Smooth Muscle Collective goes to Oakland

Smooth Muscle is pleased to present their debut curatorial project entitled, Smooth Muscle, in conjunction with White Haus project space. Smooth Muscle is a celebration of the strength of vulnerability. The artwork in this show explores the visceral magic of being a person in the current backdrop of binary tensions within the feminine experience. Women inhabit a complicated and often contradictory role in our society - expected to exude tenderness and delicacy, while also being pillars of strength in communities and families. Smooth Muscle explores those dualities through artwork that comments on the personal experiences of an intrepid group of woman. Ritual, pleasure, friendship, play, nature, scholarship, history, and experimentation are all significant themes represented in this exhibition; which develop dynamic orientations to domestic, political, and physical orbits of the female experience. Smooth Muscle approaches curating as an extension of social connection; an assemblage that celebrates the power of diverse aesthetic voices, rather the illusion of a homogeneous chorus. We seek to weave together a community that crosses experiential and geographic borders.

 

Artists include: Olympia Altimir, Kaja Cxzy Andersen, Betty Bailey, Brandy Bajalia, Sarah Dineen, Sharona Eliassaf, Fiorella Gonzales, Sarah Grass, Kyla Hansen, Caiti Hawkins, Sarah Johansen, Ragnheidur Karadottir, Mia Loeb, Victoria Manganiello, Jennifer McDermott, Julia McGinnley, Andrea McGinty, Molly Nadav, Marilyn Narota, Nadia Haji Omar, Summer Orr, Dominique Palladino, Sophie Parker, Omar Alan Pierce, Shay Rainy, Ellen Robin, Austin Soldner, Sadie Starnes, Sarah Stracke, KC Tidemand, Ashley Westwood

 

Opening night performance by: Queen Yoni and friends

 

Vibes provided by DJ Solcycle

 

Curated by Dominique Palladino, Sophie Parker and KC Tidemand