Environmental Art & Social Practice (EASP) M.F.A. Exhibition: "Search Party"

The 2024 Environmental Art & Social Practice (EASP) students exhibit their work in the theme of as the culmination of their Masters of Fine Art program. Seven artists—Génesis de las Olas, Jingtian Zong, Kevin Corcoran, Lee Chang Ming, Leslie Horwitz, Raty Syka, and Shane Scopatz—present Search Party, an exhibition curated by Yolande Harris in collaboration with the artists of the EASP 2024 cohort.

The EASP M.F.A. program is a unique, two-year, residential program for graduate students seeking to develop their artwork in relation to social and environmental justice questions, contexts and communities.

• Free and open to the public
• Gallery hours: Tues–Sat, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
• Additional visitor and accessibility information here

• Apr 19, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Opening Reception
• Apr 19–May 19, Gallery Exhibition
• Apr 25, May 2 & 9, 5:30–6:30 p.m., "A Worried Song" Dance Performance

• Lot 124 & 125 are the closest parking lots to the gallery
• Parking is by UCSC permit or PayMobile
• Directions and parking information here

Search Party offers a window into seven artists’ unique long-term research projects that expand beyond the gallery space. In the form of image, sound, movement, and intervention, their works collectively examine the fragile and flawed conditions of our time and search for alternative possibilities. In this party, social and environmental contexts tangle up, weave together, and run parallel. Together unexpected affinities emerge.

The works further already-dissolving boundaries between worlds and imagine: the frog that swallows its new world whole asks for guidance; the residents of Cancer Alley experience the salvation of volcanic destruction; an online feminist community writes of a future upon its erased past; landfill leaves traces as it slides into the ocean; a jungle provides a queer space for getting lost in service of finding a new orientation; white ethno-fascist speech gets marked for its innate distortions; and goats and sheep swallow wildfires before they spark.

Saturday, May 18 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Sesnon Gallery, Porter College
Baskin Service Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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