ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Mills College Art Museum - October 12th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>In collaboration with the Mills College Book Art, English, Music, and Dance departments, Slide Space 123, and the F. W. Olin Library, MCAM will host a creative open-house featuring an eclectic schedule of events including musical printing presses, a Walking Magazine, intimate sound installation among rare books, experimental performance, and avant-garde poetry reading.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:44:44 +0000 Cody Hoyt, Alexander Kori Girard - Johansson Projects - October 22nd - January 7th, 2017 <p style="text-align: justify;">In Cody Hoyt and Alexander Kori Girard&rsquo;s upcoming show at Johansson Projects, patterned forms and organic geometries come together in an unique exploration of functional permanence and mystic communication.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cody Hoyt&rsquo;s ceramics are rigorously drawn, curiously angular, and intricately patterned, creating brutalist organic &ldquo;vessels&rdquo; that question the need for function over form. The forms are constructed from patterned slabs, which are themselves assembled from smaller individual pieces; a highly individualized framework for a three dimensional exploration of pattern and abstraction. Surface and material masterfully fuse to create a form that blurs the boundaries between utility and beauty. The historical associations of sharp lines and angles reference origami, the machine age and cubist space. Their openings are not an entry point or mechanism of display, rather a fissure within the vessel, completing its aesthetic design. The forms are cracked and ruptured within their pastel-toned markings, an unpredictable result of the mixing of elements revealed during the firing process. Yet, despite their perceived instability, Hoyt&rsquo;s vessels are solid and permanent in their delicate nature.<br /> At first glance, Alexander Kori Girard&rsquo;s works register visually as paper cut outs or prints, but each piece is individually hand drawn and meticulously painted. Perhaps influenced by his work in the world of high design and textiles, his craftsmanship and composition are both precise and organic. His artwork presents a narrative of how people experience and interact with the natural world, and an immediate personal connection is easily made to each piece. Evoking a magical feeling of an apparition, his petroglyphs are at once a shapeless void and a collection of familiar symbols. Elements of modern folk lore and story-telling are also integral: His grandfather, the legendary Alexander Girard, was a prolific collector of folk art, and Girard was submerged in this relation at a young age. His organic works thus contain an essential feeling of home. They are timelessly archetypal and fantastical, an homage to the healing power of nature.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:26:06 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - September 25th 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM <p>Celebrate the breadth and depth &mdash; and joy! &mdash; of Korean arts and culture during the Asian Art Museum&rsquo;s 8th annual Korea Day.</p> <p>On Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10:30 AM to 4 PM museum admission as well as a day-long roster of programs will be FREE courtesy of Korea Foundation. Korea Day offers a variety of performances and gallery talks, art and craft activities, and food tastings inspired by traditional Korean culture. In addition to the museum&rsquo;s extensive pan-Asian galleries, visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy a unique special exhibition of Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea featuring rare historic objects alongside large-scale contemporary installations of this time-honored technique.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:53:31 +0000 Robin Kandel - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - October 13th - November 11th <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong>Robin Kandel: The 45th Parallel</strong><br /><strong> October 13 &ndash; November 11, 2016</strong><br /><strong> Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13, 5:30 - 7:30</strong></p> <p><em>&ldquo;This work is about a specific place and any place. It&rsquo;s about midpoints, landmarks, road trips, road maps, and long stretches that take us somewhere and elsewhere&rdquo;.</em></p> <p>&mdash; Robin Kandel</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce Robin Kandel&rsquo;s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery entitled <em>The 45th Parallel</em>. True to her previous explorations, Kandel consistently examines and dissects our notions of distance and location. Her practice remains deliberately slow and meditative, creating a fluid rhythm of straight lines that layer to bring about a kinetic yet minimal optical effect. Showing over 20 new works, ranging in size, Kandel employs acrylic paints and graphite on various materials such as vintage maps and wood panels.</p> <p>This series of work relates to Kandel&rsquo;s primary school memories of first thinking about distance and location while making paper globes in geography class. She revisited the experience recently when she came face to face with the 45th Parallel while stopping through Traverse City, Michigan. For Kandel, something that only existed conceptually, becamereal&mdash;points on a map are every bit as abstract as theyare concrete, embodying meaning as well as information.</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco at 545 &ndash; 4th Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid- career artists from the Bay Area and across the country. ASG is a member of SFADA. Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday by appointment. For further information and materials please contact Amanda Baker at 415-495-2090 or;</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:27:06 +0000 Group Show - Berkeley Central Arts Passage - September 24th - January 14th, 2017 <p>LIFE with PETS and ANIMALs - a new exhibition at the Berkeley Central Arts Passage is curated by <a href="" rel="nofollow">Expressions Gallery</a>. This show exhibits the many pet and animal friends who share our world. Fromt eh pet dog, cat, bird or bunny bringing love and companionship, to the beautiful animals seen on safari, to the increase in endangered animals, these creatures enrich our lives and our world. This exhibition is co-curated by Mari Bailey.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:50:55 +0000 Carsten Nicolai - de Young Museum - September 23rd 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM <p>Are you free Friday Night? We are.<br /><br />Kick-start your weekend with free general admission, live music, art-making, cocktails, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures and exhibition tours, all in the name of art.<br /><br />On Friday, September 23rd, join us for a special night of programming including an immersive art performance by Carsten Nicolai and a panel discussion featuring four master printers who have worked with Ed Ruscha.<br /><br />Join us for:<br /><br />&bull; Live Immersive Art Experience with Carsten Nicolai<br />&bull; Panel Discussion: Printing Ed Ruscha by Ren&eacute;e Bott of Paulson Bott Press, Ed Hamilton of Hamilton Press, Shaye Remba of Mixografia, and Jacob Samuel of Edition Jacob Samuel in Koret Auditorium at 7 pm<br />&bull; Mixed-media art-making stations with Sedey Gabrey<br />&bull; James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time&mdash;at sunset! Open 5&ndash;8:45 pm<br />&bull; &lsquo;mix-tape,&rsquo; by September Artist-in-Residence t.w.five&nbsp;<br /><br />For more information visit:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;<br /><br />Connect with us!<br /><br />Find us @deyoungmuseum on Twitter and Instagram.&nbsp;<a class="_58cn" href="" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" rel="nofollow">#thenightisdeYoung</a><br /><br />Please note: Public programs and permanent collection admission are free. An additional $10 fee applies for admission to 'Ed Ruscha and the Great American West'. Additional fees apply for drinks and dining.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:22:02 +0000 Camille Blatrix - CCA Wattis Institute - September 8th - November 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">Most objects don&rsquo;t make it.&nbsp;With time and neglect,&nbsp;most objects become used up and worn down.&nbsp;It happens to cars and to desks and to books and to clothes.&nbsp;It happens to nails and to bolts.&nbsp;It happens to buildings and to bridges.&nbsp;It happens to lungs and to teeth and to bones and to hearts.&nbsp;They fall short.&nbsp;They disappear.&nbsp;<br /><br />One could&nbsp;(and some do)&nbsp;develop a type of attachment to objects.&nbsp;A certain sentimentality.&nbsp;A touch of pity,&nbsp;perhaps,&nbsp;but also a sense of tenderness,&nbsp;compassion,&nbsp;and even romance.&nbsp;Holding onto something destined to be lost is somewhat heart breaking.&nbsp;<br /><br />Camille Blatrix&rsquo;s objects are bittersweet&mdash;they are impeccably fabricated but fraught with emotional entanglement.&nbsp;The surfaces are scrutinized,&nbsp;the edges are caressed,&nbsp;each detail is perfected,&nbsp;and yet the metaphors remain abstract and the origin stories never clear.&nbsp;They seem to be the work of a lover,&nbsp;a dreamer,&nbsp;a carpenter,&nbsp;and an engineer all rolled into one.&nbsp;<br /><br />(...<a href="" target="_blank">continue reading</a>).<br /><br />Camille Blatrix&nbsp;(b.&nbsp;1984,&nbsp;Paris,&nbsp;France)&nbsp;lives and works in Paris.&nbsp;<br /><br />Curated by Anthony Huberman and organized by Leila Grothe.&nbsp;Made possible thanks to the support of the Lafayette Anticipation&ndash;Fondation d&rsquo;entreprise Galeries Lafayette,&nbsp;Paris;&nbsp;Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States;&nbsp;the Consul General of France in San Francisco;&nbsp;and Galerie Balice Hertling.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:16:01 +0000