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Street Art: Ephemera, Erasure, and Reality of Territory

by Jolene Torr
Balmy Alley and Clarion Alley in San Francisco’s Mission District are well-known for their high concentration of murals, for the diversity of color contained in one-block stretches of fences and residences with bustling commercial streets astride. Swoon, Andrew Schoultz, Sirron Norris, among many others, have added their signature styles, commissioned or not, to the famed narrow alleys. But it’s thanks to Intersection for the Arts in the Mid-Market for their exhibition programming that... [more]
Posted by Jolene Torr on 7/25/12
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Street Art: Ephemera, Erasure, and Reality of Territory

by Jolene Torr
Balmy Alley and Clarion Alley in San Francisco’s Mission District are well-known for their high concentration of murals, for the diversity of color contained in one-block stretches of fences and residences with bustling commercial streets astride. Swoon, Andrew Schoultz, Sirron Norris, among many others, have added their signature styles, commissioned or not, to the famed narrow alleys. But it’s thanks to Intersection for the Arts in the Mid-Market for their exhibition programming that... [more]
Posted by Jolene Torr on 10/2/13
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'Mirrors in Every Corner' sheds a new light

'Mirrors in Every Corner' sheds a new light Theater February 25, 2010|By Regan McMahon, Special to The Chronicle How do we talk about race in contemporary America? President Obama addressed the question in his historic campaign speech in March 2008. Others, like 25-year-old poet and playwright Chinaka Hodge, do it with their art. Her provocative play "Mirrors in Every Corner," which opens... [more]
Posted by Joan Osato on 10/19/10
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Everyday Stories

by Jolene Torr
Life in Tehran means several different things certainly, and I think in the West, it’s common to polarize the possible meanings based on obvious stereotypes and newswire-fueled assumptions. It’s easy that way. But in approaching this collection of modern art from Tehran, a complex intellectual tension surfaces as the artists are responding, surely, to an aggressively political and religious society but also attempting to reveal another richer layer in the story along with the symbols... [more]
Posted by Jolene Torr on 11/16/09
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Fuku Americanus

by Patricia Wakida
The beauty of Junot Diaz’s writing is in the language- Diaz has located a smooth pidgin of street slang circa 1980, crossed with Dominican Spanish, born somewhere in the projects of New Jersey and brought it deftly to the page. Adapting his Pulitzer-prize winning novel, into a stage play was no mean task, given the epic malaise of slavery, war and dictatorship the novel covered, as told through a Dominican American household caught in the rapacious maw of a curse, or fúku, that lives... [more]
Posted by Patricia Wakida on 6/8/09
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Intersection Show by Migdalia Valdes

I went to the opening on April 4th. It was packed with people, standing and sitting on the floor, walking around and flipping through Migdalia's journals. The set-up is amazing; it's a review of the last 10 years of Valdes "Every Day" project. From the vast amount of work that she creates, she selected 1 picture for the Decade, 10 pictures from the Every Year, 12 pictures for Every Month and all pictures from the Every Day for one year. The room is beautifully arranged and filled with black and... [more]
Posted by Janine on 4/13/09
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Outsider Art from the Inside

by Jolene Torr
Picture a balled mass of multi-colored threads hovering cloud-like in a corner of the gallery, its sinewy fibers tangled like a clog of hair. Beneath it, the carefully divided piles of blue threads and green. Each piece of thread is six-inches long and represents ten individuals: blue for inmates in the California prison system, green for the guards and prison staff, and multi-colored for the families of prisoners and victims. These meticulously intertwined threads demonstrate how over 8... [more]
Posted by Jolene Torr on 3/2/08
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