Gray Area Opens New Gallery Space August 25 with Inaugural Exhibition
We're thrilled to announce the opening of the new Gray Area Gallery on August 25, a permanent exhibition space located within Gray Area's current home in the MIssion District's Grand Theater.
Gray Area was originally launched in 2006 by Founding Executive Director Josette Melchor as Gray Area Gallery in San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa) to showcase technology-driven art. The Gallery transformed into the Gray Area non-profit in 2008, and exhibited works by seminal new media artists including Casey Reas, Aaron Koblin, Camille Utterback, and STAMEN Design. During this time, the space quickly became a cultural community center, developing notable civic engagement programs activating communities to respond to local urban issues, and expanding with educational programs, research, and live performances.
The new Gray Area Gallery continues the tradition of making genre-bending work accessible to the public. In tandem with broader Gray Area thematic initiatives, the first year of gallery curation will center on the complicated tensions and surface areas between identity, representation, expression, oppression, and technology.
Where We Live? - Steven Piasecki & Michael Meisel (July 2022)