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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]

20121218141730-homeposter-terracotta2 Memory Making: The First Emperor's Legacy at the Asian Art Museum  
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at Asian Art Museum February 22nd, 2013 - May 27th, 2013
Posted 5/10/13

China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco  photo by Gregg Chadwick  "I, Sovereign, am the First Emperor; my descendants will call themselves the Second Generation, the Third Generation, and will go on forever after." - The First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE)    quoted by the historian Sima Qian (145-90 BCE)China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy currently on view at the Asian Art Museum i... [more]

20130430103000-othesleepingshow5 containment and escape  
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Alice Channer, Aaron Flint Jamison, Anicka Yi at Altman Siegel Gallery April 18th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013
Posted 4/23/13

O the sleeping bag contains the body but not the dreaming head on show at the Altman Siegel Gallery from April 18th to June 1st, features work by three artists; Alice Channer, Aaron Flint Jamison and Anicke Yi. The title is taken from a poem by Matthea Harvey, a dark meditation on containment, or it’s failure. This is the theme that unites the three artists, whose work at first seems unconnected in medium and subject. Alice Channer’s Body Fluids is the first to confront me as I enter the gallery- a large digital print that is draped over a steel bar hung near... [more]

Artist Leo Villareal transforms San Francisco's Bay Bridge  
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3/20/13 Posted 3/20/13

(Excerpt from 'San Francisco's Bay Bridge Becomes Public Art' posted by Jane J. Lee on National Geographic on Mar. 8, 2013. Found here http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130308-bay-bridge-led-light-art-culture)   San Francisco Bay Bridge is turned into magnificent art installation using thousands of LEDS controlled by a single laptop computer. For the next two years, San Francisco's Bay Bridge will have quite the nightlife. Officials threw the switch March 5 on a new public art install... [more]

20130313115348-wr-s13-04 Watchlist Artist: Will Rogan  
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Will Rogan at Altman Siegel Gallery 3/13/13 Posted 3/13/13

Altman Siegel is pleased to present Blanking Out, the second exhibition at the gallery for Will Rogan. This exhibition will include new photographs, drawings and sculptures by the San Francisco based artist. Will Rogan’s practice reflects the poignant, ironic, disastrous and beautiful in the urban and domestic landscapes around him. Rogan uses this material for artistic interventions, which often highlight the profound and analytical in everyday life. Taking a playful stance on mundane situations... [more]

2012 William H. Johnson Prize (deadline: Sept. 28, 2012)  
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8/24/12 Posted 8/24/12

(Excerpt from 'The 2012 William H. Johnson Prize' posted on The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts. Found on http://www.whjohnsongrant.org/application.html) Applications for the 2012 William H. Johnson Prize are now available online with a September 28, 2012 due date for all applications The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. The Johnson... [more]

Showcase Watchlist: Virginia T Coleman  
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5/14/12 Posted 5/14/12

(Image: Virginia T Coleman, Linear Facade, 2012, Steel (SMAW, MIG) Enamel Spray, Oil Paint, 19" x 12" x 3; © Virginia T Coleman) Virginia T Coleman (b. 1979, Colorado) My work continually evolves into new spectrums of thought but what remains is my curiosity about the nature of the built environment and the complexity of the human condition. I constantly grapple with how to visually relay this curiosity. In the last two years I have been experimenting directly with steel. Steel is very sedu... [more]

Showcase Watchlist: Alexis Arnold  
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5/7/12 Posted 5/7/12

(Image: Alexis Arnold, San Francisco Magazine, magazine, Borax crystals, 7'' x 5'' x 3'', 2011; © Alexis Arnold) Alexis Arnold (b. Los Angeles, CA) I am a sculptor and installation artist interested in the visual displays of decay and growth, as well as time and history as physical entities. Objects, whether undisturbed for long periods, in frequent use, or victims fallen to incidents such as fire or flood, have their own life cycles of accumulation and decomposition. I create these chan... [more]

20120322234007-westcoastartassemblagepc2 The Art Assemblage Traditions carried forward  
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Chris Bales, Spencer Brewer, Hans Bruhner, Leslie Caldera, Victoria Roberts, Susan Spencer, Michael Wilson at The Beat Art Gallery May 1st, 2012 - May 31st, 2012
Posted 4/13/12

West Coast Art Assemblage Show, May 1-31 Ukiah, CA As the art form of assemblage continues to captivate viewers and allure perspective designers, the discussion of art and meaning is alive and well under this seemingly random collection of parts and objects. During the month of May, seven influential artists, both established and newly discovered, will be represented at Ukiah’s innovative and alluring Beat Gallery on Perkins Street. This collection of recent works by Chris Bales,... [more]

Seth Koen: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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3/5/12 Posted 3/5/12

(Image: Seth Koen, Medusa, 2010, Wood, 5 w x 7.75 d x 63.5 h in., Arachne, 2010, Wood and thread, 6 w x 6 d x 69 h in.; © Gregory Lind Gallery) Seth Koen (b. 1971, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire) I try to approach my work from the most basic level I can, recalling grade school art classes and backyard experiments, where we used glue, string, paper, rocks and whittled twigs to make interesting things. I have had some years of schooling and living since then that inform what I find interesting now.... [more]

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 s... [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 storefronts to bring new life to blighted areas. Since... [more]


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