Offsite: Artist Talk

San Francisco Reverberation

Mar 25, 2017   4–11:59pm

San Francisco Reverberation: Gwenaël Rattke
Co-presented with the San Francisco Public Library

Berlin-based graphic artist Gwenaël Rattke (AIR ’16) presents his recent publication, San Francisco Reverberation, which was produced in part while in residence at Headlands in 2016. Hand collaged and screen-printed, each book in Rattke’s edition is a unique object that draws inspiration and research from San Francisco’s queer and underground zine cultures of bygone decades. Rattke explains the techniques and processes he used to create San Francisco Reverberation, while discussing his choice to adapt old print strategies to contemporary realities, and the ambivalence inherent in romanticizing the past. Following the program, all are invited to walk to one of the Tenderloin’s remaining local queer bars, the Gangway, for further conversation.

Offsite at San Francisco Public Library‘s Main Branch: 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 5th Floor, Learning Center Room

This event is part of our off-site program series while our campus is currently closed to the public for construction on The Commons. We’re thrilled to co-present and collaborate with several Bay Area cultural organizations and partners; see all off-site events here.

About Gwenaël Rattke:
Gwenaël Rattke is a French-German graphic artist who lives in Berlin, working primarily in collage and printmaking. His shows include Not Fun and Not Free, New Work, Oktogon, and Nouveau Système, all at Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, as well as Pyramid of Needs at Galerie Clark, Montreal, and Collages at Derek Eller Gallery, New York. Rattke was one half of the art collective PP with DL Alvarez, which produced shows at New Langton Arts, San Francisco, NGBK, Berlin, and Kunsthaus Dresden. He has also collaborated with Berlin artist and author Chloe Griffin on various live film performances and, most recently, conceptualizing and designing the visuals for the book Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller (B_Books Berlin).

He is represented by Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco.