August Artist-in-Residence John Kuzich: Imagination

August 5, 2009August 30, 2009

Enjoy an exhibit of Kuzich's mixed media art including his Fast Pass wall installation which is made of San Francisco Muni Fast Passes and CDs.  Widely known throughout the Bay Area, Fast Pass is a multipanel assemblage inspired by Kuzich's fascination with complex color relationships, his natural affinity for the elegance of design and symmetry, his passion for collecting interesting objects, and his 30-year investigation into the psychology of the human experience. The four panels combined are 5 x 28 feet in size and are comprised of 3,188 graphic elements. The complex surface integrates multi colored stripes, silver and gold holograms, letterforms, and reflective CDs.

Children and adults are invited to participate in the artist's Imagination workshop, with five fun, easy, and educational art projects based on the de Young's collections and exhibitions.  Visitors can create Egyptian symbols, Inca or Aztec stone rubbings, an African or New Guinea mask collage with shells and beads, a Louise Nevelson-style assemblage using recycled wood, or a Wayne Thiebaud-style gumball machine collage.  John Kuzich will assist visitors in addition to working on his own projects.

Closing Reception Friday, August 21, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m

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