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 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 April, evidence in the form of a multimedia installation with video projections, surround-sound audio, theatrical performances, and laser-etched acrylic panels will be displayed in the Kimball Gallery. For the first time ever, 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 nationally 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, and 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.

Image: Vessel XII photo by Michael Falsetto-Mapp and Jon Bernson

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

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
Mapping: Alameda County demographics by Carlo Abruzzese
October 7, 2015November 1, 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 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.
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 11, 2010 - 2:57pm
After questions about my background, my religion and alternately about my inspiration and vision, the most commonly asked question I've had in the gallery so far is 'How did you learn to do this stuff?' I'm sure that other Native artists have other answers to that question but here is a bit of an answer for me. I use a number of different beading techniques in my work.
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 10, 2010 - 4:09pm
Someone asked me today where I got my beads. I have two stores I like to order from online. I have one place I like to go and poke through.  I have a serious bead collection myself. When community members see me bead they often donate things they think I'll like. Finally, I am  often given collections of beads from people who have passed.
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 7, 2010 - 12:58pm
June 6—Quiet Sunday It would likely be a mistake to judge the relative activity of Sundays in the gallery by the example of just the one. Today was, however, quite slow in terms of visitors.  Right up to the very last half hour we had only a few folk come and visit. This gives me the chance to mention the musicians who came by yesterday and yet somehow didn't get written about (I have an...

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