ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 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 - 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 Amanda Curreri - Romer Young Gallery - January 11th, 2013 - February 16th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Romer Young Gallery</strong> is pleased to present its third solo exhibition with Bay Area artist <strong>Amanda Curreri</strong>. Curreri transforms the gallery into <em>The Aunque</em>– a space of possibility, a space of the 'even though'. With both irreverence and with earnestness, <em>The Aunque</em> serves as a space for reflection on power, identity, and desire in the face of the violence of contemporary social life. There will be an opening reception for the artist on <strong>Friday, January 11, 6-9pm</strong>.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Beginning with the titular language shift from English to Spanish, Curreri’s work invokes a power shift and implicates itself and the viewer in acts of “reading” and legibility. The phrase "Aunque, violencia es total" entered Curreri's head like a mantra while on a long-distance run. Highlighting this meditative state achieved through physical and sensory experience, Curreri insists on an equivalence between body knowledge and cerebral understanding as a crucial tool of negotiating identity. Curreri’s work employs an <em>Active Formalism</em>: a mix of formalism with an insistence on experience as a way of learning and testing, do-ing and be-ing.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Artworks within <em>The Aunque</em> are a re-envisioned hand-dyed and sewn flag, multiple paintings, a video, confounding cocktail napkins, and an invitational play. The diverse languages in effect – color, form, vernacular, linguistic – all converge via poetry as a pragmatic model for this new work. Amanda offers: “I was looking for an intimate one-to-one structure for this work which is what lead me to poems. Poetry is so flagrantly about heart and commitment and also so much about the rogue and necessary pied piper figure in society. I asked a poet friend for insight on what makes something a poem, and, of course, they said that it is structure and form and then the breaking and bending of that form.” Curreri applies this formalist approach as a vehicle to push into new spaces of discourse.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">On Wednesday, January 30, 7pm, Curreri hosts a performance, <em>Jean Genet in the Aunque</em>, which utilizes a collaged script of quotes to create a conversation of poetry and outlaws, performance of selves, and cross-identification. Pocket-knives optional.</span></p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 06:46:27 +0000 Charles Ginnever - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) - November 17th, 2012 - February 16th, 2013 <p class="large" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The California premiere of the artist’s landmark 15-piece steel sculptural installation</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For more than 50 years, Charles Ginnever has created large-scale sculptures in steel and bronze that are concerned with challenging and expanding our visual perceptions. Every angle of a Ginnever sculpture presents us with a different work of art; as the viewer moves around the sculpture, the piece is transformed, evolving at a different pace and in a different way. At first, his pieces seem to be the work of a master illusionist, but one soon realizes that the sculpture is not about illusion but rather about questioning traditional ideas about perspective.  According to Ginnever, “My work sits motionless and is only activated by the viewer moving around it – only then does it start to perform.”  </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;">The best illustration of this phenomenon is <em>Rashomon</em>, a 15-piece installation of three-foot high steel sculptures that sit directly on the floor. Arranged in rows, these maquettes will fill the entire main gallery at the ICA. The presentation will be accompanied by small maquettes of other large-scale sculptures by Ginnever. The complete work, which has never been presented in California, is a model for the <em>Rashomon</em> Series, 15 13-foot high sculptures, of which only three have been fabricated to date.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The title, <em>Rashomon</em> is borrowed from Akira Kurasawa’s 1950 Japanese film of the same name, which presents widely different accounts of four witnesses to the same crime. Reflective of the film’s plot, Ginnever’s installation consists of identical units, each capable of assuming 15 distinctly separate positions. Even with the knowledge that all of these objects are identical, it is unexpectedly difficult to recognize each sculpture as the same form.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Also on view in the exhibition are a number of works on paper by Ginnever including an exquisite sculptural print titled <em>Multus – </em>a recent innovative work that when folded transforms into a lightweight portable sculpture. In describing the experience of interacting with the work, poet and critic John Yau writes, "The tension between the flat plane and the folded form asks us to pay attention to the everyday world we live in, and to recognize that in the simplest things—a flat sheet paper – there exists a possibility simultaneously enchanting and revealing.”  <em>Multus</em> is being editioned at noted Landfall Press in Santa FE, NM. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> In addition, the ICA will be installing a large-scale sculpture by the artist titled <em>Slant Rhyme</em> in the newly renovated Parque de Los Poblodores urban plaza directly across the street from the gallery. The installation of <em>Slant Rhyme</em> is made possible thanks to the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation in Healdsburg, CA. <em>Slant Rhyme </em>will be on view from November 15, 2012 through February 28, 2013.</span></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:15:59 +0000 - de Young Museum - October 6th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993). It will showcase more than 80 costumes and 50 photographs from the dancer’s personal collection, entrusted to the Centre national du costume de scène by the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation, and will incorporate key loans from active ballet companies.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Soviet-born Nureyev was a rising star in his native country before he defected to France in 1963. He was soon recognized worldwide as the most magnificent and charismatic dancer of his time. Incredibly driven, he traveled the world to work with leading figures in the dance world in order to absorb their techniques and to promote Soviet dance. Nureyev loved sumptuous shows and was particular about his costumes, often imposing changes and improvements. The costumes on view expose the wear and tear of daily use, bearing witness to the lives and bodies of Nureyev and his partners Margot Fonteyn, Noella Pontois and so many others. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-credit-line"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Exhibition organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Centre national du costume de scène.</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Major Patron</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Bernard Osher Foundation</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:35:50 +0000 Robert Bechtle, Wayne Thiebaud, Darren Almond, Chris Ofili, Kiki Smith - de Young Museum - October 20th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Crown Point Press at 50</em> marks the press’s 50th anniversary and features prints by 15 internationally renowned artists made at the press over the course of five decades. Some, such as Robert Bechtle and Wayne Thiebaud, have returned to the press throughout their careers; others, including Darren Almond, Chris Ofili, and Kiki Smith, are more recent additions to the roster. All share an enthusiasm for expanding their artistic practice by making prints.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">When Kathan Brown established Crown Point Press in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962, she expressed a commitment to etching that was remarkable for the time. Most workshop-based print publishing ventures in the 1960s  focused on lithography and screenprinting. Brown offered an alternative and welcomed artists who were new to intaglio, giving them an opportunity to explore an alternative printmaking possibility that was ideally suited to contemporary expression.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Witnessing the evolution of artistic movements such as Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Neo-figuration over the last 50 years, the press has applied a constant level of innovation to etching while working with visiting artists, regardless of style, to realize complex ideas. From the late 1960s, Brown and her staff of printers have developed ways in which photo projects could be realized, first as photoetchings, and then, beginning in the 1990s, in the revival of photogravure, a printing process that has been around for as long as photography itself. This process, along with that of color aquatint—which has become a trademark of the press—permits artists to swathe their compositions in printed tonal fields, merging ink and paper.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:36:00 +0000 Chuck Close - Monterey Museum of Art - October 27th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p>Chuck Close is one of the most highly regarded and influential artists of the last century. In the late 1960s, his realistic and heroically scaled portraits of family and friends sent shockwaves throughout the art world that are still being felt to this day. Though Close is known primarily for his contribution to the history of painting, he has played a significant role in innovating new methods for printmaking. Through his ongoing collaborations with master printmakers and artisans, Chuck Close constantly challenges conventional practices and perceived limitations of scale to extend his aesthetic to new and dynamic dimensions.</p> <p>The Monterey Museum of Art’s presentation of <em>Chuck Close: Works on Paper, 1975–2012</em> <em>from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation</em> spotlights one of the most comprehensive collections of works on paper by this revered American artist.  Featured in the exhibition are etchings, linocuts, lithographs, screen-prints, woodcuts, and paper pulp multiples of monumental proportions that exploit traditional studio techniques with brilliant effect.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:04:41 +0000 William Cordova - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - October 26th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>William Cordova</strong> attempts to reconcile themes of displacement and transition through the use of urban ephemeral and vernacular architecture to describe our contemporary situation.<strong><em> Smoke Signals — Viviendo para La Ciudad</em></strong> is a multimedia installation that is influenced by the 2010 book <em>Living for the City</em> by Donna Jean Murch, about the origins of the Black Panther movement, Bay Area cultural history, and social activism. Cordova transforms the gallery at YBCA into an architectural installation with a skeletal structure, resembling wooden scaffolding, which incorporates 35mm slide film projections focusing on invisible landmark locations throughout the Bay Area. Other components include a series of works on paper with various symbols related to the Pacific Ocean, and a suite of 150 drawings—based on geography and architecture—on reclaimed letter size paper. <em>Smoke Signals — Viviendo para La Ciudad</em> attempts to find an alternative way of reclaiming history that prompts people to reconsider their perspectives on the living city: its past, present, and future.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">William Cordova works in installation, performance, sculpture, film, photography, and drawing. He focuses on architecture and landscapes, and reconstructs, reconsiders, and reconnects past events to reveal their relevancy in today’s social climate. Creating ephemeral monuments, Cordova sees the visual arts as a platform for discussing our common experiences, needs, and struggles.</span></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:48:22 +0000 Nathalie Djurberg, Hans Berg - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - October 27th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In conjunction with the exhibition <em>The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg</em>, YBCA presents <em>A Mad Tea Party: Five Videos by Nathalie Djurberg &amp; Hans Berg</em>, a selection of important works where complex and twisted narratives are performed by molding clay figures in constructed environments. Spanning the past eight years of the artists’ career, these animations depict their characteristically dark tales that plumb the depths of human psychology to dramatic effect, and include human and animal characters that are thrown together into strange and mythological scenarios laden with sexuality and violence.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nathalie Djurberg was born in Lysekil, Sweden, in 1978. She studied art at Folkuniversitetet (1994–1995) and Hovedskous Art School (1995–1997), both in Gothenburg, Sweden, before receiving her MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2002. She has honed a distinctive style of stop-motion animation since 1999, when she first taught herself how to make films. Using the pliability of clay, her handcrafted narratives explore the vicissitudes of revenge, lust, submission, gluttony, and other primal emotions, in wry allegories of human behavior and social taboo. Increasingly, her practice has blurred the cinematic and the sculptural in immersive environments that integrate moving images and sound with related set pieces. She currently lives and works with Hans Berg in Rättvik, Sweden.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <div style="font-size: 1.2em ! important; color: #333333; text-align: justify;"></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Rättvik, Sweden, in 1978, Hans Berg works as a techno and house music producer. He is a self-taught musician who began playing the drums in punk and rock bands at the age of fourteen. A year later, he started creating electronic music — which he has made ever since — when he purchased his first synthesizer and sampler. In addition to his many live concerts, Berg also has an extensive discography with releases by Kant Recordings, Tsunami Productions, and other labels. He met Djurberg in Berlin in 2004, and since then he has composed the music for all of her films and installations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists’ collaborations have been featured widely in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Most notably, in 2009, they presented their installation <em>The Experiment in Making Worlds</em> at the 53rd Venice Biennale, for which Djurberg was awarded the prestigious Silver Lion for a Promising Young Artist. They have had other solo exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre, London (2011); Museum Boijmans Van Beunjngen, Rotterdam (2011); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohion (2011); Natural History Museum, Basel (2010); kestnergesllschaft, Hannover (2010); OMA Prada Transformer, Seoul (2009); Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2009); Hammer Museum, Los Angles (2008); Fondazione Prada, Milan (2008); Kunsthalle Winter thur, Switzerland (2007); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2007); and Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland (2007).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">YBCA's presentation of <em>The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg</em> is supported, in part, by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:</strong><br /> Abundance Foundation<br /> Adobe<br /> Koret Foundation<br /> National Endowment for the Arts<br /> Lam Research</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>YBCA Exhibitions 12-13 is made possible in part by:</strong><br /> Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, Meridee Moore and Kevin King and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Free First Tuesdays</strong><br /> Underwritten by Directors Forum Members</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:05:16 +0000 Alessandro Pessoli - SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - September 28th, 2012 - February 18th, 2013 <div class="description"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Alessandro Pessoli's evocative drawings, paintings, and sculptures place expressive, often melancholy figures in indeterminate spaces and dreamlike narratives. Fluidly moving across media and shifting between two- and three-dimensional forms, Pessoli renders his seemingly restless and exaggerated characters in a manner that is rich in historical references to art, cinema, and theater. This exhibition, the artist's first solo museum presentation on the West Coast, debuts a new series of works on paper and painted majolica ceramics paired with recent graphite drawings and sculpture. Together, these works reveal an imaginative, organic meditation on Modernism, mythology, and the artistic persona.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is temporarily closed October 29 - November 2, 2012.</span></p> </div> <div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration: none; text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Source: <a style="color: #003399;" href=""></a> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <a style="color: #003399;" href="" target="_blank">San Francisco Museum of Modern Art</a></span></div> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:18:34 +0000 Shirin Neshat - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - February 19th, 2013 - February 19th, 2013 <p><b id="internal-source-marker_0.8768282011151314">Presented by the <a href="" rel="nofollow">Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities</a></b></p> <div><b id="internal-source-marker_0.8768282011151314"><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br />Born in Iran and educated at Berkeley, New York–based artist Shirin Neshat has received international acclaim for her photographs, video installations, and films addressing the identities of Muslim women worldwide. She was a 2000 <a href="" rel="nofollow">MATRIX artist</a> and we have featured her films at the PFA Theater. Among her many awards are the the Golden Lion Award at the 48th Venice Biennale, the Hiroshima Freedom Prize, and the Silver Lion Best Director Award at the 66th Venice International Film Festival.<br /><br />Admission free. Please enter through Sculpture Garden on Durant Avenue.<br /><br /></b></div> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:14:08 +0000 Carol Lefkowitz, Toru Sugita, Juan Miguel Santiago - SFMOMA Artists Gallery - January 12th, 2013 - February 21st, 2013 <p><b>Carol Lefkowitz, Toru Sugita, Juan Miguel Santiago </b></p> <p>January 12 – February 21</p> <p>Opening reception: Saturday, January 12, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.</p> <p>Carol Lefkowitz employs a palette of greens, atmospheric blues, earthy browns and an echo of yellow to create graphic patterns that convey rhythm and stillness. Lefkowitz’s canvases simultaneously affirm two-dimensionality while asserting painting’s potential to immerse the viewer. By modulating the levels of paint transparency and opacity, and manipulating the tonal values, Lefkowitz offers the audience what she terms, “image-less space.”</p> <p>Originally from Japan, artist Toru Sugita now makes his home in the Bay Area. In this show, he presents black and white etchings of architectural elements such as bridges, buildings and utility poles as well as a series of color wood block prints of landscapes. Sugita is preoccupied with light and dark. His prints use a range of grayscale values to reproduce visual information such as distance and proximity, light and shadow, and the relationship of objects to each other. These pictorial elements allow Sugita to explore the physicality of three dimensional space.</p> <p>Juan Miguel Santiago is an artist who creates works that explore notions of memory and place. For this exhibition, Santiago will present a series of ceramic sculptures entitled, “Place of Origin.” These geometric forms placed in a linear organization, present the viewer with both a façade and an interior. Santiago exploits the ability of sculpture to present visual information in the round as well as in relief to communicate the complexity of experience. Unlike utilitarian clay vessels, these pieces are, “recording time spent reflecting on architectural space and the natural world.”</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:03:45 +0000 - Southern Exposure - February 15th, 2013 - February 21st, 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> <div id="textbox" style="height: 676px; overflow: auto;"> <div class="text"> <p><strong>Week #3 Opening Reception:</strong> Friday, February 15, 2013, 7–9 pm<br /><strong>Week #3 Dates:</strong> February 15 - 21, 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 #3 on Friday, February 15, 2013, from 7-9 pm.<strong> </strong>Week #3 of Only a Signal Shown, curated by Michele Carlson, includes work by Mik Gaspay, Ranu Mukherjee, Weston Teruya, and Skye Thorstenson, exploring the ways artists use speculative fiction to reframe existing narratives and media forms.</p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read more about Only a Signal Shown.</a></div> </div> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:08:42 +0000 - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - February 22nd, 2013 - February 22nd, 2013 <p>Programmed by Sean Carson<br />Doors 5:00 <br /><br />The lyrics of Bob Dylan set to the music of Prince? Or the lyrics of Prince set to the music of Bob Dylan? The Bay Area all-star band PC Munoz’s Singing Blood mashes up the folk and the funk in a unique project that pays tribute to both American masters simultaneously. Plus chamber music from the Rio Vander Stahl ensemble focusing on silence in music from Handel to Saariaho, a poetry reading from Kayla Krut, and a newsfeed-based video work by Christopher Ariza. Presented in conjunction with <a href="" rel="nofollow"><b>Silence</b></a>.<br /><br />Please come early for best seating. A limited number of chairs will be available.<br /><br />L@TE is made possible by Ann Hatch/Tin Man Fund, the Thomas J. Long Foundation, and the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees. Special thanks to media sponsors <i>East Bay Express</i> and <i>San Francisco Bay Guardian.<br /></i></p> <hr /> <p>Preceded by:<br />5:30 <a href="" rel="nofollow">RE@DS: Lauren Shufran &amp; Sirama Bajo</a></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:25:48 +0000 David Choong Lee - 111 Minna Gallery - January 28th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <div align="left"> <p align="justify"><strong>111 Minna Gallery</strong> proudly presents the most recent body of work by the incredibly prolific and multi-talented artist, <strong>David Choong Lee</strong>. This show will be David's third solo exhibition with 111 Minna and represents his constant growth and transition as an artist as his current practices and sculptural tendencies with which he builds from his paintings, are in stark contrast from the original paintings from his first solo exhibition, which were primarily sourced from San Francisco's local streets. David Choong Lee is a master creator of environments and builder of stylistic formulas comprised of everything he knows, meticulously composed in a way which expands the viewers mind and furthers ones perception of painting and art itself.</p> </div> <div align="justify"> <p>David's work has shown at many galleries in San Francisco such as 111 Minna gallery, Bucheon Gallery, Culture Cache Gallery, LEVI'S as well as many other galleries in the US and abroad, such as South Korea. He has self-published a number of art books- God Made Dirt, and Dirt Don't Hurt, 4 WORDS, DIRT, CONVERGENCE- and some of his books are distributed by Gingko Press and 2nd round productions to Europe and Asia.<span style="text-align: left;"> </span></p> <p>He's been teaching figurative art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for last 10 years (from 1998), and he lives in downtown San Francisco with his wife.</p> </div> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:25:13 +0000 - California College of the Arts (Oakland Campus) - February 19th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">An exhibition featuring works by artists and designers who participated in John Zurier's 2012 summer study abroad course in Iceland. The class provided an introduction to Icelandic art and culture during a week stay in Reykjavik followed by two weeks of intensive studio on a horse farm, immersed in the landscape, geography, history, and culture of western Iceland. The emphasis was on experience of nature as a primary souce for the exploration of new artwork. The exhibition will include photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, video, furniture, and sound.</span></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:02:42 +0000