Selections from: Recognition begins early at the Academy of Art University
Sunday, June 12, 2011 Regan McMahon San Francisco Chronicle, AA3
This spring, at the San Francisco de Young Museum’s annual exhibition of young artists’ work, titled: “Where To? The Call of the Times: New Generation Student Showcase,” four fine arts students from the Academy [of Art University], competing against students from all over the Bay Area, including UC Berkeley and Stanford, won the opportunity to have their work displayed in the museum.
According to the theme of the juried exhibition, students had to submit works of art that call attention to the urgent social issues of our times.
Teichert’s piece for the exhibition, titled “Digital Prison,” is an oil painting on the subject of human trafficking and sexual slavery in the digital age. It features the figure of a young girl in her underwear amid pixels and digital code, “insinuating that this technology is escalating the problem, because there is very little policing online,” Teichert explains.