For the 2021-22 season, the Thacher Gallery will present a series of exhibitions examining ecology and environmental justice.
All that you touch: art and ecology
September 7 - November, 7, 2021
An exhibition featuring artists whose creative practices are informed by their personal connections to the natural world. What can nature teach us about adaptation, regeneration, and healing? Artists include Byron Au Yong, Nicole Dixon, Katie Dorame, Alicia Escott, Felicitas Fischer, Barnali Ghosh, Conni McKenzi, Jaime Serra dos Santos, Linda Yamane, and Minoosh Zomorodinia.
Image credit: Katie Dorame, Abalone, the Rock & Standing, digitized collage: digital print, 2019 (commissioned by SF MOMA’s Open Space)
November 30, 2021- February 20, 2022
This photography exhibition highlights artists using historical and contemporary alternative processes to explore the American landscape. Presented by the MA in Museum Studies Curatorial Practicum class led by Professor Karen Fraser and featuring artists Kristiana Chan, Binh Danh, Bessma Khalaf, and Dionne Lee.
Image credit: Kristiana Chan, Intertidal IV, lumen print positive, 2020
March 7 - April 10, 2022
To be named with the guidance of the Bureau of Linguistical Reality, this exhibition will present artists whose works directly inform us about our natural resources, consumption, climate crisis, and ways we can work toward environmental justice. Confirmed artists include Asya Abdrahman, Alicia Escott, Orlando Smith, and the Bureau of Linguistical Reality with more to come.
Image credit: Asya Abdrahman, Munji, mixed media on wood, 2018
23rd Thacher Art + Architecture Annual
May 6 - June 26, 2022
A juried exhibition featuring juniors and seniors from the Department of Art + Architecture, presented by undergraduates in the Thacher Practicum class led by Nell Herbert.
Image credit: Danae Lenda, Quarantine in San Francisco, acrylic on canvas, 2020