I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
boychild, Performance still from "The Future" with Korakrit Arunanondchai, MoMAPS1 (2014). Photo credit: Michael Moser.
Touch On: Aesthetics in the Art, Politics and Ontology of Touch Opening reception Thursday, December 1, 6–9pm
Take a deep dive into the multifaceted nature of touch! Curated by James Fleming and Kelly Lovemonster, Touch On is the first exhibition in the 2016–2017 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency. This group exhibition challenges viewers to reconsider preconceived notions of the meaning of touch through sculpture, installation, performance, traditional art and digital mediums.
This Thursday, December 1, help us activate Touch On with a free public reception featuring performances by acclaimed international performance artist boychild and Bay Area luminary Dia Dear. Both artists will compose performances that will culminate in their own visual ephemera. Expect to be challenged by large dynamic pieces and small contemplative works all exploring: what is touch and what does it mean to be touched?
Craig Calderwood, “Beast of Burden,” image courtesy of the artist.
Touch On: Aesthetics in the Art, Politics and Ontology of Touch Exhibition on view December 1, 2016–January 12, 2017 Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday12–7pm, Saturday12–5pm Curated by James Fleming and Kelly Lovemonster, fourteen multidisciplinary artists present deep inquiries into the multifaceted nature of touch through painting, sculpture, photography, performance and video.
Touch On Opening Reception Thursday, December 1, 6:00–9:00pm On Thursday, December 1, Touch On will open with a free public reception featuring performances by acclaimed international performance artist boychild and the Bay Area’s emotionally visceral and visually fascinating Dia Dear. Both artists will compose performances that will culminate in their own visual ephemera. Learn more here!
Yves Saint Croissant hosts The News: Futurism and the Avant-Garde Tuesday, December 6, 7:00–9:00pm Step into a psychedelic world exploring the sights and sounds of futurism and the avant-garde, including performances by Lady Fair Cigarettes, Persia, Skin, Derrierykah Badu, Pseuda, and host Yves Saint Croissant! RSVP to guarantee your seat!