JUNE!!! is so close

So June is a way crazy month in SF, and I try to stay pretty low-key during all the madness, but this year there are so many art shows my friends and myself are in I thought I would put up a lil list of everything that I know is happening. It’ll be by no mean comprehensive but will give you some clues as to where I will be.

In order of event

 

PASSAGE & PLACE

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St., San Francisco
Sunday June 1st, 5PM-8PM

Passage & Place is a multimedia visual arts exhibition, book project, and skillshare series that explores displacement & movement, freedom & incarceration, and home & im/migration at the intersection of queerness.

How do our individual and collective bodies affect and politicize the space around them, and how does the space around us affect and politicize our individual and collective bodies? How do our identities inform the way we understand movement/displacement and freedom/confinement? In what ways can coping mechanisms transform into intentional acts of strengthening?

Featured artists include Black Salt Collective’s Sarah Biscarra-Dilley and Grace Rosario Perkins, Paper Buck in collaboration with members of the Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), and Zeph Fishlyn in collaboration with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. Curator Lex Non Scripta and Annah Anti-Palindrome will display a collection of artwork and letters from incarcerated and non-incarcerated queers addressing ideas of and relationships to Home.”

 

STOP BEING POOR (THE ART SHOW)

Incline Gallery
766 Valencia St., San Francisco
Friday the 6th, 6PM-10PM

STOP BEING POOR (The Art Show) is inspired by the sentiment that many politicians and media correspondents have reverberated: “If you’re poor, stop being poor.” In an effort to regain our cultural wealth, we’ve organized a group of talented local artists to bring you this showcase of art, installations, and performances. With sky-rocketing rents and massive neighborhood takeovers, our home, the Bay Area, has become a difficult place in which to live. We invite everyone to come see, but also, purchase art. Can you help us? We need to stop being poor.

SECOND HELPINGS

SOMarts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St., San Francisco
Saturday the 7th, 2PM-8PM

Second Helpings is a group visual art exhibition, a “fatinee” of multidisciplinary performance, and a queer intervention into American popular culture’s understanding of the fat body as a deviant body. Exhibiting artists fight the stigmatization of fat bodies, radically re-envision the notion of body diversity, and destabilize deeply embedded hierarchies of desire.

Second Helpings features works in many media by 20+ visual artists, and 8 solo and ensemble performances. Selected works deconstruct and reassess body politics to foster a collective understanding of fatness that empowers and heals fat-bodied people emotionally, sexually and politically.

A new theatrical work humorously addresses the correlation between body shame and cultural imperialism. A 5-piece band named after pastries snacks ritualistically onstage. A debut video work explores racialized and gendered experiences of fat-phobia. A chubby drag queen pushes back on the ways her body is treated as a dystopian object of desire. Come ravenous. Help yourself. ”

SOFT MUSCLE ARTIST RECEPTION

Root Division
3175 17th St., San Francisco
Saturday the 14th, 7PM-10PM

“In medicine, muscle is defined as a bundle of tissues that contract to

produce a particular movement. Politically, ‘muscle’ is also synonymous

with power, strength and dominance. In the context of gender, the

density and size of one’s muscles can signify virility or weakness.

Physiologically, “soft muscle” describes flaccid or relaxed tissue, a

vulnerable part of the body or a disability. Soft Muscle is an ambiguous

term to describe the “imperfections” of our bodies.

The Soft Muscle exhibition is an opportunity to bring artists together

who share a common tenderness in revealing the vulnerable

characteristics of being human. The work in Soft Muscle utilizes

transgression, humor and metaphor to illustrate the body’s universal

susceptibly to shame, violence and weakness as well as its power to

express courage, lust, and creativity.”

QUEER PROPHESIES

Sub-Mission Art Space
2183 Mission St. San Francisco
Thursday the 19th,  7:30

Queer Prophesies is a prophetic window, a portal into manifold queer futures. With gender expression holograms, musical visions, and stories of our queer descendants, this is a night of performance and visual art exploring queer futures, utopias, and dystopias that resist assimilation and explore the great queer unknown.

 

SOFT MUSCLE CLOSING PARTY

Root Division
3175 17th St., San Francisco
Friday the 20th, 7PM-9PM

“In medicine, muscle is defined as a bundle of tissues that contract to

produce a particular movement. Politically, ‘muscle’ is also synonymous

with power, strength and dominance. In the context of gender, the

density and size of one’s muscles can signify virility or weakness.

Physiologically, “soft muscle” describes flaccid or relaxed tissue, a

vulnerable part of the body or a disability. Soft Muscle is an ambiguous

term to describe the “imperfections” of our bodies.

The Soft Muscle exhibition is an opportunity to bring artists together

who share a common tenderness in revealing the vulnerable

characteristics of being human. The work in Soft Muscle utilizes

transgression, humor and metaphor to illustrate the body’s universal

susceptibly to shame, violence and weakness as well as its power to

express courage, lust, and creativity.”

TRANS MARCH

Dolores Park
Friday the 27th

you can find me eating and drinking in a sea of hot trans folks alll effffin day!

 

 

If I missed anything let a lady know!!! invite me to your arrrt shooow!

 

ART Y’ALL

 

 

 

 

 

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