Val Britton

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The Shape of Change

April 10 - 14, 2018 

1275 Minnesota Street / Atrium, San Francisco, California

In honor of Equal Pay Day 2018, Gallery Wendi Norris has partnered with Hired, a job marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies, to present a curated project that will foster creative problem solving and dialogue around wage inequality.

The Shape of Change presents a commissioned body of work by artist Val Britton, curated in direct response to Hired’s 2018 Women, Work, and the State of Wage Inequality Report, which calculates current trends in tech salaries, particularly highlighting the wage gap between men and women in the field, as well as gaps across race, sexuality and age.

The installation will transform the atrium with two mixed media paintings on paper and a sculptural installation made up of cut paper and string. The work stems from Britton’s interpretation of the statistical analyses which become transmuted into visual elements, i.e. shapes, forms, and colors. She extracts ratios and statistics from the report to be converted into concrete masses. These abstract, geometric visual elements are imbued with Hired’s report data, yet remain open for audiences to explore a multitude of potential meanings.

Britton creates a material representation of the state of wage inequality to be corporeally understood and acknowledged. Her work allows the data to take shape and occupy space, engaging the viewer’s visceral response in hopes of changing the way we move through our current socio-economic environment.

Val Britton is a charter resident of the Artist Studio Program at Minnesota Street Project.

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ART DUBAI 2018

Gallery Hall 2 | Booth D9 March 21-24, 2018

Gallery Wendi Norris returns to Art Dubai and will present a curated exhibition titled Wanderlust featuring rare 1970s folded paintings by Peter Young, new photographic abstractions by Yamini Nayar, and a site-specific suspended sculpture by Val Britton. Together, the installation explores the mysterious notions found in places unknown or unattainable.

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Art Dubai - Building 7
Dubai Design District (d3)
PO Box 72645, Dubai, UAE
T +971 4 563 1400

GROUP HANG Public Exhibition of New Work by FB AIRs

Facebook's Artist in Residence Program (FB AIR) is pleased to announce its first major public exhibition, *Group Hang.* The show will take place at The Lab, a nonprofit art space located in San Francisco's Mission District, and will be open to members of the public of all ages.

*Group Hang* marks the fifth anniversary of the founding of the FB AIR program, and features new work by 50 artists who have since completed site-specific installations and/or special projects at Facebook's corporate headquarters in Menlo Park. *Group Hang* will launch with a public opening reception on Saturday, August 19 and will be on view through Saturday, September 16, with opening hours from Weds–Sun, 12–7PM.

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Detritus

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street, San Jose, California

Exhibition: June 25 - September 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25th, 2-4pm

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Headlands Center for the Arts 2017 Benefit Art Auction

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
VIP Preview 5:30PM
General Admission 6:30PM

Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason
Center for Arts & Culture
2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

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Seeking Civilization: Art and Cartography

Gallery Wendi Norris
161 Jessie Street, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition: March 23 - May 6, 2017
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Val Britton: Navigator

Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Exhibition: August 22 - September 16, 2016
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Indestructible Wonder

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
Exhibition: August 18, 2016 - January 29, 2017
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Transmissions

Gallery Wendi Norris
161 Jessie Street, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition: April 28 - July 5, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 28th, 6-8pm
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Made in Paint

Golden Artist Colors
188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY
Exhibition: April 9 - August 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9th, 4:30-6:30pm
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