Solo Exhibition at Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
August 2 – September 8, 2018
The sculpture in “So This” is both formal and disposable. Simple, legible, and minimal in design, the materials used are found wood and objects including plastic buckets, glass containers, clothing, buttons, chain, and cement block. The work explores states of coexistence and contexts informed by construction, arrangement, and contrast. A series of paintings on found paper inspired by tantra paintings is also presented. Using the inverted triangle shape—the symbol for female power—these diagrams support visionary imaginative processes such as a female-centered future.
The abuse of power today is clear: laws and speech meant to break down human compassion, hard-won connections, and solidarity at a rapid pace. Living amidst these tensions that tear at the heart of social unities, we need to build and create connection on a daily basis. Making this work is an act of critique and a support for a continuing resistance.