Queen’s Nails Annex is pleased to present Conduits of Labor, an exhibition
that will explore the aesthetic of the laborious body, and the emotions, contradictions,
and futilities that can ensue. The exhibition will feature works by Ana Teresa
Fernandez, Rebecca Goldfarb, and Suzanne Lacy.
Conduits of Labor will open January 18th at 8p.m., and will have an opening
reception until 11 p.m.
Mexican born artist Ana Teresa Fernandez is well known for her
performance based paintings, which satirically convey the futilities and horrors of
domestic labor. For Conduits of Labor, Fernandez will be showing her first-ever video
work "Ron Coca y Limon", a three-channel video that will utilized Fernandez repeated
use of the eroticized housewife outfit in conjunction with her physical interaction with
large black latex balloons. Fernandez received her MFA from SFAI in 2006, and has
exhibited her work at the Centro Cultural Tijuana in Mexico, and Braunstein/Quay
Gallery and Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco. She was the recipient of the 2007
Headlands Center for the Arts Tournesol Award, and will be included in upcoming
exhibitions at the Brooklyn Art Gallery, in New York, and the Smithsonian Museum,
in Alameda, California.
Artist Rebecca Goldfarb will be presenting a portion of her collecting
practice that reflects her interests in the obscurity of information. Goldfarb will
exhibit her collection of soaps, which range in age from the Victorian era until recent
times. Goldfarb received her MFA in new genres from SFAI in 2004, and most recently her
Graduate Bartender degree from the Society of Independent Artists in 2007. While
Goldfarb has exhibited extensively throughout the bay area, this will be her first
exhibition at Queens Nails Annex.
In addition to the work of Fernandez and Goldfarb, QNA is proud to exhibit
never-before-seen works from Suzanne Lacy’s “"Monster series" from
the 1970s. Most recently Lacy has been received as a seminal addition to the acclaimed
exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution. Lacey is currently the chair
of Fine Arts at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, Ca.