About the exhibition
After a year of shared, global trauma, in the multiple forms of a pandemic, systemic racism, economic and environmental disaster, and political turmoil, there is a small light at the end of the tunnel. While the future remains precarious and unknown, the works in this exhibition embrace the colors of the rainbow, conveying a sense of hope and optimism. Bright and expressive, these pieces are an antidote to the losses we have endured both individually and together. Their sunniness and cheerfulness raise one's spirits and anticipates the promise of a better tomorrow.
About the selector
Stephanie Hanor is Assistant Dean and Director of the Mills College Art Museum. She received her doctorate degree in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin (2003). Prior to joining the Mills College Art Museum, she was the Senior Curator and Curatorial Department Head at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. At MCASD she curated over 40 exhibitions and projects, including a series of site-specific installations featuring major works by Tara Donovan, Raymond Pettibon, and Nancy Rubins. She also organized major traveling exhibitions, including the retrospective of San Diego painter and film critic Manny Farber, the focus exhibition Jasper Johns: Light Bulb, and an exhibition featuring the Latin American and Latino holdings of the Museum, TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art. At Mills College Art Museum, she oversees an active exhibition program that emphasizes site-specific commissions and supports contemporary women artists, including projects with Sarah Oppenheimer, Karen Kilimnik, Frances Stark, Hung Liu, Diana Al-Hadid, Catherine Wagner, and Maria Elena Gonzalez.