ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 - Southern Exposure - March 18th, 2013 - March 21st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Visit Southern Exposure to preview the artwork in person and place absentee bids. The Preview Exhibition is free and open to the public.</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:31:24 +0000 Kay Russell, Patricia Ancona, Claudia Tarantino - art works downtown - January 25th, 2013 - March 22nd, 2013 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:17:06 +0000 - de Young Museum - March 19th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Now in its 29th Year, Glorious Annual Flower Exhibition’s Total Net Proceeds for Fine Arts Museums are Projected at $5.5 million </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>SAN FRANCISCO (January 9, 2013)—</strong>More than 125 of the Bay Area’s most innovative and sought after floral designers will create a spectacular array of floral arrangements in the de Young Museum for <em>Bouquets to Art 2013</em>. In creating their arrangements, these designers pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the art in the de Young’s permanent collections. The annual five-day event that showcases floral designs ranging from the stunningly simple to the elaborately intricate, attracts a large and enthusiastic following from the greater San Francisco Bay Area.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Bouquets to Art 2013</em> launches on Monday, March 18, with “The Golden Age,” the opening night gala and preview. The festive evening includes a sumptuous buffet by McCalls, music by the Dick Bright Orchestra, and the first viewing of the floral arrangements. The following days feature lively and engaging floral demonstrations by both local and nationally acclaimed floral designers, elegant seated luncheons by McCalls on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday—and for the first time this year, a champagne brunch on Saturday—that complement the flower-bedecked galleries and public spaces in the museum. <em>Bouquets to Art 2013</em> concludes on Saturday afternoon, March 23, with a raffle drawing of deluxe prizes that include jewelry, travel packages and other luxury items. All proceeds from the event benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>29 Years of <em>Bouquets to Art</em></strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">In the 29 years since its inception, this popular and much anticipated event presented by the volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, has drawn nearly 642,000 visitors and as of this year, its projected total net proceeds are $5.5 million. Funds from <em>Bouquets to Art</em> have been used to help underwrite an impressive roster of special exhibitions, art acquisitions, educational programs and special projects at the Legion of Honor and the de Young Museum.  Proceeds from <em>Bouquets to Art 2012</em> were used to fund, in part, the landmark exhibition <em>Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette</em>, on view at the Legion of Honor through March 17, 2013. This exhibition provides visitors the rare opportunity to view some of the most splendid examples from former royal collections housed in the Musée du Louvre’s Département des Objets d’art. The objects on view are seldom, if ever lent, and many of them had never before left France.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Other recent exhibitions supported by <em>Bouquets to Art</em> include <em>Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna, </em>2012; <em>Balenciaga and Spain</em>, 2011; the two <em>Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay </em>exhibitions in 2010; <em>The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon</em>, 2008; <em>Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles</em>, 2007; and <em>International Arts and Crafts: William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright</em>, 2005.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Among the many superb and varied acquisitions made possible with funds from <em>Bouquets to Art</em> are the Crown Point Press Archive, a rare Nimrud ivory from Mesopotamia dating from the 8–9th-century B.C., an exceptional early 20th-century French glass vase by Emile Galle, a Paracas turban and a Naxca Colombian woven band. In addition, the Fine Arts Museums’ Conservation and Education departments regularly receive support from <em>Bouquets to Art</em> for specific projects as well as gifts of unrestricted funds.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em>Bouquets to Art 2013</em></strong><strong> Schedule of Events</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Monday, March 18</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">“The Golden Age,” opening night gala and preview</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">6:30–9:30 pm, with 5:30 entry for Patron ticket holders</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Advance tickets are required. Call 415-750-3504</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Tuesday, March 19</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">9:30 am–5:15 pm: Floral exhibits</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">10 am: Floral demonstration by Bill Taylor, “The History of Flower Arranging from the Egyptians to the Present”</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Noon: Luncheon in Piazzoni Murals Room</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">1:30 pm: Floral demonstration by Talmage McLaurin, publisher, <em>Florists’ Review Magazine</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Wednesday, March 20</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">9:30 am–5:15 pm: Floral exhibits</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">10 am: Floral demonstration by Cort Schwanabeck, owner of Acres House and Garden, St. Helena</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Noon: Luncheon in Piazzoni Murals Room</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">1:30 pm: Floral demonstration by Laura Dowling, floral artist and chief floral designer,</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">the White House</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">6–8 pm: Fine Arts Museums members’ viewing hours</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Thursday, March 21</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">9:30 am–5:15 pm: Floral exhibits</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">10 am: Floral demonstration by Danielle Rollins, author of <em>Soirée: Entertaining with Style</em> and contributing editor to <em>Veranda</em> and <em>Southern Living</em> magazines</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Noon: Luncheon in Piazzoni Murals Room</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">6–8 pm: Fine Arts Museums members’ viewing hours</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Friday, March 22</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">9:30 am–5:15 pm: Floral exhibits</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Saturday, March 23</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">9:30 am–5:15 pm: Floral exhibits, raffle drawing</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">11 am: Champagne brunch in Piazzoni Murals Room</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em>Bouquets to Art 2013</em></strong><strong> Ticketing</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">General admission allows access to all floral exhibits located in the permanent collection galleries. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 22, 2013. $20 Adults; $17 Seniors (65 and above); $16 Youths 6–17; Members and children 5 and under are free. General admission tickets may be purchased in advance either online or in person at the museum box office during regular museum hours. Advance tickets are required for the luncheons, champagne brunch, and floral demonstrations. For more information and to order tickets, go to <a href=""></a>.</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:05:07 +0000 Group Show - Fraenkel Gallery - January 3rd, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Fraenkel Gallery</strong> is pleased to announce <strong>The Unphotographable</strong>, an ambitious survey exploring the history of that which cannot be photographed. Comprised of approximately fifty works, the exhibition interweaves prints by artists as wide ranging as Alfred Stieglitz, Sophie Calle, Man Ray, and Glenn Ligon, as well as works by anonymous and virtually unknown photographers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. <strong>The Unphotographable</strong> will be on view from January 3 through March 23, 2013, and will be accompanied by a 124-page hardcover book.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">More than a century of attempts to depict, through photographs, a reality beyond appearances is testament to a stubborn conviction that what can be seen is not all there is. In the book’s introduction Jeffrey Fraenkel writes, “From the moment of its invention almost 175 years ago, photography has proven adept at depicting the photographable: the solid, the concrete, that which can be seen. […] But another tradition exists, a parallel history in which photographers and other artists have attempted to describe by photographic means that which is not so readily seen: thought, time, ghosts, god, dreams. A vast array of strategies has been employed to bring such pictures about, tactics that have intersected and enriched the strains of modern art.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition will be installed in all three of the gallery’s spaces. Visitors will encounter Jakob Ottonowitsch’s <em>Spark captured on the surface of the body of a well-washed prostitute,</em> Tom Friedman’s <em>Caveman</em>, T. Glendenning Hamilton’s portrait of <em>The T’zan Teleplasm</em>, and Bruce Conner’s ethereal depiction of an angel. Among other works included are Wolfgang Tillmans’s <em>Mental Picture</em> from 2001, Frederick Sommer’s portrait of Max Ernst as a vanishing spirit, and Gerhard Richter’s attempt to depict the incomprehensibility of 9/11, titled simply <em>September</em>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Artists participating in the exhibition include Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, F. Baldet &amp; F. Quénisset, Walead Beshty, Mel Bochner, Sophie Calle, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Liz Deschenes, Kota Ezawa, Tom Friedman, Adam Fuss, Paul Graham, Idris Khan, Clarence John Laughlin, Richard Learoyd, Glenn Ligon, Adrien Majewski, Man Ray, Christian Marclay, Chris McCaw, Ralph Eugene, Meatyard, Richard Misrach, Jakob Ottonowitsch von Narkiewitsch-Jodko, Gerhard Richter, Frederick Sommer, Alfred Stieglitz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Wolgang Tillmans.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:14:38 +0000 - Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF) - January 15th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 Sat, 02 Mar 2013 12:08:46 +0000 Noam Rappaport - Ratio 3 - February 15th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Ratio 3</strong> is pleased to present its debut exhibition of<strong> Noam Rappaport</strong>, which will open on February 15th and continue through March 23rd, 2013. This will be the first solo exhibition of Rappaport’s work on the West Coast.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition will feature a series of new works which simultaneously reside between painting, sculpture, assemblage, and drawing. One predominant motif within Rappaport’s work is the representation of image through minimal compositions, color, and mark making. With Rappaport's discerning use of simplified geometric shapes and refined color palates, the compositions reflect elements of the human form, landscape, and architecture. This suggestion of imagery is balanced with concepts of objecthood as expressed through constructions of commonplace materials and shaped canvases. The peripheries of these objects become the focus as color fields divide the shallow relief canvases, aluminum sheets drape over the edge of plywood panels and graphic lines appear to float in front of the surface.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">These hybrid painting supports create a physical and perceptual relationship to the viewer. Negative spaces and blocks of color begin to suggest doorways, windows, and various characteristics that mirror the human figure. The attention to the space between the viewer and the work reinforces the idea that not only does a viewer look but he or she is also looked upon to play an active role in the object's function.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Some works within the exhibition offer sharp, near pristine finished qualities, while others present softer, more rough-hewn dispositions. Through careful consideration of material application, Rappaport incorporates fields of color composed from many layers of under-painting and drawing. Further elaborations of the seemingly straightforward compositions are explored with the use of divergent materials such as aluminum sheeting, lumber, painted reeds, and canvas wrapped frames. The use of these methods exemplify the artist’s willingness to approach the studio process as a continued experiment.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Noam Rappaport</strong>, born 1974 in Sweden currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Previous solo exhibitions include: James Fuentes Gallery, New York, 2012; White Columns, New York, 2010, and ATM Gallery, New York, 2008.  Recent group exhibitions include: <em>Beyond The Object</em>, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy, 2013; B. Wurtz &amp; Co., Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, 2012; <em>Robert Overby/Erik Frydenborg/John Henderson/Noam Rappaport</em>, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, 2012;<em>Chopped and Screwed</em>, MKG127, Toronto, 2011; <em>Out of Practice</em>, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, 2011;<em>Straw</em>, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, 2011; <em>Noam Rappaport, Tracy Thomason, Daniel Subkoff, Adam Marnie</em>, James Fuentes, New York, 2010.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:15:54 +0000 Alfredo De Stefano - Robert Koch Gallery - January 3rd, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">SAN FRANCISCO – The <strong>Robert Koch Gallery</strong> is pleased to present <strong><em>Alfredo De Stefano: Desert Reclaimed,</em></strong> the artist’s first West Coast solo gallery exhibition of his large-scale color photographs.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">One of Mexico's most prominent contemporary conceptual photographers, De Stefano photographs the desert landscape, creating enigmatic images that address the natural environment's elemental significance and our relationship to the land.  For De Stefano, "The desert is a metaphor of life and of death… a place where you can find the coincidence of the beginning and the end." Often employing ice, fire, and light, De Stefano creates site-specific installations akin to the land art of Robert Smithson, Richard Long, and Andy Goldsworthy.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">De Stefano was born in Monclova, Coahuila, a city in the desert in Northeastern Mexico. His work has been exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at the The Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012; Fourth International Biennial of Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010; International Biennial of Guangzhou, Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, 2009; and the Museum of Art Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico, 2008. De Stefano's monographs include In This Place, 2008, Brief Chronicles of Light, 2007 and Replenishing Emptiness, 2002. Among the institutions that have collected De Stefano's work are The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; and the FEMSA Collection, Monterrey, Mexico.</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:27:35 +0000 Group Show - Root Division - March 6th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <div></div> <p><b>ROOT DIVISION </b>PRESENTS<b>: Second Saturday March 2013</b></p> <div> </div> <p><b><i>Permutation Unfolding</i></b></p> <p><b>Exhibition Curators: </b><b>Rebecca Shortle &amp; </b><b>Tobias Tovera </b></p> <div> <div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Second Saturday Reception</b><b>: </b>Saturday, March 9, 7-10 pm</p> <p>Including <b>CREATIVE STATION</b>,<b> </b>free all-ages art activities in our Studio 2 Classroom</p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Panel Discussion:</b><b> </b>Wednesday, March 20, 7-9 pm <b>FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC</b></p> <p>Featuring: Jamie Brunson, Randy Colosky, Peter Foucault, Rebecca Shortle, Tobias Tovera</p> <div> </div> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Root Division presents <i>Permutation Unfolding</i>, A group exhibition examining the realm of process in relationship to natural systems of self-organization and transformation. <i>Permutation Unfolding</i> introduces art practices that result from processes of intuitive facture, repetition, and chance, created organically through accumulation.  <b></b></p> <div> </div> <p>Biomorphic forms or suggestions of other natural formations frequently emerge as a result of the artists’working processes, including macroscopic or microscopic life forms, neural networks, macromolecular or cellular structures, and geologic formations.</p> <p>The essence and beauty of each piece is the equilibrium between what is intended and what is achieved: a process that results neither from control over these forces nor surrender to them, but rather from immersion in them.</p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Artists:</b></p> </div> </div> <div> <div><br clear="all" /> <div> <p>Jamie Brunson</p> <p>Randy Colosky</p> <p>Peter Foucault</p> <p>Sid Garrison</p> <p>Mieko Hara</p> <p>Gregory Kaplowitz</p> <p>Amanda Klimek</p> <p>Michelle Mansour</p> <p>Mia Nakano</p> <p>Sandra Ono</p> <p>Jenn Shifflet </p> <p>Rebecca Shortle </p> <p>Christopher Sicat </p> <p>Tobias Tovera*</p> <p>John Wood</p> </div> <br clear="all" /> <div> *Root Division Studio Artist</div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Opening Reception:</b> Saturday, March 9, 7-10 pm</p> <p><b>Exhibition Dates:</b> March 6 – March 23, 2013</p> <p><b>Gallery Hours:</b> Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)</p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Panel Discussion:</b><b> </b>Wednesday, March 20, 7-9 pm <b>FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC</b></p> <p>Featuring: Jamie Brunson, Randy Colosky, Peter Foucault, Rebecca Shortle, Tobias Tovera</p> <div> </div> <div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>ROOT DIVISION</b></p> <p>3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness &amp; Shotwell)</p> <p>San Francisco, CA 94110</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><a href="tel:415.863.7668" rel="nofollow" value="+14158637668" target="_blank">415.863.7668</a></p> <div> </div> <p align="center">###</p> <div> </div> <div> </div> <p><b>ABOUT ROOT DIVISION:</b></p> </div> </div> <p>Root Division is a visual arts non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area. </p> <p>Root Division is supported in part by grants from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission: Cultural Equity Grants, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Phyliis C. Wattis Foundation, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.</p> <div></div> <p>For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact <b>Amy Cancelmo</b> at <b><a href="tel:415.863.7668" rel="nofollow" value="+14158637668" target="_blank">415.863.7668</a> </b>or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><b>ev<wbr></wbr></b></a></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:06:47 +0000 Chang Dai-chien, Chiura Obata, Saburo Hasegawa, Tseng Yuho - San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery - February 23rd, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <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 20:22:21 +0000 Molly Springfield - Steven Wolf Fine Arts - January 26th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For <strong>Molly Springfield</strong>'s new show at <strong>Steven Wolf Fine Arts</strong>, the Washington, DC-based artist will install her marginalia archive, an interactive installation that explores the relationships readers have with text. The source material—contemporary examples of marginalia (readers' annotations of texts) that Springfield has been collecting since 2007—is repurposed into a functioning archive that viewers can access and contribute to during the course of the exhibition.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Springfield uses the marginalia as source material for drawings. As in her previous work, the drawings blur boundaries between writing and drawing and reading and seeing. But in these new, multi-panel drawings Springfield also plays with enlarging text and image to underscore both the endurance and breakdown of the materiality of language in contemporary digital culture.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Visitors to the gallery are invited to contribute marginalia to the archive at any point during the exhibition. A copier machine will be in the gallery to facilitate participation and Springfield will be present throughout the day of the opening to receive and process submissions in person and to discuss the archive with visitors.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Springfield holds an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. Her drawing Translation, exhibited at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in 2009, is currently on view in Graphite at the Indianapolis Museum of Art through April 7.</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:18:05 +0000 - Berkeley Art Center - February 9th, 2013 - March 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Celebrate and honor Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) K-8 visual arts! This year the exhibition features the work of teachers and students side by side in an exploration of mentorship and relationship. Participating Berkeley schools include Berkeley Arts Magnet, Cragmont, Emerson, Jefferson, King, Le Conte, Longfellow, Oxford, Malcolm X, Washington, and Willard. Join us for this celebration of arts education in our community!</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:11:23 +0000 - Legion of Honor - November 17th, 2012 - March 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">It was not until the emergence of the artist book in the 20th century that book bindings—a book’s front and back covers and spine—came to be appreciated as more than merely protective or decorative. In the early 1900s, any deluxe artist book—with original print illustrations by a well-known artist, printed on fine papers, and issued unbound in limited quantity—fairly cried out for a creative binding. Collectors of these elegant books often commissioned bookbinders to fabricate unique leather covers with original designs that evoked the spirit or mood of the book’s text or illustrations.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The books in this exhibition, selections from the Reva and David Logan Collection and a recent gift of Earl M. Collier Jr., provide an overview of creative book binding design from the period encompassing late Art Nouveau through Art Deco, and from the mid–20th century, when materials other than leather were introduced. Included are bindings by some of the great masters: Paul Bonet, Georges Cretté. Henri Creuzevault, Pierre Legrain, Marius Michel, and Francois-Louis Schmied.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:15:26 +0000 Richard Marquis, Jay Musler, Randy Strong, Mary White, Oben Abright, Jaime Guerrero - Oakland Museum of California - October 27th, 2012 - March 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2">This fall, OMCA will be one of more than 120 museums nationwide to mark the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the studio art-glass movement in the United States. Featuring approximately 22 works on view in the Gallery of California Art, the exhibition <strong><i>Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement </i></strong>celebrates California's involvement in, and impact on, this movement that was brought to the Golden State by Marvin Lipofsky, who started the glass programs at California College of Arts and Crafts and UC Berkeley, and by Robert Fritz, who established the program at San Jose State University. Showcasing pioneer California glass artists, such as Richard Marquis, Jay Musler, Randy Strong, and Mary White, alongside the next generation of California glass artists including Oben Abright and Jaime Guerrero, the exhibition reinforces the Bay Area's prominence as a hotbed for the studio art-glass movement.</span></p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 18:23:10 +0000 - Oakland Museum of California - January 5th, 2013 - March 24th, 2013 <div class="body"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2">This installation in the Gallery of California History is the result of OMCA asking a class of nine history students at California State University Sacramento: "what's going on in your community today?" </span></p> <span style="font-size: small;" size="2"> </span> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2">Led by OMCA curators and Sacramento State History Professor Lee Simpson, students involved in the project documented community perspectives on how important the Sacramento and American Rivers are to their region. The resulting exhibition paints a rich picture of life in the Sacramento area through oral history interviews, interpretive text, short videos, and artifacts. </span></p> <span style="font-size: small;" size="2"> </span> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2">Part of the ongoing series, <i>What's Happening, California?,</i> the project reflects the Oakland Museum of California's mission to connect communities to the cultural and environmental heritage of California. The next installation, opening in April 2013, will feature a collaboration with California State University Fullerton's "Introduction to Public History" class, led by History Professor Dr. Benjamin Cawthra, and focuses on the effects of the recession in Orange County.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2"><i>Th<span size="2">is</span> <i>project is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.</i></i></span></p> <p><img src="" height="57" width="126" /></p> </div> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:55:02 +0000 Randy Colosky - Chandra Cerrito Contemporary - February 1st, 2013 - March 28th, 2013 <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><b>Randy Colosky:<i> </i></b></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><i>Another shape of things that happened again</i></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;">February 1 – March 28, 2013</p> <p class="p4" style="text-align: center;">Opening Reception on Friday, February 1, 6 – 9 PM</p> <p class="p5" style="text-align: center;">Artist talk with Jerry Carniglia and Randy Colosky, </p> <p class="p4" style="text-align: center;">moderated by John Zurier: Saturday February 9, 2–3 PM </p> <p class="p4" style="text-align: center;">Open during Oakland Art Murmur Friday, March 1, 6 – 9 PM </p> <p class="p6"></p> <p class="p7"><b>Oakland, CA </b>Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to present<i> Another shape of things that happened again</i>, a solo exhibition of work by <b>Randy Colosky</b>.  Colosky transforms ordinary objects into aesthetically powerful, thought-provoking and witty sculptures, installations and two-dimensional works.  His art materials are often those used in building construction, the artist’s other trade.  Recalling the work of Minimalist and post-minimalist artists like Donald Judd, Carl Andre and Robert Morris, Colosky creates pared-down arrangements that highlight the evocative nature of contemporary materials.  In Colosky’s case, however, objects are not always stripped to the point of non-recognition of their familiar uses.  Their meanings are simply expanded beyond the functional, so that they encompass multiple layers.  While enabling bricks, shower rods, lead and other mundane materials to be associated with ideas from broad-reaching fields such as archeology, history, science, philosophy and spirituality, Colosky reminds us of the potential for transcendence in the everyday. </p> <p class="p8"></p> <p class="p7"><b>About the artist:  Randy Colosky</b> is a Bay Area artist who earned his BFA in ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1987.  His work has been exhibited extensively since 2005, including at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, the Luggage Store, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Southern Exposure, and the Lab in San Francisco, KALA Art Institute in Berkeley and Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago. He is the recipient of grants or awards from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Fleischhacker Foundation.  This is Colosky’s second exhibition at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:47:45 +0000 Jerry Carniglia - Chandra Cerrito Contemporary - February 1st, 2013 - March 28th, 2013 <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><b>Jerry Carniglia: </b>Continuous Compounding</p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;">February 1 – March 28, 2013</p> <p class="p4" style="text-align: center;"></p> <p class="p5" style="text-align: center;">Opening Reception on Friday, February 1, 6 – 9 PM</p> <p class="p5" style="text-align: center;">Artist talk with Jerry Carniglia and Randy Colosky, </p> <p class="p5" style="text-align: center;">moderated by John Zurier on Saturday, February 9, 2 – 3 PM</p> <p class="p5" style="text-align: center;">Open during Oakland Art Murmur Friday, March 1, 6 – 9 PM </p> <p class="p6"></p> <p class="p7"></p> <p class="p8"><b>Oakland, CA </b>Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to present <i>Continuous Compounding</i>, a solo exhibition of work by Jerry Carniglia featuring a selection of oil paintings on canvas and paper.  The exhibition title, referring to Jacques Derrida’s concept of the present as inexorably linked to memory of the past and expectation of the future, also recalls the artist’s experience making the work.  As much as every instant of the painter’s process requires his in-the-moment decision-making, the resulting works are multi-layered compilations of action over time—gestures and counter-gestures that amplify or obscure one another.  </p> <p class="p9"></p> <p class="p8">In his large-scale paintings on canvas, monumental non-representational forms hover in pictorial space and imply a potent energy force such as a tidal wave, avalanche, or cosmic flash.  The dynamic forms and rich palettes of burnt umber, gold and maroon create an epic quality, like that in works by Titian, one of Carniglia’s influences, but without reference to specific mythic or religious subjects.  Although rooted in Abstract Expressionism, Carniglia’s work could be described as contemporary Baroque, with its exaggerated sense of motion, grandeur and implied drama.  In what he describes as our post-existential era, Carniglia’s act of painting is a search for meaning, not through religion, myth or history, and not as a personal rationalization in a meaningless world, but meaning that may be found in the unseen and otherwise unarticulated structures that underlie all of existence.  </p> <p class="p9"></p> <p class="p8"><b>About the Artist:  Jerry Carniglia</b> was born in San Francisco in 1946.  He received an MFA from UC Berkeley in 1993.  He is the recipient of the Eisner and Phelan Prizes, a Gerbode Foundation Award and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.  His works are in the collections of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum and the Berkeley Art Museum.  This is Carniglia’s third exhibition at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:58:12 +0000