Craig Calderwood's Beast of Burden

Touch On, December 1, 2016–January 12, 2017

Touch On: Aesthetics in the Art, Politics and Ontology of Touch is a deep inquiry into the multifaceted nature of touch curated by James Fleming and Kelly Lovemonster. The first exhibition in the 2016–2017 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group …

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Lillian Shanahan in The Ramp Gallery, November 8–December 3, 2016

Lillian Shanahan is inspired by the current meme craze. She adds a few simple words to an image or manipulates an image to turn it into her own version of this phenomenon. It’s lowbrow art, within a high-art meme. She …

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Touch On Opening Reception, Thursday, December 1, 6–9 pm

Touch On: Aesthetics in the Art, Politics and Ontology of Touch is a deep inquiry into the multifaceted nature of touch curated by James Fleming and Kelly Lovemonster. The first exhibition in the 2016–2017 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group exhibition …

Dreams

Touch On Artist Interview: Damien Moreau

  “Dreams”, 2016, Damien Moreau. Image courtesy of the artist. Dreams is a film you directed with artist Manuel Solano. Could you tell us the story behind this collaboration? I met Manuel soon after I moved to Mexico City a few …

Yves Saint Croissant

Yves Saint Croissant hosts The News: Futurism and The Avant-Garde, Dec 6

On the first Tuesday of each month, SOMArts Cultural Center presents The News, featuring new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress …

The Flaming Lotus Girls' SOMA by Michael Holden

Flaming Lotus Girls presents IN THE RED: PulSomatic, Dec 10

Flaming Lotus Girls presents IN THE RED: PulSomatic, a gallery party and silent auction fundraiser to support Flaming Lotus Girls’ 2016 work — PULSE for Burning Man and our current public installation of SOMA in Vallejo.Come see PULSE fresh from …

Virgie Tovar

Figure, Form, Frame: An evening of embodied narratives, December 15, 6–8pm

  An evening presentation and discussion by fat femme writer and activist Virgie Tovar, choreographer and performance artist Larry Arrington and Touch On curators James Fleming and Kelly Lovemonster, Figure, Form, Frame brings together voices on the science, politics and cultures of …

Aron Kantor

Touch On: Closing Reception & Film Screenings, January 12, 6–9pm

To celebrate the exhibition’s closing, Touch On presents an evening of mixed media, experimental films, and digital art in SOMArts’ Main Gallery featuring local directors. Additionally, a discussion will be held after the event giving audiences a chance to talk …