San Francisco Arts Commission
401 Van Ness Ave
Jan 22 – May 7, 2015
Gallery Hours Tue. – Sat. 11am-6pm
Reception January 22nd, 6-9pm
I am honored to be included in the inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated San Francisco Arts Commission gallery, curated by director Meg Shiffler and independent curator Kevin Chen. I will be showing a body-replica sculptural work and making a new performance on March 17, 2015.
From the press release:
Bring it Home: (Re)Locating Cultural Legacy Through the Body presents work from artists representing diverse Bay Area communities, and centers thematically on how these artists grapple with cultural identity and its relationship to the human condition. Bring it Home features work by both established and emerging Bay Area artists including Zeina Barakeh, Jeremiah Barber, Vic De La Rosa, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dana Harel, Carolyn Janssen, Summer Mei Ling Lee, Ranu Mukherjee, Ramekon O’Arwisters, and Tsherin Sherpa. Working in media ranging from painting to digital photography, video to textiles, performance to sculpture, the artists attempt to reconcile and bridge differences—such as past and present, historical and contemporary, Eastern and Western, traditional customs and modern conventions, religious and secular—and the ongoing search for grounding and a sense of home, these artists make culture and history highly personal by presenting the body (and often their own body) as a site of inscription and fractured performances.
More information about the exhibition can be found here.
More about the performance can be found here.