Wonderfully Tactile Zoom Artist Talk
Wonderfully Tactile, an exhibition in all three gallery spaces, featuring eight artists from across the state and region. The surfaces in this exhibition allude to the human haptic and optic senses.
Moderated by Ricardo Reyes.
RIco is an artist, a curator, and a cultural theorist. His art employs the idioms of performance, video, and installation while addressing issues of ethnicity, sexuality, global politics, and capitalist exploitation. His curating is focused on contemporary art from diasporic Filipino communities; mega-exhibitions and art fairs; photography and cultural regeneration, and has curated exhibitions at UCLA Fowler Museum; SF MOMA Artist Gallery; University of the Pacific Reynolds Gallery; Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco; Queer Cultural Center; Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center; SoMA Arts Center; and Michaela Gallery, Remy’s at Temple Gallery, Los Angeles; Puro Arte Gallery and Performance Space, Los Angeles.
Rico received his BA in Sculpture from UC Berkeley and his MFA in New Genres from UCLA, and his PhD from the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has served on the board of Five Points since 2019.
Becca Barolli’s sculptures are made of steel wire to assert the potential for strength in what is considered women’s work and vulnerability in what is associated with masculinity and industrialization.
Adam Bernard applies a dot matrix to his abstract paintings using a piping bag, in order to conflate a mechanical process with one of painterly intuition.
Ann Finholt’s observations of the natural world are translated into gestural abstract oil pastel landscapes.
Mary Janacek is inspired by natural and unnatural disasters and how they affect the clouds in the atmosphere.
Stephen Maine tackles painting as he would relief-printmaking. Focusing on color relationships, surface, seriality, and the psychology of visual perception.
John Ralston V’s work accelerates and embellishes natural forms of accumulation and erosion.
Debra Weisberg’s mixed media monotype prints are inspired by the natural world ranging from organic roots and volcanic geologies.
Margaret Wilson’s painterly surfaces reveal figures from a blue color field, divulging a moment of unexpected amusement or disturbance.