Headlands Center for the Arts

Project Space

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

September 15 – November 21 | Janelle Iglesias | 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 these 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.