Housed in two large, light-filled studios in Building 944, Project Space functions as working studios and occasional exhibition space. Open and free to the public five days a week, you’re invited to come by and see what’s happening in there now.
Now in Project Space | Artist in Residence
August 17 – September 5 | Carrie Hott (AIR ’14) | Interdisciplinary | California
Carrie Hott (AIR ’14) will use the Project Space as a research and development headquarters as she recalibrates the Headlands Archive Room and its holdings. Constructing systems for imagination as much as preservation, Hott will document, research, and display prime examples from the hundreds of objects that have been continuously collected by Headlands artists. By presenting the accumulation and its history in a contemporary framework, Hott intends “to activate the experiences of the past in order to create a critical lens for our present.”
Upcoming in Project Space | Artist in Residence
September 15 – November 21 | Janelle Iglesias (AIR ’14) | Visual | New York
Sculptor Janelle Iglesias (AIR ’14) explores the multiplicity of meaning in everyday objects and the innately human desire to find both metaphor and order in the materials around us. Iglesias draws out unsuspected connections between objects by placing them in contradictory contexts—often orchestrating the organic with the industrial. The resulting sculptures have varying effects—some are poetic or humorous, strangely harmonious, physically or conceptually unstable, or poignantly ironic.
September 15 – November 21 | Yinghua Zhu (AIR ’14) | Visual | Nebraska
A reflection of her personal experience as a young immigrant from China to the Midwestern United States, Yinghua Zhu (AIR ’14) seeks to evoke a sense of “searching” in viewers of her work. Zhu creates site-specific installations in which she slightly—but significantly—alters commonly understood space and objects. The resulting work causes viewers to question physical functions that are often taken for granted—such as walking or talking—making them suddenly feel like foreigners in their own body.
More About Project Space
As a component of the Artists in Residence (AIR) Program, Project Space features artists whose work is designed to be socially engaging. Projects often require visitor participation to be fully realized, so we invite you to visit, inquire, and be a part of the process. The works conceived in these studios make creative use of the interiors, often pulling inspiration and source material from the surrounding Headlands wilderness, and highlighting the historic beauty of the spaces themselves.
When not used as a working studio, these spaces often feature curated exhibitions that are thematic or show new work by artists of interest.