The Mills College Art Museum has partnered with the college’s art department in a residency program titled Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I+). It was already underway back in January, and it seeks to expand the dialog around art and art making on campus, as well as throughout the Bay Area. The residency fostered interdisciplinary collaboration across departments, and provided numerous opportunities for students, faculty and the staff of Mills College, and the arts communities of the Bay Area for interaction, learning, and work with the visiting artists.
This Wednesday, Art + Process + Ideas the exhibition opens. It features works created while in residence by the inaugural group of artists. They are Zarouhie Abalian, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, and Weston Teruya. The exhibition will be considered to be a diversity of installation, sound, and sculpture as the artists explore questions around site and materialism through artistic approaches.
The work of Gordon is devised around audio and spatial feedback systems, manipulating the visitor’s awareness of sound and space. Abdalian’s works creates subtle interventions into everyday perception through minimal installations, engaging with specifics of particular locations. And finally, Teruya’s paper sculptures examine hidden social histories of sites for re-imagination of how urban landscapes are shaped.
The A+P+I+ exhibition will feature an reception on the day of its opening. It is on view until August 30th. Log on to mcam.mills.edu for more information.