PROJECT SURVIVAL, a public project

locationSan Francisco's Historic Warfield BuildingdateJune – July 2009openingSaturday May 30, 2009, 7 - 10 pm

San Francisco’s Historic Warfield Building, 988 Market Street (near 6th, north side of Market Street) San Francisco, CA

presented by Luggage Store Shortcuts Program with Carlos Villa and students from SF Art Institute
with the cooperation of David and Jamie Addington

Project Survival addresses an issue that San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the home of the Warfield Building, faces on a daily basis: Survival. The design is stratified layers, starting at the ground floor with decay and moving up through trauma, growth, water, and finally light, the ultimate survival need. The installation uses projection, found materials, and LED lighting to make a rich and colorful sculptural installation that involves all seven stories of the building facade.

The Artists: They are undergraduate and graduate students at San Francisco Art Institute, studying with Carlos Villa, painting faculty member at SFAI since 1969.

Artists: Melkorka Helgad’ttir, Philip Benn, Percy Cannon, Joe Melamed, Marcela Flores, Ernest Regua, Hava Liberman, Elinor Dimond, Amelia Layton, Kai-Ting Chuang, Richard Casteneda, Ernest Regua, Peter Belkin, Jono Goodman, Jevijoe Vitug, Shaan Bevan, Juan Bocca, Lauren Brizel, Kurt Dalen, Salim Elija, Bailey Greenwood, Jordan Jablon, Jesse Jacobellis, Rebecca Kopp, Kelly Mason, Henry McAlpine, Duncan Nelson, Kerbi Urbanowsski, Jessica Tai, Katrina Richter, Cathy Fairbanks, Christian Ebert.