Working Conditions Humpday Happy Hour #2
SoEx stays open late on five Wednesday nights and invites visitors to engage with Working Conditions artists and partake in a drink from the break room mini-fridge.
Extended hours will be in effect on the following Wednesdays: November 16, November 30, December 7, December 14, January 4.
As part of her project, Research Spectacle, Charlene Tan will host an informal discussion on "Asian/American-ness" with UC Davis Ph.D. candidate Terry Park and artist Jerome Reyes, who will share their current projects and dissertations. The talk will begin at 6 pm, and end in time for visitors to see Tania Bruguera's 7 pm talk on her project, Immigrant Movement International at Kadist Art Foundation before eventually heading to The Lab.
For, These Paintings Aren't Going to Paint Themselves, Jennie Ottinger invites the public to work for free as "assistanteers," helping her to create paintings for her next solo show. Her current body of work, which pictures physically disabled tennis champions at Wimbledon, will come life when gallery visitors go head to head in a wheelchair-bound table tennis tournament replete with trophies and strawberries and cream for victors.
Carlos Ramirez will continue an ongoing a Donkey Kong tournament as part of his project, Digital Dirt. In addition to making terra cotta tiles inspired by the pixellated forms of video games, visitors can step up to an original Donkey Kong arcade game and battle it out for first, second and third place, each of which will be awarded with a tile-as-trophy made by the artist.
Nathaniel Parsons will also be present, leading visitors on walks as part of his ongoing project, All Ideas are Built on a Linger. On these walks he will carve and talk with you. The conversation will produce motifs that he will try to depict in the carving. The carving will become part of the exhibition, then will become the property of his walking guest at the end of the show.