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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]

Street Art By Epelog  
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3/24/11 Posted 3/24/11

(Excerpt from 'Charlie Sheen Tour San Francisco With Street Art By Epelog' posted on WiredPRNews.com, Mar. 2011. Found on http://www.wiredprnews.com/2011/03/17/charlie-sheen-tiger-blood-urban-art-by-epelog-who-has-been-targeting-san-francisco-with-street-art-sheens-tiger-blood-and-harvey-liberty-milk_2011031717731.html) Video: "Charlie Sheen rides a Tiger named Blood", San Francisco Urban Art by Epelog. Mysterious urban artist Epelog has been targeting San Francisco with a new series of paintings, according to some media and bloggers - but is that true? This has prompted w... [more]

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

Review taken from http://www.squarecylinder.com/2010/11/john-yoyogi-fortes-jack-fischer/ 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]

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 He... [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, Th... [more]

Swordofdamocles John Yoyogi Fortes at SFMOMA Caffé Museo by Melissa Wyss  
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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  
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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]

Full150 Regular Oddities: David Fullarton at HangART  
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David Fullarton 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)   Next, I went across the street to HangART, where works by David Fullarton were on display in the rear gallery: The show, called "Once Again I Fail To Live Up To My Advance Publicity," will be up through the month of April: In addition to some larger collage canvases, many of Fullarton's pieces used non-traditional materials. The hand-written text was often humorous and self-depreciating:   [more]

Save the Bulb!  
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12/28/08 Posted 12/28/08

Submitted by Montgomery Rene of the SF Artslant Community: The Albany Waterfront is located on the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay, encompassing approximately 160 acres of land between Highway I-80 and the bay. The Albany Bulb is the spot of land thriving at the furthermost West peak of this 160 acres.     This "Bulb" (simply named for its shoreline's shape) was born of dumping in the 1950's. The land growth of this dumping stopped in the mid 1980's (reports have ranged from 1983-1986). ... [more]

50-50_show_web Art For 50 Dollars! All of it!  
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at Eclectix Gallery November 14th, 2008 - December 28th, 2008
Posted 12/4/08

Where else can you find an exhibit of all art priced at $50.00? From originals to textiles to prints, this show is really eclectic! Something for everyone! A great art shopping bargain just when we need it most!   [more]


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