Archive for April 2015

Natural Extraction opens First Friday, May 1

Natural Extraction
a landscape of emerging artists

opening reception: Friday, May 1, 7 to 10pm

22 local artists draw inspiration from nature, distilling forms from the landscape to reorient themselves within the natural world. Although our species undeniably forms a part of a larger ecosystem, our relationship to this ecosystem grows ever more convoluted, as our constructed environments become considered an extension of nature itself.

Beginning in 2012, more than half the world’s population resided in cities. The romantic notion of unspoiled wilderness as a place of refuge and rejuvenation persists to this day. Yet our interpretations of landscape are inherently informed by our interpretations of urbanity; the boundaries between nature and man-made are confounded.

Cynthia Cao, co-curator
Annelise Hartley, co-curator
Shannon Belardi
Hung-Tsu Chen
Brian Estill
Kyoko Fischer
Amber Guerin
Jennifer Howell
Gloria Huet
Jaya King
Johanne Marion
Timothy McCaffrey
Kathleen McDonald
Kelly Otsuka
Joon Park
Carolyn Rowe
Ann Ryals
Kurt Salinas
Eric Shaffer
Jennifer Stombs
Robbie Sugg
Rob Toloy

On view through May 23.

The Ethics of Imagery: talk and closing of “Don’t Draw That”

Saturday, April 11, 5pm
The Ethics of Imagery with Angelica Muro and Joe Miller

Angelica Muro, Professor of art and media culture at CSU Monterey Bay, and Joe Miller, Lecturer in design and instructor of art and design ethics and professional practices at San José State University, define and discuss the ethics of imagery with a range of visual examples. Audience interaction will be encouraged.

Exhibition closing and art pick-up party follows until 7pm.
$2 donation, free for Works members and exhibit artists.

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