We are thrilled to announce the artists who will exhibit in our next three shows. Thank you to everyone who applied, to Fort Mason Center, and to our jurors: Julie Casemore (Casemore Kirkeby), Allie Haeusslein (Pier 24 Photography) and artist and writer Avram Finkelstein.
1. Humor Us
Opening Reception: September 9, 2016 | 5-9 pm
This exhibition is curated by Tanya Gayer (CCA), whose proposal was selected in Embark's last call for curatorial proposals.
Philosopher John Morreall famously defined humor as amusement that takes pleasure in a cognitive shift. The opening of this show presents a timely connection with the presidential elections, begging the question: How might emerging artists convey religious and racial discrimination, or a crippling economy, or housing costs through humor?
Douglas Angulo | SFAI
Nathan Becka | CCA
Boris Scherbakov | Mills
Kaitlin Trataris | SFAI
France Viana | Mills
Hui Meng Wang | SFAI
Jin Zhu | UC Berkeley
Opening Reception: November 4th, 2016 | 5-9 pm
This exhibition was juried by Julie Casemore and Allie Haeusslein.
We live in a visual culture in which it is increasingly easy to participate. Images are all-important, and are no longer mererepresentations of truth. This photography show is an exploration of reality vs model, signs, place, and memory.v
If no one Instagrams it...did it ever really happen?
Mike Cole | UC Davis
Shaghayegh Cyrous | CCA
Shisi Huang | SFAI
Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim | Mills
Tamara Porras | CCA
Marcela Pardo Ariza | SFAI
Qian Zhao | CCA
3. Get Lost
Opening Reception: January 27, 2017 | 5-9 pm
This exhibition was juried by Avram Finkelstein
Inspired by philosopher Herbert Marcuse's notion of "the great refusal," Get Lost showcases contemporary takes on queer identity politics.
By challenging the representational imagery that queer art is perhaps best known for, these artists present a new understanding of the self through displacement and absence, suggesting that queer activism in the digital age may take more nuanced forms of expression.
Simón Garcia-Miñaur | SFAI
Izidora Leber | SFAI
Richard-Jonathan Nelson | CCA
Courtney Trouble | CCA