ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Chris Kallmyer - Southern Exposure - January 29th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Sound artist Chris Kallmyer and the Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification establish an office space and Northern Bureau headquarters at Southern Exposure. <ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T12:23">With five live programs and </ins><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T12:24">a gallery installation,</ins><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T12:23"> </ins><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T12:24">the LADWM continue </ins>their sonic explorations into our experience of weather<ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T12:26"> and the cultural history of weather modification practices. Kallmyer and other musicians from the LADWM </ins>use immersive sound, ritual and radical environmental experiments to end <ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T12:41">the California </ins>drought<ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T12:16"> </ins>and create weather.</p> <p>This installation is part of <em>Sets, </em>three two-week projects of process-based, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.<ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:34"></ins></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:02:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Chris Kallmyer - Southern Exposure - January 29th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T15:14">The California drought comes to an end as we dance it out and perform long-trusted drought-ending rituals, including an ancient Roman stone dragging ceremony, the tossing of water from a high place by a village elder and a gathering of twins.</ins></p> <p>This event is part of <em>Sets, </em>three two-week projects of process-based, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:03:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - January 30th 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/jennifer-a-gonzalez" rel="nofollow"><strong>Jennifer A. Gonz&aacute;lez</strong></a><br /><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/jennifer-a-gonzalez" rel="nofollow"><strong> <em>Cartographies of Democracy</em></strong></a></p> <p>Jennifer A. Gonz&aacute;lez writes about contemporary art with an emphasis on digital bodies, corporeality, installation art, critical race studies, and democracy. Her book <em>Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art</em> (The MIT Press, 2008) examines contemporary artists who use installation art to stage critical assessments of race politics in the U.S. Gonz&aacute;lez is professor in the history of art and visual culture at UC Santa Cruz and teaches in the Whitney Independent Study Program.&nbsp;<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://jennifer-a-gonzalez.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://jennifer-a-gonzalez.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:25:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Eve Warnock, Nathaniel Ober, Kate Spacek, Gene A. Felice II - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - January 30th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p dir="ltr">We invite you to come and discover Transflux, an interactive exhibition where the artists, Gene A. Felice II, Kate Spacek, Nathaniel Ober, and Eve Warnock transform the Front Door Gallery into a living, breathing organism and symbiotic ecosystem. Through the exploration of the interconnectedness of our inner and outer world, the artists demonstrate the patterns and forms within life that shape who we are and where we come from. The use of natural and electro-mechanical systems, formed from ancient and contemporary modes of art and technology, creates an imitation of life (biomimicry) within a contained space, where the visitor can realize the impact of their individual actions upon the whole environment. This deep awareness of one&rsquo;s influence upon their surroundings empowers the individual to make conscious decisions in everyday life that contribute to a more positive universal well-being.</p> <p>As soon as the visitor enters the space, they become an invaluable part of the environment, producing reactive environmental responses and adaptations based on their own personal choices. The integrated systems constantly evolve due to hyper-sensitive sensors and data systems that react to influences both inside and outside the space, creating an individualized experience for every visitor.</p> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:14:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Kadist Art Foundation - January 31st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p><a href="http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/book-release-games-are-forbidden-in-the-labyrinth" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Book Release: Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</strong></a></p> <p>Join us for the release of Javier Tellez&rsquo;s monograph <em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</em> at <a href="http://www.kadist.org/" rel="nofollow">Kadist Art Foundation</a>. This remarkable 196-page publication expands on T&eacute;llez&rsquo;s recent exhibitions at SFAI and <a href="http://www.redcat.org/" rel="nofollow">REDCAT</a>, Los Angeles. The publication is a coproduction between Roma Publications, REDCAT, SFAI, and Kadist. It features essays by Ruth Est&eacute;vez, Dieter Roelstraete, Hesse McGraw, and a contribution by the artist made especially for this publication. The exhibition and book represent several years of research that explores psychiatric confinement, surveillance architecture, and the game of chess as strategically interrelated systems. <em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</em> opens new spaces for play across formerly closed systems and inverts the power dynamics between surveillance tower and cell.</p> <p>RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo; https://book-release-javier-tellez.eventbrite.com/</p> <p>Image: Javier T&eacute;llez, <em>O Rinoceronte de Dürer (Dürer&rsquo;s Rhinoceros)</em>, 2010; super 16mm film transferred to high-definition video, color, and sound; duration 41:10 minutes; Portuguese with English subtitles; courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Z&uuml;rich; installed at 11th Biennale de Lyon, 2011; photographed by Blaise Adilon</p> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:15:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Oakland Museum of California - January 31st 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This new exhibition in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences takes a look at the wildly diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment. Through family-friendly experiences, hands-on activities, and media, <em>Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact</em> touches on topics of honeybees and Bay Area beekeeping, the diversity of California native bee species, citizen science projects, and the similarities between bees and humans. Discover real bee specimens under a microscope, crawl through a human-sized beehive, and try on a beekeeper suit. The exhibition continues outside of the Gallery: get involved with citizen science organizations, check out bee hotels installed in the OMCA gardens, and take home guides on planting a bee-friendly garden and building bee hotels for your own garden. In an immersive gallery environment, explore the causes of bee population decline, learn about the significance of bees to California's economy and ecosystems, and discover how simple but powerful actions by Californians can help bees to survive in a changing world.</p> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:46:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - January 31st 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM <p>This 12 session course offered through SFAI's Public Education Department will provide a platform for you to create a photo-based project inspired by an academic, governmental, non-profit, business, religious, or personal archive of accumulated information and imagery. The majority of class time will be comprised of lectures, demonstrations, and critiques, and a field trip early in the course will provide tips for navigating large public archives. You will have the opportunity to retouch and/or reproduce imagery from the past, pair writing with photographs, and utilize various digital production methods to enliven antiquated documents and ephemera. The course will culminate in the creation of a final photographic project that responds conceptually to a personal or institutional archive of choice.</p> <p>Register:</p> <p>http://www.sfai.edu/courses/detail/mining-the-archive</p> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:38:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Chris Kallmyer - Southern Exposure - January 31st 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:04">Join Kallmyer and guests for an </ins>afternoon performance of fog-inspired <ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:10">music, with distant horns, slow moving sound and white-out conditions</ins><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:10">,</ins> tak<ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:04">ing</ins> us back to <ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:06">a </ins><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:05">pre-global warming </ins>San Francisco<ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:10"> </ins>summer.</p> <p>This event is part of <em>Sets, </em>three two-week projects of process-based, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:05:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list John Nelson - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - February 4th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>Contact: Jennifer Draughon</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery</p> <p>545 4<sup>th</sup> Street, San Francisco, CA 94107</p> <p>415.495.2090 &ndash; Phone</p> <p>415.495.2094 &ndash; Fax</p> <p>jennifer@asgallery.com</p> <p>www.asgallery.com</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>John Nelson</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Flowered</em></strong></p> <p><strong>February 4 &ndash; March 13, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 4, 5:30 - 7:30 PM </strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>&ldquo;I take simple, bold, and instantly recognizable images of everyday life and paint them with a sense of drama. &nbsp;If there is a theory behind my work, it is semiotics: the theory of signs. Images can function like words in a sentence, the meaning of each image dependent on how it is paired with other symbols.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> <p>-- John Nelson</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, <em>Flowered,</em> featuring new work by John Nelson, opening Wednesday February 4, from 5:30 &ndash; 7:30PM.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In this new body of work, <em>Flowered,</em> a whimsical and botanical language is expressed that extends beyond science to touch on themes of romance, fecundity, life phases and cycles. &nbsp;Nelson&rsquo;s paintings bring together images of animal, plant and human forms in varying life phases to convey, through iconography and language, the whimsical and romantic abundance of life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco in our new gallery space at 545 &ndash; 4<sup>th</sup> Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country.&nbsp; ASG is a member of SFADA.&nbsp; Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday by appointment. The gallery will be closed 2/16. For further information and materials please contact Jennifer Draughon at 415-495-2090 or jennifer@asgallery.com.&nbsp; Additional information may also be found on our website, www.asgallery.com. Thank you!</p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:35:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Amandalynn, Vans The Omega, Hueman, Lady Mags - 1AM Gallery - February 5th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">1AM Gallery is pleased to present, &ldquo;<strong>Inamorata</strong>&rdquo;, showcasing both local artists, Amandalynn, Hueman, Lady Mags, Helice Wen, Joshua Lawyer, Melanie Alves, Houston Berry, Monty Guy, and Jet Martinez, and artists from afar, Vans the Omega and Annica Lydenberg. Throughout time, artists of all kinds have been inspired by their lovers. Many times these inspiring entities are female characters that entice, excite, or even disrupt an artist&rsquo;s spirit. The term &lsquo;Inamorata&rsquo; by definition means:&nbsp;<em>a woman with whom one is in love,&nbsp;</em>and is many times used in reference to a woman who inspires her lover&rsquo;s creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.amandalynn.biz/" rel="nofollow">Amandalynn</a>&nbsp;has curated an exhibition for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.1amsf.com/" rel="nofollow">1AM Gallery</a>, which includes a group of artists inspired by the theme &lsquo;Inamorata&rsquo;. Each artist in some way has created works that exhibit a strong passion for feminine attributes. This small collection of extremely talented and diverse artistic entities will display a complete visual definition of inspiration through love and passion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Combining alluring illustrative figures and abstract emotional images, these works express the fluctuation of emotions that enrapture a person&rsquo;s mind when they&rsquo;re entangled in the power of love. From cleansing the spirit to reconnecting with nature and its creatures, the artists portray the freedom of love in its numerous forms. The exhibition will display all new works by included participants, as well as a custom mural by some of the artists on the exterior of the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information, visit www.1AMGallery.com. If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ANU@1AMSF.COM?subject=" rel="nofollow">ANU@1AMSF.com</a>.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:28:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Vanessa Marsh - Dolby Chadwick Gallery - February 5th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"><br /> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce &ldquo;Everywhere All at Once,&rdquo; an exhibition of work by Bay Area&ndash;artist Vanessa Marsh. This presentation will feature, among other works, a new series of landscapes distinguished as much by their pared-down, graphic aesthetic&mdash;which she achieves by harnessing photogramic techniques&mdash;as they are by their mysterious, dream-like moods. In some works, space is articulated by layering multiple two-dimensional planes, or what Marsh likens to independent, freely-moving tectonic plates. For example, the silhouettes of a palm tree and electrical wires and poles in the foreground of Landscape #5 are articulated in opaque black, while modern-day windmills lining the hills in the background comprise a second layer that is rendered in a lighter grey. Other landscapes dramatically collapse depth by utilizing a single plane, such as Landscape #7, which depicts crisscrossing strands of pennant flags at close range. All of the landscapes in this series&mdash;also titled &ldquo;Everywhere All at Once&rdquo;&mdash;are set against the same vast night sky, punctuated by stars whose diffuse light makes them appear to almost glow.</p> <p>&ldquo;The act of making art is this constant mining of memory and experience,&rdquo; Marsh says, explaining that several sets of memories have shaped this series. They include her own childhood experience of the sublime upon discovering that light emitted from stars has traveled sometimes billions of light years before reaching our eyes; a reoccurring apocalyptic nightmare, set in an open field and marked by an erratically behaving moon brought on, ostensibly, by man&rsquo;s abuse of the planet; and, finally, Marsh&rsquo;s attempts to channel the memories of experiences that have befallen others. For Marsh, memory and landscape form a bidirectional relationship. Her memories provide the visual inspiration for her imagined landscapes, which themselves function symbolically as vehicles for articulating the sometimes incomprehensibility of memory, for capturing memories that exist only in our collective consciousness, or for confronting memories of events that never actually were: &ldquo;a lot of the works speak to a sense of isolation, how that isolation relates to the landscape, and how I find myself in that landscape&mdash;physically, metaphorically, spiritually.&rdquo;</p> <p>Despite their perceived eeriness&mdash;an effect amplified by the fact that there is no direct light source &mdash;the works also communicate a sense of optimism and &ldquo;the potential for regrowth and feeling&rdquo; in the face of turmoil and destruction. Marsh&rsquo;s landscapes are not specific but rather cumulative, articulating both many places simultaneously (&ldquo;everywhere all at once&rdquo;), the rapidly shifting nature of today&rsquo;s built and natural environments, and vastness that characterizes not just earth, but earth&rsquo;s relationship to the wider solar system, galaxy, and beyond. It is this overwhelming sense of the sublime that informs Marsh&rsquo;s understanding of the future:</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Looking out over the landscape the night sky provides a reminder of the smallness of our</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>existence and also the vast possibilities inherent to our experience. It provides a</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>connection between distant individuals, a jumping off point for belief systems and mythos,</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>and an interstellar reference that helps us to navigate our own world. For me, more than</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>anything, it provides a sense of space and infinity that is at once the essence of openness</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>and possibility and also terrifyingly complex and unfathomable.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Vanessa Marsh was born Seattle, Washington, in 1978. She earned her BA from Western Washington University in 2001 followed by her MFA in 2004 from California College of the Arts. Marsh has exhibited across the United States, including at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; Foley Gallery in New York and The Camera Club of New York. She has been awarded Fellowships at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2004), The MacDowell Colony (2007) and Kala Art Institute (2011.) In 2014, she was an Artist in Residence at Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 22:02:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Rayko Photo Center - February 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p align="center">Main GALLERY</p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>The Visual Voice:</em></p> <p align="center"><em>New Photo Book Narratives</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><strong style="text-align: left;">FEATURED ARTISTS:</strong><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.stephenalbair.com/" rel="nofollow">Stephen Albair</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://malulu.com/" rel="nofollow">Luis Delgado</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.josediniz.com.br/" rel="nofollow">Jose Diniz</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://mcnairevans.com/" rel="nofollow">McNair Evans</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.bradfreemanbooks.com/" rel="nofollow">Brad Freeman</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.lydiagoldblatt.com/" rel="nofollow">Lydia Goldblatt</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://tonigreaves.com/radical-love-the-promise#/i/0" rel="nofollow">Toni Greaves</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.lorenaguillenvaschetti.com/" rel="nofollow">Lorena Guill&eacute;n Vaschetti</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.patricialagarde.mx/" rel="nofollow">Patricia Lagarde</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.marcuslyon.com/" rel="nofollow">Marcus Lyon</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.dianamatar.com/" rel="nofollow">Diana Matar</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.cliftonmeador.com/" rel="nofollow">Clifton Meador</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.carlosjavierortiz.com/" rel="nofollow">Carlos Javier Ortiz</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.davidpacephotography.com/" rel="nofollow">David Pace</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.darcypadilla.com/" rel="nofollow">Darcy Padilla</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://luispalacioskaim.com/" rel="nofollow">Luis Palacios Kaim</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://janaromanova.com/" rel="nofollow">Jana Romanova</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.tateshaw.com/" rel="nofollow">Tate Shaw</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.lizsteketee.com/" rel="nofollow">Liz Steketee</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.imrichveber.com/" rel="nofollow">Imrich Veber</a><span style="text-align: left;">, </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://www.zhangwenxin.com/five-nights-work/" rel="nofollow">Wenxin Zhang</a><span style="text-align: left;">, and </span><a style="text-align: left;" href="http://philipzimmermann.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">Philip Zimmermann</a></p> <p>I met Jana Romanova at a caf&eacute; in St. Petersburg, Russia. She handed me an unwieldy accordion book containing portraits of her family. As I unfolded the book, spellbound, Jana revealed her story. Simply recounting, &ldquo;Shvilishvili&rdquo; is Georgian for &ldquo;grandchild,&rdquo; literally it could be translated as &ldquo;a child of a child&rdquo;. In this project, presented as a book-object, the author questions the value of family photography and family ties themselves in modern society through an attempt to unite her relatives from one bloodline by photography. The family is divided between two countries &mdash; Russia and Georgia, &mdash; and the problems of its members on both sides of the border arise from the post-war political situation as well as the tragic story of a murder committed inside the family. As I turned page after page, staring into the intense gazes of her family members, the secret of her grandparents&rsquo; murder is revealed. As quietly as the turning of a page. I began to think about narratives and how the photo book is a vehicle for more than pictures, but for the story itself. A journey. A revelation. I&rsquo;ve been collecting photography books since I was 20 and had been spending copious amounts of time absorbing novels, big and small, in literature classes. I recognized then that in the photography books that moved me, it wasn&rsquo;t just the images, but the tale told.</p> <p>In this ambitious exhibition at RayKo Photo Center, gallery director, Ann Jastrab collaborated with Steve Woodall, the director at the Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, to select a variety of narrative photo books.. We&rsquo;ve chosen not only multiple books from 22 different artists from around the world, but we&rsquo;ve also selected photographs from the books to be displayed and will have videos of each book for viewing. Since some of these books are one-of-a-kind, they can&rsquo;t be handled. There are other books, like Carlos Javier Ortiz&rsquo;s &ldquo;We All We Got&rdquo; and McNair Evans&rsquo; &ldquo;Confessions for a Son&rdquo; which will have trade editions available. Many of the artists will be in attendance from as far away as Brazil and the Czech Republic. Come and experience the book as object and art piece and see how these photographers tell their stories.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 align="center">SIDE GALLERY<br /> <em>A CHANGING MISSION</em><br /> TO WHOM DOES SAN FRANCISCO'S OLDEST NEIGHBORHOOD BELONG?</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>The Mission District has long been a neighborhood where immigrants could grab a foothold in the city. Yet over the past few years, San Francisco's oldest neighborhood has also become one of its most desirable. For eight months reporters and photographers spent time getting to know residents and merchants near the block of 24th Street between Shotwell and Folsom &mdash; known as the heart of the Mission &mdash; to document the change they are experiencing.</p> <p>Project Contributors:<br /> Erin Brethauer, Katie Brigham, Joe Garofoli, Kristen Go, Michael Grant, Carlos Avila Gonzales, Mike Kepka, Pete Kiehart, Leah Millis, Frank Mina, Ben Muessig, Jake Nicol, Tim O&rsquo;Rourke, Joaquin Palomino, Warren Pederson, Carolyn Said, Lea&nbsp;Suzuki, Jim Trotter and Judy Walgren</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>About RayKo</strong></p> <p><strong>RayKo Photo Center &amp; Gallery</strong>&nbsp;is a comprehensive photographic facility, located near the Yerba Buena Arts District, with resources for anyone with a passion for photography. Established in the early 1990&rsquo;s, RayKo Photo Center has grown to become one of San Francisco&rsquo;s most beloved photography darkroom spaces; it includes traditional b&amp;w, color and alternative process labs as well as a state-of-the-art digital department, a professional rental studio, galleries, and the Photographer&rsquo;s Marketplace &ndash; a retail space promoting the work of regional artists. RayKo also has San Francisco&rsquo;s 1<sup>st&nbsp;</sup>Art*O*Mat vending machine and a vintage 1947 black &amp; white Auto-Photo Booth and a retail store that sells all types of used film cameras, from view cameras to Leicas to a build-your-own Nikon station. Everything you need to make any type of photograph!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RayKo Gallery</strong>&nbsp;serves to advance public appreciation of photography and create opportunities for regional, national and international artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers 1600 square feet of exhibition space and the Photographer&rsquo;s Marketplace, which encourages the collection of artwork by making it accessible to collectors of all levels.&nbsp;RayKo also has an artist-in-residence program to further support artists in the development of their photographic projects and ideas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RayKo Photo Center &amp; Gallery</strong></p> <p>428 Third Street</p> <p>San Francisco, CA 94107</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">415-495-3773</span>&nbsp;(ph)</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.raykophoto.com</span></p> <p>Tuesday-Thursday: 10-10 pm</p> <p>Friday-Sunday: 10-8 pm</p> <p>Monday: closed</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>*RayKo is&nbsp;located in the SOMA arts district of San Francisco&nbsp;within walking distance of SFMOMA, the Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, as well as AT&amp;T Ballpark.</p> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:38:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - February 5th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><a href="http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/tony-delap-a-unique-perspective" rel="nofollow"><strong>Tony DeLap: A Unique Perspective</strong></a></p> <p>The first in Dale Schierholt&rsquo;s series California Masters, <em>Tony DeLap: A Unique Perspective</em> takes us inside the studio of the famed octogenarian painter and sculptor. Through intimate and casual conversations, viewers gain insight into the life and career of a pioneer of West Coast minimalism and Op Art.<br /><br />A discussion with Tony DeLap + director Dale Schierholt follows the screening.<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftony-delap-a-unique-perspective.eventbrite.com%2F&amp;h=EAQHP7Si_&amp;enc=AZM2u1nMyIaKCxMhj_dF1qA_MYJODi_X0hnVOuUAakOwiY_GRsy2ycJ_KM5TgRPcdus&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://tony-delap-a-unique-perspective.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 22:12:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Chris Fraser - SF Camerawork - February 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">SF Camerawork is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Revolving Doors</em>, a new installation by Oakland-based artist Chris Fraser, on view in the gallery from February 5 - March 21, 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For this unique work, Fraser has carefully considered the history, geography, and architecture of SF Camerawork's gallery in the design of a large, camera obscura-like structure comprised of pivoting doors. The installation is interactive, inviting viewers to enter and manipulate a maze-like configuration mimicking the internal mechanisms of a camera. The structure and its design stand as a metaphor for the rapid demographic changes in SF Camerawork's immediate Mid-Market neighborhood. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the artist's own words:&nbsp;<em>Visitors will rearrange the space as they move through it, altering the architecture for future patrons. The rich and well connected are moving in; the poor and disenfranchised are being kicked out. A city must change to remain vital. But this transition seems particularly cruel. My hope is to highlight this disparity through an architectural intervention.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fraser works in an individualistic and conceptual mode.&nbsp;His practice has its roots in straight photography but is evolving into increasingly theoretical engagements with photographic concepts. Fraser creates relational environments and sculptures in which viewers' bodies interact with and transform effects of light, and explore the boundaries of action, movement, and perception.&nbsp;A lecturer in the studio art department at Mills College, where he received his MFA in 2010, Fraser participated in the 2013 Venice Biennale, is currently a Lucas Artist Fellow at the Montalvo Arts Cente,&nbsp;and has received the Eureka/Fleishacker Fellowship, artist residencies at Djerassi, KALA, and Headlands, and The Jay DeFeo Prize.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Revolving Doors is funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.</p> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:22:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Chris Kallmyer - Southern Exposure - February 5th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T15:14">In North India, music regularly ushers in the monsoon season. </ins><ins cite="mailto:Sarah%20Hotchkiss" datetime="2014-12-11T15:36">Join the </ins><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T15:14">LADWM </ins><ins cite="mailto:Sarah%20Hotchkiss" datetime="2014-12-11T15:36">for a </ins><ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T15:14">concert of traditional and experimental ragas on sarode and tabla. Alam Khan, sarode player and son of Ali Akbar Khan, encourages precipitation with these rain-inspiring ragas.</ins></p> <p>This event is part of <em>Sets, </em>three two-week projects of process-based, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.<ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-11T15:14"></ins></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:06:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University - February 5th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM <p>Our 26<sup>th</sup> Annual Student Exhibition will showcase works by some of the most talented Notre Dame de Namur University students and also feature a February 5th reception.</p> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:08:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list