GET OUT OF JAIL FREE
Organized by Visual Aid (San Francisco)
RECEPTION: Thursday, April 12, 6-8pm (Free)
SF LGBT Center Gallery - 3rd Floor
1800 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition will be up through April, 2007 Get Out of Jail Free examines the compelling theme of
imprisonment as a metaphor for illness and other complex issues of
struggle, injustice and inequities in power relationships in political,
social, environmental and personal arenas.
In the Monopoly game we played as kids, a lucky roll of the dice
assigns this card to a one player. The card which functions as a pass,
is used to instantly extricate the player from dire circumstances. In
this exhibition, the title references how--in our darkest hour--we may
begin to rely on magical thinking to try and shield ourselves from
trouble. We might wish for a charm or envision a threshold we can step
through to a parallel universe without illness or homophobia, racist
wars or environmental degradation.
The exhibition features 177 small digital prints, photographs,
collages, paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media works and sculpture
from the Visual Aid community and national and international artists.
For more information please visit http://sfcenter.org/event/goojf/goojf_exhibit.htm