Organized by curator PJ Gubatina Policarpio, and featuring work by Headlands’ 2020-21 Graduate Fellows, representing seven MFA programs from around the Bay Area:
Calum Craik (San Francisco State University)
Jillian Crochet (California College of the Arts)
Xandra Ibarra (UC Berkeley)
Yétundé Olagbaju (Mills College)
Jessica Eve Rattner (UC Davis)
Stuart Robertson (Stanford University)
Lena Tseabbe Wright (San Francisco Art Institute)
Tarsal by Metatarsal explores the seven Graduate Fellows’ varied engagements with the body in its expansive and multivalent manifestations: as archive and ecosystem, instrument and metaphor, specter and source. Tasked with creating work under the extraordinary weight of the current moment side by side the bone-crushing persistence of ableism, capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, the participating fellows utilize a spectrum of strategies and tactics to assemble a body of work that is simultaneously an encounter of the present and an index of what the body remembers, endures, and survives.
–PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Guest Curator
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