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|ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday, August 2013|
|Date||Saturday August 10|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday, August 2013
Electronic Pacific Satellite
In collaboration with SOMArts Cultural Center
Curator: Justin Hoover, Curator & Gallery Director, SOMArts
Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, August 10, 7-10 pm
Electronic Pacific is a multi site visual art exhibition exploring trans-oceanic cultural exchange through digital communication and time based media. To facilitate this core idea and continue the location, distance and cultural collisions conversations SOMArts Cultural Center presents a multi-site exhibition in collaboration with Root Division and curated by Justin Hoover.
Electronic Pacific Satellite, will feature the work of local and international artists in the Root Division Gallery. This exhibition serves to facilitate a discussion about location, distance and the resulting cultural collisions at the edge of technologically driven communication around the Pacific Rim. The eleven artists and art collectives use video, installation, and wall pieces to explore issues pertinent to those with multiple identifications and cultural anchors.
While geopolitics and nationalistic identities evolved from a terrestrial understanding of cultural communities in relation to defensible land masses and geographical regions, today one could easily redraw new cultural maps, networks of security and avenues of communication due to digital telecommunications and a flat new world.
Juan Carlos Mendizabal
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10, 7-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: August 7-17, 2013
Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)
3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness & Shotwell)
San Francisco, CA 94110
ABOUT ROOT DIVISION:
Root Division is a visual arts non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.
Root Division is supported in part by grants from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission: Cultural Equity Grants, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Art4Moore, A Better Place Foundation, and the Bill Graham Memorial Fund.
For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Cancelmo at 415.863.7668 or events [at] rootdivision.org
ABOUT SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER
SOMArts (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services) was founded in 1979 and operates the South of Market Cultural Center, one of four city-owned cultural facilities in San Francisco. SOMArts supports exhibitions, performances, classes and other collaborations that serve its mission: to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures.
SOMArts is supported by the Community Arts and Education Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, The San Francisco Foundation and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events, space rentals and technical services, visit http://www.somarts.org or call 415-863-1414.
For more information about Electronic Pacific, please visit http://www.somarts.org/electronicpacific.