Collection Show

presented by PS8
September 7–29, 2017
Shana Moulton, Swissperings, 2013, HD Digital Video, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Gregor Staiger
San Francisco Campus
141 Hubbell St

Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Thurs., Sep. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Sep. 7-29, Wed. & Fri., 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Thurs. 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Collection Show is the inaugural exhibition of PS8, a project hosted by PLAySPACE at 141 Hubbell Street. Between September 2017 to May 2018, PS8 is home to a “temporary permanent collection” of works by artists John Baldessari, Vanessa Billy, Rita McBride, John de Fazio, Shana Moulton, Alek O., Alex Olson, and Honza Zamojski. As with a traditional collection show, this exhibition incorporates disparate themes, divergent ideas, and a broad range of identities, disciplines and forms. Works range from Shana Moulton’s humorous but poignant video Swisspering, 2013–where the artist (and her alter-ego Cynthia) investigate Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), to Rita McBride’s pair of complicated but ultimately mute machines Requirement, 2013 and Regulation, 2013 installed upon faux-wood plinths.

These works form the core of this years programming at 141 Hubbell Street. Over the next eight months, PS8 will present eight exhibitions, all which will feature one or more of the “collection” works. They will be shown alongside works from artists working in the Bay Area, as well as students from the California College of the Arts. As the year unfolds, the initial eight works will develop new voices, connotations, and associations through continued visual conversation with one another. PS8 is a way to reimagine the student-run gallery, and provides an opportunity for a different, more thoughtful understanding of artists’ practices and artworks.

Image credit: Shana Moulton, Swissperings, 2013, HD Digital Video, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Gregor Staiger