The CCA Libraries Exhibition Program presents Drip by Drip, by Emily Budd, CCA MFA ‘18. Budd’s sculptures imagine our present-day plasticity retained in fossilized casts, a future memory of the present seen as the past. Mimicking the slow accumulation of geologic materials over time, she used an updated, more toxic version of the ancient lost-wax casting process to envision present-day, human-made materials becoming geologic forms of accumulated buildup. A master at recycling all sorts of materials, Budd has presented us a world rooted in present-day reality but that also peers into the future.
Our newest artists book acquisitions are from Land and Sae, a small press based in Oakland, CA, run by Maria Otero Aand Chris Duncan (CCA Alumnas). From the publisher: Land and Sea began during the final days of 2009 and have consistently been punlishing small editions of books and records by artists from the bay area and beyond. Under the same moniker, Chris and Maria organize gatherings that celebrate the artists the artists they work with as well as the communities they are apart of. Land and Sea are proud to have their editions in the collections of the SFMOMA, The Berkeley Art Museum, Standford Liubrary, and the NYMOMA.
Images of the interior of California College of the Art's Meyer Library, taken by Ali Padgett, Oakland, 2017.
The Periodicals Lounge, with new signage created by Pearl Shen, in the California College of the Arts Meyer Library. September 4, 2019.
Daniel Ransom, Instructional Services Librarian, presenting at the New Student Orientation in the Meyer Library, August 30, 2017.
Left to right: Nancy Chan, Amber Bales, Pearl Shen, and Glenn Grace near the Artist's Books case in the Rare Book area of the CCA Meyer Library, 2017.
Images of the California College of the Arts Libraries staff, taken by Ali Padgett, 2017.
Images of the interior of California College of the Art's Sharon Hanley Simpson Library, taken by Ali Padgett, San Francisco 2017.