March 15 –
May 12, 2018
Artwork for Bedrooms
Curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2018

Featuring works by Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Cain, Ajit Chauhan, Veronica DeJesus, Colter Jacobsen, Sahar Khoury, Alicia McCarthy, and Will Rogan.

Opening reception: Thursday March 15, 6:30–8:30 pm

7pm: Musical performance by The Dirty Ditches

Artwork for Bedrooms tells the story of eight artists living in San Francisco 2000–08, a period that until now has been framed by the Mission School, artists known for sprawling assemblages that took inspiration from graffiti culture. Artwork for Bedrooms draws a parallel narrative from the same moment of young artists who were similarly invested in “poor” materials, but who put them to work in more abstract, fragile, or conceptual ways.

An exhibition catalogue, featuring extensive interviews with the artists and other members of the art community in San Francisco between 2000 and 2008, is available here.

Artwork for Bedrooms is curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2018 Maddie Klett, Zhaoyu Lin, MK Meador, Cristiane Ulson Quercia, Rosa Tyhurst, and Qinyue Xu.

Colter Jacobsen. "Waterfall Mask", 2000. Courtesy the artist.
Colter Jacobsen. "Waterfall Mask", 2000. Courtesy the artist.
Tauba Auerbach. "The Whole Alphabet From the Center Out, Digital V", 2005. Courtesy the artist.
Tauba Auerbach. "The Whole Alphabet From the Center Out, Digital V", 2005. Courtesy the artist.
Veronica DeJesus. "Personal Miracles", 2005-2007. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Ian Issitt
Veronica DeJesus. "Personal Miracles", 2005-2007. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Ian Issitt
Sahar Khoury. Untitled (Kinds Hotel Burns Down) (front), 2003. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Zhengdong Yesahar
Sahar Khoury. Untitled (Kinds Hotel Burns Down) (front), 2003. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Zhengdong Yesahar
Sarah Cain. "rock of good will", 2005. Courtesy the artist.
Sarah Cain. "rock of good will", 2005. Courtesy the artist.
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Alicia McCarthy, “Untitled,” 2003/2018; installation view, Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Alicia McCarthy, “Untitled,” 2003/2018; installation view, Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Colter Jacobsen, "Sarah’s bookshelf," 2000; installation view, Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; Wattis Institute. Private collection. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Colter Jacobsen, "Sarah’s bookshelf," 2000; installation view, Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; Wattis Institute. Private collection. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Veronica DeJesus, "Personal Miracles,” 2005-2007; installation view, Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Veronica DeJesus, "Personal Miracles,” 2005-2007; installation view, Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Tauba Auerbach, "The Whole Alphabet (detail),” 2005;  Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Russell Brown and James Corcoran Gallery. Photo: Phillip Maisel
Tauba Auerbach, "The Whole Alphabet (detail),” 2005; Artwork for Bedrooms, 2018; Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Russell Brown and James Corcoran Gallery. Photo: Phillip Maisel