ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Misako Inaoka - Johansson Projects - August 23rd - October 18th <p>Johansson Projects presents Fractured Fauna, a new series by Misako Inaoka, in which hybrid creatures opt to be upholstered instead of taxidermied.&nbsp;</p> <p>Inaoka's newest sculptures depict a herd of ever-ambiguous creatures locked in an eternal state of transformation. Two headed dogs and headless deer are two animals in the clan, each adorned with decorative skins resembling an antique couch or perhaps a disco ball.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this series, Inaoka continues her exploration of the wilderness, the home, and the space where these two intersect. The artist offers up an alternative scientific theory through her sculptures, in which our influence over the natural world doesn't lead to endangerment or extinction, but rather an uncanny remodeling of mother nature's handiwork.&nbsp;</p> <p>In Inaoka's topsy turvy world, where natural patterns and artistically rendered motifs are nearly impossible to distinguish, human influence is less of a threat, more of an opportunity for redesign. Yet few man-made ornaments can compete with the odd beauty and unnerving grace of a deer's sinuous spine, curving downward, leading nowhere.</p> <p>Misako Inaoka, born in Kyoto, Japan, had received her BFA in printmaking in 2001 from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and her MFA in 2006 from Mills College. From 1999-2000, Inaoka spent a year in Rome, Italy, as a part of EHP (European Honors Program). In addition to solo and group shows at Johansson Projects, her work has been shown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, de Young Museum, de Saisset Museum, San Jose ICA, and galleries in New York, Japan, England, China, and Italy. She is a recipient of the Irvine Fellowship for Montalvo residency, National Endowment of Arts for MacDowell Colony residency, and has been an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, de Young Museum, and Vermont Studio Center.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:05:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - art works downtown - July 11th - August 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Through his painting, Mike explores the well-lived lives of his subjects' well-worn faces. More psychological profiles than portraits, Mike sources real people, his imagination, and found photographs, merging them to create a powerful emotional atmosphere frozen on canvas.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The underlying concept of Mike's paintings is about how we process memory. Through their iconic imagery, the paintings are designed to stir deep-rooted memories of people who have influenced us from our past because those memories hold great value to who we are.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=44823154&amp;msgid=1166542&amp;act=GVUD&amp;c=292265&amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mikegoldbergart.com%2F" target="_blank">www.mikegoldbergart.com</a></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:38:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Kay Russell - art works downtown - July 11th - August 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Kay Russell's family and students have been visiting the Lakes Basin of the Sierra, (northeast of Tahoe) for over 20 years. The paintings inspired by these site visits include landscape/details, and views of many hikes, lakes, and vistas. Snow and rain paintings, and close-ups of Sand Pond which lies at the base of the Sierra Buttes are also included. Their visits have always created connections with inspiring images and lasting memories. These paintings do not attempt to capture a scene, but the spirit of the environment, the atmosphere, and the poetry of the moment.&nbsp;<a href="http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=44823154&amp;msgid=1166542&amp;act=GVUD&amp;c=292265&amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kayrussell.com%2F" target="_blank">www.kayrussell.com</a></span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:37:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael McGee - art works downtown - July 11th - August 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Michael McGee is a 48 year-old artist, born in Bakersfield, who is proficient in many media, particularly ballpoint pens. He uses some unusual shading techniques and sometimes overlays vibrant colors to create intense works of art, tending toward strange and somewhat dark subject matter. He is often commissioned to draw portraits and other pieces for customers as his works are versatile enough to please most any taste in quality handmade arts. The Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy presents<em>100% Recycled by Michael McGee</em>&nbsp;as part of its mission to encourage and create opportunities for folks to share their art. Michael is a participant with the Street Chaplaincy, creating his art with the community and teaching other artists.</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:36:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Martin Stensaas, Sunny Strasburg, Benjamin Wiemeyer, The Oyster Pirates - Bash Contemporary - July 12th - August 9th Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:34:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Misako Inaoka - Johansson Projects - August 23rd - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Misako Inaoka's sculptures contest the opposition of nature and artifice with impish whispers instead of didactic rants. Her a-evolutionary creatures house infinite little particularities as if keeping their own mischievous mash-ups quiet. Part mad scientist and part explorer of gadgets, Inaoka allows access to an inigmatic oasis, a garden of odd adaptations. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Misako Inaoka, born in Kyoto, Japan, had received her BFA in printmaking in 2001 from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and her MFA in 2006 from Mills College. From 1999-2000, Inaoka spent a year in Rome, Italy, as a part of EHP (European Honors Program). In addition to solo and group shows at Johansson Projects, her work has been shown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, de Young Museum, de Saisset Museum, San Jose ICA, and galleries in New York, Japan, England, China, and Italy. She is a recipient of the Irvine Fellowship for Montalvo residency, National Endowment of Arts for MacDowell Colony residency, and has been an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, de Young Museum, and Vermont Studio Center.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:30:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Defer, Kamea - 1AM Gallery - August 7th - August 29th Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:28:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Laura Adler - Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF) - July 22nd - September 6th <p>The Paul Thiebaud Gallery is pleased to present a new body of work by New York-based artist, Laura Adler. The exhibition features small format renderings of dogs done in a variety of media &ndash; including ink wash, graphite, charcoal, Cont&eacute; crayon, and felt-tip pen.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Laura Adler - Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF) - July 22nd - September 6th <p>The Paul Thiebaud Gallery is pleased to present a new body of work by New York-based artist, Laura Adler. The exhibition features small format oil paintings depicting the rivers that surround the island of Manhattan.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:30:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Mills College Art Museum - July 16th - August 31st <p>Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 16 2014 | 6:00-8:00 pm</p> <p><em>Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions </em>showcases recently acquired pieces in dialogue with artwork from the Mills College Art Museum&rsquo;s permanent collection. The exhibition celebrates the diversity of the museum&rsquo;s holdings, featuring a range of media from painting and photography, to sculpture and works on paper. The exhibition draws together multiple themes and ideas through a collection of very different artworks and artists and features new acquisitions of work by Carrie Mae Weems, Judy Chicago, Mika Rottenberg, Sylvia Sleigh, Kathryn Spence, Binh Danh, Pae White, Allison Smith, Nathan Oliveira, and Joanne Leonard among others.</p> <p>For more information visit mcam.mills.edu.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:11:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list