Currently on display

  • When The Caged Birds Sing - Site-specific Sculpture by Sudnya Shroff

    Aug 18, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019 For her show at PMA, Sudnya Schroff will construct a site-specific installation: a giant wood and steel cage hung from the ceiling crammed with barbed wire, a shooting rainbow curtain and wire stick figures, the face of each a hand-crocheted flower. The stick figure flowers represent the global refugee community presently in limbo, incarcerated, waiting their turn for emancipation. Read more
  • placeholder - Textiles by Katie Revilla

    Aug 18, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019 A placeholder reserves space for something to come later; it is to exist in the temporary. Katie Revilla's work focuses on examining personal relationships to labor and production through generations of family. More specifically, through the lens of her grandfather and father, she has been documenting the history of Filipino immigrants in the Bay Area, using fabric as a medium and metaphor for weaving narratives together. Read more
  • Nature Hiding in Plain Sight - Photography by Robin Apple

    Aug 18, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019 Robin Apple immerses herself in nature and her processed acrylic photographic work is the direct result. Her show incorporates abstracted, blended, collaged, and colorful images of butterflies, flowers, green plants, animals and other found objects. In creating, she seeks escape and relief from the occasional harshness of the world, the serious tone often adopted in documentary and photojournalistic series, and the sometimes sobering realities encountered in aspects of her day job as a clinical psychologist.   Read more
  • The Same Is Not The Same - Nature Photographs by Irene Imfeld

    Jul 28, 2019 to Oct 6, 2019 Irene Imfeld, a noted Bay Area photographer, and previously co-owner of PHOTO gallery in Oakland, now focuses on the worlds of plants and birds. Inspired by some of the earliest photographic images of botanical subjects, she joins the ranks of photographers with both scientific and poetic inclinations—and sometimes both. Her relatively ‘straight’ portrayals of mushrooms (albeit magnified, and composed with an eye to abstraction), and the sharply rendered bird plumage of the 2014 Vacant Nest series, fall nicely within the 150-year tradition of fine-art nature photography. Read more
  • Phenomena - Urban Photographs on Silk and Paper by Charles Anselmo

    Jul 28, 2019 to Oct 6, 2019 Working exclusively with photographic film, Charles Anselmo's large scale prints on translucent Habotai silk reveal his take on industrial complexes, peripheral urban spaces, Cuba, post-Katrina New Orleans and the derelict military bases of California. He witnesses the urban landscape in moments of decline to photographically capture structures, which began with purpose, being broken down over time and transformed under the weight of history to become 'phenomena,' the sensory representations of everyday life. Read more

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