Exhibitions

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Vortok in The Ramp Gallery, February 17th–March 14th, 2015

The title of this work is a Turkish proverb that means “HASTE MAKES WASTE.” This solo video installation showcases Istanbul, Turkey’s contemporary landscape and metaphysical structures to examine notions of thought, place, and being. An audio clip of the artist …

Dis/Play Group Exhibition, March 24 through April 23, 2015

SOMArts Cultural Center presents DIS/PLAY, a multidisciplinary exhibition of work by more than 30 Bay Area artists and groups who are stretching and expanding predictable representations of disability in the gallery space. DIS/PLAY centers the perspectives of artists with and without …

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Elia Vargas in The Ramp Gallery, January 20–February 14, 2015

Video Walks is an ongoing series of recorded walks exploring place and terrain. It is a dérive, an aimless walk influenced by the surrounding environment. “What we mean by place is an intersection of narratives and infrastructure, constantly in flux. …

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Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle, January 8–February 4, 2015

Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle, a group exhibition presented by SOMArts Cultural Center and on view with free admission Thursday, January 8th through Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, brings together visual, media and performing artists in a critical response to and free-form celebration …

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Norman Moore in The Ramp Gallery, December 8–January 19, 2014

This body of work represents Norman Moore’s interest in combining unusual phenomena such as illuminated surfaces and plasma filled glass tubes to interpret the formal artistic juxtapositions of branching shapes and cross hatching. The artists aims for compositions with deep emotional …

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Place/Displaced Exhibition, November 20–December 13, 2014

Place/Displaced, presented by SOMArts and Bayview Opera House, invites everyone to the table to explore the role we each play in a changing Bay Area in the present moment, marked by an unprecedented increase in Ellis Act evictions, Black flight …

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Selfies On Our Own Terms, November 11–December 6, 2014

Queer Youth Arts (QYA) is a Bay Area intergenerational arts project centering LGBTQ youth creative expression. Selfies: On Our Own Terms, a group exhibition, features youth self-portraits and was first shown at the LGBT Community Center in San Francisco from …

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Visions at Twilight: Día de los Muertos 2014

Now in its 15th year, the Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers a visually dense and stimulating environment of elaborate, traditional altars and multi-dimensional art installations where creativity leads the way to meaningful reflection. Inspired by …