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20131023130947-me-invisible_grief__68x84__oil Cheryl Callery / Thekla Hammond at Vessel Gallery  
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Cheryl Calleri, Thekla Hammond at Vessel Gallery October 2nd, 2013 - October 26th, 2013
Posted 10/23/13

http://www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=editorial&pcID=26&aID=1920 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]

20130730205757-header The Dream Vortex: a hand-crafted technological drawing  
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Meredith Tromble at Studio 110 Projects: An Experimental Art Space July 17th, 2013 - July 24th, 2013
Posted 7/30/13

Dream Vortex Visualization, mixed media on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2012. (image courtesy of Studio 110 Projects) Imagine… 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]

Salesroom Artist: David Perea  
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8/26/12 Posted 8/26/12

(Image: David Perea, Vintage, Maiden of Berlin, photography; © David Perea)   David Perea (b. 1979, Arequipa; Peru / lives in San Francisco, California) David Perea Kihien is a self taught mixed media artist which work has evolved into visionary dimensions that challenge impressions and perceptions about ourselves and our planet. He creates visionary and positive compositions to discover new aesthetic personaes of the self.  

He has published books that are characterized by artful adventure... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Lollie Ortiz  
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7/26/12 Posted 7/26/12

(Image: Lollie Ortiz, Puzzle Tempo- Touch of Gold Collection, 2011, Digital Graphic Design; © Lollie Ortiz)   Lollie Ortiz (lives in San Francisco) Raised in San Francisco, I remember even as a child being curious about so many different things and ways of expressing myself. Today, this intensity for variety and dramatic artistic style is definitely rooted in my childhood. Combined with a successful career in design and art direction, this perspective allowed me to tap into my design skills... [more]

Michael Rauner: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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3/20/12 Posted 3/20/12

(Image: Michael Rauner, Labyrinth, Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, Oakland; © Michael Rauner) Michael Rauner (b. 1969) Michael Rauner is a San Francisco-based photographer, bookmaker and installation artist. His photographs have recently been published by Chronicle Books in The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape, a collaboration with author Erik Davis. He has shown his artwork at many venues, including Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art, George Eastman House,... [more]

Jeff Blucher: On Our Artist Watchlist  
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2/4/12 Posted 2/4/12

(Image: Jeff Blucher, Koi Pond No.1; © Jeff Blucher) Jeff Blucher (b. 1973, Saratoga Springs, NY) Jeff Blucher continues to define his artistic expression through his own balance of calculation and experimentation. He photographs the world around him with intention, creating images that have meaning, beauty, and thought behind them. He is primarily self-taught. His work has been featured in several exhibits, both local and national, including the 2011 Lensbaby Be Seen in DC exhibit. His pie... [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]

David Maisel: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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4/29/11 Posted 4/29/11

(Image: David Maisel, History`s Shadow AV4,  40"x30", edition of seven; © David Maisel) David Maisel (b. 1961, New York, USA) David Maisel's large-scaled, otherworldly photographs chronicle the complex relationships between natural systems and human intervention, piecing together the fractured logic that informs them both. Maisel's aerial images of environmentally impacted sites explore the aesthetics and politics of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and zones of water reclamation, frami... [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]

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]

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

(Source: Jane Norling website. Found on http://www.janenorling.com/news_links.html) 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]

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 expediti... [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 board, h... [more]

As X Approaches Infinity  
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Usuna & Kristie Alshaibi, Nate Boyce, Torsten Zenas Burns, Paula Catao, Animal Charm, Walker Dukes, Volkan Ergen, Gigi Gatewood, Sabine Gruffat, Kaliptus, Jason Livingston, Austin Muller, and Aaron Oldenburg, Lauren Orchowsk, RKDB, Adam Wier at Krowswork December 12th, 2009 - January 11th, 2010
Posted 2/5/10

Krowswork The “hyper aliveness,” as my former painting instructor liked to call it, that artists, from time to time, are privileged enough to experience in the pursuit of a vision, rarely survives in the work itself, let alone in the re-contextualization that occurs in the dubious function of the group exhibition.  Perhaps because I was unprepared for the experience, that such caprice occurred during the opening of the group show, “As X Approaches Infinity,” the debut curatorial effort at Krowsw... [more]

Dscf0004 More Info.  
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Therese Agnew, Jeanine Allpress-Cliffe, Kat Horn, Chad KIpfer, Ilyse Iris Magy at Big Umbrella Studios & Gallery September 25th, 2009 - October 26th, 2009
Posted 9/12/09

be sure to check out our newly remodled website to get additional information an all the goings on at Big Umbrella Studios-including updates on the Craft show and the kids' art classes that will contribute to it.   http://bigumbrellastudios.com   [more]

Dscf0027 PAL's second show!  
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Poor Artist League Collective -PAL at Big Umbrella Studios & Gallery August 21st, 2009 - August 27th, 2009
Posted 8/17/09

Hosted By Big Umbrella Studios will include work by all of the Poor Artist League Collective. Benjamin King Robb Oshima Chelsea Wong Michelle Fleck Danny Espinoza Miriam Dias Cortney Cassidy Ryan Del La Hoz Amy Vazquez Nick Klein Scott Cooper Liam Devowski Matt Hewitt Andrew Lee Neilson Ishida Chad Kipler Laurie Wilson Tiffany Enriquez Phiton Nguyen Therese Agnew Nick Chan Danielle Manzon [more]


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