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2291 3rd St / 2291 3rd St

As the Bay Area art scene continues to be transformed by dynamic social and economic forces, it becomes vital to form and maintain the connections between all the agents that are working to keep and provide support to our local artists —just as plant’s roots help hold soil in its place, keeping it from blowing away.

With diversity within community as a catalyst, 2291 3rd St. is pleased to announce the group exhibition titled Real Time and Space: A Group Exhibition, including work by a selection of artists from the Oakland-based Real Time & Space Artist Studios — on view from November 21 through December 19, 2015.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 6 – 8 pm.

The Bay Area possesses a diverse ecology of artists and art spaces, with a vibrancy that emerges from both shared and contested values, and a pervasive sense of exploration of new resource and organizational models. A compelling example of where the exploration leads is Real Time & Space —a fascinating model for artist studios that serves as the inspiration to some other efforts in both Oakland and San Francisco.

The Real Time & Space artists included in the exhibition are Kate Rhoades, Conrad Guevara, Amy M. Ho, Cybele Lyle, Amy Rathbone, Dan Swindel, Lana Williams, Emma Spertus, Beth Krebs, Lex Kosieradzki, Rachelle Reichert, Ian Dolton-Thornton, Mark Nicola, as well as artist in residence Courtney Tramposh.

Real Time & Space: A Group Exhibition is a collaboration between Real Time & Space artists, Minnesota Street Project’s Brion Nuda Rosch, Director of the soon-to-open Minnesota Street Project Artist Studio Program — opening 2016 — and 2291 3rd St.’s curators Teresa Goodman and Ralph Vázquez-Concepción. The exhibition will address heterogeneity, individuality, and community within Real Time & Space by engaging select works by the included artists —the exhibition fosters a dialogue on possible points of divergence and convergence between their studio practices and individual aesthetic investigations.

Gallery hours at 2291 3rd St. are Thursday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm — and by appointment. There will be an additional performance and screening on Thursday, December 3, from 7 – 9 pm.

Real Time & Space (RTS) is comprised of 15 work-only artist studios and an artist residency program located in a former print shop in Oakland’s Chinatown. The mission of RTS is to provide a productive and participatory workspace for its members and residents by fostering opportunities for dialog, collaboration, and cross-disciplinary interaction. Their members include a broad range of artists, writers, curators, and designers. By offering a residency program open to local, national, and international cultural producers, RTS seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas within and beyond the Bay Area artistic community. Numerous public programs such as artist talks, film screenings, and social events enhance their overall mission by supporting further opportunities for conversations to take place.

2291 3rd St. is Minnesota Street Project’s temporary space while the project is under construction until March of 2016. When the project is complete, it will include an Artist Studio Program, which is a vital component of Minnesota Street Project’s model to support artists directly.

“Created to address rapidly diminishing opportunities for visual artists in San Francisco, our goal is to provide stability by offering affordable private studios situated within a campus environment and encouraging the use of shared workspace and resources. Also, we are dedicated to building a community of individuals committed to supporting one another. By operating a facility purpose-built as studios with a long-term commitment, we can adapt to artists needs and provide the tools necessary for practice evolution and career growth.” says Nuda Rosch

Occupying a 22,000 square foot industrial warehouse located at 1240 Minnesota Street in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, this visionary model for an artists’ community will host approximately 30 private studios ranging between 250-800 square feet plus 4,000 square feet of shared workspace and resources including a wood shop, digital media lab, traditional printing presses, kiln, and other specialized tools and services.