Upcoming
Exhibitions

JUN 26–AUG 1, 2021

RESCHEDULED 2020 MFA Exhibition  

CRISTINE BLANCO, Residential Status, 2020, video still
CRISTINE BLANCO, Residential Status, 2020, video still

Cristine Blanco

Residential Status, 2020, video still

Showcasing the work of the 2020 Mills College MFA recipients in Studio Art, the exhibition highlights each artists’ achievements as completed bodies of works.

The exhibition will feature the work of Cristine Blanco, Genevieve Rae Busby, Lucciana Caselli, H. Esmé Park, Crystal Gwyn, Megan Hinton, Emma Logan, Yétundé Olagbaju, Emily Villarma, and Hannah Youngblood.

SEP 18–DEC 12, 2021

TABITHA SOREN: SURFACE TENSION  

Detail from Tabitha Soren, psychology.about.com/od/nonverbalcommunication/ss/understanding-body-language, 2015, Wallpaper applied directly to temporary wall, 22ft x 10ft
Detail from Tabitha Soren, psychology.about.com/od/nonverbalcommunication/ss/understanding-body-language, 2015, Wallpaper applied directly to temporary wall, 22ft x 10ft

Tabitha Soren

Detail from psychology.about.com / od / nonverbalcommunication / ss / understanding-body-language

2015

Featuring photographs by Bay-Area artist Tabitha Soren, Surface Tension explores the intersection of everyday technology with culture, politics, and human contact.

Using an 8x10 large-format camera, Soren shoots iPad screens under raking light to reveal the tactile trail we leave behind. The images beneath are a compendium of private and public experiences, from a young child blowing a kiss goodnight to her mother, to the protests that followed the fatal 2014 shooting by police of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The images she chooses are drawn from web searches, text messages, social media content, and personal pictures, raising questions about authenticity and exploring the difficulty and lack of desire to distinguish between reality and fiction. Soren’s images serve as a poignant meditation on the role of digital devices in society and offer a reminder of the traces, both physical and digital, that we leave behind when using them.