SPREAD: Artist Panel Discussion



What: Spread Artist Panel Discussion Moderated by Kathrine Worel
When: Thursday April 14 6-8pm
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center (934 Brannan @8th)
Cost: FREE!

To expand the fun of the exhibition Spread: California Conceptualism Then and Now, a new month-long exhibition curated by OFF Space, SOMArts is hosting an artist panel discussion tonight.  This evening at SOMArts artists Jacqueline Gordon, Sharon Grace, Tony Labat, George Legrady, Guy Overfelt and Carissa Potter will discuss their work, California-centric Conceptual Art and lots more —please join us with your questions, insights and comments!

Spread is a large scale participatory and interactive exhibition featuring five pairs of Bay Area based conceptual or new media artists based in California working across a wide spectrum of media including sound installation, sculpture, photography and even giant plastic balloons.  It is one of final Commons Curatorial Residency recipients for the 2010/2011 season.From the establishment of the Museum of Conceptual Art and The Farm in the 1970’s to the ongoing influence of public and private arts education programs, San Francisco has been home to innovators, rule breakers and unsung heroes. Practices as diverse as conceptual art, relational aesthetics, web, sound and interactive art would be but pale shadows of themselves without the rigorous, energetic contributions of pioneering artists like Sharon Grace, Paul Kos, Tony Labat, George Legrady and Laetitia Sonami. Along with their far ranging personal visions, these individuals have mentored and guided generations of young artists from around the world; Carissa Potter, Julien Berthier, Guy Overfelt, Angus Forbes and Jaqueline Gordon, all emerging or mid-career artists of formidable talent, represent a select handful who have spent time under the tutelage of those vanguard artists with telling effect.2

Special thanks to Broadmoor Landscaping in South San Francisco for their generous support.  Image credit: Julein Berthier, Love Love, 2007, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Georges-Phillippe et Nathalie Vallois, Paris.

Off Space is one of four recipients of a 2010-11 Commons Curatorial Residency at SOMArts. Selected artists and curators receive funding support and access to one of the largest and most beautiful gallery spaces in the heart of the city in order to expand their practice, engage the Bay Area’s many cultural communities, and turn vision into reality.

SOMArts programming receives support from the Community Arts and Education Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.

SOMArts exhibitions and events are FREE (unless otherwise advertised). Enter down long driveway. Street parking available and flat rate parking is accessible at Brannan & 8th St. SOMArts is within two blocks of the Muni lines number 12, 19, 27 and 47.