BERKELEY ART CENTER
1275 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Images available upon request:
Ann Trinca, Gallery Director
Wonder Women: Local Treasures opens May 26 at BAC
Curated by George Krevsky and featuring work by Helen Berggruen, Kay Bradner, Stacey
Carter, Dana DeKalb, Lisa Esherick, Robbin Henderson, Naomie Kremer, Diana Krevsky,
Tabitha Soren, Jan Wurm and special guest Michele Pred
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 26, 6 - 8pm. On view May 26 - Extended through July 8th
Stimulated by the explosion of media attention to feminist action and the confluence of pop
culture, the impact of Wonder Woman has new significance in our day and age. In the art world,
women continue fighting for recognition and representation while simultaneously creating some
of their most potent and influential work of all time.
With this exhibition, curator George Krevsky has gathered a group of ten women artists who
have impacted society with their ability to blend paint, canvas, paper, technology and talent, to
produce a body of work that documents and reflects the world we live in.
Helen Berggruen, Kay Bradner, Stacey Carter Dana DeKalb, Lisa Esherick, Robbin Henderson,
Naomi Kramer, Diana Krevsky, Tabitha Soren and Jan Wurm have all been involved with the
Berkeley Art Center over the past five decades, and therefore we dub them our "Local
Treasures". Sometimes political, often lyrical and surreal, these artists balance their personal
and professional lives with the needs of their communities.
Artist Michele Pred will be contributing a commissioned work in her series titled Power of the
Purse which she states "is rooted in my formative years growing up in Berkeley, California
during the 70's, where I was exposed to the women's movement."
About the curator
George Krevsky has been in the art business in San Francisco since 1978, as owner of George
Krevsky Gallery in Union Square from 1992-2014 and now as an art dealer, appraiser, and
curator. He's been a member of the San Francisco Art Dealer's Association since 1996. Krevsky
represents 20th and 21st century American art in the figurative tradition and a number of
Northern California contemporary artists.
ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
Free for BAC Members, $10 Nonmembers
Thursday, June 7 at 6pm:
Kay Bradner, Robbin Henderson, Naomie Kremer, Tabitha Soren and Jan Wurm
Thursday, June 28 at 6pm:
Helen Berggruen, Stacey Carter, Dana DeKalb, Lisa Esherick, Diana Krevsky
ARTS IN ACTION: REPRESENT
Saturday, June 16, 4 - 6pm
Dancers in Residence, Sarah Bush Dance Project will create short works inspired by the
themes, artworks, and the arrangement of BAC's Wonder Women exhibition.
About Berkeley Art Center
Designed by Robert Ratcliff Architects in 1967, the Berkeley Art Center was built by the Rotary Club as a gift to the City of Berkeley. Ever since, BAC has been a cutting-edge art gallery, presenting the work of talented local and regional artists in many media, expressing diverse points of view. Over the past five decades we have presented exhibitions that reflect and shape what is happening now. We still seek to inspire positive cultural change by nurturing artists and encouraging our community to participate in creative express