2017–2018 Graduate Fellows Exhibition

May 13, 2018   12pm–May 31, 2018   5pm
Headlands, Project Space
Free and open to the public

Great Worry, or Great Freedom

May 13–31, 2018
Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM
Opening reception: Sunday, May 13, 2–5PM

Headlands’ Graduate Fellowships provide yearlong studio residencies to recent, promising MFA graduates in partnership with esteemed schools in the region. Bringing together representatives from each of these institutions, this exhibition provides a composite view of Northern California graduate art programs.

“The six artists in this year’s Graduate Fellow cohort came to Headlands Center for the Arts with bodies of work already deep in the worlds of materiality, environments, and politics. Now, given a year to create within the historical and environmental complexities of the Headlands, alongside each other and in quiet, focused time, they have generated new work that pushes the soft edges of their practices. Through various mediums, each artist has spent time controlling materials and environments to remind us, the viewers, that materials and environments can’t really be controlled—that chaos rules, and things can crumble—and depending on how we honor this truth, it may bring us great worry or great freedom.”

—Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen, guest curator

Participating Artists
Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Stanford University
Takming Chuang, University of California, Berkeley
Alison Haselbeck, Mills College
Joshua Solis, San Francisco State University
Faith Sponsler, University of California, Davis
Supermrin, San Francisco Art Institute

Above: 2017–18 Graduate Fellows exhibition; photo: Tom Ide