Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Obscure Show of the Week

Five guys who met in the MFA program at San Francisco Art Institute have organized a show of their work at Root Division, an artist-run space in San Francisco's Mission District. The artists are Dustin Fosnot, David O. Johnson, Casey Logan, Ian Treasure, and Brian Wasson. The affable Dave Johnson gave me a tour on Monday. It’s an interesting show—and definitely more engaging than a number of recent commercial gallery shows. I hope people will see it by the final day, Saturday, June 24th. There is a blog site for the show, although the photos there don’t do it justice (and what’s with that black background?). The installation shot above is borrowed from that site. One hiccup is that you need to call Root Division at (415) 863-7668 to arrange to see the show. This is not as hard as it may seem. One reason for the appointments is so that the show can be turned on (many lights, a motor) before visitors arrive. Root Division is located at 3175 17th St., between Shotwell St. and South Van Ness Ave.

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