Jackie Im

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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The Order of Shadowboxing

Fri Sep 25, 2015 19:00 - Sat Oct 31, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America

The Order of Shadowboxing
Alex Ito
Greg Ito
September 25 - October 31, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, September 25, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Shadow boxing is the practice of sparring against an imaginary opponent. The body moves through a space with an opposition recognizing a mass behind absence. This act is to rejoice in self-occupance as movement, intention and impulse become dictated by the concoction of a phantom will. The subject casts a shadow upon itself

A push and pull between forces sometimes unknown, the politics of the everyday sustain a similar inertia. Bodies move and collide all while transporting an emotive energy that socializes generously. This energy has no bias and lacks distinction of light and darkness- good or evil.

What is laughable is when this space is perceived so selfishly- “I think therefore I am”. The shadow is an image, and what we shadow box needs no face. Before the mirror we can be anything and what we speak are someone else’s words. When we look the truth is flat. When we kiss our eyes are closed.

Et Al. is pleased to present The Order of Shadowboxing, a two-person exhibition featuring Alex Ito and Greg Ito.

Alex Ito’s work consists of a series of digitally printed portraits and a three-dimensional maquette. Each work displays an arid treatment that conceals the identities of each image. These non-identities of the figure and space suggest a malleability of an object and its potential to be manipulated by external force- continuing Ito’s investigation of corporately homogenized intimacy .

Greg Ito’s paintings and sculpture display an arrangement of images extracted from the visual culture of romance. The scattered placement of bodily gestures, objects and emotional states use the visual vocabulary from popular culture to explore pathos within such universalized and massively distributed imagery. Both illustrative and chaotic, Ito’s paintings explore the seduction of the romantic narrative.

Alex Ito (b.1991 Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include SADE (Los Angeles), Springsteen (Baltimore), Rod Barton (London), Art in General (NY). He has recently participated in group exhibitions at Johannes Vogt Gallery (New York), Spreez (Munich), The Zabludowicz Collection (London), Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (Deurle). Forthcoming projects include a solo exhibition at The Still House Group (Brooklyn) and group exhibitions at Franz Josefs Kai 3 (Vienna) and Galerie Jeanroch Dard (Brussels).

Greg Ito (b.1987 Los Angeles) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Forthcoming exhibitions include City Limits, Los Angeles. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include AFTER GRUEN (w/ Alex Ito) at SADE, Los Angeles, Children (w/ Chris Lux) at Mission Comics, San Francisco, and Heavy Withdrawals (solo) at City Limits, Oakland. Recent group exhibitions include Time Flies Like a Banana at Johannes Vogt, New York, and Casual Friday at VACANCY, Los Angeles. Ito is a co-founder of SFAQ magazine, and Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, and co-curator at MOROSO PROJECTS, San Francisco.


Time Inferno

Fri Sep 18, 2015 19:00 - Sun Sep 20, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America


Organized by Q & A

3-days only

Reception September 18th, 7-10 pm
On view September 18, 19, 20 1-5pm

Quintessa MATRANGA
Gracie QUINN

The Pleasure in Pleasure
Is the expectation of the actual,
But the actual is a crude awakening
From the Blindness

While that Jester Knowledge exposes Death only,
And the Mirror of Truth reveals nought, but Evolution

This I will call a Rehearsal of Thought



Fri Jul 17, 2015 19:00 - Sat Aug 15, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America

Esra Canoğullari
Simon Dybbroe Møller
Puppies Puppies
Sydney Shen
Nicholas Andre Sung

Reception: July 17, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

The Divorce Court: Johnson vs. Rodgers, Season 16, Episode 62, November 26, 2014

“We both have iPhones, and we both have emojis. Now, I feel like certain emojis shouldn’t just get sent to anybody. I’m referring to emojis with the heart eyes, blowing a heart kiss, whatever have you. Even the eggplant that some people refer to as male genitalia, I don’t care. It shouldn’t be used in certain contexts.”

“There’s an eggplant?”

“Yes, an eggplant emoji. But it’s referred to as male genitalia in conversations.”


Esra Canoğullari (b. 1990) lives and works in Oakland, California. After receiving a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2013, Canoğullari has participated in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' Bay Area Now 7, Doubt It / Talk Series at n/a gallery and has had various screenings in the Bay Area including (Re)visions Festival in Oakland. Canoğullari's work focuses on creating diasporic fantasy space through sculpture, video, sound and garments.

Simon Dybbroe Møller (born 1976 in Aarhus, Denmark) lives and works in Berlin. Dybbroe Møller studied at the Städelschule Academy of Fine Art in Frankfurt am Main and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He has had solo exhibitions at Laura Bartlett, London; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Anderson's Contemporary, Copenhagen; Hyundai Gallery, Seoul; Francesca Minini, Milan; Fondazione Guiliani, Rome; C1 Kunstalle, Göppingen. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Museum Folkwang, Essen; Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz; Kunstverein, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD); CCA Wattis, San Francisco; ZamekCastle, Poznan; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Extra City, Antwerp; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; as well as in biennials, including the 5th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow, the 6th Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway; and the Turin Triennial, Italy. Simon Dybbroe Møller's solo exhibition Buongiorno Signor Courbet at Francesca Minini, Milan will be on view until July 31. Upcoming solo shows include The Other Space, Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen and 21er Haus, Vienna (both 2015) and Kunsthalle Sao Paulo (2016).

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Sydney Shen (b. 1989) lives and works in New York, NY. Her work was recently exhibited at Springsteen Gallery (Baltimore), American Medium (Brooklyn), Hester (New York), and Minibar (Stockholm). She is in upcoming group exhibitions at Fused Space (San Francisco) and Derek Eller (New York). Shen is co-author of Perfume Area, a book of prose newly published by Ambient Works (New York). She graduated from The Cooper Union in 2011.

Nicholas Andre Sung is a multi-disciplinary artist concerned with ontology, failure, sentimentality and queer phenomenology. Their work has been included in shows internationally and across the United States. They are the director and curator of n/a, an independent art space in Oakland, California, that provides exhibition, event, and residency opportunities.

Curated by Jackie Im


An Arbitrary Group of Paintings

Fri Jun 12, 2015 19:00 - Sat Jul 11, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America

An Arbitrary Group of Paintings

Teresa Baker
Andrew Chapman
James Chronister
Bailey Hikawa
Chris Hood
Alexander Wolff

June 12 - July 11
Reception June 12, 7-10pm


Andrew McClintock: Salt Water Battery 2.0: 3.5 Volts

Fri May 22, 2015 19:00 - Sat Jun 06, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America

Andrew McClintock
Salt Water Battery 2.0: 3.5 Volts
May 22 – June 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 7:00 - 10:00 pm


72 x 11 qt Polyethylene Containers
20 lbs Sodium Chloride
840 oz Dihydrogen Monoxide
50 lbs Cuprum
55 lbs Aluminium

Andrew McClintock is a North American based artist working in various mediums. He is the owner and director of Ever Gold Gallery (founded in 2009) Publisher and Editor in Chief of SFAQ (founded in 2010), and Director of SFAQ[Projects]. From 2012-2013 he was Interim Director of Exhibitions at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). He holds a BFA (2009) from SFAI.