The Bay Area MFA Show is open through June 15! This exhibition showcases work from the five principal MFA programs in the Bay Area. On the blog, we’re highlighting the participating artists. Sarah-Dawn Albani, a recent graduate from UC Berkeley, is our first Artist Spotlight – stay tuned for more!
” I am a storyteller. Any method of storytelling is ok with me. I will write, sing, make short films, performances, I build installations, draw, etch, paint, and sculpt as needed. My work is defiantly cross genre, unwieldy, and opportunistic. I feel aligned with historic practices of storytelling, and the improvisational nature of my process is alive with its own potential for permutation.
My current projects stem from an examination of the desires animating my early adulthood as I left the east coast- a young mother, in a school bus, living on the road in the western United States. The unfolding of this narrative has led me to research in the nature of utopian thinking in California, cults, authoritarian and charismatic leadership, and the power of apocalyptic fantasies. Of primary concern is the nature of belief and how and why we make meaning in our lives.
The relationship between the storyteller and the cultural myths our meaning is grounded in- is the place where my current work unfolds.”
The Bay Area MFA Show is open through June 15, 2018
Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 LeConte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday | 10am – 4pm, Saturday | 10am – 1pm