January 13 - February 26, 2018
SPACE 151 presents: Living Proof: flora, fauna, & fossil fuels - a show curated by Shirley Watts.This is a part of the Natural Discourse series.
Please join us for an intimate talk and performance by David George Haskell, author of The Songs of Trees and the artist Sasha Petrenko
Saturday January 27th 4-7pm
David is one of our favorite writers and we are thrilled that he will collaborate with Sasha whose Lessons from the Forest part III is in the Living Proof: flora, fauna & fossil fuels exhibit. Listen to Sasha's recent interview on Art Crush at KALX here Doors will open at 4 pm for a curator's tour of Living Proof: flora, fauna & fossil fuels. The talk and performance will start at 5 pm followed by a reception with our speakers.
David Haskell’s work integrates scientific, literary, and contemplative studies of the natural world. His latest book, The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors (Viking, 2017), examines the many ways that trees and humans are connected. His first book, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature (Viking, 2012), was winner of the National Academies’ Best Book Award for 2013, finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, winner of the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award, winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature, runner-up for the 2013 PEN E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and winner, in its Chinese translation, of the 2016 Shenzheng Dapeng Nature Writing Award.
Sasha Petrenko is a California based interdisciplinary artist, educator and Artistic Director of The New Urban Naturalists. Her work utilizes sculpture, performance, prose and new media to draw parallels between ecology and human relationships. Petrenko’s projects have been featured widely at national and international venues including the Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, the Lab, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the de Young Museum of San Francisco, the University of California, Berkeley, the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center for Performance in New York, Oberpflalzer-Kunstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany and at Kulturfolger in Zurich Switzerland. She is an adjunct lecturer at Sonoma State and San Francisco State University and runs a one--woman woodworking business in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Natural Discourse: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden' is an ongoing series of symposia, publications, and site-specific art installations that explores the connections between art, architecture, and science within the framework of botanical gardens and natural history museums. Artists: Sharon Beals, Kevin Cooley, Laura Cooper, Shane DuBay, Mia Feuer, Carl Fuldner, James Griffith, Roger Hangarter, Jenny Kendler, Allison Kudla, Philip Andrew Lewis, Denise Newman, Sasha Petrenko, Gail Wight, & Nami Yamamoto
Join us for an afternoon of art, interactive experiences, poetic storytelling, debates,
and a live sound performance.
Le Corps Poétique is a group exhibition and event presented by Think Make Tank
(TMT) Artist Collective taking place on January 7th, 2018. Thirteen local and
international artists are asked to examine and interpret the title of the exhibition, a
play-on-words that can be translated as Poetic Corpus, hinting at both the physical
body and the oeuvre. Questioning the role of the body in a world where we too often
feel dissociated from it, Le Corps Poétique explores the constant oscillation between
physical and non-physical states through varied practices that include language,
photography, video, performance and installation.
The layout of the exhibition can be navigated much like the brain processes body parts
as a series of topographic maps - each part separate, but together, forming a whole.
Liminal spaces are explored between the conscious and unconscious, lucid or
dreamlike, intimate or public, feminine and masculine, physical and metaphysical,
disturbing and peaceful, life and death.
TMT Artist Collective & SPACE 151 is pleased to present “Le Corps Poétique”, a group exhibition curated by Jorge Bachmann featuring artists: Sholeh Asagary, Jorge Bachmann, Ema Chang, Magali & Alice Charmot, Eilish Cullen, Qinmin Liu, Daniel Lorenze, Michael Mersereau, Alex Nichols & Mushi Wooseong James, Jessica Resmond, Ignacio Valero.
Linchpin is an exhibition of recent sculpture by Joe Ferriso, Conrad Guevara and Chelsea Pegram curated by Anna Nearburg & Evan Reiser. The works revolve around a compositional point of tension which supports the “weight,” both actual and metaphorical, of its cumulative parts. This precarity exposes vulnerability in otherwise sturdy objects, resulting in dynamic, architectural constructions tottering on the brink of total dissolution. They appear ready to unravel, a game of Jenga at its penultimate moment.
Curator Alexandra Picard and SPACE 151 are proud to present San Francisco-based artists Vanesa Gingold and Mary Button Durell in the two-person show, Volupté. This exhibition explores the natural genesis of material and form through light, translucency, surface texture and structure.
Join us for the opening reception of DRAW THE LINE, by T. Stefan Gesek at SPACE 151 on Friday May 19 from 5-8pm presented by TMT Artist Collective and Levy Art + Architecture. Through various scales & mediums: painting, ceramics and drawing; his work explores the world and psyche of the everyday human experience, and embraces the imperfections vital within that experience.
MANUAL DIGITAL features the works of eight national artists who have developed new visual languages by embracing digital tools in their primarily analog work. The works in this show are part of "The New Aesthetic", coined by James Bridle, and this exhibition presents artwork that is defined by or influenced by computer technology’s increasing role in daily life. The technologically informed practices of these artists reveal new potential meeting points about the time and space in which we equally reside. While the intersections of art & technology have garnered attention in the growing and varied genre known as new media, the practice of many contemporary artists relies on technology in ways that are more subtle to the eye and accessible to a wider public audience. Curated by artist, art consultant and independent curator Beth Waldman.