The six artists in this year’s Graduate Fellow cohort came to Headlands Center for the Arts with bodies of work already deep in the worlds of materiality, environments, and politics. Now, given a year to create within the historical and environmental complexities of the Headlands, alongside each other and in quiet, focused time, they have generated new work that pushes the soft edges of their practices. Through various mediums, each artist has spent time controlling materials and environments to remind us, the viewers, that materials and environments can’t really be controlled - that chaos rules, and things can crumble - and depending on how we honor this truth, it may bring us great worry or great freedom.
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen, guest curator
Headlands Center for the Arts