Yerba Buena Center announced the list of participating artists for Bay Area Now 4—including Stretcher.org, today. The Visual Arts section of Bay Area Now 4, which will be on view July 16-November 6, 2005 includes 33 entities—individual artists, collaborators, and artist collectives. Co-curators Rene de Guzman and Berin Golonu comment, “Broadly speaking, BAN 4 addresses strands of the local arts ecology that have yet to receive the attention they deserve—the emerging young artists that our great art schools consistently produce, as well as a range of artists who are committed to making art accessible to a wider public outside of the traditional museum crowd. BAN 4 displays a high level of ambition, professionalism and smarts, as well as a vision for how the arts in the future may explicitly articulate its multi-layered value to society at large.”
The List: Chris Ballantyne, Tommy Becker, Libby Black, Liz Cohen, Adriane Colburn, Robert Gutierrez, John Hattori, Marisa Jahn and Steve Shada, Xylor Jane, Jim Jocoy, Helena Keeffe, Frederick Loomis, Michelle Lopez, Ari Marcopoulos, Christian Maychack, Keegan McHargue, Apollonia Morrill, Neck Face, Sasha Petrenko, Kate Pocrass, Emily Prince, Ted Purves, Christine Shields, Josephine Taylor, Margaret Tedesco, Hank Willis Thomas, Ede Tsong, Anna Von Mertens, Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick, Gestalt Collective, Hamburger Eyes, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Stretcher.org.