2nd Saturday September 2021: Introductions 2021 Opening Reception

Venue: 1131 Mission Street

Join Root Division on September 11, 2021 from 7-9 pm for a limited capacity reception in honor of Introductions 2021, juried by Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, Ken Harmon Hashimoto, and Jovanna Venegas,

The Introductions exhibition showcases the talent of twelve emerging artists, highlighting artists without gallery representation in the San Francisco Bay Area. The three jurors selected the artists based on the conceptual and formal strength of their work through a highly competitive juror review process of over 200 submissions. The resulting exhibition includes a diverse range of media and subject matter featuring painting, sculpture, video, and installation. This presentation is one of the keystones of Root Division’s gallery program, offering artists exposure to the art community and beyond through an exhibition, reception, and a print publication.

The artists in this year’s cohort explore a varied and expansive set of ideas, yet through lines emerge: tactile pop-forward manifestations of technological impact; impermanence and loss of loved ones, culture, and home; and object-making which offers a restoration of and response to generational memory and trauma. 

As we transition back into in-person events, our 2nd Saturday reception will be open for a limited number of guests*, so we request that you RSVP in advance. We're excited to see you in person!


* In response to updates to San Francisco’s “Safer Return Together” City Health Order, we will require all guests (over age 12) to bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry into this event. 


We ask this as a show of community care and a move towards continued safety at our in-person events. You may bring a physical copy of your vaccination card or via digital download through the State of California Digital Vaccine Record Portal here

For the safety of our extended community, we ask that you continue to wear a mask when in the Root Division space and please only bring along guests that have also RSVP’d for the event

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