CONTROL GROUP at NOMA Gallery/Partisan

I love two-venue shows when the venues seemed previously unrelated. That collaborative spirit in San Francisco is so hope-inspiring. This looks like it’s going to be a great show. Lots of strong artists, and at two spaces with interesting—to say the least—programs.

CURATED BY Chris Fallon and Jasmin Lim
Partisan Gallery

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 26, 2011
Opening reception: Friday 28 January, from 6 to 8 pm

Nate Boyce
Joshua Churchill
Chris Fitzpatrick
Colter Jacobsen
Jennifer Locke
Sean McFarland
Keegan McHargue
Emily Prince
Paul Schiek
Leslie Shows
Margaret Tedesco
Paul Wackers
Lindsey White
David Wilson

Control Group is an investigation into the individual artistic process and the risks taken when directed to work outside one’s chosen medium(s). With the metaphor of the fish out of water, each artist will communicate their ideas and aesthetics through
unfamiliar means, allowing new variables to emerge.

We intend to challenge the comfort zones artists sometimes inhabit by asking them to relinquish a degree of control over their creativity, while perhaps exercising it more completely than usual, invigorating the dialogue between artist and viewer. Control Group is an invitation to make mistakes. While this may seem counterintuitive, we see the threshold between success and failure as a space for progress.

NOMA Gallery
80 Maiden Ln. 3rd flr, San Francisco, CA 94108
Tuesday–Saturday: 11 am–6 pm and by appointment

The Partisan Gallery
112 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103


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