Opening Reception: VOLATILITY
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Opening Reception: VOLATILITY

Join us for the opening of VOLATILITY, featuring the works by Patricia Duarte Leal, Russ Thompson, Elisabeth Kohnke, Justin Mann, Erika Gomez Henao, Alex Peterson, Hugo Estrada, Jenny Doll, and Gigi Obrecht; curated by Marcela Pardo Ariza.

On view May 26–June 1



Volatile substances change easily;

they spread, smear, and adapt beyond their given space.

Volatile substances take over; beyond geography and architecture.

Some are thick and visible, some invisible even lethal.

Imagine volatile, elastic bodies, pliant self-identity and flexible cultural norms.

Volatile subjects: resilient, fierce, unapologetic.

A collective breath can fill any room.

Volatility is a play -a chance- on adaptability.

During hardship, our capacity to adapt, question and propose- so vital.

The spacing between the lines, the breathing while reading out loud.

And the air so thick we can’t breathe. The air so thick we take movement up on our hands.


while here, a space to gather,

with the uncontained.


Image courtesy of ELISABETH KOHNKE.