kala art institute


December 19, 2014 – April 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 22, 6-8pm

Berkeley Central Arts Passage:
2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
(between Shattuck and Milvia)

Viewing hours: Monday - Saturday 9am-6pm

Terry Berlier
Angela Hennessy
Masako Miki
Stephanie Robison
Angie Wilson

Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Heft, the latest in Kala’s Off-Site Exhibitions series at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. We invite you to join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 22, 6-8pm.

Heft presents the work of five artists converging around the theme of weightiness. Think: material weight, brawn, substance, chutzpah, socio-political significance, and muscles.

Terry Berlier offers three works that span a range of materialities: a neon sign indictment (originally a response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident of 2011) and two literally hefty objects. Angela Hennessy’s new works on view present a timely response to recent and ongoing racial injustice by foregrounding the chromatic and material density of blackness. Masako Miki’s finely detailed renderings of animal mysticism – often executed as enormous muralworks on paper – envision a world beyond human-centric logic. Stephanie Robison crafts her marble and stone sculptures with surprising agility, humor, and humility. Angie Wilson’s textile-based works utilize scale, repetition, and vernacular materials with an impact that belies their soft, maliasble origins and spark conversations about labor, consumerism, and the handmade.

Kala’s Off-Site Exhibitions series features artworks from Berkeley-based artists and the Kala community. Work- ing together in the vibrant downtown Berkeley Arts District, Berkeley Central Arts Passage and Kala Art Institute are forging new connections between artists and audience.

For further information contact Amanda Curreri at Kala Art Institute: amanda@kala.org.