On Thursday December 19th, from 4-6 p.m. there will be an opening reception and celebration of the Museum of Northern California Art's first public art project when an installation piece by Bay Area artist Kari Marboe is unveiled at the entrance to the Veteran's Memorial Hall. Hot cider and cookies will be served, and the artist will be present to speak and answer questions.
With the new piece monca/vmh, artist Kari Marboe explores the transition of the Museum of Northern California Art into the Veterans Memorial Hall as it relates to public memory. Marboe is interested in how a building or artwork can harbor public histories and emotions, and what happens to a site when it's asked to house multiple narratives. This site-specific, text-based vinyl installation will be temporarily placed within twelve of the entrance windows for six months, greeting and introducing passerby to the new museum location while it undergoes renovation.
Kari Marboe received her BFA from California College of the Arts (2008) and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley (2012). Marboe's site-specific, text-based works have lived in spaces such as an exterior wall of the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, across from a memorial fountain in Latham Square, Oakland, CA, on the WaffleShop Billboard in Pittsburgh, PA, and within the air of Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA.
Learn more about the artist here: www.karimarboe.com