Slow Build

  • From July 1, 2019
  • until October 31, 2019
Project location 1065 Mission St

For Slow Build, Borderline installed a selection of their work at 1065 Mission St, choosing works that played off each other formally or conceptually. After installation, they invited a handful of Bay Area artists to create and install responses to the existing works and the space.

Slow Build culminated in a final exhibition, which contained the echoes of amended work and shadows of those that were removed, creating a recognizable through-line of art works. This traceable, and physical, lineage of works illuminated how space and function are mutually defining; interiors are built to serve utility, and practices adjust to their spatial context.

Through this partnership with [working], the mid-Market neighborhood, and Bay Area artists, Borderline activated their mission of engaging with a broadening range of communities to make art more visible, accessible, and meaningful to the greater public.

Collaborating artists

Leora Lutz’s personal ideology stems from the fruition of DIY, punk rock reasoning and a life-long practice with the handmade—continually supporting the active roles that art and writing both play in shaping history and impacting peoples’ lives.

Tamara Suarez Porras explores the fluid relationships of time, memory, and history through a photo-conceptual, research-centric practice. Her cross-disciplinary work spans across installation, writing, filmmaking, and performance.

Ahna Serendren’s paintings often include everyday materials such as caulk, carpet, broom bristles and other scraps. Buried beneath layers of paint, these mundane materials become otherly, asking the viewer to slow down in order to take in their mottled, mysterious surfaces.