We look forward to sharing exciting news throughout 2022 as we mark our 25th anniversary with a year-long series of special events and exhibitions celebrating the artists who have shaped the gallery's program since 1997.
Throughout the year we will be releasing multiples and editioned work, created by gallery artists to mark the occasion. Sale proceeds from these releases will be donated to groups like Planned Parenthood and Sister Song, that advocate for reproductive justice and freedom, ensuring access to the care and resources all people need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives and their futures.
For the 6th release from the gallery’s 25th Anniversary fundraising project, we are pleased to offer a series of monoprints by Adia Millett: 12 unique lino cuts, each printed and hand painted by the artist during a recent residency at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. The title, Hues of the New Moon, alludes to what can be revealed in the dark, when the night sky is no longer lit by the sun, and cast shadows distort our surroundings. In those searching moments we are compelled to pay closer attention to the world around us to uncover the bright spots that can be camouflaged at other times. In keeping with a larger art practice that comprises a variety of media, Millet’s work investigates our connection to the Earth and the fragile interconnectivity among all living things. Continuing our support of reproductive freedoms and equitable access to health care, 50% of sale proceeds from the release of this series will be donated to reproductive rights organizations like Sister Song and Planned Parenthood. Released July 2022.
For the 5th release from the gallery’s 25th Anniversary fundraising project, we are pleased to offer Scope, by Samantha Fields: a limited edition print featuring an image specially selected from the artist’s rarely seen photography archive. Depicting a glowing palm tree haloed by rings of sunlight, and reflected through the echoing lens of a scope, this work reveals the transformative properties of light as seen through ephemeral occurrences. As in her larger practice, Fields immerses the viewer in landscapes that embrace both fact and fiction, recreating the energy and emotions of fleeting moments. Continuing our support of reproductive freedoms and equitable access to health care, 50% of sale proceeds from the release of this print series will be donated to reproductive rights organizations like Sister Song and Planned Parenthood. Released June 2022.
For the 4th release from the gallery’s 25th Anniversary fundraising project, we are pleased to offer The Beautiful Girls, by Diana Guerrero-Maciá, a series of prints that features enigmatic “portraits” in which the shifting absence or presence of an actual face or bodily form offers a nod to the changing state of current body politics. While Guerrero-Maciá is well known for her deliberate choices in materials and imagery that allow for a critical engagement with larger societal issues around race, gender, and identity, she also addresses barriers in the art world with a hybrid approach that embraces collage, painting and traditional textile practices. 50% of sale proceeds from the release of the prints will be donated. Released April 2022.
Dharma Strasser MacColl has created 25 unique sculptures that will be released in tandem with her solo exhibition, Lucent. 2022 also marks 25 years since MacColl received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and this series relates directly to her MFA thesis show that featured her first large installation of vessel forms and objects. As with her current ceramic works, these sculptures are hand formed of porcelain and infused with mason stains and fired. 50% of the sale proceeds from the Haru release will be donated. Released March 2022.
In conjunction with his solo exhibition, Black and Blue, Ken Fandell will be releasing a collection of NFTs, his first forays into this new medium. Rock, Paper, Scissors are stop-motion animations of seemingly ordinary objects that show a continually shifting perspective on how things appear and how they really are. 100% of the sale proceeds will be donated. Released February, 2022.
We are excited to kick off our anniversary celebrations and launch our fundraising project with Amy Kaufman, an artist who has been with the gallery from its founding. With a nod to our 25 years, she has created a special series of 25 unique ink and conté drawings. Each work features a two panel background of varying shades of blue, which is overlaid with webs of meandering lines to suggest abstracted space and movement, a hallmark of her practice. 50% of the sale proceeds will be donated. Released January 2022.