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2nd Saturday Series: The Alchemist

  • Root Division 1131 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)
The Alchemist is a group exhibition of artists whose practice includes alternative processes and the transformation of raw materials in unexpected ways.

Alchemy, the medieval predecessor to chemistry was a mystically charged field of research dedicated to the transformation of matter, particularly the conversion of base metals in to gold, or the preparation of a a life prolonging "universal elixir." Seeking the highest form of knowledge through this pursuit, alchemists dedicated their lives to crafting recipes, tinctures, and experiments.

The artists in this exhibition are dedicated to a similar practice, and through their inquisitive and experimental practices convert base materials into higher artistic forms. Working with surprising materials and processes this group show highlights innovation and experimentation as the highest form of artistic wizardry.

2nd Saturday Reception: Saturday, April 9, 7 - 10 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 6 - 21, 2016
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm (or by appt.)
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Participating Artists
Alexis Arnold
Liz Hickok
Michelle Mansour
Klea McKenna
Samuel Metcalf
Lisa Mishima
Yvonne Mouser
Centa Schumacher*
Rachelle Reichert
Sawyer Rose
Leah Rosenberg
Tobias Tovera**
Katherine Vetne*

*Root Division Studio Artist
**Cover Image