Free Saturdays with Turntable Drawings
Custom record, courtesy of artist
Piazzoni Murals Room
Starting April 6, we offer free general admission every Saturday for all San Francisco residents.
Free Saturdays are about celebrating art and this city that we love. Explore the permanent collections, take a guided tour, get inspired to create art of your own at our art making station.
The day will include engaging art experiences for the entire family. Enjoy access to the de Youngsters studio, family art making, gallery guides, enhanced gallery tours with discussion groups, sketching in the permanent collection galleries, and more.
Join us as Turntable Drawings brings unique performances in the permament collection galleries, and Piazzoni Murals Room.
TURNTABLE DRAWINGS is an ongoing collaboration between composer Danny Clay and printmaker Jon Fischer based on a growing series of hand-molded records. Part sculptural sketch, part three-dimensional print, each record is part of a wide-ranging collection formed using a variety of techniques and materials. Records are imprinted with mathematical tones, original recorded material, or direct casts of existing LPs that include some of history’s earliest recorded sounds. Since 2016, the project has been presented in conjunction with over twenty guest artists in many interdisciplinary forms including immersive installations, scored musical compositions, visual art exhibitions, and interactive workshops. Recent installations include Gray Area, the Center for New Music, Kala Art Institute and the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts.
DANNY CLAY is a composer and teaching artist from Ohio, currently based in San Francisco. His work is deeply rooted in curiosity, collaboration, and the sheer joy of making things with people. His projects often incorporate musical games, open forms, found objects, archival media, toy instruments, classrooms of elementary schoolers, graphic notation, digital errata, cross-disciplinary research, and everything-in-between. Recent projects have involved Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, Third Coast Percussion, pianist Sarah Cahill, and his elementary school music students at Zion Lutheran School in SF.
JON FISCHER is a San Francisco-based printmaker who uses loops, natural cycles, and sequences as both the subject and the physical form of his artwork. Raised in Pennsylvania by Israeli parents from Morocco and France, he earned degrees in bio-engineering and philosophy of science before learning to screen print with a garden hose and a sixty-watt light bulb at CELLspace, the legendary San Francisco arts collective. He opened his first screen print studio in 2008, developing a technique that combines painting, photography, and drawing. Since then his practice has expanded to incorporate imprinting through sculpture, performance and video. His work has been exhibited across the country including San Francisco City Hall, Vanderbilt University, White Stone Gallery in Philadelphia, and Kala Art Institute.
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