Janus II - CULT's 7 Year Anniversary Exhibition

Fused Space 1401 16th Street, San Francisco


April 9 - May 20, 2021

Miya Ando
Marcela Pardo Ariza
Chris Fallon
Rebekah Goldstein
Amy Lincoln
Terri Loewenthal
Masako Miki
Amy Nathan
James Perkins

"Revolution is not a one time event." – Audre Lorde

Continuing the celebration of CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions’ seven-year anniversary, and in light of many transitions globally and locally, we are delighted to announce a second part to the Janus exhibition we presented digitally in the autumn of 2020. Janus II, opening by appointment on April 9, draws from the gallery’s past seven years and offers a glimpse into its next seven with work by Miya Ando, Marcela Pardo Ariza, Chris Fallon, Rebekah Goldstein, Amy Lincoln, Terri Loewenthal, Masako Miki, Amy Nathan, and James Perkins. Janus II is on view physically at Fused Space at 1401 16th Street in San Francisco, within Yves Behar’s Fuseproject.

Much has shifted since CULT was born: public optimism collapsed under the weight of emboldened racial bigotry, anti-globalist populism, and policy decisions that have wrought untold harm on the environment and marginalized individuals. On this occasion for reflection, we consider Janus, the two-headed Roman deity presiding over the future and the past, transitions and doorways. As we navigate thresholds, at once cultural, political, and biological—the duality of Janus allows us to envision a stronger, more equitable future fueled by cognizance of our shared responsibility to the planet and to each other.

Works by Pardo Ariza and Perkins investigate care and belongingness and the role language plays in building our realities and communities. Pardo Ariza creates a trans-historical kinship bringing the archive in dialogue with the contemporary, while Ando, Perkins and Goldstein labor the boundaries of materiality and form with intention. Miki’s sculptures investigate trans-pacific Indigenous knowledge, and works by Loewenthal and Lincoln re-imagine our relationship and responsibility to the land. Nathan and Fallon reconsider the illusionistic permanence of our current structures and identities—retrieving histories of the past to build new systems for a new world, one that prioritizes and benefits us all.

Janus is a talisman for optimism in light of a polarized cultural climate; this exhibition meditates upon the opportunities, rather than challenges, that arise from the "new normal" we are collectively living.

Exhibition is open by appointment only Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Image Credit: Marcela Pardo Ariza, Randy, Andy, Dollface, Tania, Lu, Louis, et al. (1983, 1975, 1992, 2018), 2018

Current

Chris Fallon: Irresistible Deception
October 15 - December 11, 2021

Sapiens / Stories: Bruna Massadas, Chris Fallon and Sahana Ramakrishnan
October 7 - November 3, 2021

Past

Masako Miki: New Mythologies
June 16 - October 12, 2021

Tales of Metamorphosis: Rebekah Goldstein, James Perkins, and Amy Nathan
June 3 - 30, 2021

Janus II - CULT's 7 Year Anniversary Exhibition
April 9 - May 20, 2021

Troy Chew: Yadadamean
October 17 - December 12, 2020

We’re all in this together
August 14 - October 10, 2020

Beyond Words
June 26 - August 29, 2020

Ritual of Succession
January 10 - March 28, 2020

Record of Succession at fused space
January 13 - March 27, 2020

AMY NATHAN: Glyph Slipper
September 13 - December 7, 2019

FEMALE TROUBLE 2
June 28 - August 3, 2019

RUXUE ZHANG
April 20 - June 15, 2019

MASAKO MIKI: Shapeshifters
January 12 - March 23, 2019

JASKO BEGOVIC (SKO HABIBI): HUMAN_E.T.
November 30 - December 14, 2019

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: See You On The Flipside
September 8 - November 25, 2018

FEMALE TROUBLE
June 9 - July 28, 2018

TERRI LOEWENTHAL: Psychscapes
March 2 - May 19, 2018

VECINOS
October 27, 2017 - January 20, 2018

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life
January 10 – March 4, 2017

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Release Me
October 21 - December 10, 2016

NO SHOW MUSEUM: Yves Klein, Maria Eichhorn, Daniel Knorr, Etc.
One Night Only: Monday, October 17, 2016

DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works
September 17 - October 8, 2016

SHE MOONAGE DAYDREAM:
Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, & Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016

PABLO DÁVILA: Ladies & Gentlemen,
We Are Floating In Space

May 13 - July 9, 2016

MASAKO MIKI: Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost
March 4 - April 30, 2016

SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection
January 15 - February 27, 2016

DAN GLUIBIZZI: You Don’t Have to be Alone Tonight
November 6 – December 19, 2015

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render
September 11- October 31, 2015

SEXXXITECTURE: Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson & Jake Ziemann
July 1 - August 1, 2015

ADAM SORENSEN: In Situ
May 1 - June 27, 2015

KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT: Village / High Hills
February 27 - April 25, 2015

PRINCE RAMA: How To Live Forever
January 25 – February 21, 2015

JOSEPH DUMBACHER & JOHN DUMBACHER: Divert (Out of Line)
November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Passenger
September 12 – November 1, 2014

A PATTERN LANGUAGE: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson & Lena Wolff
June 20 - July 19, 2014

MICHELLE BLADE: Gathering Into Being
April 25th – June 7th, 2014

MIGUEL ARZABE: /*Reject Algorithms*/
March 7 – April 19, 2014

JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON: Drawings
March 7 – April 19, 2014

FRITZ CHESNUT: Purr Valley
& Rhonda Holberton

January 10 - February 22, 2014

UNSEEN: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea Mckenna & Dean Smith
November 10 - December 21, 2013

Past Off-Site Exhibitions

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life 2
April 7 - May 26, 2018

LAS COSAS QUE PINTAN / PAINTING IN AN EXPANSIVE FIELD
Works by Miguel Arzabe & Juan Sorrentino

April 9 – May 17, 2015

EBB: Gina Borg and Chris Russell at Loczi Design
December 10, 2014