Exhibition | Love & Longing | at Root Division | San Francisco | Art Week

Love & Longing

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Saturday, 4 November 2017 to Saturday, 2 December 2017
Opening: 
Saturday, 11 November 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

"Now that my ladder’s gone, I must lie down where all the ladders start, In the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart.”—W. B. Yeats

Love & Longing shares descents into the unknown, artistic responses that perpetuate their own kind of fulfillment—“when the dark becomes another kind of lover” (John Tarrant). Through trying circumstances and a multiplicity of entanglements, the works in Love & Longing share a sensibility fraught with loss, and reactions layered over time.

The exhibition includes works that chip—or pound—away at the wall separating art and life—that challenge, complicate, intensify, confront, and grapple with engagement and connection. Drawing upon a wide range of media and conceptual strategies—from the unflinchingly serious to the deadpan, from one-on-one to participatory encounters—the art works selected visually and aurally engage with unlikely, ungraspable hope, and a call for radical empathy and deepening relationships, in our own dark time.

Exhibition Artists:
Efren Ave
Carissa Potter Carlson
Moir Clements (1924-2015) and Mel Day
Mark Clintberg
Miriam Dym
Jonn Herschend
Chris Komater
Kija Lucas
Linda Mary Montano
Jillian McDonald
Peggy Phelan
Joel Daniel Phillips
Dario Robletto
Mark Stock (1951-2014) in collaboration with Gary Janis
The Welcome Project
And a curated video sampler by Mel Day in collaboration with Jaime Cortez, Nadav Assor, Michelle Wilson, Christopher Scott, and other guest artists

Love & Longing is free, open to the public, and includes a Creative Station - all ages art activities hosted in our classroom during the 2nd Saturday opening reception.

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415-863-7668

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1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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