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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]

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]

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 say... [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]

SFAC - 2011's Art in Storefronts  
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2/24/11 Posted 2/24/11

(Excerpt from 'Artists will return to Market' posted by Jessica Kwong, John Coté on San Francisco Chronicle, feb. 2011. Found on http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/16/BA1S1HOEEN.DTL#ixzz1EFqkUPWB) The deadline for submissions/applications is Monday, March 7th at 5:00 pm. Count on artists to fill the void at 10 empty Mid-Market storefronts. The San Francisco Arts Commission is opening a new round of its Art in Storefronts program, which installs art in vacant storefro... [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... [more]

Alison Pebworth: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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1/8/11 Posted 1/8/11

(Image: Alison Pebworth, Get Over It, 11" x 9"; © Alison Pebworth) Alison Pebworth is a San Francisco-based artist whose paintings and multi-media installations are a part of an on-going investigation into the lost and obscured histories of America. She is currently in the midst of a long-term traveling road show, entitled Beautiful Possibility Tour. This traveling exhibition is an interactive project combining art, history, and anthropology and will engage various communities and public ... [more]

20100817113141-may3 Ending Saturday, quiet subversion: Victoria May at Don Soker  
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Victoria May at Don Soker Contemporary Art August 17th, 2010 - September 25th, 2010
Posted 9/22/10

NOTE: This review was first printed yesterday on my blog at KUSP.org/exhibitionist... The 14th floor windows on three sides of the huge, nearly achromatic Don Soker Contemporary Art bring the fog-licked architecture of San Francisco into the gallery space. The space itself is so enchantingly full of itself that at first it seems otherwise empty, though the art of Victoria May hugs the walls, as if camouflaged, or occupies the vast open floor with whispery transparency. Hers is a quiet subver... [more]

20100831233832-40777_150326448312012_100000039721457_487933_3543016_n Pablo Cristi and Josué Rojas: explorers and satirists of modern life.  
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Pablo Cristi, Josué Rojas at Galeria de la Raza August 7th, 2010 - August 28th, 2010
Posted 9/1/10

Pablo Cristi’s and Josué Rojas’ Incidents of Travel in Chucolandia & Xingatumá Galeria de la Raza-Studio 24, San Francisco 8/7/2010-8/28/10 curated by Raquel de Anda Entering into the Incidents of Travel in Chucolandia & Xingatumá exhibition is an amazing trip that connects the past with the future as seen through the lens of two contemporary explorers of today’s culture that presents the viewer a glimpse of the Latino characterization in the modern world. Artists Pablo Cristi’s and Josué R... [more]

Henna_front World of Hennagami  
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Kyle Kim and Kali Snowden at Basement Gallery Oakland August 6th, 2010 - August 6th, 2010
Posted 8/11/10

Do you remember that feeling of being five years old and your mom told you to go play so you’re running around in the backyard and to the adults drinking brandy in the kitchen it just looks like What is that kid DOING?, but in your world you’re hunting dragons and wresting jungle cats and having tea with a T-Rex? Or that time in high school you dropped acid and saw some of the coolest shit you’ve ever seen? Well combine those two and it might come close to the feeling of walking into World of Henna... [more]

Tpoint_01 Artifacts discovered go on display March 10  
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d'Arci Bruno, Pons Maar, Marc Ribaud at K Gallery @ Rhythmix Cultural Works March 10th, 2010 - April 2nd, 2010
Posted 3/3/10

Written by ERICJ.KOS    Published: THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2010 Alameda resident and famed wealthy industrialist Mr. Tommy recently pooled his resources with fellow eccentrics and explorers d'Arci Bruno and Marc Ribaud to reach beyond the "Civilized Pale" and discover what lies out of conceivable reach for many Alamedans. Indeed, the indomitable Mr. Tommy made his fortune in the distilling, tobacco, vanilla and film industries, amassing the unbelievable wealth required to organize an expedition to the F... [more]

Travis_somerville_the_new_land_of_lincoln_1341_45 Provocative Exhibits on Race: Catharine Clark Gallery & Lawrence Hall of Science  
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Travis Somerville at Catharine Clark Gallery February 20th, 2010 - April 3rd, 2010
Posted 3/2/10

Provocative Exhibits on Race: Catharine Clark Gallery & Lawrence Hall of Science I visited Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco for Travis Somerville exhibit. Established in 1991, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco presents the work of local, national and international contemporary artists.According to the bio on Catharine Clark Gallery's website, "Travis Somerville was born in 1963 in Atlanta, GA. Growing up in towns throughout the southern United States and along the eastern sea boar... [more]

BAMscape now open for sitting and lounging...  
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1/27/10 Posted 1/27/10

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley RSVP by Wednesday, January 20 abicho@berkeley.edu 510-643-6494 Award-winning architect Thom Faulders' new commission for Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is a hybrid of sculpture, furniture, and stage. BAMscape invites you to interact with art—and with the museum—in unexpected ways. The new centerpiece of Gallery B, the museum’s dramatic 6,692 sq. ft. atrium space, BAMscape catalyz... [more]

Image_large_1070 My Favorites  
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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 of somethi... [more]

Rejoiceremember-1 Review of: Tim Kerr, Russ Pope, Mathew Rodriguez, Michael Sieben: If, Then Maybe, Needles & Pens  
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Tim Kerr, Russ Pope, Mathew Rodriguez, Michael Sieben at Needles & Pens October 3rd, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Posted 9/29/09

Please join us this weekendat Needles & Pens, Saturday 6:00 - 9:30 PM(October 3rd, 2009) for the opening reception ofIf, Then Maybe...featuring new works by Tim Kerr Russ Pope Mathew Rodriguez& Michael Sieben Three fellows from Austin, Texas and a gent from Southern California** In Addition, there will be an olde-time musical performance by Tim Kerr, Eric Landmark and others! **     Artist Bios: Tim Kerr is most well-known as being the guitarist in the seminal Austin Texas skate punk band,... [more]


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