Jackie Im

BIO
Jackie Im is an independent curator, writer and artist living and working in Oakland, CA. She has curated exhibitions at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; the Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; Liminal Space, Oakland, CA; S.H.E.D. Projects, Oakland, CA; Pro Arts, Oakland, CA; MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA; and Queens Nails, San Francisco, CA. She has assisted on exhibitions at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA; Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; and the Walter and McBean Galleries at San Francisco Art Institute. She received her BA in Art History from Mills College and her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. She is currently the editor of Art Cards San Francisco and co-director and curator of Et al., a gallery in San Francisco.
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EVENT

MEDIA BASED TIME


Dates:
Fri Apr 24, 2015 19:00 - Sat May 09, 2015

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

MEDIA BASED TIME

New work by Oakland-based artist Chris Duncan.
April 24 - May 9, 2015
Reception: Friday, April 24, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

BOBBY HUTTON
FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET
STEREO SPEAKERS
LEFT AND RIGHT
BLACK AND WHITE
GREY
THE SUN
ROCK
BRONZE
WOOD
SIX MONTHS
ONE HOUR
30 MINUTES
TEN SECONDS
WHITE MEN THAT SAY NIGGA


EVENT

It's What's Inside That Counts


Dates:
Fri Apr 03, 2015 19:00 - Sat Apr 18, 2015

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Leslie Kulesh
It's What's Inside That Counts
April 3 - 18, 2015
Reception: Friday, April 3, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, April 12, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Deep inside of the earth - veins necessary to power everything we hold dear. Deep inside of you - veins necessary to power everything we hold dear. Above the ground, some humans control others. Outside the body, some humans control others. The first to find the veins will pick at them, deep under ground. An iPhone vibrates in coveralls - alerting the end of the shift. There is no light inside the earth - the vibration is a physical alert. Vibrating Tungsten; the very mineral vein being mined on this shift. Above ground, through twilight, the body carries mineral crystals packed into a cloth and tightly strapped on their back. Use the power of Tungsten no more than twice a week, particularly before starting a venture you planned. The boost will help you make the right choice and avoid possible flops. Take Tin, Tantulum and Tungsten together wherever you go. Tin, a grounding stone that provides protection from danger and subdues bursts of anger and sudden impatience. Tantulum, a stone that endows weak-willed and insecure people with confidence and courage. Tungsten enhances one's stamina, and makes one's mind deep, sober and agile.

Et al. presents Leslie Kulesh's It's What's Inside That Counts, where the public is invited to contemplate a series of stuffed fabric works featuring minerals vital to our everyday life. Like the parcels used to carry a day's mining to market, Kulesh's wall pieces are filled then strapped secure. Each piece contains one crystal of Cassiterite, a tin oxide used in smart phones; and several rare earth magnets, changing the electromagnetic charge of the gallery space.

In it's form and content, the exhibition traces vital tech components back into the core of the earth, as well as the body and the soul:

1) Literally - It IS what's inside that counts

2) Lately - Slick simple tech items (smart phones, internet of things, quantified self) that are chock full of super toxic minerals... that come from

3) Actually - The inside of the earth and are packaged up in fabric and ties at the end of each mining day and hauled to remote airports through jungles

4) Magically - These same minerals which come in crystal form from the mines are also distributed amongst the new age community as having healing powers

1) Literally - The ability to change your insides, for good, for bad, for toxic, for entertainment - It's What's Inside That Counts

Leslie Kulesh (b. 1982 Lake Forest, IL USA) produces performance and sculpture across multiple platforms, seeking to reveal the role of technology as a material labour that intersects with human-being as well and land-being, becoming a symptom of contemporary culture production. Recent projects include 'T.A.G. Temporary Autonomous Girl' Online, 'Vanity Fair' Project Native Informant, London, 'Baby BoBo' Hotel Palenque at Center, Berlin and 'Sylvanian Fashion Week' Cosmos Carl Online.


EVENT

a, dog I'm holding undermy arm with Its head pointed behind me


Dates:
Fri Mar 13, 2015 19:17 - Sat Mar 28, 2015

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

James Cordas
a, dog I'm holding undermy arm with Its head pointed behind me
March 13 - 28, 2015
Reception: Friday, March 13, 7:17-10:00 pm

In in in preparation for the exhibition James Cordas has spent over 2 or 3 years living inside the notorious Ford Bronco used in the long car chase of 1994. During the residency the artist compiled 17 stories. In a, dog I'm holding undermy arm with its head pointed behind me the artist will rebuild the vehicle inside the gallery to be included along side several other childhood objects. The works will be ok. The artist will remain silent during the run of the exhibition but will be expressing himself through hair color. The gallery will be made wheelchair accessible for opening night only.

WARNING: This exhibition has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.


EVENT

Anthony Dicenza: Trouble Sleeping


Dates:
Fri Jan 23, 2015 19:00 - Fri Feb 27, 2015

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Anthony Discenza
Trouble Sleeping
January 23 - February 27, 2015
Reception: Friday, January 23, 7:00-10:00 pm
(The specific group of works on display will change on a weekly basis for the duration of the exhibition)

He drew his papers towards him. But he worked badly; or rather, he did not work at all. The square outside had its own noises, frequent and new, and Oleron could only hope that he would speedily become accustomed to these. First came hawkers, with their carts and cries; at midday the children, returning from school, trooped into the square and swung on Oleron's gate; and when the children had departed again for afternoon school, an itinerant musician with a mandolin posted himself beneath Oleron's window and began to strum. This was a not unpleasant distraction, and Oleron, pushing up his window, threw the man a penny. Then he returned to his table again...

But it was no good. He came to himself, at long intervals, to find that he had been looking about his room and wondering how it had formerly been furnished—whether a settee in buttercup or petunia satin had stood under the farther window, whether from the centre moulding of the light lofty ceiling had depended a glimmering crystal chandelier, or where the tambour-frame or the picquet-table had stood... No, it was no good; he had far better be frankly doing nothing than getting fruitlessly tired; and he decided that he would take a walk, but, chancing to sit down for a moment, dozed in his chair instead.

"This won't do," he yawned when he awoke at half-past four in the afternoon; "I must do better than this tomorrow—"

And he felt so deliciously lazy that for some minutes he even contemplated the breach of an appointment he had for the evening.

- "The Beckoning Fair One," Oliver Onions


EVENT

5 Types in 3 Parts


Dates:
Fri Dec 12, 2014 19:00 - Fri Jan 16, 2015

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

5 Types in 3 Parts
Directed by Lauren Marsden
Date: December 12, 2014 – January 16, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday December 12, 7-10pm
Artist Talk: Sunday December 14, 2pm

Featuring collaborations with:
Jaz Halloran, Designer/Typographer
Lily Prillinger, SFPD Police Officer & Composite Artist

With appearances by:
Phillip Caires, Thomas Cokenias, Jason Do, Nathan Emley, Duncan Heath, Damian Lanahan-Kalish, William Lushbough, Joseph Paul, Matthew Quirk, and Bryan Thompson

--

Janine Katzman was her name. She got me started.
She told me, ‘I don’t care if you’re dating Marianne Ellis, the captain of the cheerleading team. I want you.’ She introduced me to a world where wants and needs can be met; where you can have what you want, if you can just get past that Judeo-Christian stigma of singular, solitary, proprietary, relational contract around boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s a value, whose exploration I’ve carried through life and so…you can call them trysts. You can call them that beautiful, elegant wrist bone of the mid-Western Swedish girl at the hotel. Please don’t forget the big heavy rock glass with gin. She’s there for a reason. It’s not the gin. I have a glass too and that’s not why I’m there.
-Duncan Heath in The Audition Tapes, 2014

The Seasonal Bachelor
The Frisky Entrepreneur
The Sociopathic Gentleman
The Affectionate Drug Dealer
The Son of a Dead Rock Star

These five, vaguely familiar, fictional men come to life through the meandering interpretations of ten local actors, a typographer, and a San Francisco Police Department composite artist. Using methods of structured improvisation, each elusive character is conjured repeatedly through casting calls, audition tapes, police interviews, and typefaces, leaving us with the traces of a cast that never was.