ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Chris Fraser - Gallery Wendi Norris - September 10th - October 31st <p>Oakland-based artist Chris Fraser, who recently joined the gallery&rsquo;s roster, debuts two new bodies of work in <em>Animated</em>, his first solo exhibition at Gallery Wendi Norris. The show features a group of light-activated sculptures composed of layered arrangements of perforated metal bordered by luminous glass tubes containing five compressed noble gases that create different colors when electricity passes through them, inviting shifts in sensory and spatial perception in the viewer. <em>Animated</em> also showcases a complementary series of intricate black-and-white photograms produced by the artist in the darkroom using the same sculptural materials.</p> <p>The exhibition will open on Thursday, September 10 with a public reception from 6&ndash;8PM, and will be on view through October 31.</p> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:58:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Chitra Ganesh - Gallery Wendi Norris - September 10th - October 31st <p><em>Protest Fantasies</em> marks Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh's second solo exhibition at Gallery Wendi Norris. The show features a series of new mixed media works on canvas that address issues central to the artist's practice, including mythologies and gender politics. Ganesh enhances the vivid hues and color saturation characteristic of her work by integrating materials like fake fur, silk flower petals, sequins, and more. The works in <em>Protest Fantasies</em> act as poetic meditations on images of protest, aligning them with performative actions in contemporary cultures across the globe.</p> <p>The exhibition will open on Thursday, September 10 with a public reception from 6&ndash;8PM, and will be on view through October 31.</p> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:02:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Leslie Shows - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - December 1st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Painting Fellow<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Leslie Shows' expansive and cryptic paintings connect geologic time scales with urgent and intense imagery. A 2015 Clive Foundation Fellow, Shows is presenting newly commissioned works in a solo exhibition at SFAI&rsquo;s Emanuel Walter Gallery from November 7&ndash;December 12. The Los Angeles-based artist is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Artadia Award (2009) and the SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2006).</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:41:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list William Cordova - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - November 17th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>&nbsp;The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>William Cordova, current artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, will address the idea of &ldquo;ephemeral monuments&rdquo;&mdash;a presence constructed through absence, but also through form, function, and necessity. Cordova asks: How does evidence of our past construct our future? Recent solo exhibitions include <em>Smoke Signals: viviendo pa&rsquo; la ciudad </em>at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:39:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Mariana Castillo Deball - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - October 27th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>Mariana Castillo Deball is the inaugural artist-in-residence of the SFAI + Kadist Fellowship&mdash;an annual fellowship award and project that will result in a solo commission and a group exhibition curated by Deball.</p> <p>Mariana Castillo Deball explores the role objects play in our understanding of identity and history through work in installation, photography, drawing, and sculpture. She has participated in significant international survey exhibitions including the 8th Berlin Biennale; Documenta 13; 54th Venice Biennale; 29th Bienal de S&atilde;o Paulo, and Manifesta 7. She is the recipient of the 2013 Preis der Nationalgalerie f&uuml;r junge Kunst, the 2012 Z&uuml;rich Art Prize, the 2009 ars viva Prize, and the 2004 Prix de Rome.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:35:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Narcissister - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - October 20th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>Narcissister&rsquo;s performances blow up the patriarchal bridge between the simultaneous objectification and policing of female bodies. A fearless persona that stages &ldquo;porn in an art context,&rdquo; such as a reverse striptease in which clothing emerges from &ldquo;her&rdquo; body, Narcissister just as frequently breaks open popular forums. TMZ melted down over Narcissister as Marilyn Manson&rsquo;s crotchless companion, she received an all-thumbs-up rave on America&rsquo;s Got Talent, and the Huffington Post hailed her masked activist as the first Topless Feminist Superhero.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:22:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Philippe Rahm - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - October 13th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>Philippe Rahm is an architect based in Paris, France who has received international recognition in the context of sustainability. Rahm&rsquo;s work uniquely extends architecture&rsquo;s ability to generate physiological and meteorological impacts. His places shift inhabitants&rsquo; mood, construct uncanny climates, or torque one&rsquo;s perception of the body in space. Rahm is currently a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and he represented Switzerland at the 8th Venice Architecture Biennale.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:18:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Ron Nagle - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - October 6th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>It&rsquo;s about time Ron Nagle was invited back to SFAI, which was last blessed with his presence in his landmark 1978 Adaline Kent Award exhibition. Nagle taught at SFAI until the same year, when in his words, &ldquo;I was kicked out because they called me a shoemaker!&rdquo; He then taught at Mills College for 32 years, and consistently produced achingly beautiful, compact, and acidly potent sculptures of cultish status that have recently taken venues such as the Venice Biennale and Matthew Marks Gallery by a trenchant storm.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:13:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Peter Plagens - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - September 29th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>Peter Plagens&rsquo;s abstractions celebrate playfulness and reject the idea of impurity while navigating the concept of good-looking art. Plagens has shown with the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, and was the art critic for <em>Newsweek </em>(1989&ndash;2003). He is the author of <em>Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast (1945&ndash;1970)</em>, <em>Moonlight Blues: An Artist&rsquo;s Art Criticism</em>, <em>The Art Critic </em>(2012), and <em>Bruce Nauman</em>: <em>The True Artist </em>(2014). He currently writes the bi-weekly art review for <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:11:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Leigh Ledare - San Francisco Art Institute - September 22nd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>Leigh Ledare Straddles the troublemaking potential of photography, and the real-life, hard to fathom, scenarios in which he&rsquo;s tinged by the firs. These include an ongoing, oedipal exploration of the erotic life of his mother; <em>Double Bind</em>, for which the artist photographed his ex-wife, and subsequently arranged for her husband to duplicate the image from his perspective; and images of Ledare, constructed following his reply to Craigslist&rsquo;s &ldquo;Women Seeking Men&rdquo; posts. It&rsquo;s all too bare, honest, and uneasy to look away.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:08:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Karen Finley - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - September 15th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.</p> <p>SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Caf&eacute;, 6-7pm</p> <p>Karen Finley (MFA, 1981) is a performance artist notorious for her dramatic role in Jesse Helms&rsquo; breakdown on the Senate _oor, which ignited the Culture Wars. Even as Finley&rsquo;s wedge in the puritanical hypocrisy of American life continues to echo today, she will revisit her seminal book <em>Shock Treatment </em>(1990) and share how she &ldquo;found the joy&rdquo; in art after her 1998 lawsuit against the NEA. Finley&rsquo;s recent work includes <em>Broken Negative</em>, where she reframes her infamous chocolate performance; and <em>Sext Me if You Can</em>, a collection of sext-inspired portraits.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:02:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - October 9th, 2004 - January 17th, 2005 <h2><abbr class="dtstart" title="2004-10-09T00:00-08:00">"GLAMOUR" &nbsp; OCTOBER 09, 2004&nbsp;</abbr>-&nbsp;<abbr class="dtend" title="2005-01-17T00:00-08:00">JANUARY 17, 2005</abbr></h2> <div class="description"> <p>One of the most alluring yet elusive concepts in contemporary style,&nbsp;<em>glamour</em>&nbsp;is an ideal that permeates our visual culture. This exhibition radically revises our understanding of glamour in the fields of fashion, industrial design, and architecture. Tracing glamour's trajectory from Hollywood's golden age to present-day connotations of affluence,&nbsp;<em>Glamour: Fashion, Industrial Design, Architecture</em>presents a striking array of more than 100 objects including couture, jewelry, automobiles, furniture, and architecture &mdash; all of which share an affinity for rich patterning, complex layering, and sumptuous materials. On view are haute couture by Dior and Versace, automobiles from Jaguar and Bentley, architectural works by Philip Johnson and Herzog and de Meuron, and more.</p> </div> <p><br /><br />Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/exhibitions/164#ixzz3kPsPuvKB" rel="nofollow">http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/exhibitions/164#ixzz3kPsPuvKB</a>&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://www.sfmoma.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">San Francisco Museum of Modern Art</a></p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:45:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Joseph Havel - Anthony Meier Fine Arts - September 11th - October 16th Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:12:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Alejandro Almanza Pereda - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - July 28th - October 3rd <div> <div><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';"><em>Everything but the kitchen sank&nbsp;</em>is on display now through December 12 in the Diego Rivera Gallery and through&nbsp;October 3&nbsp;in the Walter and McBean Galleries. This ambitious exhibition spans two gallery spaces &mdash; in the Diego Rivera Gallery, Pereda has erected&nbsp;<em>Change the world or go home</em>&nbsp;(2009-2015), a 24-foot tall fluorescent scaffolding structure in front of the iconic work&nbsp;<em>The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City&nbsp;</em>(1931), simultaneously illuminating and obscuring one of the institution&rsquo;s most-treasured and historically significant works.</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';">Join us&nbsp;Friday, September 11, to celebrate the final phase of this unprecedented exhibition with al fresco drinks and light snacks on the quad.</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';">&nbsp;</span></div> <div>For more info:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/alejandro-almanza-pereda-everything-but-the-kitchen-sank-reception" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/alejandro-almanza-pereda-everything-but-the-kitchen-sank-reception</a></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:22:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Dan Fenstermacher - Pro Arts Gallery - August 28th - September 18th <p><strong>Sonrisas J&oacute;venes Que Hacen, Felices A Corazones Viejos<br /></strong><strong>Exhibition Dates: August 25 - September 18, 2015,&nbsp;</strong><strong>Window installation on view 24/7</strong></p> <p><strong>Oakland, CA:</strong> Pro Arts is pleased to present <em>Sonrisas&nbsp;</em><em>J&oacute;venes Que Hacen, Felices A Corazones Viejos</em>, an&nbsp;exhibition of new work by photographer Dan&nbsp;Fenstermacher. <em>Sonrisas J&oacute;venes Que Hacen, Felices&nbsp;</em><em>A Corazones Viejos</em> will be on view from August 25 to&nbsp;September 18 in the PROJECT installation window at&nbsp;Pro Arts&rsquo; downtown Oakland gallery.</p> <p>The portraits in <em>Sonrisas J&oacute;venes Que Hacen, Felices </em><em>A Corazones Viejos</em> were created while Fenstermacher&nbsp;was on an artist residency in Costa Rica.&nbsp;Fenstermacher spent two months working with&nbsp;residents of Hogar Para Ancianos, a senior citizen&nbsp;home in the town of San Ramon, to take intimate&nbsp;portraits he then shared with them at the conclusion of&nbsp;his residency. The portraits were also exhibited at the&nbsp;San Ramon Museum.</p> <p><br />The large scale works on view at Pro Arts were printed&nbsp;by the INSIDE OUT project. This global initiative, by the&nbsp;anonymous artist JR, encourages &ldquo;wheat pastings&rdquo; as a&nbsp;platform for people to share their stories and transform&nbsp;messages of personal identity into works of public art.&nbsp;Nearly 200,000 people from more than 112 countries&nbsp;and territories have participated. #insideoutproject</p> <p><strong>About the Artist: </strong>Dan Fenstermacher's work explores&nbsp;how life extends beyond oneself. He uses photography&nbsp;to collaborate with communities and tell stories about&nbsp;global cultural interaction. Dan Fenstermacher was born&nbsp;and raised in Seattle, Washington. He is currently a&nbsp;student at San Jose State University working towards&nbsp;his MFA. Photographing for ten years, his work has&nbsp;been featured at the San Ramon Museum, Costa Rica;&nbsp;First Street Gallery, New York; and in the exhibition&nbsp;Divergence: Emerging Legacies at the de Young&nbsp;Museum, San Francisco.</p> <p><strong>About Pro Arts:</strong> Pro Arts is an Oakland-based regional organization that encourages change in and through the arts&nbsp;to invigorate our communities. Pro Arts' work is rooted in service to community, artistic excellence and our belief that&nbsp;creativity generates vitality. We provide creative platforms for artists, youth and public audiences. Our programs focus&nbsp;on the visual arts - exhibitions, commissionings and open studios; artist services; and arts education in schools.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:16:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list