Downtown, Work by John-Mark Ikeda
ROOT DIVISION at Spare Change PRESENTS:
Work by John-Mark Ikeda
Curated by Amy Cancelmo
December 2012 – February 2013
Artist Reception: Thursday, December 13th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
Spare Change Artist Space | 465 California Street, Suite 838
Root Division is thrilled to partner with Rhodes & Fletcher LLC to curate Spare Change with the work of our Studio Artists and Affiliates. Current Studio Artist, John-Mark Ikeda uses symbols of ordinary business accoutrements in his video, print, and augmented reality works. Illustrating “the moment when myths deteriorate,” these familiar icons are disempowered through their use as metaphor for a growing disenchantment with the promises of free enterprise. Disassembled, deconstructed, mis-used, manipulated and analyzed, Ikeda demonstrates a mastery over traditional business vices and the ideas they represent.
Artist Reception: Thursday, December 13th, 2012, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 13th - February 28th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Spare Change Artist Space
465 California Street, Suite 838
San Francisco, CA 94110
3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness & Shotwell)
San Francisco, CA 94110
ABOUT ROOT DIVISION:
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 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts / ArtWorks, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission / Cultural Equity Grants, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, and Art4Moore,.
For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Cancelmo at 415.863.7668 or email@example.com.