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Local artist uses work to fight oppression at SF State art show

Chris “L7” Cuadrado poses for a portrait at the Art Gallery in the Caesar Chavez Student Center at SF State on Sept. 6, 2018. Cuadrado’s art is known for informing communities about resistance. Cuadrado’s art is in this picture is a message-based collage involving decolonization, oppression, and liberation through the act of resistance. (Evan Moses/Golden Gate Xpress)

Megan Fitzmorris
September 8, 2018
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Dressed in a blue printed button-down shirt with his shoulder-length hair gracing the top of his shoulders, Christian “L7” Cuadrado walked into the room with a small piece of sage poking out of the top of his pocket. “It’s to calm my nerves,” he said. “I picked it on the way here.” He hosted his first...

Graduating seniors display their artwork for the final time at SF State in a split exhibit

Students look at the art displayed at the ASI Art Gallery at SF State on April 27, 2017. (Tate Drucker/Xpress)

Roxanne Hernandez
May 3, 2017
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Art students and supporters bounced back and forth between the Associated Students, Inc. Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center and the Martin Wong Gallery in the Fine Arts Building for the opening reception of this years’ senior art show. “Daily Acts” exhibit curator Weston Teruya was approached by...

Shakin’ Systems: black artists challenge expectations in new exhibit

Michael Covington, 28, and girlfriend Vanessa, 24, admire the works of art Covington produced for the showing of

Roxanne Hernandez
February 21, 2017
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Associated Students Inc. held an opening reception for the Black Mail Collectives’ art show “Shakin’ Systems” in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday evening, featuring black artists. The show includes mural paintings, sculptures, print pieces and spoken word artist DeMareon Gipson, who believes t...

Temporary studio space offered in ASI art gallery

Roxanne Hernandez
February 8, 2017
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Walls that are usually home to hanging art pieces were temporarily bare, with only a large wooden studio desk and an unarranged photography backdrop taking up the open space at SF State’s Associated Students Inc. art gallery. Located at the top of the Cesar Chavez student center, ASI opened their empty ...

New art exhibit commemorates resistance of Filipino people

SF State alumna Mona Marcos poses with a piece from the upcoming

Courtnee Briggs
February 3, 2016
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The resiliency of the Filipino people will be celebrated in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery during a new exhibit in honor of the 30th anniversary month of the People Power Revolution of the Philippines. The exhibit will highlight the role that art and culture played in mobilizing the Filipino...

Graffiti artists fight for expression in the public domain

Muralist David Hyde poses for a portrait in front of of his mural Asian Pacific islanders “infinite tree of life” on the side of the Cesar Chavez building at SF State Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (Angelica Williams / Xpress)

Cody Wright
November 17, 2015
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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 blue spray paint. Just across the street, two more pieces peeked out from behind the overgrown brush. For street artists like SF State student Haidar...

Gallery to sweep away art lovers with ocean atmosphere

A pirate ship sits in the middle of the room while Emily Vanags, an Art History Major, prepares the Hydrarchy Gallery on Tuesday Feb. 17. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Kalani Ruidas
February 19, 2015
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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 Feb....

Art exhibit humanizes gentrification in the Bay Area

A poster advertising the

Katrina Andaya
February 9, 2015
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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...

Campus art gallery partners with Project Rebound to share prisoners’ work

Painting by Damon Lee Johnson

Emilia Rosales
October 17, 2014
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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...

Art galleries on campus welcome students to express themselves

An art piece symbolizing gentrification in the bay area at the

Hannah Mullins
August 31, 2014
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On a campus strewn with art on lawns, in trees and even in the form of crocheted bikes, many SF State students are still unaware of the three art galleries available to view, free of charge. Liza Boozer, a former student and artist, knows this all too well. The sound of giggles and gasps surrounded...

‘Movement in Paper’ exhibit shares the simplicity in origami with students

Angelica Williams
May 7, 2014
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Living in a modern world students have so much more at their fingertips that without thinking they can transform a simple sheet of paper into a three dimensional origami art work that has been an age old tradition in the Japanese culture for  many generations. [HTML1] Curators June Sakamoto and Vicky Mih...

‘Sweet Ride’ exhibit urges students to bike to campus

'Sweet Ride' exhibit urges students to bike to campus

Angelica Williams
April 21, 2014
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Dodging in and out of a crowded 19th Avenue can be a terrifying experience for a bicyclist. There are buses, trains, cars flipping U-turns and college kids and high schoolers all sharing the roads and sidewalks. The organizers of the “Sweet Ride” exhibit want to show the campus the benefits in ditching ...

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