Jeannette Powell Art Center
1071 W. Mendocino Ave
Stockton, California 95211
Location: Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific
1071 W Mendocino Ave
Stockton, CA 952011
Queer Artist Explores Gender Identity Through the Past, Present and Cats
Artist K Pontuti (they/them) is premiering a multimedia body of work in the show PRAY AND BE THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING, opening at the University of Pacific’s Reynold’s Gallery in Stockton, CA on September 6th.
The show explores gender identity, bodily autonomy, and Trans rights through works spanning three decades, including sketches, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and murals. The work uses absurdist humor to present difficult ideas and experiences surrounding Pontuti’s own recent transition and the general state of gender/sexuality discourse.
Pen and paper sketches from Pontuti’s punk rock San Francisco bike messenger days juxtapose with neon-colored and psychedelic large format pieces from the past two years, creating a cacophonous experience for attendees looking for hope, happiness, and the possibilities that change and transitions can bring.
PRAY AND BE THANKFUL FOR ANYTHING runs from September 6th - October 21st and is open to the public Monday - Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm. The public is invited to attend an opening reception on September 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm for an artist’s talk and small bites and refreshments.