Joseph Liatela Untitled XIII

We’re Still Working Opening Reception, January 26, 2017

We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work is a group exhibition created by, and in celebration of, sex workers. Curated by Maxine Holloway and Javier Luis Hurtado, We’re Still Working is the second exhibition in the 2016–2017 season of the SOMArts …

birthing timbuktu

Bushmama Africa in The Ramp Gallery, February 14–March 11, 2017

Bushmama Africa combines reality with dreamspace, spirituality and self love. Her work expresses her deep affinity for everything Afrofuturistic with a focus on Black women as a form of resistance against Amerikkka’s standard of beauty and standard of relevancy as …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Fisted Ceramics

Touch On Artist Interview: Courtney Trouble

“Fisted Ceramics: Hyper, Stilleto and Blood”, 2016, Courtney Trouble. Where and how did the idea for  the Fisted Ceramics come from? I took a ceramics class a few winters ago, before I started my MFA at California College of the Arts. …

Ms. San Francisco Leather contest logo

Ms. San Francisco Leather Contest

On Saturday, January 14, SOMArts will host the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest from 6:30–9:30 pm. The mission of the event is to create and maintain an annual contest that celebrates the diverse and dynamic Greater San Francisco Bay Area …

The News Roundtable 2016 by Evan Karp

The News and the Center for Sex and Culture present: Lets Talk about (Queer) Sex in Performance Art, Tuesday, January 3

As in other art forms, there is a legacy of both risk-taking performance art addressing sexuality made by queers of all stripes and polka dots AND a history of art censorship in the USA. How do we best support sexually explicit …