May 9: Critical Laughs in Napa

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KATE RHOADES, REQUIRED SKIMMING (BASED ON FORGETTING THE ART WORLD BY PAMELA M. LEE), 2014. VIDEO STILL. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.
  • Kate Rhoades, Required Skimming (based on Forgetting the Art World by Pamela M. Lee), 2014. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.

We live in absurd times. Faced with increasingly dire political and social circumstances, sometime the only thing you can do is laugh. This week, di Rosa gallery presents ‘Tongue-in-Cheek,’ an exhibit that shows a variety of artists who use humor to express themselves. Favoring laughter as a critical tool, these works include paintings, sculpture, video and even performance art from a new generation of largely Bay Area–based artists like Tammy Rae Carland of the California College of the Arts and Bessma Khalaf, born in Iraq and now living in Oakland. “Tongue-in-Cheek” opens with a reception on Saturday, May 9, and runs through July 19 at di Rosa, 5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa. 6pm. 707.226.5991. 

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