Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life
April 8 – September 3, 2023
Co-curators: Jacqueline Francis, PhD and Ariel Zaccheo
Thinking through the repercussions of the pandemic and its effect on artists in the Bay Area, this exhibition aims to examine artists and studios who “stuck it out”, choosing, despite difficulties of massive rent spikes, limited resources and access, and a dwindling arts community, to remain in San Francisco. What does it mean to live in the Bay Area now?
Featuring 20+ artists who call the Bay Area a creative home, the works featured will reveal a narrative of the struggle of living and working in an untenable city–from the joy of finding chosen communities and families, to the loss of affordable housing and studio space.