Exhibition Dates: November 9, 2016 - March 4, 2017
Exhibition Location: SFAC Main Gallery
401 Van Ness Avenue (War Memorial Veterans Building)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Artists' Reception: Friday, November 18, 6 - 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces is an expansive exhibition featuring works by local and national artists and veteran artists that have been engaged with the subject matter of individuals supporting active-duty personnel and/or veterans over long periods of time.
The artists in Not Alone engage in building narratives about and with members of the Armed Forces and their families through media including photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, audio works, installations and 360 video. Their works offer perspectives on a variety of topics including veteran support networks, the experience of spouses and children of US military personnel and how veterans examine their own identity and personal relationships. The artwork in the exhibition highlights the family members, veterans and artists that actively seek out opportunities to connect and support their loved ones, friends and strangers (including everyone who is impacted by seeing this exhibition).
Not Alone is curated by SFAC Galleries Director Meg Shiffler and artist, curator and journalist Jason Hanasik.
Sarah Dale, Rodney Ewing*, Michael Hall, Monica Haller, Jason Hanasik & Blake Montgomery, Jessica Hines, Amber Hoy*, Jennifer Karady, Amanda Lucier, Whitney Lynn, Suzanne Opton, Althea Thauberger, Ehren Tool*, and The Exquisite Corpse of the Unknown Veteran project organized Aaron Hughes* & Jeanne Dunning featuring dozens of Bay Area artists and veteran artists.
* denotes a veteran artist
Multiple public programs, made possible by grants from the California Arts Council, will be presented in partnership with local nonprofit organizations serving the veterans community. The programs will play an integral role in providing even more access to the exhibition and the SFAC Gallery’s goal of building and strengthening community.