Second Sundays

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education.


On View

Stewart & Stewart: Grand Ole Opera

Pioneer Works is pleased to present Grand Ole Opera, a large-scale installation by Tennessee-born artists Willie Stewart and Brent Stewart. Raised by a strong matriarchy, Willie was born into a motorcycle club where all his male influences were indefinitely incarcerated. Brent was raised in a strict Christian household and is a filmmaker. They met in a bar years ago and connected over a shared interest in cinematic space—equal parts B-movies and home video memories. This exhibition, their institutional debut in the United States, also serves as a venue for a related series of no...Read more

Mollie McKinley: Salt Priestess

Pioneer Works is pleased to present Mollie McKinley’s Salt Priestess, the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in the United States. Comprised of photographs and salt and glass sculptures, the exhibition presents alchemical transmutations as a feminist clarion call, one in which female archetypes—situated in and around supernatural landscapes—hover in a strange, symbolic space of ritual and unknowable, primal drama.

Made with a wooden 4×5 camera, McKinley’s photographic tableaux typically portray “priestesses” inhabiting surreal American landscapes...Read more

Jean Shin: MetaCloud

Using remnants bequeathed by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean Shin’s MetaCloud explores the fragility of institutional memory when faced with the transition from analog to digital imagery. As of only one or two generations ago, the art world predominately used 35mm slides to document artwork and exhibitions, filling countless carousels, projectors, and cabinets in a desire to archive and disseminate the history of art. Today’s ubiquitous and low cost digital imaging, however, has motivated major cultural institutions to digitize their slide libraries, consequently rendering vast col...Read more




Angel Deradoorian, also known mononymously as Deradoorian, is an LA based musician best known for her work with Dirty Projectors whom she left in 2012 to pursue a solo career. Deradoorian will perform the inaugural concert in a collaborative concert series as part of the exhibition Grand Ole Opera.

Participatory Programs



Music Directors Marco Orozco and Greg Fox, accompanied by Pioneer Works staff and guests, explore the world of synthesizer music in the Pioneer Works music studio. Hang out and listen in the music studio and see the inner workings of our recording setup.

Fact Craft: Encyclopedia Deconstruct

Contribute your voice to our Fact Craft Encyclopedia. Cut, paste, edit, annotate and collage existing entries, or add your own! Alongside Encyclopedia Deconstruct, you can join our collective brainstorm and learn more about the Fact Craft series.

4-EVER FUN by Friday Night Fashion Club

Friday Night Fashion Club presents their Spring 2017 fashion line, 4-EVER FUN. Join them in the 3rd floor Science Lab to see their original designs and peek into the fabulous world of our teen fashion program.

Radio Resident Showcase

Ongoing this Spring, Clocktower’s Radio Residents host events, performances and more in the organization’s 3rd floor office-studio.

Mutual Wave Machine

The Mutual Wave Machine is an interactive neurofeedback installation and neuroscience experiment that embodies the elusive notion of ‘being on the same wavelength’ with another person through brainwave synchronization.

Bodies in Motion

Join us in the Tech Lab as we continue to explore the relationship between bodies and technology with interactive sculptures and installations.

Stargazing: Amateur Astronomers Association

Jean Shin's MetaCloud Guided Tour

Join artist Jean Shin for a guided tour of her exhibition, MetaCloud. Shin will be accepting 35mm slides from artists archives throughout the duration of the exhibition, June 11-August 20 at Pioneer Books and Cristin Tierney Gallery.

Live Silk Screening Demo

Learn to silk screen as the design lab creates posters for the Grand Ole Opera concert series.