Art Studio alumni have come together for the exhibition,
“The Resistant Gesture,” now at the Axis Gallery in
Sacramento through Dec. 22. The show was curated by Tavarus
Blackmon (MFA, ‘18) and includes work by Jodi Connelly (MFA ’18)
and Rachel Deane (MFA ‘19).
Alum Gerald Walburg (MA, 1967) has an extensive solo exhibition
of metal and ceramic sculptures, paintings and drawings at
Artspace 1616 in Sacramento. Walburg, who lives in Sacramento,
has created large scale public artworks including “Indo Arch” in
downtown Sacramento and has works in the collections of the
Museum of Modern Art, New York, SFMOMA, the Crocker Art Museum.
The exhibition, “Then and Now,” is on display through
A native New Yorker, Jonathan Calm is a visual artist in the
media of photography and video whose work combines as well as
challenges the aesthetic and ideological tenets of architecture,
documentary journalism and sculpture. A central theme of his work
is the relationship between photography and urban architecture,
and the powerful role of images in the way architectural
constructs shape the lives of individuals and communities.
Frances Stark’s drawings, collages, videos, PowerPoint
presentations, performances, and paintings have been extensively
exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In 2017 a new suite
of her paintings were included in the Whitney Biennial, her
cinematic opera, The Magic Flute, premiered at LACMA,
and an earlier work was featured in the Venice Biennale. In 2015,
Stark’s sprawling mid-career survey, “UH-OH: Frances Stark
1991-2015,” opened at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles before
traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Meg Shiffler is the Galleries Director for the San Francisco Arts
Commission (SFAC), the arts agency of the City and County of
San Francisco. In this role since 2005, she curates exhibitions
featuring local, national and international artists that provoke
a dialogue between contemporary art and broad civic and social