Embark Gallery Presents CAMPUS: Interventions into Public Space, featuring Live and Interactive Performance at Fort Mason Center

For Immediate Release

Postcard Image: “Violence and Fragility,” performance proposal by Yvette Dibos.

Postcard Image: “Violence and Fragility,” performance proposal by Yvette Dibos.

Campus: Interventions into Public Space is a one-time performance event happening Saturday, May 21st at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, in the alleyway between Buildings B and C. This juried exhibition prompted artists to submit artwork that engages the architectural space at Fort Mason and promotes audience participation. Our esteemed juror Justin Hoover, Creative Director or Arts & Culture at Fort Mason, selected three site-specific works that activate the unique site of the alleyway.

Though diverse, all winning proposals explore the "space between" structures, people and cultural categorizations in provocative and creative ways. Charlie Ford and Dana Morrison (SFAI) explore constricts via the edges and limitations of the human body in an ephemeral and poetic dance performance. Yvette Dibos (CCA) challenges boundaries with her at once humorous and ominous balloon performance. Referencing the radical history of feminist performance art, Dibos takes issues of labor and sabotage into the contemporary moment. “The Expanding Gallery,”  the project presented Elizabeth Bennett (Mills), asks visitors to label found “artworks” around Fort Mason, challenging the value systems in the art world through crowd-sourced participation.

Elizabeth Bennett. Near Castle Rock State Park and Hwy 9. Part of "But Now I'm Found" 2016 Series.

Elizabeth Bennett. Near Castle Rock State Park and Hwy 9. Part of "But Now I'm Found" 2016 Series.

Embark Gallery is a 1,500 sq. ft. nonprofit art space that opened in February 2015. Our mission is to support an engaged community of young artists, curators and scholars during their studies and as they leave their graduate programs. We assist students in embarking on their professional careers, while expanding the audience for up and coming contemporary art.

The gallery represents the diversity of the talented artists studying at eight 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,  University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis.

Artists:

            Elizabeth Bennett | Mills

Yvette Dibos | CCA

Charlie Ford | SFAI

Dana Morrison | SFAI

Opening Reception: May 21st, 1-4pm

For further information, please contact Tania Houtzager at 415-902-1013 or by e-mail Tania@EmbarkGallery.com