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Antioch Creek (detail), 2008 © Estate of Larry Sultan. Courtesy of the Stephen Wirtz Gallery and Pier 24; Surabhi Saraf photo by Ajay Koli
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Curated by: Glen Helfand

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
May 30th, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Artist talk
Union Square/Civic Center
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
mixed-media, performance, modern
Free with museum admission ($5 after 5 pm on Thursdays)

We're thrilled about our upcoming contemporary art exhibition, Proximities 1: What Time Is It There? (opening May 24), so we're throwing a fun event for it.
Guest curator Glen Helfand will make remarks, and there'll be short, lively discussions between our curators and Bay Area artists in the galleries. Daniel Hyatt, drink-making extraordinaire formerly of Alembic, will be demonstrating the creation of a special cocktail he's made with Proximities artist Andrew Witrak. Said special cocktail will be available at the cash bars.
New media artist/composer Surabhi Saraf, who has a background in experimental and Indian music, along with collaborator Ian Smith-Heisters will create a live performance with surround sounds and visuals.

Fresh art, music by DJ Jacob Sperber (Honey Soundsystem), cash bars, the museum at dusk in the summertime...just your usual good-time art-lovin' fare. 
Tentative Schedule
6:30  Remarks by guest curator Glen Helfand
7:00  Tucker Nichols and curator Michael Knight (20-min gallery talk)
7:00  Cocktail demo with Daniel Hyatt
7:10  Elisheva Beirnoff and curator Jeff Durham (20-min gallery talk)
7:20  Andrew Witrak and curator Qamar Adamjee (20-min gallery talk)
7:30  James Gobel and curator Forrest McGill (20-min gallery talk)
7:40  Lisa Blatt and curator Michael Knight (20-min gallery talk)
7:50  Ala Ebtekar and curator Jeff Durham (20-min gallery talk)
7:50  Cocktail demo with Daniel Hyatt
8:20  Surabhi Saraf performance

What is Asia? Its influences are everywhere and we each encounter it differently, be it through lineage or pop culture. Some of the Bay Area’s most exciting artists—Elisheva Biernoff, Lisa K. Blatt, Ala Ebtekar, James Gobel, Tucker Nichols, Larry Sultan, Andrew Witrak—will answer this question in Proximities, a series of three intimate exhibitions. This is the first installment, about landscapes imagined and real. The second and third will open later in the year.
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