at Cloaca Projects

1460 Davidson Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124


on the tip of my tongue
part 2 of american fine arts

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14, 7:00pm – 11:00pm.
w/ a performance by Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack at 9pm

Koak,  Hard Times Need Comfort , 2018 acrylic, oil, graphite, pencil, ink, and casein on muslin 15 x 12 inch

Koak, Hard Times Need Comfort, 2018
acrylic, oil, graphite, pencil, ink, and casein on muslin
15 x 12 inch

Andrea Marie Breiling
Kenneth Curwood
Jamie Felton
Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Daniel Gibson
Sebastian Gladstone
Stephanie Rose Guerrero
Maria Guzmán Capron
Casey Kauffmann
William Keihn
Brandon Landers
Maria Maea
April Martin
Bruna Massadas
Kylen McMorran
Dustin Metz
Marisa Raygoza
Andrew Roberts
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
Ruben Rodriguez
Camille Schefter
Kira Shewfelt
Alakè Shilling
Emma Stern
Kenn Taylor
Corri-Lynn Tetz
Ashley Wick

“The word emergency comes from emerge, to rise out of, the opposite of merge, which comes from mergere, to be within or under a liquid, immersed, submerged. An emergency is a separation from the familiar, a sudden emergence into a new atmosphere, one that often demands we ourselves rise to the occasion.“

from A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit, 2010

Our environment and our selves grow congruently, nourishing each other. We are among many and we are many within ourselves. We each carry a plethora of masks to navigate our space, and we develop our personal and individual voices alone and through the words of others. A source lays at the beginning of each of us; it is where we find our mothers. It is where we develop our mutual mother tongue. This tongue is more than language. It is visual. It is material. It is our hands and what and who they touch. It is a communication into which we welcome others. It is between what we think and feel and what is expressed.

on the tip of my tongue centers on the visual language of a unified culture in a desperate era, or at least on the voice of the artist, unifying the acts of both doing and thinking. In divergent ways the works that will join our show in San Francisco often utilize the figure or the representation of such as tool of strength, beauty and agency. life’s not fair and people don’t act right represented a dissension between hope and fear. This chapter takes that framework and pulls it together into ideal and idea; and moves us into the adolescent stage of our traveling exhibition. The artist’s work, your work, comes in as a marker for the development of this process: artists speaking to artists and culture as a whole to describe a situation, an experience, and a desire for resolve.

On view through May 12, 2018.
Open Saturdays, 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

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