ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Berkeley Art Center - December 6th - December 6th <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1416686735127_278"><strong id="yui_3_17_2_1_1416686735127_291"><em id="yui_3_17_2_1_1416686735127_290">HERE&nbsp;</em></strong><strong id="yui_3_17_2_1_1416686735127_277">Holiday Art Sale and Open House</strong></p> <p><strong><em>HERE Part II</em></strong><strong>&nbsp;artists will be announced!<br />The Mobile Mill will be at BAC!</strong></p> <p><br /><strong>Open House Hours:&nbsp;</strong><strong>Saturday, December 6, 11-5 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /><a href="" rel="nofollow">Mobile Mill</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Workshop:</strong><strong>&nbsp;1-3 p.m.</strong><br /><strong>Free and open to the public!</strong></p> <p><br />Sip on cider, hot chocolate and sample other holiday treats as you preview works from&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">top Bay Area artists</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;HERE. Bring home one (or more) of the 250 pieces in the show for special holiday gifts, available for very affordable prices.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Part II Revealed!</strong><br />Be the first to learn which of the hundreds of outstanding artists will be selected to be a part of&nbsp;HERE, Part II. Aimee Friberg, esteemed Bay Area artist and director of CULT Exhibitions in San Francisco, will curate the works for the second portion of this exhibit, selecting from the many diverse artists and communities that make up Berkeley Art Center.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Make the Paper!</strong><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow">The Mobile Mill</a>, a &ldquo;pop-up&rdquo; traveling paper studio offering an alternative art-making space where new learners and practicing artists can collaborate.&nbsp;The Mobile Mill&nbsp;is essentially an automobile with incorporated machinery to make it possible for users to experiment in papermaking, while also learning how to repurpose paper waste. A hands-on workshop will be offered from&nbsp;1-3 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;More information of The Mobile Mill can be found<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">&nbsp;here.&nbsp;</a></p> <p><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong><em>Here: The 2014 BAC Artists Annual&nbsp;Part I&nbsp;</em></strong></a><br />Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 5-8pm&nbsp;<br />Exhibition Dates:&nbsp;November 15- December 14&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong><em>Here: The 2014 BAC Artists Annual&nbsp;Part II</em></strong></a><br />Opening Reception:&nbsp;Saturday, January 10, 5-8pm&nbsp;<br />Exhibition Dates:&nbsp;January 10-February 8, 2015</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:13:27 +0000 Ales "Bask" Hostomsky, Tes One - 1AM Gallery - December 5th - January 2nd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">1AM Gallery is pleased to present, &ldquo;<strong>Side By Side</strong>&rdquo;, showcasing Florida based artists, Bask and Tes One. This exhibition signifies much more than the arrangement of their works; it also marks a 20-year friendship founded on graffiti art, comic books and intemperate creativity. From a small crew of writers (SBS), grew unique and signature artistic styles that propelled their works around the world, inside galleries and outside of conventions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Bask</strong>&nbsp;is the moniker of one, Ales Bask Hostomsky (@knownasbask), who along with his parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Florida and began to soak up America&rsquo;s popular iconic imagery along with the sun. The artist&rsquo;s richly textural work imbue his &ldquo;anti-iconic,&rdquo; sometimes satirical worldview with an undercurrent of dark emotion. Combining his graphic skill with his trademark of multi-layered applications, Bask builds up the surface only to break down the image.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Combining traditional and non-traditional techniques, Leon &ldquo;<strong>Tes One</strong>&rdquo; Bedore (@tesone) creates works of art that contrast nature with technology, grime with grace. Allowing himself to find beauty in the mundane, he is able to juxtapose rejected landscapes with figurative illustrations, all the while identifying what is common between the conversing elements. These opposing forces coexist to create paintings that are both symbolic and metaphorical. Tes One&rsquo;s conceptual paintings are assembled from the foundation up; color and cast blanket organic substrates. Incorporating movement within his work brings his energy and message to the viewer, emotions envelope and hold focus.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information, visit If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:02:41 +0000 Vanessa MatthewsJessica Skloven - Rayko Photo Center - December 3rd - December 3rd <p>RayKo Photo Center&rsquo;s Residence Program was developed to continue our support and education of fine art photographers.&nbsp;Selected artists receive unlimited access to RayKo&rsquo;s facilities for a six-month time period, with each artist's residency culminating in an exhibition in our gallery. Past residents have included Eric William Carroll, Klea McKenna, and Meghann Riepenhoff. This fall&rsquo;s residents continue on the path less taken. Both Vanessa Marsh and Jessica Skloven have spent countless hours in our color darkrooms making chromogenic prints, a process and a skill that many have forsaken in this digital age of photography.</p> <p>Vanessa Marsh actually goes so far as to make her own negatives&hellip;painting and drawing on layers of acetate and paper and film and combining them all in the darkroom to create large nighttime landscapes inspired by an amateur interest in cosmology and physics. These dark skies with saturated celestial patterns of invented galaxies and nebula speak to our mediated experience of the night sky and nature in general. Colors, assigned to gasses and light waves that the naked eye cannot see, are presented and consumed as truth. Giant mural c-prints of these invented scenes build on Vanessa&rsquo;s interest in translating drawings and paintings into photographic form.</p> <p>Jessica Skloven is exposing 4x5 sheets of color film&hellip;but not in any traditional manner. She slips the sheets of film under the covers, under pillows, in between sheets&hellip;these images are created without the confines of a camera, without control and without the essential aspect of what makes a correct photograph &ndash; focused light. They are made sometimes over long periods of time, buried deep under layers, being exposed with tiny light from dark windows and ambient spills from careless LCD screens. In many cases, they are failures, images built up too densely to view or left for too little time without enough light to imprint them. The process is one embedded in ritual. Perhaps an exercise in anti-documenting, these are photographs as uncertain objects, records of instability in an attempt to pin down a constant.</p> <p>They are just slow light leaking onto plastic.</p> <p>Jessica&rsquo;s work centers around the material relationship between the illusions that occur in the natural world and those that are produced&mdash;both in the act of photographing and in the re-constitution of those images when they are transferred to paper. Using photographic process, she imagines the simultaneous impossibility of the abstract and the familiarity of the real, precariously combining to counter photography&rsquo;s often-presumed objectivity. The resulting c-prints are sublime and sensual, drawing the viewer into their mysteries.</p> <p>Come view these two dynamic artists&rsquo; images and question the future and the direction of photography all over again.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, 2013 Artist-in-Residence McNair Evans will be at RayKo during the reception on December 3<sup>rd</sup> signing copies of his new monograph, &ldquo;Confessions for a Son.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>About RayKo</strong></p> <p><strong>RayKo Photo Center &amp; Gallery</strong>&nbsp;is a comprehensive photographic facility, located near the Yerba Buena Arts District, with resources for anyone with a passion for photography. Established in the early 1990&rsquo;s, RayKo Photo Center has grown to become one of San Francisco&rsquo;s most beloved photography darkroom spaces; it includes traditional b&amp;w, color and alternative process labs as well as a state-of-the-art digital department, a professional rental studio, galleries, and the Photographer&rsquo;s Marketplace &ndash; a retail space promoting the work of regional artists. RayKo also has San Francisco&rsquo;s 1<sup>st&nbsp;</sup>Art*O*Mat vending machine and a vintage 1947 black &amp; white Auto-Photo Booth and a retail store that sells all types of used film cameras, from view cameras to Leicas to a build-your-own Nikon station. Everything you need to make any type of photograph!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RayKo Gallery</strong>&nbsp;serves to advance public appreciation of photography and create opportunities for regional, national and international artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers 1600 square feet of exhibition space and the Photographer&rsquo;s Marketplace, which encourages the collection of artwork by making it accessible to collectors of all levels.&nbsp;RayKo also has an artist-in-residence program to further support artists in the development of their photographic projects and ideas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RayKo Photo Center &amp; Gallery</strong></p> <p>428 Third Street</p> <p>San Francisco, CA 94107</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">415-495-3773</span>&nbsp;(ph)</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span></p> <p>Tuesday-Thursday: 10-10 pm</p> <p>Friday-Sunday: 10-8 pm</p> <p>Monday: closed</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>*RayKo is&nbsp;located in the SOMA arts district of San Francisco&nbsp;within walking distance of SFMOMA, the Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, as well as AT&amp;T Ballpark.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:25:26 +0000 Yisrael K. Feldsott - Richmond Art Center - January 10th, 2015 - March 7th, 2015 <p dir="ltr">Featuring works from the 1970s to the present that showcase the artist&rsquo;s exploration of the formal potentials of disparate materials to portray the gamut of the human experience. Feldsott's work is influenced by his time immersed in the traditions of indigenous communities in Central and South America, where he became a shaman and championed environmental issues.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:29:29 +0000 - Richmond Art Center - January 10th, 2015 - March 7th, 2015 <p dir="ltr">The Richmond Art Center has a long and rich history of inspiring students of all ages. This exhibition celebrates the unique and diverse work of the Art Center&rsquo;s faculty&mdash;a talented group of professional artist-instructors who inspire creativity in students of all ages. Featured media include ceramics, weaving, fiber arts, screen printing, painting, drawing, printmaking and more.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:27:54 +0000 - Richmond Art Center - March 7th, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p dir="ltr">This one-day art fair and gallery sale is a unique opportunity to meet The Art of Living Black artists and purchase their work. View works by sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, mixed media artists, photographers, ceramic artists and so much more.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:25:48 +0000 - Richmond Art Center - February 14th, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM <p dir="ltr">Listen to a panel of regional artists of African descent as they discuss their influences and wide-ranging artwork in the 19th annual The Art of Living Black exhibition. This exhibition features over 50 local artists and runs through February 27, 2015</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:23:33 +0000 - Richmond Art Center - February 7th, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM <p dir="ltr">Listen to a panel of regional artists of African descent as they discuss their influences and wide-ranging artwork in the 19th annual The Art of Living Black exhibition. This exhibition features over 50 local artists and runs through February 27, 2015</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:22:03 +0000 Paul Wackers, Jessica Hans - Park Life Gallery - November 21st - December 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Park Life is excited to announce the opening of&nbsp;<em>Earth Wizard</em>, an exhibit &nbsp;of&nbsp; ceramic sculptures and works on paper by&nbsp;<a href=";c=-zAr60Euif-MjMNo_ryyMjAWYD0wPAuMZR-SLE7_-mTAV0RSngiDmw==&amp;ch=-GvJoGsr-y7N8Frp1wncQQEA1oKDvoeLtrhi8gpCNl-1uGFJt0KJUg==" target="_blank">Paul Wackers</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href=";c=-zAr60Euif-MjMNo_ryyMjAWYD0wPAuMZR-SLE7_-mTAV0RSngiDmw==&amp;ch=-GvJoGsr-y7N8Frp1wncQQEA1oKDvoeLtrhi8gpCNl-1uGFJt0KJUg==" target="_blank">Jessica Hans</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Opening Reception&nbsp;Friday, Nov 21, 2014.&nbsp;6-9pm.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NY based artist Paul Wackers will be debuting a body of ceramic sculptures as well as new works on paper.&nbsp; Wackers' ceramic sculptures offer a new dimension to his work, giving life to elements found in his intimately painted compositions; potted plants, objects and personal collectables, and abstract moments. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Philadelphia based artist Jessica Hans' colorful, mishappen pots and sculptures are inspired by her love for plants, landscapes, and textiles. Her creations also reflect a shared connection with geology, minerals and deep sea life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibit is made possible with the cooperation of&nbsp;<a href=";c=-zAr60Euif-MjMNo_ryyMjAWYD0wPAuMZR-SLE7_-mTAV0RSngiDmw==&amp;ch=-GvJoGsr-y7N8Frp1wncQQEA1oKDvoeLtrhi8gpCNl-1uGFJt0KJUg==" target="_blank">Eleanor Harwood Gallery</a>&nbsp;where Paul Wackers' Solo show of new paintings opened on Nov. 8.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:41:25 +0000 John Martin, Sofia Córdova - SF Camerawork - November 21st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us this&nbsp;Friday, November 21st from 6 - 8 PM&nbsp;with photographers John Martin and Sofia Cordova as they present their respective recently published books,&nbsp;<em>In Character: Opera Portraiture</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Enciclopedia Infinita.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em>For&nbsp;<em>In Character: Opera Portraiture</em>&nbsp;<strong><a href=";c=qSm5UBgFMip7r-UwrN1i8ljXGlutvOYNYXGUMGiNOy3hbWH3TCGHvg==&amp;ch=VIAL9xZoC_8NQHUJVdGhGctCnTcMN5Lbom6FiXnqoMDtMwlUt72bBA==" shape="rect" target="_blank">John Martin</a></strong>&nbsp;took portraits of opera singers and musicians during intermissions and moments of time before and after performances. These portraits are stage-like moments, in which the photographer's subjects are in full make-up and costume, charged with the adrenaline and emotion of their experience on-stage and in character. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="text-align: left;"><a href=";c=qSm5UBgFMip7r-UwrN1i8ljXGlutvOYNYXGUMGiNOy3hbWH3TCGHvg==&amp;ch=VIAL9xZoC_8NQHUJVdGhGctCnTcMN5Lbom6FiXnqoMDtMwlUt72bBA==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Sofia Cordova</a></strong><span style="text-align: left;">'s book&nbsp;</span><em style="text-align: left;">Enciclopedia Infinita</em><span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;grew out of the artist's affection for documentary photography. Cordova states, "Conceptually borrowing from the likes of August Sander and Douglas Huebler, this project aims for the categorically impossible: to be an encyclopedic catalog of 'everything.' Its finite scope will be limited by the number of images that I can generate in my lifetime."</span></p> </div> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:32:45 +0000 Robert Zhao Renhui - Kadist Art Foundation - November 19th - January 10th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Resulting from his three-month residency at Kadist Art Foundation, <em>Flies Prefer Yellow </em>is the North American debut exhibition of Singapore-based artist, Robert Zhao Renhui (b. 1983). Featuring installation and photographic works, the exhibition explores boundaries, systems, neuroses, and control through the artist&rsquo;s encounters with one of the most inconspicuous insect species on earth&ndash;flies. Despite their ubiquity and adaptability (more than 145,000 species exist), flies remain nearly invisible to many humans. This dismissive outlook is attributed less to visual perception, and more to a psychological predisposition towards the insect&rsquo;s lack of purpose&mdash;a manufactured negligence that determines what we see and what we do not. Rendering the unseen visible, and the ignored critical, this multidisciplinary exhibition amplifies the intersections of insect and human, natural and urbanized environments, and entomology and art practice.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During his residency, Zhao made multiple visits to the Sacramento insect lab of Dr. Martin Hauser, Senior Insect Biosystematist at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (and longtime acquaintance of the artist&rsquo;s). Inspired by Hauser&rsquo;s scientific impulse towards exhaustive taxonomy, Zhao began observing and cataloguing insects. Ranging from beetletracking within the urban core of San Francisco, to collecting the various insect carcasses from his windshield during road trips, the artist began accumulating observations about the indigenous insects, and in particular, the flies he encountered. In addition to the flies themselves, Zhao&rsquo;s curiosity extends to the various traps and methods humans use to rid themselves of the pests. The exhibition&rsquo;s title, <em>Flies Prefer Yellow</em>, on the one hand refers to the artist&rsquo;s affectionate imagination through its anthropopathic tone, implying a desire to be friendly with the insects. On the other hand, the preference is actually a statistical observation as most commercial flytraps are produced in the color yellow. Through the lens of flies, the exhibition invites critical reflection on human&rsquo;s paradoxical relationships with animals and our organic world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through this collision with art, the insect world, long suppressed and diminished by the congestion and monumentality of urban life, is revealed in the full glory of its contradictions: the fly is both friend and foe, beautiful and repellant, known, yet never fully described. Through languages of humor, repetition, contradiction and juxtaposition, Zhao&rsquo;s practice negotiates the process of image making and the proximity of vision that continue to blur lines between objective documentation and fictional narrative.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the evening of the opening reception, November 19 6-9pm, Dr. Martin Hauser will join Zhao and Xiaoyu Weng in conversation within a pop-up laboratory of his scientific materials and specimens. Monica Martinez, of <em>Don Bugito</em>, will serve edible insect appetizers alongside a special insect cocktail by Helena Keeffe.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ABOUT THE ARTIST:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Robert Zhao Renhui (b. 1983, Singapore) investigates the relationship between man and nature, evaluating humans relationship with their environment, and revealing a delicate balance between the two. He often portrays nature as an unpredictable and mysterious force and works to illustrate the innate curiosity humans have about their own environment. Working primarily with photography, the artist adopts a multidisciplinary approach by presenting images and videos together with documents and objects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zhao closely tied much of his work to a fictitious research organization called the Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ). ICZ aims to develop a critical approach to the zoological gaze, i.e., how people view animals. Since 2009, Zhao has also been affiliated with The Land Archive (TLA), an organization revealing man&rsquo;s impact on his natural environment from an artist&rsquo;s perspective, focusing on the history and changes of the landscape of Singapore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zhao received his Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Camberwell College of Arts in London. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Photography from London College of Communication. Robert Zhao has exhibited his work both locally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Recent work was included in exhibitions at the International Festival of Photography at Mineiro Museum (Brazil, 2014) the Singapore Biennale (2013), the Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (2013), Format Festival (Derby, UK, 2013), Lianzhou International Photo Festival (China, 2013), GoEun Museum of Photography (Busan, Korea, 2013), Zabludowicz Collection (London, 2012), Shanghart (Shanghai, 2012), and PPOW (New York, 2012).&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:40:30 +0000 Group Show - Southern Exposure - December 11th - January 10th, 2015 <p>The Fall 2014 Youth Advisory Board artists work to answer the question: What role does memory play in the construction of identity? The youth artists approach both memory and identity as malleable and ever changing. They will not only recall the past, but also intervene and then alter it. Sculptural works and tableau photography capture and recollect personal narratives in an interdisciplinary exhibition that highlights both process and product.</p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:49:09 +0000