Free Alterations

November 7 – December 20, 2015
Royal NoneSuch Gallery
4231 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

Since 2009, the many co-directors of Royal NoneSuch Gallery have cared for and maintained the 281-square-foot exhibition space, hosting installations, screenings and events that defy a one-word description. Through six years of projects and a variety of physical changes (from black walls to red walls to wallpaper), they’ve kept the gallery open as a meeting place for the Bay Area arts community.

For the exhibition, I created a series of sculptural alterations based on interviews with past and current gallery directors. Pinpointing the gallery’s most problematic or charmingly idiosyncratic features, each sculpture highlights or amends one of these architectural oddities.

Press: Curiously Direct, “Sarah Hotchkiss: Free Alterations,” November 11, 2015

All photos by Graham Holoch