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Murphy & Cadogan 2020: Gabriella Grill

Listen to the artist: Seat cushions on a thrift store shelf, boxed-up clothing from my grandmother’s garage, an earring that lost its pair, and antique dinnerware—secondhand items are artifacts of modern day consumerism, the fast fashion industry, and the cyclical nature of style. These items are normally seen as static relics of the past. Through sculpture, Gabriella Grill highlights the memory embedded within these discarded fossils, and [...]

2020-10-01T16:25:14-07:00October 1, 2020|Categories: Artist Feature|

Murphy & Cadogan 2020: Amy Elkins

Listen to the artist: As an artist, Amy Elkins interested in the complex nature of gender as well as the psychological and sociological impacts of mass incarceration in America. Elkins has been researching and creating work on these topics since 2005, the year a close family member was sent to a federal prison in California. Elkins approach is series-based, steeped in research and oscillates between formal, conceptual [...]

2020-10-01T16:19:21-07:00October 1, 2020|Categories: Artist Feature|

Murphy & Cadogan 2020: Monica Valdez

Listen to the artist: Monica Valdez interested in creating objects constructed out of fragments from everyday reality. Picking from parts of reality: whether it be pastries, plant-life, clothing, architecture, and then transforming them into something other than what we are used to seeing. Aiming to create some sort of unknown sculptural presence in a pictorial realm. Also, transforming these objects into something twisted and unusual, in order [...]

2020-10-01T16:28:46-07:00October 1, 2020|Categories: Artist Feature|

Murphy & Cadogan 2020: John Joseph Contreras Romero

Listen to the artist: John Joseph Contreras Romero describes their art as: Writing about my work my first instinct is to talk about my experiences as a Veteran of the Afghanistan war; a first-generation college student, a son of immigrants but what I am really most interested in addressing within my work are ideas of access, violence, power and the breaking out of one’s place or position. [...]

2020-10-01T16:25:57-07:00October 1, 2020|Categories: Artist Feature|

Murphy & Cadogan 2020: Leonard Reidelbach

Listen to the artist: Leonard Reidelbach is a painter and printmaker with a background in community arts programming. Born in Richmond, VA, he has lived in Brooklyn, NY, New Orleans, LA, and now lives and works in San Francisco, CA. He holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (2012) and is a current MFA candidate at San Francisco State University (2022). In 2020, he received [...]

2020-10-01T16:26:26-07:00October 1, 2020|Categories: Artist Feature|

Murphy & Cadogan 2020: Claudia Huenchuleo Paquien

Listen to the artist: Claudia Huenchuleo Paquien (She/Her) is a multimedia artist based in the city of San Francisco, California. Her work interrogates the way in which memory, culture and race function in relation to Indigenous contemporary identities. Her work reflects on feelings of sadness, nostalgia and dislocation to bring together narratives that interrogate the status quo and notions of diaspora, resistance, and colonialism. Her practice is [...]

2020-10-01T16:22:34-07:00October 1, 2020|Categories: Artist Feature|

Press Release: Curatorial Residents inspire action beyond the gallery walls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts 2020-2021 Curatorial Residents inspire action beyond the gallery walls Wednesday, June 24, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts Cultural Center is excited to announce the eleventh season of the Curatorial Residency program. Designed to offer emerging to established curators tools to further their curatorial practice and explore timely social issues, SOMArts’ Curatorial Residents have transformed our large scale exhibition space into a site of [...]

2020-10-27T15:37:29-07:00June 24, 2020|Categories: Press|

SOMArts’ transforms passivity into action with Please Stand By

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts transforms passivity into action with Please Stand By fundraiser and digital event Please Stand By digital event, Saturday, June 20, 2020, 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 20, San Francisco, CA– SOMArts has launched Please Stand By, a donation campaign that culminates with a live streaming summer solstice celebration starring some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. Drawing inspiration from television signal [...]

2020-05-27T12:34:37-07:00May 20, 2020|Categories: Press|

In conversation with Ramp Gallery Artist Malaya Tuyay

In conversation with Ramp Gallery Artist Malaya Tuyay Q&A written by Rebeca Flores, Curatorial Partnerships Associate SOMArts caught up with visual artist Malaya Tuyay about her latest exhibition in The Ramp Gallery—PRACTICING MEMORY. Malaya shares her process of making the exhibition, her healing practice, and what memory means to her. SOMArts: The idea that memory has a genealogy is very present in the work, what memories did you tap into for this body of work? Malaya: [...]

2020-05-13T14:04:10-07:00May 13, 2020|Categories: Exhibitions|

COVID-19 Resources

In Times of Crisis, We Gather: COVID-19 Resources Community continues to anchor us during these overwhelming and unsettling times. As contracted arts workers and administrators across the sector are deeply impacted by event and program cancelations and building closures, emergency funds and mutual aid resources have been crucial in supporting those in financial need. Like many organizations in the Bay Area, SOMArts has been working diligently to stay up to date with COVID-19 announcements and [...]

2020-11-30T14:04:46-08:00May 13, 2020|Categories: Article, Resources|
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