Youth Art Exchange: Mission Shift

2014 Youth Art Exchange Summer Showcase

Opening Reception

July 18, 2014 4pm – 7pm

Exhibit Open

July 18, 2014 – July 31, 2014

“Mission Shift (Invasion or Adaptation)” is Youth Art Exchange’s Summer Photography exhibition that explores migration, home and local economy in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. The work in this show is the result of twelve high school students doing research and conducting interviews with the goal to better know the Mission, its people and the timeline of change from past to future. The show will display photographs hand printed from 35mm black and white film developed by the emerging photographers/interns of the program.

Additionally, interns’ own definition of gentrification will be displayed adjacent to their self portraits. Most important they have had the opportunity to ask challenging questions about place and about the notion of “native” to themselves and those connected to the Mission.

We hope you can join us in this investigation into the changing landscape and demographics of the Mission.

Exhibiting Artists:

Lead Artist:

Katherin Canton

Teaching Assistant:

Georgina Reskala


Alice Frishman

Valeria Gress

Paloma Karliner

Adela Makin

Paola Montoya

Jennifer Nantuna

Avidan Novogrodsky-Godt

Cresencio Tano

Jacob Wong

Kiana Wong

Thricia Ann Zabala

Stanley (Wangsen) Xie

Youth Art Exchange sparks a shared creative practice between professional artists and public high school students, furthering youth as leaders, thinkers, and artists in San Francisco.
This project is made possible in part by the following Youth Leadership Institute, DCYF, GGS

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s