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Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Parachute Days is a celebration of indie art

Parachute Days, a celebration of indie art, is coming to West Marin on Saturday, Aug. 26. Crowdfunded and initiated by some of the area's youngest, brightest and most creative minds, it's a day of music, food and community that organizers hope will become a tradition.

Behind the festival is a team of five, led by Gabe Korty. With a photography degree from California College of the Arts, Korty used to be a part of an artists' collective called Session Space in Oakland. These days, he lives in Point Reyes Station, keeping himself busy with woodworking, sculpting, writing music and shooting film.

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Anthony Pearson, 'Untitled (Embedment)' (2017)

Living in the era of Donald Trump, people try to attach political analysis to all manner of art forms: film, literature, fashion and contemporary art are all viewed through the lens of fascism and demagoguery. Political art can be potent, of course, but it can also be reductive, mere sloganeering posing as fine art. Those kinds of simplistic political art gestures make one long for something more abstract, vague, and contemplative, whether it be the ancient geometric forms of Donald Judd or the opaque and cold beauty of Mark Rothko.

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Laura Braun

One day in the winter of 2004, California College of the Arts photography student Francesca "Frenchie" DeLorenzo sat down in front of her computer in her San Francisco apartment. She signed up to Craigslist and started drafting a post. It read something like this: "Young female photographer. Looking for men, to photograph at their place. It's for an art project." She then spent the next three years talking to over 30 local guys, visiting their homes and staging intimate portraits with them, inserting herself as the female protagonist.

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Laura Braun

O'Leary, who holds a BFA from the California College of the Arts and an MFA from Yale, set out to create a nuanced portrait of the psychological space in which women must balance their own identities, insecurities, and desires with the ever-present reality of imagery, according to a statement provided to Bustle.

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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Laura Braun

He honed his groove amid what were assumed to be the sleepy hamlets of Los Angeles, where he grew up. In the early ’70s, Sultan moved north earning his master’s of fine arts at the San Francisco Art Institute, and later taught there and at California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 by Laura Braun

When Melissa Kaseman would empty her son’s pockets after a day at preschool, she found an assortment of toys, art supplies, flowers, and crumpled pieces of paper. As a photographer whose minimalist style focuses on colour, she knew better than to throw them away.

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Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Laura Braun

The San Fernando Valley was his “Garden of Eden,” as he called the lawn of his family home, a paradise at once pure and tainted, innocent and sexualized. Self-exiled for most of his adult life in Northern California, where he was a beloved photography teacher at the San Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts, Sultan (1946-2009) traveled south over and over, like a migratory bird, to revisit and photograph some conjured version of his past.

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by Laura Braun

I did my undergrad at California College of Arts and Crafts [now California College of the Arts]. I studied under Jim Goldberg and Larry Sultan, and another guy named Abner Nolan. All three of those people had a profound impact on my thinking about photographs and why I make photographs today. We looked at books a lot, and we talked about books, and thought about books. There were classes dedicated specifically to photobook-making, which were really shape-shifting for me.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Laura Braun

In many ways, the retrospective is a homecoming. In his twenties, at the cusp of his career, Sultan, a Southern California native, moved to San Francisco. "Evidence," the earliest series to be showcased in the upcoming exhibition, was first displayed at the SFMOMA in the late 1970s and was Sultan's first one-person show in collaboration with photographer Mike Mandel. Sultan was also a mentor to many: he taught photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, and then later at the California College of the Arts, where he was until his death in 2009.

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 by Laura Braun

By the time she was 15, attending Norland High School and later North Miami Beach, she hand-painted on leather for a local artisan who was the first to tell her she could make a career of painting. She attended California College of the Arts, where at first she focused on photography and film.

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