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 …

Bug Chaser

Touch On Artist Interview: Craig Calderwood

                        “Bug Chaser”, 2016, Craig Calderwood. Photo by Kelly Wu. Where and how did the idea for Bug Chaser come from? I actually stumbled upon this fetish on the …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

Chocolate and Art in Dallas

Chocolate and Art Show San Francisco, November 11–12

Indulge yourself in some of San Francisco’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers, and creators! There is something for everybody including body painting, live painting, live music, and free chocolate! Part of the proceeds will be donated to our non-profit organization partner, …