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Over the Top: Math Bass and the Imperial Court SF

Oakland Museum of California

Familiar symbols, flipped and "queered" to create new shared meaning, are at the heart of this exhibition that pairs new work by a contemporary California artist with the creative practice of a local organization. In paintings, sculpture, and video, perception-bending Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass emphasizes that symbols change meaning according to context and orientation, and that the body and its costumes are meaningful symbols whether they are actually present or only suggested.


This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about Over the Top: Math Bass and the Imperial Court SF :

Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass is paired here with the Imperial Council of San Francisco, a local organization that hosts a wide range of fundraising events to support the LGBT community and organizations that work against discrimination of any kind. The exhibition features crowns, scepters, portraits and banners from the organization’s 51-year history, exploring playfulness and politics.

Event Info
Apr 01 → Jul 23
Wed-Sun 11 am-5 pm, Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am-6 pm
$15.95; $10.95 seniors & students; $6.95 youth ages 9-17; Free for members and children 8 and under. Free first Sunday of each month
Oakland Museum
Oak and 10th, Oakland
Info: 510-318-8400
Venue: 888/625-6873
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