Closing Event for Overturn the Artifice

What: Closing reception for Overturn the Artifice
Where: SOMArts Main Gallery, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th) San Francisco
When: Friday, March 29, 2013 from 6–9pm
How Much: Free admission

SOMArts Cultural Center presents Overturn the Artifice, a group exhibition March 8–29, 2013, curated by one of SOMArts’ 2012–13 Commons Curatorial Residency recipients, Jack Leamy. Locally, nationally and internationally-recognized fine artists working in painting, installation, time-based media and performance strive to re-enfranchise the individual—politically, economically and socially—while transcending and transforming historically brutal narratives of nationalism, racism, genocide, misogyny, capitalism and conformity.

The closing event on Friday, March 29, from 6pm to 9pm, features “Nationwide Meditation,” an open meditation by Transcendental Meditation teacher and practitioner Paul Brown, from 6pm to 7pm, as well as free shoe shines by Rachel and Jack Leamy (of A Shine and Co.) in a sculptural installation “Sweetheart Chair” from 7pm to 9pm. Within the framework of the exhibition the shoe shine is an act of respectful service, and is given by Leamy and Leamy as a transformative gift and a wish for well being.

Overturn the Artifice is one of four exhibition proposals selected to receive a 2012–13 Commons Curatorial Residency exhibition at SOMArts. Selected artists and curators receive curatorial stipends and a support package valued at over $20,000, as well as access to one of the largest and most beautiful gallery spaces in the heart of the city to expand their practice, engage the Bay Area’s cultural communities and turn vision into reality.


Pictured above: Rachel Leamy, Sweetheart Chair, 2012