Danielle Lawrence


Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

TAKEOVER: San Francisco is a group exhibition featuring artwork by female and non-binary artists, in conjunction with the official release of TAKEOVER Art Zine, a publication organized by artist Serena Cole.

Initiated during the misogynist and xenophobic presidential campaign of Donald Trump, TAKEOVER Art Zine serves to rectify the ongoing lack of recognition for young female and gender non-binary artists in contemporary galleries, museums, and by art critics. The publication showcases outstanding contemporary artwork by female and genderqueer artists, and creates an opportunity to foster important conversations about what it means to be a female or non-binary artist in the context of a misogynistic political regime.

TAKEOVER zine is available at:
Takeover Art Zine
Little Paper Planes
Needles & Pens

Copies of the publication will also be available for purchase at the gallery.

The artists included in the exhibition are: Ace Lehner, Bean Gilsdorf, Bruna Massadas, Cate Nelson, Christina Empedocles, Danielle Lawrence, Elise Irving, Elizabeth Russell, Em Meine, Jamie Vasta, Julie Henson, Kate Nartker, Kim Bennett, Koak, Kristin Farr, Lana Licata, Leah Thomason Bromberg, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Marci Washington, Mary Anne Kluth, Megan Reed, Melissa Dickenson, Mia Christopher, Rema Ghuloum, Sarah Thibault, Serena Cole, Sky Shapero, Sydney Cohen, Teresa Baker, Tracy Timmins. The exhibition is curated by TAKEOVER founder Serena Cole.

Exhibition Dates: November 18-December 9, 2017

Alter Space Gallery
1158 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

For hours and info:
Alter Space Gallery website

About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters

Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

Political conversations have turned a renewed spotlight on women and their power and influence on every corner of society, including the arts. In the spirit of discovery, this show celebrates 16 Bay Area women artists, emerging and established, who have worked in abstraction for years. This show provides a platform for their work that features precise, powerful lines, as well as gestural patterns. These paintings suggest a kinship with the Abstract Expressionist movement of 1940s SoHo and San Francisco.

Participating Artists: Lorene Anderson, Eva Bovenzi, Donna Brookman, Heather Day, Amy Ellingson, Linda Geary, Rebekah Goldstein, Danielle Lawrence, Naomie Kremer, Michelle Mansour, Alicia McCarthy, Mel Prest, Cornelia Schulz, Ema Sintamarian, Michele Theberge, Canan Tolon.

Exhibition Dates: September 24 – December 17, 2017

Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, California

Four blocks south of the Walnut Creek BART station

Bedford Gallery website

General $5; Youth (13–17) $3; Children (12 and under) free;
First Tuesdays are free; Free for Bg Members, members of
Diablo Regional Arts Association, and Lesher Center ticket holders to
events on ticketed date.

Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 5:00 pm; and 6:00 – 8:00 pm
on evenings when there are theater productions in the LCA.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays.