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11/11, Love & Longing
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Nancy Tubbs

November 06, 2017    

Root Division presents:

Love & Longing

November 4 - December 2, 2017, Wednesday - Saturday, 2 - 6pm (and by appointment); 2nd Sat Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm, San Francisco


"Now that my ladder's gone, I must lie down where all the ladders start, In the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart."-W. B. Yeats

Love & Longing shares descents into the unknown, artistic responses that perpetuate their own kind of fulfillment-"when the dark becomes another kind of lover" (John Tarrant). Through trying circumstances and a multiplicity of entanglements, the works in Love & Longing share a sensibility fraught with loss, and reactions layered over time.

The exhibition includes works that chip-or pound-away at the wall separating art and life-that challenge, complicate, intensify, confront, and grapple with engagement and connection. Drawing upon a wide range of media and conceptual strategies-from the unflinchingly serious to the deadpan, from one-on-one to participatory encounters-the artworks selected visually and aurally engage with unlikely, ungraspable hope, and a call for radical empathy and deepening relationships, in our own dark time.

Participating Artists:

Efren Ave
Carissa Potter Carlson
Moir Clements (1924 - 2015)
Mark Clintberg
Miriam Dym
John Herschend
Chris Komater
Kija Lucas
Linda Mary Montano
Mel Day
Jillian McDonald
Peggy Phalen
Joel Daniel Phillips
Dario Robletto
Mark Stock (1951 - 2014) in collaboration with Gary Janis
The Welcome Project
And a curated video sampler by Mel Day in collaboration with Jaime Cortez, Nadav Assor, Michelle Wilson, Christopher Scott, and other guest artists

Love & Longing is free, open to the public, and includes a Creative Station - all ages art activities hosted in our classroom during the 2nd Saturday opening reception.

November 4 - December 2, 2017, Wednesday - Saturday, 2 - 6pm (and by appointment); 2nd Sat Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Root Division
1131 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103


Phone: 415-863-7668
Contact: Amy Cancelmo

About Root Division:
A visual arts non-profit that connects creativity & community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions & studios. We empower artists, foster community service, inspire youth, & enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. We are a launching pad for artists, a stepping stone for educators and students, and a bridge for the general public to become art supporters.
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