ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Rodin, Picasso, Robert Frank, Arneson, and many more - Cantor Arts Center - September 22nd - September 28th, 2015 <p>Visit on Mondays!&nbsp;The Cantor Arts Center is now open six days a week. Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, but open all other holidays Wednesday through Monday. &nbsp;</p> <p>Open Wed-Mon 11am-5pm, Thursdays until 8pm; admission is free. CLOSED TUESDAY.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:10:57 +0000 Usugrow - FIFTY24SF Gallery - October 4th - November 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">FIFTY24SF is pleased to announce INKFLOW, a solo-exhibition by Usugrow, Opening Saturday, October 4th at 7:00pm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Book signing&nbsp;for his highly anticipated book &ldquo;Works 2007-2013&Prime;&nbsp;and limited edition print release will be held Sunday, September 28th at 3:00pm at Upper Playground 220 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94117.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">Usugrow began his own artistic activity by creating flyers in underground punk and hard core music scene in early 90&rsquo;s. Since then, he has been involved in various album cover designs for bands and musicians regardless of genre, art directions and merchandises, and also collaborating with lots of skateboarding brands and fashion brands.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Usugrow expanded the range of his activity and done several solo exhibition at art galleries in Japan and overseas since 2005, and published his first monograph. In addition to his solo exhibition, he has been curating the group exhibition and book projects with Japanese artists since 2009.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">He currently works on mainly illustration, painting and calligraphy as well as live painting, collaboration project with other artists and three-dimensional artwork.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:57:52 +0000 - Kala Art Institute - October 23rd - October 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">This year, for the first time ever, (wonder of all wonders!), KALASSAL and the Artists&rsquo; Annual Exhibition will converge to open on the exact same night! We&rsquo;re gearing up for a whopping good party in the gallery and expecting a big turn out. The sale continues Friday and Saturday with extended evening hours.&nbsp; Like last year, we will have a free Family Art Making Day on Saturday, studio tours, and much, much more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sale Continues:</strong><br /> Friday, October 24, noon to 8 pm<br /> Saturday, October 25, noon to 5:30 pm</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:41:48 +0000 - Kala Art Institute - October 23rd - December 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists affiliated with Kala Art Institute will be exhibiting their work at the Kala Gallery from October 23 through December 13, 2014. The exhibition reflects the diverse Kala community with a juried exhibition of prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, videos, mixed media works, and sculpture.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:40:32 +0000 John Felix Arnold III - Fecal Face Dot Gallery - October 3rd - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">FFDG is pleased to present Oakland-based artist John Felix Arnold III in his first solo show with the gallery entitled &ldquo;No Destination&rdquo; including paintings, fabricated found wood assemblages, works on paper, small sculptural works, and sound. An opening reception is scheduled for&nbsp;Friday, October 3rd&nbsp;(6-9pm). Beer and wine will be available. John Felix Arnold III will be present.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Expanding upon his visual narrative of the future past, Arnold has incorporated several abstract works which metonymically hint at this time rather than literally depicting it. The pieces feature his post-apocalyptic narrative, whose figures, in this installment, have woken up from a collective dream allowing the artist to explore his own experiences with meditative visions in ancient temples that contain collective resonance. The works carry the historical weight of assemblage, with actual origins in the streets from which they were recovered. But they evolve through the combination of weathered, industrial materials and Arnold&rsquo;s impeccable painting skills bringing about a dynamic tension. Featuring chaotic figures, onomatopoeic flashes, layered resins and stains, and even what looks to be periwinkle blue, this body of work builds on Arnold&rsquo;s recent exhibitions by opening it to more intangible possibilities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">John Felix Arnold III was born in 1980 in Durham, North Carolina, and currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. He was exposed to the mid 80s New York City art scene as a child, while his father was with Pilobolus Dance Theatre. He graduated from the Pratt Institute in 2002 with a BFA in Communication Design but moved to San Francisco for graduate study in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Arnold&rsquo;s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States including the SFMoMA Artists&rsquo; Gallery, the Luggage Store Gallery, the Shooting Gallery, ArtNowNY, Superchief, and Queens Nails Projects. Last year, he was also invited by Spes-Lab Gallery in Tokyo to hold a month-long residency and exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">RSVP through Facebook</a></p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:49:56 +0000 Matt Gil, mary button durell, Michael Arcega, Amanda Hughen, Kimberly Rowe, Andrew Schoultz, Bill Swanson, Arngunnur Yr - The NWBLK - October 2nd - December 15th <p>Expanding on the traditional role of an art advisor, <a href="" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=341030662721920" rel="nofollow">Heather Marx Art Advisory</a> debuts with a group exhibition co-produced by The NWBLK on October 2, 2014. Exhibiting artworks by Michael Arcega, Mary Margaret Durell, Matt Gil, Amanda Hughen, Kimberly Rowe, Andrew Schoultz, Bill Swanson, Arngunnur Yr. In response to the rapidly shifting art landscape in San Francisco, the collaboration between HMxAA and The NWBLK provides new contexts for viewing and discovering contemporary artists. Bringing together different disciplines in the same arena (applied arts and fine art) HMxAA and The NWBLK present thoughtful conversations about the wider range of aesthetic disciplines and how focusing on beautiful objects can amplify daily life. Runs through December 15.<br /> NWBLK open by appointment: <br /> For more information go to <a href=";h=WAQEZpMpw&amp;enc=AZNZeV14GsKuiJ0kklM96CWJVIg9Xq7gSmfXmya-Eu3GoxG5x2r_VUxNFTmaOyUQUvo&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:52:16 +0000 Ron Lynch, Lindsey White - The Contemporary Jewish Museum - October 23rd - January 6th, 2015 <p>Dialogue has always been an integral part of learning in traditional Jewish contexts. Now, The Contemporary Jewish Museum repurposes the centuries-old practice of <em>havruta</em>&mdash;the study of religious texts by people in pairs&mdash;for the contemporary art community. Artist Lindsey White collaborates with comedian Ron Lynch in the first showing of a new exhibition series, <em>In That Case: </em>Havruta<em> in Contemporary Art.</em></p> <p><em>In That Case: </em>Havruta<em> in Contemporary Art</em> brings individual Bay Area artists together with a scholar, scientist, writer, or other thinker of his or her choice for a ten-week fellowship in creativity. The resulting collaborations will be presented in The Museum&rsquo;s Sala Webb Education Center.</p> <p>San Francisco-based artist Lindsey White is creating a type of sight-gag index, through video, photography, and sculpture, and working with the language of magic and comedy to present the unexpected and impossible in everyday life.</p> <p>Ron Lynch is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He has appeared in a number of movies and television shows and has worked as a voice actor for several animated shows.</p> <p>Together White and Lynch will engage in a larger conversation about how to activate a joke and about the physical nature of being a performer.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:34:53 +0000 Beili Liu, Walter James Mansfield, Mari Marks, Tim Rice, Sanjay Vora - Vessel Gallery - October 4th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Vessel Gallery invites you to attend the artist talk for our "M&amp;M: Material + Meditation" group show. Director/curator Lonnie Lee will speak about the works included in the show and each artist will give a short lecture on their thoughts and processes behind each work. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage in a discussion-based meditation on art, practice, and material. Refreshments following.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:24:03 +0000 Jonathon Keats - Modernism Inc. - October 21st - October 21st Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:20:09 +0000 Group Show - 1AM Gallery - October 16th - October 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Honey, I Shrunk The Streets!&rdquo; opens on Thursday, October 16th, from 6:30-9:30pm at 1AM Gallery. Big things come in small packages and our next exhibit proves just that. &nbsp;In this one-of-a-kind exhibition, our 1AM community of artists will paint miniature versions of billboards, brick walls, trucks, and dumpsters provided by TYO toys. &nbsp;Check out the artist list and more information about the show.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:20:50 +0000