ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Jason Adkins, David Avery, Corinne Whitaker - Sandra Lee Gallery - July 1st - July 31st <p>Opening Reception: 5:30-7:30, July 9th, 2015, Exhibition July 1st - July 31st</p> <p>Sandra Lee Gallery is proud to present 'Ethereal Visions': Works by Jason Adkins, David Avery, and Corinne Whitaker. This exhibitions brings together the three recipients of the Honorable Mention prize in 2014's 'Real/Surreal' show. In 'Ethereal Visions,' each artist guides viewers past the veil of the familiar, and into lush and sometimes frightening landscapes pulled forth from their imaginations. By juxtaposing their work, audiences are allowed a view into the collision between harsh and jagged digital-scapes, tumultuous apocalyptic events, and dreamlike scenes of the future.<br /><br />Jason Adkins' work includes large-scale paintings and drawings that respond in part to excess of modern visual gluttony; a churning cauldron of organic form and vibrant color that threatens to swamp the viewer. <br /><br />Davide Avery's art explores the obfuscated meaning behind images, words, and objects. His etching recall both the imaginative woodcuts of Durer and Victorian illustration, but frequently include familiar contemporary details, to an unsettling effect. <br /><br />Corinne Whitaker, aka the Digital Giraffe, has been a pioneer in the field of digital art, bringing digital imagery into the tangible world through her prints and sculptures. Whitaker's art is filled with fragmented ephemera, bones and feathers, quills and clouds, which come together to create new beings and digital "terrae incognitae." <br /><br />Opening Reception: 5:30-7:30, July 9th, 2015</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:01:06 +0000 Wendy Goldberg, Fernando Reyes, Kerry Vander Meer - SFMOMA Artists Gallery - July 18th - August 27th <p>Landscape, Figurative and Abstract Works</p> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:15:57 +0000 Mark McCloud - FIFTY24SF Gallery - June 26th - July 26th <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank" data-reload="">FIFTY24SF GALLERY</a>&nbsp;in association with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-reload="">Upper Playground</a>&nbsp;presents Mark McCloud&rsquo;s &ldquo;Take It Acid Is&rdquo; exhibition opening Friday, June 26th at 7pm. The show features key examples of actual blotter paper from &ldquo;The Institute of Illegal Images&rdquo;, the largest private collection of blotter art in the world and a selection of forensic photographic prints from</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Take It Acid Is&rdquo; coincides with Grateful Dead&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead&rdquo; concerts June 27th and 28th at Levi&rsquo;s Stadium in Santa Clara.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;This show focuses on the blotter art that I obtained or created through my 50 years of love for The Grateful Dead .&rdquo; &ndash; Mark McCloud</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recognized worldwide as the preeminent collector of LSD art and holding a Masters of Fine Art from UC Davis and two-time National Endowment for the Arts recipient, McCloud has been celebrated, vilified, indicted, acquitted and ultimately conscripted to the annals of psychedelic art history. Mark and his collection have been featured in Vice, National Geographic, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay, Cabinet, Salon, SF Weekly, SFAQ and The Bold Italic among others. He continues to acquire and preserve pristine examples of this, both global and Bay Area-centric cultural history to this day from his home in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. The&nbsp;<a href="" data-reload="">Golden Road Gallery</a>&nbsp;will also be on hand the night of the opening with an extensive collection of Vanity Blotter for collectors to purchase.</p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:06:00 +0000 Zarouhie Abdalian, Johnny Bicos, Liam Everett, Laeh Glenn - Altman Siegel Gallery - July 2nd - September 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">Heil'ge Nacht, du sinkest nieder;<br />Nieder wallen auch die Tr&auml;ume<br />Wie dein Mondlicht durch die R&auml;ume,<br />Durch der Menschen stille Brust.<br />Die belauschen sie mit Lust;<br />Rufen, wenn der Tag erwacht:<br />Kehre wieder, heil'ge Nacht!<br />Holde Tr&auml;ume, kehret wieder!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Holy night, you sink down;<br />The dreams flow down, too,<br />Like your moonlight through the rooms,<br />Through the people's silent chests.<br />They listen softly with desire;<br />They call, when day awakens:<br />Come back, holy night!<br />Sweet dreams, come back!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Nacht und Tr&auml;ume</em>&nbsp;(Night and Dreams) is a lied for voice and piano by Franz Schubert, from a text by Matth&auml;us von Collin, published in 1825.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zarouhie Abdalian (b. 1982, New Orleans, LA) lives and works in Oakland, CA. She was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Prospect.3, New Orleans; David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence; 8th Berlin Biennale; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; CAFAM Biennale, Beijing; The Shanghai Biennial; The Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; South African National Gallery, Cape Town; and the Istanbul Biennial.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Johnny Bicos (b. 1993, Arcadia, CA) lives and works in San Francisco. He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at 1038, and group exhibitions at Will Brown, Cell Space, and The Lab. In 2014 Bicos was featured in the Pacific Coast issue of New American Painting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Liam Everett (b. 1973 Rochester, NY) currently lives and works in San Francisco. Recent solo exhibitions include Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens; On Stellar Rays, New York; and a forthcoming exhibition at Office Baroque, Brussels. Recent group shows include Arndt, Singapore; di Rosa, Napa; The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley; Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; and The Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco. Everett was the recipient of the 2013 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship at the San Francisco Art Institute and a 2013 Artadia San Francisco Council Awardee.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Laeh Glenn (b. 1979, California) lives and works in Los Angeles.&nbsp; Recent exhibitions include Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York; Ratio 3, San Francisco; Nicelle Beauchene, New York; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; and Richard Telles, Los Angeles. She received her MFA from UCLA in 2012.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:52:33 +0000 Simon Dvorak and Charlie Schneider - Crocker Art Museum - July 9th - July 9th <p>Artists Simon Dvorak and Charlie Schneider will be presenting an original interactive art piece at the Crocker Art Museum for the Quench Art Mixer this Thursday, July 9<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;from 5-9:00pm&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Accumulation + Assemblage (Digital Diversion #6) Sacramento, CA&rdquo;&nbsp;Is a&nbsp;collaborative project that speaks to the transformation of the physical world into digital system of organization, use, and display. The artists&rsquo; accumulation of data, using random sampling processes for video and text feeds, presents a positive spin to the data mining and information gathering by more powerful interests: the work is fundamentally about human relationships and ties to place. It is about parts that make the whole.&nbsp;</p> <p>For the &ldquo;Quench&rdquo; Art Mixer, one camera will be placed so as to view the Sacramento River, and the other will be in the courtyard of the Crocker.&nbsp;In this way, the colors from the river will contrast with the colored text of the local twitter feed, creating a sense of the similarities and differences between the flow of the river, the flow of tweets and the flow of museum visitors.</p> <p>Simon Dvorak graduated with a degree in Art Studio from U.C. Davis in 2000.&nbsp; His work is concerned spacial interactions both physical and digital, and data visualization. He currently works and lives in Davis with his family. Information about the artist and his latest work can be found at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Charlie Schneider is a California-based artist.&nbsp; He recently completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded the prestigious Trustee Scholarship more information about his work can be found&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';">For more information&nbsp;about the Crocker Art Mix can be found at &nbsp;</span><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:48:53 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - August 1st 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Well-known Taiwanese film director Mei-Juin Chen will screen her film about the life and times of Li XiangLan, who in her lifetime was known by many different names, among them Shirley or Yoshiko Yamaguchi. She was an opera singer, film actress in both Chinese and Japanese films, pop idol, accused of being a traitor in China, wife of artist Noguchi Isamu. She was a prominent movie star and singer from the late 1930's to 1958 when she married a Japanese diplomat and retired from a successful but controversial career. She served as a goodwill ambassador and was active in the Women's Fund to compensate comfort women. Her most famous song &ldquo;Ye Lai Xiang&rdquo; (The Tuberose)is still hummed by Chinese around the world. The hour-long movie will be followed by a Q&amp;A session with the award-winning movie director.</p> <p>&nbsp;Mei-Juin Chen has an MA in Visual Anthropology from USC. In 1993 she founded Lotus Films and embarked on a career as a documentary film maker. Her work has appeared in major film festivals around the world. In her work she continually seeks to explore how culture, nationality, and society shapes our sense of who we are and how it leads us to embrace multiple identities.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><em>Co-presented by the SAA, Asian Art Museum, Center for Asian American Media and the Japan Society </em></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:02:17 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - August 2nd 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM <p>Discover and play as a family at the Asian Art Museum. On Family Fun Days, our fun gallery activities, immersive storytelling and creative art making opportunities will encourage you and your family to look more closely at the art and have some fun while doing so. Themes and projects change regularly.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;On Aug. 2, Alphabet Rockers will host a special Family Fun Day filled with art, music and dance, including a special performance from 1&ndash;2 PM. Make art, learn to beat box and blast off with Alphabet Rockers through hip hop grooves, rhymes and &ldquo;super-positive messages for kids.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:00:16 +0000 - The Contemporary Jewish Museum - July 23rd - November 1st <p><span style="font-size: medium;">The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) presents the US premiere of </span><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait</span></em><span style="font-size: medium;">, a personal and intimate exhibition about Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse (1983&ndash;2011). Co-curated by the Jewish Museum, London and Winehouse&rsquo;s brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva, the family gave the Jewish Museum unprecedented access to Winehouse&rsquo;s belongings, including her guitar, record collection, and iconic outfits, which will be on view. The exhibition celebrates her passion for music, fashion, London, and her family. Many unseen photographs of Winehouse&rsquo;s family life will also be on display, revealing her strong Jewish roots and heritage as well as her close family relationships. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Additionally, an exhibition of contemporary art organized by The CJM&mdash;titled </span><em><span style="font-size: medium;">You Know I&rsquo;m No Good</span></em><span style="font-size: medium;"> after a track on Winehouse&rsquo;s album </span><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Back to Black</span></em><span style="font-size: medium;"> (2006)&mdash;created in response to the Amy Winehouse phenomenon will be on view in an adjoining gallery. The exhibition includes work by Rachel Harrison, and new commissions by Jennie Ottinger, and Jason J&auml;gel.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">July 23&ndash;November 1, 2015</span></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:15:34 +0000