I Contain Multitudes: The 20th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual

May 3–June 30, 2019

Drawing its name from Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself, the 20th Thacher Annual I Contain Multitudes celebrates the diverse points of view and artistic approaches of the exhibition’s 29 featured artists.

Themes including mental health, identity, and sustainability reflect the unique experiences, backgrounds and interests of USF students. Presenting 54 works by junior and senior majors and minors from the University of San Francisco’s Department of Art + Architecture, the exhibition invites visitors to contemplate their own multitudes.

Among the featured works are Arantza Aramburu’s When It Was Okay and Kendall McCarthy’s Imprinted, both of which explore identity and self-reflection. Joshua Oakley’s interactive website Lipstick On A Pig questions the ways that we impact and alter the environment, while Lena Heller’s Quilt uses unconventional materials to make a statement about the feminine condition. Mackenzie Miller’s Mug applies mathematical concepts to transform an everyday object into an intricate ceramic sculpture. This exhibition is presented by Thacher Gallery and USF’s Art History/Arts Management’s undergraduate Thacher Practicum class, led by Nell Herbert.

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Excerpt from Sketchbook by René Yañez.Studio Misión: The Artist Studio as Medium by René Yañez

August 20-November 4, 2019

Studio Misión offers a look into the world and creative process of San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, focusing on his final years from 2016 to 2018. Bringing together Yañez’s most recent projects and sketchbooks—seldomly seen outside of his close circle of friends—the works presented reveal his state of mind, his medically-induced visions, the faces of the Mission District that meant so much to him, and the politics that he fought for to the end. Curated by Rio Yañez.

Co-presented by Latin American Studies and the Center for Latinx Studies in the Americas (CELASA).