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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February 4, 2015March 1, 2015

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio

Artist Reception Saturday, February 28, 3–5 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

Lauren Bartone's residency, A City in Maps, will focus on how San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, and the de Young Museum can be represented through a repurposing of discarded paper trash. With this found material, she will produce an experimental map of the museum's surroundings that is not necessarily geographically accurate, but reveals something about the diverse and layered social experience of its users. Visual imagery on the map will reference specific sites (and art objects) in the museum, as well as sites around the city and beyond, revealed in a visitor’s contribution. Visual conventions from mapmaking (linear boundaries, arrows, compasses) will help orient the viewer to a subjective sense of space, and handpainted and collaged samples of text borrowed from visitors’ maps and dialogue will provide the basis for viewers to make interpretations and connections. Visitors are encouraged to contribute to the map, make their own experimental maps, and view other examples of the artist's work.

Lauren Bartone is an artist and educator based in San Rafael, California. Her work is grounded in an interdisciplinary balance of painting, collective dialogue, and community work. Undergraduate studies at Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence, Italy and UCLA, as well as a graduate work in both education (MA, Education, UC Berkeley) and the visual arts (MFA, Visual Art, Vermont College of Fine Art) have allowed her to pursue her passions. Lauren has worked in various community programs, participated in residencies such as the Kala Art Institute and Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, and received grants including a Marin Arts Council Career Grant, the VCFA Levin/Lutz Award, and the Pirkle Jones Foundation Artist Support Grant. Since 2011 she has collaborated with the Fortnight Collective. Most recently, her work has considered social patterns and divisions as they pertain to labor and daily life in her community.

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

Antiprism
April 1, 2015May 3, 2015
Ben Venom
May 6, 2015May 31, 2015
Giles, "Mother and Child"
August 5, 2015August 30, 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 18, 2010 - 9:03pm
You may be in for a fun day when you find a hawk feather coming in to work. You may be in for a fun day when your first visitor in the studio asks great questions and listens to the answers. It's been a fun day when a mom tells you that you 'made everyone happy' with some oil pastels and butcher paper (grinning kids and interesting drawings and all).
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 17, 2010 - 11:27am
Ok, so we aren't always brilliant are we?
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 14, 2010 - 10:15am
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 14, 2010 - 10:08am
Last Friday I did a poetry reading elsewhere, so I had not yet experienced the gallery on a Friday evening. Wow. Just wow.

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