Friday, July 22, 2011

Bay Area Currents 2011

Another very proud announcement: I'm in this great group show at Pro Arts gallery in Oakland! HAY! The show is already up now, and I regret to announce that I will not be able to make it to the official opening on August 5th (due to my being at a residency on the beach in MEXICO!) but that's not to say you shouldn't go now, to the opening, or anytime before it closes on September 2nd! It's yet another chance to see my 16 minute video Liberaceón, the way it was meant to be seen: on a CRT monitor atop a pink triangle pedestal installed in a gallery. Go!

Exhibition: July 19 - September 2, 2011

Selections by Julio César Morales

Artists' Reception: Friday, August 5, 6 - 8 PM

Artists' Talk: Friday, September 2, 6 - 8 PM

Matthew Cella
Pablo Cristi
Dana Hemenway
Julie Henson
Amy Ho
Emily Hoyt
Gregory Ito
Jeanne Lorenz
Cathy Lu
Fiamma Montezemolo
Francesca Pastine
Suzy Poling
Maggie Preston
Lisa Rybovich Cralle
Surabhi Saraf
Sunaura Taylor
Linda Trunzo
Chris E. Vargas

Friday, July 8, 2011

Residency Queens

Greg Youmans, my frequent "collaborator" (wink, wink) and I are mere hours away from embarking upon the first of the two residencies that we're proud to be participating in this Summer.

Our first residency the Golden Snail, will take place off the grid on US Forestry land in southern Oregon. We'll be in residence there; reading, writing, plotting & planning (the next season of Falling In Love...), as well as swimming, hiking, gazing at wildlife, eating outdoors & roasting food on a stick over an open flame, for exactly one week! We even bought a solar shower just for the occasion. This is the rustic cabin we'll be sleeping in or around...

Ludlam House in Brookings, Oregon (site of the Golden Snail residency)

"The Golden Snail Artist's Residency intends to create a space and the time to slow down and become reconnected with ones life work, self, nature and others whom are pursuing the same.
The term work in the above statement is completely defined by the individual participants and can include traditional artist's and arts related work such as writing, drawing and painting or playing music but is also extended to research, reading, meditation, hiking, swimming in a river or jumping in the sea, wallowing in the sun, writing letters, pickling, plant identification, yoga, walking, star gazing, cooking and much more..." 

Our second residency is the RADAR writers' lab in Akumal, Mexico for 10 days in August. As you can imagine both Greg and I are totally stoked on that one, too! More on that later. Now, off to the woods...