Juried by Zoë Taleporos Happenstance draws from the concept of serendipity and includes works that incorporate fortunate accidents, coincidences, and unexpected events contributing to their development and creation. Whether it was unforeseen results during material explorations, or adapting to the innumerable obstacles and challenges during COVID-19; various constraints and unpredictable situations produced serendipitous results in the studio. This exhibition celebrates those discoveries, highlighting the positive outcomes of embracing the unexpected, and turning challenges into opportunities. A virtual art talk is scheduled for Thursday, November 18 at 5pm.
Zoë Taleporos is a curator, arts administrator, and writer based in Oakland. She currently works as a Public Art Project Manager at the San Francisco Arts Commission where she is involved in commissioning a wide range of artworks for public spaces. She co-organizes Premiere Jr., an exhibition space that commissions new work by Bay Area artists on a 6-by-12-foot billboard in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset. Formerly, she was a co-director/curator of Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland and Queen's Nails Projects in San Francisco. As an independent curator, she has implemented exhibitions and public programs for the California College of the Arts, San Francisco; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito; Pro Arts, Oakland; among many others. Her writing has been published by KQED Arts, Art Practical, and MIT Press. She received her MA in curatorial practice from California College of the Arts.
Anna Rybat, detail from Yellow Stripe, 2021, 3D sculpted colorfield painting, 24 x 4 in.
Kristina Nobleman, Fractured 4, 2021, monotype, 37.25 x 1.625 in.
Susan Zimmerman, detail from Grid Play, 2021, linen, natural dyes, acrylic medium paper, balsa wood, glue, 50 x 45 x 2 in.