Upcoming
Exhibitions

JAN 21–MAR 15, 2015

Endless Gestures of Goodwill 

Sheldon Smith, Endless Gestures of Goodwill, video still, 2014.
Sheldon Smith, Endless Gestures of Goodwill, video still, 2014.

Sheldon B. Smith

Created by Sheldon B. Smith and Lisa Wymore, Endless Gestures of Goodwill is an attempt at making a never-ending dance.

This two-channel video work utilizes 250 separate video clips of short movement statements inspired by folk dances, edited together by custom software in a manner that implies continuity. In their work together, Sheldon B. Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor at Mills College, and Lisa Wymore, Associate Professor of Dance and Director of the Dance Program at UC Berkeley, create funny and provocative pieces that are deeply human, odd, rigorous, and inviting all at the same time.

JAN 21–MAR 15, 2015

Bill Owens 

Bill Owens, Untitled [Baton Practice], ca. 1973
Bill Owens, Untitled [Baton Practice], ca. 1973

Bill Owens

Untitled [Baton Practice]

ca. 1973

This exhibition features a group of 33 photographs of women and girls by Bill Owens, a recent gift from local collectors Robert Shimshak and Marion Brenner.

Owens is internationally recognized for his depictions of Northern California suburban life in the 1970s and this remarkable group of images demonstrates his keen interest and respect in documenting the lives of middle-class girls and women.

MAR 31–APR 19, 2015

Senior Thesis Exhibition  

Anna Torres (installation view), 2014
Anna Torres (installation view), 2014

Anna Torres

(installation view)

2014

The annual Senior Thesis Exhibition showcases the final bodies of work created by the 2015 graduating senior class of the Mills College Studio Art Program.

MAY 3–31, 2015

Mixed Messages: 2015 MFA Exhibition 

William Koone, pics or it didn’t happen, 2014
William Koone, pics or it didn’t happen, 2014

William Koone

pics or it didn’t happen, 2014

The MFA Thesis Exhibition showcases the final bodies of work produced by the MFA’s in Studio Art as the culmination of their graduate experience.

SEP 16–DEC 13, 2015

Public Works 

Amy Balkin, Public Smog, ongoing
Amy Balkin, Public Smog, ongoing

Amy Balkin

Public Smog, ongoing

Public Works is a survey of women artists at work in public spaces and is accompanied by three site-specific off-campus commissions.

The exhibition presents documentation, ephemera, and objects from a number of historic and contemporary projects that explore the inherent politics and social conditions of creating art in public space. The exhibition features works by Amy Balkin, Tania Bruguera, Candy Chang, Minerva Cuevas, Agnes Denes, Karen Finley, Sharon Hayes, Jenny Holzer, Emily Jacir, Suzanne Lacy, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Marie Lorenz, Adrian Piper, Laurie Jo Reynolds, and Bonnie Sherk. Public Works is curated by Christian Frock, independent curator, and Tanya Zimbardo, Assistant Curator of Media Arts at SFMoMA.

The exhibition is supported in part by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.