Untitled (This is a metaphor, No. 3) by Jeremy Mende
Exhibition Dates: March 27 – June 5, 2015
Location: SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site
155 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours: Viewable from the sidewalk 24/7
Jeremy Mende’s new site specific Grove Street Window installation, Untitled (This is a metaphor, No. 3), is the third installment of an ongoing series of works that reframe everyday objects in order to reveal distinct tensions that shape our identities, anxieties, and relationships. At the center of Mende’s installation is a 20 ft. inflatable dancing figure, the kind used commercially at car dealerships etc., however his figure’s head is permanently attached to a short tube on the opposite side of the gallery space. Bent in half and flailing wildly, Mende’s character is simultaneously hilarious and pathetic in its Sisyphean attempts to become free.
The kinetic nature of this installation is sure to grab the attention of passersby.
Free Public Program:
What: Artist Sidewalk Chat
When: Friday, March 27, 6 – 7pm
Details: Join us at the SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site to view for a sidewalk chat with artist Jeremy Mende and Amy Ress, Director, The 1% Program at Public Architecture and SFAC Galleries Advisory Board member. Amy will converse with the artist about his practice and what went into creating his installation, and delve into the general idea of urban art interventions.
Jeremy Mende is an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts where he teaches Experimentation and Media Theory. In 2010-11 he was a Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in several collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He maintains an active creative practice that balances commissions with visual research and public art. Mende lives and works in San Francisco.