Thursday, May 12, 2005

Compelling Opposites

New Work by Local Makers

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Bill Basquin will screen his award-winning The Ride as well as his recently completed series exploring rural life: Martin, The Last Day of November, and Range (premiere). Across this triptych Basquin follows several acquaintances and family members. As he gently inquires into work, identity and the flesh, Basquin limns the subtler textures of masculinity and mortality. Michelle Silva’s more carnal and urban view in How the West was Hung, Cum Shots and Field Goals, and Amor Peligrosa itself turns philosophical in Fluorescent Influx, her study of the wounds of a city. Both exuberant and macabre, Silva’s work peers into the cracks our city and our personalities leave open. (Konrad Steiner)