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current exhibitions

Gillian Laub: Family Matters

Oct 13, 2022–Apr 9, 2023

For the last two decades, American photographer Gillian Laub has used the camera to investigate how society’s most complex questions are often writ large in our most intimate relationships. Throughout her career she has been simultaneously, and privately, documenting the emotional, psychological, and political landscape of her own family—exploring her growing discomfort with the many extravagances that marked their lives. Intense intergenerational bonds have shaped and nurtured Laub, but have also been fraught. Balancing empathy with critical perspective, humor with horror, the closeness of family with the distance of the artist, Laub offers a picture of an American family saga that feels both anguished and hopeful.

upcoming exhibitions

Mika Rottenberg: Spaghetti Blockchain

May 18, 2023–Oct 22, 2023

One of the most innovative contemporary artists working today, New York-based Mika Rottenberg uses a playful and absurdist sense of humor to confront some of society’s most urgent social issues. In the first large-scale solo exhibition of Rottenberg’s work ever to be presented in Northern California, the works on view in Mika Rottenberg: Spaghetti Blockchain expose, delight in, and criticize the interactions between labor, economics, and the ways in which our emotional relationships are increasingly monetized in today’s hyper-capitalist world. Explore a collection of immersive video installations, interact with kinetic sculptures, and dive into highly stylized, compelling works that explore the cultural collisions that play out against the backdrop of globalization, revealing the absurd and surprising ways we are all tied together. 

past exhibitions

Virtual Exhibition—What We Hold: A Youth Audio Project

Apr 8, 2022–Mar 24, 2023

The teen years are instrumental in the creation of a sense of self. They are also a critical time in the creation of what psychologists from The Family Narrative Lab at Emory University call the “intergenerational self”—a self embedded within a larger familial history. In the fifth iteration of What We Hold, teens have created individual audio recordings reflecting on and connecting with their family histories.