Stanford Magazine: Feature by Melinda Sacks
Mar
11
10:30 PM22:30

Stanford Magazine: Feature by Melinda Sacks

Yulia Pinkusevich dangles from the ceiling of an empty warehouse, wearing a rock climbing harness that lets her move lightly along the wall, drawing stark lines and angles and filling them in with shades of black and gray. Her hands and feet leave little charcoal smudges on the white wall, traces of the full-body effort that is central to so much of her art. 

Pinkusevich, MFA ’12, works in an ever-expanding range of media that includes charcoal, ink, salt, concrete, polypropylene, metal, wood, and even light and shadow. Her creations are mostly large scale and often provocative. Fierce, delicate, powerful and purposeful are some of the ways her colleagues in the art world describe her artistry. 

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Built Environments:
Feb
23
to Apr 4

Built Environments:

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BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

February 23 – April 4, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 23rd, 1–3pm

The exhibition examines artistic interventions both inside and outside of the gallery space, where spatial relations and the routine materials of architecture and construction are exploded through artistic experimentation. Featuring: Sheila Ghidini, Bessma Khalaf, Mary Anne Kluth, Beth Krebs, Lead Pencil Studio, Cyble Lyle, MACRO WAVES, Sung Eun Park, Nate Petterson, Yulia Pinkusevich, Stephanie Robison, Andrew Schoultz, Clint Sleeper, and Patrick D. Wilson.

Organized by Sharon E. Bliss and Kevin B. Chen

PLEASE NOTE: THE GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED ON MARCH 27, 28 AND 29 FOR THE SFSU SPRING RECESS.


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Double Vision at Fort Gorges + Orbis Edition Publication
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Double Vision at Fort Gorges + Orbis Edition Publication

A collaboration with Andrea Steves and Francois Hughes, Double Vision explores the Cold War history of the Nike Missile Program and its counterparts in the USSR. The project began in the Bay Area’s Marin Headlands, which is home to the Nike Missile Battery, part of a nationwide nuclear missile defense system active from 1951 to 1972. The ongoing project gathers materials from former Nike veterans and archives to create interactive experiences using low power FM transmission and video installation at a variety of former military sites.

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Lucid Arts Foundation Artist in Residence (Summer 2018)
Jun
2
to Jun 23

Lucid Arts Foundation Artist in Residence (Summer 2018)

The goal of the Lucid Art Residency Program is to provide artists with a serene, retreat-like natural environment for creative exploration and inquiry into arts and consciousness.

The Lucid Art Foundation encourages exploration of nonrepresentational art through multimedia, conceptual, ecological, and interdisciplinary approaches. During the three-week residency (generally taking place from March to November of each year), artists will have the opportunity to explore the practice of lucid art, with special emphasis on the integration of art, process, and inner awareness. Through this practice, a deeper foundation is created that fosters individual artistic growth and development, as well as the understanding of the artist's role in society.

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"Stones Unturned" at Black Crown Gallery
Jun
30
to Aug 5

"Stones Unturned" at Black Crown Gallery

Stones Unturned

Solo exhibition at Black Crown Gallery, Oakland 

June 30 - August 5, 2017

The Recollection of Stones Unturned is a solo exhibition of “hybrid paintings” by Yulia Pinkusevich that examine the collaboration between humans and machines in these early days of extraterrestrial exploration. Drawing upon photographs taken by autonomous robots from the Martian surface and employing the latest laser-based technologies as a tool for creating, Pinkusevich considers the position of humankind in a present in which speculative fictions are becoming technological realities—our machine-aided capabilities expanding the reach of our species in both space and time.

Central to Pinkusevich’s work is the pivotal moment in which robots—as proxies for humans—began simultaneously making photographs of and altering the terrain of Mars. The resulting images gaze back into the deep time of extraterrestrial geologies—landscapes formed over the course of eons—while the interventions look forward as the starting point of a possible future of human interplanetary colonization. These excavations into the Martian ground are echoed in the process of creating these “hybrid paintings”; Pinkusevich employs laser cutters to etch through layers of hand-applied acrylic paint, each pass revealing a new color and further resolving the image. The etched surface of the resulting works begin to take on a topographic dimension, visually paralleling the landscapes depicted. In completing the pieces by drawing over and under the paint surface with colored pastels, Pinkusevich recapitulates the human-machine authorship of the original photographs.

For many of the works on display artifact takes on a dual presence: the image itself as an artifact of contemporary technology, produced in part for the consideration of future generations; and digital artifacts evident as errors, inclusions and blank spots as a result of the many transmissions and translations that the photographic images are subjected to between exposure and painting. The binary presence of artifact speaks to the imprecise translation from technologically-produced data to human experience, and the impossibility of projecting with any clarity the future of humanity.

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DIALOGUE: "Place and the Future of Urban Living"
Jul
1
12:30 PM12:30

DIALOGUE: "Place and the Future of Urban Living"

Recently, I was a part of a discussion on Place and the Future of Urban Living. Set in the stunning Oakland Old Train Station. A short video capturing our night and Rimma Boshernitsan, CEO speaking about the mission.

DIALOGUE is a San Francisco-based agency, focused on helping companies gain a competitive advantage by designing experiences of human connection. Work with us or read our blog at http://www.in-dialogue.co.

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"67P Etchings" at AutoDesk Pier 9 Residency and Talk
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

"67P Etchings" at AutoDesk Pier 9 Residency and Talk

For the last few months I have been an Artist in Residence at Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop, a state of the art industrial shop and advanced manufacturing facility. Artists of diverse backgrounds are invited to train on software and equipment, as well as encouraged to use these new industrial technologies in unconventional ways. With this in mind I began collaborating with the latest machines to create a new type of painting.

The work that grew out of these investigations looks for the tension between digital and analog processes. These paintings of new geologies are based on autonomous robotic photography of NASA, ESA and JPL labs and created in part by hand and in part with Epilog’s and Meta Beam laser cutters.

As I collaborate with these machines, be it my MacBook pro, the JPL instruments on the Mars Rover or the Metabeam and Epilog lasers at Pier 9, I embrace the glitches that occur throughout the process, viewing each glitch as our machines opportunity for creative self-expression. Creating a truly collaborative human + machine paintings.

To learn more about Yulia’s work at Pier 9, check out the video of her artist lecture below.

The laser etching part, also featuring the artwork inspired by Rosetta and Philae’s images of Comet 67P, starts about 15 min into the talk:

A step by step Instructable to explain the techniques used to create the artwork can be found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Charcoal-and-Acrylic-Laser-Raster-Etchings/

Images courtesy of the artist.

Yulia Pinkusevich is an interdisciplinary artist whose vision is influenced by our rapidly evolving urban landscape and the impact of globalization on the everyday. Her works physically engage with the surrounding environment and call upon architectural framework as a construct to guide the viewer through a direct experience.

Born and raised in the USSR and relocating to New York City at a young age, Pinkusevich’s background is rooted in change. Her ability to adapt and observe has served as a central tool for harnessing a unique and fluid vision. Concerned with breaking through conventional perspectives, Pinkusevich creates illusions of impossible spaces and non-places that shift viewpoints away from logic and play with the viewer’s subconscious understanding of space.

Yulia Pinkusevich’s work has been shown extensively in the US and abroad, in cluding site-specific installations in Paris and Buenos Aires. She has been awarded residency grants from Autodesk, Facebook HQ, Cite des Arts International in Paris, Recology SF, Redux in South Carolina, Headland Center for the Arts, Goldwell Open Air Museum, and The Wurlitzer Foundation, among others. She was also the recipient of The San Francisco Foundations 2011 Phelan, Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts as well as Stanford University SiCA’s Spark and ASSU Grants. Pinkusevich holds a BFA from Rutgers and an MFA from Stanford University. She was a lecturer at Stanford University and now is an Assistant Professor of Art at Mills College while maintaining a studio in Oakland, California.


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"Stanford's newest building spotlights art and art history" on Stanford News
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

"Stanford's newest building spotlights art and art history" on Stanford News

“Stanford's newest building spotlights art and art history”
Stanford News
October 7, 2015
by Robin Wander

Stanford's new McMurtry Building was feted by the media, the campus community and officially welcomed into the campus fold. The first new building of the academic year, McMurtry houses the Department of Art & Art History.



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"Everybody's Ocean" at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art
Dec
19
to Apr 19

"Everybody's Ocean" at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art

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Everybody’s Ocean

Santa Cruz Museum of Art

December 19, 2014 – April 19, 2015


Open to the public December 19th
Opening reception: 
January 2nd 5-9 PM with special performances by Henry Kaiser, Kadet Kuhne, Elia Vargas and Jason Wyman. Find out more here.

Everybody’s Ocean works just like our relationship to the ocean: it constantly evolves. The ocean represents anything from womb to tomb. We personify it as a wrathful god, a seductive spirit, or an indomitable force. The four oceans of the world cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and link us to primordial pasts. The ocean is a living, shared space and one of the greatest unexplored mysteries of the world. Everybody interprets the ocean in different ways. Your work has unique inspiration. Let’s share it with each other.

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"Thresholds: Shadow Self" at Alter Space
Mar
15
to Mar 29

"Thresholds: Shadow Self" at Alter Space

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ALTER SPACE PRESENTS Thresholds: Shadow Self by Yulia Pinkusevich

March 15 – 29, 2014
OPENING: March 15, 2014 from 7-10pm
A.I.R Exhibition

Thresholds: Shadow Self, is a site-specific installation by Yulia Pinkusevich, located in the
basement of the gallery. Pinkusevich has embedded an architecturally scaled structure into the existing space that explores notions of shadow, light, barrier and threshold. Utilizing 30+
reclaimed doors that she collected during her time at RecologySF (SF Dump), this immersive
environment aims to evoke personal inquiry and examination, prompting visitors to embark in an act of investigation as they navigate the maze-like arrangement through its series of doors.

Pinkusevich’s Thresholds is inspired by the Jungian philosophy of shadow, that which hides in the subconscious darkness of the human psyche. Even though the shadow exists in the psyche, waiting to reveal itself through human action, it seldom manifests in real life. This installation creates a dialogue with the body that is aimed at prompting a deeper awareness of the journey into one’s self, shining light on dark corners of the psyche while playing with the viewers perceptions of space.

Art’s not psychology, some art can be psychological but I don’t claim to be able to solve
people’s problems through an installation. I do hope it makes you ponder a bit or think about
why- I think art is meant to be an experience, I control certain aspects of it but I can’t control
how it’s perceived, that belongs to the audience.

Yulia Pinkusevich is an interdisciplinary visual artist. Born in 1982 in Kharkov, Ukraine she holds a Masters of Fine Arts from at Stanford University and Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. Yulia has been awarded residency grants from Recology (SF Dump), Cite des Arts International in Paris, Headlands Center for the Arts, Redux in South Carolina, Goldwell Open Air Museum and The Wurlitzer Foundation. She received The San Francisco Foundations 2011 Phelan, Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts as well as Stanford University SiCA’s Spark and ASSU Grants. She currently lectures at Stanford University and resides in East Palo Alto, California.

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Alter Space 1158 Howard St San Francisco CA

GALLERY HOURS Thursday – Saturday, 1-6pm or by appointment, contact@alterspace.co

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