SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery at Cuesta College starting on March 7 will be home to an art exhibit entitled “We are Younger Now” by Cal Poly faculty member Elizabeth Folk.
“We are Younger Now” investigates themes of privilege and power by attempting to defamiliarize modern design and visual images. The exhibition features sculpture, video, a performative marine vessel, home décor, and landscape design.
“Most recently, my research is focused on the resurgence of public shaming in social media and the resultant democratization of justice,” said Folk. “Internet ‘takedown culture,’ the discourse of controversy, as well as the Truth and Reconciliation movement and other modalities of conflict resolution applied to conflicts where much of the interface is social media. My recent gallery works take the form of large-scale interactive installations, object-based video installations, games, collaborations with community members, workshops, and brown bag meetings.”
Elizabeth Folk’s creative practice is situated in sculpture and time-based media with empathy and social justice as the main points of emphasis. Folk earned her bachelor’s from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her master’s from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Cal Poly. Find out more about the artist at www.elizabethfolk.com.
“We are Younger Now” will run through April 5. An opening reception will take place March 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with an Artist Talk at 5:30 p.m. in room 6304.
The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is located in room 7170 on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo campus. For a full schedule of exhibits for the Spring 2019 semester, visit the gallery website. Call the gallery at 805-546-3202 or email [email protected], for hours of operation and additional information.