Studio Visit with Emerging Artist Sophia Ahmed Sattar
This May Atelier will open its doors to the work of Sophia Ahmed Sattar as part of the fourth installment of its Emerging Artist Series. We had the opportunity to meet with Sophia at her Danville studio and checkout her workspace and learn more about her creative process. Below are a few photos from our visit. Continue reading
Interview with Photography alumna Golnaz Shahmirzadi
Golnaz is currently showing her series, Men in Transit at 625 Gallery
In your most recent series, Men in Transit, you photographed young Iranian men in varying environments. How did you come about choosing this subject?
The choice of this subject matter was very personal and relevant to my brought up in Iran. I also, wanted to bring into light the difficulties that immigrant men have to face in the light of cultural extremes. I strive to make most of my fine art effort in bringing to light the social injustices and my work has been a commentary on the issues that we overlook on a daily basis. My last series before Men in Transit was called Forbidden beauty , which was related to the feminine side, so it was a due element for me to think about the flip side of the coin, as I personally observed and studied the issues that these young Iranian men face in this highly competitive and aware society. Continue reading
Modifiers + Amplifiers
A collaborative project beween Architecture 609 students and Fashion students at Atelier through 4.12, 2013.
Modern Happening, Ah-Young Jeon
Artists Reception: Thursday, March 7 5:30 – 7:30pm
Ah-Young Jeon’s work is as varied as the material she uses. The theme of contemporary culture and how modern society interprets it is the thread that binds together her series, Modern Happening. More specifically, Jeon is interested in how society adapts to culture and how culture can ultimately change society. For her piece, Inessential, she arranged seemingly useless scraps of painted steel such as one would see artifacts presented in a museum, provoking the viewer to consider how society and the space of the museum consider objects and our relationship to them. Job Hunt, a series of three glass frames filled with monochromatic gumballs, in an effective commentary on the hegemony of the hiring process.
A native of Seoul, Korea, Ah-Young came to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University where she received both her BFA and MFA in Fine Art, Sculpture.
Week of February 18th, 2013
Through February 23, 2013