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2 x 2 Solos: Amy M. Ho

Curated by Zachary Royer Scholz

September 4 - October 6, 2012

Artists' Reception: Friday, September 7, 6-8pm

2 x 2 Solos is a series of solo exhibitions featuring new work commissioned from four accomplished emerging artists based in the Oakland/Bay Area. The program recognizes artistic excellence and supports the freedom to create challenging and noncommercial work.

Amy M. Ho's immersive installations invite viewers to grapple with their own mediated existence. With wall-sized digital projections and subtle spatial alterations, Ho's deftly choreographed environments challenge us to rethink our presence not only in physical space, but also within the expanded virtual terrain that new technologies have opened.

About the Artist: Amy M. Ho lives and works in the Bay Area; she received her undergraduate degree in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College. Ho has exhibited nationally and internationally; her work was recently featured in the 2012 San Francisco International Arts Festival. 2 x 2 Solos at Pro Arts is Ho's first solo exhibition in the East Bay.

About the Curator: Zachary Royer Scholz is an internationally exhibited artist and writer based in San Francisco, California. Scholz holds a BA from Stanford University, and an MFA and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. Scholz has received various awards and residencies, most recently a 2011 Kala Art Institute Fellowship and a 2012 residency at Headlands Center for The Arts.

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Image: Amy M. Ho, Blue, 2012. Courtesy of the Artist and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

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2 x 2 Solos:

2 x 2 Solos provides a platform for cutting-edge, risk-taking art and situates artists in a critical contemporary art context. Supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2 x 2 Solos engages multiple layers of the region's arts ecology by providing institutional and monetary support for artists, curators, and writers in the Oakland/Bay Area. Participation in the program is based on nomination by the top arts professionals in the Oakland / Greater Bay Area. From over 100 nominations, 4 artists are selected based on review by a curatorial panel and studio visits with independent curators.

2012 Artists: Amy M. Ho, Cybele Lyle, Lordy Rodriguez, Wafaa Yasin

2011 Artists: Michelle Blade, Chris Fraser, Taro Hattori, Weston Teruya

2010 Artists: Elisheva Biernoff, Nadim Sabella, Luther Thie, Imin Yeh