Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces

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Image credit: Jessica Hines, from the series My Brother's War



Exhibition Dates: November 9, 2016 - March 4, 2017 Extended due to popular demand! Closes March 18, 2017
Exhibition Location: SFAC Main Gallery
401 Van Ness Avenue (War Memorial Veterans Building)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Artists' Reception: Friday, November 18, 6 - 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces is an expansive exhibition featuring works by local and national artists and veteran artists that have been engaged with the subject matter of individuals supporting active-duty personnel and/or veterans over long periods of time.

The artists in Not Alone engage in building narratives about and with members of the Armed Forces and their families through media including photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, audio works, installations and 360 video. Their works offer perspectives on a variety of topics including veteran support networks, the experience of spouses and children of US military personnel and how veterans examine their own identity and personal relationships. The artwork in the exhibition highlights the family members, veterans and artists that actively seek out opportunities to connect and support their loved ones, friends and strangers (including everyone who is impacted by seeing this exhibition).

Not Alone is curated by SFAC Galleries Director Meg Shiffler and artist, curator and documentary filmmaker Jason Hanasik.


Sarah DaleRodney Ewing* **, Michael Hall, Monica Haller, Jason Hanasik & Blake Montgomery, Jessica Hines, Amber Hoy*, Jennifer Karady, Amanda Lucier, Whitney Lynn, Suzanne Opton, Althea Thauberger, Ehren Tool*, and The Exquisite Corpse of the Unknown Veteran project organized by Aaron Hughes* & Jeanne Dunning featuring 90 artists and veteran artists.

Participating artists for The Exquisite Corpse of the Unknown Veteran project:
Aaron Baker, Rodrigo Baltanas, Jeffrey Beauchamp, Anne Beck, Jeff Beckman, Miranda Berman, Stan Bey*, Kristen Brown, Kyle Brown, Nick Brown, Adrian Card, Emilie Clark, Kate Connell, Jose Tony Cruz, Torreya Cummings, Keith O. Daly, Joseph DeLappe, Allan deSouza, Guss Lumumba Edwards, Kathleen Edwards, Jeremy Ehling, Megan Erickson, Sarah Farahat, Shelby Fickel, Jeanne C. Finley, Pete Froslie, Margarita Gluzberg, Susan Greene, Alexis Grimm, Mark Grimm, Patricia Guillamon, Joshua Hagler, Doug Hall, Diane Andrews Hall, Art Hazelwood, Robin Légère Henderson, Amber Hoy*, Valerie Imus, Laine Justice, Paul Kaloper, Asma Kazmi, Rainen Knecht,  Bo Lee, Sarah Levy, Justin Limoges, Nathan Lynch, Siri Margerin, Kara Maria, Mary V. Marsh, Vanessa Marsh, Javier Martinez, Katya McCulloch, Oscar Melara, Keith Millman, Andrew Mount, Ranu Mukherjee, John Muse, Barbara Obata, Jennie Ottinger, Roger Ourthiague Jr.*, Tania Esmeralda Padilla, A. Laurie Palmer, Nigel Poor, Maria Porges, Juan Carlos Quintana, Kate Rhodes, Chemi Rosado-Seijo, Maja Ruznić, Jos Sances, Erik Scollon, Anne Seeman, Jeffrey Skoller, Adam Springer, Latosha Stimage, Erica Svec, Camilla Taylor, Matthew Harrison Tedford, Milly Thompson, Cassie Thornton, Marlene Tobias, Argil Tool, Ehren Tool*, Sara Tool, Alberto Toscano, Shirley Tse, Victoria Wagner, Amanda Walters, Leigh Wells, Laurie Wigham, Chelsea Wills, Michelle Wilson

* denotes a veteran artist
**SFAC Individual Artist Grantee, for more information click here.

Off-Site Projects: Jason Hanasik’s 360 Reintegration, is a 360VR web-based video platform for veterans to share experiences related to reintegrating back into the civilian population. Twelve images from Jessica Hines’ expansive project My Brother’s War are featured in 36 kiosk posters along Market Street. An exhibition of works by Combat Paper founder Drew F. Cameron* and workshop participants is on view at C + M café in the Veterans Building lobby.

CAClogo_stackedRGB_350x94Not Alone is supported by the California Arts Council's Veterans Initiative in the Arts. The SFAC would like to thank the American Legion and the veteran organizations in the Veterans Building.




Recent Press:
Hyperallergic, February 12, 2017 (article)
NBC Bay Area, November 11, 2016 (video and article)
San Francisco Chronicle, November 9, 2016 (article)
KQED, September 6, 2016 (preview)

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