Don’t let KOIT FM’s nonstop Christmas music lull you into an early December holiday laze. There’s so much left to do in 2015!
Turn the dial, put on your warm socks and feast your eyes on these Bay Area visual art events.
Dec. 5, 2015 - Jan. 9, 2016: Gangsters Revisited at Random Parts, Oakland. Local photographer Ace Lehner documents Cookie Paloma and Renee De Jesus dressed in the trappings and adopting the poses of their teenage identities as Latina “gangsters.” Posed in surreal suburban landscapes and sun-dappled natural settings, the women reenact a complicated moment in their personal histories -- part survival tactic, part visual assertion of their heritage. Attend an artist talk on Dec. 11 for a more in-depth examination of the “collaboration” between the Lehner, Paloma and De Jesus.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 7-9pm: Crank Screening at Southern Exposure, San Francisco. No, this is not a showing of the ridiculous 2006 Jason Statham action flick in which our hero becomes the human equivalent of the bus in Speed. It’s the companion event of Southern Exposure’s annual juried exhibition! You’ll be sure to see something new in this evening of short works by local artists, selected by Gabriela Monroy, Mexican video artist and seasoned film festival director, programmer and juror. FREE!