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Exhibition Detail
ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Strange Bedfellows: Collaborative Practice in Queer Art
Curated by: Amy Cancelmo
3175 17th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

June 5th, 2013 - June 29th, 2013
June 8th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
(415) 8633-7668
Wed-Sat 2-6
sculpture, traditional, modern, figurative, abstract, surrealism, landscape, realism, pop, conceptual, performance, video-art, graffiti/street-art, installation, digital, mixed-media, photography

Strange Bedfellows is a visual art exhibition exploring collaborative practice in queer art. Featuring the work of over twenty contemporary queer artists alongside ephemera loaned from the San Francisco GLBT Historical Society Archive, the show presents diverse strategies for collaboration and considers multiple authorship as a radical concept.

 Strange Bedfellows is a nationally traveling exhibition with accompanying catalogue, and is a fiscally sponsored project of the Queer Cultural Center. The exhibition will debut in San Francisco at Root Division in June 2013 as part of the National Queer Arts Festival, and then travel to the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University in Lewisburg Pennsylvania in Fall of 2013.  It will next be presented in Chicago for the College Art Association Conference in February of 2014 as the sponsored exhibition of the Queer Caucus for the Arts. Additional funders for the project include Endeavor Foundation for the Arts & Rainbow Grocery



 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.

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

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