Headlands Center for the Arts

Project Space

Project Space presents site-specific exhibitions that are guided by information and experiences gathered while work is in progress at Headlands. Home to select Artists in Residence each season, as well as occasional group exhibitions by visiting artists and curators, Project Space is a place of exchange among working artists and visitors—a place where ideas are germinated, conversations are shared, and new work is made.

Now in Project Space

Ramekon O’Arwisters.

June 17–July 9, 2021. Thursday, Friday and Sunday | 1-5PM.

Ramekon O’Arwisters (AIR ‘20, ’21) works with fabric, ceramics, and a multitude of embellishments to make sculpture. During his residency, O’Arwisters will expand on his recent series of fiber and ceramic sculptures titled Cheesecake, exploring new materials and increased scale. Cheesecake emerged from an earlier series of works, Mending, which drew inspiration from childhood memories of quilting with his grandmother—where he felt safe and accepted as a Queer Black male—during the Jim Crow era. With Mending, O’Arwisters utilized discarded household ceramics and fabric to make something whole from broken pieces. O’Arwisters pushes the sculptures into new dimensions with the Cheesecake series: dressed-up, fully actualized, and dangerously seductive.

Next in Project Space

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Previously in Project Space

Kelly Akashi (California) | Anna Fitch & Banker White (California)
September 17–November 14, Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM

Kelly Akashi
From self-consuming flames of dripping wax candles to the ephemeral light filtering through blown glass objects, Kelly Akashi’s sculptures often exist in a perpetual state of metamorphosis. Even hands cast in bronze seem poised to caress or to beckon if only given a moment. During her residency at Headlands, Akashi will continue exploring notions of transformation through observation of the Headlands landscape and its geological and biological changes. The resulting research will inform new photographs and sculptures that will be shared through Project Space.

Anna Fitch & Banker White
For Anna Fitch & Banker White, filmmaking is a social act. The duo regard the subjects of their documentaries as collaborators—a unique relationship that ultimately pushes both parties beyond their comfort zones and creates something wholly different than what would have been possible individually. During their residency, Fitch & White will be working on their multiplatform documentary Heaven Through the Backdoor. Told through the stories of Yolanda Shae, a close friend of the filmmakers’, the film blends intimate documentary footage with cinematic interpretations to explore the emotional complexities surrounding the death of those closest to you, and of facing one’s own mortality.