Introductions 2021

Introductions 2021

Root Division presents Introductions 2021, the 15th iteration of our annual juried exhibition. The Introductions exhibition showcases the talent of twelve emerging artists, highlighting artists without gallery representation in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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. 

Register for our 2nd Saturday opening reception here.

Juried by:

Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander
Ken Harman Hashimoto
Jovanna Venegas

Exhibition Dates

Aug. 25 – Sept. 18, 2021

Second Saturday Reception

Sept. 11, 2021 | 7–9pm

Exhibiting artists

Bijan Bucket
Worldly Sistah (Tracy Brown)
Jillian Crochet

Laura DeAngelis
Whitney Humphreys
Emily Gui
Natasha Loewy

Yuki Maruyama
Alexander Feliciano Mejía
Ariella Robinson

Adrianne Smits
Jess Young

Introductions 2021 will be on view from Aug. 25 – Sept. 18, 2021.

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The Second Saturday reception for this show is on Sept. 11, 2021 from 7 to 9 pm.

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