NEWS

CURRENT  EVENTS

I'm excited to announce my latest curatorial project with Robert Abrams and Abrams Claghorn Gallery!

 

SHIMMER 

Curated Invitational & Regional Juried Exhibitions in two locations.

April 1-30, 2022
Abrams Claghorn Gallery

Curated Invitational Exhibition

 

April 5-May 9, 2022
Laney College’s June Steingart Art Gallery

Regional Juried Exhibition

Perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the West Coast is extremely dynamic and complex. We experience water in its absence, its fury, and spiritual significance – from crashing waves and rushing rapids to gurgling flows and gentle splashes. 63 West Coast artists have taken a dive into the deep for Shimmer with works in a wide range of media that inform, inspire, and refresh.

February 2022 through January 2023

2022 ARTIST SHOWCASE

NIDO Living, San Francisco

Michael Goodsmith, curator and interior designer

NIDO Living features local art and artists with exhibitions that blend architecture, design, and fine art in their stunning showroom.

2020-2022 

ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA 

Dab Art, Los Angeles

This 3 year long comprehensive project includes an online exhibition, a full color publication of all selected works, a multi-gallery international exhibition and a follow up documentary film to our original project documentary (the film will be screened in Los Angeles).

 

Director and curator in chief Yessíca Torre's mission with ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA™ proposes an unconventional solution to keeping contemporary art relevant, propelling the art experience forward and promoting the valuable role artists will play in this time of global crisis.

RECENT  EVENTS

November 6 through November 27, 2021 

INTERPRETING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 

UNCAPP Gallery, San Francisco

Curated by Tomyé Neal-Madison and Maria Gonzalez. I'm honored to have the memorial to my own mother included in this intimate exhibition. Public viewing by appointment. 

UNCAPP Gallery, 870 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Reception: Saturday, Nov. 6, 2:30 - 4:30pm.

Gallery Hours:
Fridays, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Saturdays, 2:30–4:30 PM

October 9 through November 5, 2021

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Dreams Emerging: Beyond Resilience

Now in its 22nd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. This year SOMArts invited artists to reflect on how loss and isolation have shaped their Dreams Emerging. Artists were asked to create altar installations that reflect on how the last year has transformed their visions of connection, freedom, and healing… This year, I honored Betty Segal – healer, artist, and longtime community member of SOMArts. 

Current through 2022 

EXTRACTION: ART ON THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS

To view my work in this show, click here. Codex Foundation, https://www.extractionart.org/. A global multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention that investigates extractive industry in all of its forms, from mining and drilling to the reckless exploitation of water, soil, marine life, and more.

RECENT  CURATORIAL PROJECTS

December 3, 2021 through January 14, 2022

COMPOSING THE FUTURE II

A NCWCA Member Exhibition

Jennifer & Phlip DiNapoli Gallery

King Library, San Jose State University

Exhibition Director: Elizabeth Addison, NCWCA Exhibitions Chair

Jurors: Karen Gutfreund, Carolina Quintanilla

Sculpture Curation: Elizabeth Addison

In Composing the Future II, NCWCA artists were
challenged to flex their artistic powers in response to the extreme events of the past two years and to project their hopes, dreams, and ideas into the future. Composing the Future, a NCWCA member exhibition, originally premiered May-June, 2021 at the Bankhead Performing Arts Center. Composing the Future II, a curated iteration, features a selection of works from the original exhibition as well as many new ones.

View the entire exhibit here. View the catalog here.

May 7 through June 27, 2021

COMPOSING THE FUTURE

A NCWCA Member Exhibition

The Bankhead Theater, Livermore CA

Exhibition Director: Elizabeth Addison, NCWCA Exhibitions Chair

Jurors: Elizabeth Addison, Anne Giancola, Marianne McGrath

For Composing the Future, I invited NCWCA members to address current crises and coming societal shifts in a visionary way. I was curious how my NCWCA artist colleagues would respond with artwork. It was exciting to see that most entries were newly created and inspired by this theme. As a whole, the artwork of Composing the Future reacts to the catastrophes of 2020 by confronting history, provoking change, challenging predictions, and calling out priorities for the near and far future. I was honored to present the potent artwork of NCWCA’s Membership in Composing the Future. View the entire exhibit here.

March 1 through March 31, 2021

ONE NEST: EARTHWORKS

Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany CA

Sculptor Vicki Gunter and I introduced our collaboration, One Nest: Earthworks, at Abrams Claghorn Gallery earlier this year. We premiered new ceramic sculptures from Vicki and prints from my Pandemania Days series. The art of One Nest: Earthworks envisions the rights of nature as equivalent to human rights. And that these rights embrace ALL beings without exception. We believe in art as agency for change. We share these impressions in clay, ink, and light. Our exhibition was both online and curated in the gallery's physical space.

I wish to thank Abrams Claghorn Gallery, NCWCA, and Kala Art Institute for their support of my projects and for the support of local contemporary artists and artisans.

O.N.E. VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

O.N.E. EXHIBITION BROCHURE

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Nido Living Showroom. Ten works from my Pandemania Days series and The Crater Project are featured in this stunning environment. 

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Art in the Time of Corona, Dab Gallery. Pandemania Day 192 - Brittle Beauty, Mandala 092420, Digital assemblage, Archival print on Moab Entrada Bright paper, 18 x 18 inches, 2020, $500. 

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Above:  A Remarkable Woman: Beverly Minkin Addison, 1927-2018, Mixed media infinity mirror portrait, 34 x 30 x 2 inches, 2018.

Above:  Detail from The Mayor of Solano Avenue: Betty Segal 1945-2021, Día De Los Muertos 2021, Mixed media with infinity mirror portrait, 16 x 10 x 10 feet, 2021.

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Above: Publicity shots from Composing the Future, A NCWCA member exhibition at The Bankhead Theater, Livermore CA, 2021.

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Images above, left to right: Elizabeth Addison, Mandala 092420, Pandemania Day 192 - Brittle Beauty, Digital assemblage, Archival digital print on Moab Entrada Rag Bright, 24 x 24 inches, 2020, $650; Vicki Gunter, One Nest, Canary & Elephant Series, Ceramic (clay, stains, underglaze, glaze, beeswax, plastic grocery ties), 9 x 15 x 15 inches, 2019, $2500.