ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Corpus Callosum - Anno Domini - February 22nd, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Recording our upcoming album has been going incredibly well. We are pleasantly surprised with how much we've been able to do ourselves, and (no offense, Myles) recording in our living room is just about the best creative process ever. Thanks everybody for your continued interest while we play very, very few shows.<br /><br />We are emerging from our recording bubble to perform our first show of the year, because we're rusty like a water-damaged ukelin, but also because Nick Jaina is finally coming through town. Though you may be unfamiliar with his music as he comes to the bay but once in a blue moon, Nick is one of the premier songwriters in Portland, OR. His storytelling is immaculate and his music is beautiful, and we use no hyperbole when we say that he is one of the best musicians on the solar system, perhaps even outer space. He has released five albums on Hush Records and has, among many other things, composed three ballets with the Satellite Ballet and Collective, featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. He will be joined on this tour by local string players Danah Olivetree (Fox &amp; Woman, etc) and Dorota Szuta (Matador), who are, in our opinion, simply the best there is.<br /><br /><a href="http://nickjaina.com/videos/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://nickjaina.com/<wbr>videos/</wbr></a><br /><br />This show is headlined by our dear friend and San Jose legend-in-his-own-time Will Sprott. We personally gah-ron-tee that Mr. Sprott will blow our socks right through our shoes or your money back.<br /><br />Will Sprott<br />Nick Jaina (OR)<br />Corpus Callosum<br /><br />$8<br />all ages<br /><br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnickjaina.com%2F&amp;h=IAQF2F0OL&amp;s=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://nickjaina.com/</a><br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcorpus.cc%2F&amp;h=3AQFSvY8D&amp;s=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://corpus.cc/</a><br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwillsprott.com%2F&amp;h=jAQECM86T&amp;s=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://willsprott.com/</a></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:54:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Baretroupe - Cal's theater performance group - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - February 22nd, 2013 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Join us for an unquiet evening of music, theater, and video in this first of three L@TE events presented in conjunction with the exhibition Silence. UC Berkeley’s own BareTroupe performs a selection of scenes and songs that touch upon themes of quietude and isolation, including excerpts from <i>Spring Awakening</i> and <i>Rent</i>. Rio Vander Stahl leads a dynamic chamber ensemble in exploring the use of silence in the classical music tradition. And an experimental video work by Christopher Ariza abducts, obstructs, and obscures media newsfeeds.<br /><br />Please come early for best seating. A limited number of chairs will be available.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:37:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - February 22nd, 2013 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM <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="http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/silence" 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="http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/events/education/readingroom/EN0918" rel="nofollow">RE@DS: Lauren Shufran &amp; Sirama Bajo</a></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:25:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Molly Smith - Romer Young Gallery - February 22nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Romer Young Gallery</strong> is pleased to welcome New York artist<strong> Molly Smith</strong> for <strong><em>Route</em></strong>, her first solo exhibition at the gallery. There will be an opening reception for the artist Friday evening, February 22, 6-9PM.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Smith uses found and handmade materials to construct sculptures and drawings in response to the impermanence of her surroundings. The works in the show rest, hang, balance, and stand in arrangements that emphasize the transient and ephemeral, suggesting the possibility of further transformation.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">To make the works for this show, Smith has made each new environment her studio. Smith writes:</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>I have been traveling across the country for half a year. This time has been about moving, navigating places and finding a way. Along that way I made things out of materials I collected from the places I pass through. These things exist as sketches and are allowed to be in transitive states. For me, this way of working matches the fleeting nature of my impressions from brief experiences and encounters in unfamiliar areas. My hope is that the objects hold the energy of the instance of their creation and might resonate a sense of presence, of being aware of a moment. Their figuring out is their essence.<br /><br />My ways of making have been challenged and adapted by limitations and constraints during this journey. It has required the forms the work takes to be compact, mutable and economical. All materials have been found, collected or transformed. My own clothing, stained fabric, natural refuse and recycled paper are all materials I use. My partner and travel mate works with me to create supports for the pieces. Making has become more deeply integrated in my everyday living.</em></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Smith’s work addresses the everyday and the effects of the passage of time. Her new series of watercolors, Forecast, consists of 7 paintings grouped together on a narrow shelf. The paintings are made by applying ink into water on the paper's surface and moving the color intuitively to find an image reminiscent of a moment in the sky. Each day only one painting faces forward while the others are turned against the wall. The uncontrolled and accidental imagery that occurs on the backside of the pieces are given equal importance as the front. The series suggests the impossible nature of prediction and expectation.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Molly Smith</strong> was born in 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri. She obtained her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2004. Smith has had solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California and KS Art, New York. Her work has been included in group exhibitions including Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Sikkema Jenkins &amp; Co, New York; Leo Koenig, New York; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan; Roger Bjorkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden; and Midway Contemporary Art, St. Paul, MN. She is represented by Kate Werble Gallery, New York.</span></p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:35:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Claudia Joskowicz - San Francisco Art Institute - February 22nd, 2013 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Claudia Joskowicz’s video work addresses the way technology mediates and redefines concepts like history, truth, and memory, focusing on the lapses in narrative that are formed when texts or events are taken out of their original context. Centering on subtle shifts in meaning or sensibility, Joskowicz directs the viewer’s gaze from the events depicted on the screen to the physical movement of the camera through space, and to movement in a more abstract sense, through an imaginary cinematic space. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Artist Bio</b></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Joskowicz was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, and lives and works in both New York and Bolivia. She received her MFA from New York University in 2000. Solo exhibitions include galleries and museums in New York; Houston; Minneapolis; Salvador, Brazil; and La Paz and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Recent group exhibitions include the 10th Sharjah Biennial; the 29th São Paulo Biennial; the 10th Havana Biennial; the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia; the 17th Videobrasil Festival, São Paulo; and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Asturias, Spain. Among other awards, Joskowicz has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in film/video, a prize during the 17th Videobrasil Festival, and a Fulbright Scholarship. She was recently an artist-in-residence at Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil, and has also been a resident fellow at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency, the Vermont Studio Center, and in the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Joskowicz is currently a faculty member in the Steinhardt Art Department at NYU. <a href="http://www.joskowicz.com/" target="_newwin">www.joskowicz.com</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>About the Graduate Lecture Series</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) allows students to engage with emerging and established artists, curators, critics, and historians working in both local and global art communities. As an investigation of the contemporary issues relevant to students’ full education and experience, GLS gives the entire graduate body a common interdisciplinary foundation. It also plays a crucial role in defining individual praxis and the meanings of “success” within the current and future landscape of contemporary art. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with some of the guests for individual critiques, small group colloquia, and informal gatherings after the lectures.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">All GLS lectures begin at 4:30 pm on Fridays in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus.</span></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:47:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Claudia Joskowicz - San Francisco Art Institute - February 22nd, 2013 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p>Please join us for the next talk in SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series with Claudia Joskowicz<br /><br />Claudia Joskowicz’s video work addresses the way technology mediates and redefines concepts like history, truth, and memory, focusing on the lapses in narrative that are formed when texts or events are taken out of their original context. Centering on subtle shifts in meaning or sensibility, Joskowicz directs the viewer’s gaze from the events depicted on the screen to the physical movement of the camera through space, and to movement in a more abstract sense, through an imaginary cinematic space. <br /><br />Joskowicz was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, and lives and works in both New York and Bolivia. She received her MFA from New York University in 2000. Solo exhibitions include galleries and museums in New York; Houston; Minneapolis; Salvador, Brazil; and La Paz and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Recent group exhibitions include the 10th Sharjah Biennial; the 29th São Paulo Biennial; the 10th Havana Biennial; the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia; the 17th Videobrasil Festival, São Paulo; and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Asturias, Spain. Among other awards, Joskowicz has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in film/video, a prize during the 17th Videobrasil Festival, and a Fulbright Scholarship. She was recently an artist-in-residence at Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil, and has also been a resident fellow at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency, the Vermont Studio Center, and in the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Joskowicz is currently a faculty member in the Steinhardt Art Department at NYU. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joskowicz.com&amp;h=vAQHVFLIk&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.joskowicz.com</a></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:47:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Southern Exposure - February 22nd, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <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> <p><strong>Week #4 Opening Reception:</strong> Friday, February 22, 2013, 7–9 pm<br /><strong>Week #4 Dates:</strong> February 22 - 28, 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 #4 on Friday, February 15, 2013, from 7-9 pm.<strong> </strong>Week #4 of Only a Signal Shown, curated by Daniel Nevers and Amanda Eicher, looks at free time and past times, with work by Samara Halperin, Erin Johnson, Camilla Newhagen, and Doug Garth Williams.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:10:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Stephanie Syjuco - Berkeley Art Center - February 23rd, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Stephanie Syjuco is a conceptual artist on the cutting edge of social practice. Her strategies include use of common materials, the public domain, social networking, intervention, collaboration and humor to investigate themes of authenticity, consumption, value and labor. Her recent projects include creation of the artist-collaborative: <em>Shadow Shop</em> at SFMoMA in 2010, and <em>Free Texts: An Open Source Reading Room</em> at this year's ZERO1 biennial.  </span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:48:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Ligorano/Reese - Catharine Clark Gallery - February 23rd, 2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Closing reception for <em>Punch Card</em> on Saturday, February 23 from 3-5pm.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Artist talk with <strong>Ligorano/Reese</strong> at 4pm about their fiber optic tapestry <em>50 Different Minds,</em> currently at <strong>Catharine Clark Gallery.</strong></span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:08:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Nancy Chan, Toyin Odutola, Kiki Smith, Jonathan Wallraven, Xiaoze Xe, Daqian Zhang, Hong Zhang, Yueying Zhong - Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco - February 23rd, 2013 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>SAN FRANCISCO — Coloring far outside the lines of traditional ink-wash painting, works by eight<br />equally diverse contemporary artists explode the once-staid genre in The Moment for Ink, an exhibition opening on February 23 at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco.<br /><br />The featured works at the Chinese Culture Center prove that—despite the name on the gallery’s door—ink isn’t just for Chinese (or even East Asian) artists. “Ink can be found throughout the world,” says exhibition co-curator and CCF artistic director Abby Chen. “Why is it, then, that this ubiquitous material, when used as an artistic medium, immediately conjures up images of traditional Chinese art? These talented artists are a perfect example of what we stand to lose,” Chen says, “if we do not open up the dialogue on ink as a non-ethnic medium. We must break the cycle. It’s imperative that we continue to introduce and cultivate ink painting that isn’t necessarily influenced by Chinese culture or tradition if we wish this art to remain truly innovative, and truly contemporary.”<br /><br />For more details and additional programming:<br />www.c-c-c.org</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:09:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Antonio Canet Hernández - Richmond Art Center - February 23rd, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join us for a film screening of <i>Cuba El Valor De Una Utopia (Cuba – Value of a Utopia)</i> which documents 3 artists including Antonio Canet Hernández teaching graphic arts to at-risk youth. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This film screening is associated with our current exhibition, <i>Cuba: Portrait of a Revolution</i>, which features the complete set of 95 prints created by the late Cuban artist, Antonio Canet Hernández (1942 – 2008) who was considered a living treasure of Cuba. The prints tell the history of the Cuban Revolution and are called Serie Moncada: Fidel y el Moncada Vistos por Canet. This is the first time the series will be exhibited in its entirety in the U.S.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition is open from January 12 – March 8, 2013. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm.</span></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:26:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Chang Dai-chien, Chiura Obata, Saburo Hasegawa, Tseng Yuho - San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery - February 23rd, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p>This exhibition of historical and contemporary ink painting in America reminds us that Asian culture has important international expressions. It spans 120 years and features about 150 works by nearly 50 historical and contemporary artists who have extended the legacy of ink painting during their careers in the United States. It is co-organized by the SF State Fine Arts Gallery and CCCArts of the Chinese Culture Foundation, in association with the Asian Art Museum and Silicon Valley Asian Art Center. “The Moment for Ink” is made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Terra Foundation for American Art.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:22:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Anne Walsh - Southern Exposure - February 23rd, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>Join the club in 2013 at Southern Exposure. Each quarter, a different artist offers a unique take on the idea of clubs by leading visitors through shared rituals, developing new skills together, and cultivating common interests. Join one club or join them all—the more you participate, the more you'll belong! Become a better, more interesting person and meet other well-rounded people like you.</p> <p>Anne Walsh's event, <b><i>Respiration Society</i></b>, is the first in a yearlong series of projects that form Club of the Month Club Quarterly in which curator Daniel Nevers asked artists, "If you could start a club, what would it be?" Walsh responded with a club for breathing bodies. Join her and other like-minded people who breathe for an afternoon of breath research, including breath auditions and breath recordings. See if you can pick your breath self-portrait out from the crowd and explore what happens when we all share breath together at SOEX. </p> <p>Everyone is welcome to join this club! Bring a desire to breathe and your own ideas for breath investigations to SOEX on Saturday, Feb. 23. </p> <p>Watch for future clubs from Jennie Ottinger in May, Erik Scollon in August, and Randy Colosky in October</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:10:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Gregory Kondos - Crocker Art Museum - February 24th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Over the course of his long career, Gregory Kondos has painted Greece, France, and the American Southwest, but continues to find his greatest and most enduring inspiration in the richly varied landscape of California. The plains and hillsides he renders are both wild and cultivated; his settings range from the undeveloped to the urban; his locales range from the supremely tranquil to the awe-inspiringly magnificent. In portraying such variety, Kondos has moved between the polarities of abstraction and representation, yet his commitment to the landscape has never wavered. This exhibition features 70 paintings, which simultaneously celebrate the land's inherent formal, abstract properties, as well as the beauty and possibilities of paint itself.</span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Title Sponsor</span></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/images/stories/logos/USBankLogo_CMYK.jpg" alt="USBankLogo CMYK" height="24" width="94" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Supporting Sponsors</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Barbara J. Arnold, M.D. and Henry Go, M.D.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Raymond W. Gundlach, Jr. and Laurie Wood-Gundlach</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Muriel and Ernest Johnson</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Linda and Paul Kelly</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Dolly Louie</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sue and Ken Noack Family</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Paul and Susan Prudler</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Olivia and Kerry Straine, Straine Consulting</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sandra and Franklin Yee</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:46:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Osvaldo Ramirez, Sanaz Mazinani - Kala Art Institute - February 26th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Please join us for the first of our 2013 Fellowship Talks. Kala’s Fellowship Program includes an annual series of artists talks presented by current Fellows during their studio residencies. The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.</strong></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><strong><br />Sanaz Mazinani</strong> <br /></strong>Sanaz Mazinani is an artist, curator, and educator based in San Francisco. She was the 2011 Visual Arts Curator for the Iranian Canadian Centre for Art &amp; Culture’s arts biennial, <em>Tirgan</em>. In 2012, she was Guest Curator at Iris &amp; B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University where she curated <em>Edward Weston: On Light, Line and Form. </em>Most recently, she was shortlisted for the 2013 Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, and was awarded the San Francisco Arts Commission<em> Art on Market Street</em> commission for 2013/2014.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong> </strong></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><strong>Osvaldo Ramirez</strong><br /></strong>Originally from El Salvador, Osvaldo Castillo Ramirez received his MFA from Concordia University and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. He was the recipient of the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Visual Arts in Canada in 2011 and is the winner of various production grants from The Canada Council for the Arts, Les Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, including The Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2010.  He lives and works in Montreal.</span></div> </div> <div> </div> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:23:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Stan Welsh - de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University - February 27th, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Santa Cruz-based sculptor and San Jose State University Professor Stan Welsh, whose work is on view in<span class="CP___PAGEID_10377810"> <i style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/247370-clay-in-the-bay">Clay in the Bay</a></i></span>, joins us to talk about his work and his creative process in a lecture co-sponsored by the de Saisset Museum and the Department of Art and Art History.</span></p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:42:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list