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Nic Webber - Everything is Not Quite What it Seems

Artist Reception March 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm


Nic Webber’s Everything is Not Quite What it Seems presents the viewer with a visual conundrum regarding implied functionality vs. material reality. A Pillow shape invokes notions of softness, yet its metallic physicality subverts our assumptions and leaves the viewer unable to close the loop. Functionality, or lack thereof, cannot be taken for granted, and further consideration is required.

"I like the process of recreating an uncertain state of reality for myself and I like seeing the viewer have a parallel experience," says Webber. "This is intentionally confusing for the viewer and puts them in an uncertain state I can relate to."

Nic Weber began his art education studying photography and graphic design at California State University, Stanislaus, where he completed his BFA in 2012. Discovering a love for the physicality of sculpture, he changed course at Academy of Art University, where he achieved his MFA in sculpture in 2015. He has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and his work is represented in several private collections.

435 Jefferson Gallery

Sungyeon Warner - How Busy Are We?

Artist Reception March 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm


The ambivalence we sometimes feel regarding the frenetic pace of urban life, the excitement counterposed against the overwhelmingness of it all, lies at the heart of the question Sungyeon Warner poses in her photo series How Busy Are We? Using a double exposure technique, Warner depicts urban environments as parallel realities fighting for supremacy in our perception, simultaneously invigorating our imagination and overloading our senses.

"These scenes might oppress us, stress us out from just looking at how busy and crowded our lives are, trying our best to survive in this competitive urban society," says Warner. "However it is also one of the most amazing scenes of urban creation: the urban life and the way we survive in this lifestyle."

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Sungyeon Warner has lived in major cities all her life. The skylines of Manila, New York, Chicago, Manila, and San Francisco have all left their impression on her artistic outlook. Warner is currently studying photography at Academy of Art University and working as a freelance photographer.

625 Sutter Gallery

Yu-Teng Yuann - Traverse Space

Artist Reception March 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm


Combining an Industrial Design aesthetic with a practical foundation in Jewelry and Metal Arts, Yu-Teng Yuann’s Traverse Space represents the artist's exploration of cultural intersections through the world of personal adornment.  "Through research and design, I aim to encourage the world to see things in a different perspective," says Yuann. "Growing up in a multicultural environment constantly provided me with the opportunity to embrace different thinkings. I materialize these thoughts into physical objects." Yuan achieves a unique synthesis that reflects his own style, rich in the creation of form but maintaining a sense of logic.

Growing up in Taiwan, Yu-Teng Yuann began working with sketching and watercolor when he was 14. After completing his BA in English and Applied Linguistics at National Taipei University in 2008, Yuann entered the MFA program at Academy of Art University and began studying Industrial Design along with Metal Arts. He completed his MFA in Jewelry and Metal Arts in 2015. Traverse Space is his debut solo exhibition.

Cannery Suite 112

JEM Group - In Flux: Future Directions in Jewelry and Metal Arts

Artist Reception March 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm


Recent works by students of Academy of Art University's School of Jewelry and Metal Arts.

688 Sutter Gallery

Printmaking Group - Print And/Or Book

Artist Reception March 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm


Recent works by students of Academy of Art University's Printmaking and Book Arts department.

Atelier Gallery

Nina Fabunmi - The Haven

Continuing Exhibition


Depicting lives and environments of the San Francisco Bay Area, Nina Fabunmi’s The Haven showcases the full range of her artistic scope, as inspired by the always colorful subjects we see every day. Working primarily with a pallet knife, Fabunmi takes a direct approach with bold impasto techniques. "I paint, paste, scratch, drip, sprinkle, and splatter to build layer of texture in order to include details of an unspoken account,"she says. "I sometimes include symbols and mark making as a tribute to my African roots."

Fabunmi divides her focus between figurative and landscape works, yet seeks out the common ground between the two genres. "My paintings capture the energetic splendor, peace, and serenity of the Bay Area and the diversity of its people," says Fabunmi." "Each day I wake up in this beautiful city, I consider it a blessing, a privilege, and an honor."

Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Nina Fabunmi's earliest memories are of making art. Although her parents urged her towards what they saw as a more practical career in real estate, Fabunmi enrolled in the masters program at Academy of Art University and completed her MFA in Painting in 2014. Today she lives and works as a full time painter in the San Francisco Bay Area.