to Sep 25

Altered State: Marijuana in California

An image from In Search of Home is in the Oakland Museum Exhibition, Altered State: Marijuana in California.  The exhibition opens April 16, 2016 and will be up from September 25. 

Information on the exhibit from the Oakland Museum: 

"We hope this exhibit encourages people to think critically about marijuana, the research available on it, and how it is presented in the media. Our goal is that this exhibition will help people have informed conversations with their families and friends about what type of marijuana policy is right for California." — Sarah Seiter, Associate Curator of Natural Sciences

In Spring 2016, OMCA presents the first-ever museum exhibition to focus on marijuana in California today. Designed as a catalyst for conversation and reflection around the marijuana plant, its uses, evolving public attitudes, and the complex policy and social issues surrounding it, the exhibition explores the many ways that people consider cannabis, presented through the perspectives, knowledge, and opinions of a diverse range of community members and groups. With marijuana increasingly in the news, and California on the verge of making important decisions around marijuana that will impact people living in this state, the exhibition provides a community space where people can come together to learn, question, discuss, and add their voice to the different points of views surrounding this complex and evolving topic.

Altered State: Marijuana in California is made possible in part by generous support from the Oakland Museum Women’s Board.

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to Nov 28

Sentimental Taxonomy

Sentimental Taxonomy
Random Parts Gallery

Opens October 30th 6-9pm

This exhibition includes a wide selection of images from the ongoing body of work, Objects to Remember You By: An Index of Sentiment. 

This is the first exhibition for the work in this collection and I am excited to share it with you!

Sentimental Taxonomy has been reviewed on Curiosly Direct and the East Bay Express

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to Dec 13

Botanica Poetica

Botanica Poetica
Project Space Gallery
Montalvo Arts Center
September 25 6pm walking tour with Wade Graham/ 7:30pm gallery reception.  

I spent the late summer and early fall at the Lucas Artist Residency at Montalvo Arts Center making images for, In Search of Home. Five new pieces will be included in the Exhibition, Botanica Poetica, open September 25-December 13th at the Project Space Gallery at Montalvo. 

Gallery Hours are Thursday-Sunday, 11am-3pm

More on the exhibition:

Home to formal gardens, oak and redwood forests, and various exotic plantings, Montalvo's horticultural diversity serves as inspiration for a series of new works created by Lucas Artist Fellows Kija Lucas, Monica Lundy, Hector Dionicio Mendoza, and Fieldworks Collaborative (Trena Noval and Ann Wettrich). 

Identifying, collecting, and documenting varied specimens of plant life discovered while exploring Montalvo's 175-acre public park, these artists have adopted creative processes that resemble the activities of the backyard naturalist. Through sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper, viewers are invited to reflect on the ill-defined boundary between the natural and unnatural, and the intimate entanglement between human history and the landscapes that surround us. 


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to Feb 22

im(materiel) at Headlands Center for the Arts

My work is included in Im(materiel) the annual winter exhibition at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Curated by Kevin Chen. 

Annual Winter Exhibition

Curated by Kevin B. Chen

What humans are able to physically see represents only a minute fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum. But given the proper means, the invisible can become visible. (Im)materiel, guest curated by Kevin B. Chen, includes photographs, sculptures, and video installations by 18 artists whose work surveys the slippery line that divides the known/unknown, tangible/intangible, and terrestrial/extramundane.

Come together with the curator and participating artists for the opening reception, and stop by the Mess Hall Café for a snack, on Sunday, January 18 from 12-5PM.

Participating Artists: Bridget Batch, Chiraag Bhakta, Jennifer Brandon, Caroline Charuk, Randy Colosky, Marshall Elliott, Mayumi Hamanaka, Amy M. Ho, Kija Lucas, Victoria May, Elizabeth Moran, Tressa Pack, Vabianna SantosSoyoung Shin, Chris Thorson, Allison Wiese, Michal Wisnio



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to Jun 27


Work from the Series Objects to Remember You By: Collections at Sundown are up in the window at ProArts in Oakland from May 27-June 27

Please find more information in the exhibition here: http://www.proartsgallery.org/exhibitions/2014_project_kijalucas.php


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to Jun 3

In Search of Home

In Search of Home is up at California Institute of Integral Studies from March 27 through the end of July. There will be an opening reception on June 14th at 6pm.

Please find more information on the Exhibition here: http://www.ciis.edu/About_CIIS/The_Arts_at_CIIS/Arts_at_CIIS_Events/In_Search_of_Home.html

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Wabi Sabi Opening Saturday, March 15

I am happy to be included in the group show Wabi Sabi at Alter Space, curated by Microclimate Collective. The exhibition will be up March 15 - April 12, 2014. Details Below:

Exhibition Dates: March 15th - April 12th, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 15th, 7-10pm  
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 12th, 2-5pm

Alter Space
1158 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA  94103

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 1-6pm (or by appointment)

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese school of aesthetics inspired by Taoist and Buddhist philosophies that embraces the timeworn, the weathered, and the accidental. Asymmetry, irregularity, economy, and intimacy are key aspects; beauty waits to be discovered in the unpredictable and evolving nature of materials and form.

These ideas stand in contrast to the seamless perfection of design and built-in obsolescence that characterize the current tech-centric era. Wabi Sabicelebrates historicity by highlighting the cracks and crevices left by use. It is temporal, reflecting mortality and humanity by focusing upon the fragility and mutability of life. Accidental fissures pierce the veneer of the seemingly finished and complete. Layers of decay and erosion create visual maps of experience.

Participating Artists:
Timothy Armstrong
Alexis Arnold
Jennifer Brandon
Caroline Hayes Charuk
Adam Donnelly & David Janesko
Alicia Escott
Rodney Ewing
Laura Boles Faw
Peter Foucault & Chris Treggiari (MAP)
Julia Goodman
Clint Imboden
Kim Kei
Kija Lucas
Kent Manske & Eric Kneeland
Nigel Poor
Zachary Royer Scholz
Dimitra Skandali
Claudia Tennyson
Tobias Tovera
Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky

Curated by MicroClimate Collective

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Cross Pollination

My work has been included in a group show of community college art instructors at Art Ark Gallery in San Jose. The exhibition opens March 7 and Closes on the 22nd. Information below: 

Opening Art Reception: Friday, March 7th 6-9pm

Live music by Freya Seeburger – www.cellista.net      

Artists’ Talk: Saturday, March 22nd 6-8pm

Participating Artists:

Jason Adkins, Gary Barten, Michael Bashista, Judith Bell, Heidi Brueckner, Kristin Tripp Caldwell, Jason Challas, Lei Chi, Kimberly Cook, Mark Engel, Mitra Fabian, Michelle Gregor, Hilary Gomes, Ron Guzman, Andrew Hedges, Patricia Hulin, Kate Jordahl, Dave KempkenRachel Lazo, Kristin Lindseth, Lesley Louden, Kija Lucas, Manny Magallón, Paddy Moran, Tressa Pack, Michael Pauker, Diane Pierce, George Rivera, Juliana Kang Robinson, Yori Seeger, Marsha Shaw, Cynthia Siegel, Lynne Todaro, Gary Tolomei, RJ Ward  

ART ARK GALLERY is a proud participant of SoFA: South first Fridays Art Walk www.southfirstfridays.com

Art Ark Gallery
1035 South 6th Street
San Jose, CA 95112


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