In speaking to this era of both limitless and very limited possibilities, the artists in Proliferations I + II reflect upon and inspire strategies for understanding our present realities; reifying the plethora of voices and generating discussion from babble. This exhibition brought together artists who both critically and formally addressed the idea of Proliferations through examination of the body, history, bounty and waste, life and death.
OFF-Space presented Proliferations in two segments and at two sites; at the Wealth Management offices of Rhodes and Fletcher, LLC, and in a rented storage unit in the mainly blue-collar, industrial area of Hunter’s Point in San Francisco. These sites were chosen specifically to bring into focus the financial, social and cultural paradoxes of our time and the constantly shifting polarities of globalization and global citizenry.
Proliferations featured works by: Walter Aprile, Zenia Barakeh, Steven Elliott,Michal Gavish, Ray Guillete, Ruth Santee, Jennifer Weigel, JessicaWestbrook, Alexis Arnold, Alicia Escott, Peter Foucault, Erica Gangsei, Justin Hoover, Michael Kerbow, Michael Ryan and David Stein.
U.S. Economist Phil Friedman, PhD guides the audience through the current economic ups and downs.