BCNM at YBCA's Bay Area Now

20 Jun, 2018

BCNM at YBCA's Bay Area Now

September 7th, 2018 to March 24th, 2019 brings Bay Area Now back to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for the eighth manifestation as part of YBCA's 25th Anniversary season. This year, two BCNM faculty will be included in this exhibition. Nicholas de Monchaux and Kathryn Moll from Modem as well as Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez from Nemestudio were selected for the program.

From YBCA:

At a time when the challenges facing artists in the Bay Area continue to mount — from rising rents and displacement to too few venues that can elevate and support emerging artists — an exhibition that focuses on what is being created in studios across the region is not just desirable, but vital.

Selected through a process of studio visits conducted from fall 2017 through spring 2018, the exhibition showcases visual artists in a broad range of creative practices, including painting, photography, ceramics, textiles, video installation, and digital media. For the first time in its history, Bay Area Now also includes architects and designers working at the leading edge of environmental, landscape, and housing design.

The picture that emerges — of both the region and the artists who call it home — presents a resilient Bay Area, where humor and care come together with intimate reflections on individual and personal histories, and where bodies and geographies propose a fluid understanding of race, gender, and nature. Using materials as surrogates for gender and environmental politics, the participants point to an in-between space that, by rejecting rigid dichotomies, suggests a delicate optimism.

Learn more about the program here.