May 28 – August 20, 2017
This fiber exhibition presents ten contemporary West Coast artists who generate large scale sculptural forms through experimentation with gravity, process, and mass. Using materials such as vinyl, industrial felt, wire, cotton canvas and nylon, the exhibition artists create abstract works that underscore the contemporary transformation of the material definitions of fiber. Exhibition artists: Miyoshi Barosh, Phyllis Green, Lloyd Hamrol, Mary Little, Christy Matson, Victoria May, Senga Nengudi, Lisa Soto, Kay Whitney, and May Wilson.
May 28 - August 20, 2017
Solo exhibition of seminal contemporary artist Betye Saar, featuring a collection of the artist's washboard assemblage sculptures. Born in 1926, Saar is a significant figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s who has addressed racism, memory, and Black consciousness through complex assemblages that are at once confrontational, spiritual, and familial.
September 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Since the 1990s, the US-Mexico border has become an important site for creative exploration of issues related to emigration, immigration, labor conditions, hybrid identities, and transformation. The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality (place), as a subject (imagination), and as a site for production and solution (possibility). The inclusion of artists from various disciplines, including design, architecture, sculpture, painting, and photography, reflects the ways in which contemporary artists and designers themselves cross disciplinary borders. Many of the artists featured in the exhibition pursue a creative problem-solving process sometimes described as “design thinking,” which involves invention, social engagement, and the task of making. The exhibition will include work by artists and designers such as Teddy Cruz, Adrian Esparza, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, and Ana Serrano.