X Libris
Curated by MicroClimate Collective: Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil, and Guest Curator Sarah Ratchye
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 7-10 pm
Exhibition dates: November 7 - December 1, 2012

Image by Alexis Arnold, The Catcher in the Rye, book, Borax crystals, 7'' x 5'' x 3'', 2011

X Libris is an exhibition exploring the book as a mode of communication in flux. As we transition from the printed page to digital communication, our relationship to print changes as we enter the literary realm of binary code and multi-directional referencing and browsing. Once valued as a solitary activity requiring deep concentration, perusing written language is incrementally measured, and our attention fragmented. X Libris explores the book as a vulnerable, ephemeral, morphing form, in this time of accelerated transition to digital communication and “real-time.”

Participating Artists:
Alexis Arnold
Lauren Bartone
Julia Bradshaw
Laura Chenault
Sarah Christianson
Christine Elfman
Emily Eiffler
Julia Goodman
Matt Gualco
Samuel Levi Jones
Kate Jordahl
Pantea Karimi
Michael Kerbow
Wendy Kramer
Steven Vasquez Lopez
Klea McKenna
Camilla Newhagen
Yulia Pinkusevich
Maria Porges
Megan Prelinger
Leah Rosenberg
Brian Taylor
Nanette Wylde
Jody Zellen

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10th, 2012, 7-10 pm
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $2-$20
Plus Creative Station: Free all-ages art activity in the Studio 2 Classroom from 7-9 pm

Bookmaking Workshop: Saturday, November 17th, 2012, 3-5 pm
A beginning level bookmaking workshop for all ages. Handouts and materials are provided with the nominal class fee of $5. To register please send your name, phone number, and email address to: classes@rootdivision.org or call 415-863-7668.

Cocktail Hour/Closing Reception: Friday, November 30th, 2012, 5-8 pm
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $2-$20

Exhibition Dates: November 7th - December 1st, 2012
Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)
*Please note that gallery will be closed November 22nd-24th in observance of Thanksgiving holiday

Support for MicroClimate Collective and the publication accompanying the exhibition X Libris is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program.

Also sponsored By:

Sponsored by Trumer International


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Root Division is an arts & arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts / ArtWorks, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission / Cultural Equity Grants, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, Art4Moore, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.