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10/3, SJA GHOSTS by Christopher M. Tandy at Glass Rice
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Nancy Tubbs

September 26, 2020    

Glass Rice presents:

SJA GHOSTS by Christopher M. Tandy at Glass Rice

Reception Saturday, October 3 | 11 AM - 7 PM; Exhibition October 3 - October 31, 2020; Virtual Artist Talk: October 15th | 5 PM, San Francisco CA


Join us for the opening reception of SJA: GHOSTS, Christopher M. Tandy's sophomore solo exhibition with the gallery. Taking its name from the Icelandic word for "see", SJA is a continuously evolving and expanding project that seeks to explore new ways of presenting and experiencing reality.

In SJA: GHOSTS, a hanging sculpture entitled In the Silence (Everything Dances) spans the entire gallery window. This rusted and decaying conglomeration of salvaged materials bejeweled with quartz and pyrite, marks the path - acting as a portal. It beckons us into Tandy's world.

The front room presents a new series of charcoal drawings. Through channelled markings, spirits take shape on multi-layered pages of vellum or Mylar, and on Icelandic newsprint from the early 1900's. Figures and shapes build off of and into each other, while apparitions come to the forefront.

Accompanying the drawings in the front room are a series of newly forged talismanic wands. In these, Tandy brings together an amalgamation of organic materials such as inherited bone, wood, crystals, minerals, and other foraged objects that he transforms through unique charging methods, including burying and burning.

By passing through a veiled threshold into the back room, we enter into an an immersive installation. Tandy uses site specific interventions, experimental video and sound designed in collaboration with Evan Myer to make visible a world where spirits prevail. Combining footage from these past rituals together with otherworldly found footage.

In this exhibit, as in other chapters of SJA, Tandy illuminates the chasms between us and unseen worlds adjacent to ours. A world that is fueled by ancient spirits, queer magickal energy and enveloped by profound darkness.

Our gallery will be open with limited capacity for the opening reception. Email us at to reserve a time or come at your own leisure (may be a potential wait). Masks required and hand sanitizer on entry.

Reception Saturday, October 3 | 11 AM - 7 PM; Exhibition October 3 - October 31, 2020; Virtual Artist Talk: October 15th | 5 PM

Glass Rice
808 Sutter Street
San Francisco CA, 94109



About Glass Rice:
Glass Rice is a contemporary art gallery focused on ushering a new wave of local Bay Area artists, as well as emerging artists around the US and abroad. Established in 2016 in SoMa, San Francisco, our gallery since its inception strives to foster recognition rooted in artistic vitality and vision by providing space to build genuine relationships with our artists and community.
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