Fellowship Talks with Yuki Maruyama, Robert Minervini and Golbanou Moghaddas

Kala Art Institute

Sep. 20, 2018, 12:00 am

2990 San Pablo Avenue


Kala is excited to host an evening gallery talk with Kala Fellowship Artists Yuki Maruyama, Robert Minervini and Golbanou Moghaddas on Thursday, September 20, 7PM.

Join us for an engaging evening to find out more about their ideas and processes behind the work.

Yuki Maruyama presents a site-specific installation that explores the effect of binocular rivalry as experienced through anaglyph 3D glasses. To the bare eye, her red and cyan drawings produce a dynamic retinal experience of their own. When viewed through a pair of analog 3D glasses, the works flicker between two- and three-dimensions. The parts cannot be resolved as a complete whole creating the result of an electric and vertiginous internal tension that is simultaneously bodily and psychological, anxious and euphoric.

Robert Minervini’s work examines spatial environments and notions of utopia in large-scale landscapes, cityscapes, and still-life arrangements. Utilizing elements from art history, science fiction, and his surroundings in California, Robert refers to places both real and imagined. During his residency at Kala he combined the screenprinting process with paint layering process – hand painting, airbrushing, spray painting, and complex stenciling. The varied materiality and textual quality on his painting surfaces create an allusion to reality of the subject and scenes depicted.

Golbanou Moghaddas creates an installation using etchings and mural painting. She invites the viewer to follow her lyrical and personal narratives. Inspired by Persian miniatures and manuscripts, the content in her work is enriched by metaphors of philosophy, poetry, existential beliefs and personal perceptions. She embraces significant moments in her life and tells stories as she etches the images onto each plate
Event Details

Date: September 20, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Kala Art Gallery
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

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