(processing) digs into archives, tells new stories

With the advent of the Internet, the rapid new world disconnects us as much as it connects us. With the increased capacity to record and communicate, we risk superficiality in our understanding of information. The Worth Ryder Gallery’s latest exhibition, (processing) – Bay Area Artists and the Archive, scrutinizes the
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‘Art and Other Tactics’ explores veterans’ trauma

In San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design, rows of dangling silver dog tags hang from a wooden slab like bead drops on a chandelier. On the dog tags read chilling phrases such as, “Please don’t tell me this was for nothing.” The piece is Teri McCans’ aptly named “Faith
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Chor Boogie’s paintings displayed on Sproul, condemn partisanship

On Monday morning, students making their way through Sproul were confronted with six bright, enormous canvasses lining the Mario Savio steps. The canvasses announced themselves loudly in red, white and blue. They occupied the space where Mario Savio stood 51 years ago, passionately appealing to students to put their “bodies
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Photographer depicts human impact on natural resources through provocative, telling shots

In a particular strip from Bill Watterson’s beloved “Calvin and Hobbes” collection, Calvin screams, “I’m significant!” to a sky full of stars. Calvin then underhandedly notes, “Says the insignificant speck of dust.” Innocently yet critically, the cartoon juxtaposes the ridiculous human impulse toward self-importance with the vastness of the universe.
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