Curatorial Projects > Bay Area Currents (2009)

Joan Osato
Chinaka Hodge (from word series), 2009
C-print on matte archival paper

"word: on poets, writers, lyricists and mc’s documents a creative movement of young artists doing cutting edge work in the Bay Area. These artists represent new and exciting writing, a culture shift, and evolving aesthetics in community arts and in literary-based work. The people I have documented in this series span the spectrum of writing genres including oral poetics, literary fiction, and work for stage. Most of the artists depicted in word, I met through my work with Youth Speaks in San Francisco. - Joan Osato

Bay Area Currents 2009

June 23 - July 24, 2009
Pro Arts Gallery
Oakland, CA