DEEP DOWN AND BUILDING UP
New works by Maggie Haas & Carrie Hott
Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 2012, 6 – 8 PM
On view: March 24 & 25, 2012, 12 – 5 PM
Pier 70 (Third Street @ 20th Street)
San Francisco, CA
DEEP DOWN AND BUILDING UP, the inaugural exhibition of the curatorial project Stairwell’s, showcases new site-specific works by artists Maggie Haas and Carrie Hott. Through sculpture, drawing, and installation, Haas and Hott expand upon their individual practices within the shared space of a stairwell in Pier’s 70 Noonan building. Their works address material accumulation, the measurement of spaces real and imagined, and the stairwell as a space in which we both move and rest.
Stairwell’s is a project by Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin, supported by a 2011 Alternative Exposure grant from Southern Exposure. Over the next year, Stairwell’s will mount short-term temporary exhibitions throughout the Bay Area. The first site is a former shipyard office built in 1941 now housing studios for artists, musicians, filmmakers, and designers in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch neighborhood. In addition to temporary exhibitions, Stairwell’s programming also includes off-site excursions around the Bay Area and short takeaway publications, the first of which will feature contributions from local curators Aaron Harbour and Jackie Im.
For more information, visit www.stairwells.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.