ArtSlant - Closing soon http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Chris Kubick, Lina Lapelyte, Kristin Lucas, Jake Portman & Bill Sneed, Lindsey White, the Wonderment Consortium, the Zellner Brothers - Southern Exposure - February 1st, 2013 - February 7th, 2013 <p>Join us for the Opening Reception of Week #1 on Friday, February 1, 2013, from 7-9 pm.<strong> </strong>Week #1 of Only a Signal Shown, curated by Jonn Herschend, presents short works of experimental and absurdist narrative, with videos by Chris Kubick, Lina Lapelyte, Kristin Lucas, Jake Portman &amp; Bill Sneed, Lindsey White, the Wonderment Consortium, and the Zellner Brothers.  <a href="http://soex.org/Exhibit/115.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br /></a></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:27:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Hydro74, Jesse Hernandez - 1AM Gallery - January 18th, 2013 - February 9th, 2013 <p>1AM is pleased to present, “<b>Rednecks &amp; Aztecs</b>”, a dual artist exhibition featuring new works by Hydro74 and Jesse Hernandez. Hydro (the Redneck) and Hernandez (the Aztec) will combine their aesthetics and talents to create a strong, graphic show. On <b>January 18th, 6:30-9:30pm</b>, we are excited to bring back two prior 1AM Gallery artists to display the products of their collaboration as well as new pieces for 2013.<br /><br />Hydro74 leads a strong international career as a designer, typographer and illustrator. Working in a variety of mediums such as silkscreen prints, graphic design, apparel design, and vinyl toys, his brand and style has become a favorite amongst the culture. Utilizing similar mediums, Hernandez combines traditional indigenous styles and themes with an urban street sensibility. His work utilizes bold line work, sharp colors, and dynamic imagery.<br /><br />No doubt it will be a visual masterpiece to see the juxtaposition of style, imagery, and mediums all packed into one for the opening of “Rednecks &amp; Aztecs”. Fans of street art, fine art, prints and vinyl toys will all converge for the unveiling of Jesse Hernandez and Hydro74’s newest works on January 18th, 6:30-9:30pm!</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:35:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Elaine Buckholtz - Electric Works - January 10th, 2013 - February 9th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In<strong> <em>Tuning For The Edge Of The Line</em> Elaine Buckholtz</strong> will take over the entire gallery with an installation featuring light-based work and videos that activate the surface of printed media on the wall.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Buckholtz explores light as an ephemeral phenomenon and uses it to unmask hidden aspects of architectural forms in relation to painting. She uses visual and temporal repetition to explore the intersection of space, image, movement, and light. Her fascination with light has a long history. Buckholtz will use her background in lighting and theater design in this exhibition to generate her own luminous theater in the gallery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This is Buckholtz’ third exhibition with Electric Works. Buckholtz received her MFA at Stanford University and has shown at The Swiss Technorama Museum, Winterthur Switzerland; Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, California; The Claremont Museum in Southern California; Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig Germany; The Luggage Store in San Francisco; The San Francisco Arts Commission; California College of The Arts; Stanford University; The Wexner Center For The Arts; Sun Valley Center For The Arts; and Fusion Art Space, San Francisco, California.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:10:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Kala Art Institute - December 13th, 2012 - February 9th, 2013 <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></span> <pre><strong><i>Kala Artists' Annual - </i></strong><strong>Exhibition and Opening </strong> <strong>Fresh work in a variety of media by Kala's community of artists!</strong></pre> <span style="font-size: small;">Artists affiliated with Kala Art Institute will exhibit their work in the Artists' Annual exhibition at Kala Gallery from December 13, 2012 through February 2, 2013. The exhibition reflects the diverse Kala community in this juried exhibition of prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, videos, mixed-media works, and sculpture. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">This year as part of Kala's Artists’ Annual exhibition, a Youth Art Exhibition will be presented in the Kala Community Classroom. Students from Emery Secondary School and Rosa Parks Kids’ Village will be exhibiting their projects, created through Kala’s Youth Art Programs.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, December 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.</strong></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>The Kala Artists’ Annual exhibition is generously supported with grants from the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.</em></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tours of the Kala studio, gallery and print-and-media study center are also available by appointment.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:23:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jordan Kantor - Ratio 3 - January 11th, 2013 - February 9th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Ratio 3</strong> is pleased to annouce a solo exhbition of new paintings by<strong> Jordan Kantor</strong>. The exhibition will be on view from January 11th through February 9th, 2013. This will be Kantor’s third solo exhibition at Ratio 3.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition will feature an installation of paintings that re-purpose materials employed during the process of painting but are rarely considered the end result. This idea is found in a series of colorful abstractions on cotton rags, sewn to canvas. The rags, once used for removing color from a painting-in-process or cleaning a paintbrush, have been gathered, sewn to un-primed canvas, and stretched. Attached to each side of the stretched object is a wooden slat, which has been painted to match a single color found in the cotton rag.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">These pieces are shown alongside a group of dark, monochromatic paintings that utilize paint sludge, the usually-discarded pigment sediment that gathers at the bottom of a vessel containing mineral spirits used to clean paint brushes.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Extending these ideas, Kantor investigates the manner in which color is used and interpreted through another series of paintings included here, based upon film stills used in the studio setting. A sequence of ten paintings depict a film test–intended to be used by technicians to calibrate how color is captured and presented on film, not necessarily seen by an audience–of a woman’s hand passing in front of various colors of cloth. Elaborations of these color studies are found in Kantor’s installation of painted wooden structures that suspend from the gallery ceiling and hang on the wall. These pieces draw from individual colors found in the film still paintings.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Kantor's artwork has been shown in numerous exhibitions, most recently at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012); Churner and Churner, New York (2011); The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2011); Ratio 3, San Francisco (2010); The Seattle Art Museum (2010); Art 40 Basel Statements (2009); The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009); the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art (2008); Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2008); Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2007); and Artists Space, New York (2006). In 2010, Kantor became the inaugural recipient of ArtNow International’s Pioneer Art Award, which includes a residency at the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, France. He lives in San Francisco.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:47:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Amy Kaufman - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) - November 10th, 2012 - February 9th, 2013 <p class="large" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Exhibition and site-specific installation of large-scale charcoal drawings</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Amy Kaufman: b+w</em> is an exhibition of Kaufman’s large-scale charcoal drawings on paper created during past thirteen years. The ICA expansive Sandbox gallery makes it possible to show for the first time, several of the artist’s large drawings in one space. A site-specific installation titled <em>Seabox, 2012 </em>will also be presented in the ICA Project Room. This is Kaufman’s largest drawing and her first ‘surround’ piece.  Kaufman’s bold, charcoal drawings, which represent the larger part of the artist’s work, represent a range of content and reveal the artist’s meditative practice. “The messy immediacy of the charcoal moving across the paper makes it ideal for quickly expressing ideas. The contrast and simplicity of black and white, along with variations of grey in between, as well as the imprecise quality of the marks and the working of the charcoal into the paper, are the qualities that make this medium appealing to me.” explains Kaufman. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Kaufman  draws inspiration from the natural world and everyday objects. She synthesizes and translates her subjects’ patterns, textures and rhythms and invites the viewer to stop, look, absorb and meditate on their own personal references and translation of the works. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Amy Kaufman has shown her work extensively throughout the Bay Area and across the country since receiving her fine arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1990.  Her work is included in numerous public and private collections including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA; and United States Embassies in Hong Kong and Singapore. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sandbox Gallery and Cardinale Project Room</span></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 03:12:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Christian Marclay - Cantor Arts Center - November 14th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013 <h1 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Cantor Arts Center Presents Acclaimed Christian Marclay Work</span></h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Stanford, California — Across a bank of four screens, Maria Callas, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe and scores of other musicians and actors make some kind of sound, seemingly in response to each other—much like players in a musical ensemble. This is Christian Marclay’s “Video Quartet,” a publically and critically acclaimed 14-minute DVD projection, on view November 14 through February 10 at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Christian Marclay, born in San Rafael, California, is a 57-year-old Swiss-American who has enthralled the art community for years with his musical, sculptural and video collage work. He has performed or recorded with Sonic Youth, Kronos Quartet and Merce Cunningham. His pieces are in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou. In 2011, he was recognized as the best artist in the Venice Biennale, winning the Golden Lion for his 24-hour, real-time synchronized video collage, “The Clock.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Marclay created “Video Quartet” on a home computer, using an off-the-shelf editing/composing program. He sampled more than 700 Hollywood, animated or other films—first scrolling through thousands—to collect footage of people singing, playing instruments, tap dancing, knocking on doors or somehow making noise. He then choreographed the snippets into an entirely new, flowing narrative. His governing impulse as an artist, he has said, is to take what people find familiar and create a new experience.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Indeed, Connie Wolf, the John &amp; Jill Freidenrich Director of the Cantor Arts Center, says she’s never seen anything like “Video Quartet.” “It’s absolutely mesmerizing. You’re lulled into this enchanting world of beautiful music and favorite films and remarkable pairings of actors and musicians. You won’t want to leave.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The work is on loan from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The work is a gift of the artist and the Paula Cooper Gallery; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg with the generous support of the James Family Foundation.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is made possible at Stanford by the Contemporary Collectors Circle, the Clumeck Fund, and Cantor Arts Center Members.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:35:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Crocker Art Museum - January 31st, 2013 - February 10th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">On view on the Museum’s second floor.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Newar people, who have inhabited Nepal's Kathmandu Valley for centuries, are renowned for their skill as artisans, creating both Buddhist and Hindu sculptures, paintings, and architectural carvings. While Indian art inspired early Newari art, these artists developed a unique style that influenced both Tibetan and Chinese artists. This exhibition explores Newari art through paintings, ritual objects, and stone, wood, and bronze sculptures drawn from private California collections and the collection of the Crocker Art Museum. These 44 diverse works highlight the richness of Nepalese culture. A full-color catalogue featuring an essay by independent scholars Nancy Tingley, Ph.D., and Nutandhar Sharma will accompany the exhibition.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:34:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Bartalos, Galen Jackson, Eleanor Oakes, Ben Peterson, Anja Ulfeldt - Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery - January 8th, 2013 - February 10th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Department of Art &amp; Art History at Stanford University is pleased to present <b>ARSENAL</b><i> </i>on view from January 8 to February 10, 2013, with opening reception on January 10, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery. This exhibition introduces five first year MFA students in Art Practice to Stanford and the arts community. The artists include Michael Bartalos, Galen Jackson, Eleanor Oakes, Ben Peterson, and Anja Ulfeldt. <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As the exhibition title suggests, a supply of methods and resources has been deployed at the Art Gallery, resulting in the creation of new work from the diverse and eclectic practices of the five artists. As curator Terry Berlier states, “one often thinks of ‘arsenal’ as weapons or in terms of the military, but the term is employed here to define a collection of individuals and the worlds they reimagine.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Michael Bartalo</strong>s’s sculptural work references scientific inquiry, sociological investigation, and codified languages to propose nonlinear, fragmented narratives in space. His piece, <i>Projections</i>, creates an array of ‘sculptural drawings.’ Made of wood, wire, and light, it produces physical protuberances that interact with cast shadows that explore material and immaterial images, mappings, and architectures. Viewers are invited to manipulate the environments by using a flashlight or moving among the list constructions to project dynamic shadows.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Galen Jackson</strong>’s performance, video, and relicts compile a world of decay, chaos, and confusion. His work entitled <i>The Advent---Dispatches of Enterprising Malevolence from the Birth Canal of He of Limitless Rational Technical</i> offers multiple layers that are hard to decipher: oversized computer keyboards, micro controllers, hundreds of light bulbs, faulty connections, and the list goes on.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Eleanor Oakes</strong> uses photography to seek and explore the nature of human interactions and perceptions.  Her photographic prints and 35mm slide projections called <i>Terrestrial Explorations / Cosmic Somnium</i>, offer viewers new worlds to discern apart from the imagery and visual experience that they may have from their understanding of outer space based on history of artist renderings, photographic manipulations, and even science fiction.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Ben Peterson</strong> presents two sculptures, made of particleboard, acrylic paint, cardboard, and fabric, that are positioned on the left and right sides of the stairs leading to the Art Gallery. These works recall clothing donations boxes and multi purpose recycling centers.  Their placement, however within the context of the exhibition and on Stanford campus as well, seeks to question how public space is ordered and if that order can be thrown into question by an object with an ambiguous nature and use value.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Anja Ulfeldt</strong>’s <i>Obstacles</i> challenges viewers the way they go about their daily lives during times of instability and insecurity. Using a platform that includes a piezoelectric contact microphones embedded in the support structure to produce every tilt, creak, and thud, the form mimics the everyday by duplicating a sidewalk which viewers cannot quietly cross as their every move is amplified, drawing attention to them and heightening the sense of removal from everyday experience in a public space.</span></p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:21:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list SAM FLORES - FIFTY24SF Gallery - December 12th, 2012 - February 12th, 2013 <p>FIFTY24SF Gallery presents a  themed solo exhibition by Sam Flores entitled, “The Lion and the Lamb,” opening on Wednesday, 12/12/12 at 6:30pm. </p> <p> Produced in conjunction with Upper Playground, the show is Sam’s first solo presentation in over three years. The exhibition thoroughly explores his philosophies surrounding the dichotomy of good and evil. The oil paintings, pen &amp; ink drawings and sculptures featured in the show signal a departure from his past work both technically and in terms of his chosen subject matter.</p> <p> For more information email gallery@fifty24sf.com or call 415-728-8344</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:27:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - California College of the Arts (Oakland Campus) - January 23rd, 2013 - February 14th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">It's been 100 years since instructor<strong>Harry Dixon</strong> taught the first jewelry and metal arts course at what was then called California School of Arts and Crafts in 1912. One hundred years later, the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program, housed on the historicOakland campus of California College of the Arts, is one of the oldest and most recognized in the field.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">"Jewelry / Metals Arts has thrived at CCA for so long because of our exceptional students and exceptional faculty," says program chair Marilyn da Silva. "Our faculty [members] are so skilled at what they do and genuinely care about the students; it creates a real sense of community in the studio that energizes and supports exciting and ambitious work." </span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Reflection: 100</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To honor the centennial, CCA and the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program will host a yearlong series of events, exhibitions, and lectures, collectively coined Reflection: 100, intended to recognize and celebrate CCA's remarkable metalsmithing legacy and its stalwart commitment to teaching the art of craft.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">"Reflection: 100 celebrates our community," says da Silva. "The past accomplishments of faculty and alumni who built the program to where it is today, their ongoing contributions to the Bay Area community and their field, and the work of our current students who will soon be joining them as part of the CCA lineage."</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Faculty member and alumnus Curtis Arima (BFA Individualized Major 1998) adds: "With a foundation in traditional craft-based techniques, students are encouraged to explore and expand upon traditions to find new ways of working and thinking."</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Windgate Fellows</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Such a combination of traditional and innovative thinking led to not one but two Jewelry / Metal Arts students (Rachael Nyhus andAlexis Myre) receiving $15,000 Windgate Fellowships in 2010. "Those were the first Windgate Fellowships received by CCA students," adds da Silva.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">[CCA alumnus Kaii Tu (BFA Individualized Major 2012) earned a Windgate Fellowship in 2012.]</span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Opening Reception</span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jack da Silva</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Reflection: 100 celebration officially kicks off January 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a special opening reception that will feature a lecture at 7 p.m. by guest artist Jack da Silva, founder of Jack da Silva's Metal Design Studio and longtime organizer ofMAKER: Metal Art Workshops and Education, an annual summer metals camp.</span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Reflection: 100 Exhibition</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The main Reflection: 100 exhibition will feature the representative work of Jewelry / Metal Arts faculty and alumni spanning the past 10 decades. The exhibition opens January 24 and runs through February 14.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Among the numerous Jewelry / Metal Arts alumni and faculty featured in the exhibition are the following artists:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Featured CCA Alumni</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Anastasia Azure, William Baran-Mickle, Elisa Bongfeldt, Tony Esola,Gilbert "Mike" Holmes (1984), Seung-Hea Lee, Kelly Malec-Kosak,Jaydan Moore (BFA 2008), Victoria Montgomery (BFA 2009), Alexis Myre, Laurel Nathanson, Rachael Nyhus, Miel Margarita Paredes, Claire Sanford, Sayumi Yokouchi (BFA 1996)</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Look for a guest lecture appearance by Mike Holmes in fall 2013.</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Featured CCA Faculty</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Curtis H. Arima, David Cole, Jack da Silva, Marilyn da Silva, Nick Dong, Jo-Anne Donivan, Angela Hennessy, Deborah Lozier, Florence Resnikoff, Marty Streich, Julia Turner, Susan Elizabeth Wood</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Both the opening reception and exhibition will take place in the Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center on the Oakland campus.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:18:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Southern Exposure - February 8th, 2013 - February 14th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">This winter Southern Exposure invites you to curl up in the gallery and watch videos. SoEx presents 5 different weeks of video projections, each curated by a different member of our curatorial committee. Program will include screenings and events.</p> <p><strong>Week #2 Opening Reception:</strong> Friday, February 8, 2013, 7–9 pm<br /><strong>Week #2 Dates:</strong> February 8 - 14, 2013<strong><br />Exhibition Dates</strong>: February 1 - March 9, 2013<strong><br />Gallery Hours: </strong>Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm<strong><br /></strong></p> <p>Join us for the Opening Reception of Week #2 on Friday, February 8, 2013, from 7-9 pm.<strong> </strong>Week #2 of Only a Signal Shown, curated by Michael Hall, includes works by artists performing ridiculous acts of endurance, with work by Kate Gilmore, Double Zero, Lily McElroy, David Politzer, and Doug Williams.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:07:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Pro Arts Gallery - January 22nd, 2013 - February 15th, 2013 <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">Members' Exhibition 2013</span></b></span></p> <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">January 22 - </span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">February 15, 2013</span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">Oakland, CA: </span></b></span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">Pro Arts is pleased to present the 2013 Members' Exhibition: </span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><i><span style="font-size: small;">TRANSPORT: Where we go from here...</span></i></span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"> on view January 22 - February 15. </span></span></p> <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">An Artists' Reception will be held on Friday, February 1, 6-8pm. Exhibition and events are free and open to the public.</span></span></p> <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">The Members’ Exhibition is a non-juried program open to all members.</span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"> The exhibition showcases work in a variety of media by artists responding to the title visual prompt: </span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><i><span style="font-size: small;">TRANSPORT: Where we go from here... </span></i></span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">Over eighty Pro Arts’ member artists have come together to share their exploration of visionary languages and appreciation that art can propel us forward. </span></span></p> <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">About the </span></b></span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">Members' Exhibition: </span></b></span></span></p> <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">Pro Arts' programs create platforms for inspiring and supporting art-making, and peer networks amongst artists. </span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">The Members’ Exhibition is shaped and developed in conjunction with the Members' Exhibition Committee, a group of member artists coming together to inspire and dialogue with other artists.</span></span></p> <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">About Pro Arts</span></b></span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">: </span></b></span></span><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Supporting the arts within communities by serving the ongoing needs of artists. Pro Arts provides critical access to contemporary art in the region and serves as a regional hub for arts activities, independent curated exhibitions, advocacy, arts education and capacity building artist services -fiscal sponsorship and professional exhibition services matching artists with community partners. We produce 15 exhibitions annually, exhibit over 500 artists, and reach an annual audience over 72,000.</span></span></span></p> <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>For more information please contact:</strong> </span></span></span></p> <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Amy Spencer, Program Coordinator / Curator: amy@proartsgallery.org or 510-763-461</span></span></span></p> <p><span face="Century Gothi挀, sans-serif" style="font-family: 'Century Gothi挀', sans-serif;"><span size="1" style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">www.proartsgallery.org/exhibitions/2013_members.php</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Gallery Hours:</strong> Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm</p> <p><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland,</span></span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"> CA 94612 </span></span></span></p> <p><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"></span></span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><i><span style="font-size: small;">p</span></i></span></span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"> 510.763.4361 </span></span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><i><span style="font-size: small;">f </span></i></span></span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">510.763.9470 info@proartsgallery.org</span></span></span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:07:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Pro Arts Gallery - January 22nd, 2013 - February 15th, 2013 Sun, 17 Feb 2013 04:50:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Laeh Glenn, Sanya Kantarovsky, Sara VanDerBeek, Emily Wardill - Altman Siegel Gallery - January 10th, 2013 - February 16th, 2013 <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span size="3">"The time of a wave, say, in the advent of sound before it is heard by those with hands in parkas."<br /></span><span size="3">- from New Year's Day Swimmers by Gail Sher</span></span></p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Altman Siegel</strong> is pleased to present our winter group show, <strong><em>New Year's Day Swimmers</em></strong>, featuring the work of <strong>Laeh Glenn, Sanya Kantarovsky, Sara VanDerBeek</strong> and<strong> Emily Wardill</strong>.  Although each of these artists has a very distinct style, medium and conceptual practice, the works in this show are united by a certain fluidity of movement and form.  Several of the pieces are figurative and represent either literally or abstractly the body in motion.  Others reference space and the environment a form or body exists within.  </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Laeh Glenn</strong>'s small-scale paintings and sculptures explore various methods of painting and mark making within the confines of a framed space. The purposeful installation of her paintings encompasses the space between the works bringing their poetic relationships into the final composition. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Sanya Kantarovsky</strong> explores the anxiety rooted in the creative process, often in the form of the artist at work and in the midst of an epiphany. Using fluid and minimal gestures he relays vivid stories of artistic archetypes: the performer leaving the theater after the performance, or the writer tearing up a recent draft in frustration and throwing the papers to the floor. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Sara VanDerBeek</strong>'s work often relates to the passage of time. The photographs and sculpture presented in this exhibition document elemental forms: the sun, moon and earth. Within this spacial context, VanDerBeek also explores the body in space, in this case the viewer reflected in a mirrored photograph. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Emily Wardill</strong> presents sculptures inspired by her short film, The Pips, which features the performance of a ribbon dancer.  These works consist of silkscreened ribbons on silk, framed in wooden boxes.  The lightness of materials and rhythmic movement of the image connote the fluidity of dance, with the silk gently responding to the movement of the viewer with slight undulations. The wooden frame that contains the silkscreen presents a solid counterpoint to this fluidity. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Laeh Glenn lives and works in Los Angeles CA.  She received her B.F.A. from California College of the Arts in 2008 and her M.F.A. from UCLA in 2012. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sanya Kantarovsky was born in Moscow in 1982 and lives and works in New York City and Los Angeles. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and received his MFA from UCLA. He has exhibited at Marc Foxx, LA; Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Wallspace. NY; Bortolami Gallery, NY and the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow, among others.  Upcoming solo exhibitions include the Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst in Bremen and LAX Art in Los Angeles.  </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sara VanDerBeek lives and works in New York.  She has exhibited extensively including exhibitions at The Hammer, LA; The Whitney, NY; MOMA, NY; The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY; The Approach, London and Fondazione Memmo, Rome. She is currently working on an upcoming solo show at Metro Pictures, NY, and a solo booth for Altman Siegel at Frieze New York in May.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Emily Wardill lives in London. She has exhibited extensively including solo shows at Badischer Kunstverien, Karlsruhe; De Appel, Amsterdam; MCA, St. Louis; List Visual Art Center, MIT, Cambridge; Standard, Oslo; Fortescue Avenue, Jonathan Viner, London; ICA, London.  She recently completed a residency and solo exhibition at Artes in Porto and is currently working on an upcoming show with Carlier Gebauer in Berlin.</span></p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 06:49:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts - January 16th, 2013 - February 16th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">MCCLA gallery department is proud to present <i>“Esperando la llegada del Alba”</i>. The exhibition is the result of a work with Bay Area residents representative of the Latino cultural diversity. It addresses the question of community while nurturing the talent of non-professional participants.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><i>“Esperando la Llegade del Alba”</i> places each participant at the center of the creative process based upon the cooperation between acclaimed international artists Moise Touré and Francis Viet, local talent Kiazad Ehya, Tomo Saito, and the non-professional performers who have participated in the year-long adventure.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">From the fullness of individual memories, experiences, histories and testimonies to the discovery of a collective identity <i>“Esperando la Llegade del Alba”</i> shows that cultural, social and political barriers can be overcome when participants share their thoughts, emotions and inspirations.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">It is a continuation of Moïse Touré’s past projects in France and abroad, such as those recently conducted with the National Theatre of Japan, in West Africa, in Brazil and in Vietnam.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>MOÏSE TOURE</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Moïse Touré created the company <i>Les Inachevés (The Unfinished)</i> in 1984, in Grenoble, France. He is part of the Academy of Shared Knowledge and Artistic practices. THE ACADEMY is a living meeting point, a place, where political and poetic awareness is achieved, where the epoch’s influences interfere. THE ACADEMY is both a seismograph of society and a free space. Every artistic project is able to create a unique vibrant social event, whose real importance goes well beyond the appearances. THE ACADEMY: art, interaction, participation. Bring the people into the act of creating, invent new forms of artistic expression, question the relationship between amateurism and professionalism, and establish deeper connexions with the population in an ethical and aesthetic perspective. The aim is to make THE ACADEMY a place of artistic sharing, a place of civic education and training, a space where collective discourse is audible.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>KIAZAD EHYA</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Kiazad Ehya is a San Francisco based filmmaker. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University. Currently, he works as a freelance cinematographer and videographer producing commercial, documentary, and narrative style content. Some of his work has been featured on KQED’s Public Media Arts Blog and the Oakland International Film Festival. He was also the recipient of the 2011 <i>“College to Cannes Film Festival”</i> where he was awarded a two-week residency at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Kiazad's personal work seeks to explore stories that represent our culturally pluralistic world and portray underrepresented perspectives of peoples, both in the USA and worldwide.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Thanks to: Michelle Haner, Adam Gascho, Adan Pulito, Yuko Inatsuki, Kunst Stoff , French American Cultural Society, Institute Francais,San Francisco Art Commission, Les Inacheves, the participants.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Directed by Moïse Touré<br /> Director of video content – Camera – Editor: Kiazad Ehya<br /> Photography: Tomo Saito<br /> Choreographer: Francis Viet</strong></span></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 20 de Noviembre, 2012 - La Galería de MCCLA se enorgullece en presentar “Esperando la llegada del Alba”. La exposición es el resultado de un trabajo con los residentes del Área de la Bahía representantes de la diversidad cultural latina. Se ocupa de la cuestión de la comunidad, mientras nutre el talento de los participantes no profesionales.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> "Esperando la Llegada del Alba" coloca a cada participante en el centro del proceso creativo basado en la cooperación entre los aclamados artistas internacionales Moise Touré y Viet Francis, el talento local de Kiazad Ehya, Saito Tomo, y los artistas no profesionales que han participado en esta aventura de un año.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Es una continuación de proyectos anteriores de Moïse Touré en Francia y en el extranjero, como los que recientemente llevó a cabo con el Teatro Nacional de Japón, en el oeste de África, en Brasil y en Vietnam.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Dirigido por Moïse Touré</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Director de Video – Camara – Editor: Kiazad Ehya</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Fotografía: Tomo Saito</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Coreógrafo: Francis Viet</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>MOÏSE TOURE</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Moïse Touré creó la empresa Les Inachevés (El Inacabado) en 1984, en Grenoble, Francia. Él es parte de La Academia de Conocimiento Compartido y Las Prácticas Artísticas.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> La Academia es un punto de encuentro de estar, un lugar donde se logra la conciencia política y poética, y donde la influencia de la época de interferir. Es a la vez un sismógrafo de la sociedad y un espacio libre. Cada proyecto artístico es capaz de crear un único evento vibrante social, cuya verdadera importancia va mucho más allá de las apariencias.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> La Academia es el arte, la interacción, y la participación. Llevar a la gente en el acto de crear, inventar nuevas formas de expresión artística, cuestionar la relación entre amateurismo y profesionalismo, y establecer conexiones más profundas con la población en una perspectiva ética y estética. El objetivo es hacer de La Academia un lugar de intercambio artístico, un lugar de educación cívica y formación, un espacio en donde el discurso colectivo es audible.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>KIAZAD EHYA</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Kiazad Ehya es un cineasta basado en San Francisco. Recibió una licenciatura en Cine de San Francisco State University.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> En la actualidad, trabaja como director de fotografía y es un camarógrafo independiente que produce documentales, comerciales, y contenido al estilo narrativo. Parte de su trabajo ha aparecido en el Blog para medios de comunicación públicos de KQED y el Festival Internacional de Cine de Oakland. También fue el ganador del "College to Cannes Film Festival" en el 2011, donde se le concedió una residencia de dos semanas en el Festival de Cine de Cannes en Francia.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> El trabajo personal Kiazad procura explorar historias que representan nuestro mundo culturalmente plural y retratar las perspectivas mal representadas de los pueblos, tanto en los EE.UU. y en todo el mundo.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Gracias a: Michelle Haner, Adam Gascho, Adan Pulito, Yuko Inatsuki, Kunst Stoff, French American Cultural Society, Institute Francais, San Francisco Art Commission, Les Inacheves, y a los participantes.</span></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 18:03:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list