ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Amir H. Fallah, Hung Liu, Josephine Taylor - Palo Alto Art Center - September 26th - December 14th <p style="text-align: justify;">Our Fall 2014 exhibition will examine the unique ways that artists portray family, through drawings, paintings, sculptures, textiles, digital media, and photographs. Each of the 10-12 exhibiting artists explores the often deeply personal nature of their own sibling, parent-child, partner, and chosen family relationships, inviting all of us to reflect on our own familial ties. The Art Center invites audiences view works by Amir H. Fallah (Los Angeles), Hung Liu (Oakland), Josephine Taylor (San Francisco), and others!</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:36:23 +0000 Dana Harel - Palo Alto Art Center - June 13th - September 7th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Dana Harel: Between Dreams and Nightmares</em> is a solo exhibition of new works by the Redwood City artist. Organized by Laguna Art Museum, this exhibition consists of fifteen mixed-media drawings of animal and human figures. Harel&rsquo;s multi-layered works reflect the messiness of war and its effects on survivors, drawing on the artist&rsquo;s personal relationships to the men in her family and ties to military life.<br /> <br /> Dana Harel was born and raised in 1970 in Tel Aviv, Israel and works in San Francisco. She received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Her recent solo exhibitions have been at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco; and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in Herzliya , Israel. Harel&rsquo;s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California; San Jose Contemporary Art Institute in San Jose, California; Napa Valley Museum in Napa; Root Division in San Francisco and Gen Art in San Francisco.<br /> <br /> <em>Dana Harel: Between Dreams and Nightmares</em> was organized by Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:34:03 +0000 Ehren Tool - Palo Alto Art Center - July 1st - September 7th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>For Containers of Community</em>, veteran and ceramic artist Ehren Tool will create a new body of work that honors local veterans and highlights their shared experience. From June 7- June 29, Tool will work at the Palo Alto Art Center, creating thousands of ceramic cups (what he calls &ldquo;war awareness art&rdquo;) using imagery and objects collected from community members. As the cups are created, fired, and glazed, they will be displayed in the gallery, with the final exhibition on view from July 1-September 7.<br /> <br /> Ehren Tool creates visually compelling ceramic objects that address the experience of war. He is best known for his cups, which are wheel-thrown and feature decal-produced and embossed images and symbols of war, violence, and the veteran experience. Notably, Tool has given away most of these cups, offering more than 14,000 of them to members of various communities since 2001. His primary intention with his artwork is to promote awareness: &ldquo;I decorate cups with images of war and violence. The use of these icons reveals how abstract war is for most of our culture&mdash;so abstract in fact, that somehow it&rsquo;s OK to use images of war as toys.&rdquo; Tool has exhibited his vessels at institutions such as the Oakland Museum of California, the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, the Berkeley Art Center, the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Euphrat Museum of Art in Cupertino, and the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. He received his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and his BFA from the University of Southern California.<br /> <br /> This project was made possible by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation.</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:30:58 +0000 Jon Bernson, Andy Diaz Hope - Catharine Clark Gallery - September 6th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Just one week left to catch&nbsp;<em>Beautification Machine</em>, featuring the work of artists Andy Diaz Hope and Jon Bernson in our media room. Join us next weekend<em>,&nbsp;Saturday September 6</em>, from&nbsp;4-6 pm&nbsp;for a glass of bubbly and tour of the exhibit, including a few paintings by Timothy Cummings which have just arrived from his studio in New Mexico. This will also be the last chance to see Cummings's exhibit,&nbsp;<em>Cloverleaf</em>, running concurrently with&nbsp;<em>Beautification Machine</em>. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:43:15 +0000 John, Santoro - Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF) - September 9th - November 1st <p>The Paul Thiebaud Gallery is pleased to exhibit new paintings by Chicago-based artist, John Santoro. This show marks his debut with our gallery and on the West Coast. The exhibition features more than twenty-five, vibrant, heavily impastoed, abstracted landscape paintings on canvas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Reception and Artist Talk:<br />Saturday, September 27, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 pm<br />Artist Talk will begin at 4:00 pm</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:51:44 +0000 Bella Feldman, Suzanne Morlock, Carol Koffel, Jane Burton, Gale Hart - a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite - October 5th - January 4th, 2015 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:59 +0000 Taha Belal, Kota Ezawa, Jeanne Friscia, Alfredo Jaar, Todd Lavine, Dinh Q. LĂȘ - Haines Gallery - September 4th - November 1st <p><strong><em>Political Fictions</em></strong></p> <p><strong>September 4 &ndash; November 1, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>Opening Reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30pm to 7:30pm</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bringing together an international group of artists whose diverse practices question the reportage and representation of current events, <em>Political Fictions</em> starts from the position that both artists and audiences can be active participants in the production, interpretation and transformation of media culture. By creatively intervening in the flow of news photos, television broadcasts and streaming data, these artists coax familiar images into revealing latent content through processes that suggest alternative models of analytical spectatorship. &nbsp;The exhibition takes its name from Joan Didion&rsquo;s 2001 collection of essays on American politics, which focuses on how the electoral process is packaged for the public consumption.</p> <p>The first in an ongoing series of curated exhibitions organized by Haines Gallery executive director David Spalding, <em>Political Fictions</em> brings the gallery&rsquo;s represented artists into dialogue with established and emerging artists from outside the gallery&rsquo;s regular program to address shared interests and urgencies.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:13:31 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - October 25th 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM <p>Experience the history of arts from the Arabian Peninsula that influenced the development of contemporary <em>Khaliji</em> music (a style native to&nbsp;eastern Arabia). Artists from the Aswat ensemble sample artistic endeavors dating to pre-Islamic times that have marked the development of music from the peninsula. Aswat is a performing arts group that is part of the nonprofit organization, Zawaya.</p> <p>&nbsp;Performance highlights include poetry, recitation of the Qur&rsquo;an (<em>tajweed</em>), and instrumental improvisations (<em>taqaseem</em>). Starting with poetry of the pre-Islamic period to the 20th century, and interspersed with instrumental improvisations, the performance culminates in the presentation of sacred songs presented by the Aswat Sacred Music Ensemble. </p> <p>The program also features the Aswat women&rsquo;s ensemble and the larger, 40-piece Aswat ensemble in a performance of contemporary Saudi songs, including a Q&amp;A with artist Rana Jarbou.</p> <p>&nbsp;Zawaya is a nonprofit organization that contributes to the multicultural discourse of the Bay Area. Zawaya means &ldquo;aspects&rdquo; or &ldquo;corners,&rdquo; suggesting the many art forms to be discovered and enjoyed in Arab culture. The group was founded in 2003 by Nabila Mango and Haya Shawwa Ben Halim, Arab-American women who recognize that the challenges faced by Arab-American communities in the Bay Area require a creative response. Aiming to address stereotypes and misconceptions, Zawaya offers a&nbsp;genuine image of Arab-Americans as a source of strength for American society. To learn more about Zawaya, visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:56:00 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - October 5th 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM <p>Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. Themes and projects change regularly.</p> <p>On Oct. 5, celebrate Filipino American History Month with art activities inspired by the Philippines.</p> <p>On Oct. 19, discover animals in the Asian Art Museum collection with our new Animal Adventure Art Cards and make a superhero cape inspired by our menagerie of furry, scaly and feathered creatures. If you could have an animal power, what would it be?</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:51:11 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - October 5th 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM <p>Share stories about generations of Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the Bay Area with book talks, performances, interactive presentations and arts. This year&rsquo;s theme, <em>Tulay</em> (bridge), represents a link between multiple generations and two countries that bring a broader perspective to the Filipino American community&rsquo;s contribution to the Bay Area&rsquo;s arts and culture.</p> <p>Presenters include the Florante Aguilar and Chus Alonso band, Myrna Del Rio and Friends and student performers from the SF Filipino American Jazz Festival, Filipino martial arts school Eskabo Daan, Los Altos High School performers, local historian and author Vangie Buell, and Mel Orpilla, Filipino American National Historical Society (<em>FANHS</em>) president, as the emcee.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:46:48 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - October 24th - October 24th <p>An eye-opening look at the largely unknown ancient past of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this exhibition draws on recently discovered archaeological material never before seen in the United States. <em>Roads of Arabia</em> features objects excavated from several sites throughout the Arabian Peninsula, tracing the impact of ancient trade routes and pilgrimage roads stretching from Yemen in the south to Iraq and Mediterranean cultures in the north.</p> <p>Elegant alabaster bowls and fragile glassware, heavy gold earrings and Hellenistic bronze statues testify to a lively mercantile and cultural interchange among distant civilizations. <em>Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia</em> is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in association with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. <em>Accompanied by a catalogue.</em></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:43:30 +0000 - Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery - September 30th - December 7th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Department of Art &amp; Art History and the Gallery Committee for the Stanford Art Gallery would like to congratulate the 23 student artists who were selected for&nbsp;<em>All Tomorrow&rsquo;s&nbsp;Parties,&nbsp;</em>a juried exhibition mounted in the Stanford Art Gallery from September 30 -&nbsp;December 7, 2014, with an opening reception on&nbsp;Friday, October 3 from 5 &ndash; 7PM.&nbsp; Students represent 18 majors from around the university, and their media vary from prints to photographs, and sculpture to multimedia installation.&nbsp;<br /><br />This past winter quarter, undergraduate students in any discipline or major were invited to submit new work for the exhibition - the first of its kind to happen in the Stanford Art Gallery. The jury received over 100 fantastic entries submitted by 40 undergraduate students, and narrowed the participants down to 23 students displaying 30 pieces of work. The jury included Gail Wight (artist and Associate Professor in Art Practice, Stanford University), Richard Meyer (author and Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University), Corey Keller (Curator of Photography, SFMOMA), and Colleen Stockman (Assistant Curator for Special Projects, Cantor Arts Center).<br />&nbsp;<br />Michelle Kwon (2016), whose photography project was selected for the exhibition, states, "as those&nbsp;illuminated&nbsp;by the arts&nbsp;anticipate the opening of the Anderson Collection this September, I'm electrified by the fact that&nbsp;my&nbsp;photographs will be showcased. &nbsp;<em>All&nbsp;Tomorrow's&nbsp;Parties</em>&nbsp;allows a medley of media that have been envisioned and conceived by individuals with diverse directions to come together in the same space and time in order to celebrate the aesthetic and intellectual purposes of the arts. This means that there will be more open&nbsp;discourse regarding the nature of art on campus and beyond, and I'm blessed to be&nbsp;a part of this magical experience."&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>All&nbsp;Tomorrow&rsquo;s&nbsp;Parties</em></strong>&nbsp;will feature:<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Katie Adams</strong>&nbsp;(2017), Undeclared<br /><strong>Shane Bauer</strong>&nbsp;(2015), English<br /><strong>Federico Becker</strong>&nbsp;(2015), Materials Science<br /><strong>Gloria Chua</strong>&nbsp;(2017), Product Design<br /><strong>Emma Collins&nbsp;</strong>(2016), Art History &amp; Economics<br /><strong>Yvette Dickson-Tetteh</strong>&nbsp;(2014), Anthropology<br /><strong>Dana Edwards</strong>&nbsp;(2014), Philosophy<br /><strong>Witt Fetter</strong>&nbsp;(2017), Art History<br /><strong>Andrea Hale&nbsp;</strong>(2015), Anthropology &amp; Iberian and Latin American Cultures<br /><strong>Neli Jasuja</strong>&nbsp;(2014), Science, Technology &amp; Society<br /><strong>Gabriel Kho&nbsp;</strong>(2014), Computer Science<br /><strong>Michelle Kwon</strong>&nbsp;(2016), Art History<br /><strong>Jacqueline Langelier&nbsp;</strong>(2017), Undeclared<br /><strong>Eric Liaw</strong>&nbsp;(2014), Biomedical Computation<br /><strong>Luke Lorentzen</strong>&nbsp;(2015), Film &amp; Media Studies<br /><strong>Claire Lynch</strong>&nbsp;(2014), Art Practice<br /><strong>Maia Paroginog</strong>&nbsp;(2016), Art Practice<br /><strong>Alli Rath</strong>&nbsp;(2014), International Relations &amp; Art Practice<br /><strong>Kevin Rouff</strong>&nbsp;(2016), Science, Technology &amp; Society and Slavic Literature<br /><strong>Marika Sitz</strong>&nbsp;(2015), Human Biology<br /><strong>Marie Vachovsk</strong>y (2017), Undeclared<br /><strong>Guhan Venkataraman</strong>&nbsp;(2017), Bioengineering<br /><strong>Stephanie Wang</strong>&nbsp;(2017), Economics</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:29 +0000 - Vessel Gallery - September 21st 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Friends of Oakland Art Murmur invites you to join us for a special one day art symposium featuring a gathering of experts from the California ceramic community, a special one-day showing and sale of ceramic works, a behind-the-scenes tour of several OAM galleries, delicious food and wine sponsored by Oakland&rsquo;s Duende restaurant and Cerruti Cellars.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a class="eventstextlink" href="" target="_blank">Tickets available here &gt;</a>&nbsp;<br /><br />Event Highlights:</p> <ul class="eventstext" style="text-align: justify;"> <li>Keynote speaker Nancy Servis, an art historian, gallerist, curator, author and educator specializing in Ceramic Arts for over 20 years, and presently a Research Fellow at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona.</li> <li>Panelists Jim Melchert, Christa Assad, Juan Miguel Santiago, Wanxin Zhang, John Toki</li> <li>Private tours at three Oakland Art Murmur member galleries specializing in ceramics</li> <li>Panel discussion featuring Bay Area ceramic artists</li> <li>Food from Oakland&rsquo;s Duende restaurant</li> <li>Wine from Cerruti Cellars</li> <li>Exclusive viewing of panelists&rsquo; own works gathered for one day only</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">Event Schedule:</p> <ul class="eventstext"> <li style="text-align: justify;">11:00 AM VIP Meet &amp; Greet over coffee</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">12:00 PM Keynote talk by Nancy Servis</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">1:15 PM Tour of FM Gallery, Roscoe Ceramics Gallery &amp; Special Exhibition @ Vessel Gallery, plus refreshments from Duende &amp; Cerruti Cellars</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">2:30 PM Panel Discussion</li> </ul> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:29:33 +0000 James Broughton, Jason Jenn - San Francisco Art Institute - September 5th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p class="p1">In celebration of James Broughton&rsquo;s centennial year, performance artist Jason Jenn brings Broughton&rsquo;s mercurial wit, wonder, whimsy, and words to life on stage.</p> <p class="p1">Broughton was an award-winning poet and poetic filmmaker, and a notable figure in the San Francisco Renaissance, Radical Faeries, CMG, and Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence communities. Broughton&rsquo;s work speaks to us with a beguiling trickster charm, devoutly spiritual and sexually liberated, with themes exploring gender, humor, and imagination. The recent documentary&nbsp;<em>Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton</em>&nbsp;(screening at the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Roxie Theater</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Pacific Film Archive Theater</a>) illuminates his extraordinary life. Jenn's theatrical celebration commemorates Broughton's life and work. Broughton taught at SFAI from 1968-1982 and lived with an exuberance that earned him the nickname &ldquo;Big Joy."</p> <p class="p1"><a href="" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Jason Jenn</a>&nbsp;is a Los Angeles&ndash;based multimedia artist, performer, director, writer, lyricist, graphic designer, photographer, videographer, editor, creative consultant, and self-proclaimed "jack of many trades." He is a global creative producer with Midwestern rural roots and a double major in Film and Media Studies and Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa. Jason worked in the commercial Hollywood film and television industry before transitioning out to his own independent multimedia company ReEvolutionary Productions in 2000. He creates performances regularly for the Los Angeles Radical Faeries, Planet Queer, and Spirit Studio Silverlake. In recent years, he has performed pieces honoring the gay Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, the iconic Jean Cocteau, and various nature spirits.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:05:38 +0000 Art Hazelwood, Rodney Weiss, Anita Toney, Kenneth Srivijitakkar, Doug Minkler, Veronica Graham, Sam Vaughan, Katie Gilmartin, David Lance Goines - SOMArts Cultural Center - September 11th 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Coalition on Homelessness invites you to our 14th annual art auction fundraiser held at SOMArts in San Francisco. Bid on beautiful work by over 100 local artists in our live and silent auctions. Enjoy live music by Quinn DeVeaux and the Blue Beat Review, exciting raffle prizes, live tortilla screen printing by the Great Tortilla Conspiracy, complimentary dinner, and an open wine and beer bar.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year, we are celebrating 25 years of The Street Sheet, the country's oldest street &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; newspaper, published by the Coalition and sold by impoverished San Franciscans. The Coalition on Homelessness is a social justice organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness and its social, political, and economic causes. Our grassroots organizing model ensures the voices of some of the most disenfranchised San Franciscans lead the fight against homelessness.</p> <p>Come support the Coalition on Homelessness and enjoy this wonderful event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information:</p> <p>Visit</p> <p>Call (415) 346-3740 Ext. 303</p> <p>Email</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:58 +0000 Stefanie Vega, Aunia Kahn, Alexandra Manukyan, Ransom & Mitchell - Bash Contemporary - October 10th - November 8th <p>Carnivale-themed group&nbsp;show featuring the amazing &amp; talented team Ranson &amp; Mitchell and brilliant painted works by Aunia Kahn &amp; Alexandra Manukyan. Stefanie Vega will showcase three of her sideshow dollwerx</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:50:02 +0000