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April 29 to May 31, 2008
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm
ArtworkSF
What Goes Around . . .
49 Geary Street (@ Market), Suite 234
TICKETS: FREE. Artist Reception Thursday May 1, 5:30pm

What Goes Around is an examination of the threads of common experience across cultures and time past, present and future as a means to connect people in an emerging global society.

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As the title suggests, there is a cyclical rhythm to our existence, a nod to the notion that history repeats. One path to understanding the development of a global society, then, is through past experiences of time, place and cultural standpoints that meet in the present.

In keeping with the San Francisco International Arts Festival's annual theme: 'The Truth in Knowing/Now,' we evaluate the complexity of our impact - as individuals, as collectivities, as artists - on the development of an emerging global world. This involves a continuous re-evaluation of how personal value systems and identity are influenced by technology, mass media, social conventions and political policies. These variegated referents influence our individual framework of pre-suppositions (so called 'life lessons') that define individual 'truths'. Based on individual choices informed by personal 'truths' or 'knowing,' our ability (or willingness) to adapt to or affect the forces directing cultural change on a global scale is also how we locate the 'threads' that connect us.

The intent of the 'What Goes Around' exhibit is to instigate dialogue amongst artists and between artists and viewers that, ultimately, presents diverse ideas about what is involved in the development of a global society and culture. Based on the precept that we can predict the future by looking through the lens of the present to examine lessons learned, 'Time' is the overarching conceptual thread used to anchor the far-ranging responses elicited by this exhibit.
Curator: Matt McKinley, Chief Curator ARTworkSF Gallery

Jurors: Tressa Berman, Director, BorderZone Arts, Paula Blacona, Director, Buenas Artes

Featured Artists: Judy Johnson-Williams, Alexander Polzin

Selected artists: Annekarin Glass, Ben Fash, Bruce Hopkins, Caren Lorber, Charlotte Kay, Chester Elmore, Christine Cianci, Daniel Rose, David Boudreau, Fitz Maurice, Gianluca Franzese, Irene Hendrick, Jacob Kaminker, Karen Gutfreund and Kiran Kumari, Les Phillips, Lois Llewellyn, Mary Lou D'Auray, Natasha Dikareva, Olaina Silva, Steven Gray.

As the title suggests, there is a cyclical rhythm to our existence, a nod to the notion that history repeats. One path to understanding the development of a global society, then, is through past experiences of time, place and cultural standpoints that meet in the present.

The intent of the 'What Goes Around' exhibit is to instigate dialogue amongst artists and between artists and viewers that, ultimately, presents diverse ideas about what is involved in the development of a global society and culture. Based on the precept that we can predict the future by looking through the lens of the present to examine lessons learned, 'Time' is the overarching conceptual thread used to anchor the far-ranging responses elicited by this exhibit.