We’re all in this together
August 14 - October 10, 2020
Marcela Pardo Ariza
CULT is pleased to announce a summer group exhibition titled We’re all in this together, opening on August 14, running through October 10, and online through October 31. The exhibition offers moments of resilience and opportunities for joy with works by San Francisco Bay Area artists Marcela Pardo Ariza, Rebekah Goldstein, Terri Loewenthal, Masako Miki and Amy Nathan and New York based Amy Lincoln.
CULT is currently open by appointment only, due to Covid precautions. Appointments can be made on our website here, or by contacting the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Marcela Pardo Ariza
Marcela Pardo Ariza (b. Bogotá, Colombia) is a queer latinx visual artist and curator that explores the relationship of representation, kinship and queerness through constructed photographs, color sets and installations. Through staging varied subjects and anthropomorphic objects, Ariza deploys sets as a resource to the possibility of (re)building a story, while materializing potential yet attainable narratives fundamental to envisioning present and future prospects. Ariza’s work illustrates her commitment to celebrating the erroneous, navigating intergenerational connection and questioning arbitrary paradigms while playing with the rigidity that is often present in the photographic medium. Ariza is the recipient of the Tosa Studio Award (‘17), Alternative Exposure grant (‘18, 19’) and a Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award (‘15). Her work has been recently exhibited at the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA); Palm Springs Art Museum; R/SF Projects; Minnesota Street Projects; and Guerrero Gallery, UNTITLED Art Fair; De:Formal Gallery, New York, NY and NoPlace Gallery, Columbus, OH. Ariza is a former member of the Curatorial Council at Southern Exposure, a co-founder of Womxn Art Handlers and studio member at Minnesota Street Project.
About Rebekah Goldstein
Rebekah Goldstein makes paintings that depict imagined structures and spaces. As they ignore laws of gravity and perspective, these are structures that could only exist within the world of a painting. The boundary between depiction and the abstract is central to her investigation, resulting in an image that fluctuates between the familiar and the undecipherable. Goldstein received an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2012, and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2004. Goldstein has been exhibited in solo and two person exhibitions at CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA; Jack Geary Contemporary, New York, NY; and 50 Freemont, San Francisco, CA, among others. She has been a part of many group exhibitions including at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA; and HILDE, Los Angeles, CA. Her work is in the collection of the Berkeley Art Museum, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, Nordstrom and many notable private collections. She is represented by Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco. Goldstein has been featured in the pages of Art LTD, Art Practical, New American Paintings, SFAQ and Square Cylinder, among others.
About Amy Lincoln
Amy Lincoln is a New York-based artist who makes carefully observed and imaginatively colored paintings of plants and the natural world. She has shown her work throughout the United States in cities such as New York, Boston, Salt Lake City, and Portland, as well as internationally in Tokyo, Paris, and Beijing. She received an MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis. Lincoln moved to New York in 2006 upon receiving a Swing Space residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has also participated in residencies at the Inside Out Art Museum in Beijing as well as Wave Hill in the Bronx. Lincoln grew up in the quiet, tree-lined suburbs of Portland, Oregon. Today she lives in Glendale, Queens with her husband, artist Kevin Curran, and their daughter Fiona.
About Terri Loewenthal
Terri Loewenthal is an Oakland-based artist whose work examines the intersection of landscape and psyche. In her series, Psychscapes, Loewenthal investigates the sublime expanse of land and sky romanticized in the still-potent mythology of Utopian California. Psychscapes are single-exposure, in-camera compositions that utilize special optics developed by Loewenthal to compress vast spaces into complex, evocative environments. These photographs combine straightforward landscape photography with explorations into the psychology of perception. Loewenthal has exhibited at diverse venues including Paris Photo in Paris, France, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, Minnesota Street Projects in San Francisco, CA; Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta Georgia, Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, NY, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA. Her work is included in the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, Instagram and Facebook Headquarters and many private collections. She is also founder of The Chetwood, a residency program that provides housing for artists visiting the Bay Area, allowing them to create lasting community with supportive peer networks outside of typical art-making structures. Loewenthal is a frequent collaborator with many Bay Area arts organizations including Creative Growth (Oakland, CA) and has been an active musician for over a decade; her bands Call and Response, Rubies and Shock have performed extensively nationally and internationally. Terri has a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in Houston, Texas and is originally from Washington, D.C. and South Florida.
About Masako Miki
Masako Miki has exhibited her immersive sculptural installations and detailed works on paper at institutions in the US and Japan including Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, the de Young Museum, Fused Space, The Lab in San Francisco, CA . Inspired by Shinto’s animism, Miki is interested in crafting new mythologies concerning cultural identity as social collectives. Miki was recipient of 2018 Inga Maren Otto Fellowship Award from Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in New York and 2019 Master Artist Award and 2017 Artist Fellowship Award from Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. She has been a resident artist at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Facebook in Menlo Park, California and at Kamiyama Artists Residency in Tokushima, Japan. Miki’s work is in collection at the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation New York, Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Berkeley, California. Miki’s design collaboration includes LEGO Group and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She is currently developing a public art project in San Francisco’s Mission Bay and preparing a solo exhibition for the Seattle Asian Art Museum. She is a native of Japan and is currently based in Berkeley, California. She is represented by a CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, based in San Francisco.
About Amy Nathan
Amy Nathan is an artist based in Berkeley, California. In her work, Nathan explores the gendered nature of politics and power, classical mythology and contemporary literature, tension between the haptic and the retinal, and the body’s visceral reaction to its environment. Her work incorporates visual puns and material onomatopoeias: line becomes edge becomes surface, traversing a borderline of two and three dimensions as a way to think through perception. Nathan’s work has been exhibited at CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, Art Toronto, Art Market San Francisco, the Seattle Art Fair, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Traywick Contemporary, and with the International Sculpture Center at the Pyramid Hill Museum, among other locations. Nathan was a 2018-2019 Graduate Fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She received her MFA from Mills College in 2018, and she is a co-director of Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in Artforum, New American Paintings, Sculpture Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Art Maze Magazine.