ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - 111 Minna Gallery - September 6th, 2013 - September 27th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Beginning September 1st, 2013, 111 Minna Gallery will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary with our dear friends at Last Gasp and ALL of our friends here in our beloved city of San Francisco, the entire Bay Area, across the nation and over seas. In 1993, 111 Minna Gallery took root in SOMA, a district that has now become home to a multitude of galleries. Over the last twenty years, we&rsquo;ve grown and molded with the changing tides of this neighborhood to become a well-deserved household name.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Due to the vast number of people who influenced and supported 111 Minna throughout the past twenty years, we have many to thank and can only hope to celebrate with as many of our friends and patrons as possible this September.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As art is our lifeline at 111 Minna Gallery, we&rsquo;ve constructed a stellar group exhibition comprised of only the finest artists and those whose profound effect built our foundation in the art community. We aim to represent the many styles that form our artistic backbone.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:25:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Nathan Tan aka "Nate1" - 1AM Gallery - August 23rd, 2013 - September 21st, 2013 <p>The Bay Area&rsquo;s favorite Hip Hop inspired clothing line for kids and babies, New Skool, will be featuring a pop up shop in San Francisco at 1AM Gallery entitled &lsquo;Cool Like Dat&rsquo;, on August 23 - September 21, 2013.</p> <p>&lsquo;Cool Like Dat&rsquo; is the latest New Skool collection of music inspired graphics using mixers, beat machine&rsquo;s, turntables, microphones, and the iconic headphone the brand is known for. The collection will also feature the children of some of your favorite DJ&rsquo;s, producers, and Hip Hop community figures; including DJ Mr. E, Weyland Southon (Hard Knock Radio/Father Figures), DJ Zita and DJ Dmadness, producer Keelay, and Steve Salta (drummer, My Peoples)</p> <p>In addition to apparel, artwork by New Skool founder Nathan Tan, also known as graffiti artist and educator Nate1, will be available to purchase.</p> <p>Opening night of the pop up shop is Friday, August 23, 2013, from 5:30p-8:30p. The following day, a family friendly reception will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 12:30-2:30pm, with painting activities for kids of all ages.</p> <p>For more information, email maya@1AMSF.com.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:35:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite - July 13th, 2013 - September 29th, 2013 <p><strong>A new leaf gallery | sculpturesite</strong> is pleased to announce the exhibition "<strong>BLACK, WHITE, RED - A Sculpture Show</strong>," on display from Jul. 13 - Sept. 29, 2013. An opening reception will take place at the gallery on Saturday, July 13 from 2-4pm.</p> <p> </p> <p>Removing chroma from artworks yields a black, white and gray palette. Removing gray offers a study in intense contrast. So what happens when one strong color, Red, is added back into the Black and White mix? "Gathering works by 14 artists from as far as Romania to create a cohesive sculpture show based entirely on color (or absence of color) was a fascinating challenge!" says Brigitte Micmacker, gallerist and curator. "In this exhibition, my purpose is to add the pop of red to the high contrast of black and white. Contrast is still absolute, but chroma is back."</p> <p> </p> <p>The resulting exhibition features work in various materials, subject matters, and prices in Black, White, Red or any combination. We are delighted to have <strong>Bella Feldman</strong> rejoin us with this show, and to introduce four new artists:<strong> Harem6</strong>, comprised of Romanian pair<strong> Ildiko Muresan</strong> and<strong> Flavia Marele</strong>, presents a series of wall-hung works in a unique hybrid of drawing and sculpture; North Carolina's <strong>Mellie Lonnemann</strong> shows figurative ceramic work; and Bay Area artist<strong> Carol Koffel</strong> will create a site-specific installation by balancing delicate white porcelain catchments on an architectural structure of red masonry line. Also, internationally recognized glass artist<strong> Mary Shaffer</strong> shows a group of "Tools" in steel and glass; <strong>Deanne Sabeck</strong> brings her dichroic glass to life with light; Feldman and<strong> JP Long</strong> offer works in blackened steel and white glass; <strong>Michelle Knox</strong> debuts two polished glass columns; <strong>Gordon Halloran</strong> uses bold patterns from his ice paintings in a mixed media work; <strong>Jorge Blanco</strong> has a new painted aluminum figure; <strong>Steven Maslach</strong> cast three new glass pieces; <strong>Jane Burton</strong> created a new ceramic figure, and <strong>Emma Luna</strong> shows her award-winning "Tall Stack" in porcelain.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:06:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Sanya Kantarovsky - Altman Siegel Gallery - September 12th, 2013 - November 2nd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span style="font-size: small;">That generation's dream, aviled&nbsp;</span></em><br /><em><span style="font-size: small;">In the mud, in Monday's dirty light</span></em><br /><em><span style="font-size: small;">- Wallace Stevens,&nbsp;</span></em><br /><br /><em><span style="font-size: small;">The Man with the Blue Guitar 1936&nbsp;</span></em><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Here is the rise, the fall, the labor, the leisure. The stage for all this is the cramped rectangle whose perimeter keeps us from getting carried away.&nbsp; Our protagonist is specific, although his identity is open to speculation. In some cases he's aging and alive and in others young and dead, a porcelain tchotchke on a pedestal.&nbsp; He is a man uncomfortably suspended in an antagonistic relationship between his hungry body and his socialized personality, his nightly freedom and daily ennui.&nbsp; We encounter him in a dirty, mundane, quotidian light.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Much like our protagonist's lonesome conflict, the task of pushing paint around in the studio is a hermitic activity rife with self-scrutiny and painterly indulgences.&nbsp; The latter, in all their periodized effete glory, perform eloquent descriptions of our affected protagonist. The resulting pictures are tethered to both the private artist and the collective audience, dimming the distinction between mannerism and sincerity.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The structure of the show takes on the logic of a television series, a concept rap album or a biopic. Our protagonist is marooned in his habitat, compressed within the murky surfaces of paintings, four of which hang like a sequence of torn out pages. We follow him as he weaves in and out of consciousness, abstraction, alone-ness, self-awareness, lethargy and anxiety. Some scenarios skirt suicidal moments or purported sexual failure, while others leave us in the dark. Two smaller paintings with mirrored compositions hang in a t&ecirc;te-&agrave;-t&ecirc;te on a separate wall. White rectangles housing seated figures float on top of ornamental backdrops that depict archetypes of nature and industry. The subjective interior is measured against the mannered exterior, while the withdrawn protagonist is permanently situated somewhere between solitude and companionship. In a separate room, a porcelain bust of the young protagonist brings to mind death masks and Soviet - era porcelain figurines. A few framed watercolors hang nearby, suggesting airy youthful memories.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sour fruit, beards, pockmarked buildings, cobalt birds, empty windows and television antennae are all recent additions to the artist's palette of motifs. The haptic mixes with the gustatory, the celestial with the soiled, the saturated with the anemic. On these soupy terms, our vivid protagonist forfeits from a stalemate between the artist, his work, and its audience, leaving nothing behind but a trail of paint.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sanya Kantarovsky lives and works in New York. He received his Masters in Fine Arts from UCLA in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include&nbsp;Gesellschaft f&uuml;r Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Marc Foxx, LA, and Tanya Leighton, Berlin. Kantarovsky's work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Studio Voltaire, London, Office Baroque, Brussels, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Bortolami, New York and Wallspace, New York, among others.</span></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:55:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Danae Anderson - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - September 11th, 2013 - October 11th, 2013 <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></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 &ndash; Phone</p> <p>415.495.2094 &ndash; Fax</p> <p>jennifer@asgallery.com</p> <p>www.asgallery.com</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dan&auml;e Anderson</strong></p> <p><em>the conversation</em></p> <p><strong>September 11 &ndash; October 11, 2013</strong></p> <p><strong>Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 PM</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;The relationship with the &lsquo;canvas&rsquo; is intense and instinctive, accessing and allowing marks that arise through the uncensored conscious&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --Dan&auml;e Anderson</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, <em>the conversation,</em> featuring new paintings by Dan&auml;e Anderson opening Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Influenced by the objects of indigenous culture and trained as an improvisational dancer, Anderson believes that music, movement, and art are one.&nbsp; Her compositions arise from the physicality of intuition and observation. She combines elements of language, objects, and memory into her paintings to create a visual narrative that documents the human experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dan&auml;e Anderson earned a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1978 and a MFA in 1998 from San Jose State University. Anderson has received a Pollack - Krasner Foundation Grant, and was awarded a fellowship from the Westerns Arts Foundation. Her work is included in many collections including the Nevada Museum of Art.</p> <p>&nbsp;</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 &ndash; 4<sup>th</sup> Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country.&nbsp; ASG is a member of SFADA.&nbsp; Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturdays by appointment. The gallery will be closed 9/14.&nbsp; For further information and materials please contact Jennifer Draughon at 415-495-2090 or jennifer@asgallery.com.&nbsp; Additional information may also be found on our website, www.asgallery.com. Thank you!</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:28:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Isaac Cordal - Anno Domini - September 6th, 2013 - October 26th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;"><span style="color: black; font-family: Times New Roman,Georgia,Times;"><strong>Anno Domini <em>presents...</em></strong></span> <span style="color: black; font-family: Trebuchet MS,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,SunSans-Regular,sans-serif;"><em><strong>Cement Eclipses</strong></em><br />Solo Exhibition of installation street artist<br /> Isaac Cordal (Spain)</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;">With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street. <em>Cement Eclipses</em> is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being.</span></p> <div class="byline"> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;">Men and women are suspended and isolated in a motion or pose that can take on multiple meanings. The sympathetic figures are easy to relate to and to laugh with. They present fragments in which the nature, still present, maintains encouraging symptoms of survival. The precariousness of these anonymous statuettes, at the height of the sole of the passers, represents the nomadic remainders of an imperfect construction of our society. These small sculptures contemplate the demolition and reconstruction of everything around us. They catch the attention of the absurdity of our existence.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;">Isaac Cordal is sympathetic toward his little people and you can empathize with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and even their more tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals. The sculptures can be found in gutters, on top of buildings, on top of bus shelters; in many unusual and unlikely places in Barcelona (Spain), Nantes (France), Brussels (Belgium), Berlin (Germany), London (UK), Vienna (Austria), Zagreb (Croatia) and now, San Jose (US). Isaac Cordal was born in Pontevedra (Galicia, Spain) and currently lives in Brussels (Belgium.) </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;"><em>Cement Eclipses</em> Anno Domini is Cordal&rsquo;s debut solo exhibition in the United States.</span></p> </div> </div> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:29:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Caragh Thuring - Anthony Meier Fine Arts - September 13th, 2013 - October 18th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Caragh Thuring.&nbsp; In her inaugural exhibition at the gallery, Thuring exhibits a body of work that ties together ideas and motifs previously referenced in her work.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Thuring invites a sense of wonder, presenting several compositions rife with incongruities of scale and dimension. Meanwhile, other paintings present tangible objects &ndash; a window balcony, an ornately fastened rope &ndash; whose properties are fully bound in realism and physics.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Drawing from her own experience, Thuring takes inspiration from a range of source material, including her own photographs, books, travels, memories, and her knowledge of art history.&nbsp;<em>Galarus</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>San Petronio,&nbsp;</em>for example, depict the marquetry of a choir stall in Bologna, while&nbsp;<em>Pool Palm</em>recollects surfacing from a swimming pool to encounter a looming palm tree. In both cases the general scale is shifted and obscured in an otherwise realistic presentation.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Characteristic in her use of unprimed linen, Thuring&rsquo;s paintings feature figures and elements amidst an open background; layered paint and unpopulated linen create a depth of field that leaves much to the imagination. A figure constructed of bricks lounges in the corner of one canvas, while outlined half-figures direct another scene.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tying these together are several themes repeated throughout: pyramids, window panes, brick constructions &ndash; each presented in an imaginative arrangement.</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Caragh Thuring was born in Brussels in 1972. She lives and works in London. Her work is included in many public and private collections, among them the Tate, the Zabludowicz Collection, and the Saatchi Collection.</span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:04:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Eddie Colla, D Young V - art works downtown - August 30th, 2013 - October 11th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Art Works Downtown presents&nbsp;<em>Memento Mori</em>, a street art-based installation featuring two unique Bay Area artists --&nbsp;Eddie Colla and D Young V.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The show opens Friday, August 30, 2013 and runs through Friday, October 11, 2013 in the Art Works Downtown main gallery located at 1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA, 94901. An opening reception will be held on September 13, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. A closing reception will be held on October 11, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Art Works Downtown is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Memento Mori</em>, a Latin term for 'remember death', is an artistic symbol for remembering the inevitability of death, and is a continuing theme throughout Eddie Colla's and D Young V's work. The artists' installations depict the end of the world juxtapose the rising up of a new world from ashes, and a future reduced to the tasks of survival and memory.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Included in this exhibit are the individual artists' drawings and mixed media works on found objects. The gallery will also showcase a number of collaborative pieces designed specially for Art Works Downtown. These installations representyears of artistic collaboration, both on the street and in galleries, where their mutual styles, ideas, influences, and perceptions become clearly evident. Due to the artists curating their own show, it is difficult to know exactly what is in store however, past collaborations have ranged from elaborate large-scale installations and one-of-a-kind murals, to a hand-painted 1968 El Camino.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>D Young V:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;D Young V has been a resident of San Francisco for the last decade. After receiving his MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2006, he has been pursuing his art in every way possible. D Young V's work ranges from massive gallery installations to murals seen throughout San Francisco, to literally hundreds of pieces he's pasted on streets all around the world. All of his work comes from an imagined post-apocalyptic narrative that deals with issues ranging from culture, military, martyrdom and technology. Many of his influences come from science fiction film, punk sub-culture, everyday living and urban art. Like many&nbsp;science-fiction narratives, his imagined world reflects the reality we live in. His every artistic effort tries to illustrate this world as accurately as possible, while leaving enough up to viewers to make their own interpretations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Eddie Colla:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"There is a visual conversation that takes place on the streets of urban environments. This conversation is dominated primarily by advertising and utilitarian signage and assumes passive participation. Whether invited or not I am going to participate in this conversation. Public spaces were never intended to be coated from top to bottom with photos of consumer products. These spaces should, in some manner, reflect the culture that thrives in that space" Eddie Colla, visual artist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"Some people view what I do as vandalism. I assume that their objection is that I alter the landscape without permission. Advertising perpetually alters our environment without the permission of its inhabitants. The only difference is that advertisers pay for the privilege to do so and I don&rsquo;t. So if you&rsquo;re going to call me anything, it is more accurate to call me a thief," said Colla.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Colla attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the California College of Arts with a BFA in photography/interdisciplinary fine arts in 1991. He began his artistic career as a photographer, working first for the&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;and later countless magazines, record labels and advertising agencies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:22:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jenny Hynes, Dan Homer - art works downtown - September 13th, 2013 - October 5th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The collaborative installation by Jenny Hynes and Dan Homer investigates the unstable nature of shared histories in the context of a fractured upbringing, which culminated in the death of Jenny's and Dan&rsquo;s mother. Jenny Hynes works on silk because of the ethereal quality relating to the delicate nature of existence. Dan Homer transforms everyday objects like old windows and jugs into sculpture, using collage techniques to question and explore the vaguely mythic quality of memory and possibility. In addition a collaborative video will play, exploring similar themes. The pieces in the collaborative installation are conversational in nature, incorporating and reconciling the multiple life trajectories of siblings Jenny Hynes and Dan Homer in the context of their shared past.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:05:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Stephanie Jucker - art works downtown - September 13th, 2013 - October 5th, 2013 <p>Artwork by <strong>Stephanie Jucker</strong> featuring a project by the Fortnight Collective.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:07:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Aurthur Comings, Gregg Jabs, Stuart Wagner - art works downtown - September 13th, 2013 - November 15th, 2013 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:52:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - October 20th, 2012 - August 3rd <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 - 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 UrumaDelvi - Asian Art Museum - June 29th, 2013 - September 22nd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Artwork from the Asian Art Museum’s Japanese collection and special exhibition <a target="_blank" href="http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/279491-in-the-moment-japanese-art-from-the-larry-ellison-collection"><i>In the Moment </i></a>inspired animation art duo UrumaDelvi to create <i>Wonder Disk 2013</i>, an interactive digital light installation to experience art.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">See UrumaDelvi in action in their <a target="_blank" href="http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/279500-animation-studio">Animation Studio</a>, July 20. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">UrumaDelvi draw upon traditional art and Japanese culture to interpret the ephemeral nature of artistic experience. UrumaDelvi is widely known for their collaboration with songwriters David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto to create <i>Psychedelic Afternoon</i>, a music animation commemorating the second anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.</span></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:00:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - August 1st, 2013 - September 22nd, 2013 <p>Tomo Saito worked with 200 students from Japan to create this photo installation, <em>Things in Between</em>. Using Polaroid cameras, Saito taught students to photograph their experience at the Asian Art Museum and use these photographs to re-curate the museum from their view. Inspired by <em>kizuna</em>, he asked students to consider themes of identity and communication as they made a map of connections. From this installation, Saito reflects on the challenges of representing "Asia" from a single perspective.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:00:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - August 1st, 2013 - September 22nd, 2013 <p>Artwork from the Asian Art Museum&rsquo;s Japanese collection and special exhibition <em>In the Moment </em>inspired animation art duo UrumaDelvi to create <em>Wonder Disk 2013</em>, an interactive digital light installation.UrumaDelvi draw upon traditional art and Japanese culture to interpret the nature of artistic experience. UrumaDelvi is known for their collaboration with David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto to create <em>Psychedelic Afternoon</em>, an animation commemorating the second anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:03:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list