September 8th - 16th, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, September 8th, 4:00-6:00pm
The Future is Now: New Bay Area MFA Graduates is a selection of emerging artists from several of the region's most distinguished art studio graduate programs and features 11 men and women who received their Master of Fine Art degrees in May and June of 2011: Shenny Cruces (San Francisco State University); Katie Dorame (California College of the Arts); Kathleen Eastwood (San Francisco Art Institute); Noah Krell (California College of the Arts); Chris Morring (San Francisco State University); Mitsu Okubo (San Francisco Art Institute); Chelsea Pegram (Mills College); Manuel Fernando Rios (University of California, Davis), Amber Stucke (California College of the Arts), David Gregory Wallace (University of California, Berkeley) and Bing Zhang (San Francisco Art Institute). Their work ranges from both abstract and narrative painting and ghostly photographs of imagined landscapes to “refabricated” ceramic sculpture and video installations. While by no means comprehensive, The Future is Now is nonetheless an exhilarating look at the next generation of Bay Area artists.