2/18: Manifest Destiny! Reception @ SoEx Off-Site

Since I did not have a reblog Monday this past week, I’m doing a Saturday morning reblog! He is a post regarding Southern Exposure’s public art grant program. You will definitely want to check it out if you have the time. Supporting the arts is good for the soul. 🙂

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Southern Exposure’s public art grant program celebrates its first commission tonight! I was happy to supply a bit of 19th-century-inspired typography for the graphic design of the mailer (read the essay)….

Manifest Destiny! Reception
February 18, 20124:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hotel des Arts, 447 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
soex.org/manifestdestiny

Jenny Chapman and Mark Reigelman’s Manifest Destiny! is a temporary rustic cabin occupying one of the last remaining unclaimed spaces of downtown San Francisco – above and between other properties. Using a 19th-century architectural style and vintage building materials, the structure is both homage to the romantic spirit of the Western Myth and a commentary on the arrogance of Westward expansion. The installation will remain in place and be slowly transformed by the elements through October 2012.

More info on soex.org.

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Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos is a writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research areas and interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, networked culture, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is currently the managing editor for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Public Art Dialogue. She has lectured and spoken at the De Young museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” has been published to The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture in 2016. She serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center, and teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Art and New Media department.

1 thought on “2/18: Manifest Destiny! Reception @ SoEx Off-Site”

  1. Repeating what I had just blogged…that I would agree that Manifest Destiny! is certainly well-worth seeing for its visual delight, historical relevance, and another feel-good converging of artists like yourselves.

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