A Space for Looking is a Space for Listening

/ Opening @ 7:00pm

January 22nd – February 27th
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 12-5pm

In Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon’s sculptures, fabric, foam, wood, plastic, extruded aluminum and clay act as support structures for the primary material: sound. Employing these various components for their acoustical properties as much as for their visual or structural properties, Gordon’s work positions sound as a material that is every bit as physical as the visual elements in her work. In constructing these objects that variously diffuse, reflect and absorb sound waves, Gordon’s work facilitates an intimate, tactile experience that explores the relationship of the human body to an acoustic environment.

Exhibition Brochure & Catalogue Essay (PDF)

 Artist Biography:

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation, sculpture and performance. Her work is devised around audio and spatial feedback systems that manipulate the visitor’s awareness of sound and space. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2004) and an MFA from Stanford University (2011) where her research focused on the history of communications technology and the physiological and psychophysical effects of music and sound on the body. Gordon has had solo shows at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2014, San Francisco), Pro Arts Gallery (2013, Oakland) and Queens Nails (2009, San Francisco). Gordon has received a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, a Center for Cultural Innovation Grant (2011, 2014) and a San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant (2009). She has participated in artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Drawing and Painting (2011), The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (2014), Djerassi (2013) and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2008). Since 2006, Gordon has been a member of the female music and performance collective, 0th, whose performances include venues such as The Berkeley Art Museum (2011), The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (2011), Southern Exposure (2010) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2014).