Visions from the Pit
Date and Time: Thursday May 25, 8:00 PM | Friday May 26, 9:30 PM | Saturday May 27, 3:15PM
Duration: 45-60 mins, with intermission
Location: The Chapel
General Admission: $15
Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price
Limited early bird tickets available until March 31 from $12.50
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Director: Tania Houtzager
Producer: Christopher Squier
Artist: Lindsay Tunkl
Artist: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Photographer: Minoosh Zomorodinia
Visions from the Pit: a reflection on the trope of ‘the Doom,’ the medieval European painting genre dedicated to depicting the end of days. Repurposing this concept of the end times, Embark presents visions from the pit—vignettes on chaos, the monstrous, and the apocalypse.
Embark Gallery is a non-profit organization that offers exhibition opportunities to graduate students of the Fine Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. It provides a space for an engaged community of artists, curators and scholars, and aims to expand the audience for emerging contemporary art
ARTIST BIOSLindsay Tunkl graduated from CalArts with a BFA in 2010 and is currently a MFA in Studio Practice and MA in Visual + Critical Studies candidate at California College of the Arts. Through subjects such as Affect, Death, The Apocalypse, Encounter, Solitude, Space, and Time, Tunkl uses a tender and humorous hand to invite you into reflexive experiences with emotion, perspective, and the world. Her work has been shown in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany: most notably at The Center ForContemporary Art, Santa Fe, Performance Space, London, Southern Exposure, San Francisco and Gruentaler9, Berlin.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto received his BA and an MAH in Art History from Edinburgh University and completed his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute this year. As an artist of mixed Pakistani and Lebanese descent and having grown up in Pakistan, Bhutto sees his body caught in the middle of complex identity politics formed by centuries of colonialism and exacerbated by contemporary international politics. He explores political queerness and how that queerness exists in a constant in-between and non-aligned space. His work has been shown in the United States, Pakistan, Scotland, Dubai, and Colombia.