Fine Arts Gallery Hosts California Artists in PLAY

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Dual concentration art history and studio art major Lydia Chain said that Professor Mark Johnson emphasized the importance of documenting periods of art to their exhibition and design class while organizing the show. The first exhibition of the fall semester includes works from artists from throughout California every year, according to Johnson. The collection itself acts as a historical marker of a particular style, Chains said. According to Chain, the artists featured in this show use playfulness as a tool in creating work that questions social norms in a relatable way. “These artists have mastered being light handed in their craft,” Chain said. “They’re neither super obvious or off putting in the ways that they’re abstract. The work in this show is meant to be approachable and provoke street visitors to have ideas about art.”