Featured Emerging Artist
Group exhibition held at Warehouse 416 Art Gallery on the Art Murmur circuit in Oakland, CA. Up from March 1st through March 16th.
”As we take precarious new steps in the direction of healing these long-standing dilemmas we ask, How do we move away from exploitation and empower ourselves and others? Let’s challenge societal views on what it means to be given (or not given) agency. If we are to look towards the eve of a more just and equitable society, we must look closely at the practical difficulties of communicating from traditionally more oppressed “voiceless” positions in our communities. What some consider empowerment, others might feel to be exploitative, and the opposite is also true. More info at www.tearoots.org”
Exhibited at the Oliver Art Center from December 3-8, 2018. Daily hours are 10 am - 5 pm.
Reception is on Wednesday December 5 from 5:30 pm - 7 pm.
A Woven Communion is an interactive, personalized exploration of healing through public vulnerability. It highlights a series of tapestries utilizing deconstructed and reformed clothing items, representing the emotional transformation that occurs in the growth and recovery process following sexual and emotional traumas. Each viewer is invited to share their story in writing and leave it in the space. In turn they can take another story, quote, or poem. By way of community exchange, a space for support and honesty is formed. This experience is time limited for each viewer in order to maintain a safe and intimate environment.
“Oaxaca is home to an abundance of traditional arts: weaving, wood-carving (alebrijes), ceramics, embroidery, sign-painting. The artisans live and work in the valleys surrounding the city. The course was created to allow student designers the opportunity to see their ideas translated into different media, as well as engage and work directly with a number of indigenous artisans.
This exhibition explores the breadth of translations that occurred between student and artisans, within the different techniques and media that were available during the course. In addition, handmade books represent the individual students’ perceptions, and the photographs serve as a journalistic document of the experience of living and working in this vibrant environment.”
Participating students: Elizabeth Demakos, Alexandra L. Mushinski, Ronak A. Patel, James A. Seckelman, Carlos E. Serrano, Jamie Tsai, Sarah Jane Walcutt
Opening reception: Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Thurs., 12:00-7:30 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday