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Visiting Artist Lectures

Kija Lucas


Please join us for a lecture with artist Kija Lucas.

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Via Zoom, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85871665817

Meeting ID: 858 7166 5817
Passcode: oxbow

Kija Lucas is an artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She uses photography to explore ideas of home, heritage and inheritance. She is interested in how ideas are passed down and seemingly inconsequential moments create changes that last generations.

In Still, Life, Lucas draws on the visual language of 16th and 17th-century vanitas still lives, an artistic genre that utilized opulent arrangements of symbolic objects like skulls, rotting food, and snuffed-out candles to remind viewers of the transience of earthly life and the inevitability of decay. In this new series of photographs created at Recology, she draws on motifs that suggest impermanence and death common within vanitas, reinterpreted for our contemporary age: piles of chiropractic demonstration spines, real decomposing flowers alongside eternally bright artificial arrangements, an upended and outdated classroom globe mapping countries that no longer exist, and fallen drapery of plastic bags and gold lamé. This mixture of the ephemeral and obstinately imperishable serves as a sobering reminder that even while we each face our mortality, the manifestations of our consumption and social impact will linger well beyond our lifespans.

Written by Weston Teruya

(all images in this series were made while in residence at Recology San Francisco)

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Noa Yekutieli


Please join us for a lecture with artist Noa Yekutieli.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Via Zoom, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86098743582

Meeting ID: 860 9874 3582
Passcode: oxbow

Noa Yekutiele (b. 1989 USA) lives and works in Tel Aviv and Los Angeles. Engaging various mediums, including installation, sculpture, and a signature manual paper-cutting technique, she explores personal narratives and multi-hyphen identities within the context of immigration, assimilation, and conflict. Coming from a multicultural family, she draws from her personal non-singular background and incorporates inconsistent narratives of longing for unknown origins and fractured notions of a home.

As a Japanese-American-Israeli, Yekitiele combines objects, crafts, and traditional techniques from her heritage that nurtures her own sense of belonging. Simultaneously, they create a context to consider immigration and destruction as natural human patterns that coincide with change and renewal. Unable to define a singular identity or place she calls home and feels where she belongs, she includes overlapping narratives that highlight the many contexts of her past. By doing so, she creates a new whole that manifests complexity, inconsistency, and what is missing. Through her practice, she attempts to reconcile what can be seen as odds. Often merging flora patterns and imagery of destruction to consider the emotional camouflage mechanisms we develop as individuals and as a society, especially around conflict and loss. She explores how camouflaging the painful reality can both help and harm us, pushing us to surpass and survive while allowing us to overlook what should not be ignored.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Nibha Akireddy


Please join us for a lecture with artist Nibha Akireddy.

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Via Zoom, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81441475629

Meeting ID: 814 4147 5629
Passcode: oxbow

Nibha Akireddy is an artist from the South Bay Area. She graduated in 2022 from Stanford University, where she studied electrical engineering. Though she has not formally studied art in a university setting, she has been painting her whole life and has always found artistic inspiration in her communities. A Telugu-American woman, Akireddy is interested in complicating what it means to be a diasporic artist and embraces multicultural identity, multidisciplinary thought, and questioning the labels imposed on artists.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Vishavjit Singh


Please join us for a lecture with artist Vishavjit Singh.

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Via Zoom, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81507207002

Meeting ID: 815 0720 7002
Passcode: oxbow

Storytelling: Our Most Potent Superpower

Narratives built around our perceived differences are tearing us apart. But healing begins with acknowledging our own vulnerability to bias and prejudice. Accepting this truth opens us to learnings, unlearning, and choices we get to consciously make toward becoming a better version of who we are. Vishavjit Singh uses storytelling as a tool to create space for challenging conversations and turn our vulnerability towards bias and prejudice into personal innovation, courage, and compassion.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Rebecca Manson


Please join us for a lecture with artist Rebecca Manson.

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Via Zoom, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83318272707

Meeting ID: 833 1827 2707
Passcode: oxbow

Rebecca Manson (b. 1989, New York, NY). A graduate of the ceramics department at the Rhode Island School of Design, Manson is a sculptor with both a high-grade technical toolbox and a pursuit of breakable rules. Her subject is nature and its lessons, observed in her gardens and surroundings in the countryside immediately north of New York City.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Jessalyn Aaland


Please join us for a lecture with artist Jessalyn Aaland. She will also be our OS47 Artist-in-Residence later in the month.

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 7:30 — 8:30 PM
Location: Oxbow Studios*

Jessalyn Aaland is a Bay Area interdisciplinary artist working across social practice, painting, print, and sculpture. Her work often touches upon complex social issues, but with a sense of humor, hope, and joy. Much of her work explores how systems (such as the K-12 education system) function as sites for both conformity and resistance, and conveys the possibility that a more utopian society is not unreachable. Her socially-engaged projects address public audiences of everyday people (e.g. youth, teachers, workers), and often take the form of workshops and Risograph-printed posters and booklets. Aaland’s project Class Set has provided 20,000 Risograph-printed, artist-designed posters featuring social justice quotes to schools, libraries, and educational non-profits nationwide, and the designs and accompanying curriculum are available for anyone to download online for free. Her work has been supported with funding from Southern Exposure, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. She has been an artist-in-residence at Facebook (Menlo Park), Real Time & Space (Oakland, CA), North Mountain (West Virginia), and Sim (Reykjavik, Iceland), and was a 2018-2019 Political Power fellow at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

*Please note due to COVID-19 safety protocols this event will not be open to the public.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Adia Millett


Please join us for a lecture with artist Adia Millett.

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 7:30 — 8:30 PM
Location: Via Zoom, please contact info@oxbowschool.org for viewing opportunities.

Adia Millett, originally from Los Angeles, received her BFA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MFA from the California Institute of Arts. Millett has exhibited at prominent institutions both nationally and internationally. Her work is currently on view through October 30, 2022, at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa, CA.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

David Bayas


Please join us for a lecture with artist Davis Bayas.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 7:30 — 8:30 PM
Location: Via Zoom, please contact info@oxbowschool.org for viewing opportunities.

David Bayus (b. 1982, Johnson City, TN) lives and works in San Francisco, CA. His work is a cross-disciplinary practice centered around experimental film-making with a focus on the converging relationships between spirituality, technology, & crisis. He is a co-founder of BASEMENT art collective located in San Francisco's Mission District. He received his MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute in 2010. He has exhibited work in the Bay Area at Bass & Reiner, Et Al.Etc., Telematic, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Southern Exposure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and more.

Visiting Artist Lectures

Christo Orpeza


Please join us for a lecture with artist Christo Oropeza.

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 7:30 — 8:30 PM
Location: Via Zoom, please contact info@oxbowschool.org for viewing opportunities.

Contextualizing himself as a “cultural worker,” Oropeza uses the broadness of this term to encompass his work as an artist, curator, gallery co-owner, and museum employee, while simultaneously honoring the visible and invisible labor that is required of these endeavors. This emphasis is poetically expressed in Oropeza’s recent series of paintings and murals, Whatever the Work May Be, which lovingly depicts tools and materials associated with laborers, subtly calling attention to their pivotal role within the cultural ecosystem.

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