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Juror, Elena Gross

July 22 – August 21, 2021

Opening Reception with Juror’s Talk, Saturday, July 24, 1-3pm

Featured Artists: Pilar Aguero-Esparza, Jizell Albright, Norman Aragones, Sheldon Bachus, Tim Bermudes, Sue Bradford, Janet Bogardus, Dana DeKalb, Myra Eastman, Niloufar Farzam, Jane Fisher, Chris Harvey, Kristy Headley, Dorian Katz, Danielle Lopez, Linda MacDonald, Anna Mathai, Erika Meriaux, Sara Post, Sally Smith, American Tarot, Yana Verba

Artist’s names are linked to their art portfolio websites when available.

Gallery hours are now Thursday-Saturday, 12-5pm.

Elena Gross (she/they) is the Curatorial Manager of Exhibitions and Emerging Artists Program at Museum of the African Diaspora and an independent writer and culture critic living in Oakland, CA. She received an MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts in 2016, and her BA in Art History and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2012. She specializes in representations of identity in fine art, photography, and popular media. Elena was formerly the creator and co-host of the arts & visual culture podcast what are you looking at? published by Art Practical. Her research has been centered around conceptual and material abstractions of the body in the work of Black modern and contemporary artists. She has presented her writing and research at institutions and conferences across the U.S., including Nook Gallery, Southern Exposure, KADIST, Harvard College, YBCA, California College of the Arts, and the GLBT History Museum. In 2018, she collaborated with the artist Leila Weefur on the publication Between Beauty & Horror (Sming Sming Books). The two performed a live adaptation of their work at The Lab, San Francisco. Her most recent writing can be found in the publication This Is Not A Gun (Sming Sming Books / Candor Arts) and OutWrite: The Conferences that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture, forthcoming from Rutgers University Press, co-edited with Julie R. Enszer.

Opening Reception Photos