San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street Program presents
San Francisco Urban Visions Panel led by artists Packard Jennings and Steve Lambert at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco.
Co-sponsored with CCA’s Graduate Fine Arts Program and Livable City
Date: Monday, February 4, 2008 at 7 PM
Location: Timken Lecture Hall at California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street in San Francisco.
The event is open to the public and free of charge
Part of the Packard Jennings’ and Steve Lambert’s current San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street project Wish You Were Here! Postcards from Our Awesome Future, this panel will address ideas about transit and other urban developments that were raised during interviews the artists conducted with Bay Area architects, urban planners and transportation engineers, who were asked the question, “What would you do if you didn’t have to worry about budgets, bureaucracy, politics or physics?” The interviews provided the artists with the inspiration for six imaginative and humorous poster designs of a future San Francisco. The posters are currently exhibited on the pedestrian side of the triangular kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness and the Embarcadero through March 13, 2008.
Artists Packard Jennings and Steve Lambert have each been working separately on projects addressing social and economic concerns, all intended to encourage members of the public to ponder issues that affect their daily lives, often through subtly interventionist methods. In January of 2008, Jennings’ artwork will be exhibited at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, and in the Fall of 2008, at Analix-Forever Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland. Lambert is currently a Senior Fellow at Eyebeam‘s Open R & D Lab in New York City, and is applying to convert the Mall of America to a wildlife refuge.
In addition to the artists, other panelists include:
* Peter Albert, Deputy Director of Planning, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
* John Peterson, Principal, Peterson Architects; founder and chair of Public Architecture.
* Tom Radulovich, Executive Director, Livable City; member of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors.
* Seleta Reynolds, Fehr & Peers Associates, Transportation Consultants
Project Catalog: A catalog with reproductions of the posters, and including essays by Stephen Duncombe, author of Dream: Re-imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy, who teaches the history and politics of media and culture at the Gallatin School of New York University, and John Peterson of Peterson Architects and Public Architecture will be available in mid-March free of charge. To obtain a copy after mid-March, please visit the Arts Commission offices located at 25 Van Ness, Suite 240, during regular business hours, or the Arts Commission Gallery located at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 5 PM.
For additional information, contact Judy Moran, Public Art Project Manager, at 415.252.2586 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art on Market Street Program brings contemporary art by Bay Area artists to San Francisco’s main thoroughfare. In 2007, the Art on Market Street Program commissioned projects that focus on travels and journeys in the context of urban systems. All events are public and free of charge.