Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2012 - January 11, 2013
Artists' Reception: First Friday, December 7, 6-8pm
Artists' Talk: First Friday, January 4, 6.30pm
The critically acclaimed Juried Annual presents a survey of the best new work in the Bay Area selected by a juror from the international arts community. This year works were selected by Naomi Beckwith, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
The title of the exhibition - Dis/Order - is an expression of the new languages Beckwith identified being used by artists to describe Bay Area 'landscapes'. She writes, "There is an incredible weight of the landscape on the minds of many of the Bay Area artists... With that observation, I also realized that many artists were not simply celebrating a sense of place but attempting to come to terms with what it means to be located in an environment shaped by immigration, difference, resilience, violence, commerce, economic cycles and, yes, beauty."
Featured Artists: Amy Ahlstrom, Robert Blackburn, Mike Callaghan, Kathryn Clark, Katey Crews, Jenne Giles, Rebekah Goldstein, Matthew Gottschalk, Toby Kahn, Howie Katz, Matthew Kerkhof, Jeffrey Maylath, Tim Roseborough, Kristen Sanders, Tamra Seal, Jonathan Taylor, John Vias, Pamela Yba˝ez, Amber Jean Young, Wenxin Zhang
About the Juror: Named the 2011 Leader to Watch by ArtTable, Naomi Beckwith is a curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Prior to joining the MCA staff, Beckwith was associate curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions at New York alternative spaces Recess Activities, Cuchifritos and Artists Space.
Images: (top) Rebekah Goldstein, Hot Thing (Detail), 2012; (above) Matthew Kerkhof, DYSTREASED IKEA with SUPRAs, 2012; Toby Kahn, Blank Billboard From The Billboard Series II, 2011; Jonathan Taylor, Young Man in Repose, 2008.Courtesy of the artists.