Elana Adler: Disentangle
Jun
14
to Jul 14

Elana Adler: Disentangle

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Elana Adler: Disentangle
June 14 - July 14, 2018
Opening Reception June 14, 6-9pm

Borderline Art Collective is excited to announce Disentangle, a solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist Elana Adler. Her work primarily focuses on questions of perception, signaling, and existence, using digital and analog craft techniques to translate abstract concepts of space and time.

"By unraveling the grid to understand how coordinates intersecting on a map can result in a picture or place—which then becomes a pixel of a grander image—Disentangle is an attempt to visualize schematics, the fluidity of mapping, and the perception of location."

Image: Elana Adler, Not consisting of an ever- changing flow of time but of a calculable set of things, Felt and Thread, Size depends on installation (sewn 68” x 68” x 68” floppy grid), 2018

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After After Party
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

After After Party

1 YEAR OF BORDERLINE

OPENING CELEBRATION: MAY 25TH, 6-9PM

1340 BRYANT STREET, SF

NEW WORK BY ALL FOUNDING MEMBERS + FOOD + DRINKS + MERRIMENT

Borderline opened its doors in 2017 with its inaugural show “After Party,” a group show containing work from almost the entire CCA MFA class of 2017. After a year of programming including five exhibitions, a holiday storefront display project, a surrealist dinner party, a group show in Seattle, and a hosting of the Painting Salon, the four founding members will display new works of their own in a group show titled, “After, After Party.”

All work will be on view at 1340 Bryant street in SF. For the opening reception, Jeanne Finley, faculty in CCA’s film dept, will premiere her latest film. 

 

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Renegade Craft Fair: LA
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Renegade Craft Fair: LA

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Borderline presents an experiential booth of artworks representative of founding members Amy Lange, Danielle Andress, Tescia Seufferlein, and Marissa Geoffroy. We will also have some Borderline swag available for purchase such as pins and tote bags. All fine art pieces will be framed and/or otherwise ready for the consumer.

Proceeds from sales will support future programming at Borderline. Come support your local art collective!

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Girl Gang Craft Fair
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Girl Gang Craft Fair

Borderline presents an experiential booth of artworks representative of founding members Amy Lange, Danielle Andress, Tescia Seufferlein, and Marissa Geoffroy. We will also have some Borderline swag available for purchase such as pins and tote bags. All fine art pieces will be framed and/or otherwise ready for the consumer.

Proceeds from sales will support future programming at Borderline. Come support your local art collective!

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Career & Creative Talks
Apr
12
3:00 PM15:00

Career & Creative Talks

Borderline is speaking at the 1st annual Career & Creative Talks at California College of the Arts! 

Thursday, April 12th, 3-4pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

The Career & Creative Talks are a TED-like, student-led speaker series designed to help CCA students gain momentum in their career searches and professional lives. The goal is to have you crowdsource advice from peers who are experts in independent thinking, launching careers, and developing an entrepreneurial identity.

The featured topics and speakers for this semester’s event include:

Started from 0 | Yufan Jiang (MFA Design)

Reel Talk | Mikayla Pena (Animation, Senior)

Schedule for Success | Asia Kang (Illustration, Senior)

There are No Rules | Nino Panes (MFA Design)

Keeping Momentum After Graduation | Marissa Geoffroy & Amy Lange (MFA Fine Arts ’17)  

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Renegade Craft Fair: SF
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Renegade Craft Fair: SF

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Borderline presents an experiential booth of artworks representative of founding members Amy Lange, Danielle Andress, Tescia Seufferlein, and Marissa Geoffroy. 

We will also have some Borderline swag available for purchase such as pins, tote bags, and t-shirts.

All fine art pieces will be framed and/or otherwise ready for the consumer.

Possible interactive macramé plant hanger activity as well...

Proceeds from sales will support future programming at Borderline. Come support your local art collective!

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Hosting: Painting Salon
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Hosting: Painting Salon

Danielle Andress, Johanna Friedman and Laura Rokas

The Painting Salon is a monthly lecture series aimed at fostering a dialogue about contemporary painting in the Bay Area.  Each month, we invite two artists present their work at a new art space, gallery or artist studio. With the nomadic venue and expanding roster of presenters, the Salon hopes to foster community by introducing new audiences to artists and artists to each other.  Guests are invited to contribute to the event through pot luck offerings of drinks and snacks. The Salon is currently being curated by Bay Area artist Sarah Thibault.

On view: Holding Pattern

 

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Holding Pattern
Feb
19
to Mar 25

Holding Pattern

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Holding Pattern

Isis Hockenos + Piper Grosswendt

Closing Reception Saturday March 17th, 6:00-9:00pm

On view by appointment and hours TBA, Feb. 19th - March 25th


At first glance, Piper Grosswendt and Isis Hockenos make incredibly different work, both formally and in terms of content. However, after close observation, they seem to reach back and forth into each others’ worlds, mirroring moments and moods across style and approach. Hockenos depicts an idyllic pastoral landscape with a dark underbelly, full of laborers propelled forward in endless repetitive action. Grosswendt makes rhythmic amalgamations that germinate from observed architectural details; in this body of work, particular cinderblock patterns act as compositional scaffolding. Hockenos displays the moments of labor, while Grosswendt meditates on the result. Pattern, local surroundings, work, and repetition meld together with very specific color choices; both artists use bright pastels rooted in the California landscape, both built and natural. With this current work, Hockenos and Grosswendt reveal their place and time in history with a loving eye toward the beautifully mundane and the action behind it.


Isis Hockenos is influenced by the wind and the salt and the craggy shores of her native Northern California coast, while being inspired too by the urban angles of the cities in which she has lived. Isis studied visual arts and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NY and printmaking at Fondazione Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy. Isis is an Artist Member at Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA and a Resident Artist at The Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Isis has exhibited locally and internationally including at Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, Sagan Piechota Architecture, San Francisco, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, and at Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, DK. In 2016 she was awarded the Gallery Route One Young Artist Fellowship.  Rhizosphere was Isis’ first curatorial project in San Francisco.

Statement: "In recent paintings I have been exploring the concept of task and labor, both physical and emotional. I have been employing mirror imagery and repetition to evoke the sensation of repetitive task. A strong connection to my natural environment, to humor, to narrative and use of color, frame these interests. My subjects also include the work implicit in gender and relationship dynamics. There is a female sense of urgency, of responsibility, of bondage that insists we maintain momentum and forward pressure. Systematic gender-normative behavior reinforces this bondage. Despite the toil depicted in many of my paintings, pleasure and humor are integral. Even if there is thematic discomfort in a piece, the viewer accepts that thorn because of the painting’s inherent visual satisfaction. I want to provoke but in doing so, also want to delight. I like the incongruity of pairing serious subject matter with unexpected colors and improbable titles. This allows for the viewer to access the work from several different points."

Piper Grosswendt lives and makes work in San Francisco, where she received her MFA in Studio Art from California College of the Arts in May 2017. She is from Kailua, Hawaii and holds a BA from Bowdoin College.

Statement: "The house across the street from my own is separated from the sidewalk by a cinder block wall. The bottom row is made of solid blocks, the top three rows of the decorative blocks that resemble a four-petaled flower with the tips of the petals ending at the corners of the square. The house sits on a corner, and the wall follows the curve of the road. All of the cinder blocks are regular right-angled units; the curve of the wall is not smooth. Sometimes, when I walk past the wall, I look at the way someone carefully mortared each block in place."

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At the Borderline
Feb
4
to Mar 4

At the Borderline

Virago Gallery, 4306 SW Alaska Street, Seattle, WA

Exhibit Runs Feb 4th - March 4th 2018
Opening Event - Thursday, Feb 8th, 5 to 9pm

At The Borderline embodies the individual practices of the four members of Borderline Art Collective based in San Francisco, CA. Each member, Danielle Andress, Marissa Geoffroy, Amy Lange, and Tescia Seufferlein, maintain individual practices and collaborate on several projects each year. For this show, they created a series of banners by combining motifs, methods, and materials. Although diametrically different in presentation and appearance, all of the artists work in analog techniques to address current political and cultural issues. 


Virago Gallery is an independent, woman-owned gallery and boutique in West Seattle. Conceived by independent curator Tracy Cilona, to champion the work of womxn artists and designers, featuring original art, exclusive jewelry pieces and handmade gifts for home and body.We are Feminist AF.

VIRAGO - The original Latin meaning of virago is a female warrior;
a woman who demonstrates exemplary and heroic qualities. 

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SF Shines Holiday Storefronts
Nov
18
to Jan 5

SF Shines Holiday Storefronts

Borderline was selected to participate in a project benefitting small businesses in the Excelsior neighborhood of San Francisco.

 The SF Shines Holiday Display Project aims to activate small business storefronts during the holiday season by providing creative, eye-catching storefront displays. 

The project goals are to: 

- build the capacity of neighborhood-serving small businesses through improved branding and visibility 

- connect small businesses to local artists and encourage the use of art and design in small business spaces 

- improve the pedestrian experience by creating visual interest, promoting storefront transparency, and providing increased lighting 

- attract new customers to the corridor with coordinated events

Artists and designers work directly with local small businesses to design, create, and install temporary holiday window displays that reflect the brand and goods or services offered by the business. The installations are not for sale to the public and are the property of the small business. 

Stop by and take a look! The displays will be up at McGarden Bakery and Little Joe's Pizza, both on Mission near the intersection of Geneva, through the new year. 

Click here for an article with  more information on the project!

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Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Transformed: 30 Shirts by 30 Artists

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

6 pm onwards, Live Auction at 8 pm

1340 Bryant Street, San Francisco

 

30+ artists from across the country created pieces for this occasion. Each received a T-shirt, and transformed it according to their own artistic vision. The shirts/artworks will be available for sale through a LIVE AUCTION starting at 8 pm.

Artists include:

Sam Carr-PrindleJoanna Fields,  Piper Grosswendt,  Marie Muscardini,  Tosha Stimage,  Felix Talkin,  Liz Bayan,  Theresa Sterner,  Zach Trow,  Brenna Cheyney,  Amy TavernBen Quinn, Paulina Berczynski, Richard Nelson,  Jamie Turner,  Sayaphet VilaykornAndrew Ohanesian,  Liz Russell,  Nicole Aponte,  Ariel Churnin,  Don Pablo Pedro,  Garth FryMeghan Shimek,  Nathan Becka,  Jiyoung Park,  Jeremy Wagner Kristi ArnoldBeau RheeMario Pires CordeiroAlthea Simons, plus borderline members  Amy LangeDanielle AndressMarissa Geoffroy, and Tescia Seufferlein

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