Wednesday, December 28, 2005

National Psyche
Feminine vision, thought, and action during wartime

February 24 - March 12, 2006

Curated by Elliot Lessing

The LAB 2948 Sixteenth Street at Capp Street, San Francisco
Opening Reception: 6-9 PM Friday February 24
Gallery Hours: 1-6 PM Wednesday through Saturday
Offsite Projects: various dates and locations

Centerpiece Exhibition Jane Benson, Maria Bustnes, Carole Caroompas, Caroline Cox, Alyse Emdur, Oriana Fox, Linda Ganjian, Jean Lowe, Jyung Mee Park, Sabrina Raaf, Paige Sarlin, Nicole Tschampel, Saya Woolfalk

Onsite and Offsite Projects Amy Albracht, Meg Duguid, Matt Gerring, Jen Pack, Kim Weller

National Psyche is a group exhibition exploring current feminine dimensions of Contemporary Art, while highlighting creative leadership within the context of post 9/11 America.

Forgoing the need to exhibit traditional processes or representations of the feminine, or to include projects with overtly political messages, National Psyche aims for a subtler, but no less expansive goal:

To highlight the entire Arts Field as a dynamic, elegantly connected, globalized team, whose independent projects in all media offer life-enriching tools and encouraging social models.

National Psyche includes a colorful range of innovative artistic programming and educational presentations featuring visual artists, educators and progressive leaders, including guest presenters from within and outside the Bay Area. Visitors to the gallery and to offsite projects are invited to take their time with exhibits to consider their informational qualities, coherent radicalism, and cultural significance.

Gallery attendees may weigh in their experiences of National Psyche through this interactive blog designed exclusively for exhibition information and feedback.

Installation, sculpture, video, site-specific, painting, performance, photography, and interdisciplinary projects are all represented in this multi-faceted exhibition.

National Psyche hopes to poise its participating artists, its visitors, and even its own Curator to experience their own personal cultural moment -- where freedom, spirit, and independent vision emerge as the primary material that Contemporary Artists work with everyday.

The results of such work are sometimes dazzling, meaningful, and rich.

National Psyche presents a kaleidoscopic view into Contemporary Art, new contexts for hope, and the project of civilization.

Discover your National Psyche!


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