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

An exhibition which comes and goes as it pleases


Dates:
Fri Jul 26, 2013 19:00 - Sat Aug 10, 2013

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

An exhibition which comes and goes as it pleases
will first arrive July 26th at Et al., with a reception from 7-10pm. There will initially be works by:
Sean Talley
Laurie Reid
Claire Nereim
Rick Bahto and Julia Holter

AN EXHIBITION WHICH COMES AND GOES AS IT PLEASES drifts into view in the gaps between other programs and may hide, linger, and/or reemerge. It appears often only from a certain angle like a single frame in a lenticular or the screen of an ATM. It is lithe and unrooted.

It will arrive on July 26, 7:00-10:00pm, and depart on August 10.

Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm and by appointment

For more information visit the website, etaletc.com or contact the gallery at projects.et.al@gmail.com


EVENT

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict


Dates:
Fri Apr 26, 2013 19:00 - Fri Jun 14, 2013

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict

April 26 - June 14, 2013

New Work by
Andrew Chapman
Kate Bonner
Aaron Finnis
Cybele Lyle
Chris Hood
Anthony Discenza

This is the inaugural exhibition at Et al., a show of new works, a new ecology brought down into the strange void of our new exhibition space; an inception,
a big bang.

Organized by Facundo Argañaraz, Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour.
Opening reception Friday, April 26th, 7-10pm
Gallery hours Friday+Saturday 1-5pm
+by appointment.

etaletc.com


EVENT

The Desert of the Real Itself


Dates:
Fri Oct 05, 2012 19:00 - Sun Oct 28, 2012

Location:
Oakland, California
United States of America

The Desert of the Real Itself
Curated by Amanda Roscoe Mayo
October 5 – 28, 2012
Reception Friday, October 5th, 7-10 pm

MacArthur B Arthur is pleased to present The Desert of the Real Itself, featuring work by Christine M. Peterson, Paolo Salvagione, Adam Thorman, and Adam Waldran-Blain. Curated by Amanda Roscoe Mayo.

The Desert of the Real Itself is an exhibition of artworks that teeter between the act of feigning and the simulacrum. Jean Baudrillard’s questions of territory are explored throughout the exhibition. In his essay “Precession of Simulacrum,” Baudrillard discusses the entropy of space in relation to Cartesian theory, “Abstraction today is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it.” The works in the exhibition present systems, highlight boundaries, and arrive at humorous conclusions of where the edge is met.

The border occupies and is occupied by something other than the organizational structure it is exists to serve. It is occupied by, “the magic of the concept and the charm of the real.”


EVENT

In Stasis


Dates:
Fri Sep 07, 2012 19:00 - Sun Sep 30, 2012

Location:
Oakland, California
United States of America

In Stasis
Curated by Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour
September 7 – 30, 2012
Reception Friday, September 7, 7:00-10:00 pm

MacArthur B Arthur is pleased to present In Stasis, featuring work by Johanna Billing, Liam Everett, Roza Janiszewska, Bob Linder, Anna Sagström, and Joseph Thomas. Curated by Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour.

In Stasis is an exhibition that is at a stand off with itself. It is neither about a specific idea nor is it simply a collection of objects, though objects and ideas certainly play a part. The exhibition sits in an intermediary space, much like the people in Johanna Billing’s Project for a Revolution. In it, a young group of people sits waiting for the next thing to happen; there is a potential forestalled, whether this is out of incapacity or apathy is unclear. Likewise the works in the show will take up room in the gallery – waiting for the next step, for something to happen.

In biology a stasis is a period of no evolutionary change, in which a species has reached a state of punctuated equilibrium. Is the exhibition period is a length of time in which a group of objects and images are frozen in such a state – the auratic effect of the nomination artwork taking as its price change – or is presentation the beginning of an alternative state? Whether an artwork equates ambition fulfilled or is rather a barring of the future is difficult to ascertain.

Meanwhile, locked in the gallery, the artworks relax, spending most of their days in an unpeopled room amongst each other without a reading from a viewer or the familiar hand of their fabrication, the memory of which is fading.


EVENT

Corner of the World


Dates:
Fri Aug 03, 2012 19:00 - Sun Sep 02, 2012

Location:
Oakland, California
United States of America

Corner of the World
Curated by Amanda Roscoe Mayo
August 3 – September 2, 2012
Reception Friday, August 3rd, 7:00-10:00 pm

Macarthur B Arthur is pleased to present Corner of the World, featuring the work of Jarrod Beck, Phil LaDeau, Elizabeth Moran, and Margo Wolowiec. This exhibition, curated by Amanda Roscoe Mayo, offers a look into how imagination and memory shapes the content of interior and intimate spaces.

For Gaston Bachelard, a “corner of the world” describes the space of a dwelling. In his seminal text The Poetics of Space these corners are intimate, for they are derived from an identification of a given architectural space as “home.” The content here is sensitive – that of the mind – while its architectural framework is a sturdy vessel. Imagination is of the utmost importance in determining the balance of one’s own corner of the world. Robert Irwin ponders, “our perception presents us with (at every moment) an infinitely complex, dynamic, whole envelope of the world and our being in it.” Corner of the World presents artists whose practices remember, capture, and explore conceptually, notions of spaces that are intimate to them, and perhaps us, if we allow ourselves in.

Jarrod Beck’s (New York, NY) drawings engage physical spaces as they relate to natural and imagined architecture. Plaster casts are elucidated as drawings; they usher into the exhibition space the experience of nature.

Phil LaDeau’s (Austin, TX) drawings delineate space as specific to location. Macarthur B Arthur will become the catalyst for these drawings, which focus on their own materiality as an expression of their occupied space and the spaces they subsequently occupy.

The work of Elizabeth Moran (San Francisco, CA) is approached from the standpoint of the intersection between sites of work and habitation. These photographs of the sets of kink.com when not in use are images loaded with projections of intimacy for all those who encounter these scenes in the context of her practice. The emptiness of these scenes encourages recollection inside of a seemingly foreign place.

Margo Wolowiec (San Francisco, CA) brings us to her homes by sewing their architectural features (from memory) into tissue paper. Like the memory of these places, her sculptures appear simultaneously fragile yet somehow resilient. Memories are overtly present in these works, whether it is that of our own, or ones we share collectively.