Jessie Rose Vala
Ever Gold Gallery is pleased to announce the opening reception for ‘Future Teller’ from bi-coastal artist Jessie Rose Vala. A graduate of CCA, this will be Vala’s first exhibition with the venue. This will be her first solo offering in the Bay Area since 2002.
Vala is known for her site specific installations that emphasize her diverse skill with multiple media backgrounds. Future Teller is an elaborate three dimensional mythology that serves as the artist’s personal investigation into Man’s fall from ‘Paradise’, as depicted in a utopian existence. Many cultures and religions maintain a belief in a ‘Tree of Life’ or a ‘Great Tree’ that describes or reflects the human journey back to a spiritually divine existence. Vala’s prior installations have involved rebirth and decay as primary theme, and this new body of work also follows that path, examining the subject from both eastern and western perspectives. Her graphite drawings directly interact with and support the other aspects of the installation.This encompassing environment has been built through the meticulous layering of materials over a six month period between Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR. Future Teller was conceptualized by Vala and presentation will be assisted by San Francisco based independent writer and curator, Gabe Scott.
On Tuesday November 8th, Ms. Vala (BFA 1999) will be participating in a panel discussion from 7- 9:15 at the California College of the Arts campus in Oakland. The Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center will be hosting a dialogue with fellow Ceramics alumni Lava Thomas (BFA 1999) and Bruk Dunbar (BFA 2005). All three will be presenting slides and discussing their careers after art school. Additional details available at www.cca.edu.
Curated by: Gabe Scott