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  • Renewals/Returns with Chris Fraser

    Workshops & Activities, Evenings, and part of Artists Drawing Club, Thursday Nights

    Apr 24

    Free with museum admission ($5 after 5PM)

    6:30—9 PM

    Samsung Hall

    The Asian Art Museum was once housed in a wing of the de Young Museum building, and for the last ten years has occupied the site of the former city Main Library. Artist Chris Fraser searches out spaces of overlay and gaps, drawing attention to the ways the Asian Art Museum exists in a state between: between cultures, architectures, histories, and times. These states in between suggest a sense of transience, and it's in the overlap of the two where the life of the museum exists.

    Using the camera obscura as a point of departure in his work, Chris Fraser pursues an experience of light that engages the unseen in everyday phenomena. His work has been exhibited at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Vitra Design Museum, Disjecta, Highlight Gallery, and Palazzo Bembo as part of the 55th Venice Biennale. Chris is a recipient of the Jay DeFeo MFA Prize at Mills College and was recently awarded a Eureka Fellowship by the Fleishhacker Foundation. He has been artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.

    Learn more about Chris Fraser in our two-part blog series:

    Part 1 - Chris Fraser speaks about his inspiration as an artist
    Part 2 - Chris Fraser goes in depth about Renewals/Returns

    About the Artists Drawing Club
    The Artists Drawing Club is an interdisciplinary public program series that invites local contemporary artists to use the museum as a platform, drawing inspiration from the permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, the building, and the neighborhood, and leveraging their artistic practices to realize a new artist-driven project in which exchange, experience, and interaction are paramount. The Artists Drawing Club is not about the act of drawing, but drawing connections between ideas, times, cultures, and the broader world we occupy.

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