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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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Photo: Sasha Petrenko, (RE)PLACE, video still, 2014.

October 5, 2016October 30, 2016

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday, October 28, 2016, 6–8:30pm

During her one-month residency, basket maker, movement, and media artist Sasha Petrenko will bring in her collaborators and guest artists, as her collective, the New Urban Naturalists, takes over the Kimball Gallery for a month-long series of public workshops and performances. Offering a range of engagement opportunities for visitors, including basketry demonstrations, video screenings, guest speaker/artist presentations and performances, Petrenko will be gathering data from museum visitors to develop a series of video PSAs and posters aimed at supporting deeper interspecies relationships across the Bay Area. The resulting research and data visualization project will reveal how interconnected we all are, human, animal, plant and mineral. Special events include an interspecies themed costume happening and the San Francisco premiere performance of excerpts from Petrenko’s multi-media dance play, Clinging to a Rock Hurtling through Space.
Sasha Petrenko is a San Francisco based interdisciplinary artist, educator, and Artistic Director of The New Urban Naturalists. Her work utilizes sculpture, performance, prose, and visual media to draw parallels between earth science and human relationships. Petrenko’s projects have been featured widely at national and international venues including the Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, The LAB, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center for Performance in New York, Oberpflalzer-Kunstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany, and at Kulturfolger in Zurich, Switzerland. She has a BA in Art Practice from the UC Berkeley and an MFA from Mills College.

Photo: Sasha Petrenko, (RE)PLACE, video still, 2014.

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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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Posted by Andrea Martin on June 6, 2012 - 7:49am
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Posted by Andrea Martin on January 27, 2012 - 12:46pm
Todd T. Brown
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