SEIZE THE MEANS – Open Call Student Exhibition: 9/13-9/23. Opening 4-7pm 9/13!


The 2016 Open Call Student Exhibition

Featuring: Caz Azevedo, Erik Bender, Cristina Cabrera, Gabe Carr, Belinda Cortez, Paige Davis, Tevin Franklin, Ana Gallo, Aston Grieco, Sinéad Griffin, Thomas Haley, Andrew Ingersoll, Jessica Jacobo, Haarika Kathi, Sarah Kersting, Ethan Lee, Isabella Manfredi, Belinda Mitchell-Rice, Jessica Morgan, Mel Nothern, Jerome Pansa, Alexandra Pink, Reaa Puri, Taylor Renee, Katie Revilla, Reniel Del Rosario, Liz Ryan, Grace Schimmel, Weston Smith, Sophia and Salomeya Sobko, Lucy Stark, Kornelia Witek, and Jiaqian Zhu.

Wednesday, September 14th – Friday, Sept 23rd, 2016
Opening Reception:  4 – 7pm, Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Kroeber 116, UC Berkeley Campus
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12 – 5 pm
Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public

Cristina Cabrera, “We are housed by a school that don’t want us”, Digital Projection, 2016.

In response to a competitive, campus-wide open call for work, UC Berkeley Students proposed an artwork or project for exhibition in the Worth Ryder Art Gallery in reaction to the following prompt:

“In the year leading up to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917, we are considering how the groundwork was laid for this radical change, the role of artists in the revolution, and the relevancy of these events to today’s struggles.”

Seize the Means displays the range of students’ creative pursuits inside and outside the context of school structure. Reflecting their nucleation in our technological society, the 34 artists in the exhibition have created works in a variety of media. Together these form an image of the collective interests and struggles of our student body as they prepare for radical change.


Weston Smith, “Two Boys On The Beach Posing For A Picture”, 2016. Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 16″.

Lucy Stark, “Set in Stone”, 2016. Ceramic, underglaze, glaze, 2″x4″ (each).

Katie Revilla, Untitled (Detail), 2016. Aluminum Wire, 12″ x 55″.

Sophia and Salomeya Sobko, “Business As Usual”, 2016. Digital Video (still).

Jessica Jacobo, Untitled (triptych), 2016. Digital print on paper, 114″ x 48″.


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