What does it mean to make a ritual object? What does it mean to make a queer ritual object? How might personal experience mold the interpretation and use of ritual objects? Explore those questions with artist Nicki Green (Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational) and scholar Merissa Nathan Gerson. Following the talk will be a make-your-own-ritual-objects workshop led by Nicki Green.
Merissa Nathan Gerson is a freelance writer and educator. She was the intergenerational trauma consultant to Amazon's hit show, Transparent and has writing featured in The New York Times, Playboy Magazine, The Atlantic, Tablet, Lilith, and many others. She teaches about sex and religion and the inheritance of trauma and memory nationwide.
Nicki Green is a transdisciplinary artist based in San Francisco whose work focuses on craft processes and explores topics of historic preservation, ornamentation and queer and Jewish community dynamics. Originally from New England, she received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009 and is a current MFA Candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. She has exhibited her work nationally, notably at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. She is represented by [ 2nd floor projects ] San Francisco.