ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Joan Brown - Anglim Gilbert Gallery - Minnesota Street Project - May 18th - July 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Anglim Gilbert Gallery is pleased to announce Presence Known, a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Joan Brown (1938 - 1990).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Works in the exhibition, dating from 1974 to 1981, are distinguished examples of the technique and subject matter Brown developed in the seventies. Her large figure paintings, painted in a stylized flattened perspective, became a forum for discussing life&rsquo;s encounters and challenges. Painted in the midst of the growing feminist art movement, Brown&rsquo;s works portrayed pensive, strong female figures (many self-portraits) that can now be seen as emblems for the challenges of every-woman.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;I want to get rid of excess baggage in terms of old attitudes about a certain kind of paint quality, ways of describing volume, drawing, space, [and] light or form.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A native San Franciscan, Joan Brown was born in 1938 and attended the San Francisco Art Institute, then the California School of Fine Arts, where she received both her BA (1959) and MFA (1960). In the fifties she developed friendships and influential working relationships with Jay DeFeo and Elmer Bischoff, and married Manuel Neri. She showed with and was within the core of artists associated with the San Francisco Beat era: Bruce and Jean Conner, Wally Hedrick, DeFeo, Jess, Wallace Berman and George Herms. By 1960 she was exhibiting her work in New York and maintained a national presence frequently exhibiting her work until her death at age 52.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Joan Brown taught at both the California School of Fine Arts and the University of California Berkeley where she was a favorite and influential instructor. In 1998, the retrospective exhibition, The Art of Joan Brown, curated by Karen Tsujimoto and Jacquelynn Baas, was shown jointly at the Oakland Museum and the Berkeley Art Museum. Brown&rsquo;s works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, SFMOMA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Berkeley Art Museum and other important public collections.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will take place at Anglim Gilbert Gallery&rsquo;s second location at Minnesota Street Project, a new arts venue for the city of San Francisco.</p> Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:33 +0000 Group Show - 1AM SF - June 10th - July 14th <p dir="ltr">First Amendment Gallery is pleased to present &ldquo;LEGENDARY: Celebrating 30 Years of Legends of Rare Design&rdquo;, a group exhibition featuring a diverse body of work from 12 members of world renown LORDS crew. Join us for the opening reception Friday, June 10th, 2016, from 6:30-9:30PM. This event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Founded in the heart of San Jose in 1986, LORDS crew has continuously played an integral role in the evolution of the art and history of graffiti. With exponential membership growth over the years, LORDS have imprinted their presence as one of the largest and oldest international crews in the game.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">In honor of their 30th anniversary, LEGENDARY showcases the versatility of multi-generational LORDS artists, hand selected and curated by Pastime and Sworne. Celebrated domestic and international exhibition artists will include, Chris Jehly, John Dozier, Robert Bowen, Ernest Doty, Nychos, Griffin One, Pawn, Axis, Haste, Mesngr, Ryno &amp; Kopsky.</p> <p><br />For artist information and catalog inquiries, please contact</p> Thu, 26 May 2016 23:04:55 +0000 Ned Kahn - The Contemporary Jewish Museum - July 28th - January 8th, 2017 <p>The Contemporary Jewish Museum debuts an original kinetic sculpture, <em>Negev Wheel</em>, created by famed environmental artist and sculptor Ned Kahn (b. 1960, Connecticut). A resident of the Bay Area for over thirty years, Kahn is well known for creating installation works at the intersection of art and science that explore, mimic, and play with phenomena found in nature, and for his many years as a designer of several of the Exploratorium&rsquo;s most popular displays.</p> <p><em>Negev Wheel</em> is a colossal steel disk, twenty feet in diameter, that frames a reservoir filled with a mixture of glass beads and sand from Israel&rsquo;s Negev Desert. As it spins, avalanching sand organizes into wave patterns suggestive of churning liquids. Often the two materials separate, each flowing in different ways. In the constant mixing, unmixing, and mixing again, Kahn creates a mesmerizing piece that invites contemplation of unity and complexity, change and permanence.&nbsp;</p> <p>Alongside the larger sculpture, which is propelled by a motor, Kahn offers a second, smaller sand sculpture designed for public interaction.</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 22:11:12 +0000 Duane Hansen - Cantor Arts Center - June 1st - June 1st <p>Stanford graduate students Joseph Larnerd (Art History) and Max Suechting (Modern Thought and Literature) discuss the Cantor's sculpture--Duane Hansen's Slab Man (1974-75).</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 19:59:24 +0000