766 VALENCIA STREET | SAN FRANCISCO CA
Opening Reception Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 1-6pm
May 21- June 25, 2022
Sound and Music Performance
June 17th, 2022 from 6:30-9 pm
at Incline Gallery
Unpacking the Process with Sholeh Asgary + Lewis deSoto
June 4th, 2022 from 1-2 pm
at Minnesota Street Project
"Albedo" is a solo exhibition of work by Sholeh Asgary that uses radio waves, fluorescent light tubes, and water as mediums that situate the site's history as a portal to explore relationships between interment and frequency. Fluorescent light tubes line the inclines and landings of the gallery, creating an unbroken sight-line that overwhelms with bright light, while radio frequency interference of the tubes is made audible through the resonance of water basins.
Incline Gallery is thrilled to present Asgary’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast and hope you will join us on Saturday, May 21th, 2022 to celebrate! Support for “Albedo” is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program. Incline Gallery was honored to be selected as one of the grantees in Round 13 of the Grant, back in fall of 2019. Our vision for this grant is to support emerging artists by giving them a solo exhibition and an opportunity to partner up with other organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. For this exhibition, Incline is please to collaborate with Minnesota Street Project for an artist conversation between Sholeh Asgary and Lewis deSoto, on Saturday, June 4 2022, 1 PM in the Lounge at Minnesota Street Project. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about to the event and to register, please visit the event page linked here. Hope you can join us!
Image Credit: Ebtihal Shedid
About the Artist:
Sholeh Asgary is an Iranian-born interdisciplinary sound artist whose immersive works, performances, and audience participatory scores implicate the viewer-participant into future mythological excavations, bridging large swathes of time and history, through water, water clocks, crude oil, movement, light, imaging, voice, and sound.
Asgary’s work has received support from numerous programs, including a 2021 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, 2020/2021 California Arts Council Artists in Communities Grant for her audience participatory program Majles, a 2019 Kenneth Rainin Foundation New Project Grant through Dance Elixir, and a 2014 Alternative Exposure Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for her curatorial initiatives as previous Curator and Director of Education and Public Programs at Incline Gallery, where she also founded The Project Room. An affiliate artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, she is also a 2022 artist-in-residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Berkeley Art Center, Minnesota Street Project Adjacent, and a 2021 artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA, UCLA Art Sci, ARoS Kunstmuseum, Real Time & Space, and Temescal Arts Center. Recent exhibitions, performances, and screenings include Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Flux Factory. Asgary is also involved with several ongoing collaborative projects, including those with Abou Farman, Julie Ezelle Patton, Dena A. Al-Adeeb, and Heather Kapplow, as well as serves on the Curatorial Council for Southern Exposure. Currently based in Oakland, CA, where she is a Lecturer in the Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley, Asgary holds an MFA from Mills College and a BA from San Francisco State University.