under the imprint OMG!

Shadow Lanka (Big Lucks), his forthcoming book of prose, is expected in 2014.

Mary Burger

Burger is an Oakland-based writer and visual artist. Her writing often combines aspects of poetry, fiction, and essay. She's the author of Then Go On (Litmus Press, 2012).

Recent work has appeared in The Encyclopedia Project, Volta, Your Impossible Voice, and the Poetic Labor Project.

Cassandra Dallett

Dallett occupies Oakland. Dallett writes of a counter-culture childhood in Vermont and her ongoing adolescence in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She has been published in Slip Stream, Sparkle and Blink, Out Of Our, Up The River, Hip Mama, and The Criminal Class Review, among many others. She just released Wet Reckless (Manic D Press, 2013), a full-length book of poetry.

D. Scot Miller

Miller is a Bay Area writer, visual artist, teacher, and curator. He sits on the board of directors of Nocturnes Review, and is a regular contributor to the East Bay Express, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Popmatters, and City Lights and Mosaic magazine.

In 2011 the San Francisco Arts Commission worked with Miller on his AfroSurreal San Francisco Project. Miller is author of The AfroSurreal Manifesto and is completing a book of AfroSurreal poems, based on his Afro-surreal novel, Knot Frum Hear.

We’d like to thank the following people and organizations: Juvenal Acosta, Mary Behm-Steinberg, Last Gasp Publishing, Jay MillAr, Hazel Millar and BookThug, Gabriela Morales and Red Hen Press, David Morini, Grazia Peduzzi and Emergent Art Space, Jerome Rothenberg, Aimee Phan, and Jeff Von Ward for their assistance, advice and support in producing this issue.

About Eleven Eleven

Eleven Eleven is a biannual journal of literature and art published through the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The aim of our publication is to provide a forum for risk and experimentation and to serve as an exchange between writers and artists.

Visit www.elevenelevenjournal.com for additional details.

Painting Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 12, 4:00–5:30 pm

Drawing Room (room 200), 2nd floor, Montgomery Bldg. (formerly PLAySPACE gallery)
Free and open to the public

More info: John Jenkins, jjenkins@cca.edu

Laeh Glenn (BFA Painting/Drawing 2008) has been in several exhibitions including, Made in Space, curated by Laura Owens and Peter Harawik, Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Venus Over Manhattan, New York; Territory: Week 5, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles; Spectrum Suite, Nicelle Beauchene, New York; The Fishes Laeh Glenn and Owen Kydd, CSA Space, Vancouver; and Formwandler Richard Telles, Los Angeles.

She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from UCLA in 2012.

Group Exhibition

February 11–15

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Tiffany Rodriguez, Kat Parizi and Leona Legarte

February 11–15

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

February 11–15

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 10–15

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 10–15

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 10–15

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

February 4–15

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

Organized by CCA Career Development Office

February 3–15

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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A touch of this, a touch of that . . . a résumé is never done. Come see what your fellow students have stirred together in this unique exhibition and learn some tips and tricks to cook up a refined résumé that best reflects you!

Work from Mariella Poli's Interdisciplinary Course

February 3–15

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC), CCA, Openhouse, and the SF LGBT Community Center

February 1–March 15
Image by CCA student Tyler Jones-Powell

SF LGBT Community Center | 3rd Floor | 1800 Market Street | San Francisco

Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1–3 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon.–Thurs., noon–10 p.m.; Friday, noon–6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
More info: Rudy Lemcke, Communications Director, Queer Cultural Center, 415.626.8724, communications@queerculturalcenter.org

Alternative Futures, an exhibition of visionary architectural designs by students at California College of the Arts (CCA), will be on display on the third floor of  the San Francisco LGBT Community Center February 1–March 15, 2014.

A free, public reception is planned for Saturday, February 8, 1–3 p.m., where the public can interact with the exhibition curator, the student designers, and some of the individuals leading the 55 Laguna project.

In creating their designs, CCA Architecture students took their primary inspiration from 55 Laguna, an LGBT senior-housing project currently being developed in San Francisco. They were challenged to think about the specific history and needs of the LGBT senior community, and then asked to imagine new strategies for multi-unit housing in the city.

The exhibition is curated by Neal Schwartz AIA, associate professor of Architecture at CCA, as part of the ongoing Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts (QCCA) program.

The program is a collaborative effort of QCC and CCA aimed at uplifting the profile of the queer arts movement by bringing together locally and nationally renowned queer artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars to discuss a broad range of LGBT topics in humanities and the arts.

January 24–February 12

Oliver Art Center, 5212 Broadway Avenue (at College Avenue)
Opening Reception: February 5, 5:30-7:30
Hours: Mon.-Fri.,10-noon and 1-4 p.m.; Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Join us for the tenth annual Textiles Program student exhibition, Textilites, juried by Kate Nartker and Tali Weinberg.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
Info: 415.355.9673 or wattis.org

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Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities draws upon works by two artists of different generations, Susan Hiller and Daria Martin. Both were born in the United States (Martin was born and raised in San Francisco) and are now based in London.

The selection of works spans different moments in each artist’s practice. Martin works exclusively in 16-millimeter film, and Hiller operates across multiple mediums.

Martin’s film Soft Materials (2004) and Hiller’s installation Belshazzar’s Feast (1983-84) are the conceptual points of departure. Though they were created 20 years apart, both reveal a deep sensitivity to the fraught, yet potentially transformative, relationship between humans and technology.

The exhibition also approaches such expansive subjects as the unconscious, dreams, affect, feminism, and intimacy, as well as more unusual conditions such as telekinesis (as in Hiller’s Wild Talents [1997]) and mirror-touch synaesthesia (as in Martin’s Sensorium Tests [2012]).

The “provisional” of the title is meant to imply a specific kind of temporality, a conditional suspension of the present that favors a visionary way of thinking. Hiller and Martin’s respective artistic practices resist the security that a single, finite reality provides, and instead propose that parallel, alternative, and corrective realities can alter the way we perceive the past, present, and future.

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities is generously supported by the Kadist Art Foundation.

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 Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29
John Baldessari, "Two Voided Books," 1990

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
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Codex is a rumination on the idea that even though books have effectively been “flattened” in our digital age, we persist in expecting our screen-based reading experiences to imitate “traditional” books: by retaining page numbers, by simulating the turning of pages, et cetera.

Numerous artists throughout history have experimented with transitioning books from three-dimensional to two-dimensional and vice versa, and it continues to be a recurring motif in the most recent contemporary art.

Codex will be organized around myriad works -- a virtual library -- presented on a central wall. Some of the works take the known form of the artist’s book; others venture further afield.

Codex was conceived by Pierre Leguillon, an artist and book collector, during his 2013 residency in San Francisco. The title is a reference to the earliest known bound books, which appeared between the 1st and 2nd century AD. Replacing the scroll, codexes made it possible to more intuitively hierarchize the content of a text and allowed more immediate access to a desired page.

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Codex is made possible through a collaboration with Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève), Switzerland, and generously supported by swissnex San Francisco. Codex has was originally presented at Live in Your Head, HEAD – Genève’s curatorial institute.

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 Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.

 

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.