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. …

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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 …

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 …