Author Archives: Carolina Quintanilla

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Solis and Eddie Valentine in The Ramp Gallery, May 17–June 11, 2016

Solis collaborates with Eddie Valentine in his latest exhibition, New Religion. This show harkens back to a San Francisco that existed before the most recent tech boom. Inspired by the magical place of San Francisco that he describes as “a garden on an …

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Dan Fenstermacher in The Ramp Gallery, March 22–April 16, 2016

These portraits illustrate unique, personas of individuals living with a diagnosed mental illness. They convey an authentic and genuine perspective of their lives to viewers. The purpose of this work is to inspire hope that one is not defined by …

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Sandra M. Ramirez Velez in The Ramp Gallery, January 10–February 11, 2017

Sandra’s art strives to bring forth positive images of queer and trans* people of color (QTPOC) in their daily lives and to demonstrate their extraordinary beauty, resilience, and strength; her photography serves to contradict stereotypes and dominant narratives of what …

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Timeless Motion, Panel Discussion, March 9

As part of public programming accompanying the group exhibition, Timeless Motion presents a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 9, 6–9pm. Film artists, scholars and curators who have been key participants in the Bay Area underground cinema will speak to the history of Bay Area …

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Izza Anwar in The Ramp Gallery , January 20–February 20, 2016

The Ramp Gallery features a curatorial project by Izza Anwar in collaboration with Jason Wyman titled Belonging in Transition, Part Two. Below, Izza shares her poetic curatorial statement and biographical response to the question “Where do you belong”? About the Exhibition …

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Calling Artists for Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party 2016

  SOMArts Cultural Center seeks “code breaking” artists to exhibit in one-night-only exhibition, Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party, on Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8:30 pm–midnight. Now entering its sixth year, Night Light blankets SOMArts indoors and out in luminous art installations, including audiovisual performances, performative …

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Meike Christine Gugel in the Ramp Gallery, February 23 – March 19, 2016

Pacific reflections is an intimate statement about the artist’s relationship with water, climate change and neuroscience. Photographer Meike Christine Gugel invites the viewer onto a contemplative journey. As an admirer of nature, she learned to swim when she was only …

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Artist Interview: Scott Stark

Why was it important for you to make your installation interactive? Too often viewers of art are presented with an invisible “do not touch” rule, usually reinforced by a nearby security guard, creating a virtual barrier between them and the work; I’m …