My first month and a half at Root Division has gone by so fast! It’s been a whirlwind of studio visits with Root Division Studio Artists, selecting work for the Frank-Ratchye project space, and lately, helping the RD staff prepare for the upcoming Annual Art Auction on Thursday, October 27. This year’s auction features 199 works of […]
Nicholas Hullibarger: Spatial Binaries Lauren Etchells interviews Nicholas Hullibarger about his latest work in the Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space
Hey everyone–it’s been a while! Since our last blog post, Root Division has moved into and celebrated one year in our new space at 1131 Mission Street. Root Division’s new 13,400-square-foot home now provides subsidized studio space for 31 artists and has helped us to expand the roster of class offerings to provide arts education
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Evan Barbour Populations: Amy Cancelmo interviews Evan Barbour about his solo exhibition at the ODC Theater Lobby
Root Division is thrilled to partner with our former neighbors at ODC by curating the theater lobby with the work of our Studio Artists and Affiliates. This season, we will present a series of shows addressing the shifting landscape of San Francisco. Our first features a new body of work by Evan Barbour, former Studio
Tom Loughlin: This Space Intentionally Left Blank, Julia Sackett interviews Tom Loughlin about his show at Spare Change Artist Space
Former Root Division Studio Artists Julia Sackett and Tom Loughlin discuss Tom’s work in anticipation of his solo exhibition “This Space Intentionally Left Blank,” opening at the Spare Change Artist Space this Thursday, February 19th. It seems appropriate that two artists working with manipulating the urban landscape are in conversation, even if one landscape is historically
Julia Sackett: State of Change, Mie Hørlyck Mogensen Interviews Julia Sackett about her new show at Spare Change Artist Space
We at Root Division love to create the opportunity for solo exhibitions of our Studio Artists‘ work at partner offsite spaces! Julia Sackett’s State of Change, is a new body of work currently on display at the Spare Change Artist Space. In playful work informed by is the historical facts of California’s boom and bust economy, Sackett connects and
Josh Highter: Slow Build Amy Cancelmo interviews Josh Highter about his current exhibition at the ODC Theater
Root Division may have moved out of our long time location on 17th Street, but our artists will continue to have a presence in the neighborhood. Root Division’s Exhibitions and Events Director, Amy Cancelmo has been curating the lobby of our former neighbor, the ODC Theater with the work of our Studio Artists and Affiliates since 2011.
Mie Mogensen: Stack & Roll Jennie Lennick Interviews Mie Horlyck Mogensen about her current exhibition at the Spare Change Artist Space
We may be going through some major transitions at Root Division with upcoming move, but that doesn’t slow us down! We are still continuing to produce high quality shows both on and offsite! For our current exhibition at the Spare Change Artist Space current RD Studio Artist Space Mie Hørlyck Mogensen has created a new body of
Jennie Lennick is a Studio Artist at Root Division where she teaches art to adults and children. Lennick’s work reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into collages, sculpture, animations, and drawings. Her current solo exhibition at the Spare Change Artist Space is on view through April 4th. Amy Cancelmo: When Jennie first approached me with a proposal
Root Division at Spare Change Artist Space: An Interview with Sean Fletcher and John–Mark Ikeda by Amy Cancelmo, Exhibition Curator
About six months ago, Michelle Mansour (Executive Director of Root Division) and I, were called into the offices of Rhodes & Fletcher, a financial planning office in downtown San Francisco for a meeting about curating their space. After that first meeting it became clear that curating, what they had dubbed the “Spare Change Artist Space,”