Royal Production Company Presents: Worry & the Animals - Amber Cady

Residency Dates: July 15 - August 4, 2016

Gallery Hours: Saturday July 23 12:00 - 5:00pm
Special Event:  PopThursday, July 28, 7:00 – 9:00pm

This summer Royal NoneSuch Gallery, with the support of an Alternative Exposure grant, has transformed into Royal Production Company (RPC). Four artists/collaboratives were selected to create new video works using the gallery as a site of production during a three week residency: Bonanza, Amber Cady, Carolyn Janssen and Kate Rhoades. During the residencies each artist/collaborative will have public gallery hours and a special event. The residencies will culminate in a red carpet screening on September 16th where we’ll bring the bling .  After the premiere, the videos will continue to screen during regular gallery hours through early October.

Third in the RPC lineup is Amber Cady whose project Worry & The Animals will center on our deepest worries—rejection, isolation, dependence and more. The kinds that keeps us up at night, or preoccupy attention during the day. Often paralyzing, these fears prevent us from experiencing the world and ourselves, as we would like. Worry & The Animals aims to explore these narratives, fraught with complex and painful feelings. Through interviews, workshops, and activities, participants will unpack the challenges, characters, and themes at the core of their anxiety, ultimately transforming their stories into triumphant narratives that lay fear and shame to rest.

Full RPC Schedule:
June 3 - June 23: Carolyn Janssen
June 24 - July 14: Kate Rhoades
July 15 - August 4: Amber Cady
August 5 - August 25: Bonanza
Premiere Night: Friday, September 16, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 17 - October 9, 2016
Gallery Hours During Exhibition: Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00pm, or by appointment

Artist Bio:
Amber Cady is an artist and mental health professional whose work explores relationships between intra-psychic states, intersubjectivity, and interpersonal dynamics through collaborative projects, video, performance, and sound. Focusing on acts that function to assemble, disassemble, or transform perspectives on selfhood, affect, and creative capacities, her work is informed by psychology, comedy, relational psychotherapy, and movement. She received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute. She lives in San Francisco.