We live in a digital age, in which video chatting with someone in another country is often easier than visiting a friend across town. At the same time, we rely on physical spaces to facilitate connection and meaning — whether through a game of basketball at the YMCA, a visit to a village market, or a movement such as Occupy. What role do face-to face relationships play in today’s society, and how can we become closer in a world that privileges communication at a distance? The Brower Center is pleased to present the works of 20 local artists investigating these questions in our second juried show.
Carlo Abruzzese • Donna Anderson Kam • Sholeh Asgary • Ashleigh Castro • Calcagno Cullen • Brian Donohue • Julie Garner • Sheila Ghidini • Annie Hallatt • Justin Hoover and Chris Treggiari • Carter Johnston • Lisa Levine • Jackson Patterson • Megan Reed • Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang • Dana Smith • Paul Taylor • Linda Trunzo • John Watson • Rhonda Weppler
René de Guzman, Senior Curator, Oakland Museum of California
Cheryl Haines, Director, Haines Gallery
Ann Hatch, Founder, The Workshop Residence
Amy Tobin, Founding Executive Director, David Brower Center