The Ramp Features Transit/Stasis

What: TRANSIT/STASIS: Negotiating Movement in the City
Who: San Francisco Art Institute MA Collaborative 2011
Installation Dates: May 1 – May 15, 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 7:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: SOMArts Ramp Gallery (934 Brannan Street, between 8th and 9th)

Produced by the San Francisco Art Institute 2011 MA cohort, TRANSIT/STASIS: Negotiating Movement in the City is an exhibition that considers art and urban movement in San Francisco.  It opened for public view at the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute on April 25 – April 29, 2011 and now is on display at the SOMArts Ramp Gallery from May 1 – May 15, 2011. The exhibition documents five artist projects implemented throughout the spring of 2011, each of which evidences shifting conditions of artistic and spatial production as seen through the frame of transit. The projects, selected for realization from an open call for proposals first circulated in the fall of 2010, include: Aram Bartholl’s physical USB flash drive interventions, Dead Drops; Nick Bastis’ technologically-mediated spatial navigation project, Foreign Exchange; Julie Cloutier’s intimate psychogeographic rock displacements, Rock Portraits, Set D; Resonant City’s continued exploration of Bay Area regional identity as formed by public transit; and Christen Sperry-Garcia’s embodied transit mapping choreography, Maps, Nodes, Networks.
The San Francisco Art Institute MA Collaborative 2011 consists of Allison Blomerth, Heatherly Born, Pam Campanaro, Frida Cano (Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex scholar and Recipient of the Program Beca para Estudios en el Extranjero 2010-2011 del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes), Kim Cook, Melina De Hoyos, Emily Dippo, E. Maude Haak-Frendscho, Charlotte Miller, Casey Mouton, Karl Nelson, Ian Paul, and Claudia Schidlow with faculty adviser Meg Shiffler.