Opening Reception: The Emergency Has Been Everyday
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut Street

Opening Reception: The Emergency Has Been Everyday

Tuesday, April 17 | 5–7pm

Join us for the opening reception of The Emergency Has Been Everyday featuring works by Yang Bao, Henry Chambers, Giuliana Funkhouser, Abby Gregg, Gigja Jonsdottir, Kate Laster, Eliza Phelan-Harder, Elen Padrón Martín, Sherwin Rio, Bertha Rodriguez, Mika Sperling, Yuntong Wu, Yourong Zhao; curated by Resolana. Resolana is a dynamic collective formed out of the Spring 2018 Collaborative Projects course under the mentorship of Cristóbal Martínez.

The Emergency Has Been Everyday is the siren song of our radiated cities. Sounds from an array of conceptual core samples beckon the viewer to apprehend the unstable and often untrue strata we stand upon. Through the familiarity of science, bound and discordant cylinders position a metaphor highlighting the mismanagement of nuclear waste; the non-consensual testing of radioactive materials; and the forceful displacement of people’s vitality — a half-life of places we call home. Within these layers lies a series of buried narratives. Resolana, a collective based in San Francisco, CA, presents a parallel between their home and Carlsbad, NM. Permeating, proliferating, transmitting, these artists propose a sentinel that rings an alarm in the wake of dreams, comfort, security, and capitalism.


Image: Courtesy of Resolana.