Feb 7, 2019–Jul 7, 2019
How do we depict “the self” if it is unknowable, inherently constructed, and ever changing? How does the concept of portraiture shift when categories are in crisis, and visibility itself is problematic? Jewish thought on performed and fluid identity can be interpreted in the book of Esther, and in the notion of G-d as “I am that I am,” ineffable and non-binary. These ideas uphold a Jewish understanding of the self as intrinsically mutable, unknowable, and yet self-determined, themes that animate Show Me as I Want to Be Seen.
Jun 27, 2019–Feb 19, 2020
San Francisco-born artist Daria Martin’s newly-commissioned installation combines computer gaming technology and film to explore the unconscious memories of her grandmother, artist Susi Stiassni, who fled the former Czechoslovakia from the Holocaust.
Jul 25, 2019–Jan 19, 2020
Featuring ceramics and works on paper from over twenty years of her practice, Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped is the first major survey of the artist’s work, and the first to be shown in her home base of Northern California. The exhibition’s title draws inspiration from Rosen’s art-making process, while also embracing the simultaneous fragility and strength that can be found in her works.
Mar 12, 2020–Aug 23, 2020
This exhibition of photography and installation by Los Angeles-based artist Stephen Berkman, who grew up in the Bay Area, features images by the nineteenth century Jewish immigrant photographer Shimmel Zohar from his studio on the Lower East Side in New York City. Prints in elaborate Victorian frames address both Jewish life and the scientific state of understanding over one hundred years ago. In addition, environmental installations utilize antique technological visual phenomena.