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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 …

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 …

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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. …