Saturday, May 9, 2015 6-8 PM

Opening Reception: Tongue-in-Cheek

Gatehouse Gallery
Kate Rhoades, Required Skimming (based on Forgetting the Art World by Pamela M. Lee), 2014. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Kate Rhoades, Required Skimming (based on Forgetting the Art World by Pamela M. Lee), 2014. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.

This exhibition explores the continuing legacy of humor and absurdity in Bay Area art through the lens of a new generation of artists. In an increasingly fraught social and political context—both locally and abroad—many artists have turned to comedy to reflect upon and illuminate the absurdities of daily life. Tongue-in-Cheek presents a selection of these works in painting, photography, sculpture, video, text, and performance by artists Tammy Rae Carland, Jonn Herschend, Bessma Khalaf, Jennie Ottinger, Kate Rhoades, Chris Sollars, Lindsey White, and Wonderment Consortium. Known for its oft irreverent collection, di Rosa provides an apt context to examine this powerful approach to art making that favors laughter as a critical tool.

Free. Members Preview 5-6 PM.

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