ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Beili Liu, Walter James Mansfield, Mari Marks, Tim Rice, Sanjay Vora - Vessel Gallery - October 4th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Vessel Gallery invites you to attend the artist talk for our "M&amp;M: Material + Meditation" group show. Director/curator Lonnie Lee will speak about the works included in the show and each artist will give a short lecture on their thoughts and processes behind each work. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage in a discussion-based meditation on art, practice, and material. Refreshments following.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:24:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jonathon Keats - Modernism Inc. - October 21st - October 21st Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:20:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - 1AM Gallery - October 16th - October 30th <p>&ldquo;Honey, I Shrunk The Streets!&rdquo; opens on Thursday, October 16th, from 6:30-9:30pm at 1AM Gallery. Big things come in small packages and our next exhibit proves just that. &nbsp;In this one-of-a-kind exhibition, our 1AM community of artists will paint miniature versions of billboards, brick walls, trucks, and dumpsters provided by TYO toys. &nbsp;Check out the artist list and more information about the show. http://1amgallery.com</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:27:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Arcega - San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (Window Site) - September 18th - November 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2011, Arcega built a hand-made, collapsible Pacific outrigger canoe and named it <em>Baby</em> for his solo exhibition at San Francisco&rsquo;s Luggage Store Gallery. Inspired by the correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Lewis &amp; Clark, Arcega set forth to paint an updated picture of North American people by sailing <em>Baby</em> on rivers and waterways across the U.S. The first leg of <em>Baby</em>&rsquo;s journey occurred on May 21, 2011 from Richmond, VA (seat of the Confederacy), and concluded near Jamestown, VA (the first successful British colony). Later, Arcega and &nbsp;<em>Baby</em> sailed in Chincoteage Bay, Pokemoke River, Mississippi River, Bayou St. John, Rio Grande/Pecos River and San Francisco Bay.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This project examines the people of the Nacirema (&ldquo;American&rdquo; spelled backwards, and an anthropological term from Horace Mitchell Miner&rsquo;s 1956 essay "Body Ritual among the Nacirema," that takes satirical aim at anthropological papers attempting to define &ldquo;others&rdquo; in U.S. culture.)&nbsp; Arcega shares, &ldquo;This work explores contact languages, Pidgins and Creoles, often referred to as mediums for inter-ethnic communication. <em>Baby</em> takes that medium role and becomes both a vehicle for geographic navigation as well as a metaphor for intercultural navigation.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With this Grove Street installation, <em>Baby</em> will be suspended in the space, becoming more of a thought-object, rather than a vessel.&nbsp; Passers by will encounter a view of <em>Baby</em> through the windows; it will carry their own reflection as well as the constant reflection of City Hall. &nbsp;This dynamic positioning serves to provide new context for <em>Baby</em>&rsquo;s role as a medium and metaphor for communication.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Baby</em> will also be featured in the group exhibition, <em>Everyone&rsquo;s Ocean</em> at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History from December 19, 2014 &ndash; April 19, 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>PUBLIC PROGRAM: Sidewalk Chat with Michael Arcega</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>EVENT DATE:</strong>&nbsp;Thursday, September 25, 2014,&nbsp;6 - 7:30 p.m.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em id="__mceDel"><strong>COST:</strong>&nbsp;Free and open to the public</em></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:22:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Johnny Ray Huston - 2nd Floor Projects - September 21st - October 29th Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:08:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list bodega vendetta & prvtdncr - 2nd Floor Projects - September 21st - October 29th Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:08:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Eric Zener - Hespe Gallery - October 1st - October 31st Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:40:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Philip Buller - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - October 8th - November 7th <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>Contact: Jennifer Draughon</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery</p> <p>545 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107</p> <p>415.495.2090 &ndash; Phone</p> <p>415.495.2094 &ndash; Fax</p> <p>jennifer@asgallery.com</p> <p>www.asgallery.com</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Philip Buller</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Used Paintings</em></strong></p> <p><strong>October 8 &ndash; November 7, 2014<br /><br /></strong><strong>Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 8, 5:30 - 7:30 PM</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><em>&ldquo;I try not to think about painting; instead I try to make choices intuitively.&rdquo;</em>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>-- Philip Buller</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Philip Buller, with an opening reception held on Wednesday, October 8th from 5:30 &ndash; 7:30 pm.</p> <p>In this new body of work, <em>Used Paintings,</em> Philip Buller questions the use of a painting for both the painter and the viewer.&nbsp; While the viewers can determine the use of a painting for themselves, for Buller the paintings are a vehicle of creative and personal growth.&nbsp; Guided by his subconscious and intuition, Buller first focuses on composition, allowing meaning to evolve from shape and shadow.&nbsp;</p> <p>Philip Buller has exhibited at the Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA, and Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA.&nbsp; Buller received his MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1994.&nbsp; This is his ninth exhibition at Andrea Schwartz Gallery.</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco in our new gallery space located at 545 &ndash; 4<sup>th</sup> Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country.&nbsp; ASG is a member of SFADA.&nbsp; Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday by appointment. For further information and materials please contact Jennifer Draughon at 415-495-2090 or jennifer@asgallery.com.&nbsp; Additional information may also be found on our website, www.asgallery.com. Thank you!</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:10:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Mike Rugnetta, Arletta Anderson and Emily Eifler - CCA Wattis Institute - October 10th 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>A presentation by New York&ndash;based composer and media theorist&nbsp;Mike Rugnetta,&nbsp;with contemporary dancer Arletta Anderson and writer-theorist&nbsp;Emily Eifler.<br /><br />Organized by Ken Becker.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ABOUT THE WATTIS INSTITUTE :</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.wattis.org/about" rel="nofollow">CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts</a>&nbsp;is a nonprofit exhibition venue and research institute dedicated to contemporary art.&nbsp;It was founded in 1998,&nbsp;at the<a href="http://www.cca.edu/" rel="nofollow">&nbsp;California College of the Arts</a>&nbsp;in San Francisco.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The Wattis Institute is a place for showing art and for thinking about art.&nbsp;We spend time with artists and pay close attention to their ideas.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">We like to work with one artist at a time&mdash;one artist presents an exhibition in the gallery,&nbsp;one artist stays in the apartment on a residency,&nbsp;and one artist is the subject of a year-long research initiative.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The Wattis Institute is a headquarters for contemporary art for everyone in the Bay Area,&nbsp;and runs an active event space&nbsp;(featuring an artist-designed bar)&nbsp;for discussions,&nbsp;performances,&nbsp;screenings,&nbsp;artworks,and drinks.</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:50:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Joan Jonas - CCA Wattis Institute - October 9th 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Joan Jonas will give a lecture about poetry and politics.<br /><br />Joan Jonas&nbsp;(b.&nbsp;1939 in New York)is a pioneer of video and performance art;&nbsp;her early work from the 1960s and 1970s anticipated the following forty years of multimedia.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ABOUT THE WATTIS INSTITUTE :</p> <p><a href="http://www.wattis.org/about" rel="nofollow">CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts</a>&nbsp;is a nonprofit exhibition venue and research institute dedicated to contemporary art.&nbsp;It was founded in 1998,&nbsp;at the<a href="http://www.cca.edu/" rel="nofollow">&nbsp;California College of the Arts</a>&nbsp;in San Francisco.<br /><br />The Wattis Institute is a place for showing art and for thinking about art.&nbsp;We spend time with artists and pay close attention to their ideas.<br /><br />We like to work with one artist at a time&mdash;one artist presents an exhibition in the gallery,&nbsp;one artist stays in the apartment on a residency,&nbsp;and one artist is the subject of a year-long research initiative.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Wattis Institute is a headquarters for contemporary art for everyone in the Bay Area,&nbsp;and runs an active event space&nbsp;(featuring an artist-designed bar)&nbsp;for discussions,&nbsp;performances,&nbsp;screenings,&nbsp;artworks,and drinks.</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:46:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Kyle Gann's obituary piece on Ashley. - CCA Wattis Institute - October 1st 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM <p>An event to launch&nbsp;<em>Yes,&nbsp;But Is It Edible?</em>,&nbsp;a new publication about composer Robert Ashley&nbsp;(1930-2014).&nbsp;The book's author,&nbsp;Alex Waterman,&nbsp;and editor,&nbsp;Will Holder,&nbsp;will give a public reading using Ashley's notations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ABOUT THE WATTIS :</p> <p><a href="http://www.wattis.org/about" rel="nofollow">CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts</a>&nbsp;is a nonprofit exhibition venue and research institute dedicated to contemporary art.&nbsp;It was founded in 1998,&nbsp;at the<a href="http://www.cca.edu/" rel="nofollow">&nbsp;California College of the Arts</a>&nbsp;in San Francisco.<br /><br />The Wattis Institute is a place for showing art and for thinking about art.&nbsp;We spend time with artists and pay close attention to their ideas.<br /><br />We like to work with one artist at a time&mdash;one artist presents an exhibition in the gallery,&nbsp;one artist stays in the apartment on a residency,&nbsp;and one artist is the subject of a year-long research initiative.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Wattis Institute is a headquarters for contemporary art for everyone in the Bay Area,&nbsp;and runs an active event space&nbsp;(featuring an artist-designed bar)&nbsp;for discussions,&nbsp;performances,&nbsp;screenings,&nbsp;artworks,and drinks.</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:41:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Evan Holm - Berkeley Art Center - October 12th 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1410044582677_45492">Come play a drawing-making piano! Experience the<em>&nbsp;Drawing Machine #1</em>&nbsp;by Evan Holm. &nbsp;All visitors receive $5 off general admission to&nbsp;<em>Collect</em>! BAC&rsquo;s annual exhibition and auction!</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1410044582677_45493">&nbsp;Berkeley Art Center invites you to create a unique work of art with Evan Holm&rsquo;s Drawing Machine #1. This participatory artwork involves a modified grand piano whose keys activate ink brushes to create a drawing when &ldquo;played&rdquo; on a continuous stream of paper. Stop by to see this incredible piece and collaborate on a drawing. Drawings will be for sale for $5 a foot &nbsp;Suitable for all ages.&nbsp;<strong>Free and open to the public.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1410044582677_45494">&nbsp;All visitors will receive $5 off general admission to Collect! BAC&rsquo;s annual exhibition and auction.</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1410044582677_45495"><a id="yui_3_17_2_1_1410649023194_10604" href="https://berkeley-art.squarespace.com/collect2014" data-cke-saved-href="/collect2014" rel="nofollow"><em>Collect!&nbsp;</em></a>is our largest annual event featuring a stunning exhibition and silent auction with work from some of the most exciting Bay Area artists. Raise a glass, enjoy delicious food and celebrate the exciting Berkeley Art Center by taking home some art of your own.</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1410044582677_45496">Tickets for Collect! are $40 in advance, but for all&nbsp;<em>Drawing Machine #1</em>&nbsp;visitors, admission into this party for all ages is only $35.</p> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:30:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - San Jose Museum of Art - October 9th - January 18th, 2015 <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">This group exhibition of contemporary portraiture explores the aesthetic, psychological, and emotional implications of the gaze in photography today. Here, the traditional view of a portrait is subverted: instead, a dynamic and ambiguous relationship between object and subject develops. The power of the gaze is blurred the moment the sitter becomes a partner in the art-making process. Included in the exhibition are works by Nicholas Albrecht, Caitlin Atkinson, Richard Avedon, Charles Berger, Jim Campbell, Kelli Connell, Gohar Dashti, Beth Yarnelle Edwards, Katy Grannan, Elizabeth Heyert, r.r. jones, Henrik Kerstens, Miguel Angelo Libarnes, Lesley Louden, Jana Marcus, Shirin Neshat, Catherine Opie, Aline Smithson, and Larry Sultan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Presented as a counterpoint to Robert Henri&rsquo;s <em>California Portraits</em>, the exhibition is a critical look at the creative&mdash;and ever expansive&mdash;practice of portraiture some 100 years after Henri.</p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:59:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Amber Cowan - San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design - October 18th - January 4th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Amber Cowan&rsquo;s pieces are made by re-working discarded, up-cycled or unwanted pressed glassware produced by some of the best known, but now-defunct glass factories in America.&nbsp; Simultaneously subversive and patriotic the objects explore the texture of material seduction and recount the history of US glass manufacturing; tracing its rise, glory, demise and its influence on society.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cowan &ldquo;reincarnates&rdquo; objects currently relegated to the aesthetic dustbin of history through the process of assembled and flame worked glass. Porcelain, wood, marble and even human flesh are subtly roused in the material. Seen as animate structure the forms become somewhat menacing in scale and texture. Using repetition and viral accrual, the work is viscerally sensual, teetering between beautiful and sinister. Although the pieces in their original state will no longer be looked at as objects of desire, their reincarnated life tells an honest story about their past glory and forlorn future.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Organized by Museum of Craft and Design</em><br /><em>Exhibit Design: Ted Cohen</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;<br /></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Funded in part by the Glass Alliance of Northern California and the Clay and Glass Arts Foundation.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Exhibitions and programs generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.</em></p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:42:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design - June 29th - June 1st, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">To celebrate the AIGA Centennial in 2014, designers from across the United States were asked to select one year from 10 decades of AIGA's history and make a social, political or cultural statement about that year. This collection of designs by AIGA Medalists, Fellows and national and chapter presidents provides a remarkable overview of the history of the 20th and early 21st century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Project concept and management: </strong>Mark Randall, Worldstudio</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Project Coordination:</strong> David Gibson, Two Twelve</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This collection is presented by the Museum of Craft and Design in collaboration with the AIGA during its centennial anniversary.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Special thanks goes to AIGASF chapter for their encouragement and support in making this exhibit possible.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Exhibit design: </strong>Ted Cohen</p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:36:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Oakland Museum of California - October 26th 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us as OMCA marks two decades of the annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful <em>ofrendas</em>, and <em>ceremonia </em>bring the community together for this healing tradition.&nbsp;Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar from our <em>mercado</em>. Visit the special exhibition <a href="http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/356336-songs-and-sorrows-d%C3%ADas-de-los-muertos-20th-anniversary" target="_blank"><em>Songs and Sorrows: D&iacute;as de los Muertos</em><em> 20<sup>th</sup> Anniversary</em></a>, and revisit highlights from the past two decades the OMCA exhibition, as well as new works by local artists, on view in the Gallery of California Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Included with Museum admission. </em>Admission for Members is always free.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The 2014 Days of the Dead Celebration is made possible in part by generous support from Kaiser Permanente and the Oakland Museum Women&rsquo;s Board.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>OMCA Family is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.</em></p> <p><a href="http://whiteelephantsale.org/about/" target="_blank"><img style="width: 33px; height: 45px;" src="http://museumca.org/files/sponsors/logo-WomensBoard.gif" alt="Oakland Museum Women's Board" /></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://thrive.kaiserpermanente.org/" target="_blank"><img style="width: 176px; height: 50px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" src="http://museumca.org/files/sponsors/logo-Kaiser.gif" alt="Kaiser Permanente" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:31:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list