Root Division presents

Permutation Unfolding

Sat Mar 9, 2013
Root Division Art Space
7-10 pm
Art Openings, Galleries


ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday March 2013

Permutation Unfolding

Exhibition Curators: Rebecca Shortle & Tobias Tovera

Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, March 9, 7-10 pm

Including CREATIVE STATION, free all-ages art activities in our Studio 2 Classroom

Panel Discussion: Wednesday, March 20, 7-9 pm FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring: Jamie Brunson, Randy Colosky, Peter Foucault, Rebecca Shortle, Tobias Tovera

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Root Division presents Permutation Unfolding, A group exhibition examining the realm of process in relationship to natural systems of self-organization and transformation. Permutation Unfolding introduces art practices that result from processes of intuitive facture, repetition, and chance, created organically through accumulation.

Biomorphic forms or suggestions of other natural formations frequently emerge as a result of the artists’working processes, including macroscopic or microscopic life forms, neural networks, macromolecular or cellular structures, and geologic formations.

The essence and beauty of each piece is the equilibrium between what is intended and what is achieved: a process that results neither from control over these forces nor surrender to them, but rather from immersion in them.


Jamie Brunson

Randy Colosky

Peter Foucault

Sid Garrison

Mieko Hara

Gregory Kaplowitz

Amanda Klimek

Michelle Mansour

Mia Nakano

Sandra Ono

Jenn Shifflet

Rebecca Shortle

Christopher Sicat

Tobias Tovera*

John Wood

*Root Division Studio Artist

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9, 7-10 pm

Exhibition Dates: March 6 – March 23, 2013

Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)

Panel Discussion: Wednesday, March 20, 7-9 pm FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring: Jamie Brunson, Randy Colosky, Peter Foucault, Rebecca Shortle, Tobias Tovera


3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness & Shotwell)

San Francisco, CA 94110




Root Division is a visual arts non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission: Cultural Equity Grants, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Phyliis C. Wattis Foundation, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.

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  1. Root Division Art Space
    3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA