• Joe Overstreet: Untitled, 1971; watercolor on paper; BAMPFA collection, purchased with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Priyanka D’Souza

Gallery + Studio: Shifting Shapes and Surfaces

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Workshop led by

    Priyanka D’Souza is a visual artist, writer, and poet from Mumbai who works with crip time and protest and the concept of the ajai’b (wondrous/strange), particularly as applied to borderlands and anomalous bodies. She is one half of the artist duo Resting Museum, with Shreyasi Pathak. D’Souza is in the 2025 graduating class of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts Program.

This two-part workshop integrates an interactive gallery tour with a related art project.

What Has Been and What Could Be features vibrant paintings in which shapes and surfaces interact in dynamic ways. Joe Overstreet’s untitled watercolor sets the stage with strong geometric elements drawn from both African and modern American art, while more organic shapes seem to float and swim in oil paintings by Gordon Onslow Ford and Lee Mullican. All three paintings are infused with surface markings that add excitement.

Inspired by these artworks, we explore sponge, splatter, and other mark-making techniques to create exciting variations on painted surfaces.

Event Accessibility

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