ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Udo Noger - Dolby Chadwick Gallery - November 6th - December 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">Dolby Chadwick Gallery is honored to announce &ldquo;Beyond,&rdquo; a solo exhibition featuring the art of Udo N&ouml;ger. N&ouml;ger works in a minimalist tradition, reducing everything he does &ldquo;to a point where there is no more, no less&rdquo;&mdash;a statement that captures the delicate balance anchoring his pared-down aesthetic. This quest toward a conscientious reduction of visual information, however, plays a supporting role in the artist&rsquo;s primary cause: light.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Every painter from the fifteenth century to today paints light,&rdquo; N&ouml;ger explains. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s what the craft is all about.&rdquo; But rather than covering his canvases with layers of light color upon dark color to approximate the effect of light&mdash;the path a painter typically follows&mdash;N&ouml;ger instead sets out to directly harness light as a material. He does so by investigating the space underneath the canvas, by reaching beyond the surface to mine new possibilities and activate an endless range of meanings. Through his singular approach and unique suite of mediums, N&ouml;ger is &ldquo;able to &lsquo;set the surface free&rsquo; to get the purest and most absolute light possible.&rdquo; The resulting works draw the viewer in in extraordinary and unexpected ways; their muted, neutral palettes and simple, often circular forms induce a calming effect while their internal luminosity invigorates the senses and introduces an air of mystery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although the abstract forms, tonal qualities, and an emphasis on simplicity that characterize N&ouml;ger&rsquo;s most recent body of work echo post-war Minimalism, N&ouml;ger forms a closer alliance with artists who were part of the Italian arte povera movement. Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, for example, were preoccupied by the canvas itself and its seemingly endless potential. This emphasis on materiality beyond the artist&rsquo;s traditional toolkit, enthusiasm for approaches that sidestep established practices of art-making, and interest in the ontology of painting are closely aligned with N&ouml;ger&rsquo;s own sensibilities and goals as an artist.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The product of relentless experimentation and a commitment to pushing boundaries, N&ouml;ger&rsquo;s art is full of puzzles&mdash;even paradoxes&mdash;that flirt with contradiction while always achieving harmony. The works are magical, but also scientific; abstract, but also biomorphic; ethereal, but also sculptural. The optical play stimulated by their innovative construction&mdash;as exemplified by the mesmerizing Weight of Light 6 (2014)&mdash;draws viewers in while at the same time requiring them to step back, refocus, and reconsider.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Udo N&ouml;ger was born in 1961 in Enger/Westfalen, Germany. He has lived and traveled all over the world and currently maintains studios in San Diego, California; Miami, Florida; and Geneva, Switzerland. N&ouml;ger&rsquo;s art has been exhibited extensively across the United States and Europe and can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany, among others. This will be his first exhibition with the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:24:31 +0000 - Kadist Art Foundation - October 22nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">What is the mirror effect between landscape and technology, and how do different perspectives and approaches affect our mental images of landscapes? On the occasion of the collaborative exhibition&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible?</em></a>&nbsp;at YBCA, co-curators Betti-Sue Hertz, Ruijun Shen, and Xiaoyu Weng invite some of the artists in the exhibition to reflect on their individual relationships with and conceptions of landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drinks at&nbsp;6pm, talk at&nbsp;7pm</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:20:27 +0000 - Kadist Art Foundation - October 15th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This filmic portrait of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Guy de Cointet</a>, the French-born, California-based artist, compiles interviews with friends and colleagues such as&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">John Baldessari</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Larry Bell</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Richard Jackson</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Morgan Fisher</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Paul McCarthy</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Robert Wilhite</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Christophe Bourseiller</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Violeta Sanchez, and&nbsp;</a><a href="" target="_blank">Gus Foster</a>. The composite portrait of the artist becomes the portrait of a scene&mdash;of L.A.'s underground art scene, the emergence of performance, and the junction of the '70s and the '80s. Following the screening, there will be a Q&amp;A with the film's director and curator,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Marie de Brugerolle</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drinks at&nbsp;6pm, screening at&nbsp;7pm</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:19:17 +0000 - Kadist Art Foundation - October 8th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;">The first publication to look at the complete range of Allen Ruppersberg's diverse practice from 1978 to 2012, the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th century</em></a>&nbsp;focuses on nine important projects from that period, delving into texts, images, films, records and historical moments that were particularly influential to the artist. This book launch and signing brings together Ruppersberg and graphic designer,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Geoff Kaplan</a>, to discuss their collaborative process in creating the book and the selection of materials it comprises. The conversation will be moderated by<a href="" target="_blank">Constance M. Lewallen</a>, who wrote the book's introduction.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Drinks at&nbsp;6pm, talk at&nbsp;7pm</div> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:17:23 +0000 Pablo Helguera - Kadist Art Foundation - October 4th - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">Inspired by the old bookstores that line Donceles Street in Mexico City's historic center,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Librer&iacute;a Donceles</em></a>&nbsp;is an itinerant Spanish-language bookstore featuring used books on a variety subjects assembled by artist,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Pablo Helguera</a>. The bookstore will remain open for one month at Kadist's Mission district storefront. Visitors are invited to select a maximum of one book per visit, in exchange for a pay-what-you-wish donation. All proceeds benefit local charities.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:15:33 +0000 Mark Ulriksen - Modernism Inc. - October 2nd 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Please Join us for a</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Book Signing in Celebration of the Publication of &nbsp;"DOGS RULE, NONCHALANTLY" &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">by MARK ULRIKSEN</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;"Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly" will be available for sale, $29.95 + sales tax A Goff Books publication</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:10:37 +0000 - Southern Exposure - November 21st - December 13th <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>CALL FOR ENTRIES</strong></p> <p>Exhibition juried by Aandrea Stang,</p> <p>Screening juried by Kevin McGarry</p> <p>Southern Exposure invites Northern California visual artists to submit work for the 2014 Juried Exhibition and Screening <strong><em>More Than One Way</em>.</strong> All ideas and forms will be considered.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RULES &amp; INFORMATION</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Entry Fee</span></p> <p>Absolutely none! Never! Nope!</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Who is eligible:</span></p> <p>Open to artists living in Northern California, north of King City and south of Red Bluff. Artists and other instigators working in all media and formats are encouraged to apply. Work selected for this program will exemplify Southern Exposure&rsquo;s mission and our commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking, contemporary visual art practices.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">What work will be considered:</span></p> <ul> <li>SoEx accepts only ONE submission per person for consideration per juried opportunity. Video artists can submit ONE work to be considered for the exhibition and/or ONE work to be considered for the screening.</li> <li>Work must be new or have been completed within the current year.</li> <li>Dimensions of gallery-based objects submitted may not exceed 5&rsquo; x 5&rsquo; x 5&rsquo; and 75 lbs.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;How to submit your work:</p> <ul> <li><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">For gallery-based objects</span></strong>, actual objects must be submitted in person by you or another friendly human and must be ready to install. Assembly of artwork during the drop-off days is strictly prohibited. See additional instructions below.</li> <li><strong>For performance, social practice or web-based pieces to be presented on opening night or during the run of the exhibition</strong>, please submit no more than a 400 word description of the proposed project and how you intend for it to be presented at SoEx with up to two support images by NOON on Saturday, November 15 at</li> <li><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">For video-based work for EXHIBITION or SCREENING</span></strong>, artists must submit a link to their work on Vimeo or YouTube. The juror will view up to five minutes of your work. Video link entries must be received by NOON on Saturday, November 15 at <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>. If work is accepted for the exhibition, the work must be available for presentation as a DVD or mp4 or mov video file, and must be able to be shown on a video monitor. Please submit no more than ONE work to be considered for the exhibition and/or ONE work to be considered for the screening</li> </ul> <p>For tips on how to encode and upload your video files, here are some hopefully helpful links:</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Art Work Drop-Off Dates:</em></p> <p>Friday, November 14, 2014, 12:00 &ndash; 7:00 PM</p> <p>Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00 AM &ndash; 2:00 PM</p> <p><em>Jurying and Notification:</em></p> <p>Artists whose work has been accepted to the exhibition will be notified by phone by 10:00 PM on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Artists whose work has been accepted to the screening will be notified by email by 10:00 PM on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.</p> <p>ONLY accepted artists will be notified by this date. Don&rsquo;t call us. We&rsquo;ll call you!</p> <p><em>Non-Selected Work Pick-Up:</em></p> <p>Monday, November 17, 2014,10:00 AM &ndash; 8:00 PM</p> <p>Work left after the pick-up day will be charged $5 per day storage fee.</p> <p>Note: While every precaution will be made in the care of submitted work, Southern Exposure is unable to insure work during the jurying phase of <em>More Than One Way.</em></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><em>More Than One Way</em></strong><strong> Opening Reception</strong></p> <p>Friday, November 21, 2014</p> <p>7:00&mdash;9:00 PM</p> <p>FREE</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>More Than One Way</em></strong><strong> Screening</strong></p> <p>Saturday, December 13, 2014</p> <p>7:00 &mdash;8:30 PM</p> <p>FREE</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exhibition Dates</strong></p> <p>November 21 &ndash; December 13, 2014</p> <p>Gallery Hours: Tuesday &ndash; Saturday, 12:00 &ndash; 6:00 pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT THE JURORS</strong></p> <p><strong>Aandrea Stang</strong> is the director of OxyArts, the newly created multidisciplinary arts programming initiative at Occidental College.&nbsp; She serves as the director of the College&rsquo;s Weingart Gallery and its Wanlass Artist in Residence program. From 2002 until 2012 Stang was Senior Education Program Manager at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) where she developed and produced the museum&rsquo;s public programming. While there she developed special programming for exhibitions such as <em>Allan Kaprow &mdash; Art as Life </em>(2008); <em>William Leavitt: Theater Objects </em>(2011) and <em>Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 </em>(2011).&nbsp; From 2008 to 2012 she oversaw MOCA&rsquo;s Engagement Party program, the museum&rsquo;s program that offered residencies to artists exploring socially engaged artwork. In 2012 the catalog <em>Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA 2008-2012</em> was published by the museum.</p> <p><strong>Kevin McGarry</strong> is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles. He writes about art and culture for publications like ArtForum, New York Times Style Magazine, e-flux Art Agenda, Modern Weekly China, and several others. He co-organizes Migrating Forms film festival at BAMcin&eacute;matek in Brooklyn</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:44:23 +0000 - Sandra Lee Gallery - October 2nd - October 31st <p>Opening reception Thursday, October 2, 5:30-7:30pm; Exhibition Oct 2-31, 10:30am-5:30pm</p> <p>In October, Sandra Lee Gallery will present the second installment of its triennial juried show. The 2014 exhibition, Real and Surreal Part 2, will include 38 works selected by juror Dewitt Cheng out of nearly 1,000 works entered. The exhibition will take place from October 2-31, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:25:30 +0000 Mark Perlman - Elins Eagles Smith Gallery - October 2nd - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">A tenured Professor of art at California State University Sonoma Mark Perlman has exhibited his luminous encaustic paintings in the Bay Area as well as through out the United States over the last twenty five years. He has also exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, The Manege Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Moscow Central Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Perlman works in the medium of encaustic, pigment mixed with hot wax the oldest form of painting in civilization going back to Egyptian tombs of the Old Kingdom.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The paintings are built up layer over layer to create what the artist call &ldquo;the under belly a luminous field of mid tone color upon which he composes his imagery ranging from organic pictoglyphic references that subtly suggest ancient cave art to sharply geometric map like compositions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>October 2, 2014 5:30 - 7:30pm - Mark Perlman will be in attendance</strong></p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:38:15 +0000 Pamela Jorden - Romer Young Gallery - October 24th - December 20th Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:32:29 +0000 - SF Camerawork - October 25th - October 31st <div><strong><a href=";c=mJ7PS7908O1mf2EmNs4-g7FQ6Vb_hZ1FinaSox-UcEvGygDXzQ8UEQ==&amp;ch=0Ojq3-AxwRDVPB7cUAhYIGFPXpLS4iWy-prlEJsbxgQXsCsX7y0PsQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">2014 BENEFIT AUCTION&nbsp;</a></strong></div> <div>Saturday, November 1</div> <p>Registration:&nbsp;11 AM, Bidding:&nbsp;1 PM<br />Tickets: $20 in advance, $30 at the door<strong><br /><br /></strong>Tickets may be purchased&nbsp;<a href=";c=mJ7PS7908O1mf2EmNs4-g7FQ6Vb_hZ1FinaSox-UcEvGygDXzQ8UEQ==&amp;ch=0Ojq3-AxwRDVPB7cUAhYIGFPXpLS4iWy-prlEJsbxgQXsCsX7y0PsQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">here</a>.<strong><br /><br /><a href=";c=mJ7PS7908O1mf2EmNs4-g7FQ6Vb_hZ1FinaSox-UcEvGygDXzQ8UEQ==&amp;ch=0Ojq3-AxwRDVPB7cUAhYIGFPXpLS4iWy-prlEJsbxgQXsCsX7y0PsQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">PREVIEW EXHIBITION</a><br /></strong>October 25 - October 31, 2014<strong><br /><br /><a href=";c=mJ7PS7908O1mf2EmNs4-g7FQ6Vb_hZ1FinaSox-UcEvGygDXzQ8UEQ==&amp;ch=0Ojq3-AxwRDVPB7cUAhYIGFPXpLS4iWy-prlEJsbxgQXsCsX7y0PsQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">AUCTION PREVIEW EVENTS</a><br /></strong>Artist talk with Jessica Todd Harper<br />October 25, 2 PM<strong><br /><br /></strong>Reception with auctioneer Rick Wester<br />October 30, 6 PM</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:25:18 +0000 - Warehouse 416 - October 18th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The granddaughter of&nbsp;<strong>DC Comics Founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson</strong>, speaks on her grandfather&rsquo;s historical influence and pioneering vision of the Modern Comic Book Industry!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nicky&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href=";id=c0c2356746&amp;e=0524bd0612" target="_blank">Blog</a>&nbsp;will give you more details, images, and a lot of history but come to the talk to hear even more!</p> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:21:33 +0000 Adrian Age Scott - Warehouse 416 - October 11th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Meet the creators of some of the hottest independent &amp; Underground Comics in the Bay Area</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&bull; Free Comics 4 the Youth &ndash; while supplies last</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&bull; Raffle Winners Announced</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Create Your Own Comic Book Workshop facilitated by Hip Hop Comic Artist&nbsp;<a href=";id=cd80e6d9c5&amp;e=0524bd0612" target="_blank">Adrian Age Scott</a></strong></p> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:18:58 +0000 - Warehouse 416 - October 4th - October 25th <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Fine Art of SciFi, Super Heroes, Animation, Comics, &amp; Afro-Futuristic Stuff Like That&hellip;.</em></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong><strong>Preview Reception&nbsp;Thursday, October 2,</strong></strong>&nbsp;6-8 pm</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>First Friday Public Opening Reception,&nbsp;Friday October 3,&nbsp;</strong>6-10 pm<br />Warehouse Makeshift Cocktail Bar, DJ Styles, Dancing, and Art! Join the madness of a Friday night in Uptown Oakland!&nbsp;<br /><strong>Every Saturday open from&nbsp;1 PM&nbsp;to 5 PM</strong></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:17:45 +0000 Cate White - Pro Arts Gallery - September 30th - October 31st <h3><strong>2 x 2 Solos: Cate White</strong></h3> <h3><strong>Curated by Nancy Mizuno Elliott</strong></h3> <h3>September 30 - October 31, 2014</h3> <h3>Artist Reception: First Friday, October 3, 6-8pm</h3> <h3>Artist Talk: Saturday, October 25, 2pm</h3> <p><em>2 x 2 Solos</em> is a series of solo exhibitions featuring new work commissioned from four accomplished emerging artists based in the Oakland/Bay Area.</p> <p>Cate White&rsquo;s installation, <em>To Live Outside The Law You Must Be Honest</em>, is a collection of narrative paintings, drawings, sculpture and video that explore the comforts and conflicts of human relationships between friends, lovers, families and social groups. As a white artist painting her surroundings and personal relationships in West Oakland, themes of class, race and communication are present in her work. White&rsquo;s visual language is vulnerable, raw, sincere and accessible as she relies on intuition and emotional honesty to examine the painful and humorous problems inherent in human connection and separation.</p> <p><strong>About the Artist:</strong> Cate White is a painter, writer and occasional sculptor and video artist whose work is characterized by a mix of humor, sincerity and cultural critique. After earning her Bachelor of Arts from Dominican University of California in San Rafael in 1994, White returned to her origins in the rural back-woods of Mendocino County where she spent her twenties and early thirties. She moved to San Francisco in 2002, began to paint and received her Master of Fine Arts from John F. Kennedy University in 2012. She is the winner of the 2014-2015 Tournesol Award from Headlands Center for the Arts and is the creator of the graphic journal book series, <em>The Book of Life</em>. She has lived in West Oakland for six years and makes her living as a landscape gardener.</p> <p><strong>About the Curator:</strong> Nancy Mizuno Elliott is a tenured instructor at City College of San Francisco, where she also runs the City College Art Gallery. Most recently, she was the Curatorial Fellow for Truman State University, and was previously the Exhibitions Director at Richmond Art Center. Honors include a C-00 Film Grant, Individual Artist Project Grant (City of Oakland), Alameda County Purchase Award, Study Abroad Fellowship, and residencies at ComPeung (Thailand), Julia and Daivd White Artists&rsquo; Colony (Costa Rica), Can Serrat (Spain), Ragdale (Chicago), Hambidge Center (Atlanta), Osage Arts Community (Belle, Missouri), and the de Young Museum (San Francisco). She received her Master of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of Georgia and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Art from University of California, Berkeley.</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:18:26 +0000 Ray Turner - Toomey Tourell Fine Art - September 24th - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">Toomey Tourell Fine Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles based artist Ray Turner.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">LA based Ray Turner works with a confidence and and material opulence whether the pictorial construct lies in the realm of landscape or portraiture. Spending the last years touring &ldquo;Population&rdquo;, his ode to a variety of portraits and their permutations with numerous museums across the country, Sea Storm Series is a return to Turner&rsquo;s investigation of the reflective surfaces of sky and cloud. With rich applications, lush brushwork and vibrant color, Turner achieves voluminous form and filtered light, imbuing all with a sense of melancholy and impermanence. Always a master of atmospherics, here scale, color and contrast combine unerringly in his depictions of these dream like configurations. These haze shrouded formations radiate with presence, juxtaposing the transitory with the permanent. The works, though Neo-Romantic, are intriguingly mindful of horizon line and vanishing point, taking the viewer to uncharted visual territory. Vibrating between abstraction and the representative, one is drawn into their physicality while experiencing their shimmering transcendence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ray Turner has exhibited extensively in the US, including exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of Art, the Huntington Museum of Art and the Long Beach Museum of Art. His work has been included in many important public and private collections.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is Ray Turner&rsquo;s eighth exhibition with Toomey Tourell.</p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:33:21 +0000