Above Board at Embark Gallery
Using the nautical term describing a non-pirate ship that keeps all of its crew above deck to demonstrate its honesty and transparency (rather then hiding them below in the hull), this exhibition shows off Embark’s crew—the people who make Embark Gallery run—and the work that they do. Open from June through August 6.
Featuring Nicole Lian Aponte, Tania Houtzager, Christopher Squier, and Xiao Wang.
Keepers poster design for the SF International Arts Festival with Embark Arts’ show Enact.
Artistic direction by Christopher Squier
Choreography and dance by Syd Devine
The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center
Presented as part of Embark Gallery’s show Enact at the SF International Arts Festival, Keepers borrows the historical architecture of the Alcatraz Lighthouse as a stage for sculpture, video animation, and choreography. Through these visual elements, an apocalyptic saga unfolds, chronicling the end of Alcatraz. The keeper is left behind, tending to the lighthouse as it withstands wind and weather before it collapses into a state of decay and eventually crumbles into the waves.
Friday, May 20, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission online $20, at door $25
Music Contributors: Lindsay Keast of Tree Branch Twig, Phil Young of End the Wrld, and Anna Gebhardt
Costume Design: Michelle Devine
Named a Festival Highlight by the SFGate