Posts Tagged ‘California College of the Arts’

Painting Expanded

Tom LaDuke, Run Generator, 2009. Graphite, glue, mirror, 6 x 19 x 9 1/2 inches

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you Leigh Markopoulos‘s review of the recent Painting Expanded Symposium at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The one-day symposium was held on April 13, 2013 and included presentations and panel discussions with ten internationally-known artists from around the United States. On Saturday, April 13, 2013, ten artists representing[.....]

The Way Beyond Art: Infinite Screens

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a feature from writer Genevieve Quick. In her piece, The Way Beyond Art: Infinite Screens, Genevieve explores the 5-channel video installation Hearsay of the Soul, 2012, by acclaimed artist and filmmaker Werner Herzog. As the fourth and final installment of its exhibition series “The Way Beyond Art: Infinite Screens,” the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts[.....]

Fabricators: Blurring the Insider/ Outsider Boundary

There have been many times when I have felt uneasy looking at group shows of “Outsider Art”. There can be some crowds, and lots of things for sale, and a lot of people buying them, but mostly what can cause apprehension as a viewer is the wild range in the work. Often there is no thematic or formal thread that could tie all of these[.....]

101 Collection: Route 2 Undisclosed Destination

Today’s article is from our friends at Art Practical, where Dena Beard discusses the group exhibition Route 2: Undisclosed Location at CCA‘s Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art. Route 2: Undisclosed Destination investigates the idea of a West Coast aesthetic as both a decoy and an impresario. In a truly complex approach by a new curator, location is a curatorial device that situates, and sometimes subsumes,[.....]

Jordan Kantor

The press release for Jordan Kantor‘s self titled exhibition, currently on view at Ratio 3 in San Francisco, provides readers with little more than a physical account of what the exhibition includes: “several paintings on canvas, some in oil, others in enamel, two looping slide projections,” etc. This type of opacity in the actual content of the show seemed frustrating at first, but after a[.....]

Larry Sultan

This past Sunday, December 13th, distinguished California based photographer Larry Sultan died of cancer.  He was born in New York in 1946, but moved to the San Fernando Valley in 1949. He received a BA from University of California Santa Barbara in 1968 and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1973. It was at SFAI that he met the artist Mike Mandel, with[.....]

Moby Dick

The Great American Novel, Moby Dick, takes on new life at the exhibition of the same name currently showing at California College of the Arts’s Wattis Institute. The exhibition loosely traces the narrative of the epic (and episodic) tale with each of the three galleries dedicated to the story’s protagonists, Ishmeal, Ahab, and of course, the White Whale, Moby Dick. Thirty-three artists ranging from the[.....]