ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Nick Dong - Asian Art Museum - July 28th 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Artist Nick Dong explores the patterns that come together to form culture and create language to transmit ideas. Reflecting on the exhibition <em>Emperors&rsquo; Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum</em>, <em>Taipei</em>,Dong creates an immersive, interactive installation of a &ldquo;circular sky&rdquo; and a &ldquo;square earth," invoking ancient Chinese iconography of heaven and earth. Dong explores this cosmological pattern, recognizing the rich and wondrous culture in the exhibition and its place in the modern world.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">About the Artist</span></p> <p><strong>Nick Dong</strong>, a conceptual metalsmith and mixed-media sculptor, creates works with the intention of igniting an experience. The Taiwanese American artist employs a multidisciplinary&nbsp;array of techniques and materials in his mission to develop an experiential and even spiritual bond with his audience.&nbsp;In 2012, Dong&rsquo;s installation <em>En-Lightening</em> was included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum&rsquo;s <em>40 under 40: Craft Futures</em>.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 21:06:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - SF Camerawork - July 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1467136196845_321" style="text-align: justify;">SF Camerawork is pleased to present S P A C E, the 2016 Annual Juried Exhibition, on view from July 14 - August 20, 2016. Featuring artists David Campbell, Theresa Ganz, Amelia Konow, and Jacqueline Woods, the artwork in this exhibition presents an exploration and varied creative, photographic interpretations of the concept of "space."</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1467136196845_318" style="text-align: justify;">David Campbell's mixed-media photography investigates how human beings confront the massive and incomprehensible cosmos. By manipulating objects and images, via strategies of studio photography, image appropriation and the layering of gold leaf, Campbell's work examines the human quest to place the self within the macro- and micro-levels of the universe.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Theresa Ganz's large-scale photographic installations of fictitious landscapes address the often oppositional experiences of scale between humans and nature. Considering the metaphysical possibilities within this dynamic, Ganz builds dense collages of large photographic prints that blur the distinction between the spiritual and bodily experiences of the landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Amelia Konow prints digital images found in astronomy databases onto vintage gelatin silver paper, engaging a dialogue between contemporary science and the nature of photography. Konow is interested in the poetics and mystery of a universe in which much remains to be learned.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jacqueline Woods invokes the supernatural and otherworldly through her camera-less, large-scale photograms. Woods focuses on the elemental relationship between light and darkroom chemistry with an emphasis on process. Her works represent the intersection of control and chaos while alluding to images of the cosmos and the mysteries of the universe.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The jury for this exhibition was comprised of:<br />Anastasia James,&nbsp;<em>Associate Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Musuem;</em><br />Michael Light,&nbsp;<em>Artist and Bookmaker;</em><br />Mark Murrmann,&nbsp;<em>Photography Editor, Mother Jones</em></p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:52:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Kota Ezawa, James Kirby Rogers - The Contemporary Jewish Museum - July 28th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Dialogue has always been an integral part of learning in traditional Jewish contexts. Now, The Contemporary Jewish Museum repurposes the centuries-old practice of <em>havruta</em>&mdash;the study of religious texts by people in pairs&mdash;for the contemporary art community. Bay Area-based artist Kota Ezawa collaborates with San Francisco native and contemporary dancer James Kirby Rogers in the next installation of the new exhibition series, <em>In That Case: </em>Havruta<em> in Contemporary Art.</em></p> <p><em>In That Case: </em>Havruta<em> in Contemporary Art</em> brings individual Bay Area artists together with a scholar, scientist, writer, or other thinker of his or her choice for a ten-week fellowship in creativity. The resulting collaborations are presented in The Museum&rsquo;s Sala Webb Education Center.</p> <p>Ezawa and Rogers are creating <em>Tonya </em>(working title), a three-channel video animation based on Rogers&rsquo; choreography, which he performed in front of Ezawa&rsquo;s camera.</p> <p>In his practice, Ezawa often reworks images from popular culture, film, and art history, stripping them down to their core elements. His simplified versions remain easily recognizable and potent, maintaining a keen awareness of how images shape our experience and memory of events. For <em>Tonya</em>, Ezawa removes Rogers&rsquo; movements from any larger context and repeats them on multiple screens, making the choreography, initially unknown to the viewer, at once familiar and mechanical. As a synthesis of two art forms, the piece blurs the line between human movement and the imaginative power of digital animation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>$12 adults, $10 students and senior citizens with a valid ID, and $5 on Thursdays after 5pm.* Youth 18 and under free.</p> <p>*An additional $3 surcharge will apply to all general admission tickets throughout the run of <em>Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition,</em> on view June 30&ndash;October 30, 2016.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>http://www.thecjm.org/on-view/upcoming/in-that-case-havruta-in-contemporary-art-kota-ezawa-and-james-rogers/about</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:05:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Libby Black, Jennie Ottinger, George Pfau, Andrew Witrak - Berkeley Art Center - July 30th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of <em>The Agility Projects</em> series, Berkeley Art Center is proud to present <em>Quiet Please, </em>an exhibition that examines the call and response relationship between artist and viewer using the sport of tennis as a metaphor to this exchange. Artists &nbsp;<a href="http://www.libbyblack.com/" target="_blank">Libby Black</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://jennieottinger.com/" target="_blank">Jennie Ottinger</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.georgepfau.com/" target="_blank">George Pfau</a>, and <a href="http://andrewwitrak.com/" target="_blank">Andrew Witrak</a>&nbsp; present drawings, sculpture and animation that use tennis as a way to comment on human psychology: presentation, elitism, communication, and catharsis.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Like many sports, there are myriad rules and customs that apply to the game of tennis. A distinct quality of match play is the on-court etiquette and ritual&mdash;a play of manners and class (or lack thereof). And like the artistic process, there is an opportunity to come from one point away from defeat, to win the match. The aim of good tennis playing is to get out of your head, and trust your body and strokes&mdash;to achieve a sort of Zen looseness. On the other hand, as in creating a body of work in the art studio, one can be plagued by self-doubt, second-guessing, and the sometimes complete derailment of one's game.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The history of the sport is significant in that, although it is possible to be played on public courts, it has an elitist reputation. Dating back to the 1860s tennis is an international sport that conjures up snotty clubs and white sweaters. There are comparisons to be drawn between the impenetrable art markets and country club memberships where tennis is often played.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:41:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jordan Reznick - Romer Young Gallery - July 31st 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:48:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Srimongkol Darawali, Kunlin He, Becca Levine, Nicholas Makanna, and Soraya Sharghi - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - August 3rd 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p><strong>ASG - SFAI MFA Highlights, <em>What Now?</em></strong><br />Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 3rd<br />Artists: Srimongkol Darawali, Kunlin He, Becca Levine, Nicolas Makanna, and Soraya Sharghi<br />Panel Discussion: Thursday, August 18th - what to expect after graduation</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:03:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list George Pfau - Berkeley Art Center - August 4th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">George Pfau will present a reading from his illustrated &ldquo;self-help&rdquo; book <em>The Inner Game of Winning Ugly </em>and artists will return questions from spectators with the help of art critic Glen Helfand.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:43:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Southern Exposure - August 4th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">oin us for the culmination of the 2016 Mission Voices Summer program!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Southern Exposure's Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is a FREE four-week intensive summer arts program for youth aged 14-21. Young artists learn to use the visual arts as a tool for expressing ideas, ambitions, and creativity. In MVS, youth artists spend the summer working with more than 40 other Bay Area youth and six professional artists to develop an art exhibition in SoEx's large Mission-district gallery.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:11:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Southern Exposure - August 4th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Join us for the culmination of the 2016 Mission Voices Summer program!&nbsp;<em>My &shy;&shy;&shy;________ is (Not) a Shape</em>&nbsp;invites us to look at form, and how we come to be seen. The youth artists of Mission Voices Summer investigate movement, making, mindfulness, and memory. The artists weave together their individual and collective experiences to redefine our notions of &ldquo;The Mission,&rdquo; San Francisco, and the spaces we inhabit.</p> <p><strong>Opening Reception:&nbsp;</strong>Thursday, August 4, 2016, 5:00 &ndash; 7:00 PM<br /><strong>Final Project On View:</strong>&nbsp;August 4 &ndash; 13, 2016<br /><strong>Gallery Hours:</strong>&nbsp;Tuesday &ndash; Saturday, 12:00 &ndash; 6:00 PM</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:09:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Amy M. Ho - Chandra Cerrito Contemporary - August 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="p1"><strong>Chandra Cerrito Contemporary</strong> is pleased to present the exhibition <em>Spaces from Yesterday: The Garage </em>on view from August 5 though September 29<em>. Spaces <br /> from Yesterday</em> is a collaborative project between Bay Area-based artist <strong>Amy M. Ho</strong> and incarcerated artists from San Quentin State Prison. The project explores memory, imagination, and the experience of space.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">Based on the inmate artists&rsquo; illustrations of places significant to them before prison, Ho will create a series of large-scale video and architectural installations that transform their memories into real spaces and environments. Visitors will be able to walk around as well as enter the built environment. The installations will not be recreations of the spaces exactly as they existed, but instead will explore the experience of remembering space.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">The first of five installations,<em> The Garage</em>, will debut at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary. The installation is based on the garage workspace at the childhood home of Bobby Dean Evans, Jr., a place where he could retreat from the world and focus on creative endeavors such as woodworking and working on his car and motorcycle. His memories of the garage are filled with a sense of hope and infinite possibility that embodied that time in his life. Ho&rsquo;s version of this space will pay tribute to Evans&rsquo;s story and experiences, bringing to life a memory that has served as a place of refuge and peace.</p> <p class="p2">Ho describes an important part of her experience at San Quentin has been listening to a plethora of stories that the inmates recount from their lives before prison. &ldquo;Decades old, these memories intertwine with imagination and stay alive in their minds as sacred ties to the outside world.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p2">Ho plans to exhibit subsequent installations from the series at future venues, to be announced. The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of Zellerbach Family Foundation, Oakland Stock, William James Association, and San Quentin State Prison.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Amy M. Ho </strong>earned an MFA from Mills College in Oakland. She received both a BA and BS from the University of California, Berkeley. She has exhibited her work in Japan, the Czech Republic, and in the U.S., primarily throughout the Bay Area, including at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Asian Art Museum, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the Bedford Gallery, and many others. This is Ho&rsquo;s fourth exhibition at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Bobby Dean Evans Jr.</strong> grew up in Winton, California and creates mixed media art and origami. He is a contributor to &ldquo;Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline,&rdquo; published by the Harvard Editorial Review.&nbsp; Evans is currently incarcerated at the Deuel Vocational Institute in Tracy, California.</p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:36:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - August 6th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Ceramicist Dottie Low demonstrates wheel-throwing techniques in the North Court. Join the workshop to hear her talk about glaze patterns and decorations used in traditional Chinese ceramics. Paint your own shard of a blue and white ceramic to get fired and pick it up at the museum later.</p> <p>Can&rsquo;t make it to this one? She&rsquo;ll be back on Sep. 17.</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 21:19:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - August 7th 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM <p>On Aug. 7, local kids&rsquo; music icons Alphabet Rockers host a special Family Fun Day filled with art, beatboxing and dance, including a performance from 10:30&ndash;11:15 AM. Activities begin at 10 AM with the crew teaching dance routines and beatboxing, getting kids comfortable and prepared to participate in the show.&nbsp;Get ready to blast off with Alphabet Rockers through hip-hop grooves, rhymes and super-positive messages for kids.</p> <p>Please note: Street parking is free on Sundays, making a visit to the museum both fun and affordable.</p> <p>&nbsp;Target First Free Sundays &mdash; free admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day &mdash; are made possible by Target. Due to capacity restrictions, admission is not guaranteed.</p> <div><hr align="left" size="1" width="33%" /> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 21:22:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - August 7th 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM <p>On Aug. 7, local kids&rsquo; music icons Alphabet Rockers host a special Family Fun Day filled with art, beatboxing and dance, including a performance from 10:30&ndash;11:15 AM.&nbsp;&nbsp;Activities begin at 10 AM with the crew teaching dance routines and beatboxing, getting kids comfortable and prepared to participate in the show.&nbsp;Get ready to blast off with Alphabet Rockers through hip-hop grooves, rhymes and super-positive messages for kids.</p> <p>&nbsp;Please note: Street parking is free on Sundays, making a visit to the museum both fun and affordable.</p> <p>&nbsp;Target First Free Sundays &mdash; free admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day &mdash; are made possible by Target. Due to capacity restrictions, admission is not guaranteed.</p> <div><hr align="left" size="1" width="33%" /> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:55:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - August 7th 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM <p>Discover and play as a family at the Asian Art Museum. On Family Fun Days, our gallery activities, creative art projects and immersive storytelling make art appreciation into a lively, family-friendly event. Themes and projects change regularly, so visit again and again.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:57:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - August 11th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Arrested at age 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Filmmaker Ben Wang&rsquo;s &ldquo;Breathin&rsquo;: The Eddy Zheng Story&rdquo; paints an intimate portrait of Eddy &mdash; prisoner, immigrant, son, activist &mdash; on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption. The Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality Network will present a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with Zheng, Wang and other community leaders to discuss issues of incarceration, deportation and detention.</p> <p>&nbsp;This program is part of the Asian Art Museum&rsquo;s Community Partner Program initiative, through which we invite community organizations to present programs of interest to their community, and which will introduce new audiences to the museum.</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 21:38:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - August 11th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Arrested at age 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Filmmaker Ben Wang&rsquo;s &ldquo;Breathin&rsquo;: The Eddy Zheng Story&rdquo; paints an intimate portrait of Eddy &mdash; prisoner, immigrant, son, activist &mdash; on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption. The Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality Network will present a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with Zheng, Wang and other community leaders to discuss issues of incarceration, deportation and detention.</p> <p>This program is part of the Asian Art Museum&rsquo;s Community Partner Program initiative, through which we invite community organizations to present programs of interest to their community, and which will introduce new audiences to the museum.</p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:03:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list