Invitation to an exhibit opening at the Isabelle Percy West Gallery in Founders Hall, October 21, 1969.
A multi-media art exhibit of work by native American students at the California College of Arts and Crafts, in the Isabell Percy West Gallery, on the Oakland Campus, February 25 - March 15 1978.
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.
You've Got to Turn it Around' is a two part installation featuring work by Danielle Genzel and Beryl Bevilacque. Both artists use glitch and error in their practice to explore personal or familial archive.
In 'You've Got to Turn it Around' Bevilacque appropriates unintentional recordings which her mother captured while attempting to photograph a subject at the other end of her device. The artists writes "We cannot see what she attempted to record in the moving image, but we can see her emotional reactions to those events." Bevilacque continues, "This angle looks like a video chat, but in those cases, the cell phone user engages with another person. Our engagement here is single channel."
Similarly in work titled 'Reduction' Genzel deconstructs her family archive through analogue and digital agents,'searching for action around the edges'. Genzel writes "Through the use of these digital tools I aim to both clarify and distort the read of a single image." Genzel continues," I see this as a moment of comparison…
Time Covers All is a display of work by artist and photographer Georgina Reskala's. Reskala's practice deals with phantom limbs, memories that didnt occur and what it means to capture a fleeting moment through the lens of a camera.The artist writes "I recreate moments which I didn't experience. I am interested in the vague intensity of memories in relation to the elusive passage of time."
This display includes artist books from California College of the Art's Arts Book Collection which speak to the Reskala's body of work. This selection includes Palimpsest by Ann Lovett and Riceboy Sleeps by Jon Thor Birgisson and Alex Somers.
The display was curated in a collaboration between Georgina Reskala and Amelia Brod. It is on view at the Meyer and Simpson Library until February 17th
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Freedom, a Fable is an illustrated artist's book with text
and pop-up silhouettes. At first glance it appears to be a
nineteenth-century children's book, but it is decidedly not.
It tells the story of a female slave whose life after
emancipation veers far from her dreams of meritocracy,
revealing that Freedom, a Fable is not just the title of the
work but is also the lesson to be learned.
The Simpson Library presents Moby Dick, or, The White Whale, a display in conjunction with EMOJICON, a conference put on by Emoji Learn to make connections with the global emoji community and discuss the contemporary usages and implications of this popular form of visual communication.
Fred Benenson’s Emoji Dick was created in collaboration with over eight hundred Amazon Mechanical Turk workers. Benenson worked with one Amazon Mechanical Turk to translate an estimated 10,000 sentences from Herman Melville’s iconic American novel. Another set of workers voted to decide on the most popular versions of every sentence in Emoji Dick. In total this book took 3,795,980 seconds to complete. Each worker was paid per translation (five cents) and for their vote (two cents). This project was
crowd- sourced by Benenson using Kickstarter in 2009. In conjunction with
Emoji Dick, the library presents alternative versions of Moby Dick.