Monday, May 18, 2015
KQED ARTS -- Staged earlier than the rest, the SF State MFA show features just four artists, giving them a fair amount of real estate and three whole weeks on view. The star of the show is Alexandra Lederer, with a four-part installation concerning memories of her late father. In one piece, the full back end of a Camaro convertible juts out of a gallery wall with a boom and sail hanging above it, positioned as if the front of the car has driven through to the “other side.” A U2 album plays on a continuous loop from the car’s speakers. In a gesture she calls “filling his bucket,” Lederer’s installation gives shape to the epic around-the-world journey she and her father intended to take upon his retirement.