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20111110182337-mcdonalds To show or not to show  
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Ernest Doty at Sticks + Stones Gallery December 2nd, 2011 - December 2nd, 2011
Posted 1/13/12

Though the recent showing of Ernest Doty seemed to correlate with the end of the occupy movement here in Oakland, I, like my fellow art patrons, was kind of hoping that Doty's art would stand on it's own-without the need to justify the art with the movement. It seemed, however, that because Doty was so involved and distracted with the movement that it inhibited the material he showed. That is not to say that the pieces he selected were half-assed, they were simply lacking: lacking in the quantity... [more]

James Gobel: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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11/3/11 Posted 11/3/11

(Image: James Gobel, It's Not Easy to Let it All Go, But Once in a While it's Good for Your Soul, 35" x 24", felt, yarn, rhinestones, & acrylic on canvas, 2011; © Marx & Zavattero) James Gobel (b. 1972, Portland, Oregon) Aubrey Beardsley seems to be an influence in the work of American artist James Gobel. Gobel's works -usually made as a form of beautifully crafted felt marquetry, sometimes painting- create a camp sensual world that refers to iconography recognizable in most western gay culture... [more]

Erik Otto: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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10/20/11 Posted 10/20/11

(Image: Erik Otto, Parallel Universe 1 & 2, house paint, spray paint, pencil and collage on recycled wood, 48 x 48 in., 2011; © Erik Otto) Erik Otto (b. SF Bay Area) Working to find peace in an existence that seems so upside down, I capture and present emotional moments, in hopes to connect with and relate to viewers who feel a similar struggle. My latest work is an observation of the human experience, continually informed by the pressures and demands of the outside world. Recurring them... [more]

20110327083435-morethingschange_aurbach Parable through parabola: other sides of postmodern design  
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at SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art February 25th, 2011 - July 24th, 2011
Posted 10/7/11

An explanatory placard before the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s “ParaDesign” exhibition, penned by curator Henry Urbach, decodes “para” using the terms “beyond” and “abnormal” to describe pieces which fall outside the scope of conventional design.  But while Urbach alludes to the prefix’s multiple significations, he does not name them: alternate meanings include “at or to one side of, beside, side by side.” These are arguably more relevant interpretations, as “ParaDesign” functions as a... [more]

Melissa Hutton: On Our san Francisco Watchlist  
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9/28/11 Posted 9/28/11

(Image: Melissa Hutton, Passing Through, 36 x 25 in.,  Mixed Media; © Hespe Gallery) Melissa Hutton I confront themes of isolation, abandonment, destruction and resilience by drawing from personal experience and an emotional reaction to the environment. Pop-inspired stormy panoramas littered with abandoned barns, highways slicing through fields and looming gas stations are common subject matter. Through a mix of mediums including spray enamel, resin and photography I explore the complexities... [more]

Jason Jägel: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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9/17/11 Posted 9/17/11

(Image: Jason Jägel, Salisbury Steak, 2010, Gouache and ink on magazine, 5 ¼ x 6 ½ inches; © Jason Jägel) Jason Jägel (b. 1971, Boston, Massachusetts) A story is something I discover rather than diagram. The process of loading a brush with paint or picking up a marking tool is a physical act that is connected to, but separate from, visualizing things in my head. I need to submit to the physical act, “go with the flow,” in order to let head and hand best collaborate. They do work together, but t... [more]

Chris Lux: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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8/2/11 Posted 8/2/11

(Image: Chris Lux, Study, 2010, gouache on cream paper, 48" x 34 1/2"; © Chris Lux) Chris Lux (b. San Francisco, USA) Chris Lux’s collages and assemblages step outside of the expected and the explicit. His work re-examines the history of cultural output by twisting multiple timelines into a double helix. In each piece, Lux’s relationship to time allows images, ideas, and events to cross-pollinate. Subsequently, the unlikely juxtapositions find a place side by side as if they were never apart. L... [more]

Marianne Kolb: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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6/6/11 Posted 6/6/11

(Image: Marianne Kolb, The Messenger,44" x 30", mixed media; © Marianne Kolb) Marianne Kolb (b. Bern, Switzerland) I’ve seriously considered painting a burden, though I do consider it my only means of understanding the world, and, in fact my only means of feeling at home in the world. I don’t know what I feel and think until I paint. Painting is my only means of bringing each day about – making peace with myself and creating a place in which I fit into. I try to turn my external environment into... [more]

Watchlist: Jeremy Fish  
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6/1/11 Posted 6/1/11

ArtSlant Watchlist: Jeremy Fish (Image: Jeremy Fish, Tour Artwork, 2010.; © Jeremy Fish) Jeremy Fish (b. 1974, Albany, New York) Jeremy's artwork deals with the relationship of all things cute and creepy, and the balance between the two. The work tends to be narrative stories designed with a library of symbols and characters. In the last few years Fish has exhibited his work in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Poland, Hungry, Denmark, Canada, Holland, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, and all over th... [more]

Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories @ CJM (till Sept.6, 2011)  
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5/31/11 Posted 5/31/11

(Excerpt from 'Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories' posted on Contemporary Jewish Museum website. Found on http://www.thecjm.org/index.php?option=com_ccevents&scope=exbt&task=detail&oid=9) Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), one of the most influential Americans of the 20th century, is perhaps most famous as a modern writer and the creator of such oft-repeated phrases as "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." Drawing upon a wealth of rarely seen artistic and archival materials, Seeing Gertru... [more]

Eric Zener: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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4/15/11 Posted 4/15/11

(Image: Eric Zener, Group Therapy, 2010, Mixed Media, 29" x 49"; © Eric Zener) Eric Zener (b. 1966, Astoria, Oregon) Inspired by the brute force & subtle beauty of water, Eric Zener’s paintings embody the very essence of California summer life. Not because it’s Cali, but simply because of the feeling each painting gives the observer. It brings out this nostalgia… that even a person who hasn’t felt these experiences could feel. Of course, not all of his works bring out these emotions, but ther... [more]

20110110100120-dsc_8862_ Island Arts: Feng Jin at the Alameda Museum  
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Feng Jin at Alameda Museum March 5th, 2011 - March 30th, 2011
Posted 5/15/11

Submitted by Michael Singman-Aste on 1, March 17, 2011 Feng Jin with Romancing the Metal, 2011. Copper and wood boards.* By Michael Singman-Aste Having studied Japanese for two years at the University at California, Berkeley, there was a time when I knew several hundred Chinese characters. I know I’m rusty, but I can’t make heads or tails of Feng Jin’s characters. That’s just fine. Although inspired by Chinese calligraphy, his work is not in fact a reproduction of Chinese verse in metal. Jin s... [more]

20110129112743-ronsaunders_web Karen Seneferu  
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Ron Moultrie Saunders, karen seneferu at Krowswork January 29th, 2011 - March 11th, 2011
Posted 3/1/11

Karen Seneferu transformed a small room for "Passage" at Krowswork in Oakland (Jan. 29 - March 11).  Carefully-placed handmade sculptures and relics stand on the ground and are arrayed on the partially exposed wooden walls. White drawings made directly on the bare floor seem to be remnants from a ritual. Video of large round rising suns and moons projects on the largest wall. This space feels charged. Three sculptures resembling human figures (approx. 4' - 5'... [more]

SFMOMA’s expansion and collections campaign  
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2/10/11 Posted 2/10/11

(Excerpt from 'San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Launches Collections Campaign' posted on Museum Publicity, Feb. 2011. Found on http://museumpublicity.com/2011/02/04/san-francisco-museum-of-modern-art-sfmoma-launches-collections-campaign/) Strategic Additions to SFMOMA’s Collection Support Plans to Expand the Museum and Transform the Visitor Experience. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced that it has received an unprecedented 195 promised gifts of art from... [more]

20110207151126-eric_morgan_pr_jpeg Looking forward to taking a walk on the Morgan Side....  
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ERIC MORGAN at Arts & Consciousness Gallery February 17th, 2011 - March 12th, 2011
Posted 2/7/11

I have really enjoyed seeing pieces of Eric's work over the last two years - drawings, paintings and videos. I can't wait to see an installation of his work in one room! [more]

20110130105332-evahesse Eva Hesse and James Abbott McNeill Whistler in Berkeley Art Museum  
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Eva Hesse at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive March 13th, 2011 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Posted 1/28/11

Originally postd on matthewfelixsun.blogspot.com Berkeley Art Museum is exhibiting two small but fascinating shows - Eva Hesse's Studiowork and James McNeill  Whistler's graphic works. Though I am not a sculptor and have no affinity to conceptual art, I cannot deny that installations usually hold public's attention better than others nowadays, for better or for worse.  Eva Hesse's work falls into that category.  The two room exhibit Eva Hesse: Studiowork, which runs from January 26 through April... [more]


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