ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Wolfgang Ganter - Eli Ridgway Gallery - June 30th, 2012 - August 11th, 2012 <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Arial Narrow,Arial MT Condensed Light,sans-serif; text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Eli Ridgway Gallery is pleased to present <em>Informel Logic</em> by artist Wolfgang Ganter -- a new series of large-scale, photogenic prints synthesized from 35mm slides. Through varied applications of organic compounds, the slide emulsion is manipulated to create photographs cognizant of their ephemeral nature. The investigation into simultaneously generative and disintegrating images was inspired by notions of accumulation, erosion and the abject as encountered by the artist's numerous trips to bulk waste collection sites. There he discovered the debris of daily life in the form of images: thousands of 35mm slides that people had put on the street for disposal. These images played both literal and conceptual witness to the process of organic growth and evolution. The changes that affected the surface of the slides lead to contingent outcomes, inspiring an entire body of work concerned with an amalgam of methodological processes. The results in <em>Informel Logic</em> are manifold, presenting ever-new correspondences between an organic "work-in-progress" and contemporary fabrication.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The alliance between the old image and the new painterly effect creates an experimental aesthetic, evoking both fantastic narratives full of allusive sub-texts and deferring the condition of the medium onto a new level of self-reflexivity. Ganter's process of microscopic magnification leaves behind hyper-real presentations of mutable photographic images. The title of the exhibition references Art Informel, the 1950s French counterpart to Abstract Expressionism which prioritized indeterminate composition and structure.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Wolfgang Ganter has been artist in residency at the Cite Internationale des Artes (Paris), and recently received awards from the Kunstfolds Scholarship, Kunststiftung Baden Würrtemberg and Bureau d´Artiste (Zürich). He has been the subject of numerous international exhibitions and is in the collections of Städische Museen Heilbronn, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Silvia und Helmut Wickleder Stiftung Schloss Leinzell, and Museum für aktuelle Kunst, Durbach.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Arial Narrow,Arial MT Condensed Light,sans-serif; text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: center; font-family: Arial Narrow,Arial MT Condensed Light,sans-serif;" align="center"><em>Informel Logic</em> will be Ganter's second solo showing at the gallery.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: center; font-family: Arial Narrow,Arial MT Condensed Light,sans-serif;" align="center">He lives and works in Berlin, Germany</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:04:17 +0000 Sean McFarland - Eli Ridgway Gallery - June 30th, 2012 - August 11th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Nature is a mediated experience, seen more in pictures and on screens, from scenic viewpoints off the highway, than in person. Romantic images of mountains, forests and seascapes are so meticulously edited for narrative consumption that what appears on postcards is only merely suggestive of the landscape's veritable form. With this in mind, Sean McFarland presents <em>Untitled (1948-2012)</em>, a collection of photographs and drawings presenting nature as literal artifice. Produced from the abstraction of man-made materials and elements from the natural world, the pictures of <em>Untitled (1948-2012) </em>highlight the continual blurring of lines between unbiased documentation and a sentimental mythologizing of terrain. McFarland manually produces compositions that imitate commonly seen tropes of landscape photography, critically examining the contemporary condition that many representations of the earth are more accurately "likenesses" of the earth.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Born in Southern California, McFarland currently lives and works in San Francisco.  McFarland earned his under graduate degree from Humboldt State University, and his MFA from California College of the Arts. McFarland's has received several prestigious awards, recently including the 2011 Eureka Fellowship from The Fleishhacker Foundation, an invitation to the 2011 <em>Bay Area Now: 6</em> triennial exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the 2009 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers. McFarland's work has exhibited internationally over the past ten years and has been collected by several public and private collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Whitney Museum of American Art Library, the Oakland Museum, Humboldt State University, University of California Davis and Genentech.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Three works from McFarland's series, <em>Dark Pictures,</em> are currently on view in the permanent collections galleries of the SFMOMA as part of the <em>Selected Histories</em> exhibition. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><strong>Gallery Project Space</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong>June 30 - July 28, 2012, extended through August 11<br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Opening Reception Saturday June 30th, 4:00 - 7:00pm</strong>  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:59:07 +0000 Mike Giant - Fecal Face Dot Gallery - July 20th, 2012 - August 11th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">San Francisco, CA -- <strong>FFDG</strong> is pleased to present San Francisco based artist <strong>Mike Giant</strong> in his first solo show with the gallery entitled "<strong><em>Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder</em></strong>" featuring a wide assemblage of recent drawings and also a rare opportunity to view Giant's personal collection of skateboards he illustrated the graphics for, including boards from his early career. There will be an opening reception for the show on Friday, July 20th (7-10pm). The artist will be present. Beer and wine will be available.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">"I'm a product of my generation. I grew up through the 80s and was drawn to the punk rock and hip-hop cultures simultaneously", Giant said in a recent interview. "I threw myself in headfirst. A lot of those things were about personal expression, and also an anti-establishment attitude like, "We don't need you, we have our own thing." That's the backbone of who I am to this day".</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">San Francisco based Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is Giant's specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin, his signature style - inspired by Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration - is unmistakable. Mike Giant has worked in media covering, graffiti, design, fine art, photography and tattooing, making him one of the most celebrated and versatile artists of his generation. He has shown in galleries around the world.</span></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:28:19 +0000 Frank Stella - Cantor Arts Center - March 28th, 2012 - August 12th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This display explores the artist's collaboration with Kenneth Tyler at Gemini G.E.L. in series after series of striking monochromatic prints modeled on Stella's earlier paintings.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Freidenrich Family Gallery for Contemporary Art</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 16:28:25 +0000 Daniel Clowes - Oakland Museum of California - April 14th, 2012 - August 12th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2"><b>"A master storyteller and artist. There is poetry in every panel." -<i>Esquire </i></b></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2">Based in Oakland, Daniel Clowes is internationally acclaimed</span><span size="2"> for award-winning comics, graphic novels, and screenplays. With nearly 50 publications in multiple reprints and editions in ten languages, Clowes is credited as the cartoonist most responsible for developing the graphic novel into a credible literary form. The film version of Ghost World (2001), directed by Terry Zwigoff, earned Clowes an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay. <i>Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes</i> reveals original drawings and artifacts in an inspired installation environment. The exhibition, which is the</span><span size="2"> first major survey of the work of Daniel Clowes, </span><span size="2">is accompanied by an extensive full-color monograph. <br /><br /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2"><i>Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes</i> is organized by guest curator Susan Miller and Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman, with exhibition design by Nicholas de Monchaux.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2">This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Oakland Museum Women's Board, the OMCA Art Guild, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, and Brooke Devine.</span></p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:09:40 +0000 - SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - January 15th, 2012 - August 12th, 2012 <div class="description"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Imagine a selection of crowdsourced games designed by SFMOMA's community, for SFMOMA's community. Last summer the museum put out an open call for inventive but simple and low-cost game ideas. Visitors can view the results in the Koret Visitor Education Center, and pick up instructions for prototype games to be played in the museum's galleries and other public spaces.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">You are invited to participate in this experiment. Do you have an idea for a fun and engaging new activity in SFMOMA's galleries? Add your voice to the dialogue by visiting the exhibition's game design station. Watch SFMOMA's social media channels for gaming-related activities at the museum. Come play!</span></p> </div> <div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration: none; text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Source: <a style="color: #003399;" href=""></a> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <a style="color: #003399;" href="" target="_blank">San Francisco Museum of Modern Art</a></span></div> Sun, 08 Jan 2012 15:30:01 +0000 Philip Guston, Richard Diebenkorn, Vija Celmins, Brice Marden, Kerry James Marshall, Lari Pittman, Gerhard Richter, Amy Sillman, Andy Warhol - SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - May 18th, 2012 - August 12th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition of works from the SFMOMA collection explores the richness, diversity, and continuing vitality of painting over the last 50 years. <em>Contemporary Painting</em>showcases the breadth of the museum's collection, bringing together iconic pictures with others that have been rarely exhibited. With galleries thoughtfully organized around particular historical moments, geographic centers, or sets of formal issues, the exhibition provides fresh insights into a classic yet ever-evolving medium. Among the many artists featured are Vija Celmins, Richard Diebenkorn, Philip Guston, Brice Marden, Kerry James Marshall, Lari Pittman, Gerhard Richter, Amy Sillman, and Andy Warhol.</span></p> <div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration: none; text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Source: <a style="color: #003399;" href=""></a> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <a style="color: #003399;" href="" target="_blank">San Francisco Museum of Modern Art</a></span></div> Wed, 23 May 2012 08:12:18 +0000 Lane Relyea - San Francisco Art Institute - August 14th, 2012 - August 16th, 2012 <p>Join the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) next week for its annual Art Criticism Conference. This two-day event includes a FREE staged reading of Oscar Wilde's 1890 play The Critic As Artist and a keynote presentation by Lane Relyea, Associate Professor of Art Theory &amp; Practice at Northwestern University.</p> <p><br />SFAI's Art Criticism Conference will explore exciting new territory during this election year! Not only will we examine the historical and contemporary practice of writing about art, we'll also take a closer look at the relationship between art and rhetoric in today's political environment.</p> <p><br />The reading and keynote are FREE and open to the public, but space is limited and advanced registration recommended: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p><br />We hope that you'll join us in this critical assessment of art, rhetoric and politics!</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:47:21 +0000 FRANCO, Albert Dicruttalo, marilyn Hill, Suzanne Lacke, William Schwob - Richmond Art Center - June 19th, 2012 - August 17th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">This beloved annual exhibition features over 100 artist-level Richmond Art Center members. It also features the 2011 Members’ Showcase award winners: Edward Franco, Albert Dicruttalo, Marilyn Hill, Suzanne Lacke and William Schwob. This exhibition celebrates and showcases the array of media, talent and imagination that constitute the heart of our dynamic and creative community.</span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span size="3" color="#4b0082" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span size="2" color="#4b0082"><strong>West Gallery</strong></span></span></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span size="3" color="#4b0082" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #000000;"><span size="2">This extension of the Member's Show will feature RAC artist-level members that are also members of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California.</span> </span></div> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:07:39 +0000 Nancy Mizuno Elliott - Richmond Art Center - June 19th, 2012 - August 17th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A mixed media solo exhibition of Bay Area artist, Nancy Mizuno Elliott. Elliott states that “Slay the Mermaid contrasts my recent persona shift as an aging American woman to the lives and enslavement of poor women in Third World countries. I am in the ritualistic process of constructing an identity - trying to align my personal experience with outer social, political, and sexual realities.”</span></p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:06:32 +0000 Frederick Franklin - Richmond Art Center - June 19th, 2012 - August 17th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Frame-Up features works from the past 30 years created by Frederick Franklin for the Iron Triangle Neighborhood in Richmond, California. This show is the artistic documentation of the struggle of a troubled neighborhood to right itself. It is also a tribute to the many residents, service agencies, city and </span><span style="font-size: small;">community leaders, and philanthropists’ efforts to support our many successes.</span></p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:08:29 +0000 Jaybo Monk, Poesia, Sam Rodriguez - 1AM Gallery - July 20th, 2012 - August 18th, 2012 <p>An innovative and fresh art form is emerging that has collectors and fans asking for more.  It is taking down walls, pushing boundaries beyond their limits, and proving that graffiti successfully coalesces with fine art. </p> <p></p> <p>1AM and curator, Mike Tyau, are pleased to present "<b>The Composite Knowledge</b>", an exhibition that captures the evolution of graffiti writers to fine artists. The collection includes works by Jaybo Monk from Berlin, Germany, Poesia and Sam Rodriguez from San Jose, CA.   All three artist are from the network of, a website dedicated to documenting the progression of graffiti. "<b>The Composite Knowledge</b>" unveils exceptional works by these three artists and shows the act of "compositing" by fusing the playful, unconscious process of painting with the techniques that they have gained over the many years of being fine artists and painting with a spray can. Immersed in the experimental, this exhibition aims to excite and surprise fans, artists, and collectors, alike.</p> <p><br /> Come join us on July 20<sup>th</sup> from 7-10pm for the opening reception of "<b>The Composite Knowledge</b>".  The exhibit will run through August 18<sup>th</sup>.  For more information and a preview of the art, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:35:31 +0000 Garry Winogrand - Fraenkel Gallery - June 28th, 2012 - August 18th, 2012 <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span style="font-size: small;">“Garry Winogrand is, in my view, the central photographer of his generation. Winogrand’s pictures</span> <span style="font-size: small;">realize a conception of photography that is richer, more complex, and more problematic than any other</span> <span style="font-size: small;">since the Second World War. They also provide a picture of America during those years…that seems to </span><span style="font-size: small;">me so true, clear, and tangible that it almost persuades me that I stood where he stood.” —John Szarkowski</span></em></p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Fraenkel Gallery</strong> is pleased to announce <em>Garry Winogrand circa 1969</em>, an exhibition focusing on an especially</span> <span style="font-size: small;">fertile period in the career of one of photography’s most influential artists. The exhibition will be comprised of</span> <span style="font-size: small;">approximately thirty photographs, many of which are being exhibited for the first time. In 2013 Winogrand’s</span> <span style="font-size: small;">work will be the subject of a major retrospective organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and</span> <span style="font-size: small;">will travel to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Garry Winogrand began photographing in 1948 at the age of 20. His inclusion in the landmark 1967 exhibition </span><span style="font-size: small;"><em>New Documents</em>, curated by John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art, heralded the arrival of a major</span> <span style="font-size: small;">talent. That exhibition, which also included the work of Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander, traveled extensively</span> <span style="font-size: small;">throughout the U.S. and influenced an entire generation of photographers.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Though Winogrand’s career is widely acclaimed, the scope and complexity of his achievements remain only </span><span style="font-size: small;">tentatively explored. He famously worked with unstoppable energy and a peerless hunger for image-making. </span><span style="font-size: small;">Throughout the 1960s he had received many accolades for his work, yet the last year of that decade was unpar</span><span style="font-size: small;">alleled. He received a second Guggenheim Fellowship, to study “the effect of the media on events; <em>The Animals</em></span> <span style="font-size: small;">was exhibited and published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York; he traveled and photographed exten</span><span style="font-size: small;">sively in Europe; and he met the woman who would become his third wife. Winogrand died of cancer in 1984.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Major publications of Winogrand’s photographs include <em>Women Are Beautiful</em> (1975), <em>Public Relations</em> (1977), </span><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Figments from the Real World</em> (1988), The Man in the Crowd (1999), and <em>Arrivals and Departures</em> (2009). His</span> <span style="font-size: small;">photographs can be found in depth in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Mu</span><span style="font-size: small;">seum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and numerous other museums.</span></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:59:36 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - August 16th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This August, six Tibetan Buddhist monks will travel to San Francisco from the Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery in South India to create a sand mandala for the Asian Art Museum. Over four days, they will meticulously apply powdered pigments to a geometric mandala outline. When they are finished, the monks intend that the sand mandala will generate positive effects that radiate over the entire region. They believe that the mandala's presence will bless both the environment and the beings therein, thus making a Buddhist contribution to world peace. Once the sand mandala has been completed, this painstakingly created artwork will then be destroyed and scattered. To do so spreads the sand mandala's benefits throughout the world. It is also a concrete lesson in the impermanence of all things, a key Buddhist ideal.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">SCHEDULE</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Thursday, August 16, 12:00 noon–8:00 pm (Opening Blessing 12:00 noon–12:30 pm)</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Friday, August 17, 10:00 am–4:00 pm</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Saturday, August 18, 10:00 am–4:00 pm</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sunday, August 19, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (Closing Ceremony 3:00 pm–4:00 pm)</span></p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 16:10:55 +0000 Jean Paul Gaultier - de Young Museum - March 24th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012 <div class="field-field-ticket-link"><span style="font-size: small;"></span> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk</em> is the first major exhibition dedicated to celebrated French designer Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 130 iconic haute couture and prêt-a-porter ensembles created between the early 1970s and 2010 will be dramatically displayed in scenic contexts ranging from the boudoir to graffiti streets and the catwalk. Animated mannequins talk and sing in playful and outrageous vignettes, enhancing the artistry and culturally revolutionary work of Gaultier.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>La Grande Fête:  Friday, March 23, 2012. 8 pm</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Party with celebrated designer Jean Paul Gaultier at the opening event for the exhibition<em> The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier</em>, on view at the de Young from March 24 to August 19, 2012.<br /> <br /> Blond Ambition. Gritty Glamour. Gender-Bending. La Grande Fête will take guests from "backstage" into the wild and wonderful world of Jean Paul Gaultier, fashion’s enfant terrible. There will be flowing cocktails, delicious food, and music and dancing.<br /> <br /> Tickets are $250 for Members and $300 for Non-members.</p> <div class="field-field-ticket-link" style="padding-bottom: 1em; text-align: justify;"><strong><a href="">Order tickets now</a></strong></div> <div class="field-field-ticket-link" style="padding-bottom: 1em; text-align: justify;"></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Credit Line</span></h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Exhibition <em>The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk </em>is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier. JoliCoeur International is the official supplier of mannequins for the exhibition.</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Lead Sponsor</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><img alt="Nordstrom" rel="lightbox" src="" style="width: 121px; height: 17px;" /></span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sponsors</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Suzy Kellems Dominik</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Yurie and Carl Pascarella</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Supporting Sponsors</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Academy of Art University, Dr. Elisa Stephens, President</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Paula and Bandel Carano</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Emma and Fred Goltz</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Mary Beth and David Shimmon</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Lonna Wais</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Couture Circle</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Ramune Ambrozaitis</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Rosemary Baker</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Sloan and Roger Barnett</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Mr. Riccardo Benavides</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Joy Venturini Bianchi</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Carol and Shelby Bonnie</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Victoire and Owsley Brown</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Barbara Brown</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Dr. Carolyn Chang</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Mrs. Julienne Weston and Mr. T. Kevin Coker</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Richard Beleson and Skye Drynan</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Juliet de Baubigny</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Vanessa Getty</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Lucy and William Hamilton</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Katherine Harbin</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Laure Fullerton Headrick and Chris C. Headrick</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Beth Izmirian</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Mr. and Mrs. Garland M. Lasater III</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Carson and Suzanne Levit</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Ann Ferrell and Steve Millham</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Milbourne Finley and Thomas Mowery</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Stephanie Petit</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> OJ and Gary Shansby</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Allison Speer</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> T. Peter Thomas and Jacqueline Stewart</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Katie and Todd Traina</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Trevor and Alexis Traina</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Gwynned Vitelllo</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Elizabeth W. Vobach</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Lisa and James Zanze</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Hotel Partner</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Fairmont, San Francisco</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 May 2012 08:08:00 +0000 Tyson Vogel - Ever Gold Gallery - August 18th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012 <p><b>Tyson Vogel</b></p> <p><i>The Looming Symphonies: Your Streets Are My Song</i></p> <p><i> </i></p> <p>Residency Dates: July 23<sup>rd</sup> – August 16<sup>th</sup></p> <p> </p> <p>Opening Reception: August 17<sup>th</sup>, 6-10pm</p> <p> </p> <p>Performances/ Open house: August 18<sup>th</sup>-19<sup>th </sup>, 1-10pm</p> <p> </p> <p>Gallery open by appointment only until August 17th</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Ever Gold Gallery</b> is pleased to present the fourth installment of our bi-yearly residency program with musician, composer and artist Tyson Vogel. Best known for being one half of <i>Two Gallants, </i>the San Francisco based rock duo poised to release their fourth full length album on ATO Records September 4<sup>th</sup>, Vogel has also been perusing his solo and collaborative project <i>Devotionals</i>. This summer, Vogel will grace Ever Gold with a work of sonic installations before embarking on a 3 month, 70+ date, US/European tour in the fall<i>.</i> The residency will be a special hybrid of sounds, bringing the world of popular music into artistic discourse as he melds diegetic street noise into his compositions. Supported by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Live video feed of residency begins July 30<sup>th</sup></b></p> <p></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Artist Statement: </b></p> <p>We are all very influenced by our environment, whether riding a bus, peering through its  windowpane, watching the street outside pass in all its variation and fertile anonymity, to what your senses meet when shopping for the makings of your next meal, how you react to that homeless man forcing his vacant hand in your direction, or to the naked embrace of your lover in your own bed… we all have very distinct and unique reactions with what our bodies and senses come into contact. No one is excluded from this experience, and as much as they may try to influence it, there is an inherent capability, sensitive awareness, that is sewn into our existence/being, in our organs/skin, that drives our most private of decisions; decisions that, whether seemingly subtle or grandiose, end defining each one of us.   </p> <p> </p> <p>The artist’s duty is to perform with these affects and in the process, perhaps illuminate every, or even one small facet of the environment in which he/she is exposed- the sculptor: the physicality, the painter: the interactions of color, the installation artist: the workings of spatial themes to affect senses of reality, the minimalist: to subtract sense… art, whether based on something or nothing, is rooted the animalistic tendencies of our now most complicated brain, and most primal bodies. The Looming Symphonies: Your Streets Are My Song is a thesis, experiment, rooted in this idea of art versus, or perhaps inherent in, the Living in the form of Sound.</p> <p> </p> <p>Most everyone finds, or are in constant search of, a place where they feel most comfortable to express themselves… and for those artistically focused, this is very much the case in finding an environment that feels comfortable and has the room to allow such alchemies of creative process to flourish. In my experience, for the musician, most often it is a bedroom. But I have come to think that these spaces are only a form of quarantine, or better, a sort of delivery room, to allow what the individual has experienced to find form in private and in comfort. That being said, the space in which things are created is often not considered as an equation of, or part of, the art itself. Beyond this, neither are the invisible affects of the environment that created the pallet from which the piece of art materialized.</p> <p> </p> <p>To explore this idea, my "residency" at Ever Gold is an experiment, exploration, in bringing that anonymous environment directly into the art, exposing the process directly into the space, with very little veil between the environment/reality that informed, molded, catalyzed, the final product. Looming Symphonies: Your Streets Are My Song…is a sonic symphony whose elements and players will be only the honest sounds of the Tenderloin and its inhabitance, that I as the conductor will try to represent and interpret as an ode to the un-devoted affects that direct and define us all.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sound design by Jeff Blair</p> <p>Digital download of audio sample of residency to be released August 17th</p> <p>Limited edition 45 to be released in January 2013</p> <p> </p> <p>All press inquires or to schedule a residency visit please contact <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p> </p> <p>Ever Gold Gallery</p> <p></p> <p> </p> <p>Two Gallants</p> <p></p> <p> </p> <p>Devotionals</p> <p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:38:29 +0000