it's been a busy few months. I have three events/exhibitions in the SF Bay Area this next month.
A DAY OF MOVEMENT TOWARD UTOPIAN SPORTS
The Bay Area Center for Utopian Sports mission is to make new sports for a new world. We engage in critical dialogue and creative projects related to sports, radical futures, space, and community. Join us for a day of interactive performances and critical inquiry into our relationships to the world and the world of sports. With contributions by: Grace Rosario Perkins, Sarah Hotchkiss, Jordan Karnes, Heavy Breathing, INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, Unity Skateboards, Takming Chuang, Bradley Smith, and Anelise Chen
For this event, I've contributed writing, a sports banner made in collab with my 83 year old grandmother, and a t-shirt with stream of consciousness sports memories
This show has pushed a new project that I will be flushing out in either an upcoming solo or two person exhibition later this year.
THANK YOU FOR NOTHING
ADOBE BOOKS SF CA
OPENING RECEPTION: Sat, June 2, 4-7:30pm @Adobebookshop ft. music by Sailor Neptune @r.0.l.i & food by Milktooth @mjolktooth Pop-Up Kitchen
Artists: Rewina Beshue @rgb_
Robin Birdd @robin_birdd
Raychelle Duazo @bombchelle
Maya Fuji @fuji1kenobe
Tina Kashiwagi @tkash_
Chris Mancinas @sleepybbybutt
Grace Rosario Perkins @gracerosarioo
This exhibition is curated by Renae M. @rlmuas and co-presented with Adobe Books as part of @AAWAA_SF Emerging Curators Program and funded in part by California Arts Council
READING ROOM: THE FEMINIST ART OF SELF HELP
Curated by Jeanne Vaccaro
Opening reception: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Jun 6, 2018 to Jun 30, 2018
Gallery Hours (or by appointment): Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm
Reading Room: The Feminist Art of Self Help is a group exhibition that explores the work of artists who critique gender essentialism of feminism from within and outside its movements. Rooted in the tradition of experimental and intersectional feminist arts, exhibiting artists create new visual language and interventions in response to current and urgent political formations.
Reading Room exhibiting artists not only call for political action, but also the creation of artistic spaces as forms of self-care. This desire to undermine the binary of private and public space comes from an awareness of the inescapability of their own bodies that are legislated, hold trauma, and reproduce social, political, and biological histories. Reading Room addresses the desire to revisit and put to use feminism in its full and sometimes messiest iterations of hope and desire.
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo / Christen Clifford / Ricki Dwyer / Nicki Green / Linda Montano / Laura Parnes / Grace Rosario Perkins / Allison Smith / Julie Tolentino / Abigail Severance / Stephanie Young / Museum of Woman (Mikki Yamashiro and Machine McLaughlin) / The Canaries (Jesse Cohen & Taraneh Fazeli)
Reading Room is in concert with a later exhibition, Curriculum, which will open at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York on January 18, 2019.
(Image credit: Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, As Bright As Yellow, 2017, canvas, acrylic, indigo dyed fabric, string, and yellow leotard, dimensions variable)
- I'm honored to be a juror for the Bay Area based Murphy Award and Cadogan scholarships.
The Jack K. & Gertrude Murphy Award and the Edwin Anthony & Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan Scholarships help fuel the continued forward-thinking visual arts movement that makes the Bay Area unique. Established in 1986, these awards are designed to further the development of Bay Area MFA students and to foster the exploration of their artistic potential in hybrid practice, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, and sculpture. The winner of the Murphy Award receives $40,000 and winners of the Cadogan Scholarships receive $6,500 each; all awardees will have their work displayed in a professionally-curated exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center in August 2018.
- In July I tentatively have six exhibitions in six cities! Some I will actually attend the openings. More on this later-- but creating new bodies of work specifically for a few of these exhibitions.
- I will be part of a summer intensive through Bush Gallery and the Plugin Institute of Contemporary Art titled "Site/ation" for three weeks during the month of August in Winnipeg, Canada.
The 2018 summer intensive with Plug In ICA enacts ideas of site/ation. How are we influenced, challenged, changed and politically tied to the lands in our communities and in our orbits. Participants will camp on the land together, read relevant texts, go for walks on the land, dream new relationships, and will research and learn by making and doing.
- I will also be part of an amazing group show at Oakland's PT. 2 Gallery titled "INTERFERENCE" opening on August 11.
BRETT FLANIGAN / GRACE ROSARIO PERKINS / HEATHER DAY / MEGAN REED / RICH JACOBS / ZIO ZIEGLER