Jay DeFeo Community Tribute

Related Exhibition Jay DeFeo

Saturday, February 02, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Jay DeFeo's central role in the artistic culture of San Francisco over a period spanning four decades, from the 1950s through the 1980s, makes her both a figure of local pride and a lens onto the Bay Area's vibrant artistic communities. DeFeo scholars, collaborators, friends, and artists who have followed in her wake discuss her work and legacy.


Time Description
2:00 p.m. Corey Keller, opening remarks
2:10 p.m. C. Ursula Cipa reads from Where the Swan Flies
2:20 p.m. Kevin Killian introduces Wet Paint
2:30 p.m. Beverly Dahlen shares her poetry
2:40 p.m. Jean Conner introduces Bruce Conner's film THE WHITE ROSE
2:50 p.m. Michael McClure: "Alchemical Beauty in San Francisco, 1954"
3:00 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Kristen van Diggelen shares a personal reflection
3:20 p.m. ruth weiss shares personal stories and poetry
3:30 p.m. Joanna McClure shares personal stories
3:40 p.m. Amy Trachtenberg: "No Artist is an Island," a personal reflection with slide sequence
3:50 p.m. Karla Milosevich performs "Little Goodbyes, Big Goodbyes" with Cliff Hengst and Craig Goodman
4:00 p.m. Break
4:10 p.m. Connie Lewallen: "Pensione Bartolini"
4:20 p.m. Bill Berkson: "The Secret Life of The Rose"
4:30 p.m. Gay Outlaw reads letters from Jay DeFeo
4:40 p.m. Lara Schweller: "Teeth, Body, Mountain"
4:50 p.m. Rebecca Solnit reads her interviews with Jay DeFeo
5:00 p.m. Moira Roth shares her video Jay DeFeo in her Oakland Studio, August-October 1989. Videotaped by Moira Roth, edited by Rudy Lemke
5:10 p.m. Paula De Cristofaro: "Behind the Scenes at SFMOMA, Jay DeFeo’s Incision"
5:20 p.m. Leslie Shows shares a personal reflection

Image: Jay DeFeo, Rear Window, 1982; Private collection; © 2012 The Jay DeFeo Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Ben Blackwell