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Opening this Saturday: OPEN SHOW presented by the LA Art Association

December 11, 2017

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present the 2017 Open Show, LAAA's signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art, juried by Anna Katz, Assistant Curator at MOCA.

Participating Artists

Julia Alexander-Bates, Jenna Bao, Lillian Anna Blouin, Cynthia Brannvall, Miss Brightside, Julia Bui, Ellen Cantor, Natasha Carlos, Andrée Carter, Chenhung Chen, Alexandra Corrin, Martin Etem, Kat Flyn, Kaori Fukuyama, Jenna Goodman, Carlos Grasso, Michael  Haight, Kathryn Hart, K Ryan Henisey, Gina Herrera, Randi Hokett, Richard Holland, Emily Jones, Lynda Keeler, Colleen M. Kelly, Chloe Jeongmyo Kim, Christine Kline, Lori LaMont, Sandra Lauterbach, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Mike McLain, Crystal Michaelson, Tino Mingori, Stu Needman, Elizabeth Orleans, Francisco Palomares, Young Park, Tom Pazderka, Kathryn Pitt, Margaret Raab, Viktoria Romanova, Lyle Rushing, Raidi Sanchez, Robyn Sanford, Jennifer Shada, Hilary Taub, Lauren Thomas, Daena Title, Tim Townsley, Robin Tripaldi, Steven James Whitworth, Valerie Wilcox, Alex Zohar

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: December 16, 2017 to January 12, 2018

Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069


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Natasha Carlos Selected for Introductions 2017

July 18, 2017

Natasha Carlos was selected to be part of Introductions 2017, the 11th annual juried exhibition at Root Division that highlights twelve emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Click here for more information on Introduction 2017.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Exhibition Dates: September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Gallery Hours (or by appointment): Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Root Division
1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415-863-7668


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Natasha Carlos Shortlisted for Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship

July 18, 2017

You can view the entire shortlist here.

About the Lucie Foundation Scholarship Program

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.


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Interview with Samantha Reynolds, Root Division's Exhibitions Fellow

July 08, 2017

I had the opportunity to speak with Samantha Reynolds, Root Division's Exhibitions Fellow, for their blog. We discussed my obsessive need to understand a site from multiple perspectives, my process of working with layers, and experimenting with different mediums.

Click here to read the full interview on Root Division's blog.


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Opening this Saturday: REAWAKENING a solo exhibition by Natasha Carlos

July 03, 2017

REAWAKENING is a solo exhibition by Natasha Carlos that celebrates the mysterious moment in nature where environment and identity come together. The exhibition will feature a photographic sculpture and stop-motion animation that investigate how the physical form of imagery can reflect multiple experiences in a single moment.

REAWAKENING is in the Frank-Ratchye Project Space from July 7, 2017 to July 29, 2017 and presented alongside WILD on view in the main gallery at Root Division. Curated by Marisa Aragona, Wild is an interdisciplinary exhibition of artworks, performances and installations that attempt to express the vast infinity of internal and external wilderness. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Exhibition Dates: Jul 7, 2017 to July 29, 2017

Gallery Hours (or by appointment): Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Frank-Ratchye Project Space at:
Root Division
1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415-863-7668


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NATURE REMIXED: A Mixed Media Art Summer Camp at Root Division

July 02, 2017

NATURE REMIXEDIn this mixed media art camp (for students entering grades 3-4), students will exercise their imagination and investigate their relationship with nature through touch, sound, sight, smell, and taste. Students will explore painting, photography, collage, sculpture, and sound art as they dive deep into their investigations of nature. All materials provided!

Instructors: Natasha Carlos, MFA and Joyce Nojima, MFA
Grades: students entering grades 3-4

Dates: 5 class meetings / Monday through Friday, July 10 through 14
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

To register, please email education@rootdivision.org or call 415-863-7668


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Opening this Saturday: BACK TO THE GARDEN at Root Division 

April 1, 2017

Curated by Lauren Etchells, Root Division Exhibitions Fellow, Back to the Garden examines the ways in which artists create order, find inspiration, and craft identity through the natural sublime. From houseplants to well-manicured gardens and neighborhood parks, the natural world is consciously interwoven into our daily lives. Featuring work by sixteen Bay Area artists, this exhibition explores the motivations and methods by which human beings shape the natural world into a reflection of their identity, societal values, and projected ideals.


Participating Artists
Whitney Aguiniga
Natasha Carlos
Hagit Cohen
Leeza Doreian
Kathryn Dunlevie
Claire Elliot
Mary Anne Kluth
Carrie Lederer
Dionne Lee
Cathy Lu
Whitney Lynn
Erin Mallea
Kelley O’Leary
Elena Patino
Ryan Richey
Saree Silverman

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Exhibition Dates: April 5, 2017 to April 20, 2017

Gallery Hours (or by appointment): Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Root Division
1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415-863-7668

Click here for more information on Back to the Garden


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Opening this Friday: SEEKING SANCTUARY at the de Young 

April 18, 2016

Join us for this dynamic three-day event at the de Young, including a juried showcase of visual art and film with museum object talks, an art history symposium, music, and performance by university and college art and art history students, inspired by the theme, Sanctuary, and by the de Young's permanent collections and special exhibitions.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 5-8:30pm

Exhibition Dates: April 22, 2016 to April 24, 2016

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30am-5pm

de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118

Click here for more information on Seeking Sanctuary 


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Opening Next Week: CONTINUOUSLY PRESENT at the Diego Rivera Gallery

October 6, 2015

Join us on Tuesday, October 13th, for the opening of CONTINUOUSLY PRESENT, an exploration in getting intimate with the transient nature of time, the way we interact with it, and how it affects our connection with our surrounding. 


By dissecting and revealing the present, the fast and slow passing of time, by continuously revisiting and investigating the same site, or through heightened awareness of ephemeral and intimate moments and objects of everyday life, time is no longer an instrument, but an extension of ourselves, a manifestation of our presence and a token of our relationship with our environment. 

This is an invitation to take a walk with us and interact with our photographic installations and sculptures and get intimate with your present time.


Participating Artists
Natasha Carlos
Alyssa Fujita Karoui
Julia Aurora Guzmán
Christina Marie Walley

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 5-8pm

Exhibition Dates: October 11, 2015 to October 17, 2015

Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94133