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Mark Harris in the Ramp Gallery, April 16–May 5, 2015

In November 2003, Mark Harris lost his father to lung cancer. His death had a profound effect on him personally and artistically and, fortunately, he was able to experience the healing power of art during this difficult time. While creating …

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Sophia Ahmed Sattar in the Ramp Gallery, March 17–April 13, 2015

Arabic calligraphy in all its aesthetic and linguistic complexity is little understood in the West, and often regarded as an art form belonging to the classic Islamic arts, therefore, the past. Sophia Ahmed Sattar’s idea is to explore the long …

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DIS/PLAY Opening Reception

In DIS/PLAY artists with and without disabilities claim and define their own identities, experiment, and make their own rules. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6–9pm, meet the artists of DIS/PLAY, engage in multimodal art explorations and enjoy live painting and comedy in the gallery among the art.

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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 …

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Periwinkle Cinema guest curates The News

Periwinkle Cinema guest curates short movies with live soundtracks for The News on Tuesday, March 3rd

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The News 3 Year Anniversary Performance, February 3

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features 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 …

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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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Artist Interview: Laetitia Sonami

I’ve been watching and enjoying some of your past performances via your website, and confess that I’ve always wanted to be able to modulate sounds in real-time (basically, I’ve always wanted a lady’s glove). How has that instrument changed the …