Sunrise Public Celebration
Photos from Unveiling
The CCC is thrilled to unveil Sunrise, a new public artwork in San Francisco, installed on the grand staircase leading to the CCC on the Dr. Rolland and Kathryn Lowe Community Bridge. The result is from over three years of planning and community process, this work uplifts the community and activates the Lowe Community Bridge for residential and public enjoyment. Sunrise by Mik Gaspay was selected after a national competitive public open call.
The public piece is led and commissioned by the Chinese Culture Center through a community process with a Project Community Advisory Committee comprised of business, nonprofits, and stakeholders of the community, funded by the San Francisco Community Challenge Grant Program. Special thanks to Chinatown Community Development Center, Chinatown Better Parks and Recreation, Ellision Enterprises Inc., San Francisco City College Chinatown/North Beach branch, St. Mary’s School, Portsmouth Parking Plaza Corporation, Hilton San Francisco Financial District.
The opening will be the same day as San Francisco Arts Commission’s Passport 2016: Chinatown.
Sunrise, is a tile mosaic of an anamorphic sun rising over a body of water. This location was once part of the San Francisco shoreline and a place where one could have watched a sunrise.
As an observation of the past, a celebration of the present and contemplation of the future, Sunrise brings color to pronounce the geographical history of the Portsmouth Square area.
About the Artist
Mik Gaspay is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily works with found objects, painting and sculpture. His practice investigates translated meanings of commonplace products and structures, drawing from the tension between functionality, purpose and language to conjure up expressions fused from readymade signification, history and uncertainty. He was born in Quezon City, Philippines and migrated to Palo Alto, California at the age of 9. He received a B.F.A. in Illustration/Design from the California College of Arts and Crafts and later attended the California College of the Arts for his M.F.A. He currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.
We need your support! Donate $100 or more to support the making of “Sunrise”and receive a limited edition print from the artist! Make sure to note in the Comments, you are donating to “Sunrise” to get your print. For questions, contact Jenny Leung [email protected]
Additional support from the Hilton San Francisco, Financial District, Grants for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts