Through her newest exhibition, Forces of Nature, Bay Area sculptor and social practice artist Sawyer Rose visualizes the labor that women perform daily. The exhibition is a part of her ongoing series, The Carrying Stones Project, which examines gendered labor inequality. Last year, Rose launched the series with Ties That Bind, a sculpture and performance art show, at Fort Mason. That show focused on the third shift of domestic labor that women take on. Rose continued her examination of labor by creatively using apps to collect quantitative data of paid and unpaid labor from 40 women for Forces of Nature. The show, which is on view at Classic Cars West’s gallery, tells the stories of the women and their everyday workload through stone-like sculptures whose shape is informed by the data she collected. Some stones are tethered together and others dot the gallery walls. Accompanying Rose’s sculpture are photo portraits of the women who inspired the work. For First Friday, the exhibit will host an interactive event where attendees can participate and possibly be part of Rose’s next project.
Through Sept. 30, 6-9 p.m., free, 411 26th St., Oakland, Carrying-Stones.com