ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Ales BASK Hostomsky - 1AM Gallery - July 5th, 2013 - August 3rd, 2013 <p>FREE PUBLIC EVENT– 1AM is pleased to present, <b>“</b><b>Übermensch</b><b>”</b>, a solo show by Ales “BASK” Hostomsky that opens <b>July 5<sup>th</sup></b> from 6:30-9:30pm. <b>“</b><b>Übermensch</b><b>”</b> will showcase works depicting children painted as superheroes on found and weathered surfaces that exhibit an energetic urban art aesthetic.  The term “übermensch”, coined by Friedrich Nietzsche, refers to a state of being super-human; a state which Nietzsche believed mankind should strive to obtain. Expect to see a mix of iconic comic book imagery and playful representations of children upon panels and box frames.</p> <p><sup> </sup>During his childhood, the idea of God as a form of salvation seemed like a foreign concept, but the thought of becoming a super-man seemed obtainable or, at least, something worth striving for. BASK's highly textural works of child-like figures upon layered, urban backdrops with vibrant comic book iconography recall the fantastical imaginings of his youth.</p> <p>Bask’s work has appeared in countless publications in both advertising and editorial capacities. He has been shown in the Florida International Museum as well as the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, which also has his work in its permanent collection. In addition to doing work for Death Cab For Cutie, Primus, and RIDE Snowboards, he was recently commissioned for a series of canvases for the backdrop in Iron Man 3.</p> <p>For more information, visit www.1AMGallery.com. If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email maya@1AMSF.com.</p> <p> </p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:35:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show, Glenna Mills - Alameda Museum - July 6th, 2013 - July 27th, 2013 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 04:33:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Zarouhie Abdalian, Shannon Ebner, Matt Keegan, Trevor Paglen - Altman Siegel Gallery - June 6th, 2013 - August 31st, 2013 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:43:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Donald Bradford - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - June 19th, 2013 - July 26th, 2013 <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></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 – Phone</p> <p>415.495.2094 – Fax</p> <p>jennifer@asgallery.com</p> <p>www.asgallery.com</p> <p>                                                                                               </p> <p><b>Donald Bradford</b></p> <p><b><i>Love &amp; War<br /></i></b><b>June 19 – July 26, 2013<br /></b><b>Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 PM</b>                             </p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, <i>Love &amp; War,</i> featuring new paintings by Donald Bradford opening Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Growing up around the family owned wedding chapel, Donald Bradford’s paintings reference his childhood memories of love and marriage. The home where he spent much of his childhood functioned as a full chapel, set just off the kitchen, complete with pews, an organ, and stained glass windows.  The chapel was open 24 hours and couples waiting to get married often spilled over into the living and dining rooms of the house.  Bradford’s paintings are influenced by the themes of love, weddings, and marriage that dominated the landscape of his early years.  In his latest series, Bradford adds elements related to gay marriage and the controversial Proposition 8, which is soon to be decided by the Supreme Court.  His paintings of bulletin boards and love letters blend images of “traditional marriage” with the iconography of social equality.</p> <p>Born and raised in Yuma, Arizona, Donald Bradford now resides in the Bay Area.  He received a BFA from University of Arizona, and a MFA from University of California, Santa Barbara.  This is his first solo exhibition with Andrea Schwartz Gallery.</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 located at 545 – 4<sup>th</sup> 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 1 – 5. The gallery will be closed 7/4.  For further information and materials please contact Jennifer Draughon at 415-495-2090 or jennifer@asgallery.com.  Additional information may also be found on our website, www.asgallery.com. Thank you!</p> <p> </p> Fri, 24 May 2013 23:00:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Richard Shaw - Anglim Gilbert Gallery - July 10th, 2013 - August 24th, 2013 <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to present an exhibition of new ceramic sculptures by&nbsp;<strong>Richard Shaw.</strong></span></div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Please join us for the artist's reception on&nbsp;</strong></span><em style="font-size: small;"><strong>Thursday, July 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm</strong>.</em></div> <br /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition will present several new figures, stick characters cobbled together from humble objects remade in porcelain.&nbsp; The artist will also present tables with settings describing the artist's process.&nbsp; All are in a format where things are not what they appear to be, whether in their material, function or silhouette.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Shaw&nbsp;</strong>has been an integral part of the San Francisco Art scene since he began studies at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1963.&nbsp; His artworks have become key to California's&nbsp;<em>re-think</em>&nbsp;of postwar modernism bringing&nbsp;<em>trompe l'oeil</em>, humor and word play together into three dimensional imagery.&nbsp; Teachers and friends Jim Melchert and Ron Nagle helped him define his own approach to ceramic sculpture.&nbsp; Where funk artists brought together found or used ordinary objects, Shaw's own take on assemblage and construction has been to "quote' them in illusionistic reproduction from everyday life.&nbsp; Shaw's way of addressing craft and its presumed functionality has been very influential to other artists.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Shaw</strong>&nbsp;has exhibited his work for 45 years and his sculptures are in many museum collections from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Victoria &amp; Albert Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and others.</span></p> </div> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:15:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Ken Graves - Anglim Gilbert Gallery - July 10th, 2013 - August 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to present an exhibition of new collage works by&nbsp;<strong>Ken Graves.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="font-size: small;">Please join us for the artist's reception on&nbsp;</strong><strong style="font-size: small;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></strong><em style="font-size: small;"><strong>Thursday, July 11 from 5:30-7:30pm</strong>.</em></p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="font-size: small;">Grave</strong><span style="font-size: small;">'s collage works belong to a tradition of small paper compositions made from&nbsp; engraving reproductions found in journals and books.&nbsp; Like his Surrealist forebears, Graves plays with wit, the incongruous and the unexpected.&nbsp; His masterfully put-together arrangements read like narratives of light social parody and deranged psychology.&nbsp; To the delicately juxtaposed engraving and photographic constructions he adds obsessive handwork, attaching thread, tiny objects, like beads and feathers, to infuse an aspect of tactile, old-world craft. &nbsp;</span></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Graves has worked many years and taught photography at Pennsylvania State University, before returning to the Bay Area, where he studied in the 1960's.&nbsp; His collage works employ a keen sense of the unique reality a photo image communicates.&nbsp; They combine images from different decades, paying simultaneous homage to Victorian paper collages, to&nbsp;</span><em style="font-size: small;">Surrealism</em><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;and to the cultures of scientific illustration and instruction manuals.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Graves works are represented in important public collections including the New York MoMA, SFMOMA, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the George Eastman House and the National Library, Paris among others.</span></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:15:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Lulu Yee, Derek Weisberg, Shaun Roberts, Michael Linton Simpson, Mark Pavlovits, Wes Smoot, Patrick Thompson - Anno Domini - June 7th, 2013 - August 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;" color="black" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"><b>Anno Domini <i>presents...</i></b></span> <span style="color: black;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif"><i><b>Wes Smooth and the 49ers</b></i></span></span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="byline"> <div> <p align="left"><span style="color: black; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2">From the beginning of time people have tried to grasp and express the mysteries of the universe. Cultures and societies have developed traditions and stories in attempts to explain the dualities of the world. This exhibition offers insight into one of those societies, the E.O. 49: their members, practices and great legends.</span></p> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"><b>Artist's Reception:</b> Friday, June 7, 2013 from 7–11pm <a title="Exhibit Event Page" href="https://www.facebook.com/events/496147483793172/" target="_blank">RSVP</a></span><span style="color: black; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: black; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Live Music:</strong> Johanna Chase &amp; Halo Between<br /> <strong>Exhibition dates:</strong> </span><span style="color: black; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2">June 7–29 and August 1–3, 2013</span></span></p> <div class="byline"> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="color: black; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"><b>Opening Reception is part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk, June 7, 2013.</b></span></p> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: black; font-family: Trebuchet MS,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,SunSans-Regular,sans-serif; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"> </span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:10:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Sarah Cain - Anthony Meier Fine Arts - July 12th, 2013 - August 16th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Anthony Meier Fine Arts</strong> is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by artist<strong> Sarah Cain</strong>.  Exhibiting at the gallery for the third time, Cain debuts a series of works on canvas highlighting her unique blending of formal geometric principles with layered dimension and collaged materials.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The ability to merge opposing elements without diminishing their individual attributes is a cornerstone of Sarah Cain’s practice.  In ‘synchronized dreaming’ Cain places multiple imperfectly horizontal cardboard panels across the canvas surface to create a look of ramshackle hardwood flooring.  The cardboard panels are then painted into square sections and covered loosely in a mix of spattered paint, gold leaf, prisms and screws.  The step-by-step movement from layer to layer holds reign on the piece,  keeping a balance between the chaotic and the controlled.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This balance between chaotic and controlled is also seen in the duality between Sarah Cain’s work and her personal experience.  The objects embedded in Cain’s canvases are sourced from her own daily movements, directly or indirectly.  Title word associations, always extant, span from transparent to opaque. The life of the painter and the life of the painting are inherently intertwined.</span><span style="text-align: left;"> </span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:43:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Mary Macey Butler - art works downtown - July 9th, 2013 - August 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">What I love most about photography is the 'art of seeing' and being open to different ways of visualizing the world. I try to portray 'the essence' of what I am photographing. I hope you will find images here that resonate with you.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">www.marymaceybutler.com</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">- See more at: http://artworksdowntown.org/founders-lounge-current-exhibit/blog#sthash.3OyCnzaA.dpuf</span></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:09:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Mary Macey Butler - art works downtown - July 9th, 2013 - September 9th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">What I love most about photography is the art of seeing and being open to different ways of visualizing the world. I try to portray the essence of what I am photographing. I hope you will find images here that resonate with you.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:19:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - art works downtown - July 12th, 2013 - August 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">*<strong>Receptions:<br />July 12&nbsp;+&nbsp;August 9&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;5-8pm</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Art Works Downtown announces&nbsp;<em>Transitions</em>, a show of original artwork juried by&nbsp;Thom Sempere Executive Director, PhotoAlliance and Educator.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:34:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - art works downtown - July 12th, 2013 - August 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dan uses found and discarded material, neon tubes, blown glass, cast metal and paint in various arrangements. - See more at: http://artworksdowntown.org/underground-gallery-current-exhibit/blog#sthash.suk2ZkQe.dpuf</span></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:08:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Loring Doyle - art works downtown - July 12th, 2013 - August 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">I started out in a commercial art background but always kept a sketchbook and some painting for my personal enjoyment. &nbsp;My current show at the Art Works Downtown 1325 Hallway Gallery shows my influence from my sketches.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:11:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - October 20th, 2012 - August 3rd, 2014 <p style="text-align: justify;">Our bodies are moving canvases; the orna&shy;ments we wear are seen from different angles, in bright sun and evening shadows, at simple gatherings and fancy events. While jewelry often proclaims the wealth and status of its owner, each object can also tell other stories. These are stories of the cycle of life&mdash;engagements, weddings, births, deaths. Jewelry can function as a talisman, encapsulating our wishes for protection or hopes for prosperity.<br /><br />On view in gallery 11 of the Southeast Asian galleries (October 20, 2012&ndash;August 3, 2014) is a remarkable selection of jewelry from the James and Elaine Connell Collection. After donating their collection of Thai ceramics to the Asian Art Museum in 1989, the Connells began collect&shy;ing jewelry, selecting rare objects from a wide range of Southeast Asian cultures. The forty-one pieces of jewelry on display, which were recently donated to the museum, come primarily from Indonesia but also include examples from the Philippines, Malaysia, and Burma.<br /><br />Ancient Indian texts describe a region called&nbsp;<em>Suvarnadvipa&nbsp;</em>(&ldquo;Golden Island&rdquo; or &ldquo;Golden Peninsula&rdquo;), a term thought by many to des&shy;ignate the Indonesian islands, particularly Sumatra. Sumatra is rich in gold deposits that were exported throughout the archipelago. Gold has long been treasured for its luster, malleabil&shy;ity, and resistance to corrosion. In many of these island cultures, gold was associated with the sun and with the ancestral deities.<br /><br />While many of the objects on display are gold, other materials were also used for ornamentation. Bells, beads, bones, beaks&mdash;Southeast Asians made jewelry from a vast array of materials, both imported and local. Traditions of jewelry making are especially rich among the peoples of Mindanao Island and the Luzon highlands of the Philippines and a case in the display exhibits objects from these regions.<br /><br />The jewelry of neighboring regions (or even within an area) can be dramatically varied, including both strikingly bold forms and objects finely crafted with intricate detail. Certain shapes, like the omega-shape &Omega;, spread across thousands of miles and are linked to notions of female fertility. Other forms, like the huge plate-shaped gold chest ornaments called&nbsp;<em>piring mas&nbsp;</em>(gold plates), are found only in a small number of eastern Indonesian islands.<br /><br />Most of the objects on display most likely date from 1800-1900, but it is possible some are much older. Jewelry of these types is no longer made in many of these regions, although heirlooms are still kept, treasured, and worn on ceremonial occasions. As a group these objects illustrate the great diversity of techniques, materials and functions of jewelry made by some of the many distinct cultural societies of Southeast Asia.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:11:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Ala Ebtekar, Larry Sultan, Andrew Witrak, Lisa K. Blatt, Elisheva Biernoff, James Gobel, Tucker Nichols - Asian Art Museum - May 24th, 2013 - July 21st, 2013 <div style="text-align: justify;" class="summary editor_content"><span style="font-size: small;">Some of the Bay Area’s most exciting contemporary artists respond to the question: what is Asia?</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="summary editor_content"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="summary editor_content"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Asian influences are pervasive in U.S. culture, perhaps nowhere more so than in the Bay Area. But we each encounter Asia differently—some have the intimacy of lineage, while others might have little awareness. In <i>Proximities</i>, a three-part exhibition, a multiplicity of perspectives comes together at the museum, with works that stimulate dialogue around individual ideas about Asia. <i>Proximities 1: What Time Is It There?</i> (May 24–July 21) presents themes related to landscape, imagined and real. <i>Proximities 2: Knowing Me, Knowing You</i> examines Asia as seen through family and community (Oct 11–Dec 8). <i>Proximities 3: Import/Export</i> considers trade and commerce (Dec 20, 2013­–Feb 16, 2014).</span></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is curated by Glen Helfand, an independent writer, critic, curator, and educator.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition was organized by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation at the Asian Art Museum is made possible with the generous support of Graue Family Foundation and Columbia Foundation.</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:25:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - June 28th, 2013 - September 22nd, 2013 <p><em>In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection</em> will introduce 64 exceptional artworks spanning 1,100 years.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="body editor_content"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition explores the dynamic nature of art selection and display in traditional Japanese settings, where artworks are often temporarily presented in response to a special occasion or to reflect the change of seasons. <em>In the Moment</em> also considers Mr. Ellison’s active involvement in displaying art in his Japanese-style home, shedding light on his appreciation for Japan’s art and culture.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Included in the exhibition are significant works by noted artists of the Momoyama (1573–1615) and Edo (1615–1868) periods along with other important examples of religious art, lacquer, woodwork, and metalwork. Highlights include a 13th–14th century wooden sculpture of Shotoku Taishi; six-panel folding screens dating to the 17th century by Kano Sansetsu; and 18th century paintings by acclaimed masters Maruyama Okyo and Ito Jakuchu.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">"This exhibition offers a rare glimpse of an extraordinary collection," said Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum. "We aim to present it in a fresh and original way that explores traditional Japanese principles governing the relationship of art to our surroundings and social relationships."</span></div> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:58:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list