5200 Sonoma (Carneros) Highway, Napa, CA 94559
August 1 – September 27, 2015
Reception: August 1, 6–8 pm
Closing Reception: September 26, 1-4 pm
August 1, di Rosa opens Body Talk, an exhibition exploring the nature of bodily engagement and the effects of technology on our physical experiences and interactions. Body Talk includes the work of six emerging artists and collectives from the Bay Area: Bonanza (Conrad Guevara, Lindsay Tully and Lana Williams), Mads Lynnerup, Manners (Sophia Wang and Lisa Rybovich Crallé), Christian and Kevin Nagler, Renée Rhodes, and May Wilson. Presenting work in performance, sculpture, video, and installation, these artists create objects and environments in which physical movement and sensation play a central role.
Curator Amy Owen suggests, “As we become evermore disembodied from daily life through digital culture, Body Talk aims to locate an expanded awareness of how we might physically engage the world, using our entire bodies—not just our heads (or our iPhones)—as tools for gaining experience and knowledge.” Artists exhibited in Body Talk address contemporary understandings of corporeality through the creation of objects, environments, and experiences with different degrees and forms of interactivity, realism, and simulation.