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Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition

Fresh work in a variety of media by Kala’s community of artists!

Artists affiliated with Kala Art Institute will be exhibiting their work at Kala Gallery in a juried exhibition of prints, photography, paintings, drawings, video, digital media, mixed media, and sculpture. Kala Artists’ Annual includes works from over 90 members of our diverse artist community including Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, workshop instructors, and staff.

In conjunction with the Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Kala is pleased to host a series of performances by Susan Wolfwith her Bundled Readymades. The dates are as follows:

Dec. 19, Monday, 12 noon
Location: Kala Gallery (closed), performance can be observed from entrance lobby

Dec. 22, Thursday, Winter Solstice
Location: Kala Project Room, private performance

Jan. 21, Saturday, time TBD*
Location: Kala Project Room, in conjunction with family art-making event
*additional participants welcome

Jan. 31, Tuesday, time: before or after AIR Annie Albagli talk (11am-1pm)

Feb. 4, Saturday, 10am*
Location: Loading Dock Freight Elevator at 1060 Heinz Ave, Berkeley (enter from the North end of parking lot)
collaborative performance with audience
*additional participants welcome

About Bundled Readymades by Susan Wolf

I first saw bags of this sort in 2009. Several dozen were lined up curbside filled with a variety of landscaping materials. After standing static for over a week several onsite forklifts began lifting them and distributing their contents in a fascinating and impressive industrial dance. Scavenging the bags afterwards I made note of their origins and have since purchased ten. These flexible intermediate bulk containers more commonly known as bulky bags each measure 36″ x 36″ x 60″ and can carry a load of 2200 lbs. The bags feature gusseted entry and exit portals for loading and delivering contents and loops at each corner for transport. The top delivery portal has a 26″ diameter. These dimensions allow a person to comfortably enter and inhabit the interior space for a period of time. In these performances I am testing the possibilities of narrative while exploring a range of curious motions in various locations.

I am thinking about many things: my personal and public boundaries, my connection to place, and the integrity of my voice.

Susan Wolf