Re:MKE in the Ramp Gallery, January 6–February 3, 2014

What: Re:MKE organized by Jon Gourley

When: January 6–February 3, 2014

Where: The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th)

For the past decade, contemporary entertainment has focused much energy into the remake, a specific form of making in which the creator manipulates familiar symbols to explore established narratives. Re:MKE examines this form, the essential themes within work, and the editorial hand.

Organized by Jon Gourley, Re:MKE is a themed portfolio featuring artists Jos Truit, Savanna Snow, Julia Sackett, Nicholas Price, Zoe Phillips, Dara Lorenzo, Seul Hwa Eum, and Gourley himself. For the portfolio, each artist produced 2 prints: one in line with their own body of work, and the second a remake of another participant’s work. In creating these prints, the artists determine which components of the narratives are essential, which details can be altered, and how to insert their hand into the stories of others.

Re:MKE was originally compiled for the SGC International conference in Milwaukee, WI in March 2013.

Meet the Artists
Gourley and some of the contributing artists will be at SOMArts on Thursday, January 16, 6–9pm. Visit The Ramp for a chance to meet the artists, talk about their work and inspiration, have a drink and enjoy their awesome artwork! While you’re here, stop by the opening reception of our Main Gallery exhibition, All Possible Futures. A cash bar will be available all evening.

About the Artist
Gourley, the collection’s organizer, is an investigator of failed communication, its poetics, and the ensuing tragic comedies. He currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA; he received his MFA from SFAI in 2012. He has exhibited at the Des Moines Art Center, the Headlands Center of the Arts, Southern Exposure, and Queens Nails gallery.

Please visit his website and view the full collection of Re:MKE.

About The Ramp Gallery
The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space in the SOMArts lobby, accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. To view submission information as well as past exhibitions, please visit The Ramp Gallery page of our website here. To purchase work on display or for more information email You can visit The Ramp Gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.

Pictured: Savannah Snow, Lamia, 2013 // Jon Gourley, Pillow Talkier, 2011

Photos courtesy of Jon Gourley