Opening Reception

Opening Reception

May 13, 2018   2–5pm
Headlands, Project Space

Great Worry, Or Great Freedom: The 2017–2018 Graduate Fellows Exhibition

On View May 13–31, 2018
Project Space hours: Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 13, 2–5PM
Free and open to the public

Guest curator: Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen
Participating artists: Mrinalini Aggarwal, San Francisco Art Institute; Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Stanford University; Takming Chuang, University of California, Berkeley; Alison Haselbeck, Mills College; Richard-Jonathan Nelson, California College of the Arts; Joshua Solis, San Francisco State University; Faith Sponsler, University of California, Davis

“The seven 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

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

Photo: Andria Lo