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Conversation with a Curator: Angie Rizzo on Ciel Bergman

Saturday, February 10 // 2-3:30pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Explore the curatorial process, themes, and issues in the exhibition with a walkthrough of Ciel Bergman: The Linens with Exhibition Curator, Angie Rizzo. 

The Linens is a series of 48 acrylic paintings on unstretched Belgian linen made between the years of 1970 - 77 by Ciel Bergman. The series ranges from a starkly minimal aesthetic that defines the Spiritual Guide Map portion, to bold, graphic colors and vague abstractions to representations that explore ideas of philosophy, sexuality, and physicality. This exhibition features a selection of the series - more than have ever been shown together at one time - and the foundations of a prolific and inspired artist.

Angie Rizzo is a Curator and Arts Administrator based in Santa Fe, NM. Most recently she was Curator at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe where she curated up to twelve exhibitions annually in a 6,000 ft gallery space. During her time there she participated as a juror for several Call for Entries for other art organizations, moderated panel discussions and lectures, and worked with hundreds of artists. She was Curator for A Very Long Line by Postcommodity, a video piece that was included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial in New York, NY.

in 2012, she co-founded the art space SuperLow Gallery in San Francisco, CA that exhibited regional artists and hosted a variety of public programs such as poetry readings, lectures, and music performances. She studied Photography and Media at the California Institute of Arts and upon graduating, received the Gelman Foundation Travel Grant that funded a photographic research project in Romania and Turkey.

She is primarily interested in supporting the work of artists making 2D and photo-media based work.

Image: Two Lips for Prose by Ciel Bergman