Currently on Exhibition:
This Is My Home
EDELO Migrante as Artistic Director
March – June, 2015
During their four month residency at the Red Poppy, Co-Artistic Directors Caleb Duarte and Mia Eve Rollow of EDELO created an outdoor studio featuring collaborative art projects titled This Is My Home. The installations created as a part of This Is My Home were produced in partnership with surrounding Mission District neighbors reflecting their diverse experienced realities.
The opening reception of This Is My Home took place in conjunction with the April Mission Arts Performance Project: Black & Brown Lives Matter: From the Mission to Ayotzinapa, Ferguson to Gaza, co-curated by Melonie J. Green.
For the April opening, Caleb and Mia invited YESCKA, a guerrilla artist rising from the streets of Oaxaca, Mexico to create an outdoor mural and altar honoring victims and family members of police brutality.
As the homeless neighbors became the active caretakers of the altar, throughout the next month Caleb and Mia constructed the next segment of the project, Our Built City: Transforming the Red Poppy Art House into Sculptural Housing. The surrounding community was invited to assist in the creation of an exterior miniature city installation that simultaneously serves as a “functional” shelter. The cityscape was built out of recycled materials throughout a series of workshops, which took take place during the weeks leading up to the June MAPP. The piece addressed the culminating tensions between race, class, ownership, authenticity, and cultural expression as seen unfold on our corner of 23rd & Folsom.
During the June MAPP, the project included the symbolic burial of community members that took turns positioning their bodies into a hole in the center of the Poppy’s floor. This social sculpture reflected how the new Mission is being built on top of lives and histories that go unseen below. Artist Luliliana Herrera and Francisco Herrera, lead a song and ritual performance inviting the public to feel the earth underneath the Red Poppy’s wooden floors acknowledging the histories residing underneath architectural structures.
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The Red Poppy Art House has featured installations and/or rotations of work by numerous Bay Area artists including Paz de la Calzada, Alberto Toscano, Fernando Diaz, Yolanda Lopez, Adriana Camarena, Indira Urrutia, Todd Thomas Brown, Adrian Arias, Ytaelena Lopez, Calixto Robles, Mona Caron, Dustin Fosnot, Claudio Nalerio, Sebastian Alvarez, and others.
As a predominantly multidisciplinary performance space, the Art House does not usually host formal exhibitions. Rather, we present works throughout the year via informal rotations of works for sale, as well as socially engaged large-scale installations pieces. To find out what is currently on display, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or come by for one of our performances.