The sixth edition of YBCA's signature triennial exhibition, Bay Area Now, a roundup of exemplary talent across an array of disciplines, continues with a visual arts exhibition showcasing 18 artists and artist collectives. Included is photography by Tammy Rae Carland and Sean McFarland; paintings by David Huffman and Robert Minervini; video works by Ranu Mukherjee and Richard T. Walker; sculptures by Mauricio Ancalmo, Suzanne Husky, Allison Smith, and Weston Teruya; conceptual work by Amy Balkin and Tony Labat; installations by Chris Fraser, Brion Nuda Rosch, Chris Sollars, and Rio Babe International; and textiles by Ben Venom.
Calling all Bay Area art students and recent graduates! Show your art at the inaugural SLIDESLAM at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and see the latest ideas and trends in the Bay Area art scene. All participants will have samples of their work displayed on one of the SLIDESLAM displays in the YBCA Forum or Grand Lobby, while panelists ponder the SLIDESLAM artworks, along with musing on the present and future of Bay Area art.
By Brian Ashby, Ben Kolak & Courtney Prokopas
Set in Chicago's endless labyrinth of alleys, Scrappers is a vérité portrait of Oscar and Otis, two metal scavengers who scratch out a living with brains, brawn, and battered pickup trucks. Set amidst a shockingly wasteful society, the country’s financial collapse and crackdowns on undocumented immigrants create an ever-looming threat of poverty and chaos for them and their families. Co-director Ben Kolak will be in attendance at this screening. (2010, 92 min, digital)