SFAC Galleries Launch Chain Reaction 13 Online
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2020 - As part of their 50th Anniversary season, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries is excited to announce the opening of Chain Reaction 13 presented on Facebook and Instagram.
Launched in 1986, the newest rendition of this signature SFAC Galleries exhibition series celebrates 56 Bay Area artists, writers, and curators featured in daily social media posts. Chain Reaction mimics a chain letter where every Monday for the next eight weeks, a new chain will be initiated. Each participant is selected by the featured artist the day before—artists choosing artists choosing artists. The resulting chains make visible our communities’ admiration and support for one another, which is amplified during this COVID-19 pandemic.
“As the SFAC Galleries staff shelters in place, our conversations center on how to support our artist community through exciting opportunities that are accompanied by financial compensation,” says SFAC Galleries Director Meg Shiffler. “The quarantine forced a postponement of key 50th Anniversary programming, so bringing a wildly successful signature series like Chain Reaction into focus allows us to reference our dynamic past, while it also engages and funds 56 regional artists during a very difficult time.”
New chains begin every Monday, starting April 13. Chain Reaction 13 initiators include artists Anne Colvin, MACROWAVES, Sofie Ramos, Jessica Sabogal, Lindsey White, and Jenifer Wofford, as well as writer/curators Roula Seikaly and Elena Gross. Chain participants are added to our website as they are selected: https://www.sfartscommission.org/experience-art/exhibitions/chain-reaction-13
The SFAC Galleries Golden Capricorn 50th Anniversary season, including Chain Reaction 13, is supported by