Dates: April 2, 2015 – April 21, 2015
Location: The Art Gallery at Cesar Chavez Student Center
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: 5 – 8 p.m. April 2, 2015
Contact: The ASI Art Gallery
Phone: (415) 338-2580
The artworks presented in Watershed Moments all share a certain reverence for nature: land, water and fog. These pieces were chosen with the intent of exploring artistic practices which appreciate and marvel in the natural landscape. The artists' hope is that the display of this selection of work can be a jumping off point for addressing environmental issues. With the current picture of human-environment relations being complicated and problematic, we can look towards creativity and beauty for inspiration. As humankind’s carbon footprint and role in climate change continue to expand, environmental activism continues to confront these issues and many more global realities. This exhibition aims to upset apathy towards environmentalism, to disrupt negative outlooks by celebrating the natural world and to inspire action towards global preservation. For the artist and the concerned global citizen, the search and eventual epiphany, the watershed moments all begin with this: How do I make my mark?
Dates: Jan. 26, 2015 – July 15, 2015
Location: Alumni Hall Gallery, Administration Building
Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: Art Department
Phone: (415) 338-2176
Luke Damiani is a sculptor who works primarily with found wood and cast iron. His contraptions are inspired by mankind's earliest attempts at mechanized travel and labor. His interests lie in the mythologies, narratives and histories that inherently surround these handmade inventions. His work represents an examination of process.
Dates: March 19, 2015 – Aug. 7, 2015
Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Paul Leonard Library, 4th floor
Sponsor: Labor Archives and Research Center
Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening reception: 5 – 7 p.m. April 2, 2015
Contact: Catherine Powell
Phone: (415) 405-5571
Dual Views explores the forgotten labor history of San Francisco: violent battles along the waterfront, a bombing on Market Street, the former dynamite factory in idyllic Glen Canyon and more. SF State alumni Wendy Crittenden and Tom Griscom drew upon the Labor Archives and Research Center’s “San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guide Book” to identify sites and then roamed the city's streets seeking traces of its explosive past. Crittenden and Griscom’s contrasting styles form a fresh vision of the city and add a new perspective on the tradition of landscape photography.