de Young Artist Studio

Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and gives the artists an opportunity to work with the public. Artists working in various media are encouraged to apply.

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Antiprism

April 1, 2015May 3, 2015

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
plus Friday Nights April 17, April 24, and May 1 until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio

This residency will explore a series of unexplained broadcasts that interrupted the programming of numerous international television stations between the years of 1986 and 2009. Purportedly sent from a spacecraft at the outer reaches of our galaxy, these transmissions created an international controversy, evoking strong opinions from experts in many fields. Throughout the month of April, this evidence will be displayed in the Kimball Gallery as a multimedia installation with video projections, surround-sound audio, theatrical performances, and laser-etched acrylic panels. For the first time ever, a public dialogue will be possible and people will have the opportunity to develop informed opinions about this mysterious set of phenomena.

Jon Bernson is a San Francisco musician, multimedia artist, and interdisciplinary playwright who has released more than twenty albums under the following names: Ray’s Vast Basement, Window Twins, THEMAYS, and Exray’s (whose music was featured in David Fincher’s Academy-Award winning film, The Social Network). He has toured the US numerous times and scored more than a dozen plays and films, including his recent soundtracks for Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. In 2013, he wrote the play, A Guide to the Aftermath for StoryWorks, a collaboration between the Center for Investigative Reporting and Tides Theatre that explores the intersection of theater and journalism. Beautification Machine, his sound sculpture collaboration with Andy Diaz Hope, opened at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco this past summer, was presented by Miami Projects 2014, and then acquired by the Nevada Museum of Art. His most recent sound installation at the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles was the result of an unlikely collaboration between the Oakland band Tune-Yards, Berlin-based video artist Jem the Misfit, and P-a-t-t-e-r-n-s, an architecture firm. He is a columnist at Decoder Magazine, co-founder of the Howells Transmitter record label, and resident sound designer at Tides Theatre. Bernson also founded the Urban Music Program at the Sunset Beacon Center, where he has taught electronic music and recording to youth for fifteen years.

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

Antiprism
April 1, 2015May 3, 2015
Giles, "Mother and Child"
August 5, 2015August 30, 2015
Taro Hattori, "Where Do Birds Go Off to Die," 2010. Paper. 20' x 20' x 26'
September 2, 2015October 4, 2015

The Artist Studio program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.

 

Artist Studio Blog

The views expressed in the Artist Studio Blog are those of the participating artists-in-residence at the de Young, and do not reflect the opinions or viewpoints of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 28, 2010 - 2:37pm
It's been a long month and my brain is getting sluggish. Fortunately there were many people I liked around today.
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 25, 2010 - 3:03pm
Another magical foggy day. This time with tomatoes and raspberries. Well, that and my first official day without Mr. Horse. I knew it was going to be difficult so I brought fruit. Fruit and Knopfler and Clapton... I also had Intern Extrordinaire Mlle. Megan. Bob the sitting ball was there too. Life could have been harder. Still... even with all of that and the buffalo hunt on the wall...
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 24, 2010 - 2:43pm
On June 18th, during the Cultural Encounters evening event, I sat down with current artist-in-residence, Michael Horse, to find out more about his background and artistic influences. Born near Tucson, Horse is of Yaqui, Mescalero Apache, Zuni, European, and Hispanic descent and comes from an artistically talented family of jewelers, potters, and painters.
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 24, 2010 - 12:58pm
Today had both frenetic and soothing aspects. I had breakfast with one of our amazing poets on the bill for Friday: devorah major, poet laureate of San Francisco emerita, amazing performer and above all friend. We ate frittata in Hayes Valley before making our way to the museum. THE FOG IS HERE. It must be summer, eh? Everyone celebrate.

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