Artful Dodger: Visual Art Happenings and Last Chances for December- KQED Arts

Thank you Sarah Hotchkiss  for recommending Ace Lehner's show in the visual arts section of KQED Arts.

By Sarah Hotchkiss DECEMBER 1, 2015


Don’t let KOIT FM’s nonstop Christmas music lull you into an early December holiday laze. There’s so much left to do in 2015! 

Turn the dial, put on your warm socks and feast your eyes on these Bay Area visual art events.

Ace Lehner, ‘Holding Hands,’ 2013. (Courtesy: Random Parts)

Ace Lehner, ‘Holding Hands,’ 2013. (Courtesy: Random Parts)


Dec. 5, 2015 – Jan. 9, 2016: Gangsters Revisited at Random Parts, Oakland. Local photographer Ace Lehner documents Cookie Paloma and Renee De Jesus dressed in the trappings and adopting the poses of their teenage identities as Latina “gangsters.” Posed in surreal suburban landscapes and sun-dappled natural settings, the women reenact a complicated moment in their personal histories — part survival tactic, part visual assertion of their heritage. Attend an artist talk on Dec. 11 for a more in-depth examination of the “collaboration” between the Lehner, Paloma and De Jesus.