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.
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Related Public Programs & Events:
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 6-8 PM
Opening Reception
Location: Gatehouse Gallery
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1-3 PM
Free-Form Open Mic with Wonderment Consortium’s Scott Vermeire
Location: Gatehouse Gallery
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 11:30 AM, 1:15 & 2:30 PM
Artist Performance: Wonderment Consortium’s Harmony Tour Group
Location: di Rosa Galleries & Grounds