DIMENSIONS OF TIME AND SPACE
April 1 - 29
Lauren Marie Taylor
Dimensions of Time and Space is an exploration of the cultural constructions—historical, scientific, spiritual and metaphysical—that shape our understanding of what we experience as time and space. Through four workshops with artists and thinkers, the public is invited to investigate their relationships to time and space. During weekly classes with neighborhood youth programs, young people are called upon to reflect on their own cultural connections to time and space through video and storytelling. Over the month, the gallery will act as a laboratory for these ongoing inquiries.
Lauren Marie Taylor is a Bay Area conceptual artist. In 2013 she was the first Artist in Residence at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. In 2105 she was an Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, through which she worked with the Vatican Astronomical Observatory. Recent projects include collaborative work on the Man in Space Collection at the WDFM, Satellite Engineering at the California Academy of Sciences, YBCA workshops for BAN 7 and a solo exhibition at SoEx on robotics in the Civil Rights Era. She holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, an MEd from Portland State University and an MFA in Social Practice from the California College of the Arts. Taylor is the currently the Senior Manager of Education at the Bay Area Video Coalition. www.utopianrealism.org
Eric Rice Toldi received his Bachelor of Arts in the History of Science at Marlboro College and has published with The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and The Proceedings of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is the author of The Bion Story: A U.S. Status Report, the first book about the Soviet and American space biology flight program, Acceleration, an historical account of the space race within the Cold War, as well as the soon-to-be published story of the wives of German rocket scientists relocated to the U.S. after World War II. He has presented at Nerd Nite, The Walt Disney Family Museum and Real Time & Space. Toldi is the Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bay Area.
Graphic novelist and painter Alan Clark studied thermal dynamics and theoretical physics at Georgia State University. Born in New York, Clark moved to Oakland in 2013 to work on his second book, The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, a graphic novel history of the Black Panther Party, which you can follow at dailyearthpost.com. Clark was the Artist in Residence at Krowswork in the fall of 2015, the exhibition for which can be seen at http://www.krowswork.com/alanclark.html.
Nicole Markoff’s works with textiles as medium and subject, photography as process, and makes reflective objects. Markoff holds an MFA in textiles from California College of the Arts and a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She has been a resident of Brush Creek Ranch, UCross Ranch, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Jentel Foundation. Focusing mainly on her practice for the last four years, she has shown her design work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her Outside Perspectives project is currently on view at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Markoff shows at Neon Raspberry in Occidental, California. website: nicolemarkoff.com, nicacelly.com
Sadie Harmon works primarily in Creative Aging, creating structures to confront aging, death, loss and change through the framework of art. Harmon is a co-founder of the Birdhouse Arts Collective at the Oakland Omni Commons and recently collaborated with the SFMOMA Open Space Blog and the Lab. She is a founding member of the artist collaborative Speaking Tributaries and her projects have been featured at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the California Academy of Sciences, the Portland Art Museum, and the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from California College of the Arts.