Wattis Institute News

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 by Allison Byers

Currently on view at The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco is the group exhibition “City of Disappearances“. The exhibition imagines a transposition and exchange of the living-imaginary of London conjured in Sinclair’s book with the fictions and myths of San Francisco. This conceptual and metaphorical exchange will be followed by a real one as the exhibition travels to London in 2014, where it will be renamed “Infinite City” after Rebecca Solnit’s almanac of San Francisco.

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Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013 by Allison Byers

Hunt's love for the arts eventually led her to San Francisco's California College of the Arts, where she earned a Masters degree from the Curatorial Practice program. Upon graduation in 2011, she relocated to the City of Angels for a position with LAXART and swiftly fell for her new home base.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Allison Byers

Even before Potrero flats began cementing itself as a gallery hot spot, some art lovers had come to the neighborhood occasionally to see exhibitions at the Hosfelt Gallery or at nearby nonprofit venues such as Southern Exposure and the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art. But the rush of novelty of the new galleries' shows on the Saturday of the four (five, counting Wolf's) concurrent openings brought a great crush of visitors.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Allison Byers

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"City of Disappearances"
City becomes object in this group exhibit at CCA Wattis Institute. The show focuses on the concept as material, site, and situation for the modern lived experience and presents artists such as Michel Auder, Slater Bradley, Martin Boyce, and Kelley Walker. Works come from the collections of the Kadist Art Foundation (in SF and Paris) and the Zabludowicz Collection (in London, NYC, and Finland). See the city like you've never seen it before, and ponder its implications.
When: Through Sat. 12/14

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Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Allison Byers

"Words and Places" was not really a solo exhibition; the curators, CCA's graduating curatorial studies students, included videos by other artists that anchor Adnan's life in her three native cities.

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Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 by Allison Byers

This Saturday, four new gallery spaces open their doors within steps of each other on Utah Street and Potrero Avenue -- Jack Fischer, Catharine Clark, Brian Gross, and George Lawson join pioneer Todd Hosfelt in inaugurating this new arts district (Todd Hosfelt opened his space on Utah street late last year). And just a stone's throw away is California College of the Arts' new Wattis Institute space on Kansas Street and Yves Behar's fuseproject art gallery, fused space, on 16th St.

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Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 by Allison Byers

New kids on the block—Catharine Clark, Brian Gross Fine Art, Jack Fischer, George Lawson, and Jessica Silverman/Yves Behar collab FUSED—join long timers like Steven Wolf Fine Arts and the SF Center for the Book in a veritable gallery row. (Check out Nathalie Pierrepont's blog about the inaugural shows at these newbies here.) The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and Creativity Explored round out the artistic offerings in the 'hood.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Allison Byers

Art institutions began gathering in Potrero Hill around five years ago, and the neighbourhood is now home to the artist-run non-profit Southern Exposure, the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, the Museum of Craft and Design, as well as the commercial space Hosfelt Gallery. “Gallery neighbourhoods in other cities like New York and Los Angeles are much more fluid, but the San Francisco gallery scene has, until now, always been so fixed,” says Brian Gross, whose new ground-floor gallery—a converted door factory—is twice the size of his former space.

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Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Allison Byers

THE CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION

City of Disappearances

September 10-December 14, 2013

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Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Allison Byers

Brian Gross Fine Art, Catharine Clark Gallery, Jack Fischer Gallery, and George Lawson Gallery have all recently moved to within a few steps of one another on Utah Street and Potrero Avenue, the San Francisco Business Times reports, just across the freeway from the California College of the Arts and its Wattis Institute.

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