Alum Hong Chun Zhang (MFA 2004) has long focused on hair imagery in her art. The journal Elephant takes a closer look at Hong’s imagery and it’s social context in their June 25 issue Summertime Angst — Art in the Age of Uncertainty. The author Holly Black explores hair, angst and Hong’s immigrant experience in “Painting the Surreal Politics of Long Hair and Nails.”
Ryan Meyer (MFA 2018) will be in the exhibition “Wild Within: In Search of the Natural Beneath — Skin, Soil, Planet (08°N, 78°N, 23°S)” at Sunbury House in London. The show, which runs from July 21 to August 8, 2018, is a project of the collective Guest Projects and La Wayaka Current.
“Wild Within” is a space for Londoners to re-connect with some of the wildest places remaining on our planet and in turn reflect on their own communities, habitats and themselves at a moment of ecological crisis, in transformative, hopeful and inspiring new ways.
Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) will return to “Relay” at Mills College’s Slide Space. “Relay” includes Amy Nathan, Hannah Perrine Mode and Sophie Lourdes as well as Crallé and opens June 8, running through June 29th.
Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) has created the floating set for a new performance project designed and performed by Mara Poliak, Layton Lachman, and Abby Crain. The project “Swimming Pool” will be at CounterPulse May 17-19 with shows starting at 8 pm.
Swimming Pool debuts at CounterPulse next week (May 17-19).
Tickets can be purchased here. Use discount code POOL for $10 tickets.
Alum Anna Valdez (BA 2009) will be sharing exhibition space with Georgia O’Keeffe in the show “The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The exhibition, which runs from May 6 to September 3, 2018, looks at how the art of Georgia O’Keeffe has intrigued viewers and artists alike for generations. “The Beyond” brings together more than 30 of O’Keeffe’s paintings with the work of 20 emerging artists focusing on similar themes.
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Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is in a group show exploring immigration entitled “Transitions.” Curated by Michael Kukla, “Transitions” runs from April 5th - May 4th, 2018 at Project: ARTspace in New York.
Joining Hedwig are Joan Grubin, Marietta Hoferer, Michael Kukla, Jaanika Peerna, Susan Schwalb, Ilene Sunshine, Natalie Albaladejo, Claudie Dadu, Jean Louis Gourreau, Joachim Griess, Lionel Laussedat, Doris Schlaepfer and Venice Spescha.
Alum Steve Lambert (MFA 2006) will be participating in Re:Publica 18 in Berlin. He will give a keynote address on May 3 at 17:30 (or 8:30 am PDT) entitled “Building Fearless Futures” and on May 4 at 16:15 (7:15 am PDT) he will participate in a panel discussion called ”SolarPunk and going Post-Post-Apocalyptic.”
Alum Julia Couzens (MFA 1990) is participating in the exhibition “what’s MY line” at Transmitter in Brooklyn, New York. Curated by Kirk Stoller, “what’s MY line?” includes Adam Fowler, Alicia McCarthy, Miles Neidinger and Maria Vasconcelos in addition to Couzens.
Alum Kevin Frances (Art Studio, BA 2010) has a new show in Malmö, Sweden at Galleri CC entitled “Magpie.” The show is the cumulation of two years of work, and includes new woodblock prints, photos, and stereoscopic photographs in the black box gallery.
This will be the Australian Premiere of Capitalism Works For Me! and will be presented by Arts House from March 13 to March 25, 2018. After the Festival of Live Arts, Steve and his project move on to Melbourne Fringe in September.
Alum Hedwig Brouckaert’s (MFA 2005) series “Illusive Flesh of Light” will be exhibited in VOLTA ‘18 at the Gallery Jan Dhaese booth (B13).
“Illusive Flesh of Light” is a response to the sudden deaths of the artist’s father and sister. In these mixed media works, forms are disintegrated and boundaries are dissolved, leaving in sight the signs of the process. As a memento mori, Brouckaert’s work reflects on mortality and the vanity of life in the hyper-consumer world of today.
“Great Hope” is a show by National Monument Press at The Union Gallery at UMass-Amherst featuring alum Zach Clark (MFA 2016). It is about the people, places, and experiences that encourage and sustain us. “Great Hope” is an open call and portfolio exchange for print work by artists from around the US and it is an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and conversations around hope.