CSC gallerist (and awesome artist) Dorian Katz in a fab show
Work MORE #6 group exhibition
Exhibition Saturday, March 29–Thursday, April 24, 2014. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–7pm & Saturday, 12–5pm
Opening night party and interactive drag show, Friday, March 28, 2014, 7–10pm
934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
Dance, drag and contemporary art collide in the gallery at the opening night party and interactive drag show for Work MORE! #6, Friday, March 28, 2014, 7–10pm, free admission. The exhibition is the third Spring 2014 Commons Curatorial Residency exhibition at SOMArts, organized by residency recipient and Work MORE! creator and artistic director Mica Sigourney (VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!). By pairing San Francisco drag performers with non-drag fine artists for an exhibition of collaborative installations and performances, Work MORE! #6 situates San Francisco’s avant-garde and traditional drag practices within a gallery space, re-contextualizing the artistry, aesthetics and forms that are ever-present and continually evolving in San Francisco’s nightlife venues.
“Like folk art, drag carries within it traditions, techniques, perspectives and stories that are passed down from generation to generation or mentor to mentee via chosen ‘drag families’. Through this exhibition we hope to reveal both the the unique individual and collective legacies of the performers themselves.” —Work MORE! artistic director, Mica Sigourney
The organizers of Work MORE! #6 devised a platform for collaborative art-making that utilizes drag to disturb traditional notions of beauty and gender while promoting interdisciplinary collaborations among artists who co-create rather than compete.
22 avant-garde and traditional drag performers and artists are divided into six production teams that include at least one artist working in each discipline: painting, photography, music and video. Drag artists naturally cross mediums working freely in painting and design (make-up), soft sculpture (hair design and costume design) as well as sculpture (set and prop making). These new encounters and partnerships illustrate the multidisciplinary artistry embedded in drag making as well as strengthen and diversify drag families and traditions.
RELATED EVENTS INCLUDE
Opening Night Party & Interactive Drag Show
Friday, March 28, 7–10pm
Art, Performance & Legitimacy Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 16, 6–8pm
Closing Reception & Fake Docent Tours
Thursday, April 24, 6–8pm