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SAN FRANCISCO—Exhibit: Crip’d Ecologies Opening Reception

February 10 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free
Painting shows landscape with 6 cacti, 5 dead, one alive. Below ground sprouts dead roots from each seed except for the alive plant. To the side is a disabled arm and hand planting a seed. On the arm the words “It is accessible?” are written. Lower painting shows an underground scene where roots from the living cacti wrap around connecting images of disability activism. A sign says, “we’re here we’re disabled get used to it!” Another is a photo of the threads of resistance quilt from Corbett Otoole showing photos of disabled people of color. A group protests and blocks an inaccessible bus and disabled people crawl up to the steps of the capitol. In the lower left-hand corner of the painting are the words “Resistance is fertile.”

SAN FRANCISCO—Crip’d Ecologies: Unfurling Expanded Environments, co-curated by moira williams and Jeremiah Barber, will be presented at Root Division in February-March 2024, with an Opening Reception on February 10, 2024.

The exhibition features Disabled* artists addressing ecosystems that are personal, shared, imagined, and invites artists across disabilities to consider the following curatorial question: How can we bring dynamic Crip strategies into landscapes, ecosystems, and bodies impacted by climate change to support practices of becoming, grief, and abundance instead of scarcity?

Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 10 |  6 pm-8 pm

Featuring a Reading by Sunaura Taylor and Performance by Beast Nest

Exhibit Run: February 1-March 10, 2024

Gallery Hours: 2-6 pm Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment

Where: Root Division | 1131 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information, contact moira williams and Jeremiah Barber at cripdecologies@gmail.com

*Disabled includes but is not limited to; Blind, Low Sighted, d/DEAF, HOH, ILL, Chronically ILL, MAD, FAT, Neurodivergent.

Access Notes:

Free and open to the public. Masks are require and provided. No step at entrance, variety of seating, ADA accessible bathroom, ADA accessible artworks, wayfinding floor grip tape, free water, image descriptions, tactile stim chill tent with low lighting, ear plugs, multiple kinds of seating, all events are alcohol-free. Please arrive scent free – thanks!

Any further access needs or questions, please get in touch with us at cripdecologies@gmail.com or click HERE.

Directions and Parking

Close to Civic Center BART Stop and 14 Mission Bus Stop. Public transit is recommended.

Close to US-101 Northbound Mission Street Exit, I-80 Eastbound 7th St Exit, I-80 Westbound 5th St Exit. Neighborhood metered street parking.

Tickets: This event is free and open to the public 

Visit the exhibit website for more information.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant

Details

Date:
February 10
Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://rootdivision.org/exhibition/cripd-ecologies-unfurling-expanded-environments/

Venue

Root Division
1131 Mission Stret
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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