ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Leslie Shows - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - December 1st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Painting Fellow<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Leslie Shows' expansive and cryptic paintings connect geologic time scales with urgent and intense imagery. A 2015 Clive Foundation Fellow, Shows is presenting newly commissioned works in a solo exhibition at SFAI&rsquo;s Emanuel Walter Gallery from November 7&ndash;December 12. The Los Angeles-based artist is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Artadia Award (2009) and the SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2006).</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:41:31 +0000 Cathy Cunningham-Little, Lewis deSoto, Lisa Espenmiller, Sheila Ghidini, Alexandra Lederer, Penny Olson, Jenn Shifflet. - Chandra Cerrito Contemporary - December 4th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p class="p1">Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce <em>Objects of Contemplation</em>, a group show that offers a counterpoint to the frenzy and commercialism of the holiday season. Sub-themes of memorial, meditation, and perception are explored through a variety of media.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Lewis deSoto&rsquo;</strong>s and <strong>Alexandra Lederer</strong>&rsquo;s artworks serve as memorials, inspired by the passing of their fathers. DeSoto&rsquo;s sculptural sound piece <em>Zenith</em> fills the gallery space with a hypnotic, intangible presence, while in Lederer&rsquo;s <em>The Weight of an Object</em>, a cushioned pen on a pedestal is weighed down by the absence of a loved one.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Akin to the practice of meditation, <strong>Sheila Ghidini </strong>creates gradated drawings in graphite and mica dust that read as inspirations and exhalations. <strong>Jenn Shifflet</strong>, whose ethereal works often relate to her meditation practice, employs a tedious process of sifting powdered glass into subtly shaded sheets fused with tiny glass balls. <strong>Lisa Espenmiller,</strong> also a regular sitter of zazen, translates in ink a single chant from <em>The Tao</em>, handwritten repeatedly on paper until a densely woven tapestry emerges&mdash;the words are obscured but rhythms appear. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Playing with perception, in <strong>Penny Olson</strong>&rsquo;s <em>Wafer,</em> what appears to be an almost holographic abstract image is derived from a photograph of discarded silicon wafers. <strong>Cathy Cunningham-Little</strong>&rsquo;s <em>Sunburst</em>, a light box made with filtered neon, never resolves into crisp visual focus, triggering awareness of our own act of seeing. Conversely, <strong>Dale Kistemaker</strong> heightens our sense of attention through a vividly focused photograph of grasses, reminding us to look closely at the natural world. The wide-ranging works in <em>Objects of Contemplation</em> ask us to listen, look, and linger just a little longer.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:29:15 +0000 - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) - December 4th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>ICA Live! Clive McCarthy and Hannah Addario-Berry: Scordatura Painting</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Friday, December 4, 2015<br /> Performance times: 7pm and 8pm<br /> FREE &ndash; Open to the public</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On Friday, December 4, <em>ICA Live!</em> will present a performance by cellist <strong>Hannah Addario-Berry</strong> and media artist <strong>Clive McCarthy</strong>. One hundred years ago, Hungarian composer Zolt&aacute;n Kod&aacute;ly composed <em>Sonata for Solo Cello in B Minor, Op. 8</em>, one of the most significant works written for the instrument since the Bach Suites. In celebration of this centenary, Addario-Berry has created a program that showcases the 1915 sonata.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For the <em>ICA Live!</em> performance, Addario-Berry will play the second movement of the sonata in collaboration with McCarthy&rsquo;s projected <em>Electric Painting</em> that will interact with the music from the cello.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>McCarthy&rsquo;s work uses a custom computer system with a microphone attached to the cello to produce the projected images. The &ldquo;paint&rdquo; is entirely synthetic. The system &ldquo;listens&rdquo; to the music and paints. McCarthy wrote both the program that prepares the images for painting and the program that listens to the cello and paints, affording a level of control not possible with commercial software tools.</p> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:22:31 +0000 - Berkeley Art Center - December 5th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Holiday Art Sale and Reception<br />Saturday, December 5th, 2015<br />Open House: 11am - 5pm<br />Artists Annual Reception: 3 - 5pm<br />Free and open to the public!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Holiday Art Sale and Celebration will take place 11am - 5pm on Saturday, December 5th. Come enjoy a pop-up shop curated by Marion &amp; Rose's Workshop, holiday drinks and treats, and meet the artists during a reception from 3 - 5pm. Bring home one (or more) of the pieces in the show for special holiday gifts, available at very affordable prices.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:47:43 +0000 - Richmond Art Center - December 5th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;">The Richmond Art Center&rsquo;s Annual Holiday Arts Festival, our biggest event and fundraiser of the year, will be held&nbsp;Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 11:00am-3:00pm&nbsp;with a live auction to follow from&nbsp;5:30-7:30pm.<br /><br />Fun things for the whole family to see and do!<br /><br />This annual event is the go-to place for buying local holiday gifts. Peruse a marketplace of local arts and crafts vendors, our famous ceramics sale featuring hundreds of plates, mugs and objects made by the Art Center&rsquo;s ceramic enthusiasts, and so much more. Enjoy delicious food and wine from our holiday cafe, fun art-making activities for the kids, musical entertainment and both a silent and live auction with fine art by Bay Area artists, East Bay experiences and much more.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div>The Holiday Arts Festival Live Auction will follow the day-time free event, the admission price is:<br /><br />$25 for Richmond Art Center Members<br /><br />$35 for non-members<br /><br />Enjoy live music, festive wine, delicious hors d&rsquo;oeuvres and the chance to bid on exceptional works of fine art by internationally recognized Bay Area artists. This live auction is not only an opportunity to begin (or expand!) your art collection, but to help support and sustain the Art Center.&nbsp; Tickets are on sale now and are in limited supply! <div style="text-align: justify;"><img class="CToWUd" src="" alt="HungLiu" width="213" height="300" /><br />DONATED by</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">PAULSON BOTT PRESS</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Hung Liu</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Shan &ndash; Mountain&nbsp;2012<br />Color aquatint etching<br />with gold leafSomerset white paper<br />Image size 36&Prime; x 26&Prime;<br />Paper size 47&Prime; x 36&Prime;<br />Edition of 40&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Proceeds from this event benefit all of our programs; a special fund-a-need scholarship will also be available during the live auction.</p> </div> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:22:05 +0000 William T. Wiley - Hosfelt Gallery - December 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>William T. Wiley&rsquo;s second solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery sheds light on two important and under-examined aspects of Wiley&rsquo;s oeuvre&mdash;his use of black and white and his interest in abstraction.&nbsp; In this show, eight large-scale paintings made from 2010 to 2015 are paired with a selection of watercolors to reveal references as diverse as the <em>I Ching</em>, contemporary social and political issues, and the history of abstract painting, all expressed using Wiley&rsquo;s irreverent personal iconography.</p> <p>Known for his use of bright colors, representational imagery and outbursts of quirky text, Wiley has also developed abstract black and white motifs since the 1960s. &nbsp;Striped sticks, representing the range poles used by surveyors, as well as scale markers on a map, are pervasive in Wiley&rsquo;s work and function not only in the narrative of various works, but as a device to divide and direct attention within a composition.&nbsp; The black and white checkerboard calls attention to the picture plane&mdash;giving the eye a rest in an otherwise complex composition&mdash;or denotes an object of symbolic significance.&nbsp; But it also alludes to the chess game adored by one of Wiley&rsquo;s primary influences, Marcel Duchamp.</p> <p>Several of these new paintings are formally related to the hexagrams of the <em>I Ching</em>, the ancient Chinese divination text that had a notable impact on 1960s counterculture.&nbsp; Wiley was drawn to its symbology and the element of chance involved in the divination process. Its hexagrams are essentially black parallel lines which, on a page, read as black and white stripes.</p> <p>The gestural turbulence of other paintings in this exhibition recall Wiley&rsquo;s roots in Abstract Expressionism, with nods to Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline, as well as to Robert Ryman&rsquo;s white and Ad Reinhardt&rsquo;s black abstractions. While there are representational elements in these works&mdash;with sprinkles of text and color thrown in for good measure&mdash;the overwhelming effect is a sense of language deconstructed, magnified, and rendered indecipherable. There is an undeniable allusion to the chaos, incomprehensibility and absurdity of the current political climate, exemplified by the political campaign of Donald Trump and his slogan &ldquo;Make America Great Again&rdquo;&mdash;of which this exhibition&rsquo;s title is a parody.</p> <p>The watercolors in this show reveal the array of black and white motifs that have appeared regularly in Wiley&rsquo;s work.&nbsp; Notably, his series of chalkboard slates, ongoing since 1974, depict musings and doodles in white chalk on a blackboard, often with dialogue between two characters&mdash;a (black) Raven and (white) Goat. &nbsp;These characters also appear in several of the recent black and white paintings, obscured in the swirls of paint or conversing in one of the corners, frequently standing in as Wiley&rsquo;s inner art critics to question the relevance of abstraction in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century and the purpose of art in general.</p> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:53:10 +0000 Meghann Riepenhoff - SF Camerawork - December 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us on Thursday, December 10th from 6 - 8 PM for the opening reception of&nbsp;<em>Littoral Drift</em>, a solo exhibition of new and recent works by Meghann Riepenhoff.</p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:25:34 +0000 - Southern Exposure - December 10th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Southern Exposure is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>Crank</em>, the organization's Annual Entry-Fee-Free Juried Exhibition and Screening of new works by Northern California artists. This annual event is the premier showcase of contemporary artwork by promising local talent. With a different open-ended theme each year, artists are encouraged to pursue a broad range of artistic expression across media.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The juried exhibition and screening features Northern California artists living north of King City and south of Red Bluff. Jurors Lorelei Stewart&nbsp;and Gabriela Monroy&nbsp;select the works by blind process, choosing pieces across media that exemplify Southern Exposure&rsquo;s commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For many of the artists selected, this is their first major exhibition and a vital step forward in their art careers.</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">About the Jurors</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lorelei Stewart</strong>, Director of Chicago&rsquo;s Gallery 400 since 2000, has organized over 40 exhibitions, including the Joyce Award-winning exhibition&nbsp;<em>Edgar Arceneaux: The Alchemy of Comedy...Stupid</em>&nbsp;(2006). In 2002, she initiated the acclaimed&nbsp;<em>At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago</em>&nbsp;series, a commissioning program that encouraged experimental practices by Chicago area artists. From 1994 to 1998 Stewart was Program Director at New Langton Arts, San Francisco. She holds a BA from Smith College, a BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design, and an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Gabriela Monroy</strong>&nbsp;is a Mexican video artist and curator working between Helsinki, Mexico City and Berlin. From 2005 through 2013 she was co-director of video_dumbo, an international moving image festival in New York, with German video artist Caspar Stracke. In 2014 they were selected as the programmers for the 60th Flaherty Film Seminar, NY. Gabriela also received a NYFA Fellowship in Digital and Electronic Arts (2011) and was a juror for Transitio &ndash; International Festival for Electronic Arts and Video. She has participated in exhibitions in Mexico, Europe, Korea and the US, and her work is part of the INBA&rsquo;s collection, Mexico&rsquo;s National Institute for Fine Arts.</p> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:35:45 +0000 kathryn arnold, Daniel Phil, Sandy Young, Bryan Ida, Jason Adkins - Sandra Lee Gallery - December 12th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>Group Exhibition featuring gallery artists.</p> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:20:43 +0000 Group Show - Mercury 20 Gallery - December 17th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2187"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2186"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2185"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2182"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2180"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2179"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2178"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2176">This annual show features fine art in various media by exceptional Bay Area artists. In the spirit of holiday gift-giving, art can be purchased and packaged to take with you.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ARTISTS REPRESENTED: JULIE ALVARADO, JO ANN BIAGINI, ERIC BOHR, NICK DONG, TERRYL DUNN, CARLO FANTIN, P.K. FRIZZELL, PETER HONIG, KATHLEEN KING, CHRIS KOMATER, LEAH MARKOS, JILL MCLENNAN, CHARLIE MILGRIM, JANN NUNN, MARY CURTIS RATCLIFF, FERNANDO REYES, K.C. ROSENBERG, JOANNA SALSKA, JULIANNE STERLING, RUTH TABANCAY, KERRY VANDER MEER.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2126"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2125"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2170">&nbsp;</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2169">EVENTS:</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2173">--Reception: Dec 17, 6-8pm</div> <div>--Art Murmur: January 1st, 6-9pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2154">LOCATION:</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2174">475 25th Street, Between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland, CA<br />NEAR BART, 19th Street station</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2124">GALLERY HOURS:<br />Thursday thru Saturday 12-6pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2194">HOLIDAY HOURS:</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2195">Dec 17, 18, 19 extended hours until 8pm</div> <div>Thursday Dec 24th closed</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2196">Friday Dec 25th closed</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2197">Friday Dec 31st closed</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2198">First Friday New Year&rsquo;s Day open 6-9pm</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Image: Kerry Vander Meer, 2015</div> </div> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:10:19 +0000 Jim Campbell - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) - January 10th, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Talking Art</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Panel Discussion: Perception vs. Reality</p> <p>Sunday, January 10,&nbsp;2pm &ndash; 3:30pm</p> <p>Reception to follow at the ICA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>San Jose Stage Company, 490 South 1st Street, San Jose</p> <p>$10 Members; $15 Non-members; $5 Students</p> <p><a href=";id=93f6492c92&amp;e=9d26565a62" rel="nofollow">Purchase tickets online.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ICA Executive Director Cathy Kimball moderates a panel discussion with artist Jim Campbell, scientist Dr. David Stork, Whipsaw, Inc. CEO Dan Hardin and others discussing the physiology and the psychology of art viewing and art making.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Presented during Jim Campbell: New Work &amp; Collaborations with Jane Rosen. Using LED technology and custom electronics, Campbell explores the connections of light, space and time. His work tests our ability to perceive images by reducing the resolution and clarity dramatically. In a world that is primarily defined by crystal-clear resolution, Campbell uses cutting-edge technology to produce images that are at once recognizable and indistinguishable, providing a challenging counterpoint to the current pursuit of higher and higher definition.</p> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:46:40 +0000 Meghann Riepenhoff - SF Camerawork - January 19th, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Meghann Riepenhoff in conversation with Emily Lambert, Associate Director, Fraenkel Gallery.</p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:27:42 +0000 Group Exhibition - SOMArts Cultural Center - February 12th, 2016 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">&ldquo;ON THE EDGE 6&rdquo; Erotic Photography and Sculpture Exhibition will feature 25 photographers and sculptors displaying erotic sculptures and hundreds of erotic photographs from fine art nude to extreme erotica. This annual major group exhibition will be held again at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco on Valentine's Day Weekend, February 12-14, 2016. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">The show will also include a store for unframed photos and erotic entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Hours: Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 3-10pm and Sunday 12-5pm. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Admission:</span><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: medium;">$15 and Free on Sunday. Must be 18+.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">View our website</span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">, </span></strong><a href="" rel="nofollow"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: medium;">http://</span></strong><strong><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: medium;"></span></strong></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;">for more information.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">A great Valentine&rsquo;s Day Weekend Event</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:02:39 +0000