Crank is at Southern Exposure from 11/20/15 - 12/19/15.
Southern Exposure is pleased to announce Crank, the organization's Annual Entry-Fee-Free Juried Exhibition and Screening of new works by Northern California artists. This annual event is the premier showcase of contemporary artwork by promising local talent. With a different open-ended theme each year, artists are encouraged to pursue a broad range of artistic expression across media.
The juried exhibition and screening features Northern California artists living north of King City and south of Red Bluff. Jurors Lorelei Stewart and Gabriela Monroy select the works by blind process, choosing pieces across media that exemplify Southern Exposure’s commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.
Alexis Arnold, Erik Beltran, Liat Berdugo and Phoebe Osborne, Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam, Ethan Caflisch, Tom Comitta, Nicole Czapinski, Johannes Donato, Claire Elliott, Sarah Farahat, José Figueroa, Nin Filip, Mary Fitzgerald, Rebecca Foster, Diane Foug, Jon Gourley, Kristie Hansen, Jenny Harp, Alexander Hernandez, Terry Hoff, Junyan Hou, Heejin Jang, Sara Kerr, Sophie Lourdes Knight, Peter Max Lawrence, Wei Li, Em Meine, Neila Mezynski, Mary Mocas, Cait Molloy, Michelle L. Morby, Barbara Morris, Cara Seaira O’Brien, Juan Pablo Pacheco, Hadley Radt, Sofie Ramos, Mike Rothfeld, Tyler Scheidt, Matt Shapiro, Isabelle Smeall, Milan Subedi, Paul Taylor, Miranda Texidor, Trav, Isaac Vazquez Avila, John Vogler, D.W., Emma Webster, William Wiebe
Introductions 2015 at Root Division, runs from 7/1 - 7/25.
Root Division presents Introductions 2015, the 9th iteration of our annual juried exhibition. The Introductions exhibition showcases the talent of thirteen emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering exposure to the art community and beyond through public reception, and catalogue documentation.
Through a highly competitive review process this year's jurors -- Catharine Clark (Director / Owner, Catharine Clark Gallery), Aimee Le Duc (Executive Director, Berkeley Art Center), and Steven Wolf (Director / Owner Steven Wolf Fine Arts) -- selected thirteen finalists from over 200 submissions based on the conceptual and formal strength of the work. The resulting exhibition includes diverse range of media and subject matter featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and more.
The exhibition has become one of the keystones of Root Division’s exhibition programming offering exposure to emerging artists and a chance for the public to view cutting edge local art production in the Bay Area.
To Whom It May Concern at Bass & Reiner, which runs 4/4 - 5/2.
To Whom It May Concern is curated by Cléa Massiani, and also features works by Alyssa Block, Le Kolaj, and Mario M. Santamaría. The exhibition addresses the absurdities of miscommunication, false connectivity, and delusions surrounding the dissemination of information in modern society. To Whom It May Concern discloses the greeting of the self to an infinite number of unknown recipients. Translated through collage, sculpture, works on paper, and installation, the exhibition conveys the enigmatic and eclectic relationship such a statement may imply. Words and images usually present a unified fiction, but any confrontation of multiple narratives inherently leads to misunderstandings, negations, or simply voids any dialogue. This exhibition aims to address the status of intimacy versus desire and catharsis versus expectations through explorations of the relationship between artistic production and an audience.
Office Work at StoreFrontLab, runs from 4/4 - 4/25.
Office Work repurposes the vocabulary and technology of the office and contemporary art in order to facilitate encounters with the human side of work, the absurd side of labor, and the creative side of knowledge.
Office Work is a social practice project by Carrie Sinclair Katz, Jon Gourley, and The Big Conversation Space (Niki Korth and Clemence de Montgolfier) that recognizes the so-called Kulturkampf ongoing in the San Francisco Bay Area and aims to use the jargon of “work spaces” to forge a common understanding.