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]
Stop by Galería and learn how the sugar skull process is done.
Daytime Program: sugar skull workshops, artist bazaar, facepainting and screenprinting
Saturday, November 2
Last Call: join The Sugar Skull Gallery at Galería de la Raza through this Saturday, November 2 for all your sugar skull decorating workshop and supplies needs! The last three days for this annual workshop are Thursday through Saturday this week, with extended hours on Saturday for the celebration. Workshops are led by foun... [more]
Author: DeWitt Cheng
Curator: Lonnie Lee
The mixed-media works of Cheryl Calleri and the oil paintings of Thekla Hammond, together exhibited under the unifying title "Coalesce," complement each other well enough. But the two artists went beyond that level of dialogue and coalesced — or, more prosaically, collaborated — on a joint project, a video installation, "Co-Motion," with music by Armando Mafu... [more]
Posted by Sarah Dragovich on Art Nerd SF.
The Oakland Museum of California is hosting their 19th Annual Días de los Muertos exhibition, and this year it has been guest curated by San Francisco muralist Eduardo Pineda. The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos 2013 has inventively incorporated the theme of celebrating morbidity and mourning with current environmental issues, like species loss. Installations that have metamorphosed the California Natural Sciences Gallery, where the exhibition is held, creative interpretations of traditional icons, and the colorful surpr... [more]
Posted by Ashley Gardini on Art Nerd SF.
Head out to the East Bay this Saturday to take part in the Life is Living Festival, the finale of the PRISM: Urban Art and Culture Festival organized by The Estria Foundation. The Life is Living Festival is a daylong event taking place at Defremery Park at 16th and Adeline Streets. The weather should be lovely, so grab some friends or family and enjoy a day celebrating the arts in Oakland.
The highlight of the Life is Living Festival is the Estria Battle –... [more]
From Rubber Duckies to Cubism, San Francisco based sculptor Jud Bergeron examines the trials and tribulations of parenthood through sculpture.
Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art is pleased to present Becoming, an exhibition of new multi-media sculptural works by Jud Bergeron. This is his second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Exploring the multi-faceted experience of becoming a parent, Bergeron's works address the various stages and emotions involved in the transition, ranging from confusion to euphor... [more]
Richard Diebenkorn is an artist with strong ties to the Bay Area, having attended both Stanford and UC Berkeley and teaching at what is today the San Francisco Art Institute. Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966 exhibition at the de Young museum focuses on the later period of his work, when he resided in Berkeley for 13 years and produced some of his most wide-ranging, complex work.
This period encompasses a huge array of subject matter, from abstract and figurative work to landscapes... [more]
On and around the platform above Southern Exposure’s entranceway, Sandra Ono’s new site-responsive piece, titled Engrams, appears both translucently crystalline and oddly synthetic—by turns attractive and repellent. Ono, in residence at Southern Exposure during the months of April and May 2013, uses everyday materials to investigate ideas of memory and body.
An engram is posited by some scientists to be a change in the structure of the brain’s neural tissue—a pro... [more]
(Excerpt from 'Asian Contemporary Art Week San Francisco' posted on e-flux. Found here http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/2013-edition-2)
Initiated in 2012, Asian Contemporary Art Week of San Francisco's mission is to increase awareness and understanding, build audiences, and promote and sustain interest in Asian contemporary art and design in the Bay Area.
The Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium San Francisco (ACAC-SF) is pleased to announce the second edition of the Asian Contemporary Ar... [more]
Posted by Lauren Albrecht on Art Nerd.
Something At Every Moment August 16 – September 10 Opening Reception August 16, 6-9:30pm
Needles & Pens is pleased to announce it’s next exhibition, Something At Every Moment, curated by Amanda Roscoe Mayo. The show runs August 16 – September 10 with an opening reception on August 16 from 6-9:30pm
Featuring the work of Elizabeth Bernstein, Robin Juan, Gui Komel, James Scheuren, Something At Every Moment takes the home, or places with pers... [more]
Source: Marx & Zavattero website.
Established in 2001 by Heather Marx and Steve Zavattero, the gallery was well known for exhibiting and representing artists who engaged in a variety of practices indicative of a strong, singular voice.
We are permanently closing our contemporary art gallery after operating for nearly 12 years. We are proud to have mounted close to 100 exhibitions in our San Francisco space and to have organized a significant number of outside exhibitions for our artists during the gallery’s existence... [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 and... [more]
Dream Vortex Visualization, mixed media on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2012. (image courtesy of Studio 110 Projects)
You stand at the center of a vortex. Images swirl around and around, familiar shapes beginning to take form. A solitary buffalo whirls past followed by a group of football players, a humanoid monster stomping on an unsuspecting male figure, another figure appears to be talking to huge flowers. The images appear to be hand drawn, but three-dimensional simultaneously. Y... [more]