ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Elizabeth L. Tracy - 425 California Lobby Gallery - January 5th - March 27th Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:37:13 +0000 Freddy Chandra, Desirée Holman and Ranu Mukherjee - Kala Art Institute - February 21st - February 21st <p>Seeing Time - Time Traveller<br />January 15 - March 21, 2015<br /><br />Opening Reception<br />Thursday, January 15, 6-8pm<br /><br />Artist Talk with Freddy Chandra, Desir&eacute;e Holman and Ranu Mukherjee<br />Saturday, February 21, 2pm<br />Kala Gallery, Berkeley<br /><br />Kala Art Institute is excited to present an artist talk with Freddy Chandra, Desir&eacute;e Holman and Ranu Mukherjee, featuring in our current exhibition, Seeing Time - Time Traveller. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.<br /><br />Freddy Chandra&rsquo;s work consists of site-specific installations and multi-panel wall compositions. Each installation is an immersive environment constructed as a place that encourages sensory understanding of physical space and temporal duration. His compositions suggest a contingency in the rhythmic act of marking space and shifts that occur in our experience of time. Chandra completed his undergraduate studies in Architecture and Art Practice from the University of California at Berkeley, and obtained his MFA in Studio Art from Mills College in Oakland. He is an Adjunct Faculty at Mills College, and has previously been a Summer Session Lecturer at UC Berkeley. He is a recipient of a 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. He has also previously received a Kala Art Institute Fellowship, a Project Space Residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and a residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program.<br /><br />Desir&eacute;e Holman&rsquo;s multi-sensory work positions theatrical tools like costumes or props, in settings that illuminate ideas of identity, knowledge, and the complexities of the human psyche. Her new work Sophist explores everything spacy including astrology, aliens, auras, harmonic convergence, mysticism, occultism, animal magnetism and other spiritual pseudo-sciences. In this new body of work, Holman creates harmony between the real and fiction, the rational and instinct, and the past and future. Holman holds a Masters degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She was awarded a San Francisco Modern Museum of Art SECA award in 2008 and in 2007 the Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue award. Solo exhibitions of her work include the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Berkeley Art Museum&rsquo;s MATRIX program.<a href=";h=RAQEqe0r9&amp;enc=AZN1VWy6EtPqHmiXfJwYVY3LBMv0t-Z_pwKnYRo3UWOXmTk9kHfjHvS-vjTqDTaYzeA&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;<br /><br />Ranu Mukherjee&rsquo;s hybrid films, textiles, works on paper and performed projects explore the construction of culture and probe ways that contemporary life is shaped by creolization and nomadism. She actively collects her source material or nomadic archive from the public, and composes her work with this material engaging viewers through a culturally hybrid and visibly crafted aesthetic. Mukherjee received an MFA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London and a BFA in painting and film from the Massachusetts College of Art. Mukherjee's work has been exhibited and screened internationally in New Delhi, Jakmel, London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Berlin, Turin, Belfast, Capetown and Budapest. She is represented by Gallery Wendi Norris.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:33:58 +0000 John Nelson - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - January 22nd - January 22nd <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>Contact: Jennifer Draughon</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery</p> <p>545 4<sup>th</sup> Street, San Francisco, CA 94107</p> <p>415.495.2090 &ndash; Phone</p> <p>415.495.2094 &ndash; Fax</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>John Nelson</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Flowered</em></strong></p> <p><strong>February 4 &ndash; March 13, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 4, 5:30 - 7:30 PM </strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>&ldquo;I take simple, bold, and instantly recognizable images of everyday life and paint them with a sense of drama. &nbsp;If there is a theory behind my work, it is semiotics: the theory of signs. Images can function like words in a sentence, the meaning of each image dependent on how it is paired with other symbols.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> <p>-- John Nelson</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, <em>Flowered,</em> featuring new work by John Nelson, opening Wednesday February 4, from 5:30 &ndash; 7:30PM.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In this new body of work, <em>Flowered,</em> a whimsical and botanical language is expressed that extends beyond science to touch on themes of romance, fecundity, life phases and cycles. &nbsp;Nelson&rsquo;s paintings bring together images of animal, plant and human forms in varying life phases to convey, through iconography and language, the whimsical and romantic abundance of life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco in our new gallery space at 545 &ndash; 4<sup>th</sup> Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country.&nbsp; ASG is a member of SFADA.&nbsp; Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday by appointment. The gallery will be closed 2/16. For further information and materials please contact Jennifer Draughon at 415-495-2090 or; Additional information may also be found on our website, Thank you!</p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:35:16 +0000 Amandalynn, Vans The Omega, Hueman, Lady Mags - 1AM Gallery - February 5th - March 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">1AM Gallery is pleased to present, &ldquo;<strong>Inamorata</strong>&rdquo;, showcasing both local artists, Amandalynn, Hueman, Lady Mags, Helice Wen, Joshua Lawyer, Melanie Alves, Houston Berry, Monty Guy, and Jet Martinez, and artists from afar, Vans the Omega and Annica Lydenberg. Throughout time, artists of all kinds have been inspired by their lovers. Many times these inspiring entities are female characters that entice, excite, or even disrupt an artist&rsquo;s spirit. The term &lsquo;Inamorata&rsquo; by definition means:&nbsp;<em>a woman with whom one is in love,&nbsp;</em>and is many times used in reference to a woman who inspires her lover&rsquo;s creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" rel="nofollow">Amandalynn</a>&nbsp;has curated an exhibition for&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">1AM Gallery</a>, which includes a group of artists inspired by the theme &lsquo;Inamorata&rsquo;. Each artist in some way has created works that exhibit a strong passion for feminine attributes. This small collection of extremely talented and diverse artistic entities will display a complete visual definition of inspiration through love and passion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Combining alluring illustrative figures and abstract emotional images, these works express the fluctuation of emotions that enrapture a person&rsquo;s mind when they&rsquo;re entangled in the power of love. From cleansing the spirit to reconnecting with nature and its creatures, the artists portray the freedom of love in its numerous forms. The exhibition will display all new works by included participants, as well as a custom mural by some of the artists on the exterior of the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information, visit If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ANU@1AMSF.COM?subject=" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:28:03 +0000