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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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Featured Artist: 

Miguel Arzabe, Tall Weaving (detail), 2016

November 2, 2016December 4, 2016

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday November 25, 6–8:30 pm

Miguel Arzabe shows a new series of large-scale weavings made from paper ephemera—posters, flyers, hand-outs—collected from art exhibitions. Drawing inspiration from both the traditions of indigenous textiles and modernist abstract painting, Arzabe's weavings are physical archives of cultural output and raise questions of authorship, labor, and how value is created. Museum visitors have the opportunity to work in parallel with Arzabe on their own paper weavings, working with art magazines and auction catalogs while learning simple weaving techniques.

Arzabe is a first-generation American, born to Bolivian parents in St. Louis, MO in 1975. He works across media, including painting, video, and paper weaving, and his work has been featured in Hors Pistes at the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montréal, Canada; RM Projects in Auckland New Zealand; FIFI Projects in Mexico City; Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon; Berkeley Art Museum; Albuquerque Museum of Art; and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Residencies and awards include Headlands Center for the Arts, Montalvo Art Center, Vermont Studio Center, and Santa Fe Art Institute. Arzabe has had recent solo shows at Verge Art Center in Sacramento, the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Cult Exhibitions in San Francisco. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, with an MS in Environmental Fluid Dynamics from Arizona State University and an MFA from UC Berkeley.

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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.

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