A BI-MONTHLY ROUND UP
Updates from AltEx Grantees: July–August 2014
Interface Gallery, Round 7 Grantee
486 49th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Tamra Seal: Irresistible Forces
June 11 – July 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 18, 2014
On view through July 13
Interface Gallery is excited to present Irresistible Forces, a solo installation of new work by Tamra Seal. Drawing inspiration from disparate sources such as industrial design, film and Tantric tradition, Seal creates abstract sculptures that are strange and oddly alluring. The sculptures operate as props, set and transformational vehicles, drawing viewers in and eliciting surprising emotional responses.
Fictilis: Vague Notions
July 16 – August 10, 2014
Reception: Friday, August 1, 2014, 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Join Interface Gallery for two participatory brainstorming sessions facilitated by art collective Fictilis on Saturday July 19. At 12:00 PM: Art and the Mundane (from Felicity Fenton) invites participants to explore what is mundane and how we might make such experiences more fulfilling, playful and engaging. At 1:00 PM: Anticipatory Haiku (from Missa Coffman) invites participants to reflect on interactions you’re likely to have with strangers or acquaintances in the near future and to write a poem to give to the person in case the situation arises. the event the situation arises. This project is one of three month-long interactive, community-based projects at Interface Gallery that are supported by the Alternative Exposure grant.
BAASICS, Round 5 Grantee
Monday, July 14, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
3153 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
BAASICS.5: Monsters brings together a diverse group of artists, scientists and performers to consider all manner of monsters. Professor John Hafernik, author and translator Erik Butler, marine biologist David McGuire and artist Brynda Glazier will join BAASICS co-founders and producers Selene Foster and Christopher Reiger for an entertaining evening of art, science and wonder.
BAASICS.5: Monsters Invade Los Altos
Helix Happy Hour: Friday, July 18 (6:00 – 8:00 PM, 18+)
Family Day: Saturday, July 19 (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, all ages)
Helix by the Exploratorium
316 State Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
For BAASICS.5: Monsters Invade Los Altos Professors Daniel Cohen, Joe DeRisi, John Hafernik and Georgeann Sack, along with artist George Pfau join BAASICS co-founders and producers Selene Foster and Christopher Reiger for two entertaining events in Los Altos.
Little Paper Planes / LPP+ Residency, Round 7 Grantee
855 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
July 2014 LPP+ Residency: Bean Gilsdorf
June 23 – July 18, 2014
For June and July, Little Paper Planes hosts an outpost workshop of the Bean Gilsdorf Living History Museum, where artist Bean Gilsdorf will create needlework samplers based on audio samples gleaned from field recordings taken in the rapidly changing Mission District.
August 2014 LPP+ Residency: VACATION DAYS
The VACATION DAYS residency features limited edition framed prints and silk accessories from LA-based artist Hamish Robertson.
Shapeshifters Cinema,Round 7 Grantee
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party
Saturday, July 19: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Shapeshifters is one of the community partners at SOMArts' Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party, a one-night-only event of luminous art installations. The five live audiovisual performances and digital and cinematic projections by more than thirty artists include many Shapeshifters alums. Highlights include electronic music set to desert landscapes, projections on a boat, experimental video that reacts to the viewer, pop songs from a dystopian future and a VW beetle covered in lights.