Exhibits

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Exhibits

Watershed Moments

An image from the "Watershed Moments" exhibit.

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.

Cost: Free

Opening Reception: 5 – 8 p.m. April 2, 2015

Contact: The ASI Art Gallery

Phone: (415) 338-2580

E-mail: artgallery@asi.sfsu.edu

Website: http://www.asiartgallery.wordpress.com

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?

 

Luke Damiani: Between Spaces

A photo from the "Luke Damiami: Between Spaces" exhibit.

Dates: Jan. 26, 2015 – July 15, 2015

Location: Alumni Hall Gallery, Administration Building

Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: Art Department

Phone: (415) 338-2176

E-mail: artpdept@sfsu.edu

Website: http://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2015-01-26-080000-2015-07-15-070000/489231

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.

 

Dual Views: Labor Landmarks of San Francisco

A photo from the "Dual Views: Labor Landmarks of San Francisco" exhibit.

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.

Cost: Free

Opening reception: 5 – 7 p.m. April 2, 2015

Contact: Catherine Powell

Phone: (415) 405-5571

E-mail: cpowell@sfsu.edu

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.

 

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