Third Thursdays at BAMPFA with Monica Cross

Thursday, February 20th 2020, 5:00pm to 5:30pm

Every Third Thursday of the month, gather in the lobby of the Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive to receive complimentary museum admission and to hear a short talk on a current exhibition or piece of art by GTU faculty, students, and friends.

February's talk is given by Rev. Monica Joy Cross (PSR), Pastor at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, and a Transgender Activist, Educator and Writer. Rev. Cross will be responding to Edie Fake's Affordable Housing for Trans Elders, the latest piece to be commissioned for the BAMPFA Art Wall. Presented as a building façade, Fake’s mural visualizes a structure full of surprises. Window frames veer off in new directions and dead-end or interlock with others; decorative strips add vibrant accents in seemingly ad hoc ways; and doors are adorned with striking patterns that capture one’s gaze even as they remain closed. Drawing on the idiosyncratic character of vernacular and repurposed buildings, Fake employs architecture as an imaginative site for celebrating the uniqueness of transgender bodies and the lives of gender-nonconforming people.