4 Distinctive SF Gallery Exhibition Openings
Remembering is Everything, at Alter Space
One commonly describes art as "experimental," but exhibitions themselves? Almost never. Well, we have an intriguing exception on our hands. For Remembering is Everything at Alter Space, curators Bean Gilsdorf and A. Will Brown took up the reigns to create an original video and invite six artists from around the country to artistically respond to it. They then promptly destroyed the video, ensuring that the artists would have to relate to it as a memory only. The result is a compelling body of work spanning media, style and, it would even seem, subject matter, to become something more than your typical exhibition: A living experiment regarding perception and recollection.
Remembering is Everything runs from January 17 through February 23 at Alter Space, 1158 Howard Street. Opening Reception: Friday, January 18 from 7 - 10 pm
Thinking Like the Universe, at Hatch Gallery
The notion of holistic, cosmic connectivity–that everything in the universe is related, enmeshed by a common force–is now a mainstay of psychedelic mysticism, but in fact it, was theoretical physicist David Bohm who first made the stipulation. His notion of Implicate Order is as obvious to some as it is obscure to others; in any case, it motivates the making of some good art. Thinking Like the Universe, curated by Aimee Friberg, features an array of landscape-oriented expressions depicting matter from the particle level on up. And in what may be seen as a poetic meta-nod to interconnectivity, the show spans the Bay, splitting its time between one gallery in San Francisco (K. Imperial Fine Art) and one in Oakland (Hatch), drawing the included artists from both. If you missed the SF leg, hop over to the East Bay this Friday.
Thinking Like the Universe runs from January 18 through February 23 at Hatch Gallery, 492 23rd Street, Oakland. Opening Reception: Friday, January 18 from 7 - 9:30 pm