Embark Gallery partners with stARTup Art Fair and Parking Lot Art Fair, Bringing Graduate Students to the Conversation

For Immediate Release

Room Service at startup Art Fair and Trunk Show at Parking Lot Art Fair

Image: Marcela Pardo Ariza, Bathroom, 2014. From the series "David, David, David."

Image: Marcela Pardo Ariza, Bathroom, 2014. From the series "David, David, David."

Embark Gallery presents Room Service in room 315 of stARTup Art Fair.

Hotels have memories lurking in every corner. Food, sex, love, loneliness, service, consumption. Embark Gallery presents a collection of current and recently graduated Bay Area MFA students whose work activates the hotel room space and explores these themes. 

Angela Willets, Memory Mattress Minimalism (video still), 2016

Angela Willets, Memory Mattress Minimalism (video still), 2016

Stop by for site-specific installations, live performances and interactive art. Curated by Tania Houtzager and Angelica Jardini.

In addition to exhibiting artworks in room 315, we will also be hosting a panel talk, MASTERS: A Review of Graduate Degrees in the Arts and What Happens Next, on Sunday, May 1st at 1pm.

Moderated by Tania Houtzager and including panelists Alice Combs (artist, MFA, SFAI ‘15), Christopher Nickel (Artist, MFA Art Practice, Stanford ‘15), Michelle Ott (Artist, MFA, UC Berkeley ‘15) and Malena Lopez Maggi (Artist, MFA in Studio Art, Mills 15’), this panel will discuss life immediately after completing a masters degree in the arts. The conversation will address the value of an advanced degree in today’s art world, the prospects and opportunities an MFA creates (or doesn't), and what jobs artists can pursue and secure after graduation. 

This panel represents Embark Gallery's ongoing mission to provide support and professional guidance to local emerging artists.

Exhibiting Artists:

Alice Combs, SFAI

Yvette Dibos, CCA

Daniel Genzel, CCA

Malena Maggi-Lopez, Mills

Michelle Ott, UC Berkeley

Marcela Pardo Ariza, SFAI

Angela Willets, UC Davis

Hours: Friday April 29th, 12-6pm with after party 6-10pm, Saturday April 30th, 12-9pm and Sunday May 1, 12-7pm

Come one, come all, to Embark Gallery’s TRUNK SHOW at the Parking Lot Art Fair in Fort Mason Center.

Indulge in consumer fantasies, revel in thing-ness and support emerging local artists! Artists will display their wares in a flea-market style shopping and art extravaganza. Stop by our spot for original artwork, crafts and ephemera from our talented alumni. You never know what you’ll find in the trunk…

Michelle Ott, Postcard Machine (detail), 2016

Michelle Ott, Postcard Machine (detail), 2016

Featuring Michelle Ott’s infamous “Postcard Machine,” part vending machine, part social experiment, part sketchbook and ongoing art project. 


Elizabeth Bennett, Mills

Becca Hall, CCA

Michelle Ott, UC Berkeley

More artists TBA

Hours: Satuday April 30th, 8am-3pm

For further information, please e-mail info@embarkgallery.com