R O U N D W E A T H E R
November 1 - December 24, 2021
Reception: November 5, 5 - 9 PM
1st Year Party!: December 4, 3 - 6 PM
We are thrilled to present Really Now with Maria A. Guzman Capron, Christina Conklin, Leeza Doreian, Tanja Geis, Gabriela Gonzalez Leal, and Susan Smith. Artworks in Really Now explore how we interact with reality, especially while making a work of art.
What accounts of the real reside in Christina Conklin’s vivifying paintings on seaweed and ink prints of algae collected from San Francisco Bay Area shorelines? Or Tanja Geis’s methodic paintings created using manmade debris from the SF Bay, sculptures made from mud harvested in Tomales Bay, and works painted with SF Bay mud? Gabriela Gonzalez Leal sculpts and sews masks of Zapotec gods from used soccer balls and perhaps a sense of human holiness. Maria A. Guzman Capron grippingly pieces and sews and paints on used, mass-produced fabric while Leeza Doreian makes paintings of such material with a sewer’s precision and grace. Susan Smith combines found architectural debris and creatively responsive handling of paint. She also contributes a print of visualized climate change. Really now. This is a show to get out there and see in the flesh.
"While differing from itself,” writes Heraclitus, “a thing can be in agreement with itself—a backturning connection, like that of a bow or a lyre." In that spirit, a focus of the art exhibition Really Now is work that exists where representation and actuality turn toward each other. I wonder whether there’s really something to a notion of transactual art, an art that moves across the actually real with a transformative bent. Actually was my child’s first and most used adverb. What’s that about, Artists?
In the links above and below, explore Artists’ Statements about their works in Really Now.
Art acquisitions at nonprofit Round Weather in 2021 convert into climate crisis action and mitigation via large donations to Dogwood Alliance, Friends of the Earth, and Indigenous Environmental Network.