Pictured: gallery view of Making in Between: Queer Clay; work by Ramekon O’Arwisters, foreground.

Queer Clay Artists in Conversation

Saturday, July 15 2023 • 12:00–1:00 PM • In Person • free w/museum admission

Join us for a panel discussion with Nicki Green and Tamara Santibañez, two of the talented artists behind our current exhibition Making in Between: Queer Clay.

Gain firsthand insights about how the inspiration, concept, and process works for these creative individuals. This panel of Queer Clay artists will dive into the cultural and social contexts that have shaped their artistic process. Artists will be joined by exhibition curators Beth Ann Gerstein and Pam Aliaga, who will offer insight into the exhibition concept and curatorial process. 

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session, where you’ll have the opportunity to pose your own questions to the artists and curators. Get to ask the artists or curators those burning questions.

The panel is free with museum admission, which can be purchased at the RSVP link below or at the door; reservations are preferred, and seating is limited. 

The panelists:

Nicki Green

Nicki Green (she/her) is a transdisciplinary artist working primarily in clay. Her sculptures, ritual objects and various flat works explore topics of history preservation, conceptual ornamentation and aesthetics of otherness. Often constructing heavily ornamented painted glaze surfaces and experimental, organic building techniques, Green explores material and object integrity by utilizing transness as a lens with which to look at the world.

Tamara Santibañez

Tamara Santibañez (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and oral historian living and working in Brooklyn. Their work is rooted in storytelling and the visual language of identity construction, exploring subcultural semiotics and the meanings we make from bodily adornment. Enlisting inanimate objects as stand-ins for human figures and relationships, Santibañez emphasizes the undulating exchange between power and vulnerability, otherness and assimilation, access and complicity.  They approach the body as a site for archiving and accessing personal and collective narratives and view tattooing as a political intervention. As a queer and trans artist, their practice memorializes the language and resistance strategies used by “othered” populations to build alternative worlds.

Event RSVP

Your Artists in Conversation ticket includes museum admission. AMOCA is open 11AM-4PM on Saturday, July 15. RSVP using the form below (it may take a moment to load). If you prefer, you may also purchase your admission at the door or by calling (909) 865-3146.

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