Talk

50 Artists: Jenifer K. Wofford on Wayne Thiebaud

Related Exhibition Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art, Part of 50 Artists

Friday, January 20, 2017, noon

Floor 5, Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art

This event has come and gone.

Photo: courtesy the speaker

The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, Jenifer K. Wofford explores the work of acclaimed Bay Area artist Wayne Thiebaud.

Wofford is a San Francisco artist and educator whose work plays with notions of hybridity, authenticity, and global culture, often with a humorous bent. She is also one-third of the Filipina-American artist trio Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. Wofford’s projects have been presented locally at the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Minnesota Street Project, and further afield at DePaul Museum in Chicago, Silverlens in Manila, and Osage in Hong Kong. Wofford received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from UC Berkeley.

50 Artists: Jenifer K. Wofford on Wayne Thiebaud

Jenifer K. Wofford was originally scheduled to deliver a 50 Artists gallery talk on Wayne Thiebaud's Student (1968) on Friday, January 20, 2017. She recently informed SFMOMA that, given the political events of the day, she would like to share a written statement instead. The thoughts that follow are her own. Although SFMOMA neither endorses nor rejects Wofford’s views by presenting them, the museum is dedicated to serving as a platform on which many different perspectives may be put forward and discussed, making the art of our time a vital and meaningful part of public life.