About the exhibition
177 Years is a group show including multiple works by Lisa Blevens, Eddie Braught, Sylvia Fragoso, Peter Harris, Tre'von Silva, Jonathan Valdivias, Christian Vassell and Susan Wise. Cumulatively the artists have spent 177 years making art in the NIAD studio working with paint, textiles, ceramics and sound.
Julia and Michael co-curated this show from home while their toddler was sleeping.
About the selectors
Julia Goodman is known for her low and high relief handmade paper sculptures. Goodman’s innovative approach to papermaking holds strong throughlines with the history of rag paper as she gathers, sorts, tears, soaks and pulps fibers, transforming discarded bedsheets and t-shirts into malleable pulp. Julia earned a MFA from California College of the Arts and a BA in International Relations and Peace & Justice Studies from Tufts University. Recent exhibitions include: National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; and DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL. Her residencies include JB Blunk Residency, Recology SF, Creativity Explored and Salina Art Center. Julia is represented by Euqinom Gallery in San Francisco, CA, where she will have a solo show in November 2021.
Michael Hall's recent watercolor paintings of personal objects and ephemera question and rediscover ideas embodied in these belongings, as well as create a space for future conversations and continued development with his toddler. Michael earned a MFA from Mills College and a BFA from California College of the Arts and Crafts. Hall is a recipient of both a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and a MFA Fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts. His recent Bay Area exhibitions include Catharine Clark Gallery, Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and Southern Exposure. His work has been featured in group exhibitions nationally and throughout California as well as numerous online and print publications, including New American Painting. Hall taught at Creative Growth Art Center, where he began their video production and digital media program. Michael is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Practice, at California State University East Bay.