China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
photo by Gregg Chadwick
"I, Sovereign, am the First Emperor; my descendants will call themselves the Second Generation, the Third Generation, and will go on forever after." - The First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE) quoted by the historian Sima Qian (145-90 BCE)China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy currently on view at the Asian... [more]
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence.
The history of art could be summed up as the visualization of what cannot be visualized. It is a history of ideas, a tracing of cultures and societal considerations recorded in unique objects and images, that exist purely as a record of those concerns. The expanding fields of contemporary art, that push the boundaries of what was originally determined ‘fine art’ has broadened the... [more]
O the sleeping bag contains the body but not the dreaming head on show at the Altman Siegel Gallery from April 18th to June 1st, features work by three artists; Alice Channer, Aaron Flint Jamison and Anicke Yi. The title is taken from a poem by Matthea Harvey, a dark meditation on containment, or it’s failure. This is the theme that unites the three artists, whose work at first seems unconnected in medium and subject.
Alice Channer’s Body Fluids is the first to confront me as I enter the gallery- a large digital print that is draped over a steel bar hung n... [more]
Barbara BartosMixed MediaLives and works in : San FranciscoWebsite: www.barbarabartos.comTo Purchase Contact: Barbara Bartos
Barbara Bartos is a San Francisco-based, Romanian-born artist. She holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from the University of Art and Design in Cluj, Romania.
Barbara’s work ranges from installation, environmental intervention, and sound to drawing and printmaking. Her work has been exhibited in international galleries and museums including Southern Exposure, San Francisco; GenArt, San Fr... [more]
Jennifer Wasson PaintingLives and works in: San Francisco / Boulder Creek, CAWebsite: www.wassonart.comTo Purchase Contact: Jennifer Wasson
Jennifer Wasson was born in Manhattan in 1975 and studied oil painting at The Art Students League of New York for 2 years as a young adult. Wasson now splits her time between the ur... [more]
Studio 110 Gallery - CUBA Review by Kim Cook Sheeka Arbuthnot, Madeline Brown, Pabi Chulo, Elizabeth Cunningham, Marcella Davis, Tina Dillman, Laura Kim, Celia Lara, Cat U-Tahsoonthorn, Milos Maiorana Zahradka at Studio 110 Gallery: An Experimental Art Space
March 1st - March 30th
CUBA: Experiences of Havana, the inaugural exhibition of Studio 110 Gallery, responds to ten artists’ experiences of the 2012 Havana Biennial. The show stems from a Graduate course offered at San Francisco Art Institute titled The Habana Bienal: An Alternative from the Perspective of Difference led by Tony Labat and Jeannene Przyblyski. In May 2012, the artists spent twelve days exploring the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana, and the bienal sites. The work that manifests from this commun... [more]
Paintings by Patricia Araujo, seen in a linear format at SOMA Grand.
“In general, the most interesting artists work out their own salvation”, a quote from Oliver Thomas, Art teacher at Eton on the work of Alexander Thynn (Book 11, Top Hat and Tails). This artist is a friend of Patricia’s, and work is the operative word. Blithly and innocently Patricia was handed a project that would have killed the proverbial horse. There ought to be a limit by law o... [more]
Carol Ladewig Painting
Lives & Works in: Oakland, California Website: www.carolladewig.com To Purchase Contact: Carol Ladewig
Carol Ladewig lives and works in Oakland, California. Ms. Ladewig received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Since then she has been showing her work at the Lucy Berman Gallery in Palo Alto, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley Art Center, Museum of Los Gatos, Ute Stebich Gallery in Lenox, MA... [more]
In delicate skeins of thread sewn to form clusters of leaves, handwritten letters, mandalas and other mementos to her mother who died just before hitting the century mark, Lisa Kokin provides potent, poignant metaphors for the cycle of life.
Kokin, whose exhibition history dates in the mid-1970s, was prominently featured earlier this year in two important group shows: The Art of the Book, at Seager Gray, and Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought at the C... [more]
Real, But Not Too Real by William Theophilus Brown Ken Auster, Jeff Bellerose, Dana Hooper, Francis Livingston, Sandy Ostrau, Michael Reardon, Stevan Shapona, Veerakeat TongPaiBoon at Thomas Reynolds Gallery
August 4th, 2012 - September 29th, 2012
By PAMELA FEINSILBERexaminer.com
A few years ago (was it really 18??), I lived in Europe for a few months, and when I came home, I found that my friend Thomas Reynolds had opened a little art gallery just off Fillmore Street. I knew he loved art — we’d gone to many galleries and museum shows together — but I had no idea he was interested in showing it. Nor had he, until the day he walked by a solo MFA-student show at the Academy of Art on Sutter Street, went in, and fell in love with the... [more]
In recent years, the term Flow Painting has come to denote the work of a highly variegated group of process painters who balance action and restraint, intuition and conscious intent. Pulling from traditions of abstract "pour painting" that trace back to Helen Frankenthaler, such artists typically employ thinned paint, and they allow it to do what paint does naturally, which is to puddle, coalesce and break apart – just as earth and water do in temblors, volcanoes, ice flows and floods.
In this realm, Shirel... [more]
Today, during Claire Bishop’s discussion of her much talked about new book “Artificial Hells”, at the San Francisco art space Kadist, I asked her a question that went something like the following:
“What aesthetic void does the colloquialism “Social practice” fill ?, And by the way, what the hell does “Social Practice” mean? Where does this word come from? Resembling the word “social work” it seems at best irrelevant and at worst offensive. The efficacy of it’s impact? What d... [more]
Mixed Media and Textured Painting
Lives & Works in: Oakland
For Purchase: Contact Jonah Ward
Jonah Ward, Textured 'Painting' Bark No. 5, 2012, Madrone Tree Bark, 48" x 48"; Courtesy of the artist.
Jonah Ward, Textured 'Painting' Nest No. 4, 2012, Bald Faced Hornet Nest, 30" x 30" x 4"; Courtesy of the artist.
Jonah Ward, Burning Water No. 2, 2009, Burnt Paper with Oil Pastel, 30" x 83" x 7"; Courtesy of the artist. [more]
I highly recommend! by Green Horse Matilde Llambí Campbell at CELLspace
April 22nd, 2012 - April 26th, 2012
I attended Matilde Llambi Campbell's show at CELLspace last weekend. Both her San Francisco cityscape photographs and her blue horizon seascape paintings were wonderful! I feel she must be part sea-creature (or sea goddess, perhaps?) the way her work loves, appreciates, captures, evokes the light, colors, luminosity of the sea and maritime sky. San Francisco is an inspired choice for her current artist-in-residence sojourn, as the city is more than a seaport; it's like an island, or even a ship, sa... [more]