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PedalCulture: The Guitar Effects Pedal as Cultural Artifact


Dates: October 31 to November 17, 2017

Location: Design Space (room 115), Fine Arts building

Sponsor: Design Space

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m - 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Opening/Reception: November 2, 4 to 7 p.m.

Exhibit Contact: Design Space

Phone: (415) 338-2211

Email: sfsudesigngallery@gmail.com

Website: https://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2017-10-31-070000-2017-11-17-080000/817238

Drawing from work in design, the humanities, ethnography and music practice, this exhibition features 50-plus effects pedals supported by large-scale photographic displays, music samples, an interactive installation and abundant interpretive material. PedalCulture presents a unique opportunity for visitors to view rare, unusual and decidedly offbeat effects pedals, owing to the participation of some of the most notable guitar effects designers and manufacturers worldwide. Ron Light, guest curator.


Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Inside/Outside: Working Our Way Out of the Damaged Now

Dates: September 13 to December 12, 2017

Location: Special Collections Gallery, LIB 460

Sponsor: Labor Archives and Research Center

Hours: Monday-Friday, 1-5 pm or by appointment

Cost: Free

Opening/Reception: September 13, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Contact: Catherine Powell

Phone: (415) 405-5571

Email: larc@sfsu.edu

Website: http://library.sfsu.edu/exhibit/victor-arnautoff-and-politics-art

Victor Arnautoff (1896-1979) was a leading artist in San Francisco in the 1930s, whose best known work is the mural "City Life" located at Coit Tower. Victor Arnautoff and The Politics of Art looks at Arnautoff's "art for the people" – works executed in an easily reproduced format and accessible to the general public that were intended to move and stimulate thinking. Like his mentor, Diego Rivera (1886-1957), Arnautoff saw art as "a weapon of ideas in the struggle for a new society." This exhibition includes a full scale reproduction of his recently rediscovered New Deal-era mural for the Richmond Post Office and a selection of works on paper spanning his entire career addressing themes of labor and social justice.


Recollected: Photography and the Archive

Pacewrits British Bomber photographed August 22, 1940

Dates: September 23 to November 16, 2017

Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts building

Sponsor: Fine Arts Gallery

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m - 4 p.m. and by appointment

Cost: Free

Opening/Reception: September 23, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Contact: Fine Arts Gallery

Phone: (415) 338-6535

Email: gallery@sfsu.edu

Website: https://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2017-09-23-070000-2017-11-16-080000/817096

What is an archive? How do artists work with, through and around one to create new work? Photography as a medium has been used to document and archive boundless topics, from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Many artists use the photography of others as the source material of their work. Some photographers create new work through organizing and documenting existing non-photographic collections and archives. Both ways of interacting with the archive deepen the viewer’s insight into the formal organization of material used to preserve the past -- recollecting history.

Artists: Chris Dorosz, Ian Everard, Doug Hall, Hung Liu, Kija Lucas, Sean McFarland, David Pace and Stephen Wirtz, Nigel Poor, Dina Rubiolo, Pamela Wilson Ryckman, Tina Takemoto and Catherine Wagner


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