Event has passed (Wed Nov 6, 2013 - Sat Nov 23, 2013)
Root Division
Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6 pm (or by appointment)


ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday November 2013

Curators: Katherine Morgan Krause (editor Dossier Journal) & Jenny Salomon (visual artist)
Second Saturday Reception: November 9th, 7-10 pm
Including CREATIVE STATION, free all-ages art activities in our Studio 2 Classroom

The ancient symbol of Ouroboros, the snake eating its tail, appears in many cultures, religions, and belief systems from Ancient Egypt, Jungian philosophy, and alchemy to androgyny, mythology, and modern science. It has referenced rebirth, creation out of destruction, self-discovery, life out of death, the eternal, the joining of opposites, devouring oneself, the shadow self, immortality, and infinity.

This exhibition excavates the understanding of Ouroboros from its historical references and explores its meaning today. The curators are interested in using this symbol as a key to gather work that expresses one of these two outlooks: the eternal vs. the end.

Participating Artists:
Kim Anno
Joyce Burnstein
Evan Holm
Desiree Holman
Matt Keegan
Bessma Khalaf
Ali Naschke-Messing
Jesse Schlesinger
Andy Vogt & Nicolas Torres

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibition Dates: November 6 – 23, 2013
Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)
Panel Discussion: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7 – 9 pm.

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, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Drusie Davis Family Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, A Better Place Foundation, Art4Moore, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.

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


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