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The eye exists in its primitive state.

Palo Alto, El Camino Real, Church

The eye exists in its primitive state. The marvels of the earth a hundred feet high, the marvels of the sea a hundred feet deep, have for their witness only the wild eye that when in need of colours refers simply to the rainbow. It is present at the conventional exchange of signals that the navigation of the mind would appear to demand. But who is to draw up the scale of vision? There are those things that I have already seen many a time, and that others tell me they have likewise seen, things that I believe I should be able to remember, whether I cared about them or not, such, for instance, as the facade of the Paris Opera House, or a horse, or the horizon; there are those things that I have seen only very seldom, and that I have not always chosen to forget, or not to forget, as the case may be; there are those things that having looked at in vain I never dare to see, which are all the things I love (in their presence I no longer see anything else); there are those things that others have seen, and that by means of suggestion they are able or unable to make me see also; there are also those things that I see differently from other people, and those things that I begin to see and that are not visible. And that is not all. […]
Andre Breton, Surrealism and Painting, 1928

Davenport

Davenport, Portuguese Water Dog, Sharka, Ocean, Beach

Lindsey Dillon, Davenport, Portuguese Water Dog, Sharka, Ocean, Beach

So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.
Virginia WoolfTo the Lighthouse

Capitola Warf

Capitola, Warf, Beach, ocean, boardwalk, portuguese water dog, Sharka

Klimpt & Rodin, Legion of Honor

Rodin, Klimpt, Legion of Honot, San Francisco, sculpture, art, artist, documentation, photography, bay area

“I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do.”
Gustav Klimt

divino inferno screening at Cantor Art Museum

Bruno Aveillan, Rodin, Gates of Hell, The Thinker, divino inferno, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford Arts, Museum

Bruno Aveillan, Zoé Balthus, Jean-Babtiste Chantosieau, Rodin, Gates of Hell, divino inferno, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford Arts

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before
art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of
his own creation.”
Auguste Rodin

RODIN AND THE GATES OF HELL
A film by Bruno Aveillan
written by Zoé Balthus and and Bruno Aveillan

Following the screening there was a Q&A with Bruno Aveillan, Zoé
Balthus, and Jean-Babtiste Chantosieau (Editor, Musée Rodin)
October 12, 2017, Oshman Hall, McMurtry Art Building
Screening presented by Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Aleta Hayes: Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Djerassi, Art, Woodside, Bear Gultch, practice, photography, Jamie Lyons

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Djerassi, Art, Woodside, Bear Gultch, practice, photography, Jamie Lyons
Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while
Marx, (Groucho)

SFMOMA Self Portraits

San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, Lindsey Dillon, Jamie Lyons, photography, self portrait San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, Lindsey Dillon, Jamie Lyons, photography, self portrait San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, Lindsey Dillon, Jamie Lyons, photography, self portrait

I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women… There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night… Who ever wants to know something about me… ought to look carefully at my pictures.
Gustav Klimt

Raegan Truax: Citation

Raegan Truax, Citation, Counterpulse, San Francisco, Performance Art, Durational Art, live art, theatre, theater, bay area, Stanford, theater department, theater and performance studies
Exhausted by words, decorating skeletons, erasing everything to begin again. In this 37-hour durational performance, Raegan Truax foregrounded the artistic body as embedded within and created from its archive and experience. Once the performance began, Truax did not leave the stage, sleep, or take breaks. She performed in silence and without a clock.

The 37 hour performance began
Friday, September 22 at 9am and ended
Saturday, September 23 at 10pm.

divino inferno, Bruno Aveillan

Bruno Aveillan, Rodin, Stanford Arts, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, dance, film, Stanford TAPS, Rick Porras, Jamie Lyons, Rodin sculpture garden, Gates of Hell

“Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches
into nature and which there divines the spirit by which Nature herself
is animated. It is the joy of the intellect which sees clearly into
the Universe and which recreates it, with conscientious vision. Art is
the most sublime mission of man, since it is the expression of thought
seeking to understand the world and to make it understood.”
Rodin

RODIN AND THE GATES OF HELL
A film by Bruno Aveillan
written by Zoé Balthus and and Bruno Aveillan

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Bruno Aveillan, Zoé
Balthus, and Jean-Babtiste Chantosieau (Editor, Musée Rodin)
October 12, 2017 at 6PM in Oshman Hall, McMurtry Art Building
Screening presented by Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Car Wash Blues

I think cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals. I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
Roland Barthes, The New Citroën, 1957

Ryan Tacata’s Lolas

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, Jose Abad, Maria Melinda Dávid, Derek Phillips, performance art, live art, installation art, Fillipino, art, artist, san francisco, bay area, theatre, theater, dance, Stanford, theater and performance studies, documentation, photography, Jamie Lyons, director, site specific
Lolas was a performance installation
exploring notions of cultural assimilation
and resistance through one lola’s garden,
an assemblage of found materials,
religious icons and constructed identities.

Asian Art Museum
San Francisco

rehearsing Ryan Tacata’s Lolas

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Lolas is a performance installation
exploring notions of cultural assimilation
and resistance through one lola’s garden,
an assemblage of found materials,
religious icons and constructed identities.

Lola,
the Filipino/Tagalog word for grandmother,
serves as the center of Ryan Tacata’s new work,
which explores the complicated and sacrosanct figure
of the grandmother in Philippine culture
as well as an inheritance of racial discrimination,
Catholic guilt and queer identities.

Using photographs of his lola’s garden
and objects gathered after her death,
the artist reconstructs her garden
in the Asian Art Museum
as a site for live tableaus;
poetic readings pulled
from her writings on faith, love and death;
and a stage for other lolas or lola figures
from the local Filipino community to perform.

Thursday, July 20th, 6:30pm
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco

Protest to Protect Bayview Hunters Point Against Pollution and Gentrification

Bayview, Hunters Point, Pollution, Gentrification. Lennar, Five Points, radioactive, toxic, contaminated Naval Shipyard, Superfund Site, Innes, green action, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee, Causa Justa/Just Cause, environmental justice, nuclear waste, environmental racism,

Bayview, Hunters Point, Pollution, Gentrification. Lennar, Five Points, radioactive, toxic, contaminated Naval Shipyard, Superfund Site, Innes, green action, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee, Causa Justa/Just Cause, environmental justice, nuclear waste, environmental racism,

Bayview, Hunters Point, Pollution, Gentrification. Lennar, Five Points, radioactive, toxic, contaminated Naval Shipyard, Superfund Site, Innes, green action, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee, Causa Justa/Just Cause, environmental justice, nuclear waste, environmental racism,

Protest to Protect Bayview Hunters Point Against Pollution and Gentrification!
On July 15th
developer Lennar (aka Five Points) held their “Grand Opening”
of the “Monarch” luxury townhouses
built next to the radioactive and toxic contaminated
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund Site

This protest was sponsored by
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice,
Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee,
and Causa Justa/Just Cause.

rehearsing Philoctetes

Jeff Schwartz, Aeschylus, Philoctetes

Bringing the fragments of Aeschylus’ Philoctetes to life

Rodin’s Gates of Hell at Sunset

Rodin, Gates of Hell, Stanford Arts, Stanford University, public art, photography, sculpture, Auguste Rodin

To-day, artists and those who love artists seem like fossils. Imagine a megatherium or a diplodocus stalking the streets of Paris! There you have the impression that we must make upon our contemporaries. Ours is an epoch of engineers and of manufacturers, not one of artists.
Auguste Rodin and Paul Gsell. Art, Publisher Boston, Small, Maynard &
Co, 1912. Translated by Mrs. Romilly Fedden. p.7

Bonny Doon Tasting Room, Davenport

Lindsey Dillon, Sharka, Portugese Water Dog

La Selva Beach

Sharka, La Selva, beach fishing, fishing, santa cruz

A second wave collapsed over my feet,
lipped with white froth,
and the chill gripped my ankles
with a mortal ache.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Lindsey Dillon at Ars Technica

Lindsey Dillon, Ars Technica, Annalee Newitz, Joe Mullin , EDGI, Environmental Data Governance Initiative, UC Santa Cruz, UCSC, Sociology, Geography, EPA Lindsey Dillon, Ars Technica, Annalee Newitz, Joe Mullin , EDGI, Environmental Data Governance Initiative, UC Santa Cruz, UCSC, Sociology, Geography, EPA

Ars Technica editors Annalee Newitz and Joe Mullin speak to UC Santa Cruz sociology professor Lindsey Dillon about how the Trump administration has been removing scientific and environmental data from the Web.

California Interstate 5 (I-5)

Harris Ranch, cattle ranch, beef, cows, Interstate 5, animal rights, humane

Not being able to escape is the most awful thing. I know, in my soul, that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten, and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy. It’s like…you’re just eating misery. You’re eating a bitter life.
Alice Walker