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PLAySPACE Projects, CCA's graduate student-run exhibition program, is pleased to present Like Ravens, an exhibition of work by artists Keegan Luttrell and Susanna Corcoran, curated by Curatorial Practice graduate student, Roula Seikaly, at Triple Base Gallery's Ellipsis Space.
In Norse mythology, the ravens Huginn and Muninn embodied thought and memory. Each day, they flew around the world in search of information to bring back to the god Odin. Birds in flight -- unbound by limitation, yet earthly -- are a fitting metaphor for the work of featured artists Keegan Luttrell and Susanna Corcoran, both of whom consider the formative process of thoughts and memories.
Luttrell explores how memory and emotion may be given form. The artist recalls instances from her childhood to create a framework for considering memories and their elusive link to the past. Her installations, often situated in intimate spaces, draw attention to the process by which memory is formed. She is currently completing her MFA at Mills College. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 and recently participated in a six-month residency and solo exhibition at the Emporium Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her work has been presented in galleries in Brooklyn, Austin, Baltimore, and Aix en Provence, France.
Corcoran takes clouds as the subject through which she considers the formation of thought. Her photographs offer the viewer a moment to consider the fruits of the conscious mind’s work and their origin. Corcoran works in photography, installation, and writing. She earned a BA in literary nonfiction writing and photography from Hampshire College in 1996, and is currently completing her MFA in studio art at Mills College. This is her second two-person show in the Bay Area, and her writing has appeared in international publications, including Salon.com and Lost at E-Minor.
PLAySPACE, the Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present exhibition programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented towards, the academic community.