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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Exhibition Detail
Curated by: Betti-Sue Hertz
701 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

July 18th, 2009 - October 25th, 2009
July 18th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Salt Mine, Leslie ShowsLeslie Shows, Salt Mine
© Leslie Shows
Crash, Odili Donald OditaOdili Donald Odita, Crash
© Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Randall-Ray, Chris FinleyChris Finley, Randall-Ray
© Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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Thu-Sat: noon-8pm; Sun: noon-6pm; First Tuesdays of the month (FREE) 12-8; Summer Hours (May 28 – Aug 31) include Wed 12-6 PM
YBCA presents Wallworks the highly anticipated curatorial debut of Betti-Sue Hertz, YBCA’s newly appointed Director of Visual Arts. For the exhibition, YBCA commissions local, regional and international artists to use the literal aspects of YBCA’s architectural space, built in 1993 by acclaimed architect Fumihiko Maki, as a starting point to create new large-scale works directly on the walls of both its galleries and its public spaces.

Participating artists in Wallworks are Makoto Aida, Edgar Arceneaux, Chris Finley, Tillman Kaiser, Odili Donald Odita, Amanda Ross-Ho, Yehudit Sasportas and Leslie Shows. They are all crisscrossing between the visual and tactile qualities of the material that they use and their interface with an audience is conceived in the manner of a skeptic. Drawing the vast encyclopedia of signs inwards, their visualizations are subjective readings of spatial contingencies as if groping around in the dark for glimmers of what is to come next.

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