The Associated Students’ Art Gallery Presents
YAXHIBITION 2017: ART(S)MASH
Opening Reception: June 28, 2017. 3pm-5pm
June 28th – July 28th, 2017
Summer Gallery Hours: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center Building on the Terrace Level (T-Level, 3rd floor) across from Jack Adams Hall.
This event is FREE & open to the public
Youth Art Exchange sparks a shared creative practice between professional artists and public high school students, furthering youth as leaders, thinkers, and artists in San Francisco.
Each summer Youth Art Exchange (YAX) interns engage in a month-long intensive art practice in a variety of disciplines. This summer, the students engaged with the question, “As artists, how do we contribute to a thriving community?” From engaging with their neighborhoods through documentary, to beautifying the city, and even collaborating with local artists to question the history of resistance in San Francisco, the Youth Art Exchange interns have worked hard to interrogate their place in the San Francisco community and how their art impacts the community around them.
YAX interns have been pushed to think about intersections. Where their art intersects with community, individuals and where these pieces fit or “smash” against each other. As the city of San Francisco changes, we have to ask what is the place of artists to preserve and lift up what the community values. How do artists document and bring awareness to our changing city? How do we create dynamic spaces where our art can live? How do we help our community thrive, not just survive?
Art(S)mash is about asking our youth those questions and engaging with the community to tease out some answers. Art is an exchange. Between the artist and the audience, between artists themselves, between the artist and their subject, and hopefully, here between our young artists and the community at large.
Art(S)mash features pieces from the YAX film, printmaking and architecture programs. In addition to this exhibition, there is also a live performance and networking event June 29th at the San Francisco Public Library for young artists to connect with arts professionals. More information can be found at youthartexchange.org
In collaboration with The ASI Art Gallery Team:
Renae Moua, Director
Anh Bui, Gallery Assistant
Ewart Bungo Jr., Gallery Assistant
Javier Etchegaray, Gallery Assistant
The ASI Art Gallery
Cesar Chavez Student Center
1650 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132
phone: (415) 338-2580