Through That Which Is Seen

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Through That Which Is Seen

1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
June 6th, 2012 - June 23rd, 2012
Opening: June 9th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

(415) 8633-7668
Wed-Sat 2-6 and by appointment
diorama, Root Division mixed-media, installation, landscape, sculpture
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $1-$20


ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday June 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Through That Which Is Seen

Curated by Alexis Arnold and Lauren Hartman

Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, June 9, 7-10 pm


Through That Which is Seen represents a range of interpretations of the diorama, on all scales from site-specific installations to small-scale models. From natural history displays to shoebox book reports, the word diorama often conjures memories from childhood. However, dioramas can be found dotted throughout our daily lives. Think about storefront displays, televisions, and medicine cabinets, to name a few. Does a shower become a performative diorama when in use? Or a car? The work in this exhibition highlights the narrative potential of the diorama and the many forms in which they embody.


Elisheva Biernoff

Michael Campbell

Lisa Rybovich Cralle

Brynda Glazier

Michael Kerbow

Mary Ma

Bridget May

Christine Osinksi

Rachael Posnak

Carissa Potter

Kate Stirr*

* Root Division Studio Artist

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 7-10 pm

Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $1-$20

Plus Creative Station: Free diorama-making activity in the Studio 2 Classroom from 7-9 pm


Exhibition Dates: June 6 - 23, 2012

Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)

Contact: Amy Cancelmo





Root Division is an arts & arts education 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; National Endowment for the Arts; Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund; Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, and Fleishhacker Foundation.

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