The Bay Area is among the most politically and cultural liberal regions in the country, its reputation for tolerance and progressive politics is second to none. Our artists have accordingly been among the most outspoken critics of mainstream, status-quo politics as usual. Alt-Left: Local Treasures is a Bay Area art response to the current national ascendancy of the Alt-Right. It features work by three painters, Mark Bryan, Michael Kerbow and Ariel Parkinson; two collagists, John Hundt and Vanessa Woods; and a sculptor, Francisco JimÃ©nez, who comment on history, politics and psychology with both deep feeling and a mordant, absurdist humor.
Artists in Conversation
Saturday, May 20, 4pm
Free for BAC Members / $10 Nonmembers
Join the featured artists along with exhibition curator DeWitt Cheng for a fascinating conversation about left-leaning surrealism and art-making in the Trump era.
4pm to 5pm, Berkeley Art Center Walnut Street
$28 adv / $32 door / $60 three day pass. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States
$15. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com.
8:30pm to 11:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States