Berkeley Art Center Agility Projects presents: 

Claire Colette: Ever/After 

Rhonda Holberton: You Are Something the Whole World is Doing

March 28 – May 3, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Berkeley Art Center is proud to present two concurrent solo exhibitions of new work by Claire Colette and Rhonda Holberton as the inaugural exhibitions for Agility Projects.

The Agility Projects is a series of exhibitions and public programs that seeks to engage diverse audiences with new and commissioned art by outstanding emerging artists from the Bay Area. The program provides artists with time and support to create new bodies of work that will push their own artistic practices in new directions.

These exhibitions are supported by, the City of Berkeley, Elizabeth Sher and Phil Shnayerson.

Claire Colette’s series of drawings and sculpture that make up Ever/After are both striking and contemplative. This body of work has been a result of an interest in the idea of the infinite. She investigates the human relationship to our place in the universe and the compulsory desire to create objects in order to make meaning. Seeking out repetitive patterns and shapes that have occurred throughout time Colette is looking for a mystical or spiritual connection between objects and occurrences. She is interested in how these forms and objects come to life, and the dialogue they create with each other. 

Continuing her ongoing investigations into the aesthetics of technologically enhanced human forms, Rhonda Holberton’s new series, You Are Something the Whole World is Doing, imagines the limitations of the physical body in digital space. The bodies represented in Holberton’s sculptures and videos are not like the bodies we see in movies, advertising, and video games that effortlessly navigate through groundless space. Instead, cast silicone sculptures in various states of completion stand in for and represent these limitations.