for immediate release:
ATA (Artists’ Television Access)
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
April 1st – April 29th
Closing Night Party April 29th
visible 24/7 through storefront window and in gallery during business hours
Contact above for hi-res stills and interviews
For the month of April, artists Christopher Statton and Megan Wilson will be returning to ATA’s (Artists’ Television Access) window and gallery with their project Better Homes & Gardens Today. In October 2014 the artists launched the project at ATA with their month-long window installation and performance.
On April 29th, Statton and Wilson will host a closing night party at ATA, featuring music, food, dancing, and community. Jean Jeanie, from the band Future Twin, will be preforming a solo set followed by a set from Sin Nombre.
Through Better Homes & Gardens Today Wilson and Statton are partnering with the Gubbio Project, the Coalition On Homelessness, and At The Crossroads to: 1) Heighten awareness around “home” and the realities of homelessness; 2) Cultivate a dialog within communities and amongst disparate groups; and 3) Raise money to benefit each of these critical organizations that work to address homelessness in San Francisco.
Wilson and Statton, will spend April continuing to paint “Home” signs in different languages in the window space of ATA that will then be displayed as part of the installation in the ATA gallery space. Each sign features the single word for “Home” painted in black against a color background with a flower incorporated. The signs are painted on 1⁄4" plywood and range in size from 12"x18" to 16"x30".
The signs are available for purchase for $100/pair. The purchasers will get one sign for his/herself and the other sign will be donated to one of the three partner organizations to use as they see best fit (e.g. the Gubbio Project will be hanging the signs on the pews at St. Boniface Church during their hours of operation). Purchasers will also be provided with more information on each of the organizations and how they can further help. All of the proceeds and the signs purchased for the organizations will be divided evenly and go to the three partners (Gubbio Project, Coalition On Homelessness, and At The Crossroads).
Better Homes & Gardens Today was presented in San Francisco’s Roxie Theater’s storefront installation space in December 2014 – January 2015. The project will be featured in the traveling exhibition that will accompany the release of Nicholas Ganz’s new book Street Messages published by Dokument Press that includes works by Wilson. The exhibition will launch on June 20th at Lazarides // Editions in London with exhibitions to follow in New York, Paris, Singapore, Milano, Berlin, Essen, and Amsterdam.