Para-Site: Critical Adaptations and Contingent Relations

Wednesday, April 2nd – Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall,
and 178 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Open Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 5 pm

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 2nd, 4 – 7 pm

Para-Site: Critical Adaptations and Contingent Relations is an exhibition by the Concept/Construction advanced undergraduate sculpture class. By examining the concepts of parasitism and symbiosis, each of the eighteen artists in the show engage with a myriad of sculptural forms and techniques to address spatial politics, architecture, art world hierarchies, public vs. private boundaries, relational conflict, and more. Too big to contain in just one space, this exhibition includes the Worth Ryder Gallery while expanding into a second, temporary Project Space located in Wurster Hall, room 178. From ambitious site-specific works that sprawl across walls, floors, and ceilings, to intimately hand-made objects, “Para-Site” is a critical reflection on contemporary art being made by Art Practice students at UC Berkeley, led by Assistant Professor Stephanie Syjuco.

Artists include: Danielle Alojado, László Bolender, Alyssa Chen, Yuan Chen, Payal Chinnappa, Alissa Dawson, Demart Denaro, Taylor Harrison, Mark Lam, Christopher Lee, Cara Martinez, Lu Meng, Mayela Rodriguez, Malin Ronnerfalk, Jen Stract, Agueda Viveros Wong, Yi Zhong, Marisa Zuk

Special thanks to Teresa Smith and Ehren Tool for the expertise and assistance.

Open concurrently with “DIRT – the 2014 Annual Ceramics Exhibition”