APRIL FILM SCREENING + Q & A with Filmmakers: Saturday, April 15, 2-6PM MAY FILM SCREENING: Thursday, May 18, 6-9 PM
Vessel Gallery presents “Which ID?”, a screening of Asian American Films. Vessel Gallery is delighted to present Which ID?, a film screening accompanying Excuse Me, Can I Have Your ID?. This series of films curated by Jasmine Lee Ehrhardt includes five Asian American filmmakers whose work spans issues of immigration, incarceration, interpersonal relationships, gender and gender expression, imperialism, and national identities.
Hard-Boiled Mask and the Art of Blossoming by Rose Chang is a short narrative film in which October floats through her day-to-day life in constant self-reflection and contemplation of her Asian, American, Asian American identities as a woman.
Gender Fucking by Maricar Camaya is an experimental film that plays with gender, gender presentation, non-binary identities, and imperialism through abstracted images and voiceover on 16 millimeter film.
Distance Between by R.J. Lozada, a short personal documentary, untangles and re-tangles genetic and emotional connections between fathers and sons. The film speaks to the child that will be born out of Lozada’s sperm donation while exploring his relationship to his own father.
1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim by Studio Revolt is an experimental and spoken word music video that details the hate crimes against the Muslim community in America. Featuring the work of artist Anida Yoeu Ali and filmmaker Masahiro Sugano, this film intervenes into our perceptions of Muslims and the Muslim community.
Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story by Ben Wang is a documentary about the life and work of Eddy Zheng – prisoner, immigrant, activist, son – and his life journey. Winner of the Audience Award at CAAMFest 2016, Breathin’ shatters the model minority myth and expands our notions of what it means to “live freely.”
APRIL FILM SCREENING + Q & A with Filmmakers: Saturday, April 15, 2PM MAY FILM SCREENING: Thursday, May 18, 6-9 PM
LOVERS FOR CYRUS TILTON: an ongoing campaign
Many have come to know Cyrus Tilton’s fascinating, superbly crafted sculpture and drawings through Vessel Gallery. Cyrus was recently diagnosed with stage-four esophageal cancer. If Cyrus' work has left an impression, inspired you to connect, or made you ponder ideas about beauty and mystery – here’s a chance to thank him for enriching your life, and ensure the legacy of his artwork.
The Lovers for Cyrus Tilton campaign is reaching out to all who love and value the power of visual arts, and who appreciate Tilton’s work and its thematic values connecting humanity to the environment, to join in philanthropic support.
Collectors, art enthusiasts, and community members have frequently expressed the wish that Lovers find a permanent home. We have done just this! We are excited to announce The Crocker Art Museum has warmly accepted Cyrus Tilton's LOVERS into their permanent collection. The Crocker will unveil the work with a solo exhibition of Tilton's The Cycle scheduled August-November 2018!
Art Ltd. Magazine, January 2017 - "Chief curator Scott Shields of THE CROCKER ART MUSEUM in Sacramento announced Cyrus Tilton has won the 2016 John S. Knudsen Prize." Read more >
We’re asking for your help in completing this dream come true. Please consider gifting a donation / pledge towards completing the purchase of Lovers so that the Crocker Art Museum can exhibit, share, and loan it, and it may be pondered and enjoyed for years to come.
In 2012, The Cycle filled all of Vessel Gallery with a series of works inspired by the life cycle and behavior of insects that, when looked at through the lens Tilton created, came to seem all too human. We peered into Potentials, a series of wall-mounted sculptures that rendered chunks of earth in cross-section, revealing nested clusters of locust eggs. We walked through a swarm of hundreds of carefully fashioned Individuals, a stunning, immersive, kinetic and sonic installation. Finally, we stepped gingerly around the awesome Lovers, a pair of human-scale mating locusts. Lovers has since been installed in several locations and seen in multiple exhibitions. Those who saw it were mesmerized by The Cycle, especially Lovers.
Will you help? If your connection is personal, please join us, share, and tell others. If you have a professional connection, we ask your support thru aligning industries, corporations, and institutions to support the Lovers for Cyrus Tilton campaign. Contact us with your support. And be sure to come by Vessel before January 26, 2017, to see Lovers—they’re still getting it on.
Please contribute towards Lovers being placed into the Crocker Art Museum's permanent collection, by making a gift of donation here. Gifts of of all sizes are deeply appreciated and will collectively contribute to this immeasurable heartfelt and meaningful placement. Alternately, checks may be made out to Vessel Gallery, with memo "Lovers for Cyrus Tilton" and mailed to Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612