Progressive Proof: Innovative Prints from the Pacific Rim
Dates: Feb. 22, 2014 – March. 27, 2014
Location: Fine Arts Building, Fine Arts Gallery
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Contact: Fine Arts Gallery
Phone: (415) 338-6535
This exhibition brings together nine women artists whose work in printmaking transcends the two-dimensional. Using paper, but also materials as diverse as glass, fiber blocks and water, these artists reshape traditional ideas of art in the form of prints, sculpture and social practice. Curated by artist and Assistant Professor of Art Susan Belau, the exhibition features new work by artists living in Australia, Canada, Taiwan and the U.S.
Music of the Italian Masters: Sight, Sound, Emotion
Dates: Feb. 28, 2014 – May. 30, 2014
Location: Library Gallery, Fourth Floor
Hours: Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact: Library, Special Collections
Phone: (415) 338-1649
Marking the Frank V. de Bellis Collection¹s fiftieth anniversary, the J.Paul Leonard Library is producing an exhibit, Music of the Italian Masters: Sight, Sound, Emotion, in the Library¹s fourth floor Gallery. The exhibit will highlight music holdings dating back to the 1450s including unique manuscripts and unpublished works of the Neapolitan school, first editions of Baroque chamber music, instrumental and vocal music, opera scores and libretti, along with antique instruments and sound recordings of the twentieth century. The exhibit will feature a short video of SF State faculty member Dr. Victoria Neve performing works by Muzio Clementi (1652-1832) on a historic Clementi forte piano manufactured in 1808.
Josie Iselin: An Ocean Garden
Dates: Jan. 27, 2014 – Jul. 1, 2014
Location: Alumni Hall Gallery, Administration Building
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: Art Department
Phone: (415) 338-2176
Opening Reception: April 4, 3-5 p.m.
In this exhibition and her latest book, artist and avid beachcomber Josie Iselin (M.F.A., Art, '94) celebrates the unexpected beauty of seaweed, an often overlooked but fundamental aspect of ocean life. Produced on a flatbed scanner, Iselin's vibrant portraits of ocean flora reveal the exquisite color and extraordinary forms of more than two hundred specimens gathered from tidal pools along the California and Maine coasts. Like her previous books, "An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed" is a poetic and compelling tribute to the natural world and the wonder it
Iselin is a photographer, author and designer of seven books. Her books focus on those forms in nature we find at hand and in particular, at the beach. Her mission is to produce enticing, original and well-designed books that combine art and science, leaving the reader with new information about, and an appreciation for, the world around them. Iselin began her art career in photography and installation art, exhibiting throughout the Bay Area in the 1990s.