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2019 Berkeley Art Center Artist Award Luncheon
Honoring Jim Melchert

Sunday, June 23, 11am–2pm

Honorary Event Chair Ann Hatch invites you to celebrate with the Berkeley Art Center as we honor Bay Area conceptual artist and ceramicist Jim Melchert for his decades-long career as an artist, teacher and advocate.

Featured speaker Jock Reynolds
Award made by Gay Outlaw


Guta Galli,  O1 – Extraordinary Ability Artist , 2019. Photo by Roc Morin.

Guta Galli, O1 – Extraordinary Ability Artist, 2019. Photo by Roc Morin.

Bodies on the Line Screening & Artist Talk
Live Performance by Guta Galli

Thursday, June 27, 6:30pm–8pm
Free BAC Members & Students/$10 Nonmembers

As part of Bodies on the Line, join us for a discussion and screening with artists Chris EvansBeatrice L. Thomas and curator Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen. The conversation will explore their practices as women of color who place the body at the center of their work. Moderated by UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Art Kenyatta AC Hinkle.

The event will also include a performance of O1 – Extraordinary Ability Artist by Guta Galli, where she will sit enclosed in a small shipping container for three hours with little room to move. She will engage with the audience through a small hole in the crate while security cameras placed inside livestream the interior. Galli currently has an exhibition tilted BRID(G)E, and other deviations, on view at Black & White Projects in San Francisco.


Chris Evans,  Reconstructions Performance Ritual, Excavation , 2019. Photo by Sibila Savage.

Chris Evans, Reconstructions Performance Ritual, Excavation, 2019. Photo by Sibila Savage.

Algorithm #1
Performance by Chris Evans

Saturday, July 13, 3pm
$15 BAC Members/$20 Nonmembers

Algorithm #1 is a movement exploration of the processes of encrypting and decrypting the ciphers of Evans' previous work, Cipher Study #1 – Whiteness. What are the realities that lie beneath these codes? If we follow the process back (de-encrypt), what realities do we find? How do our bodies hold the code and the reality and the algorithm that lies between?