Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center, the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries makes contemporary art accessible to broad audiences through curated exhibitions that both reflect our regional diversity and position Bay Area visual art production within an international contemporary art landscape. By commissioning new works, collaborating with arts and community organizations and supporting artist’s projects, the SFAC Galleries programs provide new and challenging opportunities for contemporary art to engage with a civic dialogue.

The SFAC Galleries was founded in 1970 and is the exhibitions program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, the arts agency of the City and County of San Francisco.

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Exhibition Dates: January 24, 2014 - April 12, 2014

Location: SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site
155 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

“We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality,” are just a few of the words by influential Queer Studies scholar José Esteban Muñoz that resonate with San Francisco-based artist Cybele Lyle.  In her latest installation, Boxed Out presented by the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries, the artist uses images, sculpture, light and projection to break apart the traditional boundaries of interior and exterior space to create a new, third space, for potentiality.

On view from January 24 to April 12, 2014 at the SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site. The artwork combines still images and video captured during her daily life with built architectural structures that consider the physical gallery space as well as the vantage point of passersby. Lyle’s interest lies in the mutability of architecture and the possibilities of taking apart and inverting the walls and natural environment that surround her to open up the constructs in which she lives.

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