The Revolution will be DIY
March 20 - April 13, 2018
Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Revolution Will Be DIY, an interactive exhibition and event series that begins on March 20 and concludes on April 13, 2018. Through the run of the show the gallery will host art installations, collaborative projects, and performances by campus and community artists that empower change through creative action. All events are free and open to the entire campus and community.
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself," observed artist Andy Warhol. The do-it-yourself message could not be more relevant to current social conversations. Do-it-yourself connects the intersecting social justice topics of the show and supports the university's current Sustainability theme of "Intertwined." Materials from the Holt-Atherton archives frame the history of Pacific campus activism from the civil rights era to the present including letters from the Black Student Caucus and a DeltaFusion puppet.
Community artist Garrett Daniells' installation Desert Cornucopia addresses food insecurity in the area. Art activist and Stockton native Ryan Camero and Pacific student Carmen Cobian will co-create a migration themed mural called Borderlands. Local artisan and 'glitter punk weaver' Shannon Spohn will lead a community weaving workshop and the owners of Stockton Rags will demonstrate their screen-printing process and encourage local business startups. Jazmine Munoz from Sustaining Pacific leads an art workshop on Endangered Animals. The Singing Hands Student Collective will demonstrate their cooperative project with Chinese artisans. Risa Fujishige, alumna and artist leads a Social Fabric Clothesline Project and exhibition organizer Lisa Cooperman hosts afternoons for participants to Stich & Bitch. Drop-in interactive projects are ongoing and open to all.
Punk rock epitomizes the do-it-yourself ethos. Chad Sengstock's photographs from greater California's punk shows are featured in the exhibition along with images from the Stockton music scene by Hanna Thrasher and Jacob Porta. The exhibition concludes with a free, all-ages show of punk and metal bands NDN Giver, Cheap Shoes, Knee Deep, and xMalcolmx. Visitors who bring a non-perishable food or hygiene product for the Desert Cornucopia installation will get a special coupon for the E.A.T.s food truck which will be on site for the show.
The project has been made possible by our community collaborators Goodstock Productions. It is also supported by the Department of Art & Graphic Design, General Education, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, Pacific Arts and Lectures Committee, Pacific Music Management Club, Pacific Student Art Club, Sustaining Pacific, Thomas J. Long Foundation, Title IX, and the Women's Resource Center.
University of the Pacific and Cooperman, Lisa, "The Revolution will be DIY" (2018). Reynolds Gallery Exhibits Archive. 72.