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Southern Exposure: Spirited Probabilities (Opening Reception)
February 23 @ 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
February 23 – March 31, 2018
Curated by Mik Gaspay
Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 2018
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Artists: Luca Antonucci, Simone Bailey, Chiraag Bhakta, Katie Dorame, Bean Gilsdorf, Matthew R. Gordon, Maria Guzmán Capron, David Kasprzak, Charlie Leese, Brandon Walls Olsen, George Pfau, Jonathan Runcio, Lisa Jonas Taylor
Spirited Probabilities invites and provokes the participating artists to engage directly with the physical structure of Southern Exposure. The artists examine the possibilities of the space and provide chance outcomes through playful interventions.
Gaspay, a member of Southern Exposure’s Curatorial Council, is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and designer. He approached the exhibition as an opportunity to talk with Bay Area artists about the flexibility of institutional structures and their physical architectures.
Using Southern Exposure’s building as a prompt, they query what the space is able to contain. In some cases, the artists have created works for spaces not normally used for exhibition. The concept of the threshold—of overstepping or navigating edges and boundaries—is a recurring theme in the exhibition, as several of the artists navigate the realm between physical and imaged space. Others bring attention to areas of the space that are typically unseen: either beneath notice or deliberately ignored.