Artist-in-Residence Program at the de Young: Sonja Hinrichsen

June 5, 2007July 2, 2007

Sonja Hinrichsen
Observing and Perceiving: Landscape in Present and Past

Sonja Hinrichsen focuses on the immediate environment surrounding the de Young museum and its history, examining details of architecture and the park and mapping them with digital photography and video. She is keeping a record of changes in vegetation and of park visitors’ interaction with the environment. There are workshops for children, and museum visitors can participate by taking photos and creating a photo wall collage.

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Made possible by generous sponsor support from Wells Fargo, American Express, and The Irvine Foundation.

Artist-in-Residence Program at the de Young: Beth Grossman, Tracing History

July 6, 2007July 29, 2007

Beth Grossman

Artist Beth Grossman uses found objects to evoke a sense of wonder about history. Inspired by the origins of the de Young as collection of "treasures and curios" at the California Midwinter International Exhibition in 1894, Grossman considers the de Young's collection and the story that is told by the way it is exhibited.

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Artist-in-Residence Program at the de Young: Joe Mangrum, Experiencing Ephemeral Art

August 1, 2007August 31, 2007

Joe Mangrum

Joe Mangrum transforms the Kimball Gallery into an alchemist's laboratory. He deconstructs consumer culture and modern idyllic attachments to explore our meanings of wealth. Drawing inspiration from the de Young's historical collection, Joe invites the public to take part in his allegorical journey, by gold-leafing various everyday and ritualized objects. A landscape will emerge serving as a mirror to our obsessions, connections and true desires

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The Kimball Education Gallery is supported by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation and sponsored by American Express.

Artist-in-Residence Program at the de Young: Anli A. Liu, Milk and Honey

December 5, 2007December 30, 2007

Anli A. Liu, Milk and Honey
Anli Liu presents a new collection of drawings, handmade objects, and installations that suggest a provocative relationship between collective and personal nostalgia. Viewers will have an opportunity to observe and participate in the act of creating an indoor landscape.

Artist Reception Saturday, December 15, 3-5 pm

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The Kimball Education Gallery is supported by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation and sponsored by American Express.

January Artist-in-Residence: Nazanin Hedayat Shenasa

January 3, 2008January 30, 2008

Nazanin Hedayat Shenasa
Animedallion: Exploring Animal Motifs in Pearl Medallions on Central Asian Textiles

Artist Program 

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF's Cultural Encounters initiative, designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums. Cultural Enounters is generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Columbia Foundation, and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.

December Artist-in-Residence, Corinne Okada Takara, presents Rhythms in Space

December 3, 2008January 4, 2009

In Rhythms in Space, Takara assembles recycled materials with a whimsical creativity into airy three-dimensional tapestries and wearable art, while presenting a visual footprint of diverse Asian cultures at home and in the Asian diaspora. Visitors are encouraged to create a tapestry tile from wire, paper, produce netting, and other recycled materials collected on the museum grounds.

Saturday, December 13, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception in the Kimball Education Gallery

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February Artist-In-Residence: Ajit Chauhan

February 4, 2009March 1, 2009

Ajit Chauhan: Having Visions
Having Visions is premised on the decimation of an imaginary culture. Items that have surfaced from this fictitious civilization will be introduced to museum visitors, who will be asked to supply the missing information to these “artifacts/artfacts.” Found items include a damaged film that will require visitors to provide the audio track, sculptural assemblages that will need to be furnished with instruction manuals, and a song without the lyric that needs the phrasing to be complete. The collective or communal energy put forth to complete each “assignment” will result in a shared vision or attempt at rebuilding a memory.

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March Artist-In-Residence: Cosmo Kichman

March 4, 2009March 29, 2009

Cosmo Kichman
Ultrakitsch: Sculptures in Light, Sound, and Motion
Cosmo Kichman creates zany, fun sculptures from kitsch objects that he says are “a laugh waiting to happen” and that light up and move to music. Kids of all ages—especially adults—are encouraged to participate in the large-scale installation Ultrakitschen by decorating the “kitschen” and bringing kitchen objects such as small appliances and utensils. Kids can make an Ultrakitsch hat to take home.

Closing Reception Friday, March 27, 6:00–8:30 pm

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 The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation. Thank you to Nobilo Wines for their in-kind support.

June Artist-in-Residence Painting Demonstration

June 11, 2009

Painting Demonstration led by Todd Brown, June Artist-in-Residence

During their residency, Meklit Hadero and Todd Brown transform the Kimball Gallery into an ongoing interactive installation. The artists hope to spark the creative process in visitors and inspire them to think about their own personal surroundings.

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