ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 John Felix Arnold III - Fecal Face Dot Gallery - October 3rd - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">FFDG is pleased to present Oakland-based artist John Felix Arnold III in his first solo show with the gallery entitled &ldquo;No Destination&rdquo; including paintings, fabricated found wood assemblages, works on paper, small sculptural works, and sound. An opening reception is scheduled for&nbsp;Friday, October 3rd&nbsp;(6-9pm). Beer and wine will be available. John Felix Arnold III will be present.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Expanding upon his visual narrative of the future past, Arnold has incorporated several abstract works which metonymically hint at this time rather than literally depicting it. The pieces feature his post-apocalyptic narrative, whose figures, in this installment, have woken up from a collective dream allowing the artist to explore his own experiences with meditative visions in ancient temples that contain collective resonance. The works carry the historical weight of assemblage, with actual origins in the streets from which they were recovered. But they evolve through the combination of weathered, industrial materials and Arnold&rsquo;s impeccable painting skills bringing about a dynamic tension. Featuring chaotic figures, onomatopoeic flashes, layered resins and stains, and even what looks to be periwinkle blue, this body of work builds on Arnold&rsquo;s recent exhibitions by opening it to more intangible possibilities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">John Felix Arnold III was born in 1980 in Durham, North Carolina, and currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. He was exposed to the mid 80s New York City art scene as a child, while his father was with Pilobolus Dance Theatre. He graduated from the Pratt Institute in 2002 with a BFA in Communication Design but moved to San Francisco for graduate study in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Arnold&rsquo;s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States including the SFMoMA Artists&rsquo; Gallery, the Luggage Store Gallery, the Shooting Gallery, ArtNowNY, Superchief, and Queens Nails Projects. Last year, he was also invited by Spes-Lab Gallery in Tokyo to hold a month-long residency and exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.ffdg.net/#" target="_blank">RSVP through Facebook</a></p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:49:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Matt Gil, mary button durell, Michael Arcega, Amanda Hughen, Kimberly Rowe, Andrew Schoultz, Bill Swanson, Arngunnur Yr - The NWBLK - October 2nd - December 15th <p>Expanding on the traditional role of an art advisor, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/heathermarxartadvisory" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=341030662721920" rel="nofollow">Heather Marx Art Advisory</a> debuts with a group exhibition co-produced by The NWBLK on October 2, 2014. Exhibiting artworks by Michael Arcega, Mary Margaret Durell, Matt Gil, Amanda Hughen, Kimberly Rowe, Andrew Schoultz, Bill Swanson, Arngunnur Yr. In response to the rapidly shifting art landscape in San Francisco, the collaboration between HMxAA and The NWBLK provides new contexts for viewing and discovering contemporary artists. Bringing together different disciplines in the same arena (applied arts and fine art) HMxAA and The NWBLK present thoughtful conversations about the wider range of aesthetic disciplines and how focusing on beautiful objects can amplify daily life. Runs through December 15.<br /> NWBLK open by appointment: whats@thenwblk.com <br /> For more information go to <a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.HMxAA.com%2F&amp;h=WAQEZpMpw&amp;enc=AZNZeV14GsKuiJ0kklM96CWJVIg9Xq7gSmfXmya-Eu3GoxG5x2r_VUxNFTmaOyUQUvo&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.HMxAA.com</a></p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:52:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Ron Lynch, Lindsey White - The Contemporary Jewish Museum - October 23rd - January 6th, 2015 <p>Dialogue has always been an integral part of learning in traditional Jewish contexts. Now, The Contemporary Jewish Museum repurposes the centuries-old practice of <em>havruta</em>&mdash;the study of religious texts by people in pairs&mdash;for the contemporary art community. Artist Lindsey White collaborates with comedian Ron Lynch in the first showing of a new exhibition series, <em>In That Case: </em>Havruta<em> in Contemporary Art.</em></p> <p><em>In That Case: </em>Havruta<em> in Contemporary Art</em> brings individual Bay Area artists together with a scholar, scientist, writer, or other thinker of his or her choice for a ten-week fellowship in creativity. The resulting collaborations will be presented in The Museum&rsquo;s Sala Webb Education Center.</p> <p>San Francisco-based artist Lindsey White is creating a type of sight-gag index, through video, photography, and sculpture, and working with the language of magic and comedy to present the unexpected and impossible in everyday life.</p> <p>Ron Lynch is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He has appeared in a number of movies and television shows and has worked as a voice actor for several animated shows.</p> <p>Together White and Lynch will engage in a larger conversation about how to activate a joke and about the physical nature of being a performer.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:34:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list 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 style="text-align: justify;">&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> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:20:50 +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, Emily Eifler, Arletta Anderson - CCA Wattis Institute - October 10th 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">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 style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ABOUT THE WATTIS INSTITUTE :</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><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" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">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" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">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" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">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> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:56:45 +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 style="text-align: justify;">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 style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ABOUT THE WATTIS :</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><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> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:58:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list