3175 17th Street
San Francisco, California 94110

ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday November 2009

An exhibition of new Bay Area sculpture and installation

Curated by John K. Melvin

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Root Division is proud to present our November Second Saturday event, an exhibition of new Bay Area sculpture and installation, guest-curated by local artist and curator John K. Melvin.

The work in RAW has a distinct materiality, and each of the artists is uniquely aware of its presence. Whether assembled from found objects or crafted from items not typically associated with fine art, the sculptures and installations featured in this show work to declaim the fundamental appeal of objectness.

Artists like Colby Claycomb and Brandon Truscott evoke their own personal narratives by exploiting the built-in meaning of used materials. Others, like Barry Beach, John K. Melvin, and Kit Rosenberg take a more detached approach, boiling down a conceptual premise to its most essential material elements. But regardless of how each artist approaches their work, there is a shared enthusiasm to maintain the integrity of the chosen medium.

Details are on-line at http://raw-rootdivisionsf.blogspot.com


Barry Beach
Colby Claycomb
Benjamin Echeverria
Sean Olson
Christophe Piallat
Kit Rosenberg*
Brandon Truscott
Jesse Walton
Sarah Willis

*Root Division Resident Artist

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14th, 7-10 pm
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $2-$20
Exhibition Dates: November 11th-December 5th, 2009
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays- Saturdays, 2-6 pm (or by appointment)

3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness & Shotwell)
San Francisco, CA 94110

For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Selene Foster at 415.863.7668 or [email protected].

Added by rootdivision on October 30, 2009

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