Gallery and Exhibitions
City Arts Gallery presents:
Christine Canepa & Benjamin Lyon
EXHIBITION has been EXTENDED till March 5th!
Christine Canepa's work employs imagery from the animal world as a means of exploring ideas proposed in contemporary physics regarding the existence of multiple dimensions, or a “multiverse”. Canepa uses imagery of dens, nests, and burrows, and various endangered species to explore ideas around endings, loss, and the speculative potential of parallel worlds. The work plays with traditional distinctions between abstract and representational imagery, and historic conventions of landscape painting.
Benjamin Lyon, alumni of the art program at City College of San Francisco, is a Brooklyn-based artist creating work from a variety of materials derived from a natural and manufactured world. Through sculpture, painting, and drawing Lyon expresses a continual search for meaning within themes of time, change, materials and labor; thus, making visual discoveries through a process-heavy, ritualistic, hand-made focused approach. Within the dichotomies of culture and nature, and another of science and the occult, Lyon's processes aim to reinterpret and raise questions as to whether their treatments as separate entities, with preference of one over the other, reveal paradoxes worthy of re-evaluation.
The City Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Art Building, Room 119, on the Ocean Campus of City College of San Francisco. The gallery is wheelchair accessible and free to the public. For more information and gallery hours, please call (415) 239-3157.
Gallery hours: Mon 1:30-5:30pm, Tues 1-6:30pm, Wed 1:30-5:30pm, Thrs 1-6:30pm
The City College Art Gallery’s Mission:
- Establish City College Art Gallery as an important arts destination for citizens of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area, thereby stimulating active public awareness, support, and participation in the arts.
- Provide a free, publicly accessible venue for art made by regional and national artists as well as the distinguished faculty, staff, students and alumni of City College.
- Provide meaningful cultural and learning experiences for City College students by hosting contemporary art exhibitions in a critical context, which ultimately improves visual literacy and analytical thinking.
- Introduce City College art students to art professionalism through juried exhibitions and visiting artist-led workshops.
- Offer City College art students hands-on training in all aspects of gallery management, providing them practical job skills in order to gain employment in the art field.
33 Gough Exhibition Space
Throughout the year, artwork created by students and faculty of the art department are showcased at City College of San Francisco's Administrative Offices.
These exhibitions give students and faculty the opportunity to have their work viewed by City College staff, administrators, and board members.
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