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Thursday, September 25, 2008

the artist i would like to have in our exhibition are:
chukes because he fits in are endurance of psychological he focus on human expression in his art work
joe sam i think he fits in are endurance of psychological his work reflects on the problems and ideas concering people of color

lauren davis because see fits in are endurance of nature because she uses dog hair and creature new and amazing work. She focuses on the relationship to the natural world

friedman warner in my opinion fits in are nature endurance because her work {reflects in opinion all the session of this world} my opinion

What do you guys think?sorry i havnt been to class i havnt been feeling good i hope to be back soon

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

so i came to the blog cause i had no idea how i would find artistsssss.
and then i say the links posted right at the top, it was perfect.

i really liked Irene Gennaro's Ex Votive Series.
Peter Illig-he's pieces have a lot going on with different people in the paintings, telling a story.
Pamela Joseph- has a lot of paintings with women in them. i found her when i typed in "hardships" in the key word searh box.
Michael Janis was my favorite because i thought his work was rather perfect. it fit really will with the psychological part of our theme. Like how people think its important to fit in, like how they think makes them insecure.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Links from Kevin at Intersection

Hey all,

You mentioned last week that you hadn't seen these links yet that were sent to us from Kevin Chen over at Intersection for the Arts, so here they are:

"Here's a bunch of great sites to look at lots of work and styles of artists.

The Irving Sandler Artists File

Art Business Opening Receptions

and here's the websites for some of the artists that I showed from the obsessive reuse show ....

Lauren Davies (dog hair sculptures)

Stephani Martinez (doilies and buttons)

Zachary Royer Scholz (couches)"

Friday, September 19, 2008 Joe sam is a african american artists.We got to see his art work today at oakland. It was incredible looking at his art. It"s amazing for me by the color,material he uses in his art usually people would throw the material that he uses in his art work but he uses it as art which is amazing. This is his website if you guys want to check it out .

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Goodbye Kate and Thank You! Hello Jaime.

At yesterday's class, Kate, our curatorial godmother, announced that as of this Friday, September 19, she will be leaving her position as Interim Director of Visual Arts for YBCA as a new Director of Visual Arts Betti-Sue Hertz was announced.

This is sad news, but Kate assured us that she will continue to check in periodically to see our progress as a curatorial team, and will accompany us to a few of the artist studio visits for those artist whom she suggested. The YAAWs that were present spoke very openly and gratefully to Kate thanking her for her service and getting their final questions to her. I want to thank her for the time that she did spend with us. She provided a solid foundation for the understanding of the curatorial duties that we will face, and was very instrumental in helping us arrive to the curatorial statement and themes for our show. Once again, I am very grateful for her participation.

In the same breath, I want to also introduce Jaime Cortez, who will take over Kate's responsibilities as the curatorial teacher. Jaime comes to us with a great deal of experience as a curator and artists. You might be familiar with his oceanic photos of naked people in the current Galleon Trade section of our BAN 5 show. You can click here to see Jaime's current blog of some of his work and writings.

Our first day with Jaime was fun. He took us to the Hotel des Arts for an New Art '08 opening, where hotel rooms were decorated by various artists and occupied with emerging artists whose work was hung or for sale in person. I bought a postcard from the talking postcard machine and a stenciled Obama card. Monica bought 6 of them. She's still got the Obama fever. The opening was cool. Welcome Jaime to the New SuperSheroes Team.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Hey Guys, I know you are busy students, but you still need to blog and post to the calendar/read the calendar.

----if you are going to be absent/late, please post that on the calendar...IN ADDITION to calling Darren.
----Curatorial Statements and list of Artist should already be up on the Blog.
----please read the calendar and get savvy with how it works, you need to know what is happening every day, and we try our hardest to post accurate information.
Also, I guarantee in the future you will be using programs like these; so get some good practice in now.

Thanks guys!! You have been doing great so far!!! And I will miss you dearly

Stay Frosty

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Recommended Artists
Justin 'Coro' Kaufman
Caleb Duarte

From the moment that we are all conceived, humans endure from start to finish of our lives. Naturally we endure through our environment; physically we go through the changes of our body; psychologically our minds attempt to digest more and more information to better our understanding of the world around us. The art and artists of this exhibition convey personal experiences that connect to our own daily lives in hope that the viewers become more aware, more acute in what happens in the seconds of today.

We welcome you to enter through our doors and experience the world through future eyes.


I sound corny... 8D;;

Monday, September 8, 2008

This exhibition is about the organic endurance of nature; both the physical and the psychological.
This exhibition seeks to connect and investigate artists' work of personal experience in endurance and/or passion for endurance of nature; physically and psychologically.

Any advice??
list of artist:
koh myung keun
lauren davies
stephen sumner

Evan Bissell

Here is a link for Evan Bissell. I think Kevin at Intersections might have talked about him during your visit. He did a project with Youth Speaks and of people on the 22 Fillmore bus. Check him out, and pay attention to his approach to youth and community.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

List of my artists and my paragraph


Lisa Dahl
Caleb Duarte
Thomas Doyle
Shepard Fairey
Frank Ebert
Frida Kahlo


We are all unique and different in our own ways. One person's fingerprint is never the same as anyone else. Although we are all different, we all feel pain and we all feel happiness in our lives. In this exhibition artists point out the astounding physical, mental, and natural endurance we are all susceptible to in our lifetime. 

Thursday, September 4, 2008

sentence compilation- 4:48.

-This exhibition is about artists inspiring us.
- A personal experience beyond normal.
- This exhibition is about artists encouraging us to connect to a personal experience.
-Endurance, pyhisically, psychologically in the natural world

to inform
think inspire

- Endurance is with all of us all the time physically, psychologically and in the natural world.
This exhibition is about artists inspiring us to connect to a personal experience of endurance.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Title Contemplation

(Re:)Birth of the Future [World] <-- Brackets mean whether or not it could be added.

I'm being surrounded by things concerning the word "world": The World Ends With You, WORLD END...

build disaster


Enduring Humanity.
The Endurance of Humanity.

For Your Consideration

A serious look and depiction of transition and betweeness in a beautiful and humorous way. We will soon visit this gallery.