SERENA COLE

TAKEOVER: SF Art Exhibition Opens November 18 at Alter Space Gallery in San Francisco!

Posted on November 08, 2017

TAKEOVER: SAN FRANCISCO

Alter Space Gallery

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November 18- 25, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 7-10 pm

1158 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

Alter Space Gallery

 

 

Please join us for TAKEOVER: San Francisco, a group exhibition featuring artwork by female and non-binary artists, in conjunction with the official release of TAKEOVER Art Zine, a publication organized by artist Serena Cole.

 

Initiated during the misogynist and xenophobic presidential campaign of Donald Trump, TAKEOVER Art Zine serves to rectify the ongoing lack of recognition for young female and gender non-binary artists in contemporary galleries, museums, and by art critics. The publication showcases outstanding contemporary artwork by female and genderqueer artists, and creates an opportunity to foster important conversations about what it means to be a female or non-binary artist in the context of a misogynistic political regime. TAKEOVER ‘zine features the artwork and writings of thirty-six artists and one curator, and is available at http://takeoverartzine.bigcartel.com .

 

From November 18 to 25 2017, thirty of the artists from the ‘zine will exhibit their work in TAKEOVER: San Francisco at Alter Space Gallery. Copies of the publication will be available for purchase at the gallery.

 

The artists included in the exhibition are: Ace Lehner, Bean Gilsdorf, Bruna Massadas, Cate Nelson, Christina Empedocles, Danielle Lawrence, Elise Irving, Elizabeth Russell, Em Meine, Jamie Vasta, Julie Henson, Kate Nartker, Kim Bennett, Koak, Kristin Farr, Lana Licata, Leah Thomason Bromberg, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Marci Washington, Mary Anne Kluth, Megan Reed, Melissa Dickenson, Mia Christopher, Rema Ghuloum, Sarah Thibault, Serena Cole, Sky Shapero, Sydney Cohen, Teresa Baker, Tracy Timmins. The exhibition is curated by TAKEOVER founder Serena Cole.

TAKEOVER FUNDRAISER

Posted on October 22, 2017

TAKEOVER, the all-female and gender non-binary art publication I made is finally out and available for purchase! We will also be having a Takeover art exhibiton at Alter Space Gallery opening November 18!

I have started a Go Fund Me page to help raise funds to print the issues, and to help with shipping costs for our exhibition. Please consider donating even a small amount. Donate $25 and we will send you a copy of Takeover! Other cool prizes include a limited edition risograph by the artist Koak, or a custom protest painting from me!

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Risograph by Koak (1 of 3 images)

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Just a few examples of what your custom watercolor protest painting could say!

A FEW IMAGES FROM THE PAGES OF TAKEOVER

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Danielle Lawrence

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 Ace Lehner

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Marci Washington

TAKEOVER Art Zine Pre-Release at the San Francisco Art Book Fair July 21-23

Posted on July 22, 2017

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I am very pleased to announce that my high quality art zine TAKEOVER is finally out and available as a Pre-Release at the San Francisco Art Book Fair July 21-23 at the Gallery 16 booth at the Minnesota Street Project ! 

About TAKEOVER

TAKEOVER is an 100+ page art zine project I created as a means of showcasing outstanding contemporary artwork by female and genderqueer artists which is often under-recognized, as well as an opportunity to foster important conversations about what it means to be a female or gender non-binary person today. TAKEOVER features artwork and thoughts by 36 artists and 1 curator working from a variety of locations such as London, New York City, Portland, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beaumont, TX. 
 
Participants include Teresa Baker, Kim Bennett, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Mia Christopher, Sydney Cohen, Serena Cole, Melissa Dickenson, Christina Empedocles, Kristin Farr, Terri Friedman, Rema Ghuloum, Bean Gilsdorf, Stef Halmos, Julie Henson, Elise Irving, Mary Anne Kluth, Koak, Danielle Lawrence, Ace Lehner, Lana Licata, Bruna Massadas, Brigid Mason, Em Meine, Ashley Stull Meyers, Maysha Mohamedi, Kate Nartker, Cate Nelson, Crystal Quinn, Megan Reed, Elizabeth Russell, Sky Shapero, Sarah Thibault, Leah Thomason Bromberg, Tracy Timmins, Jamie Vasta, Marci Washington, and Carmen Winant.
 
Please contact me at takeoverartzine@gmail.com for more information and stay tuned for a release party and art exhibition!
 
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