San Francisco-based artist, Josh Short opens his exhibition Bomb Shelter Radio and Tenderloin Self-Defense Club tonight, February 2nd, 2012 at Evergold Gallery. The artist is participating in a bi-annual residency program held at the gallery and along with his installations; he will host several live sonic events that will include experimental noise transmissions, live metal and hardcore bands, and subversive FM radio interventions. During the day the gallery will become the “Tenderloin Self-Defense Club”, where Short will offer martial arts instruction to the neighborhood inhabitants, artists, and musicians.
"Short aims to examine contemporary myth and rituals within the American cultural landscape through his interactive exhibition. Ever Gold will be transformed into a liberation center by providing tools that evoke personal liberation through free speech and improved self-confidence. Short has previously held residencies at Recology SF, Headlands Center for the Arts, and recently a large outdoor installation at di Rosa. This is Shorts second solo exhibition with Ever Gold Gallery, his first exhibition “Touch Down Jesus” was in 2010."
"During the last week of the exhibition (Feb 21st- 26th) Ever Gold Gallery and Josh Short have teemed up with Noise Pop for their 20th Anniversary. This collaboration will consist of five live broadcasts over the “Bomb Shelter Radio” from bands curated by Noise Pop. These bands will be playing live at Shorts “Bomb Shelter Radio” and will be open to the public."
Feb 21 Tambo RaysFeb 22 Canons and CloudsFeb 23 DreamsFeb 24 Sea of BeesFeb 25 TaxesMore info at: Evergold Gallery