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Art Reception: "Wave Motion" by Candace Gaudiani September 15, 2022 (05:30 PM PDT - 07:30 PM PDT)
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Location: SLMath: Commons Room

Candace Gaudiani - Wave Motion (Closing Reception)

Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 5:30-7:30pm Pacific Time

Address: MSRI, 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 (Google Maps)
(See below for parking & transit details.)

Free and open to the public. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry, including booster where applicable. Masks required at all times indoors. Outdoor reception on 2nd floor balcony. Registration is not required for this event.

Visitors: This exhibit is closed to the public except during this special event. We regret that we cannot accomodate requests for access outside of this event. 

Over the course of several years, Candace Gaudiani has made videos of bodies of water in Colorado, California, and Mexico. She has recorded the same bodies of water in different seasons, times of day, with varied wind, water, and weather conditions. The videos take us into peaceful and meditative territories. The still images taken from the videos ask us to question what we are looking at and how it is that the play of light, wind, and water can manifest in vastly different abstract images from the same places.

The invisible becomes visible as the videos mesmerize and the stills address the notion of our limited “seeing” as they reveal mysterious, abstract characters and faces from the videos – an antediluvian simplicity.

We are all composed of water, and this universal ingredient sets the stage for our shared visceral experience.

Candace Gaudiani was born in Boston and grew up in Wisconsin and Maine. She holds a B.A., cum laude, in English Literature, and an MBA from Harvard University. Gaudiani studied fine art and portraiture at University of California, Berkeley, and print-making with the print maker for the late Eugene Smith. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.

Gaudiani's narrative work with people explores what lies beneath the public face. More recently, she has pictured America through train windows, considering - What is "home"? How do our memories and the speed at which we move through life shape us? From what do we derive our identity? Can we ever see clearly where we have been and what we have become? Can we ever understand "place" or "each other"?

Her works are held in numerous collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; The Prentice and Paul Collection/Sack Photographic Trust; Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States; the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection; The Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities, Austin, Texas; Ryerson University, Toronto; and private collections. Her work is exhibited widely in the United States and Europe.



MSRI / SLMath: Event Access and Parking
17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Parking information - Campus shuttle bus information

Paid parking (50 cents/hour, via credit card only) is available in the Space Science Laboratory (SSL) lots via PayByPhone smartphone app, website, or phone - please follow instructions on signage. The lot number is 9477. You may pre-register to save time upon arriving, and this app is used throughout campus for future events. You will need your license plate information in order to register your vehicle. 

** Please note a change in parking since previous events: the MSRI Only free parking lot off Centennial Drive is not available for parking after 5pm if the lot gate is closed.

A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available first-come, first-served at the MSRI/SLMath building entrance.

UC Berkeley's Hill Shuttle operates on campus from Evans Hall / Mining Circle to the Space Science Laboratory twice per hour. Non-UC Berkeley or MSRI ID holders can ride for $1/trip, payable via cash only. The final shuttle of the evening departs MSRI at 7:15 PM. (View shuttle schedule) This shuttle drops off at the top of the MSRI driveway and riders will need to walk down the inclined driveway to reach the building.

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