ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 a.o., Peter Braunholz - SF Camerawork - November 15th - November 19th Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:23:50 +0000 Eric Zammitt - Scott Richards Contemporary Art - October 6th - October 29th <p>Los Angeles artist <strong>ERIC ZAMMITT</strong> exhibits luminous acrylic wall-mounted and freestanding sculptures at Scott Richards Contemporary Art in San Francisco during the month of October. A cocktail reception for the artist will be held on <strong>Thursday, October 6, 5:30 &ndash; 7:30 pm</strong>. The exhibition continues through <strong>October 29.</strong></p> <p>The ethereal becomes tangible in Eric Zammitt&rsquo;s elegant geometric mosaics.&nbsp; Smooth as glass, the seamless surfaces are a mesmerizing array of pulsating colors, which shift and shimmer as the light and vantage point changes. The optical abstractions are made of thousands of solid bits of richly colored acrylic plastic, which are formed into cohesive panels through an intensive process of construction, division, and reconstruction. The rhythmic color combinations appear to vibrate with energy, recalling the sequential patterns found in oscillating sound and light waves, carpet weaving and biological structures. &nbsp;The outer edges can be rectangular or evocatively shaped; this exhibition will include circular and wheel-shaped pieces for the first time, with kaleidoscope color and pattern.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;I work from a place of curiosity about something that is mysterious and unknown to me,&rdquo; says the artist. &ldquo;I set up a process in which complex color and pattern can arise, or &lsquo;happen&rsquo;.&rdquo; In contrast to his intuitive approach to the arrangement of the elements, Zammitt&rsquo;s method is meticulously crafted and labor-intensive. It involves stacking and adhering layers of different colored sheets of plastic, which are then sliced into thin strips and fused back together in rhythmically contrasting tones.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wet sanding and polishing the surfaces to a high finish completes the process. The end result of this rigorous activity is a meditative and even spiritual sensation in the finished works.</p> <p>In the words of critic Jon Carver (<em>Art Ltd.,</em> Mar-Apr 2013), &ldquo;Zammitt is good&hellip; The flawless, high-polish surfaces turn the rectangles into perfect, incredibly intricate, wafer-thin mirages of light and color through seamlessly subtle, yet potent, chromatic interactions.&rdquo; </p> <p>Eric Zammitt was born in Los Angeles in 1960. He studied art at Pasadena City College and California State University in Los Angeles, going on to travel through Asia to expand his artistic influences. Since then, Zammitt's work has been widely exhibited in the United States, as well as in Korea and Japan, and is included in important public and private collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was recently commissioned to create a four-story permanent window installation as part of the Adams &amp; Central Mixed Use Development in Los Angeles. Zammitt's work has also been featured in publications such as&nbsp;<em>Art Ltd.</em>, the&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles Times</em>,&nbsp;<em>LA Weekly </em>and&nbsp;<em>Artscene</em>.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:45:38 +0000 Group Show - Rayko Photo Center - June 15th - July 26th <p>RayKo Summer Show featuring works by Carlos Arrieta, Mary Celojko, Cornelius Driscoll, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Andrew Gold</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sandrine Hermand-Grisel</a>, Ann Jastrab, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Audrey Jones,</a> Kelly Rose Keltos, Nicholas Kunz, Christie Malvin,&nbsp;Arturo Oliva Pedroza, and Barry Umstead.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:43:56 +0000 - SOMArts Cultural Center - October 7th - November 5th <p class="p1"><strong>A Promise Not to Forget: D&iacute;a de los Muertos 2016 Exhibition</strong></p> <p class="p1">Now in its 17th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers one of the most internationally diverse D&iacute;a de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, the exhibition presents a superabundant array of perspectives remembering, honoring, and celebrating the dead. Inspired by cherished relationships, current events, and personal and collective histories, more than 25 altars by over 50 participating D&iacute;a de los Muertos artists build a dense environment of creativity that creates space for meaningful reflection and community engagement.</p> <p class="p1">Chosen by father and son curators Ren&eacute; &amp; Rio Ya&ntilde;ez, this year&rsquo;s theme,&nbsp;A Promise Not to Forget&nbsp;is a call to remember our ancestors and honor especially those whose lives have been unnecessarily lost due to violence.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The exhibition unveiling,&nbsp;Friday, October 7,&nbsp;6&ndash;9pm, $12&ndash;15 sliding scale admission, features music by Puerto Rican funk, rock and reggae band Manicato, comedy and spoken word by Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and other special guests.&nbsp;Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:38:03 +0000 Geoffrey Farmer - San Francisco Art Institute - October 4th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Vancouver-based artist Geoffrey Farmer&rsquo;s elaborately layered installations have taken inspiration from sources as various as Life magazine, Walt Whitman, and Frank Zappa. Returning to SFAI for the first time since attending in the early 1990s, Farmer is currently preparing to represent Canada in the 2017 Venice Biennale. Farmer's recent tour de force Leaves of Grass (2012), a major installation which assembled a monumental (124-foot-long) historical menagerie of clippings from vintage Life magazines, earned significant acclaim at dOCUMENTA (13).</p> <p>Recent solo exhibitions include The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2016); How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth, Vancouver Art Gallery (2015); Let&rsquo;s Make the Water Turn Black, P&eacute;rez Art Museum Miami (2014); Hamburg Kunstverein (2014); Migros Museum f&uuml;r Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2013); Nottingham Contemporary (2013); Every day needs an urgent whistle blown into it, Art Gallery of Ontario (2014); The Grass and Banana go for a walk, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2014); Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples (2013) and The Surgeon and the Photographer, Barbican Centre, London (2013). He has also had solo exhibitions at REDCAT, Los Angeles (2011); Walter Philips Gallery, Banff (2010); Mus&eacute;e d'art contemporain de Montr&eacute;al and Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008); The Drawing Room, London, UK (2007) and the Power Plant, Toronto (2005).</p> <p>Recent group exhibitions include Objects do things, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2016); A Brief History of the Future, The Louvre, Paris (2015); Luminato Festival, Toronto (2015); Steirischer Herbst Festival of New Art, Graz, Austria (2015); Shine a Light, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2014); Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2013); Triennale der Kleinplastik, Stadt Fellbach, Germany (2013); dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); Stage Presence, SFMOMA, San Francisco (2012); The Garden of Forking Paths, Migros Museum f&uuml;r Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2011) and the Istanbul Biennial (2011).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:46:36 +0000 - Oakland Museum of California - October 16th 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM <p>Join us as OMCA comes alive for the 22nd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar at our mercado. Enjoy performances ranging from contemporary popular music to folkloric dance to mariachi. Join in a procession to open the celebration led by Aztec dancers and Days of the Dead committee members. View community-created altars throughout the OMCA Gardens paying homage to loved ones lost. Enjoy live performances featuring Gabriela Sepulveda, Mariachi Tapatio, Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro de San Lorenzo, and Bang Data at the 10th Street Amphitheater and the Main Stage at the OMCA Garden. A selection of festive food highlighting the Bay Area's diversity of cuisines will be available for purchase from Off the Grid food trucks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:28:36 +0000 - Oakland Museum of California - November 4th 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Nov. 4 from 3 to 9 pm; Nov. 5 from 10 am - 4 pm</p> <p>OMCA will host the third annual Indian Market at Oakland Museum of California on Friday, November 4 from 3 to 9 pm and Saturday, November 5 from 10 am to 4 pm. One of the only Indian markets of its kind in California, the event features more than 20 local artists and artisans, including items such as traditional hand-woven baskets, ceramic housewares, jewelry, apparel, and more. Presented in partnership with News from Native California, the Market is an opportunity to purchase authentic California Indian products directly from the makers. Kicking off in tandem with Friday Nights @ OMCA on November 4, visitors and shoppers are invited to peruse works and meet the artists from the California Indian community. <br /><br />Vendors include: <br />* Jennifer Bates of the Central Sierra Northern Miwok tribe (basketry)<br />* Marcia Christoff of the Pomo and Wailaki tribes (California native jewelry and regalia)<br />* Gill Velasquez and Terri Dow of the Chumash tribe (basketry, beaded jewelry, flutes, Scrimshaw)<br />* Kimberly Stevenot from the Northern Sierra Miwok tribe (traditional cultural arts, jewelry, baskets)<br />* Neal Martinez of the Paiute and Dine tribes (native jewelry)<br />* Ted Mantzouranis Jr. of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk tribe (jewelry)<br />* Joyce Norrell from the Karuk tribe (ceramics)<br />* Ty Day of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk tribe (bows and arrows)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:11:23 +0000 - de Young Museum - September 30th 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 />Join us on Friday, September 30th, for the 6th Annual Tiara Sensation Pageant, where contestants show their artistic talents to woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation of San Francisco.<br /><br />Join us for:<br /><br />&bull; Conversation with 'Paulson Bott Press: Celebrating Twenty Years' artists Hung Liu and Christopher Brown in Koret Auditorium at 7:15 pm&nbsp;<br />&bull; 6th Annual Tiara Sensation Pageant by SOME THING&nbsp;<br />&bull; Mixed-media art-making stations<br />&bull; James Turrell's Three Gems in&nbsp;the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time&mdash;at sunset! Open 5&ndash;8:45 pm<br />&bull; &lsquo;mix-tape&rsquo; artist-in-residence reception for 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, 27 Sep 2016 16:26:44 +0000 - Oakland Museum of California - December 22nd - April 2nd, 2017 <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-body"> <div class="pane-content"> <div class="section field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: justify;">A fashion staple and cultural icon, sneakers are worn by millions of people and seem to transcend generations and socioeconomic status. Explore the significance, complex design history, and evolution of these shoes in <em>Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, </em>the first exhibition of its kind in the United States, opening at the Oakland Museum of California in December 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">View more than 160 iconic sneakers from the 19th century to the present, including rare collectibles from the archives of brand-name manufacturers such as Adidas, Nike, Puma, and Reebok, and selections from renowned sneaker collectors&mdash;affectionately known as &ldquo;sneakerheads&rdquo;&mdash;including hip-hop group Run DMC, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia, and Dee Wells of <em>Obsessive Sneaker Disorder</em>. Reflect on how sneakers represent identity and sports fashion, and share your thoughts on what it means to be &ldquo;Town-fitted&rdquo; Oakland-style. Experience film footage, photographs, design drawings, and interactive media showcasing the history, technical advancements, and fashion trends that have played a role in the sneaker&rsquo;s evolution.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Learn more about&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture</em></a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture<em> is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum. &nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The OMCA presentation is organized by Evelyn Orantes, OMCA Curator of Public Practice.</em></p> <p><a href="http://WWW.AFAWEB.ORG"><em><img style="width: 298px; height: 65px;" src="" alt="" /></em></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:19:01 +0000 - Oakland Museum of California - October 8th - February 12th, 2017 <p style="text-align: justify;">Social movement, political party, cultural influencer, government target, and Oakland-born&mdash;there are many ways to feel about the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, founded in October 1966. As the Black Panther Party celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, visit the exhibition <em>All Power to the People</em> for a contemporary view on the legacy of this visionary group, told from multiple perspectives. Rare historical artifacts, first person accounts, and new contemporary art show how the Party continues to inspire culture, activism, and community empowerment on local, national, and international levels. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gain insights from former Black Panthers, artists, scholars, and community members about the Party&mdash;and how it continues to impact our lives and give meaning to the places around us. Examine a sweeping array of artifacts from OMCA&rsquo;s collection and former Party members, along with never before seen photographs highlighting the everyday experiences and moments within the Party&rsquo;s history. Uncover little-known aspects of this innovative group&rsquo;s past in sections focusing on unheralded members of the movement such as women and rank and file, the Panthers&rsquo; revolutionary social programs, and how secret government programs led to the Party&rsquo;s demise and influenced how it is remembered today. Throughout, consider why the Panthers remain controversial to some and inspirational to many, and how their political agenda continues to resonate with the social justice efforts today.</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:15:59 +0000 - Oakland Museum of California - June 17th - October 30th <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-body"> <div class="pane-content"> <div class="section field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>"This installation is the perfect opportunity to explore the many different ways in which Oaklanders take pride in this city and legendary team<em>.&rdquo;&nbsp;</em></em>&mdash;Associate Curator, Contemporary History and Trends Suzanne Fischer</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"> <p>Relive all the energy and excitement. Celebrate the Golden State Warriors&rsquo; 2015 NBA Championship and 2015-16 record-breaking season with 73 wins in <em>Warriors Pride, Oakland Pride</em>, a new installation in the Gallery of California History. Get up close with authentic 2015 championship memorabilia and items worn by individual players. View a 2015 Championship Ring, a jersey signed by the entire 2015 Championship team, a signed basketball by this year&rsquo;s incredible 73-9 team, and sneakers worn by players Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, and Festus Ezeli. Send a message to your favorite Warrior and engage in conversation with the team on social media. Snap a selfie with large-scale images of Warriors players and celebratory snapshots from the 2015 championship parade. Embrace a momentous time for Dubs fans and Oakland and show Strength in Numbers as you share your own memories and hopes for the history-making hometown team.</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">#MuseumofDubs</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:13:46 +0000 Alex Frantz Ghassan, Fantastic Negrito, Julie Plasencia, Michael Wertz, Querido Galdo, Angie Wilson - Oakland Museum of California - July 23rd - October 30th <div id="moz-reader-content" class="line-height4" style="display: block;" dir="ltr"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>"This exhibition is a microcosm of the conversation about gentrification that&rsquo;s going on in Oakland and the Bay Area&hellip; It amplifies those voices through art and provides another way to enter this complex conversation.&rdquo;&nbsp;</em>&mdash;Artist Chris Treggiari</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What does home mean to you? For people in West Oakland, and all over this city, the answers to this question are extraordinarily diverse, richly complex, and surprisingly simple. <em>Oakland, I want you to know&hellip; </em>gets at the heart of this important conversation during a time of accelerating social, economic, and demographic change in West Oakland, as seen through the eyes of the community.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Enter into environments inspired by iconic West Oakland buildings&mdash;a classic Victorian home, a contemporary loft, a community garden, and the now-shuttered historic Esther&rsquo;s Orbit Room&mdash;that play host to a series of conversations with longtime residents, newcomers, artists, activists, and community leaders. Experience artwork that asks provocative questions about who has the right to space and how land is used, and share your own thoughts about what is happening throughout Oakland right now. Encounter video installations, compelling images, and community book-making projects that capture the voices and tenor of this conversation. A community-led exhibition guided by artist Chris Treggiari and OMCA Curator of Public Practice Evelyn Orantes, <em>Oakland, I want you to know&hellip; </em>features work by artists and contributors including Alex Frantz Ghassan, Fantastic Negrito, Julie Plasencia, Michael Wertz, Querido Galdo, Angie Wilson, and organizations such as City Slicker Farms, Youth Radio, Acta Non Verba, Town Park, and Visual Element. Take part in these moving and complex conversations from the neighborhood&mdash;told through the voices of the people, organizations, and businesses that call West Oakland home.</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">#OaklandIWantYouToKnow</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;">Oakland, I want you to know&hellip; <em>is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation with additional support from the Oakland Museum Women&rsquo;s Board, the California Arts Council, and members of the Donor Forum including Doris Fisher, Virginia Robison Furth, Lance and Katherine Gyorfi, and The Mendelson Family Fund. &nbsp;</em></p> <p><em><a href=""><img src="" alt="The James Irvine Foundation" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=""><img src="" alt="Oakland Museum Women's Board" /></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href=""><img src="" alt="California Arts Council" /></a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:11:34 +0000 Urs Fischer - Gagosian Gallery - San Francisco - October 21st - December 23rd Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:07:13 +0000 Kathy Aoki - Berkeley Art Center - November 3rd 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Kathy Aoki will present her talk <strong>T</strong><strong>he Rise and Fall of Hello Kitty Monument </strong>describing the faux historical context of the work on view in the gallery.&nbsp;Aoki has developed a humorous performance persona as Curator of this "collection" in order to lend ironic academic airs to the presentation.</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:04:42 +0000 Kathy Aoki - Berkeley Art Center - October 8th - November 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">For this solo exhibition <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Kathy Aoki</a></strong>&nbsp;will create an installation that addresses the worldwide&nbsp;obsession with Hello Kitty and other &ldquo;super cute&rdquo; commercial ventures that have dominated the market targeting young girls.&nbsp;For the Berkeley Art Center, Aoki will create a museum space devoted to the fictitious Hello Kitty Monument with large scale artifacts, an interactive map, and both audio- and video-based works. In addition to raising key questions about unhealthy/unaffordable obsessions with cuteness, Aoki&rsquo;s displays will comment on the high-tech housing crisis and exhibition sponsorship.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kathy Aoki addresses gender and pop-culture issues through approachable visual formats with a twist of humor.&nbsp;Installations of her current work are often presented in an ersatz museum context with &ldquo;educational&rdquo; fictive labels in convincing language. The museum framework provides a familiar format that is inviting rather than confrontational.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aoki&rsquo;s work can be found in major collections across the U.S. such as the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Harvard University Art Museums, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Past awards include fellowships from the MacDowell Colony (NH), the Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), and the Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium). Aoki lives and works in the Silicon Valley where she is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Santa Clara University.</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:03:36 +0000