November 1, 2013 - San Francisco Art Institute - Kori Newkirk, Michelle Grabner, Mohau Modisakeng + Nandipha Mntambo, Brad Kahlhamer, and more
November 1, 2013

Kori Newkirk, Michelle Grabner, Mohau Modisakeng + Nandipha Mntambo, Brad Kahlhamer, and more

Left: Mohau Modisakeng, Qhatha, 2011. Inkjet print on watercolor paper (detail of triptych), 43.3 x 70.9 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town. Right: Nandipha Mntambo, Enchantment, 2012. Cow hide, cow tails, and resin, 66.9 x 39.4 x 61 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

November Visiting Artists

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street, Lecture Hall
San Francisco, CA 94133

www.sfai.edu/events 

The San Francisco Art Institute invites the public to engage with global leaders of contemporary art and culture through adventurous lecture series and multidisciplinary events throughout November. A nexus of creativity and cultural innovation since 1871, SFAI brings renowned artists and thinkers from the international art community together with the public and SFAI’s student body for activated dialogue and imaginative exchange.

Free and open to the public. 


Keltie Ferris
Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Interdisciplinary Painting Practices
Monday, November 4, 7:30pm
Large, gestural, and uncannily layered paintings are the hallmark of Keltie Ferris, who has been identified as an integral part of a new generation of abstract artists and a provocative contributor to the faux-naïf resurgence.

Mohau Modisakeng + Nandipha Mntambo
Wednesday, November 6, 7:30pm
In each of their interdisciplinary practices, South African artists Nandipha Mntambo and Mohau Modisakeng engage questions raised in postcolonial Africa. Mntambo explores the female body, challenging and subverting preconceptions of its representation. Modisakeng questions the complex, violent histories of ritual and spirituality in South Africa, utilizing culturally symbolic materials, such as animal skins and weaponry.

Robert Crouch
Friday, November 8, 4:30pm
Robert Crouch is associate director/curator at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and a founding member of VOLUME, a curatorial project that functions as a catalyst for interdisciplinary new media and sound work.

Mark Ruwedel
Friday, November 8, 7:30pm
Commonly likened to the spirit of the New Topographics, acclaimed photographer Mark Ruwedel’s work addresses the physical ruins and metaphoric presence of the past on the landscape. 

Kori Newkirk
Monday, November 11, 7:30pm
Kori Newkirk transforms ordinary objects, such as tin cans and shopping carts, into sculptural installations and mixed-media works. Through a cross-disciplinary practice driven by encounters in the everyday, Newkirk reveals the aesthetic nuance and theoretical potential of material arrangements.

Paul Klein
Friday, November 15, 4:30pm
Paul Klein is an interdisciplinary artist whose teaching and collaborative studio practices foster understandings of how viewers, technology, and society create meaning in specific and cross-cultural contexts. Klein is Chair of the BFA Department at SFAI.

Liam Everett
Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Monday, November 18, 7:30pm
Liam Everett’s work is a testament to the process of its making. Contingent on movement, materials, and chemical reactions, Everett’s abstract paintings stand, lean, fold, crumple, and drape from various systems of flexible support.

Michelle Grabner
Thursday, November 21, 7:30pm
Michelle Grabner is an artist, critic, and educator, as well as co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Her visual work involves optically charged patterns found in rugs, fabric, and other objects located in the domestic sphere. 

Brad Kahlhamer
Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Interdisciplinary Painting Practices
Monday, November 25, 7:30pm 
Brad Kahlhamer creates exuberant paintings that fuse the visionary tradition of Native American art with an expressionistic painting style. Blending imagery from monumental American landscapes with an interest in New York street culture, Kahlhamer extends a vision of realms both real and illusory.


San Francisco Art Institute
Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), a nonprofit institution, is a vital convening place for arts communities and an international leader in fine arts education. A small school with global impact—notable faculty and alumni include Richard Diebenkorn, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Enrique Chagoya, Kathryn Bigelow, Peter Pau, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Catherine Opie, Lance Acord, Barry McGee, and Kehinde Wiley—SFAI enrolls approximately 680 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and offers a wide range of community education courses and public programs. 

SFAI’s Public Programs are made possible by the generosity of donors and sponsors. Support is provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Distinguished Visiting Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Painting Practices is funded by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is supported by the generosity of the family of Richard Diebenkorn. Ongoing support is provided by the Buck Fund and the Visiting Artists Fund of the SFAI Endowment. 

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