Pro Arts Gallery is excited to announce the third of its Hybrid Series events, curated to blur the traditional boundaries between artistic disciplines and bring together artists, working across diverse range of media. The Hybrid Series #4 includes a performance by Berkeley based musician, Christina Stanley, a video presentation by theater performance company Mugwumpin, and talk by curator Samantha Reynolds.
Christina Stanley is a Bay Area based singer, multi instrumentalist, recording artist and electronic musician. She is currently an active performing musician working as a solo artist and as a member of various groups. She has performed and recorded as a member of SF Sound and ROVA Quartet and was a featured vocalist for the William Winant percussion ensemble. She has been a featured Solo performer for the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival,and premiered works by George Lewis and Roscoe Mitchell for Mutable Music. She has performed on releases for Kill Rock Stars and 4AD, and has performed throughout the world. She studied music and performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco State University, HB Studio and Mills College. Her new self produced and authored album “Fabric” will be released later in 2016.
Mugwumpin gives us a video preview of their new interactive performance piece, Luster, a performance and photography installation designed to manifest audience participants’ ideals of beauty and glamour.
A native Chicagoan, Samantha Reynolds recently completed her master’s degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in the Arts Administration & Policy department. Here,she worked on a variety of curatorial projects and researched the adaptive and resilient nature of cultural organizations.
Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Reynolds worked as the Curatorial Fellow at Hyde Park Art Center focusing predominantly on the biennial exhibition, Ground Floor – which features recent MFA graduates from five Chicago universities. While there, she also served as the Interim Residency Manager, working with visiting international artists to develop research-based projects, public programs and connect with various cultural communities. Outside of Pro Arts, Reynolds continues to be involved in a variety of curatorial projects focusing on emerging and experimental artist practices in the Bay Area.