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GOOD BONES

CURATED BY CATHERINE HAGGARTY

SPRING  2021

Accompanying catalog available 

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JUROR STATEMENT

Good Bones 

 

I titled this exhibit after the poem Good Bones, by Maggie Smith. This short but generous poem by Smith offers truth about the reality of the world alongside hopeful advice to her children. At the core of it, Smith insists, that her children have the power to make this difficult and complex world a beautiful and better world. 

 

The work made this past year has been created in the most difficult of circumstances. The year 2020 was an incredibly heartbreaking year, no matter your location, age, or privilege. What I find most enduring through this difficult year is the will of artists to persist in their work and in their efforts to communicate, make and think through material and movement. 

 

For the majority of artists selected in this exhibit - there is a level of transgression in the work. Sometimes this transgression is visible and clear and sometimes it is coy and subtle. The very specific manipulation of materials in sculpture and collages in the show speaks to a level of democracy, feminism and anti-establishment critique. Within the paintings selected there is a level to which reality is challenged and subverted. This opposition to ‘reality’ appears in the varied levels of representation of the body. Additionally, the painting’s perspective puts us as viewers in comedic and challenging vantage point. This location and space in the paintings is sometimes tropical, often askew, very personal and at times liminal. 

 

It is never easy to select and place so much strong work from all over the world, but it is an honor. The work in this exhibit, Good Bones is alive in a way that feels necessary and timely. The artist’s work in this show simply makes this world more beautiful. 

 

Thank you, 

 

Catherine Haggarty

Jaynilee Hernandez Fernandez
Jaynilee Hernandez Fernandez

Tengo chicle en el pelo Mixed media 46" x 32" 2020

Alexis Beucler
Alexis Beucler

Plucking Seeds Amongst Volcanoes Gouache on paper 22" x 30" 2021

Lauren Gidwitz
Lauren Gidwitz

Visitres acrylic & pumice on canvas 34" x 30" 2021

Julia Blume
Julia Blume

Stealth and It's Companions Wire, plaster, acrylic, polyester fringe, and faux poppies 24”x10”x16” 2021

Adam Blaustein Rejto
Adam Blaustein Rejto

Inside the Restroom Light Oil paint on gesso board 16"x20" 2021

Cassidy Early
Cassidy Early

Somewhere Oil on Canvas 78"x78" 2019

Temi Edun
Temi Edun

No Fear oil and acrylic on canvas 30" x 30" x 1.5" 2021

Ekaterina Chirkova
Ekaterina Chirkova

Sunday-market at Kilimanjaro canvas acrylic pastel 120x180 cm 2021

Alissa Alfonso
Alissa Alfonso

Aloe Textile 38" x 27" x 23" 2021

Zakariya Abdul-Qadir
Zakariya Abdul-Qadir

Jon on Beale St. Oil on canvas 36"x30" 2021

Jay Gaskill
Jay Gaskill

Spirit Forward acrylic on raw canvas 58" x 46" 2020

Melissa Vogley Woods
Melissa Vogley Woods

The Loss of Knowledge 03 Scagliola (plaster and pigments) 19"x13"x3" 2020

Sam Ticknor
Sam Ticknor

The Rolling Boil Gouache on Paper 14" x 18" 2020

Gabe Langholtz
Gabe Langholtz

Leftovers Mixed Media on Canvas 24"x24" 2021

Jessica Alazraki
Jessica Alazraki

Holding Cat Oil on Canvas 42"x42" 2020

Kara Rooney
Kara Rooney

No Me Hagan Ser Lo Que No Soy (Don't Make Me Be That Which I am Not) Pigment ink print on archival paper, wood, acrylic, sand 44x34x4 in 2021

Benjamin King
Benjamin King

Over Bite Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40” 2021

Amber Tutwiler
Amber Tutwiler

Planes and Glass Oil on Wood 18" x 24" 2020

Sydney Kleinrock
Sydney Kleinrock

Recognition Acrylic & Oil on Paper 15" x 11" 2021

Brea Weinreb
Brea Weinreb

The Tarot Reader at SF Pride Oil & spray paint on canvas 24x36" 2020

Georgina Arroyo
Georgina Arroyo

Untitled Acrylic on Paper 22"x30" 2020

Richard Kooyman
Richard Kooyman

Numbers oil 12"x10" 2021

Hannah Naify
Hannah Naify

Untitled woodcarving on basswood 10"x8" 2020

John Paul Kesling
John Paul Kesling

“Girl With Dog” acrylic on paper 15x11in 2021

Natalie Jauregui-Ortiz
Natalie Jauregui-Ortiz

A Seat at the Table Oil on Canvas 48" x 30" 2021

Mie Olise Kjærgaard
Mie Olise Kjærgaard

Witches on Hammersharks Acrylic on Canvas 220x190 cm 2021

Anum Jamal
Anum Jamal

Warrior Princess in Garden Watercolor and tea water on paper 13"x15" 2019

Ray Hwang
Ray Hwang

sleeping in; reminiscing about yourself as a Consolation prize in a race with No escape Acrylic on canvas 30"x40" 2021

Samuel Evensen
Samuel Evensen

I Am My Body 1 Oil, oil pastel, graphite pencil on linen 8"x10" 2020

Karine Guyon
Karine Guyon

Subtractive Oil, Pigment and Beeswax on Canvas 16''x21'' 2021