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20140812060440-img_7436 Amazing Thailand! Abstract Paintings from a Contemporary Thai Artist  
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Pichai Pongsasaovapark at Misho Gallery August 21st - September 20th
Posted 8/23/14

Attending the opening this evening of Remains to be Seen, the first solo exhibition of Thai abstract artist, Pichai Pongsasaovapark, in the United States at the Misho Gallery in San Francisco through September 20, 2014, was an amazing experience since it was Thai art as you have never seen before. Presenting a series of 18 acrylic on linen paintings, Pongsasaovapark uncovered mysterious remnants floating around in one's dreams, exposing strange and challenging images that engaged viewers to inte... [more]

20140807233628-img_7436sm Amazing Thailand! Abstract Paintings from a Contemporary Thai Artist  
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Pichai Pongsasaovapark at Misho Gallery August 22nd - September 20th
Posted 8/23/14

Attending the opening this evening of Remains to be Seen, the first solo exhibition of Thai abstract artist, Pichai Pongsasaovapark, in the United States at the Misho Gallery in San Francisco through September 20, 2014, was an amazing experience since it was Thai art as you have never seen before. Presenting a series of 18 acrylic on linen paintings, Pongsasaovapark uncovered mysterious remnants floating around in one's dreams, exposing strange and challenging images that engaged viewers to int... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Sarah Gopher  
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8/17/14 Posted 8/17/14

(Image: Sarah Gopher, The Promised Land VII, 2014, Oil on Canvas, 24" by 30"; © Sarah Gopher) Sarah Gopher (b. Israel) As an undergraduate at Tel Aviv University, Israeli-born Sarah Gopher studied Political Science. She then continued to Stanford University for an MBA and followed it by working as a currency trader in NYC. By the time she returned to her first love, painting, she was a mother of four, knee deep in diapers, and living in Northern California. Her first art teacher, whi... [more]

Glenna Mills: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 8/6/14

Glenna MillsSculpture Lives/works in: Oakland, CAWebsite: http://ceramicsbyglenna.comTo purchase contact: Glenna Mills As an artist, I'm delighted with the mysteries and surprises that come from the unconscious. I enjoy starting off with one idea and watching it change on its own into something else. I've argued with clay and the clay has often won out. Sometimes a female refuses to give in to the male that I thought I was making. Sometimes a character refuses to sit. And sometimes what I'm w... [more]

20140226173923-adparker_palmercrk_loc14_-f2-lt April Dawn Parker Exhibition Review – Small Works at Gallerie Citi  
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Alyson Belcher, April Dawn Parker at Gallerie Citi May 10th - June 27th
Posted 5/1/14

[Article orginally published in Splash Magazine] I have been interested in the works of April Dawn Parker and went to see her series called “Places” at Gallerie Citi. I look forward to seeing her series “The Well” in May. April Dawn Parker’s following small paintings are from her “Places” series. This series was featured at Gallerie Citi’s Small Works exhibition at the end of last year in Burlingame, CA. April Dawn Parker, “New Deve... [more]

20140226173923-adparker_palmercrk_loc14_-f2-lt April Dawn Parker Exhibition Review – Small Works at Gallerie Citi  
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Alyson Belcher, April Dawn Parker at Gallerie Citi May 10th - June 27th
Posted 5/1/14

[Article orginally published in Splash Magazine] I have been interested in the works of April Dawn Parker and went to see her series called “Places” at Gallerie Citi. I look forward to seeing her series “The Well” in May. April Dawn Parker’s following small paintings are from her “Places” series. This series was featured at Gallerie Citi’s Small Works exhibition at the end of last year in Burlingame, CA. April Dawn Parker, “New Deve... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Will Noble  
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4/25/14 Posted 4/25/14

(Image: Will Noble, Sierra Creek, Watercolor, 38 X 49 Inches; © Will Noble) Will Noble (b. 1941, New Orleans, LA) “I paint the interaction of water with other natural elements: Water cascading across rock, surface patterns and reflections. I have always been more interested in the details of an intimate event in nature than the broad panorama of traditional landscape. I begin each painting with a freehand drawing. From a distance the finished work appears realistic. At closer... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Hiroko Sakai  
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4/16/14 Posted 4/16/14

(Image: Hiroko Sakai, I Believe, Oil on Canvas; © Hiroko Sakai) Hiroko Sakai (b. Izuka City, Japan) Hiroko Sakai is a Japanese artist, and has been living and working in San Francisco California since 1998. The intense passion that she conveys in her art has inspired deep expressions of emotion in viewers over the years. "San Francisco, with its vibrant arts culture, became my second home and was a source of much inspiration. My differences are my strength and I can combine... [more]

Mutual Wave Machine Experience at SVC 2014 (via Art Nerd SF)  
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4/15/14 Posted 4/15/14

Mutual Wave Machine concept, Courtesy of the Marina Abromovic Institute The Mutual Wave Machine had its U.S. premiere last night at Silicon Valley Contemporary, and Art Nerd San Francisco contributor Ashley Gardini and I had the very first exclusive experience. Conceived from Marina Abramović’s desire to get into her own experience through “brain visualization”, the piece was created by artists Suzanne Dikker and Matthias Oostrik with Peter Burr, Matthew Patterson Curry, Diederik Schoorl, Oliver Hes... [more]

Highlights From Silicon Valley Contemporary (via Art Nerd SF)  
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4/15/14 Posted 4/15/14

As the first South Bay art fair Silicon Valley Contemporary was met with a little resistance, but in the end it was highly attended and the art was pretty great. Many visitors left in hopes that SVC would return next year. Here are the pieces we thought about “writing home” about, or better, to you. 1. Kate Gilmore, Rock. Hard. Place., 2012, HD video David Castillo Gallery, Miami This video piece was not only an aesthetic delight (mesmerizing, really) but quite funny and the artist... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Sherry Wacker  
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4/12/14 Posted 4/12/14

(Image: Sherry Wacker, Wild Horse, 2010, 1964 Mustang Grill Emblem on Airbrushed Steel Sheet With Rope Frame, 38 X 48 X 6 Inches; © Sherry Wacker) Sherry Wacker (b. 1950, Baltimore) Horsepowered Memories, airbrushed images combined with car parts and other objects, is my latest series. These works are about the decades of the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials. The goal of these pieces is to make us feel exploded with the memories of our past and then to think abo... [more]

Barry Masteller: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 3/26/14

Barry MastellerMixed-media Lives/works in: San Francisco/Bay AreaWebsite: http://www.barrymasteller.comTo purchase contact: Barry Masteller Barry Masteller was born and raised in the Silver Lake District of Los Angeles. He studied painting and life drawing during the sixties with artist / painter Walton Craig Titus, additionally studying painting and art restoration techniques with several independent art conservators and artists; he spent much of his teen years viewing art at the Los An... [more]

20140309183812-now___then Artist Interview  
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Orlonda Uffre at International Museum Of Women March 9th, 2009 - March 9th, 2009
Posted 3/9/14

Sanja Alajbegovic, Editorial Coordinator at I.M.O.W. suggested an interview with Orlonda Uffre feeling that we would have a mutual understanding. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to speak with this artist-philosopher-activist who is not afraid to question the status quo. I am honored to know such an individual, whose wisdom and beauty shines from within. I think that the interview is a fitting and deserving complement to Orlonda Uffre's paintings- her words are thoughtful, confident and... [more]

Art on BART Kickstarter Creates Moving Galleries on the Rails (via Art Nerd SF)  
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2/16/14 Posted 2/16/14

A new San Francisco startup is making its mark with an art gallery outside the traditional setting – in train cars. WanderArt is building a mobile app for public art that’ll let users share the street art they find, and they’re hoping to get the word out by bringing works by local Bay Area artists to BART cars. By filling all six of the ad spaces in the cars with six different artworks, they’re aiming to create mini moving galleries on the rails, which, if you ask this regular B... [more]

20140205012537-d_young_studio_session-026 Street Artist as… Guerilla Fighter?  
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Eddie Colla, Hugh Leeman, D Young V at 111 Minna Gallery February 7th - March 29th
Posted 2/12/14

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20140204073101-lip Mosswood Exhibit of Michael Wilson's Art Assemblage  
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Susan Spencer, Michael Wilson at Mosswood Cafe and Bakery February 1st - April 30th
Posted 2/4/14

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