May 6 – June 27, 2016
Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh/ Feminist Economics Department (the FED)/ Evan Holm/ Farley Gwazda/ Jessica Wassil/ Jessie Marino/ Julia Goodman/ Kate Rhoades/ Mads Vind Ludvigsen/ Nolan Lem/ Paulina Berczynski/ Rachelle Agundes/ Stanislava Georgieva
Curated by Natalia Mount, Executive Director of Pro Arts
RELATED PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Performance, May 6, 2016 | 7:30 pm | Pro Arts Gallery
“Endless Shrimp” | Jessie Marino + Weston Olencki
+ custom cocktails by jr. tiki (Robyn Carliss)
+ downtempo and instrumental hip hop jams with dj Shaina
Alternative Histories, Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm | Pro Arts Gallery
The history of art in the Bay Area includes major contributions to contemporary art. Local curators and art leaders discuss the past, present and the future of the Bay Area art scene.
In conversation: Anyka Barber (Founder and Director of Betti Ono), Patricia Maloney (Publisher Emeritus of Daily Serving | Art Practical (DSAP) and currently the Executive Director of Southern Exposure), Renny Pritikin (curator and museum director in Northern California since 1979, including Co-Director and Executive Director at New Langton Arts and currently the Chief Curator of The Contemporary Jewish Museum), and Sarah Lockhart (Co-Founder of 21 Grand and Oakland Art Murmur) .
“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
― Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
Home as the banal, trivial…
The cliché of:
There is no place like Home, Home is where you heart is…
Home as in place, space, habitat. Home as in the human pursuit of settling down. Home as in belonging. Home as in nostalgia. Home as in memories of the past. Home as in the Bay Area contemporary art scene. Home as a loved one. Home as in lifestyle magazine. Home as in architecture. Home as in the ‘other.’ Home as in the mobile. Home as in the political. Home as in displacement and dislocation. Home as in the local. The literal interpretation of Home. The playful interpretation of Home. Home is home, and everything else is not-home. Home as in in the clutter we surround ourselves with. Home as in security. Home as in the lack of. Home as a perception of the current economy and choice. Home as an institutional critique. Home as the walls we build around us. Home as a psychological desire. Home as a longing. Home as a commodity fetishism. Home as a battleground for women. Home as the construct of our psyche. Home as in community. Home as a physical representation of our desires and imagination. Home as the feminist.
Do you feel at Home here?
I wish I was Home.
Home sweet Home.
*Generous support for this exhibition is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Clorox Company Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation, the W & F Hewlett Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.