2015 Juried Exhibition & Screening


Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Screening: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Exhibition on View: November 20 – December 19, 2015 (closed November 26 – 28)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Exhibition Artists

Alexis Arnold, Erik Beltran, Liat Berdugo and Phoebe Osborne, Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam, Ethan Caflisch, Tom Comitta, Nicole Czapinski, Johannes Donato, Claire Elliott, Sarah Farahat, José Figueroa, Nin Filip, Mary Fitzgerald, Rebecca Foster, Diane Foug, Jon Gourley, Kristie Hansen, Jenny Harp, Alexander Hernandez, Terry Hoff, Junyan Hou, Heejin Jang, Sara Kerr, Sophie Lourdes Knight, Peter Max Lawrence, Wei Li, Em Meine, Neila Mezynski, Mary Mocas, Cait Molloy, Michelle L. Morby, Barbara Morris, Cara Seaira O’Brien, Juan Pablo Pacheco, Hadley Radt, Sofie Ramos, Mike Rothfeld, Tyler Scheidt, Matt Shapiro, Isabelle Smeall, Milan Subedi, Paul Taylor, Miranda Texidor, Trav, Isaac Vazquez Avila, John Vogler, D.W., Emma Webster, William Wiebe

Performance by Tom Comitta at 7:45 PM in the Southern Exposure gallery. Public relations services by Matt Shapiro throughout the evening.

Southern Exposure is pleased to announce Crank, the organization's Annual Entry-Fee-Free Juried Exhibition and Screening of new works by Northern California artists. This annual event is the premier showcase of contemporary artwork by promising local talent. With a different open-ended theme each year, artists are encouraged to pursue a broad range of artistic expression across media.

The juried exhibition and screening features Northern California artists living north of King City and south of Red Bluff. Jurors Lorelei Stewart and Gabriela Monroy select the works by blind process, choosing pieces across media that exemplify Southern Exposure’s commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.

For many of the artists selected, this is their first major exhibition and a vital step forward in their art careers.

About the Jurors

Lorelei Stewart, Director of Chicago’s Gallery 400 since 2000, has organized over 40 exhibitions, including the Joyce Award-winning exhibition Edgar Arceneaux: The Alchemy of Comedy...Stupid (2006). In 2002, she initiated the acclaimed At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago series, a commissioning program that encouraged experimental practices by Chicago area artists. From 1994 to 1998 Stewart was Program Director at New Langton Arts, San Francisco. She holds a BA from Smith College, a BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design, and an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Gabriela Monroy is a Mexican video artist and curator working between Helsinki, Mexico City and Berlin. From 2005 through 2013 she was co-director of video_dumbo, an international moving image festival in New York, with German video artist Caspar Stracke. In 2014 they were selected as the programmers for the 60th Flaherty Film Seminar, NY. Gabriela also received a NYFA Fellowship in Digital and Electronic Arts (2011) and was a juror for Transitio – International Festival for Electronic Arts and Video. She has participated in exhibitions in Mexico, Europe, Korea and the US, and her work is part of the INBA’s collection, Mexico’s National Institute for Fine Arts.