• Sonja Gerdes, Talisman for Oxygenenergizer (Left), 2018, bronze, sheep’s wool, 15 x 11 x 6 1/2".

    Sonja Gerdes

    Cloaca Projects

    Cloaca Projects is situated in a small, garage-like space on the old industrial edge of San Francisco, a rapidly changing city dedicated more and more to new technical systems of hyperefficiency. Sonja Gerdes’s recent project for Cloaca portrayed uncertain states of relation with such technologies as human beings lurch into the future. Her suite of sculptures represented living creatures as they become augmented, undermined, or superseded by built extensions. Individually and as an ensemble, they functioned as signs of dystopian outcomes amid a scientistic culture of optimism.

    Two mismatched,

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