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.
Mauricio Ancalmo convenes musicians and artists in a light/sound performance. The musicians and visual artists providing live video content will collaborate spontaneously in an unrehearsed performance. Although each will have an idea of what they want to play, the final outcome will be one of random light and sound.
After spending two months in an AIDS-related coma, no one knew if jazz great Fred Hersch would ever eat or walk again—let alone play the piano. But when he gained consciousness, he was determined to survive. Capturing the making of his “My Coma Dreams,” a theatrical, musical and visual odyssey into the vivid dreams and nightmares he experienced during his coma, award-winning filmmakers Carrie Lozano and Charlotte Lagarde delve into the life and work of this educator, AIDS activist and one of the foremost jazz musicians of our time. Tonight, the filmmakers will discuss and show clips from their work-in-progress documentary.