Monthly Archives: March 2011

SFMOMA Open Space, Collection Rotation

I am the March contributor for the Collection Rotation feature of SFMOMA’s Open Space! Each month Suzanne Stein at SFMOMA asks someone to organize a “mini-exhibition” from the museum’s collection. My contribution marks the beginning of an exploration into the role of art as a witness to death and mourning and was partly inspired by my father’s new job at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapel. I am also so happy to have collaborated with the one-and-only Bay Area musician and composer, Eric Kuhn, for the audio portion of this piece. Please check it out here.

(Left: John Gutmann, Funeral Procession for Killed Workers, General Strike, San Francisco, 1934. Right: Judith Joy Ross, Patrick F. McCann, Protesting the U.S. War in Iraq, March on Washington, from the series Protest the War, 2007

Art 148: Winter Quarter 2011 Open Studios

Open Studios at UC Santa Cruz is coming up! The art department will open its doors to visitors on Friday, March 11th from Noon to 5PM.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to share¬† the work of our class; Special Topic in Sculpture: The Intimate Body, the Public Body. As the quarter continues I am more and more impressed with my student’s work that is deeply personal and politically and culturally relevant. Please come! Enjoy! And find us in room E-101!

Queer World Making: Suggestions of a Life Being Lived featured in No More Potlucks and The Bilerico Project

Danny Orendorff and I were interviewed by Toshio Meronek about “Suggestions of a Life Being Lived” for two different publications: the Canadian journal No More Potlucks, Number 14 which you can read here and a similar interview is included on The Bilerico Project blog. Thank you, Toshio!