BAC Agility Projects presents: I Look for Clues in Your Dreams
curated by Heather Marx
May 21 – July 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21 6 - 8 pm
with a special acapella performance by Victoria Wagner and members of the CCA community
This vibrant exhibition will feature new and existing work by Leo Bersamina, Chris Duncan, Kristin Farr, Jenny Sharaf, Victoria Wagner and Amber Jean Young. It explores Northern California as both a physical place and a mythological concept that has drawn people in for decades.
The landscape, history of psychedelia, transformative powers and utopian dreams of the area have inspired generations of artists. Ripe with myth, Northern California has been a place where people go in search of something bigger and better than themselves. These artists all share an aesthetic directly linked to the mythology of the American West and how this history has affected the imagination and art of the Bay Area. Through site-specific installations, sculpture, painting, and mixed media assemblages, the artists will reflect the area’s elemental spirit and force.
Curator Heather Marx views these artists “as seekers and explorers. Their work is either directly sourced from the natural environment, situated within it, or produced by it. Marx adds “By looking for clues in these artist’s works, I hope to tell a story about this powerful and complex ‘dream’ of Northern California and its bewitching hold on our collective imagination.”
Curator Heather Marx has been involved in the fine art field for over 20 years. Her professional experience has included work at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the University Art Museum at UCSB, and Hackett-Freedman Gallery in San Francisco. She established Heather Marx Gallery in San Francisco in 2001 (renamed Marx & Zavattero in 2008). Marx founded Heather Marx Art Advisory, a comprehensive and independent curatorial agency, in 2014.
This exhibition is generously supported by the City of Berkeley and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Works in the exhibition are available for purchase to support the artists and the continuing programs at BAC.
Sunday, May 29, 2 - 4 pm
An afternoon of sound performances, presentations and food by Sean Smith (LFZ, Stimulus Progression) and Chris Duncan (Offing Music and Land and Sea), Tacos Oscar and Pop Pop Paletas.
Tickets: $5 - $20 sliding scale at the door
Artists in Conversation
Thursday, July 14, 6 pm
Join the artists along with curator Heather Marx and Rene de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California in discovering the many "clues" about California revealed through the work in this exhibit.
Free for BAC Members, $10 non-members, RSVP requested