Oakland Art Murmur Musings – January 7, 2011

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Every first Friday, a community of artists, gallery owners, musicians, and art lovers (even from San Francisco) gather around the Telegraph and West Grand streets to, not just see art but, experience art as well. One of my favorite galleries, Johansson Projects was showing clever artist, Jennie Ottinger. Unfortunately, the last night to see her work was last night. It was a very fortunate and pleasant surprise to catch her show! Her work is a combination of wit, re-storytelling, and painting. Interestingly, the ability to participate in the exhibition (opening and closing the books to read her versions in book report fashion) made it all the more engaging.

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Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos is a writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research areas and interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, networked culture, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is currently the managing editor for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Public Art Dialogue. She has lectured and spoken at the De Young museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” has been published to The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture in 2016. She serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center, and teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Art and New Media department.

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