Torreya Cummings is a project-based visual artist working with ideas of place and time, particularly around unlearning dominant narratives of the American west. Their methods include research, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, video, drag aesthetics, substitutions, hardware store materials, ambivalence, theater tricks, bad illusions, props, sets, and interpretive sites. For their residency they will be continuing a line of inquiry into the tropes of landscape painting, asking “what is queer landscape?”
Cummings is a Bay Area Fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2021-2023) and has exhibited solo projects at the Oakland Museum of California, Aggregate Space Gallery, and more, and have presented performances with Machine Project, Southern Exposure, and the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, among others. Cummings received an MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts and lives and works in Emeryville, CA.
Residency: October 2023 - January 2024
Art Exhibition: Friday, January 26 & Saturday, January 27 & Saturday, January 30
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