Galvanize: A Gray Area Fundraiser

Galvanize Gray Area

Live A/V Performances by
Christina Chatfield x Subset
Russell E.L. Butler x Ian Colon
JM / cd / JM

One night only
Live audiovisual performances
Artist activations
All benefiting Gray Area’s
Artist & Education Programs

Raise a glass to the future with Gray Area on this night of live audiovisual immersions spotlighting a spectacular selection of local artists. On Friday December 13, we invite you to Galvanize, a holiday benefit party supporting our creative center for catalyzing immersive media and experiential art. This unique lineup showcases some of the most exciting musicians and visual artists from our diverse community. Celebrate together with us as we forge towards our collective future!

Live A/V Performances
$20 Admission
9pm – 2am: Live A/V Performances

Christina Chatfield x Subset
Russell E.L. Butler x Ian Colon

VIP Reception
$125 VIP Ticket, $200 2 VIP Tickets
7:30pm – 9pm: VIP Reception
9pm – 2am: Live A/V Performances

• Meet and mingle with Gray Area Artists
• Exclusive preview of Gray Area and ZERO1’s 2020 Vision
• Get the first look at our Experiential Space Research Lab Exhibition [February 2020]
• VIP Mezzanine Access with open bar & light bites
Space is limited.

Become a sustaining member of our cultural space

Sign up for an Annual Membership
Limited time through December 31 only

• Receive discounts on Gray Area productions
• Shape Gray Area programming through invited to member-only previews and events
• Receive exclusive perks such as pins, tote bags, and more

Sign up for a Monthly Membership
• Receive discounts on Gray Area productions

For over a decade, Gray Area has been dedicated to holding space for culture, and transforming society through creative action with arts, education, and community. But, we can’t do it alone! Help us galvanize our next 10 years by becoming a supporting member.

Membership at Gray Area grants you access to an exciting array of contemporary art, music, film, and educational programs. Gray Area Members enjoy discounts on events, early access to tickets, invitations to members-only programming, and more. Join a dedicated community of champions who share your passion for keeping San Francisco’s culture vibrant.

Christina Chatfield x Subset

Russell E.L. Butler x Ian Colon

Christina Chatfield

Born to Midwestern environs, Christina Chatfield has made the Bay Area her adoptive home. A lifelong musician, she studied synthesis at Berklee College of Music, leading towards her career as a professional sound designer. Her musical upbringing has surely influenced her sound, mellifluous and effortlessly kinetic, designed for consumption and expansion at once. Her psychedelic acid techno sets – performed live on an array of gear – are familiar to dancers in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and beyond. A resident of the Bay Area's venerated As You Like It event series, she's a consummate live artist, each performance tailor-made to its own specifications. Her focus on live practice might explain her relatively few releases: her discography so far is limited to 12"s on Detroit's Beretta Grey and Chicago's God Particle. But in 2019, Chatfield is busy, releasing an acid techno EP on new label Seeder Records and an EP of slower-tempo club sounds on Left Hand Path, followed by her debut album, a cosmic exploration of ambient techno moods, on lauded New York imprint Mysteries of the Deep.

Russell Butler

Russell Butler is a non-binary experimental artist and DJ based in Oakland, California. Originally from Bermuda, Russell has developed a process of improvisation that draws from a rich cultural history rooted in their island home and the black, queer diaspora. Russell’s unique performative approach to modular synthesizers can be heard over several albums and eps, most recently, The Home I’d Build For Myself and All My Friends released on San Francisco label Left Hand Path in 2018 and Petty released on Spectral Sounds in 2019.

Ian Colon

Ian Colon is an artist and curator originally from Miami, FL who now resides in San Francisco, CA. Passionate about creating alternative venues, he currently runs Feedback Gallery, an arts space hosted in his apartment dedicated to introducing siloed communities to each other. Ian Colon and Russell Butler met on the first day of university almost fifteen years ago and have been collaboratively creating music videos ever since.


TELLURICS is an artist collective exploring a speculative post-human future using real-time performance, simulated virtual worlds and artificial intelligence. Depicting the eventuality of our techno-centric trajectory, their work poses ideas about what remains of technology in the far future of Earth. TELLURICS is led by Don Hanson and Harvey Moon.