FR Project Space

20-Year: Current Studio Artist Showcase

On view in the Frank-Ratchye Project Space as part of Root Division’s 20-Year Anniversary Celebration, will be works by our current Studio Artist cohort, offering a window into the diversity of media and practices happening onsite.

Viviana Carlos: Otro modo de ser

The Frank Ratchye Project Space presents Otro modo de ser by Root Division Studio Artist Viviana Carlos. This multi-media installation serves as a reflection and reminder to rest. Carlos invites viewers to bask in the stillness of nature among the backdrop of the bustling city of San Francisco.

Nathalie O’Brien: Love Lives Here

The Frank Ratchye Project Space presents Love Lives Here by Root Division Studio Artist Nathalie O’Brien. O’Brien’s current body of work features the relationship between every-day possession and forms of platonic and self-love.

Rebeca Flores: Purple Manguera

The Frank Ratchye Project Space presents Purple Manguera by Root Division studio artist Rebeca Flores. In this mixed media installation, Flores has created a hand-made larger than life water hose that playfully ruminates on the possibilities wrought by easy access to water.

Laura Sanford: Creature Feast: Table for One

Join us for Creature Feast: Table for One by Root Division studio artist Laura Sanford. In this mixed media installation, Sanford depicts different animals and organs to create a metaphorical self-portrait.

Rachel Dean: Recent Works

Rachel Dean’s new exhibition features textile pieces, born out of working from home and show the artist’s interest in playing with ready-made materials and hand-made forms. Join us this November in the FRPS to see the show!

Kiana Honarmand: Requiem

Kiana Honarmand’s works offer a personal and intimate commentary on sociopolitical issues while contemplating her experiences living in Iran and as a Middle Eastern woman living in the United States.

De’Ana Brownfield: The Water Carries US

The Water Carries Us explores the perspectives of Black & Afro-Native women as they have been impacted by colonialism, forced removal from ancestral lands, and enslavement. Engaging with material like cotton, indigo, clay, & black walnuts, Brownfield honors her African & Afro-Native ancestors who survived the Maafa (Middle Passage) and Trail of Tears. Using traditional textiles, she explores how materials can transcend time, space, and reject colonial constructs. In this work she seeks to acknowledge the ways that reclamation of culture acts as a practical rhythm which provides somatic healing for those impacted by enslavement and colonialism.

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