Alex Wang in The Ramp Gallery, April 2–April 16

What: The Fire Escape Series by Alex Wang

Where: The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

When: April 2–April 16

The Fire Escape Series contains seven drawings that document a series of street interventions conducted from the artist’s fire escape throughout 2011. At their core, these drawings attempt to address the curious disparity between art (creative practice in general) and Art (fine art subculture). By re-presenting  site-specific actions and  made-for-gallery drawings, the artist seeks to investigate the benefits (or lack thereof) in tailoring these practices for the Fine Art arena. The artist is interested in how the realm of relational art has been recently integrated into contemporary institutions.  The work here explores  how a critical stance can be maintained between two seemingly distant art practices.

Alex Wang (b. 1983) lives and works in San Francisco. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Social Practice at the California College of the Arts.

About The Ramp Gallery

The Ramp Gallery accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. Submission Guidelines can be found here. To purchase work on display or for more information email You can visit The Ramp gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.

Pictured Above, “The Fire Escape Series,” by Alex Wang 2011