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Opening reception Sat, Nov 5, 7-9pm "Decay" presents works addressing the ephemeral changes of life and its movement, for reasons of environmental condition, economic variables, and social-political drifts. With "Decay", the artists explore urban decay, biological decay, societal decay, physical decay and moral decay. The exhibition is a stark reminder that "Decay" is nature's change agent. For "Decay," co-curators, Micaela van Zwoll and Michael Yochum, selected eight artists concerned with ideas of change, its extant deterioration and shift: Phillip Alden Benn, Sidnea D'Amico, Mari Lou Desmeules, Chanel Matsunami Govreau, Philip Hua, Dan Newman, Jenny Robinson and Tim Roseborough. Phillip Alden Benn's video references his concern with the natural environment. Sidnea D'Amico represents the graffiti bound streets of Sao Paolo. Mari Lou Desmeules' tender, lascivious subjects are documented via Cprint photography. Chanel Matsunami Govreau is an activist, cross-cultural artist who combines performance and video. Philip Hua's collage paintings are a beautiful commentary on conservation. Dan Newman's digital photography isolates poignant details of abandoned industry. Jenny Robinson's print work are reminders of urban environments in constant cycles of decay and renewal. An important member of the Bay Area Digitalist movement, Tim Roseborough's work is informed by the screen culture of his generation. Micaela van Zwoll is an independent curator and art consultant. Widely educated and traveled, she describes herself as cultured and independent. She owned and directed Micaela Gallery from 1996 through 2011, and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michael Yochum is a co-founder of Arc Studios and Gallery. Arc is a community-oriented arts organization that seeks to support and encourage emerging and mid-career artists. He has been heavily involved in supporting local art and artists since 2005 and resides in San Francisco.