I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Public Events at The Lab and Embark Gallery this May
Adrian Van Allen, Crafting Nature.
See you in the city!
While our campus is temporarily closed for construction of The Commons—a new outdoor space for art and events with incredible views of the surrounding natural landscape—we’re thrilled to co-present a series of off-site programs in San Francisco in collaboration with several Bay Area cultural organizations and partners. Join us in May at The Lab and Embark Gallery...and save the date for our Benefit Art Auction at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture on June 7.More information and tickets at headlands.org/events
Point of "Fact"
In partnership with The Lab
$12 | Free for Members of Headlands and The Lab | Buy Tickets Headlands Members, RSVP via email: email@example.com Headlands and The Lab host an evening of presentations that ask: how do we know what we know? The relationship between information and interpretation feels shaky when we are reminded daily that we are living in a moment of post-truths, contested realities, and alternative facts. During this evening, we will meet artists and researchers who explicitly address the production of knowledge as contingent, charged, and often charming. Presenters include cognitive scientist and professor Lera Boroditsky; artist and anthropologist Adrian Van Allen (AFF '11); and performance artist Xandra Ibarra (AFF '14). Learn more Thursday, May 4 | 7PM
This event is offsite at The Lab: 2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
No End in Sight: 2016–17 Graduate Fellowship Exhibition
In partnership with Embark Gallery
Free | Opening Reception, Sunday, May 21, 1–4PM No End in Sight presents the work and practices of Headlands 2016–17 Graduate Fellows. In the spirit of the organization's history of encouraging artistic exploration and experimentation, this exhibition travels the path of an idea to fruition, taking various routes and perspectives. What happens when we begin to understand an art practice as an evolution rather than a result-oriented endeavor? Whether it be with meticulous research, collection of scientific data, sketches as preparation for acts of chance, the organic development of the handmade, thinking through digital culture via analog devices, or the act of autobiographical documentation, No End in Sight asks fruitful questions rather than presenting final answers. Learn more Opening Reception: Sunday, May 21, 1–4PM Exhibition on view through Wednesday, June 7 Gallery hours: Saturday–Sunday, 12–5PM
This event is offsite at Embark Gallery, 2 Marina Blvd., #330, San Francisco, CA 94123
SAVE THE DATE!
2017 Benefit Art Auction
Tickets start at $100 | Individual sponsorship opportunities now available Headlands' Benefit Art Auction is our biggest fundraising event, and one of the Bay Area's favorite venues for cutting-edge art. Save the date for an evening of live & silent auctions featuring work from leading contemporary artists, immersive art installations and projects, sensational food & drinks, and more! Learn more Wednesday, June 7 | 5:30PM VIP Preview; 6:30PM General General Admission tickets go on sale in April!
This event is offsite at The Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94123
Headlands Center for the Arts is an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas.