Michelle Wilson


Brave New World

Posted on July 12th, by admin in 2013, upcoming exhibition. No Comments

Image courtesy of artist Michael Bianco

Brave New World, probed the issues, strident conversations and constant state of instability surrounding climate change with unconventional and even flippant responses

What is the role of the artist as citizen in this climate? How might we reclaim our choice, our connection, our social power when immersed in a deteriorating environment? Sixteen artists from around the globe addressed our hopes and fears for the future with objects, images and gestures that are poetic, irreverent and challenging. Ranging from direct actions with the public to meditative sound and video, photography and painting; these artists responded to our dismay, proposed solutions, offered support and tended to the soul with poignant métaphores.

Staged at Spare Change Artist Space in the vénérable offices of Rhodes & Fletcher, LLC. in the Merchants Exchange Building 465 California St Suite 838 in San … Read More »



Shifting Margins

Posted on February 18th, by admin in 2012. No Comments

Shifting Margins included an international roster of artists and variety of opportunities (live cast presidential debates, artist and curator talks and receptions)  to engage in dialog around notions of marginalization.

Artists from Bangkok to San Francisco, Richmond to Istanbul and points between  shared their responses and reactions to hyperbole, brinkmanship, extremism, intolerance, xenophobia, and the social contract. Shifting Margins brought together works that inspire deliberation and argument in order to grapple with the significance and use of the edge, outsider-ness, privilege and what it means to be on the margin, whether by choice or force of circumstance.

Featuring work by Raquel Torres Arzola, ap-art-ment (Cathy Fairbanks & Laura Boles Faw), Victor Barbieri, Jeff Beekman, Jan Blythe, Gioj De Marco, Ellen Dicola, Moritz Fingerhut, Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert, Nathan Gorgen,  Elena Harvey, Çiğdem Kaya, Leejin Kim, David Leleu, Angela Pryor, Kat Schneck, Christie Ginanni Stepan, Jesse Walton, Brooke White and Michelle Wilson (with participants from Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center).

Shifting Margins embraced the center, the periphery and the bridge between … Read More »



Shifting Margins at Aggregate Space & Red Poppy Art House

Posted on June 13th, by admin in 2012. No Comments

 Shifting Margins

images courtesy of artists: Jeff Beekman and Nathan Gorgen

 Shifting Margins included an international roster of artists and variety of opportunities (live cast presidential debates, artist and curator talks and receptions)  to engage in dialog around notions of marginalization.

Artists from Bangkok to San Francisco, Richmond to Istanbul and points between  shared their responses and reactions to hyperbole, brinkmanship, extremism, intolerance, xenophobia, and the social contract. Shifting Margins brought together works that inspire deliberation and argument in order to grapple with the significance and use of the edge, outsider-ness, privilege and what it means to be on the margin, whether by choice or force of circumstance.

Featuring work by Raquel Torres Arzola, ap-art-ment (Cathy Fairbanks & Laura Boles Faw), Victor Barbieri, Jeff Beekman, Jan Blythe, Gioj De Marco, Ellen Dicola, Moritz Fingerhut, Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert, Nathan Gorgen,  Elena Harvey, Çiğdem Kaya, Leejin Kim, David Leleu, Angela Pryor, Kat Schneck, Christie Ginanni Stepan, Jesse Walton, Brooke White and Michelle Wilson (with participants from Alameda … Read More »