Bonanza, AMy ho, + Lauren McCarthy
Tuesday, May 15th @7pm
Bonanza is the collaborative practice of Conrad Guevara, Lindsay Tully, and Lana Williams. An interaction between the mediums of sculpture, film-making, and painting, Bonanza's work focuses on abstraction, identity, and issues of authorship, challenging the idea of the heroic artist. Bonanza's diverse projects have included installation, film, and fashion. The artists regularly employ performative elements, often using their projects as a platform for others. They have exhibited at Alter Space, Minnesota Street Project, Southern Exposure, Interface Gallery, Walter and McBean Galleries, and the di Rosa in the Bay Area. They will be the artist in residence at SF Recology this summer.
Amy Ho builds video and spatial installations that bring attention to our existence as both physical and psychological beings. Amy completed her undergraduate degree in Art Practice at UC Berkeley and her MFA at Mills College. She was a 2017 KQED Woman to Watch. Amy received a Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant in 2016, a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artists Grant in 2013 and was included in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' Bay Area Now 7 in 2014. She was a 2013 fellowship artist at the Kala Art Institute and has shown at the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Elmhurst Art Museum and recently at the San Diego State University Downtown Art Gallery. Amy is currently the studio director at Real Time and Space and an art instructor at San Quentin State Prison.
Lauren McCarthy is an artist based in Los Angeles and Brooklyn whose work examines how issues of surveillance, automation, and network culture affect our social relationships. She is the creator of p5.js. Lauren has exhibited at Ars Electronica, Conflux Festival, SIGGRAPH, LACMA, Onassis Cultural Center, IDFA DocLab, and the Japan Media Arts Festival, and worked on installations for the London Eye and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. She holds an MFA from UCLA and a BS Computer Science and BS Art and Design from MIT. She is an Assistant Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts. She is a Sundance Institute Fellow and was previously a resident at CMU STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Eyebeam, Autodesk, NYU ITP, and Ars Electronica / QUT TRANSMIT³.