Find Yourself is an art exhibit that ponders the parallels between a revealing phrase in story-telling and a common occurrence while reading: “one finds oneself…” Artist/author Chris Kerr combines endpapers, sentences by various writers, and playful, austere sculptures (using books he unwittingly found himself purchasing a second time) in order to guide viewers in contemplation of how we use statements like “I found myself [doing this]” or “she finds herself [thinking that].” Come experience this ideal setting to consider what you find yourself doing, thinking, saying, reading. Find Yourself is a tool for personal attention and a toy for transpersonal awareness.
Chris Kerr is an artist, teacher, and writer who focuses on the ways various art forms reach for each other and help us become more whole. He has organized events that bridge artistic disciplines for the Berkeley Art Museum, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, and the Roxie Theater and curated an experimental film festival for Postcrypt Art Gallery. His artwork can be viewed throughout Projector (www.projectormagazine.com), the journal of creative responses to film he founded and edited. Chris also edited In Process: Andrew Schoultz for the Monterey Museum of Art. His poems and stories have appeared in Eleven Eleven, The New Review of Literature, Sugar Mule, and Work, and he’s performed his writing for Aggregate Space Gallery and Art & Music in the Gardens at Lake Merritt. He has written a chapbook of poetic dares with artist Colter Jacobsen titled Round Weather/O Ether as well as an unpublished novel called The Sound of Her Voice. Chris heads the School of Literary Arts at Oakland School for the Arts.