Fresh Meat in the Gallery at Bluespace

New Work by Bobby Cheung and Anne Louise Mortensen

Weight Wheel
by Anne Louise Mortense

by Bobby Cheung
Dates: November 1-30, 2007
HOURS: Wednesdays 2-5pm and by appointment: 415-431-2583
Location: Bluespace Community Space
593 Guerrero Street @ 18th Street, San Francisco [map]
Admission: FREE
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1 6pm-9pm

Fresh Meat Productions, Tranny Fest and Transgender San Francisco proudly present a mixed media exhibition by local artists [tippy title=”Bobby Cheung” header=on”]Bobby Cheung is a Chinese FTM, born and raised in Hong Kong. He immigrated to San Francisco at the age of 10, where he currently resides. He has been an advocate for the transgender community over the past ten years and has created art since his early youth. He has spoken on transgender people and issues through public speaking engagements and media appearances. In 2004, he won the title Mr. Transgender San Francisco, an honor for FTM activists, and represented the city’s transgender community at various LGBT events in the Bay Area during his reigning year with Miss Transgender San Francisco, Anne Louise Mortensen. Bobby’s artwork addresses his personal experiences as an immigrant and Asian FTM in America. Bobby’s art has been displayed at Fresh Meat in the Gallery since 2004. He has been a member of the curatorial committee since 2005. His artwork consists of digital photography, graphic design, and mixed media works. In his spare time, he dreams of wrestling alligators.
[/tippy] and [tippy title=”Anne Louise Mortenson” header=on”]Anne Louise Mortenson lives in Occidental in the North Bay. She’s active in the Transgender community and now a member of the executive committee of TGSF, Transgender San Francisco. In 2004 she became Ms. TGSF and spent a happy year representing the organization and community together with her special partner, Bobby Cheung, who was Mr. TGSF that year. She’s presently a graphic designer and has dabbled in the arts most of her life.

Anne Louise was born in New Jersey on the other side of the Hudson from New York City and later moved to Buffalo New York. When she was a teenager she loved abstract art, Hieronymus Bosch, Baudelaire and Thelonious Monk. She would collect posters and clip out pictures from Time magazine of Pollack, Sam Francis and Hans Hoffman, and whoever dripped and smeared. Being transgender caused her a great deal of trauma. She found that when she arted, it cut her life open, and with splotches and patches, dabs and splashes she could make it whole again with art.

This is what she says about her work, “Basically I want to watch myself work, it’s like watching a movie. I don’t want to be conscious of the movie to be, I just want it to happen. With art, the mediums are so open and sensitive to mood, so unrestrictive, that they become an expression of my emotions through the movement of my hands. So I watch my life becoming obvious in the pigment and where the brush goes. I become real.” [/tippy]. Drawing, photography, graphic design and mixed media works.