rest my head on a pile of tacks


Featuring artworks by Zoe Alameda
Exhibition on view: Feb 25 – Mar 9
Opening reception: Feb 25,  6pm


Gayle and Ed Roski Gallery (IFT)
3001 South Flower St.

Reception is open to the public, reservations not required.

Individual exhibition visits by appointment here.


Covid-19 guidelines:

For the wellbeing of our students and all who visit USC, and until further notice: masks are welcome when indoors, visitors must have proof of full vaccination, and have completed a USC Trojan Check the day of the visit and prior to arriving on campus. See additional details below.


About the Exhibition

Taking its title from an old Notes App entry, “rest my head on a pile of tacks” presents a collection of paintings, sculptures, and installations as a part of Zoe Alameda’s debut solo exhibition. Referencing digital manipulation, each piece channels fragments of the online experience into a physical context. Explored is an obsession with internet culture and aesthetics, the effects of digital addiction, and our attempts to attain happiness through distraction and consumption. Further, it is a reflection of unwarranted obsession over a small metal device, the vices of an anxious mind.



For anyone not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, they must attest that they have a medical contraindication or religious objection to vaccination and as an alternative present a negative COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of the start of this event.