“Fluid” reveals multi-varied connotations of the concept of fluidity via five artists, each with a distinct approach.
Femina Potens Gallery has a 7 year history as a non-profit art gallery and performance space dedicated to the advancement of women and transgendered artists. Located in the Castro, it has produced over 300 art and cultural events for the LGBTQ, women, trans, queer and kink communities.
Based on their background, you may expect that a visual art exhibition titled “Fluid” to have some association with bodily fluids vis-à-vis sexual experience. But parallel to the community the gallery supports, “Fluid” is shown as a multi-layered construct. Each of the five artists interprets the concept through an individual voice. Fluid as an identifier of ‘home’, in the video and sculpture of Kimberlee Koym-Murteira; Fluid regeneration of media, in the photo-based works by Dana Hemenway; Fluid as considered when it moves through the body, in the sculptures and drawings by Jamie Spinello; Fluid ebbing as a natural entity, in the etchings of Sophie de Lignerolles; Fluid as a catalyst for release from gravity, via photo-based sculptures by Jana Rumberger. Hopefully the two gallery cats will be there when you go.
~ laurie halsey brown
(*Images, from top to bottom: Jana Rumberger, courtesy of the Artist and Femina Potens Gallery. Gallery cat, image courtesy of laurie halsey brown)