Art and activism were prevalent at a SF State student-curated show in the Mission District.
Jules Retzlaff, a cinema major, and Lilith King-Smithson, an Africana studies and multimedia double major, put together their second art and social event at Heartspace, a community development center. Heartspace is
The grandeur and heroics are always enticing. They leap from one building to the next, some more gracefully than others. But the appeal of them is for helping the common citizen, the watchful protector.
Comics have a special place in American culture. Starting out as
Outer Sunset locals bring well-known stores to lower Taraval street from their original locations 10 blocks away.
In 2015, a fire destroyed the Great Highway Market and half of Riptide, a bar on 44th and Taraval. It left the block with Bashful Bull Too and Brothers
SF State art students and professors
speak out against hate without saying a word
“Queer Virality” held its opening reception in the Associated Students Inc. art gallery on Friday, Sept. 8, which displayed conceptual art from several different artists.
Renae Moua, the show’s curator, chose a theme that hit very close to home as a queer person of color. She’s
Personal moments and intriguing faces were displayed along the walls of the student-built art exhibit “Potential,” which was held at popular Oakland art venue The Flight Deck, on the first Friday of the year. Through black and white photography, live performances and interactive artist-to-audience conversation,
On Dec. 17, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way: A National Feminist Art Exhibition, will open at the Arc Gallery downtown.
Tanya Augsburg, associate professor of humanities and liberal studies, helped organize the event and will be performing in the exhibition. A film by Cheryl
The twisting and contorting bodies of prisoners are trapped in one corner of the mural, as a phoenix unfurls its vast, bright-orange wings, drawing the eyes upward. Vivid memories from past and present incarcerated convicts haunt the bottom of the portrait. In the middle, a clock showcases the
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="782"] Graffiti in the men’s bathroom in the Humanities Building Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (Angelica Williams / Xpress)[/caption]
On the north side of 19th and Holloway avenues, several large graffiti pieces were buffed off of the stone wall, leaving behind blurry streaks of
Odessa Blackmore, an 18-year-old freshman at SF State, said she was walking down Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland early one summer morning when she learned that a black man had been shot by police. According to neighbors near the scene, the man had passed out in his
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"] Jonathan Martin, a member of the Capoeria club at SF State practices a technique in San Francisco, CA, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 (Alex Kofman / Xpress)[/caption]
Cries of "bananeira," "amazonas" and other Portuguese terms coalesced with traditional Brazilian instrumentals as members of
Two shadows stretched across a worktable cluttered with pencils, markers and box cutters. A plastic toy clock situated next to a palette of used paints blinked a bright green 1:19 a.m. In the early hours of the morning, San-Francisco-based artists Ace West and Michael Covington were the last
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Connecting like-minded people through images has produced some of the recent decade's most interesting Internet subcultures. From the Adidas-obsessed monochromatic health goth to the 90's-web-nostalgic sea punk, its evident when someone gets their fashion cues online.
Arguably more productive than other Internet trends based on aesthetic
Twisting lines of blue ink wrap around a pale thigh to form dark waves. Further down the tattooed leg lurks a hammerhead shark, peeping almost coyly out from the bottom of a current. A black octopus is tucked in the safety of a shadow.
The hands and minds of 17 California-based artists converged in a mixed-media show curated by the Fine Art Gallery. The gallery will present the artists' interpretation on the way recreation shapes society Sept. 19 in its first exhibit of the semester, "PLAY: Process, Activism and Subversion."
Associate professor and Fine Art
The SF State community will have to wait a little bit longer to see artifacts from around the world at the new Global Museum in the Fine Arts Building on campus. The exhibition reopening has been postponed to early Spring 2016 due to construction delays, according
Colorful toy guns hung on the walls as bronze, animalistic masks stared at onlookers from across the room and detailed sculptures of futuristic planets dangled from the ceiling. Eerie horror music rang in the background as viewers walked from piece to piece under red and
Competition for gallery space and limited resources have always been obstacles in visual artists' careers. Fanzines, or zines, are one approach to surmounting this creative struggle.
Zines are a self-published collection of images, illustration or text produced cheaply for small-scale circulation. For artists like SF State
The illustrious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art opened its doors to 11 students from the U.S. and one from Canada. Through the Performing Arts Abroad program, SF State theatre majors Allison Doody and Danielle Schreiner were selected to participate in RADA’s comprehensive dramatic arts seminar
In a sea of 5,000 graduates wearing the same purple cap and gown, some students have said it is nearly impossible to stand out and express one’s individual style. Many students have taken it upon themselves to conceive a unique design for their caps
At the end of the claustrophobic tunnel of final exams, projects and term papers, the tiny light of summer sun holds the promise that better times are to come. With festival season straight ahead, the Golden Gate Xpress has compiled a guide to 2015's most
Studio art major Suzanne Laverty has created a new avenue of art in her painting titled "Fish," which she created for her painting class at SF State. She said her curiosity has helped her explore her surroundings and create new narratives within her paintings.
Rolling on a wheeled wooden frame in the corner of SF State's Fine Arts Gallery, a queen-sized mattress enabled with motion detectors makes its way across the floor. It indiscriminately approaches anyone in close proximity in an attempt to seduce them into bed.
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As artist Michael Arcega sorted through a mountain of disordered garbage and inhaled massive amounts of dust, he kept only the most sentimental items: a framed photo of a wide-eyed dog, a fully packaged Matrix VHS tape and an obscene amount of unopened wine bottles. While these items were once considered too mundane
Dried out citrus skins and a spool of bright blue thread lay scattered on a table in the sculpture studio of the Fine Arts building. For Laura VanDuren, a fine arts graduate student with a concentration in sculpture, the process of creating art is her
Sitting in a black room under a prismatic blue spotlight, surrounded by the sounds of the sea, art graduate student Anthony Wilson was swept up by the oceanic magic of the artwork that will be unveiled under the name Hydrarchy: Power, Globalization and the Sea at SF State's Fine Art Gallery
An SF State alumna turned the camera toward herself, centered her face within the frame, smiled and snapped the photo. While most might see the picture as just another selfie, Spring 2014 graduate Jamie Oliveira used the photo as a response to the offensive verbal abuse she endured from an exboyfriend.
Oliveira posted the selfie on
Associated Students is now featuring Gentrification: Displacement, Eviction, and the San Francisco Housing Crisis, an art exhibit that will be displayed free in the ASI Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center until Thursday, Feb. 19.
Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of wealthier people in
Layla Fanucci stood on the foot of her couch contemplating the big, blank space that resided on her living room wall. The inability to find an art piece lively enough to fill the space is what led the former music teacher to quit teaching music
G.V. Kelley takes a big square of brown clay out of a dusty closet, puts on an apron and begins molding. Slowly ripping apart pieces of clay, Kelley forms a head while also completing a body form made up of breasts and a round butt. Within
Thirty years ago a group of students from SF State created a new future for art in San Francisco. Today, artists still use the space, known as The Lab, on the corner of 16th and Capp Streets as a place to go for shared studios,
Dominique Turner, a third year Africana studies major at SF State, prides herself on her African American culture and her gender.
Turner had an opportunity to express her pride in the 2nd annual Runway Show and Salsa Party in honor of the women of SF State.
An intimate group, comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals, art gallery employees and a couple of SF State students, gathered on campus to discuss racial disparities and unjust treatment in the California prison system.
The group gathered in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery Thursday evening
The second annual College of Liberal and Creative Arts Opening Day gave students a reason to brag about their work Sunday afternoon in a festival full of talent and creativity.
Activities throughout the day included live theatre, art, dance, the Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble, poetry and award-winning
Art and activism collide on Alcatraz Island in Ai Weiwei, a Chinese contemporary artist’s latest exhibition—an exploration of freedom and restraint. Once a confinement for the nation's most notorious criminals, the former penitentiary now houses seven unique installations, all a part of the exhibition.
The list of
After searching through china cabinets and junk stores, artist and alumna Shenny Cruces alters porcelain items, turning them into sculpture to expose the meaning of objects in our lives.
Cruces shared the many aspects that go into making her art during a reception in SF State’s