“Once upon a time, in a time both past and present, there lived an ancient castle upon a rock – surrounded on all sides by a dark and churning sea and only accessible at low tide. Over this castle a spell has descended, a spell of sleep – rendering the inhabitants somnambulists trapped halfway between life and death and forced to walk in languid nightmares. From the castle and into the woods, two sisters have fled. From their makeshift shelter they try every day to craft a... [more]
Those who are plugged into the cozy art scene here in the Penninsula are probably already aware of the quarterly cocktail party at the Palo Alto Art Center, known as “Friday Nights at the Art Center.” Well, things just got a whole lot more interesting for the Art Center’s art party! Friday Nights at the Art Center is doubling down to celebrate the Spring exhibition, Pencils Down, bringing in exhibiting artists Chris Sicat and Kevin Chen to lead fun art-making activities, with live mus... [more]
Asian American Women Artists Association: “underCurrents and the Quest for Space” by Mitsuko Brooks Salma Arastu, Jung Ran Bae, Michele Benzamin-Miki, Manon Bogerd-Wada, Mitsuko Brooks, Karen Chew, Samantha Chundur, Shari Arai DeBoer, Reiko Fujii, Zilka Joseph, Kay Kang, Miyang Kim, Alexandra Lee, Mido Lee, Brenda Louie, Li Ma, Choppy Oshiro, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Kate Hers Rhee, Yoshie Sakai, Shizue Seigel, Pallavi Sharma, Cindy Shih, Judy Shintani, Valerie Soe, Cynthia Tom, Truong Tran, Laura Wong, Leslie Zeitler, Leslie Zeitler , Stella Zheng, Xiaojie Zheng at SOMArts Cultural Center
May 2nd, 2013 - May 25th, 2013
Review By John Held, Jr.
In: San Francisco Arts Quarterly (online)
Asian American Women Artists Association
“underCurrents and the Quest for Space”
May 2-May 25, 2013
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
Yoshe Sakai. Video Still.
The diversity of work in this exhibition of Asian American women matches the multiplicity of heritages... [more]
The 5th Annual RAWards, from RAW: natural born artists, hits L.A. this Sunday naming the best of the underground and unconventional. Already the largest indie arts awards show in the world, RAWards is honors artists and musicians as well as filmmakers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and accessory designers.
We’re particularly excited to find out about their RAW Visual Artist of the Year, Jennifer Hansen from San Francisco and Photographer of the Year, Kait O’Brien from Minnesota.... [more]
The seemingly nonsensical title of this exhibition is actually taken from the term “loop erased random walk,” a mathematical theory that Terry Berlier does not claim to know anything about. However, she likes the words and the abstractness of the phrase – a phrase that evolved from an exercise she gave to her Kinetic Sculpture class at Stanford when she asked the students to come up with three words that suggested movement.
Terry Berlier’s work is rooted in experimentation, r... [more]
(Image: Margo Majewska, trans_form_action, 2013, video installation, 8' x 8' x 8' ; Margo Majewska)
Margo Majewska (b. Warsaw, Poland)
Margo Majewska is a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of media: architecture, video, drawing and installations.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, she attended the Women's School of Architecture and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw before moving to New York where she received a BFA with Honors from Parsons School of Design and a MArch from Columbia Univ... [more]
The Mechanics of Assemblage by Michael Wilson/ Assemblage Dada Collage Mimi Abers, Carlo Abruzzese, Elizabeth Bennett, Tim Burns, Glenn Carter, Marna Clarke, Maria Denzler, Jacqueline Duclos, Daniel Good, Lora Groves, Monica Guillory, Robert Hersey, Sarah Heyward, John Hundt, Steven Hurwitz, David Janesko, E.A. (Betsy) Kellas, Linda Klein, Phyllis Kluger, Jan Langdon, Jon Langdon, Candace Loheed, Barbara Maricle, Don McCunn, Dean Moniz, Thomas Morphis, Chris Motley, James Mullen, Dorothy Nissen, Dennis Potter, Ernest Regua, Hallie Richards, Patricia Sonnino, Susan Spencer, JEFFREY SULLY, Demetra Theofanous, Will Thoms, Jeff Tse, Carolyn WarmSun, Michael Wilson at Gallery Route One (GRO)
January 17th - February 8th
This is a voyage into the world of Assemblage Art that you may find useful in the sorting through materials that may be used in three dimensional ‘Junk or Found Art’. In the world of ‘Common Objects’ and elements, we find that they can be transformed into a representational art form. There are certain modes of construction and cohesion in the relational paths that bring you to a finished piece of work.
What may look like a series of broken pieces in front of y... [more]
Sherry WackerMixed Media
Lives and works in: Oakland, CAWebsite: http://sherrywacker.comTo purchase contact: Sherry Wacker
Horsepowered Memories, airbrushed images combined with car parts from past years, is my latest series. My goal as an artist is to strike a universal chord. I create works that are about the world I grew up in and the one I am witnessing now. I want to make people feel exploded with memories and then think about how these events relate to what we have become. And that... [more]
(Excerpt from 'Lecture by Kalup Linzy' posted on Pier 24. Found here http://pier24.org/programs/index.html?utm_source=Kalup+Linzy+Lecture&utm_campaign=Kalup+linzy&utm_medium=email)
Pier 24 Photography is an exhibition space devoted to photography, which hosts rotating exhibitions and houses The Pilara Foundation Collection.
Brooklyn based Kalup Linzy is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes videos, performances, and music. His satirical narratives – inspired by soap oper... [more]
Alexis Courtney, Catch, 2012
Alexis Courtney - Honorable Mention, ArtSlant Prize 2013
By Kara Q. Smith
Working across media, Alexis Courtney delicately exposes vulnerable sensitivities in both the artist and the viewer. Be it pleasure and frustration, or intimacy and rupture, Courtney’s pieces oscillate between affectabilities with an effortless honesty.
Untitled, a series of photographs created over the last couple years, most prominently features the artist herself as subject. In Shorts (2013), Courtney sits topless, in a pair of cut-off jean shor... [more]