ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Group Show - Hashimoto Contemporary - October 31st 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">*Opening Reception(s):<br />Friday, October 31st 6-11PM<br />Saturday, November 1st 6-11PM</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring 14&times;14 inch works from 60 artists spanning the globe<br /><br />Los Angeles based gallery&nbsp;<strong>Thinkspace</strong>&nbsp;has teamed up with&nbsp;<strong>Hashimoto Contemporary</strong>in San Francisco to present '<em>LAX / SFO</em>'. This special pop-up group exhibition has been curated by Thinkspace and marks the second time the gallery has worked with SF gallerist Ken Harman to bring the best of the burgeoning New Contemporary movement to the Bay Area. With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture imagery, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people. Featuring new works from 60 artists from around the world,&nbsp;<em>'LAX / SFO</em>' will kick off with back-to-back openings on Halloween weekend with receptions from&nbsp;6-11PM&nbsp;onboth&nbsp;Fri., October 31st&nbsp;and&nbsp;Sat., November 1st. Halloween Costumes are strongly encouraged and Hashimoto Contemporary's sister gallery, Spoke Art, will also be opening '<em>Bad Dads V</em>', so if you find yourself in SF this Halloween weekend or anytime before Thanksgiving, be sure to pop by both spaces and enjoy new works from some of the best artists in the New Contemporary Art Movement.</p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:31:15 +0000 Linda Mary Montano - San Francisco Art Institute - October 31st 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM <p><em><strong>You Look Marvelous!!! The Performance of Aging and Death</strong></em></p> <p>Linda Mary Montano is a performance artist whose raffish practices include endurance; blurring the edge between art and life; recognizing the autobiographical need to fix life through art; and using Catholic imagery to speak to the mystery of the everyday. Montano&rsquo;s monograph <em>You Too Are a Performance Artist: Art in Everyday Life</em> (2013) was published by SITE Santa Fe in conjunction with her retrospective <em>Always Creative</em>.<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br /><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Share on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a>&nbsp;+&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a>&nbsp;@SFAIevents +&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Instagram</a>&nbsp;@sanfranciscoartinstitute &raquo; #SFAI #GLS</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:25:57 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - November 1st 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p><em>New concert works inspired by ancient Arabic texts by composer Mohammed Fairouz with pianist Lara Downes, baritone Zachary Gordin, andthe Del Sol String Quartet &nbsp;</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz, hailed by BBC World News as &ldquo;one of the most talented composers of his generation,&rdquo; integrates West Asian modes into Western structures, to expressive effect. This concert introduces the West Coast premieres of several of Fairouz&rsquo;s solo and chamber works inspired by literary and historical influences reaching back to ancient cultures of the Arabian Peninsula.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:46:16 +0000 Renee Billingslea, Enrique Chagoya, Gustavo Ramos Rivera, Joe Zirker, Andy Warhol, Wayne Thiebaud, Sam Francis - de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University - November 1st 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">November 1 - December 5, 2014 January 16 - March 15, 2015 and April 10 - June 14, 2015</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The de Saisset Museum opened its doors in 1955 with seemingly expansive gallery space and a relatively small collection consisting of paintings by the museum's namesake, Ernest de Saisset, and a handful of de Saisset family heirlooms. Early museum directors and University personnel immediately focused on expanding the museum's holdings, and the effort continues to this day. The de Saisset Museum is still actively building its collection. Sixty years after the museum opened, the vault now houses more than 11,500 objects&mdash;a sizable number for an organization of our size. The content of the collection has expanded well beyond the limits of our founding gifts, Today, the museum collects in six main areas: California History, Mission-era liturgical vestments, decorative arts, painting and sculpture, works on paper, and new media.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the earliest years of the museum's history, the scope of the developing collection was broad. The museum possessed no formal policy governing acquisitions until&nbsp; the 1990s. As a result, the collection grew to include a wide variety of objects, ranging from Mission-era artifacts to 19th century beet steins to contemporary California art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the six decades since the organization was founded, the museum's collecting goals have become more refined. Today, we not only have a Collections Management policy, but a well-defined Collecting Plan. Each potential acquisition is reviewed and voted upon by the museum's Collections Committee, an advisory body whose primary responsibility is to insure that growth in the collection supports the goals of both the de Saisset Museum and Santa Clara University.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Keep, Care and Collect On</em> highlights the range of artworks brought into the collection in the last four years. Through these works many stories are told. Pieces by Fletcher Benton, Wynn Bullock, and Jo Whaley reflect the diverse exhibition history of the organization. Works by Renee Billingslea, Enrique Chagoya, Gustavo Ramos Rivera, and Joe Zirker speak to our commitment to supporting California-based artists in all stages of their careers. Objects by artists such as Wayne Thiebaud reflect our dedication to integrated education. we not only have one of the final editioned prints of <em>Green Gumball Machine</em>, we also hold the proofs and color swatches created by Thiebaud during his working process. The newly acquired screen prints by Andy Warhol build upon a previous gift of 157 photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. The pieces by Warhol not only speak to the museum's interest in collecting works on paper, but strengthen the collection and allow us to present work by one of America's most well-known artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition, and the rich holdings it represents, would not be possible without the generosity of the collectors, artists, and foundations who have donated these works. Their understanding of the significant impact an artwork can have, especially on a University campus, enables us to fulfill our mission and meet our collecting goals. It is through their continuous support that we are able to bring thought-provoking, inspiring, and socially-engaging works of art to our audience. They make it possible for us to keep, care, and collect on.</p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:38:12 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - November 2nd 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM <p>Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. Themes and projects change regularly.</p> <p>November through January, take a trip along the incense roads with a gallery guide or Art Cards that promote closer looking at objects, and discover how ancient civilizations depicted the human form with projects inspired by the special exhibition <em>Roads of Arabia</em>.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:49:25 +0000 Richard Diebenkorn - Richmond Art Center - November 2nd 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <p dir="ltr">Friends, students, collectors and artists will gather for an informal discussion on how Richard Diebenkorn&rsquo;s art, teaching and spirit have influenced the art and teaching in the Bay Area for half a century.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:12:24 +0000 Erin Shirreff - San Francisco Art Institute - November 4th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Erin Shirreff&rsquo;s work elegantly interleaves photography, sculpture, and video to craft new&mdash;and at times unknowable&mdash;experiences of form and images. Shirreff has presented recent solo exhibitions at Artpace, San Antonio; White Cube, London; The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She is represented by Sikkema Jenkins &amp; Co., New York.<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br /><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Share on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a>&nbsp;+&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a>&nbsp;@SFAIevents +&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Instagram</a>&nbsp;@sanfranciscoartinstitute&nbsp;&raquo; #SFAI #VAS</p> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:43:40 +0000 Christopher de Leon, Daniel Valadez, Emily Moore, J.S. Weis, Leon Loucheur, Malik Girley, Monty Guy, Steve Javiel - 1AM Gallery - November 6th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">1AM Gallery is pleased to present, &ldquo;<strong>Emergent</strong>&rdquo;, a group exhibition, opening November 6th, 6:30 &ndash; 9:30pm. The show will feature works by Christopher De Leon, Daniel Valadez, Emily Moore, J.S. Weis, Leon Loucheur, Malik Girley, Monty Guy, and Steve Javiel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The process of creating is a journey of exploration. An artist's thoughts, habits, instincts, and history- these are the pixels that together create the portrait of a creative being. The artists themselves are a facilitating conduit; the elements beneath the conscious surface organize, interlace, and emerge from the cocoon of self. It is the Grand Magic, the emergent properties of style, substance, and self.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;<strong>Emergent</strong>&rdquo;, is the manifestation of this idea. It views art not as a linear thought, but as a tapestry of experience woven by a skilled hand.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Christopher De Leon </strong>started with classical training in the arts but didn&rsquo;t emerge into the art scene until his skillful live painting demos at clubs. His passion and talent was soon recognized and he continues to exhibit in galleries around the Bay Area. <strong>Leon Loucheur </strong>is a self-taught artist whose work focuses on the relationship between natural and man-made worlds through the exploration of his own psychological biases. <strong>Monty Guy</strong>, an up and coming artist in the last few years, has hit the scene with his remarkably realistic black and white portraits.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>J.S. Weis' </strong>drawings touch upon an innately human sense of marvel at the beauty of nature. He encourages viewers to examine the health and vitality of nature in relationship with our own well-being. As new artists to 1AM Gallery, <strong>Daniel&nbsp;</strong><strong>Valadez, Emily Moore, </strong>and <strong>Steve Javiel </strong>will be bringing their rich mixed media and portraiture work. <strong>Malik Girley </strong>is a rising talent known for his illustrative prowess.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:24:30 +0000 - 1AM Gallery - November 6th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p>1AM Gallery is pleased to present, &ldquo;Emergent&rdquo;, a group exhibition, opening November 6th, 6:30 &ndash; 9:30pm. The show will feature works by Christopher De Leon, Daniel Valadez, Emily Moore, J.S. Weis, Leon Loucheur, Malik Girley, Monty Guy, and Steve Javiel.</p> <p>The process of creating is a journey of exploration. An artist&rsquo;s thoughts, habits, instincts, and history- these are the pixels that together create the portrait of a creative being. The artists themselves are a facilitating conduit; the elements beneath the conscious surface organize, interlace, and emerge from the cocoon of self. It is the Grand Magic, the emergent properties of style, substance, and self.&nbsp;&ldquo;Emergent&rdquo;, is the manifestation of this idea. It views art not as a linear thought, but as a tapestry of experience woven by a skilled hand.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:56:27 +0000 Udo Noger - Dolby Chadwick Gallery - November 6th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Dolby Chadwick Gallery is honored to announce &ldquo;Beyond,&rdquo; a solo exhibition featuring the art of Udo N&ouml;ger. N&ouml;ger works in a minimalist tradition, reducing everything he does &ldquo;to a point where there is no more, no less&rdquo;&mdash;a statement that captures the delicate balance anchoring his pared-down aesthetic. This quest toward a conscientious reduction of visual information, however, plays a supporting role in the artist&rsquo;s primary cause: light.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Every painter from the fifteenth century to today paints light,&rdquo; N&ouml;ger explains. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s what the craft is all about.&rdquo; But rather than covering his canvases with layers of light color upon dark color to approximate the effect of light&mdash;the path a painter typically follows&mdash;N&ouml;ger instead sets out to directly harness light as a material. He does so by investigating the space underneath the canvas, by reaching beyond the surface to mine new possibilities and activate an endless range of meanings. Through his singular approach and unique suite of mediums, N&ouml;ger is &ldquo;able to &lsquo;set the surface free&rsquo; to get the purest and most absolute light possible.&rdquo; The resulting works draw the viewer in in extraordinary and unexpected ways; their muted, neutral palettes and simple, often circular forms induce a calming effect while their internal luminosity invigorates the senses and introduces an air of mystery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although the abstract forms, tonal qualities, and an emphasis on simplicity that characterize N&ouml;ger&rsquo;s most recent body of work echo post-war Minimalism, N&ouml;ger forms a closer alliance with artists who were part of the Italian arte povera movement. Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, for example, were preoccupied by the canvas itself and its seemingly endless potential. This emphasis on materiality beyond the artist&rsquo;s traditional toolkit, enthusiasm for approaches that sidestep established practices of art-making, and interest in the ontology of painting are closely aligned with N&ouml;ger&rsquo;s own sensibilities and goals as an artist.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The product of relentless experimentation and a commitment to pushing boundaries, N&ouml;ger&rsquo;s art is full of puzzles&mdash;even paradoxes&mdash;that flirt with contradiction while always achieving harmony. The works are magical, but also scientific; abstract, but also biomorphic; ethereal, but also sculptural. The optical play stimulated by their innovative construction&mdash;as exemplified by the mesmerizing Weight of Light 6 (2014)&mdash;draws viewers in while at the same time requiring them to step back, refocus, and reconsider.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Udo N&ouml;ger was born in 1961 in Enger/Westfalen, Germany. He has lived and traveled all over the world and currently maintains studios in San Diego, California; Miami, Florida; and Geneva, Switzerland. N&ouml;ger&rsquo;s art has been exhibited extensively across the United States and Europe and can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany, among others. This will be his first exhibition with the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:24:36 +0000 Binh Danh, Kota Ezawa - Haines Gallery - November 6th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p class="noparagraphstyle" style="text-align: center;"><strong>Haines Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent solo exhibitions featuring new works by artists Binh Danh and Kota Ezawa.</strong></p> <p class="noparagraphstyle" style="text-align: center;"><strong>Binh Danh | This, Then, is San Francisco</strong></p> <p class="noparagraphstyle" style="text-align: center;">Binh Danh&rsquo;s latest series of daguerreotypes focuses on the San Francisco cityscape&mdash;rendering scenic vistas, sites of civic engagement, and familiar street scenes all with the exquisite detail that only his chosen medium can capture. This body of work is many things at once: an homage to a place the artist loves; a nod to the daguerreotype albums by pioneering photographers like Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge, who focused on the developing San Francisco metropolis during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; and a politically charged effort to freeze an important moment in San Francisco&rsquo;s history&mdash;a dynamic time of economic growth, disparity and displacement. For Danh, the work brings together his photographic practice and lived experience, as he revisits many sites from his formative years and bears witness to the city during a time of significant transformation. The exhibition takes its name from a 1901 poem by William Vaughn Moody called <em>The Daguerreotype</em>.</p> <p class="noparagraphstyle" style="text-align: center;"><strong>Kota Ezawa | The Aesthetics of Silence</strong></p> <p class="noparagraphstyle" style="text-align: center;">Kota Ezawa&rsquo;s latest body of related works&mdash;which includes silver gelatin prints, light boxes and a new video installation&mdash;focus on the protagonists of American modern art, as well as the European artists who helped lay the groundwork for abstract painting. Translating historical photographic portraits of artists such as Kazmir Malevich,&nbsp; Agnes Martin and Ad Reinhardt into his singularly flat, pared-down style, Ezawa enacts a surprising reversal, printing in gelatin silver on fiber-based paper, a process that highlights the obdurate materiality of the photograph and transforms well-circulated images into unique editions. Similarly, his newest light boxes operate as freestanding objects, alluding to the minimalist objects of the depicted artists. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a new video installation entitled <em>The Aesthetics of Silence</em>. Named for an eponymous 1967 Susan Sontag essay, the work draws footage from the 1972 documentary <em>Painters Painting</em>, which surveys American art movements from the 1940s to 1970s through conversations with artists, dealers, critics and collectors of the period, including Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler and Leo Castelli. Rather than giving us words, the only audio accompanying Ezawa&rsquo;s video is ambient sound &ndash; deep breaths, rustling jackets and sipped water&ndash;heightening the work&rsquo;s visual impact and amplifying Sontag&rsquo;s claim that &ldquo;silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech&hellip;and an element in a dialogue.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:54:25 +0000 Christopher Benson - Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF) - November 6th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:07:13 +0000 - Richmond Art Center - November 6th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p dir="ltr">A unique opportunity to view the intimate artworks by artist Richard Diebenkorn in the "Closely Considered &ndash; Diebenkorn in Berkeley" exhibition in concert with the music of its time played by the Del Sol String Quartet. The evening&rsquo;s program will include music of Robert Erickson, followed by a reception with wine and hors d&rsquo;oeuvres. more info: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:47:31 +0000 Lucy Raven - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - November 6th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">New York-based artist Lucy Raven uncovers the complexities at play in technology through an exploration of topics such as the outsourcing of post-production work for the film industry, evolving technical standards in film projection, and the immense infrastructure behind the global copper mining industry. For her solo presentation at YBCA, Raven stages a new anaglyph 3D video installation entitled Curtains that creates a portrait of an otherwise invisible global assembly line of post-production studios worldwide providing a glimpse into the human hands that lie behind the spectacle of fantastic computer-generated simulations.&nbsp; A series of screenprints from Raven&rsquo;s ongoing RPx project are also featured in the exhibition, as well as a new lenticular print. Part of the Control: Technology in Culture exhibition series.</span></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:55:50 +0000 Dalalæða, celli@Berkeley - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 7th 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Programmed by John Zurier<br />Doors 5:00<br /><br />Explore the intersection of sound, space, and painting with three new electro-acoustic compositions commissioned by artist John Zurier to accompany his new exhibition of paintings and watercolors inspired by Iceland. Icelandic composers &Uacute;lfur Hansson and Georg Hilmarsson and Bay Area&ndash;based composer Amadeus Regucera wrote the works for members of the all-cello ensemble Celli@Berkeley, who will premiere them this evening. Presented in conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong>John Zurier/MATRIX 255</strong></a>.<br /><br />A limited number of chairs will be available; please bring a pillow to make yourself comfortable on the gallery floor, or listen from the upper gallery balconies during the performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="credit">&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:06:41 +0000 Frances Richard, Ronaldo Wilson - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 7th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p class="p1">Fall 2014 RE@DS guest programmer Genine Lentine writes, &ldquo;In trying to pinpoint the essential quality of the writing I keep close at hand, I recently coined the term &ldquo;avant morte.&rdquo; I reserve this term for writers who inhabit life with such astonishing courage, resilience, tenderness&mdash;and aplomb&mdash;it seems they&rsquo;ve already come through death. To read their work is to learn what it takes to live. Here are twelve such poets and writers.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Frances Richard is the author of&nbsp;<em>Anarch</em>. (Futurepoem, 2012),&nbsp;<em>The Phonemes</em>&nbsp;(Les Figues Press, 2012) and&nbsp;<em>See Through</em>&nbsp;(Four Way Books, 2003). She writes frequently about contemporary art and is coauthor, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of&nbsp;<em>Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fake Estates&rdquo;</em>&nbsp;(Cabinet Books, 2005). Her writing on visual art has appeared in&nbsp;<em>Artforum</em>,&nbsp;<em>Bookforum</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Nation</em>,<em>BOMB</em>, and in many other publications, including exhibition catalogs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Independent Curators International. Currently she teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.</p> <p>Ronaldo V. Wilson, Ph.D., is the author of&nbsp;<em>Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man&nbsp;</em>(University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and&nbsp;<em>Poems of the Black Object</em>&nbsp;(Futurepoem Books, 2009). Cofounder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson is also an assistant professor of poetry, fiction, and literature at UC Santa Cruz.&nbsp;<em>Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other&nbsp;</em>is forthcoming from Counterpath Press and&nbsp;<em>Lucy 72</em>&nbsp;will be released by 1913 Press. He was a 2013 artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the 2014 artist-in-residence at the Center for Art and Thought (CA+T).</p> <p class="p1">RE@DS is included with L@TE admission.&nbsp;<br /> $7.00 General Admission.<br /> Free for BAM/PFA Members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:27:37 +0000