ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Josephine Pryde - CCA Wattis Institute - May 5th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Josephine Pryde presents an entirely new body of commissioned work consisting of a large-scale interactive sculpture and a series of photographs.&nbsp;<br /><br />Known primarily for her photographic work,&nbsp;Pryde has become a major figure in the recuperation of photography as a key critical discipline in the field of contemporary art.&nbsp;Pryde has developed a singular style of image making that responds to methods and ideas from,&nbsp;amongst other sources,&nbsp;advertising,&nbsp;fashion,&nbsp;and portrait photography.&nbsp;For this exhibition,&nbsp;a suite of photographs depicting hands touching or handing various objects and surfaces is shown alongside a fully functioning ride-on model train.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Josephine Pryde&nbsp;(b.&nbsp;1967,&nbsp;Alnwick,&nbsp;UK)&nbsp;lives and works in Berlin and London.&nbsp;This is her first solo exhibition in an institution in the United States,&nbsp;and will travel to ICA Philadelphia in September 2015.<br /><br />This exhibition is made possible by VIA Art Fund,&nbsp;Institut f&uuml;r Auslandsbeziehungen,&nbsp;British Council,&nbsp;and Laura and Joseph Sweeney,&nbsp;with special thanks to Reena Spaulings Fine Art,&nbsp;New York,&nbsp;Galerie Neu,&nbsp;Berlin,&nbsp;and Simon Lee Gallery,&nbsp;London.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:07:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Julia Heyward - CCA Wattis Institute - May 5th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Julia Heyward,&nbsp;sometimes known by the moniker Duka Delight,&nbsp;is an artist who has consistently strived towards an emotive,&nbsp;textured,&nbsp;and unapologetically demonstrative approach to her preferred medias of video,&nbsp;performance,&nbsp;and photography.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>Conscious Knocks Unconscious</em>&nbsp;brings together Heyward&rsquo;s earliest experiments&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;spanning the years 1971 to 1984&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;and tracks a period in which the artist evolved from being a young graduate of the Whitney Museum&rsquo;s Independent Study Program,&nbsp;to becoming a prominent figure in New York&rsquo;s downtown performance scene,&nbsp;and ultimately a key influence and participant in No Wave,&nbsp;the post-punk movement of bands,&nbsp;artists,&nbsp;and film-makers with which she is closely associated.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Julia Heyward&nbsp;(b.&nbsp;1949,&nbsp;USA)&nbsp;lives and works in New York.&nbsp;This is her first monographic survey.</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:09:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Josephine Pryde - CCA Wattis Institute - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Josephine Pryde presents an entirely new body of commissioned work consisting of a large-scale interactive sculpture and a series of photographs.&nbsp;<br /><br />Known primarily for her photographic work,&nbsp;Pryde has become a major figure in the recuperation of photography as a key critical discipline in the field of contemporary art.&nbsp;Pryde has developed a singular style of image making that responds to methods and ideas from,&nbsp;amongst other sources,advertising,&nbsp;fashion,&nbsp;and portrait photography.&nbsp;For this exhibition,&nbsp;a suite of photographs depicting hands touching or handing various objects and surfaces is shown alongside a fully functioning ride-on model train.<br /><br /><em>More information coming soon.</em><br /><br />Josephine Pryde&nbsp;(b.&nbsp;1967,&nbsp;Alnwick,&nbsp;UK)&nbsp;lives and works in Berlin and London.&nbsp;This is her first solo exhibition in an institution in the United States,&nbsp;and will travel to ICA Philadelphia in September 2015.<br /><br />This exhibition is made possible by VIA Art Fund,&nbsp;Institut f&uuml;r Auslandsbeziehungen,&nbsp;British Council,&nbsp;and Laura and Joseph Sweeney,&nbsp;with special thanks to Reena Spaulings Fine Art,&nbsp;New York,&nbsp;Galerie Neu,&nbsp;Berlin,&nbsp;and Simon Lee Gallery,&nbsp;London.&nbsp;<br /><br />Curated by Jamie Stevens</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:21:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Julia Heyward - CCA Wattis Institute - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><a href="http://www.wattis.org/view?id=214" rel="nofollow">Julia Heyward</a>:&nbsp;<em>Conscious Knocks Unconscious</em>.<br /><br />Julia Heyward,&nbsp;sometimes known by the moniker Duka Delight,&nbsp;is an artist who has consistently strived towards an emotive,&nbsp;textured,&nbsp;and unapologetically demonstrative approach to her preferred medias of video,&nbsp;performance,&nbsp;and photography.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>Conscious Knocks Unconscious</em>&nbsp;brings together Heyward&rsquo;s earliest experiments&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;spanning the years 1971 to 1984&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;and tracks a period in which the artist evolved from being a young graduate of the Whitney Museum&rsquo;s Independent Study Program,&nbsp;to becoming a prominent figure in New York&rsquo;s downtown performance scene,&nbsp;and ultimately a key influence and participant in No Wave,&nbsp;the post-punk movement of bands,&nbsp;artists,&nbsp;and film-makers with which she is closely associated.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>More information coming soon.</em><br /><br />Julia Heyward&nbsp;(b.&nbsp;1949,&nbsp;USA)&nbsp;lives and works in New York.&nbsp;This is her first monographic survey.<br /><br />Curated by Jamie Stevens</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:24:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - May 7th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Join us as we explore the rich intersection of art, culture, food and spirits.&nbsp;To open the night, Museum docent Kirsten Shilakes will discuss a flight of three sakes (available for purchase), each of which has been paired with an artwork featured in the exhibition <em>Seduction: Japan&rsquo;s Floating World</em>. The evening continues with an advance screening of &ldquo;Lucky Chow,&rdquo; a new PBS television series produced by the Center for Asian American Media.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Lucky Chow&rdquo; follows LUCKYRICE culinary festival founder Danielle Chang as she travels across America exploring the Asian food landscape. The series features many of the country&rsquo;s most renowned chefs and culinary stars, such as <em>Top Chef</em> winner Kristen Kish, YouTube sensation Maangchi, and Bay Area favorite Ramen Shop. Join Danielle Chang and special guests after the screening for a conversation and audience Q&amp;A.</p> <p>&nbsp;With drinks, music, and lively conversation, it&rsquo;s the perfect night to tour <em>Seduction: Japan&rsquo;s Floating World</em> and <em>The Printer&rsquo;s Eye</em> one last time before the exhibitions close on May 10.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Schedule</span></p> <p>6:45&ndash;7:15 PM: Sake presentation and tasting</p> <p>&nbsp;7:15&ndash;9 PM: Screening of &ldquo;Lucky Chow&rdquo; and conversation with series host Danielle Chang and special guests</p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:50:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Barbara Vaughn - Dolby Chadwick Gallery - May 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Barbara Vaughn</p> <p><em>On the Surface</em></p> <p>May 7 - 30, 2015</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce <em>On the Surface</em>, an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Over the past several years, Vaughn has travelled the world, deftly capturing the surface reflections on different bodies of water and, in the process, exploring the parameters of vision and cognition. By zooming in on her subject matter, Vaughn excises any contextualizing visual information that might allow viewers to easily identify the imagery. This decision to root her abstract photographs in the natural world&mdash;an ostensibly solid, familiar, even immutable realm&mdash;allows the artist to cleverly transform reality, exposing its chimerical possibilities and unexpected underpinnings. Vaughn&rsquo;s approach also allows her to freely experiment with and tune into pattern and shape, and color and hue, which shift dramatically depending on the waters&rsquo; relative movement and form the heart of her photographs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Much of Vaughn&rsquo;s earlier photographs of water emphasize sinuous, curving lines, recalling the biomorphism of Henry Moore and Jean Arp. Though this body of work focuses on such forms to a lesser degree, they nevertheless remain present as an important subject of inquiry. Vaughn, who maintains a longtime admiration for Henri Matisse&rsquo;s Cut-Outs, notes that <em>Apokopes 1</em> and <em>Apokopes 2</em> are both influenced by the French postmodernist&rsquo;s recent landmark exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Both works mix Vaughn&rsquo;s interest in voluptuous forms with the Cut-Outs&rsquo; minimal, graphic quality, fluid lines, and organic shapes, such as those found in Matisse&rsquo;s <em>Snow Flowers (Fleurs de neige)</em> (1951).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As suggested by their Greek titles, the <em>Apokopes</em> works were captured in Greece, on the Cycladic island of Paros. Other locations explored in <em>On the Surface</em> include destinations as disparate as the Northern European canaled cities of Bruges and Amsterdam, Martha&rsquo;s Vineyard, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Among all of these places, Las Vegas proved to be the most unexpected: &ldquo;I discovered an entirely new palette of reflections generated by brightly lit hotel marquees in the man-made water features around the city.&rdquo; These busy, boldly colorful photographs serve as a striking foil to the more graphic, black-and-white qualities embodied in the <em>Apokopes </em>works. The two lynchpins of the exhibition are <em>Ampeli</em> and <em>Kyvismos</em>, a pair of Cubist-inflected photographs that call to mind paintings by Fernand L&eacute;ger and Pablo Picasso&mdash;such as <em>The Tugboat</em> (1918) and <em>Three Musicians</em> (1921), respectively&mdash;with their hallmark fracturing and reunification of form.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Barbara Vaughn was born in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her BA from Princeton University and studied fine art photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City. A former portrait photographer, Vaughn has photographed many luminaries in entertainment, business, and the arts. Her work has been published in numerous books as well as publications such as&nbsp;<em>The New York Times, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue,&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>Art in America</em>. Her fine art has been exhibited in galleries in New York City; Sun Valley, ID; St. Barth&rsquo;s; Quogue, NY; San Francisco; and Sonoma County, CA. This will be her second solo exhibition with the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:30:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list ben venom - Ever Gold Gallery - May 7th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Ever Gold Gallery is proud to present Let&rsquo;s Go All The Way, an exhibition of new textile works by Ben Venom. Let&rsquo;s Go All The Way is the artist&rsquo;s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Working with repurposed materials, Venom combines the often menacing and combative countercultural imagery of biker gangs, metal music and the occult with the comforts of domesticity in a series of quilts and textile-based works. Through this collision of traditional quilting techniques and aesthetics tied to the fringes of society, Venom re-envisions the narrative of contemporary materials and examines the possibility for a new interpretation of American folk craft.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In this new body of work, Venom includes an experimental selection of materials, incorporating goatskin, bandanas, and canvas alongside his staple heavy metal t-shirts. Soaring eagles, charging tigers, and bloodstained knives confront the viewer in five large works, pushing these over-the-top icons and themes into a larger than life experience. Works like Once Bitten Twice Shy playfully reference 1980s metal culture with its white denim and leather construction, while Iron Fist places viewers face to face with predatory forces. It&rsquo;s time to place your bets&hellip; Aces High!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ben Venom graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007 with a Master of Fine Arts degree. He has recently exhibited at the National Folk Museum of Korea (Seoul), the Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York), Charlotte Fogh Gallery (Denmark), Circle Culture Gallery (Germany), Wolverhampton Gallery (England), and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles). His work was included in the November 2011 issue of Artforum Magazine, and he was selected for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. He has been interviewed on NPR: All Things Considered, the Frame, and Creative Mojo Radio. Venom has lectured at the California College of Arts, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Southern Graphics Council, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft. During May 2015, Venom will be the artist in residence at San Francisco&rsquo;s de Young Museum. He is currently adjunct faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Forthcoming Exhibitions:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>de Young Museum Artist in Residence</p> <p>Found / Made curated by Roderick Kiracofe at San Jose Quilt Museum: July 11-November 1, 2015</p> <p>Piece of Mind solo exhibition at Levi Strauss Museum in Buttenheim, Germany: July 25</p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:36:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Monir Farmanfarmaian - Haines Gallery - May 7th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p class="p1">Haines Gallery is pleased to present <em>Based on the Hexagon: The Recent Drawings of Monir Farmanfarmaian</em>, the artist&rsquo;s second solo exhibition on the West Coast. The show is being held concurrently with Farmanfarmaian&rsquo;s critically acclaimed retrospective exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (through June 3), which premiered at the Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves&ndash;Museu de Arte Contempor&acirc;nea in Porto, Portugal before traveling to New York.</p> <p class="p2">Focusing on Farmanfarmaian&rsquo;s extraordinary works on paper&mdash;many of which use the hexagon as an essential building block&mdash;<em>Based on the Hexagon </em>reveals the artist&rsquo;s bold innovations in this medium, which constitutes a significant contribution to her oeuvre. With their jewel-like surfaces and intricate, interlocking forms, Farmanfarmaian&rsquo;s works on paper combine the sacred geometry of her native Iranian culture with the modernist abstraction of the 20th century. The result is a singular aesthetic fusion of Persian pictorial language and pristine geometry unlike any other. Now in her 90s, Farmanfarmaian continues to create works of dazzling intensity.</p> <p class="p3">&ldquo;For me,&rdquo; Farmanfarmaian has said, &ldquo;everything starts with the hexagon.&rdquo; In the Sufi traditions inflecting Persian art and architecture, the hexagon has many meanings. Its six sides can be representative of the directions: forward, backward, right, left, up and down; as well as the six virtues: generosity, self-discipline, patience, determination, insight and compassion. The hexagon is often the basis for both the floral and geometric patterning in media that range from religious mosaics to woven textiles. The multifaceted nature of the hexagon&rsquo;s symbolism is reflected in the works presented here, produced between 2008 and 2015, which incorporate ink, glitter, colored pencil, carefully cut mirrors, and reverse-glass painting to create kaleidoscopic compositions. Interlocking and concentric circles also figure prominently in some of these pieces, returning us to the foundation of Monir&rsquo;s earliest abstract sculptures from the mid-1970s. At once meditative and dynamic, expressive and analytic, her latest drawings reveal Farmanfarmaian to be at the peak of her career.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p4">&nbsp;As the artist Shirin Neshat has observed, &ldquo;Monir&rsquo;s enduring appeal stems from her ability to navigate and find a balance between traditionalism and the avant-garde, past and present, the rooted and the nomadic. Her art, wisdom, strength, humility, and vigorous energy have earned her a legacy that will continue to prevail over time.&rdquo; The curator Hans Ulrich Obrist has called Farmanfarmaian, &ldquo;A role model for the artist of the twenty-first century.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:29:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Southern Exposure - May 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Mentors and mentees collaboratively explore the differences between digital and analog technology &ndash; and the impact such technologies have on their daily lives. Working in painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, video, body painting and other media, this interdisciplinary group show presents the work of the accomplished youth artists from Southern Exposure&rsquo;s year-long program.</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:14:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jesus, Kaela, Leandrew, Luis, Maria. Clover, James Servais, C.A Greeniee - Southern Exposure - May 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Throughout the spring semester, YAB artists examine the nature of the world and the many things that occupy it, from the tangible to the ephemeral. The youth artists interrogate the principle of multiplicity through painting, drawing and other mixed media, pulling inspiration from their own, complex lives as Bay Area residents.</p> <p>https://www.soex.org/artists-education-project/multiplicity-why-there-so-much-everything</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:17:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Mable Negrete, Counter Narrative Society - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - May 8th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>In <em>Conceiving Place</em>, the Counter Narrative Society transforms our front door gallery into an urban research lab. Through a series of public workshops, <em>Conceiving Place</em> will engage the Bay Area community in a conversation about our personal and societal narratives; ultimately turning the weight we individually carry into a communal work. This ever-evolving installation will also frequently include "hands on, minds on" experiences, including makers events and capoeira lessons, courtesy of SPARKmakers. YBCA invites you to participate and collaborate in this groundbreaking social experience.</p> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:06:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Teo González - Brian Gross Fine Art - May 9th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist Teo Gonz&aacute;lez, opening on May 9, 2015. On view will be eight works meticulously painted through seamless fades of shifting color coupled with thousands of contrasting gridded dots. In <em>New Work</em>, Gonz&aacute;lez&rsquo;s signature field paintings utilize a dramatic shift between light and dark to achieve a new level of intensity and gravity. <em>New Work</em> will be on view through July 3, 2015.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In Gonz&aacute;lez&rsquo;s tenth solo exhibition at Brian Gross Fine Art, he continues to develop his instinctive translation of loosely gridded arrangements. Gonz&aacute;lez now incorporates distinct horizon lines that divide the space and emphasize each contrasting color. Hovering above dramatic shifts between creamy whites and deep blues, Gonz&aacute;lez draws thousands of tiny dots, ranging in thickness, and outlined by delicate circles. These precise arrangements, varied in size, density and placement, result in stirring compositions that oscillate with the viewers&rsquo; shifting gaze. Pathways are tracked, but never end, patterns start to emerge, but never materialize. Gonz&aacute;lez guides these organic rhythms, vibrating and pulsating across the surface of the canvas, while they twist and turn within its borders.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In earlier work known to San Francisco gallery goers, Gonz&aacute;lez painted a strict grid of acrylic drops, the number of which he methodically counted. Gonz&aacute;lez then dropped the strict grid and allowed a looser, more intuitive approach to his field of dots. This body of work continues that evolution, focusing on color relationships and the interplay of light and dark. Gonz&aacute;lez removes any sense of directionality, as up and down begin to fade into one another and space becomes immeasurable. Intriguing color relationships emerge through unique combinations of foreground and background tones. Bold representations of light and dark, forward and back, shallow and deep, produce dynamic fields that engage and captivate the viewer. Gonz&aacute;lez states, &ldquo;More than creating an illusion, my intention has been to present background and foreground as separate entities working together&rdquo;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Teo Gonz&aacute;lez was born in Zaragoza, Spain in 1964. He received his BFA from California State University, Bakersfield, and currently lives in New York City. He has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2014 Gonz&aacute;lez was featured in a solo exhibition at The Gabarron Foundation in New York City. His work can be found in the public collections of the Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and the San Diego Museum of Art.</p> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:49:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Richard Misrach - Fraenkel Gallery - May 9th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Coinciding with Richard Misrach's current exhibition&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/376166-beings-1975-2015" target="_blank"><em>Being(s) 1975-2015</em></a>&nbsp;is the release of his book&nbsp;<em>The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings</em>, published by Aperture. This is Misrach&rsquo;s first book to&nbsp;focus exclusively on the human figure adrift in shifting waters. On&nbsp;<a href="http://fraenkelgallery.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=53de52b4ef66191f57df945f8&amp;id=a07534b25c&amp;e=81cbb1873d" target="_blank">May 9 at 2pm</a>, Misrach will join us at the gallery to sign copies of his newest monograph.</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:06:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Celia Reisman - Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF) - May 9th 3:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>The Paul Thiebaud Gallery is pleased to present its second show in San Francisco of realist landscape paintings by Philadelphia and San Diego-based artist, Celia Reisman. Opening on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Celia Reisman: Recent paintings will be on view through Saturday, June 13, 2015.</p> <p>Reisman is moved by the overlooked, ordinary places we inhabit.&nbsp; Her realist landscape paintings, recalling the style of the American Regionalist painters, Thomas Hart Benton in particular, develop from observation, memory and her fascination with geometry and structure.&nbsp; Though she observes and records directly from nature and life&mdash;as illustrated in the accompanying studies on paper for several of the paintings on canvas included in the show&mdash;her renderings are not naturalistic.&nbsp; She is not focused on representing color and perspective as it exists in actuality, but on interpreting them through the use of vibrant hues and flattened perspective.</p> <p>As she explains, &ldquo;Things are complex to me, and I have tried to order the images into a clear world that we all recognize, even with its contradictions.&nbsp; Sometimes the trees don't obey the seasons and hills don't sit in the right location, but I try to use nature to create a picture that feels right for me and reminds me of the place that was the original inspiration for the picture.&rdquo;</p> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:50:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Richmond Art Center - May 9th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p dir="ltr">Come celebrate with students and see the artwork these elementary to high school students created in our traveling Art in the Community program. Plus, meet the teaching artists and learn more about the curriculum of these day-time and after-school art programs that are delivered to sites all across Richmond.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:59:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - May 11th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <div class="WordSection1"> <p><em>Seduction: Japan&rsquo;s Floating World</em> explores the creative explosion unleashed by the new entertainment districts established in Edo (present-day Tokyo) during the late 1600s. Both a state of mind and a locale, the term &ldquo;floating world&rdquo; refers to the pleasures available in brothel districts and Kabuki theaters of the city, whose population approached a million by the end of the century. Including more than 60 works, the majority from the John C. Weber Collection, the exhibition takes a new lens to the floating world and its representation in art, juxtaposing paintings and woodblock prints with textiles, ceramics, lacquers and other daily-life objects from the Edo period (1615&ndash;1868).</p> </div> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:42:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list