DAVID BROWER CENTER, Berkeley, CA
Since 2010, Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors has served as Curator for the David Brower Center’s Hazel Wolf Gallery. This nonprofit institution in a LEED Platinum building at the base of the UC Berkeley campus houses numerous environmental and social activist organizations. The Center’s innovative exhibition program focuses on contemporary work at the intersection of art and activism, with particular emphasis on the environment. CC/AA has assisted in developing exhibition programs and individual exhibition concepts; handling artist communication; managing the selection, receipt, layout, and labeling of artworks; creating exhibition loan agreements; overseeing installations; completing condition reports; leading the jury process for regional artist exhibitions; and writing exhibition didactics.
Annual juried exhibitions feature some of the Bay Area’s most exciting local talent. (Shown above is work by Donna Anderson Kam in the Reimagining Progress exhibition.)
An annual award exhibition highlights artists of international acclaim, including such luminaries as Edward Burtynsky, Chris Jordan, Maya Lin, David Liittschwager, and Richard Misrach (shown to the right).
In order to work within the gallery space, which is both architecturally beautiful and challenging due to its numerous physical and programmatic restrictions, CC/AA has helped devise a variety of unique installation solutions. (Below: books by Edward Burtynsky. Right: installation of Maya Lin’s sculpture.)
On behalf of the David Brower Center, CC/AA has worked with major institutions and collectors to acquire works on loan for exhibitions such as those by Maya Lin (shown to the left) and Edward Burtynsky (shown below).
Solo and two-person exhibitions have celebrated regional artists of national acclaim, sometimes featuring artworks created specifically for the exhibition. These have included artists such as Lisa Blatt and Christina Sealy, Douglas Gayeton, Isabella Kirkland and Jeff Long, Daniel McCormick, and Amy Franceschini and Fernando Garcia-Dory (shown to the left.)
The David Brower Center also features traveling exhibitions organized by museums and other institutions. For these, CC/AA assists in logistics, art selection and layout, installation, condition reports, and customized didactics, helping to successfully adapt exhibitions for optimal presentation for the space and for the Center’s audience. (Right: works by Spencer Tunick and Helen and Newton Harrison in the Vanishing Ice exhibition organized by the Whatcom Museum.)