For Immediate Release
Embark Gallery Opens “Perception” Exhibition at Fort Mason Center
Perception Features Installation and Performance Artworks by MFA Students
In February 2015, San Francisco’s newest art gallery opened at Fort Mason Center. Embark Gallery, a 1,500 sq. ft. non-profit art space provides exhibition opportunities to graduate students in Fine Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, fosters an environment for an engaged community of artists, curators and scholars, and expands the audience for up and coming contemporary art. The gallery represents the diversity of the talented artists studying at seven local art institutions including California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, and University of California, Berkeley.
Perception, on view from June 12 to July 26, 2015 highlights the diverse possibilities of a specific medium, in this case performance and installation. Due to the nature of these practices, they are often not as commercially viable. Embark aims to highlight artists who may otherwise find it difficult to exhibit, and to show the community some of the exciting work that happens at local graduate schools in the realms of performance and installation. For Perception, Embark sought work that explores the relationship between environment and self- the myriad of ways in which they are produced, and how shifts in one might change the other.
Artists in the exhibition include Megan Chunn, Olivia Poppy Coles, Isaac Lewin, Malena Lopez-Maggi, and Minoosh Zomorodini.
Hours: 12–4pm every Saturday from June 13 to July 25, and by appointment only on Mondays.
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Press Preview: Friday, June 12, 5–6pm
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 6–8pm
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