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Erik Otto: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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  
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]

Key Venue Artist: Robert Moya  
9/27/11 Posted 9/27/11

(Image: Robert Moya, Small, 6 x 6, glue and acrylic craft paint on panel, 2010; © Robert Moya) Robert Moya I view my paintings as two-dimensional, topographical readings of three-dimensional surfaces rendered with a handmade aesthetic. I work within a limited system with specific rules. I consistently rely on one process, one orientation, and one modular shape. My painting materials are reduced to glue, pre-mixed craft paint, and food coloring, as well as dried and colored glue remnants take... [more]

20110110100120-dsc_8862_ Island Arts: Feng Jin at the Alameda Museum  
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]

Elizabeth Mooney: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
1/21/11 Posted 1/21/11

(Image: Elizabeth Mooney , Over There, 2010 acrylic on wood panel 36 x 36 inches; Elizabeth Mooney) Elizabeth Mooney is a painter, sculptor and installation artist whose work explores our lessening physical contact with nature in tandem with the increasing pace at which we experience the natural world. Using a combination of painting, performance and kinetic sculpture, Mooney's work considers the speed at which landscape is experienced as well as the optical instruments (the Claude glass, the ... [more]

20100919172024-runt John Yoyogi Fortes @ Jack Fischer  
John Yoyogi Fortes at Jack Fischer Gallery October 28th, 2010 - December 4th, 2010
Posted 11/28/10

Review taken from John Yoyogi Fortes @ Jack Fischer Posted on 16 November 2010 
Tags: David M. Roth, Jack Fischer Gallery, John Yoyogi Fortes "Runt", 2010, mixed media on canvas, 120" x 84" (diptych) John Yoyogi Fortes isn’t a street artist but he paints like one – one who’s especially well-versed in American and European Expressionism.  His specialty is the urban fever dream, a realm in which subconscious fears and desir... [more]

EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS 2010: Jane Norling  
6/3/10 Posted 6/3/10

(Source: Jane Norling website. Found on During the first two weekends in June, June 5-6 and June 12-13, and throughout the year by appointment, East Bay Open Studios connects the public with over 400 artists in 14 cities in the East Bay. Since 1979, this event remains the largest art event in the region and draws an annual audience over 50,000! Please join Jane first two weekends in June for Open Studios and the launch of her new series of pain... [more]

Image_large_1070 My Favorites  
at de Young Museum October 17th, 2009 - January 17th, 2010
Posted 3/4/10

My Favorite Works at De Young Museum, San Francisco Today, I visited De Young Museum in San Francisco for the King Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of Pharaohs exhibit. It was a fantastic show, despite the fact that the most spectacular beautifully inlaid gold mask of the young king, who died at the age of 19, was not included in the current exhibit of these artifacts. Some old timers had the luck of viewing it when the show came to San Francisco decades ago. I cannot say that I was cheated out o... [more]

Sherrymiller9075web love the art there!  
Mari Aaronsouth, Chris Adessa, Susan Aulik, Raquel Baldocchi, Jack Beck, Deborah Bertola, Judy Calder, Emily Dvorin, Stephen Ehret, Mirian Ellingson, Frances Galli, Elaine Gentile, Rhoda Grossman, The Artist Hines, carol Jacobsen, Susan Jansen, Gloria Johnson, Christine Kelly, John Kunzweiler, Linda Larsen, Laura Lengyel, Ellen Levine-Dodd, Sherry Miller, Cindy Miracle, Cheryl Rabin, Dani Roach, Sandra Schoenberg, Fine Art Services, Gail Sterling at ICB Artists September 5th, 2009 - September 7th, 2009
Posted 8/5/09

I have meet some of these artists at a previous event, what a super experience! Lots of good art to see and friendly artists to meet! Some of the artists even give lessons! [more]

Swordofdamocles John Yoyogi Fortes at SFMOMA Caffé Museo by Melissa Wyss  
John Yoyogi Fortes at Caffé Museo at SFMOMA May 21st, 2009 - June 30th, 2009
Posted 6/25/09

Gestural, textured and asymmetrical, John Yoyogi Fortes' show at the SFMOMA Caffé Museo is a punk rock alternative to the American modernist legends Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams currently showing upstairs.  While O'Keeffe's and Adams' work reflects the beauty of the outside world, Fortes' psychological landscapes strive to illustrate complexity of the self.  His canvases are layered with impulsive colors, patterns and shapes which accumulate to both expose and conceal.  Collaged images, often hu... [more]

P1080826 LOVE IT  
at Kala Art Institute June 25th, 2009 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Posted 6/4/09

Kala hosts the best events! There is always a great mix of professionals and arts. Great wine! Great Music! Great Art! Great people! [more]

Randall The Sublime and The Struggling Artist  
Randall Stoltzfus at Limn Art Gallery April 18th, 2009 - May 30th, 2009
Posted 5/16/09

  The Sublime and the Struggling Artist Randall Stoltzfus @ LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, Spring 2009         Art objects reflect society.  They are time capsules, spacial beings, they are what they are:handmade relics celebrating  existence according to a cult heroic tradition, a set of rules and directions according to the history of great works made before it.  Exhibitions celebrate the joy in each new work's break from the rules and repetition of the past and the discovery of new direction... [more]

Rik "Drawn Out" at Limn Gallery  
Rik Ritchey at Limn Art Gallery April 18th, 2009 - May 30th, 2009
Posted 4/21/09

(Author's note: This is an excerpt from a slightly longer post on my blog, Arteaser)   I made my first visit to Limn Gallery, which is tucked away behind the Limn furniture store on Townsend. One of the two galleries was featuring local artist, Rik Ritchey (below left with a friend and collector), who had a series of mixed-media paintings on polyurethane foam: I enjoyed how the applied acrylic and ink created stunning organic shapes: A closer look revealed embedded items, such as candles, and stitching.  ... [more]

Process Oriented: "Time Lapse" Group Show at HangART Annex  
at HANG ART April 1st, 2009 - April 30th, 2009
Posted 4/7/09

(Author's note: The following is an excerpt from a longer piece on my blog, Arteaser)   My next stop was the busy HangART Annex, for "Time Lapse," which is through the month of April: The show focused on the artistic process of four local artists: For Anthony May, the gallery had installed a collection of small sketches (above) as well as two large canvases (below): Lea Feinstein's paintings reflect the artist's use of gravity to distribute paint onto moisture resistant Tyvek (think FedEx pac... [more]

Hibernia_meets_furniture_and_carpets-800 "Heart of the City" by Wilma Parker  
Patricia Araujo at North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District Corporation November 21st, 2008 - April 15th, 2009
Posted 1/28/09

HEART OF THE CITY / Soma Seen By Wilma Parker, Reviewer at Large Seen can be deceiving. On the face of it, Patricia Araujo has all the qualifications to be the next Miss America, or the face of Chanel. Yet she chooses to work as a free lance artist responding to subjects located in one of the two grittiest neighborhoods in Northern California. Mark Ellinger comes off as a well educated country squire or the Dean of an exclusive Connecticut boy’s school, yet he has spent his life on the streets,... [more]

Cm_step_back 5 star event  
Claudette McDermott at Poetry On Canvas Pleasanton October 5th, 2008 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Posted 11/10/08

This event was a 5 star event and all went smoothly. Next Event for Poetry On Canvas is December 6 & 7 for "Holiday in the Vineyards" in Livermore California. 5385 East Avenue, Livermore, CA for directions 11 - 5:00 free event. Enjoy Wine and Art at an amazing New Winery in the Valley. Keep up with events go to [more]

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