Lauren Marsden
5 Types in 3 Parts
Et al.
620 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Reception: December 12, 7-10 pm
December 12 – January 15, 2015

December 12, Et al opens 5 Types in 3 Parts, a collaborative project directed by Lauren Marsden. Marsden constructs the images and artifacts of five invented men through the interpretations of local actors, typographer Jaz Halloran, and San Francisco police officer and composite artist Lily Prillinger. Their particularities are developed in audition tapes, police interviews, and other materials created for the exhibition. These characters, which can be read as contemporary archetypes, include the Affectionate Drug Dealer, the Frisky Entrepreneur, the Seasonal Bachelor, the Sociopathic Gentleman, and the Son of a Dead Rock Star. 5 Types in 3 Parts includes appearances by Phillip Caires, Thomas Cokenias, Jason Do, Nathan Emley, Duncan Heath, Damian Lanahan-Kalish, William Lushbough, Joseph Paul, Matthew Quirk, and Bryan Thompson.

The gallery hosts an opening reception Friday, December 12, from 7 – 10 pm.
Lauren Marsden gives an artist talk on Sunday, December 14, at 2 pm.

“Janine Katzman was her name. She got me started. She told me, ‘I don’t care if you’re dating Marianne Ellis, the captain of the cheerleading team. I want you.’ She introduced me to a world where wants and needs can be met; where you can have what you want, if you can just get past that Judeo-Christian stigma of singular, solitary, proprietary, relational contract around boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s a value, whose exploration I’ve carried through life and so…you can call them trysts. You can call them that beautiful, elegant wrist bone of the mid-Western Swedish girl at the hotel. Please don’t forget the big heavy rock glass with gin. She’s there for a reason. It’s not the gin. I have a glass too and that’s not why I’m there.”
-Duncan Heath in The Audition Tapes, 2014.