Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Everyone is doing fine. We ran into some capacity issues. The exhibition will be up through mid-September. Please come by for a dance class or performance to see the artwork. It is an incredible labor of magic and beauty.
AMARYLLIS DEJESUS MOLESKI
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is an artist who uses culturally “classed” materials to create 2-D and performative work that explores how we might be programming our future in relationship to systems of marginalization. She is concerned specifically with the futuristic femme myth as it applies to queer and of color communities.
DeJesus-Moleski has been featured in numerous arts publications including HyperAllergic and the Huffington Post. She has received awards and honors in the areas of visual art including the ArtLA Student Artist of the Year, All College Honors, and is an Alumni of the AICAD New York studio residency program. She has worked with organizations, museums, and galleries such as MOCADA, VOLTA NYC, Fade II Black Art Basel, AHA festival for progressive arts, Betti Ono, and The Brown Boi Project among others. DeJesus-Moleski has exhibited work in New York, LA, New Mexico, and the Bay Area. A recent graduate of the Individualized program at CCA, DeJesus-Moleski aims to practice the integration of multiple art forms as a way to make myth and tell the truth.
I use culturally classed materials to create work that explores how we might be programming our future in relationship to aesthetics of marginalization, magic, and freedom. I make primarily 2-D and performative work in the form of large scale drawings on paper, doodles, video, and installation. My work is an investigation into how repetitious visual language informs the collective experience of a society and the symbiotic relationship between mythology and history. I am curious about how fantasy and myth can either be used to reinforce a cultural power structure, or degrade it. I am specifically interested in using symbols of subtle disgrace/mutation to nurture an aesthetic of familiarity, power, and play.
DOROTHY R. SANTOS
Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. In the fall of 2017, she will be a doctoral candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow.
Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Real Life Magazine, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship.