New Exhibit at the University of San Francisco Thacher Gallery Titled ‘Emboldened, Embodied’ opens on November 21

Exhibit will run through February 16, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (November 18, 2019) -- Seven Bay Area artists explore themes of the body, representation, and community at the University of San Francisco (USF) Thacher Gallery in the new exhibit Emboldened, Embodied, opening Thursday, November 21. Presented by USF’s Master of Arts in Museum Studies Curatorial Practicum class, the exhibit will run through February 16, 2020 and is free and open to the public.

Through portraits, artists Kim Anno, Lenore Chinn, Jessica Sabogal and Shanna Strauss offer empowered representations of individuals whose identities are often excluded from the larger narrative. Installations by Yolanda López and Na Omi Judy Shintani demonstrate women’s roles and the ways dress is used as a social and cultural signifier. Angela Hennessy’s new installation expands her use of African and Victorian hair weaving traditions to illuminate the Black body. An invitation to reflect on the systemic political and societal inequities at play in our world today, Emboldened, Embodied creates space for reflection, celebration and community building.

An opening event on November 21 will feature an artist roundtable from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in USF’s Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room, and a reception at the Thacher Gallery from 5:30-6:30 p.m. will include an invocation by Angela Hennessy and a kimono deconstruction performance by Na Omi Judy Shintani.

About the Thacher Gallery

The Thacher Gallery is a public art gallery in the University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library where creativity, scholarship, and community converge. The exhibitions in the 2019-20 season will examine studio practice and place. The gallery is free and open to the public daily 12-6pm. Located at 2130 Fulton Street. Phone: (415) 422-5178. Website: USF Thacher Gallery

About the University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes, and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit the USF Home Page.