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Saturday, February 23, 2019

CANCELED: NORTHERN CA | Artist and Curator Tour of Maria Elena Gonzalez: Tree Talk

Start Date: 2/23/2019 10:00 AM PST
End Date: 2/23/2019 11:00 AM PST

Venue Name: Mills College Art Museum

5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA  United States  94613

Organization Name: ArtTable, Inc

ArtTable Programs
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members | $20
Guests | $25


Join featured artist Maria Elena Gonzalez and Mills College Art Museum Director Stephanie Hanor for a tour of Maria Elena Gonzalez: Tree Talk, discussion and refreshments! 

Exploring the translation between the physical and the acoustical, Tree Talk investigates the unexpected visual parallels between the bark of birch trees and cylindrical player piano rolls. González transcribed the distinctive bark pattern from three birch trees found at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and each tree yielded unique compositions for the player piano. Related drawings, prints, videos, and sound installation are featured in the exhibition, demonstrating González’s interest in both representations of sound as well as sound as a sculptural material.

About the Artist:
María Elena González is a Cuban-American artist best known for her sculptural installations informed by architecture and personal experience. In 1999, González received widespread acclaim for her site-specific sculpture Magic Carpet/Home, commissioned by the Public Art Fund. She has been a visiting critic in Sculpture at the Yale University School of Art, a resident faculty member at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and a visiting artist faculty member at The Cooper Union. She is currently Chair of the Sculpture Department at the San Francisco Art Institute. She is also the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, the Prix de Rome, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. González is currently on the Board of Governors at Skowhegan.

About the Mills College Art Museum:
Founded in 1925, The Mills College Art Museum is a forum for exploring art and ideas and a laboratory for contemporary art practices. Through innovative exhibitions, programs, and collections, the museum engages and inspires the intellectual and creative life of the Mills community as well as the diverse audiences of the Bay Area and beyond.

Image: T3#2 (detail) 2015 Graphite, sharpie, gouache, ink jet on vellum 40 in. x 53 ft.

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All programs are non-refundable.

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