Category: Installations

Get Lost , IMPACT Gallery

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On view January 27-February 26, 2017 / This exhibition was juried by Avram Finkelstein.

Inspired by philosopher Herbert Marcuse’s notion of “the great refusal,” Embark’s latest exhibition Get Lost showcases contemporary takes on queer identity politics. By challenging the representational imagery that queer art is perhaps best known for, these artists present a new understanding of the self through displacement and absence, suggesting that queer activism in the digital age may take more nuanced forms of expression.

Artists: Simón Garcia-Miñaur (SFAI), Izidora Leber (SFAI), Richard-Jonathan Nelson (CCA), and Courtney Trouble (CCA).

VISIT  //  Press Release  //  Install Photos //  Bay Area Reporter

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finished works // studio one oakland

these works were spun on the pottery wheel using unconventional methods and tools.

project summary:
these three pieces were spun on a wheel in a community center beginning pottery class. all three were made by spinning out clay over the artist’s fist instead of the usual method. the final piece was made on a day when the artist had stiletto acrylic nails on after a porn awards show. the pieces have been left unglazed and unfinished, documenting an abrupt end to the pottery class when the artist had to leave an abusive relationship, and therefor most studies, aside.