Here are some pics of our MAP installation Million Fishes Gallery in San Francisco on Saturday July 9th from 7-9 pm at the opening reception for “Perfect Place/No Place: Re-imagining Utopia” curated by the MicroClimate Collective. MAP featured artists Scott Kiernan, Matthew Parrott, John Urquhart and Patick Wilson. Was a really fun event, thanks to everyone who stopped by!!
Here is the SF Weekly review for this show. Perfect Place/No Place got a “Pick of the week”!
Also a link to an artbusiness write up of the event:
Please join us for our upcoming art and performance exhibition, Perfect Place/No Place: Re-Imagining Utopia.
@Million Fishes Arts Collective
2501 Bryant Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110
Opening: Saturday July 9th, 2011, 7-10 p.m.
Closing: Sunday, July 24th, 2-5 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Sun. July 10th, Sat. July 16th, Sun. July 17th, Sat. July 23rd, 2-5 p.m.
From the time of Plato’s Republic to the present, the problem of utopian vision has been its conflation with the impossible and oppressive striving for “perfection.” Yet the desire to create a better world is perennial, and as surely as utopian imagination encompasses its alter ego, dystopia, it remains a powerful interpretive force. If the speculative power of utopia has always been most vital at moments of crisis, what is its relevance to the current moment? What are the potentialities and pitfalls of utopian thinking?
Matt Cella UV Digital Print
Reenie Charriere Sculptural Installation
Brett Goodroad Drawings
Myron Michael Spoken Word
Nancy Nowacek Sculpture
Yulia Pinkusevich Large-Scale Drawing
Sarah Ratchye Drawings
Allison Rowe Sculpture
Maja Ruznic Mixed Media and Live Painting Performance
Ann Schnake Sculpture
Jake Ziemann Installation
with The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) a collaborative project by Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari
Curated by MicroClimate Collective
The opening event will include a live collaborative painting performance by Maja Ruznic as the Emotional Trash Collector, a spoken word performance by Myron Michael, and The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), which will be parked in front of the gallery as an annex to the exhibition with special guests.
We hope you will be able to join us for one or several of the events! You can check out the Facebook event for more information and to RSVP.
Glenna Cole Allee and Victoria Mara Heilweil