Public reception will be on October 7th from 5:30 to 7:30
Guest-curated by UC Davis art faculty member Matthias Geiger, Wonderers is an exhibition of seven artists and a collective whose work all reflects the uprooted, peripatetic, nomadic existence that is lived by many younger people today.
Geiger says, “Wonderers are individuals traveling via train-hopping or mobile home, living in utopian communities, gathering at outdoor festivals, dwelling in communal housing projects and forming fellowships over brief or extended periods of time. They are driven by an urge to explore and experience the wonders of the world outside of mainstream culture. We can observe this in the photographs included in this exhibition, which are filled with a sense of adventure, risk, freedom and raw creativity and beauty. We encounter collectives, tribes and bands of outsiders. We are invited to meet these wanderers to catch a glimpse of their unconventional lifestyles and countercultural values. They may give us pause to re-envision and re-imagine our own lives, families and communities.” Artists included are Abby Banks, Cutter Collective, Richard Gilles, Justine Kurland, Joel Sternfeld, and Kyer Wiltshire. A catalogue will be published along with the exhibition, with essays and color plates.
After 36 years located in the arts studio building this exhibition is the final one in this location. In January the Nelson will reopen in a newly-renovated campus facility in the former University Club on Old Davis Road.
For further information and images contact Katrina Wong at email@example.com