In the Fall semester of 2016, CCA Faculty Kari Marboe and Capp Street Project Archive Curator Jennine Scarboro teamed up for the Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio (UDIST) course Activate Archive: Capp Street Project. During the class students were introduced to the CSP Archive, researched the process, intention,and realization of projects sponsored by CSP and used their research to inspire their own new collaborative and individual site-specific works. The course culminated in a campus exhibition In CCA's Oliver Art Center.
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
A selection of works by poet David Meltzer curated by Lisa Conrad to coincide with a reading of his work, Friday, September 4, 2015, Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus. David Meltzer began his literary career during the Beat heyday and is considered a major figure in the San Francisco / Beat Renaissance.
Meltzer's reading at CCA centered on the recent reissue of a special edition of Two-Way Mirror (Oyez 1977). It returned with a new introduction and an ample addendum written almost 40 years later.
This exhibition pairs drawings selected from Victoria Wagner's First Year Drawing 1: Form and Gesture Fall 2016/Spring 2017 classes with a selection of archival photographs of Meyer Library from late 60s to early 70s, to see the Meyer Library through both contemporary and archival lenses.
Wagner’s students were prompted to respond to questions of scale, perspective and proportion with tools, techniques and methods discussed and practiced throughout the semester. Using the Meyer Library as a template, each student-artist chose to explore the formal aspects of the project from unique vantage points to frame the Meyer Library’s dynamic architecture while simultaneously creating narratives that explore a sense of shifting time, history, legacy, intimacy and phenomenon of space.
During the American Civil War (1861-1865), the photographic book emerged as a dynamic space for the exploration of the meaning of warfare, the meaning of photographic documentation of war, and how photographs shape and inform the memory of war. This fall, students in Makeda Best’s (Visual Studies) seminar “War and Photography,” created visual responses to the extraordinary collection of photographic books in the CCA Library on war-related topics ranging from the Bosnian War to the experiences of medical personnel and war refugees. Students chose books of interest to them, and produced new book covers that represented their visual response to the themes and content of the book.
Tsutomu Hiroi sculpture in front of the Residence Hall on CCAC's Oakland campus.
Crafts Building, CSAC Oakland campus, September, 1930. Crafts Building is known later as B Building
Perham W. Nahl Memorial Garden dedication, CSAC Oakland campus, October 20, 1935.
Sundial on the CCAC Oakland campus, with view looking South beyond it, at the time the circular court was being built in 1929.
A memorial sculpture for Japanese painter, and visiting professor at CCAC 1955/56, Saburo Hasegawa located on the Oakland campus.