800 Chestnust St.
San Francisco, California 94133

Diego Rivera Gallery Show by Denise Parsons, Deer Fang and Alfonso Aguirre

Opening: Tuesday May 2, 2006, 5 - 7 pm (artists talk at 12pm)

Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, SF, CA 94133

Show on View: May 1 - 6, 2006

Gallery Times: Monday - Saturday 8am - 8pm

http://www.deerfang.org, http://www.deniseparsons.com, http://www.alfonsoaguirre.com,



Free and Open to the Public

Free Wine and Snacks

From May 1, 2006, to May 6, 2006, the San Francisco Art Institute is presenting works by Denise Parsons, Deer Fang and Alfonso Aguirre in the historical Diego Rivera Gallery.

"I Want to Feel Clean", a video work by Denise Parsons, compiles clips of footage of her in her own bathtub. Thoughts of baptism and confession come to mind as Parsons reveals a wide range of emotions while letting us look in on her intimate and ongoing struggle to cast off and renew.

Artist Deer Fang debuts "Cannibal Cafe," a live video production using stories adopted from the news. This thriller to be shot during the two hour reception has several roles cast for the production, but also utilizes the participants of the show for the film. Fang uses video as a form to initiate a temporary collective moment, and uses narratives drawn from culture reproduction such as the news and books.

Alfonso Aguirre will present works on paper. Concerning the idealized feminine male. Intricate drawings of semi utopian environments in which gay social political issues are played out. These surreal, sexualized, campy and transgresive works are not to be missed.

Press Contact: Lucy Martin, [email protected], 415.749.4507

Added by Deer Fang on April 20, 2006