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Sean Anomie in The Ramp Gallery, March 14–April 15, 2017

Forms of Continuity is an ongoing long-exposure photography series by Sean Anomie, showing the headlights and taillights of automobiles passing by at night in various environments.  All photos in the current set were taken Oct 6, 2016, on Kezar Drive …

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We’re Still Working Artist Interview: Grace Van Ness

“Object”, 2016, Grace Van Ness and Juliette Stray. Image courtesy of the artist. Where and how did the idea for OBJECT originate? The idea behind Object originated in conversation with my collaborator, Juliette Stray, an incomparable muse and self-described “silicone-stuffed bimbo in the porn …

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We’re Still Working Artist Interview: Arabelle Raphael

“The Evaluation of Worth”, 2016, Arabelle Raphael. Photo by Chani Bockwinkel ‘The evaluation of worth’ is a powerful piece, what’s the story? I had started collecting the more intense/interesting hate mail I received. I knew I wanted to do something with …

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We’re Still Working Artist Interview: Laurenn McCubbin

                              “Backstage”, 2016, Laurenn McCubbin. Photo by Chani Bockwinkel What is the story behind ”Intimate” and “Backstage”? Both of those pieces came out of the 5 year …

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Phatima Rude hosts The News, February 7, 2017

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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Sex Worker Health: An LGBTQ Youth Perspective, February 4, 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 Curatorial Residency. This …

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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 …

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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 …