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San Francisco’s Iconic Lexington Club to Shut Its Doors  
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11/3/14 Posted 11/3/14

In 2009, I assisted with A Trip Down False Memory Lane, an exhibition curated by Jessica Silverman. Featuring works depicting real or imagined memories of the Lexington Club, we installed the show on the patchy maroon walls of San Francisco’s iconic dyke bar. Each image made palpable the fact that the space is so much more than four walls and some bar stools. A destination for lesbians from all over and a staple for many younger city dwellers, the Lex is where a spectrum of LBTQ patrons... [more]

20141012204404-wes BlackLight Art Show  
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Jeffrey Allyn, Mikey Elliott, Sophia Elson, Ken Gulley, Barry Tribuzio, Jessica Warren, Wesley E. Warren at Studio 23 October 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 10/20/14

Visually stimulating and fun event! [more]

20140917002746-flyerfinalfront Honey, I Shrunk The Streets: 1AM Gallery Introduces a Miniature Street Art Show  
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123Klan, Amuse, Apex, BASK, Blo, Mark Bode, Robert Bowen, Camer, Chek, 64 Colors, Christopher de Leon, Does, Duel, Estria, Goser, Monty Guy, Chad Hasegawa, Jesse Hernandez, HYDE, Hydro74, Joker ICP, Kan, Lango, Nate1, Optimist, Felipe Pantone, Pemex, Plantrees, Ratur, Rpes, Chris RWK, SATYR, Sen2, Slick, Rafael Sliks, Tenfold, Toro, Mike “BAM” Tyau, Vyal at 1AM Gallery 10/5/14 Posted 10/5/14

Street art thrives on large spaces — giving a huge wall to a street artist is like giving a little kid free range of an entire playground. On a sizable concrete wall, street artists can bring all sorts of artistic visions to life. So what happens when you make that surface considerable smaller? That’s the humorous take that “Honey, I Shrunk the Streets” will explore at 1AM Gallery. The show will feature mini billboards, brick walls, trucks and dumpsters courtesy of TY... [more]

20140905141722-2 The Donut and the (ass)hole  
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Mungo Thomson at Kadist Art Foundation September 17th - November 1st
Posted 9/18/14

Mungo Thompson fancies himself clever. He thinks that public affirmations of private struggle are curious, and can’t wrap his pretty little middle class head around the idea that they might be empowering. He likes Bruce Nauman’s neon spiral form… he likes the idea that it takes up a commercial vehicle to advertise non-commodity slogan. He thought it would be cute to rifle through self-help books and AA 12-step guides, pick out phrases, and pay somebody to fabricate neon spiral aff... [more]

20140509173121-bess_spider Middlesex  
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Forrest Bess at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive June 11th - September 14th
Posted 9/4/14

Among the giants (Rothko, Still, and Pollock) represented by the Betty Parsons gallery in the 50’s and 60’s, there roamed the small but potent work of an artist named Forrest Bess. He hailed from Bay City, Texas, a bait fisherman and oil rig roughneck by day, and a conduit for the visualization of eternal truths by night. Parsons heard his name through the grapevine, and when she came to Texas, she ate him up with her silver spoon. Parsons mounted no less than six solo exhibits of B... [more]

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]


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