Royal NoneSuch Gallery
4231 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94609
Antarctica: Curated by Stephanie Ellis
May 6–28, 2011
Friday May 13, 2011, 7–10pm
Gallery Hours: Friday–Sunday, 1–4pm, or by appointment
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On the earliest maps was a place at the bottom named "fog." Myths of monsters/angels living below a hole at the end of the world still lures artists and adventurers. Once part of a warm supercontinent named Gondwana, today's Antarctica is a shape-changer with a migrating pole, enormous lakes under miles of ice, and live volcanos. The only continent without a native population, Antarctica belongs to all and none of us. A declared international zone of peace, corporate, national and ecological interests are only the "tip of an iceberg." Make sure Antarctica is on your radar.
Stephanie Ellis is an interdisciplinary scholar who teaches studio as well as cultural studies seminars. Her seminars examine the ethics of knowledge production and dissemination. The agenda is to investigate how visual relations exclude or ignore what does not fit into ideal categories and she encourages students to ask what intellectual feats produce such erasures. Ellis’ MFA and PhD in the Theories and Practices of Visual Culture are from the University of California at Davis. She is a recipient of the UCD Skowhegan School Scholarship and the UC Intercampus Arts Program Grant. Her writing has appeared in journals such as parallax, Feminist Studies, and Architectural Design. She is also a curator (Work/Space, a nationally traveling exhibition on corporate culture) and an artist (Bad Girls West).