Dark Americana @ Baer Ridgway Exhibitions in San Francisco Saturday April 4th

Really excited to be participating in this show!

Dark Americana is a survey of 20 artist's concerns and responses to America's current and historical state of affairs. In these artifacts of unique perspectives, we find an undercurrent of skepticism and criticism of cultural identity. Although the artists in this exhibition are not unlike the Americans who feel a sense of hope for the future and frustration for the past, Dark Americana offers an opportunity to reflect on our nation's complex issues of politics, economics, war, race, technology, homelessness, homophobia, a romanticized Hollywood, inflated consumer markets, our utopian forefathers and religious fundamentalism. With the recent changes in political leadership, Americans are reminded of a strong sense of responsibility towards American citizenship. Dark Americana helps us remember the past, come to terms with the present and prepare for the future.

Artists featured in Dark Americana are listed below:

Derek Albeck
Grant Barnhart
Charles Browning
Bruce Conner
Chris Crites
R. Crumb
Oscar Cueto
Jack Daws
John De Fazio
Bill Fick
Scott Fife
Maria Forde
Rebecca Goldfarb
Charles Krafft
George Kuchar
Mike Kuchar
Brendan Lott
Raymond Pettibon
Lizabeth Eva Rossof
Roger Shimomura

An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, April 4th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Admission to the gallery is always free, and the artists will be in attendance.

Baer Ridgway Exhibitions is located at 172 Minna (between 3rd and New Montgomery) in downtown San Francisco, next to the SFMOMA. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 6:00pm.
More info available here: www.baerridgway.com

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