Y2Y Gallery Highlight: Sasha Petrenko

We are glad to welcome back the two artists that brought During her recent alumni visit to the Staging Space features new models relating to Sasha’s upcoming 2011 exhibitions in New York and San Francisco. In August, she will present a large-scale installation at The Lab, featuring a performance dance piece based on the patterns of sound and movement inherent in the manufacturing process. Performed by student dancers, the piece will illuminate the grace and movement of everyday activities and physical work. Sasha imagines the models and sculptures of Staging Space as parts of a set on which such a performance might take place.Sasha has a B.A. from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Fine Arts in Sculpture from Mills College. She is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and Diablo Valley College where she teaches drawing and sculpture. Her works have been exhibited at the San Jose Museum of Art, Southern Exposure, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Sasha has been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Kala Art Institute, the Watermill Center for Performance, NY and The Lab, SF.We hope to see you May 12, 2011 from 6-8pm to witness the work of Sasha Petrenko, Kathryn Kenworth and Tracey Snelling in Staging Space at Y2Y Gallery.

For further reading, see:

Staging Space Press Release

Sasha Petrenko’s Website

Pieces of Youtopia


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