ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 - Gallery Paule Anglim - May 7th - June 27th <p style="text-align: center;">A memorial exhibition commemorating</p> <p style="text-align: center;">50 years of support and collaboration</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The staff and artists of&nbsp;<strong>Gallery Paule Anglim</strong>&nbsp;present&nbsp;<em>"RETROSPECTIVE"</em>, an exhibition in tribute to Paule Anglim and her passionate commitment to artists.&nbsp; The memorial exhibition will bring together artworks from 5 decades of Paule Anglim's shows and public art projects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born and educated in the French Canadian province of Quebec, Paule Anglim came to San Francisco as a young woman with a degree in Sociology and a plan to work with Catholic Social Services.&nbsp; Her life gravitated to the fine arts and architecture, and she began her business<em>Architectural Art Service</em>&nbsp;in the 1960's.&nbsp; Working with prominent architects she pioneered sculptural commissions by Alexander Calder, Claire Falkenstein, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi and others for public sites from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver.&nbsp; In the 1970's she opened Gallery Paule Anglim in North Beach, relocating it in 1982 to its present location, 14 Geary, in the center of San Francisco.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">She provided an important venue for nationally and internationally known artists, and championed women artists, among them Ida Applebroog, Deborah Butterfield, Louise Bourgeois, Joan Brown, Sue Coe, Jay DeFeo, Ann Hamilton, Lynn Hershman, Mildred Howard, Judith Linhares, Annette Messager, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, Gay Outlaw, Clare Rojas, Carolee Schneemann, Jeanne Silverthorne, Frances Stark, Carrie Mae Weems and Hannah Wilke.&nbsp; Her love of painting brought forth a rich stream of beautiful exhibitions and advocacy for Anne Appleby, Robert Bechtle, Christopher Brown, James Brown, Dan Connally, Louise Fishman, Charles Garabedian, David Hannah, Jack Jefferson, John Meyer, Tomas Nakada, Brett Reichman, Milton Resnick, James Rosen, Pamela Wilson-Ryckman, Katherine Sherwood, Hassel Smith, Xiaoze Xie, Robert Yarber and John Zurier.&nbsp; Known for her intuition and risk-taking program, she gave opportunities to new forms and voices like John Beech, Nayland Blake, Dean Byington, Jerome Caja, Carter, Enrique Chagoya, Ala Ebtekar, Vincent Fecteau, Tim Hawkinson, Komar &amp; Melamid, Tony Oursler, J. John Priola, Rigo 23, Dean Smith, Canan Tolon and William Tucker.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Paule Anglim gained the reputation as a forum for the vanguard of post-war artists historically gathered under the rubric&nbsp;<em>San Francisco Beat.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em>Her gallery produced one-person shows and a series of group called&nbsp;<em>"SIGHT VISION"</em>, featuring Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Jean Conner, DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, George Herms, Jess and their circle.&nbsp; A second locus of creativity was the&nbsp;<em>San Francisco Conceptual Art</em>&nbsp;group of artists whose work was gathered regularly in the series of exhibitions&nbsp;<em>"SOLID CONCEPT"</em>&nbsp;including Terry Fox, Howard Fried, Sharon Grace, David Ireland, Paul Kos, Tony Labat, Tom Marioni and Mark Thompson.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong><strong><em><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001KGtTUTT6YsnRGzADVF0uOe3s97JNBF_zRlGD7AYjYVnMYG1muNraxtBwd1aPoFppd6UkItkUg1xBSUX5GL0JtGRKVxXV3Tetf0-6P7m4AGVp1CAifhHDAbcLU-qbMxZY9TXBDZka32bl9DHtDS88Pb-BfZim3s7aO8diefZr3-plDbBmuDnTt-JClOlo14gz9lGl_wtNK2oDbAjbX392fo5_r7xU7uDR5Fzvhnx6Rjvkv3n6lQoHFi5WRV00cms9FJMOVdrv_tUb5pLXwmW11cTui5iBZliTgZkRLc1RchTZCqNRFMYNbh5lb5uoeuepvBtLylccCug6SMb8ih9Q5JLsdPcj944rPNWsEMFsnB5xqIcRucsvFHbaDtT9xaLkmm-513YjOWH1R0HRiKD2-ULTqr1xlhOXxXeM5MpsOdU=&amp;c=brMgL_YQkVsjAAS7KaVHydLTS2YYKodJGZRK6XehsphXvfa6XRGaTA==&amp;ch=XCCPIvV1M-as3LPh_2_BmiBLKwlRvawepQF-mFKqBgo37StyDvcFSA==" shape="rect" target="_blank">San Francisco Chronicle Obituary by Kenneth Baker</a></em></strong></strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>A memorial to honor Paule Anglim will be held&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>at the San Francisco Art Institute,&nbsp;Sunday May 31st.</em></strong></p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:25:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Fraenkel Gallery - June 4th - August 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">This group exhibition, curated by Katy Grannan, will feature photographs and other objects by 18 artists, all of whom are being shown at the gallery for the first time. Included in&nbsp;<em>The Heart is a Lonely Hunter</em>&nbsp;will be contemporary photography, video, sculpture, painting, drawing, books, and mixed-media works.</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:08:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Richard Misrach - Fraenkel Gallery - May 9th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Coinciding with Richard Misrach's current exhibition&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/376166-beings-1975-2015" target="_blank"><em>Being(s) 1975-2015</em></a>&nbsp;is the release of his book&nbsp;<em>The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings</em>, published by Aperture. This is Misrach&rsquo;s first book to&nbsp;focus exclusively on the human figure adrift in shifting waters. On&nbsp;<a href="http://fraenkelgallery.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=53de52b4ef66191f57df945f8&amp;id=a07534b25c&amp;e=81cbb1873d" target="_blank">May 9 at 2pm</a>, Misrach will join us at the gallery to sign copies of his newest monograph.</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:06:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - 1AM Gallery - April 24th - May 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">Come marvel at the private collections in "Top of the Line" this Friday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. From&nbsp;New York's subway past, freight train graffiti influences generations of writers. Usually seen in close quarters or seen off in the distance, this Friday roll into the gallery to&nbsp;see graffiti on scale trains&nbsp;from 65 artists!&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:52:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Manuel Vason, Guillermo Gómez-Peña - SF Camerawork - May 1st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">SF Camerawork is delighted to host an artist talk and book signing on Friday, May 1st from 6 - 8 PM with artist Manuel Vason for the San Francisco iteration of his traveling&nbsp;<em>Double Dialogues</em>&nbsp;event series. Performance artist Guillermo G&oacute;mez-Pe&ntilde;a will be in conversation with Vason for a portion of the talk.&nbsp;<br /><br />Drawing on Manuel Vason's latest collaborative project&nbsp;<em>Double Exposures</em>,&nbsp;<em>Double Dialogues</em>&nbsp;will forward conversations into the relationship between photography and performance. In this event Manuel Vason will present&nbsp;<em>Double Exposures</em>&nbsp;(co-published by Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books), a new collaboration and publication between Vason and forty visually provocative UK-based artists working in international contemporary live performance. A Q&amp;A will follow the discussion and a limited number of signed copies will be available on the event night.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Manuel Vason's artistic practice explores the relationship between photography and performance, presence and representation to shape a special hybrid art form. His collaborations to date have produced some of the most iconic images of live contemporary performance and his work has been published and presented internationally.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Double Dialogues</em>&nbsp;is support by:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="CToWUd" src="https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/t2hN6J6ZLl_TWygljMBcCkbxt-cUIvHKOHumbLjzyOItQTwxbUiwKImEsc_Xtfzyye90wMUDCDr7H15GcCTpVzafg4Dc6144ixYI5AG1-FnIsG-gRQY46ftk5b_bJMldwsuq=s0-d-e1-ft#http://files.ctctcdn.com/f9b5af58001/34b94228-f6e2-452a-93df-b756a9380d35.png" alt="" name="14cc39d5ab16679a_ACCOUNT.IMAGE.675" width="175" height="62" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" />&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:51:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Ferris Plock & Kelly Tunstall - Fecal Face Dot Gallery - April 24th - May 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">FFDG is pleased to present local artist duo KeFe or Kelly Tunstall&nbsp;and Ferris Plock in their third solo show with the gallery entitled &ldquo;Inside Voices&rdquo;&nbsp;including paintings, drawings, and an installation. An opening reception is scheduled for&nbsp;Friday, April 24th (6-9pm). The artists will be present.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"Inside Voices" will feature a series of new paintings by Tunstall and Plock, as well as&nbsp;large collaborative works. You'll see a lot of what the pair does best: big, pattern filled,&nbsp;colorful fun with a twist. Rather than seeing the exhibition as a movie or short cartoon&nbsp;and externally illuminating it, as they&nbsp;have worked previously, the artists have looked&nbsp;inside for their storytelling source material.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In particular, Tunstall has used this body of work to take exhaustive stock of her current&nbsp;inspiration in order to extend her personal mythology, allowing a study in how her&nbsp;processes move from the internal to the external. Returning to familiar media: like pen&nbsp;and ink drawings on tissue paper, has allowed the work to come from a certain amount&nbsp;of muscle memory.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As the parents of two young boys, both Tunstall and Plock are aware of the restrictions&nbsp;placed upon children and parents alike. According to Tunstall, they encourage joy,&nbsp;exploration, openness, and color in their kids and carry these principles into their&nbsp;practices, and are inspired, in turn, by the passions of the boys.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Being parents, the duo has a certain familiarity with the term &ldquo;Inside Voices.&rdquo; However,&nbsp;instead of considering the term in its ability to confine expression (or simply part of&nbsp;being a good neighbor on Sunday morning at 7 am), they re-imagine the term as less a&nbsp;restricting plea of quiet and calm, but rather, the inside voice that we all hear every day&nbsp;but don&rsquo;t necessarily share with anyone else.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Our inside voices are the ones that make us want to waterslide all the way to the&nbsp;grocery store while eating pizza and drinking grape soda. Inside voices can be&nbsp;confrontational, or so multiple that it is impossible to concentrate on just one as it&nbsp;bounces back and forth. But no matter their confusion, inside voices allow us all to look&nbsp;inside ourselves for creative inspiration. This exhibition exemplifies the inner workingsof two influential San Francisco creatives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall are San Francisco-based artists who live in San&nbsp;Francisco with sons Brixton and Aengus.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through a variety of mediums including acrylic, watercolor, spray paint, ink, gold or&nbsp;silver leaf and collage, Tunstall and Plock create detailed works, often character-based&nbsp;paintings, on wood panels. In San Francisco, the pair&rsquo;s large scale collaborative&nbsp;exhibitions have been showcased at The Shooting Gallery/White Walls, FFDG and 111&nbsp;Minna, and the two have frequently shown with Park Life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additionally, both have been involved in solo and group exhibitions&nbsp;in Tokyo, San&nbsp;Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, and have participated in exhibitions in London,&nbsp;Paris, and Miami.&nbsp;Their work is featured in San Francisco&rsquo;s Michelin-starred restaurant&nbsp;SPQR and at hotel Alcazar and restaurant Cheeky's, located in Palm Springs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Plock brings a dedicated focus to his work, paired with a wild sense of originality, which&nbsp;combines contemporary pop culture with the aesthetic of Japanese ukiyo-e&nbsp;woodblocks. Plock&rsquo;s work is currently on view in &ldquo;Samurai!&rdquo; at the Worcester Art&nbsp;Museum, Massachusetts. Plock also served as the 2010 SF Recology Artist in&nbsp;Resident, and has created illustrations for many high-profile clients.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kelly Tunstall was born in 1979 and received her BA from California College of the Arts&nbsp;and Crafts in 2002. In stylized figural works, Tunstall deals with the contrast between a&nbsp;compositional, portrait-like formality and a more casual revelation of method. Her work&nbsp;is on permanent view in Bay Area restaurants A16, A16 Rockridge and Bar Crudo.</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:17:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) - May 31st - September 19th <p><strong>Naomie Kremer: Age of Entanglement </strong></p> <p><strong>May 31 &ndash; September 19, 2015</strong></p> <p><em>Age of Entanglement </em>will include video, hybrid paintings and hybrid sculptures. Combining large-scale, intensely colored abstract paintings with video projections, Kremer creates hybrids that blur the distinction between the two mediums and alter the physical relationship one normally has to painting. A consistent underlying principle in Kremer&rsquo;s work has been a disruption of the painted surface. In 2000, Kremer began experimenting with video in order to explore the element of time in her work. She began by animating some texts she'd written, and continued with animating some of her finished paintings. In 2008 she started to explore projecting video onto her paintings. By layering the paintings with moving images, she has been able to incorporate the time component in an immediate way.</p> <p>Kremer was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and currently lives and works in the Bay Area. She earned her MFA from California College of the Arts, and an MA in Art History from Sussex University in Brighton, England. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is found in museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Hammer Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.</p> <p>On <strong>Thursday, June 11, at 7pm, </strong>Naomie Kremer will give a talk about her work as part of the ICA&rsquo;s Talking Art education program. Admission is free.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:18:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) - May 23rd - September 12th <p><strong>Cassandra Straubing: A Fragile Narrative <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>May 23 &ndash; September 12, 2015</strong></p> <p>Through her sculptural glasswork, Cassandra Straubing addresses issues of domestic and industrial labor. Her exhibition explores the sociological aspects of working-class garments and tools of blue-collar labor, and how the objects might symbolize a person&rsquo;s economic and social position as well as their gender role. The exhibition will include pieces the artist created by employing multiple glass-forming techniques such as blowing, hot forming, and casting. Straubing&rsquo;s exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 44th Annual Glass Art Society conference to be held in San Jose from June 5-7, 2015.</p> <p>Cassandra Straubing is the Glass Sculpture Faculty Head and Studio Coordinator at San Jose State University. She has exhibited her work nationally in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Portland, Oregon.</p> <p>On <strong>Friday, June 5, 7pm to 8pm</strong>, Cassandra Straubing will lead a tour of her exhibition as part of the ICA&rsquo;s Talking Art education program. Admission is free.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:16:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Amy M. Ho - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) - May 23rd - September 12th <p><strong>Amy M. Ho: Red Rooms</strong></p> <p><strong>May 23 &ndash; September 12, 2015</strong></p> <p>Amy M. Ho will create a hyper-artificial environment that envelops the viewer and transforms the sense of space by projected light and shadows. <em>Red Rooms</em> is a two-channel video projection that was created by the artist photographing two views of a miniature architectural model lit in two different ways -- one lit from in front and another from behind. Providing the viewer a heightened sense of space, architecture and the environment, Ho states &ldquo;My work strives to make us actually <em>feel </em>the world around us.&rdquo;</p> <p>Amy M. Ho is based in San Francisco and graduated from Mills College and University of California, Berkeley. She is a recipient of the Herringer Family Foundation Prize for Excellence in Art, Phelan, Murphy, Cadogan Fellowship; Jay DeFeo Fellowship; and San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant.</p> <p>Opening Reception: Sunday, May 31, 1pm-4pm</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Mills College Art Museum - May 3rd - May 31st <div>Terra Incognita: 2015 Mills College MFA Thesis Exhibition</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>On view Sunday, May 3, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015.<br /><br />Join MCAM and the 2015 MFA artists in the Art Museum from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for the opening of the Mills College MFA Thesis Exhibition. Refreshments provided.&nbsp;<br /><br />Artists include:<br />Megan Ender, Jackie Farkas, Sara Kerr, Kevin Keul, Malena Lopez&shy;-Maggi, Dani Padgett, Christine Patterson, Jess Smith, Rachelle Reichert, and Miranda Robbins.<br /><br />For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://mcam.mills.edu/events/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://mcam.mills.edu/events/</a></p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:23:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - May 16th 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM <p>Explore&nbsp; the Asian Art Museum's exhibitions and galleries for FREE on Saturday, May 16 in commemoration of International Museum Day and Art Museum Day. This year's festivities coincide with the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, a public festival honoring the Asian community held on Civic Center Plaza adjacent to the museum. In collaboration with the Street Celebration, the museum will host music and dance from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam performed by the Southeast Asian Arts &amp; Culture Coalition. Other museum activities include the Center for Asian American Media&rsquo;s cinema showcase, docent tours and hands-on art making that will bring the museum's masterpieces to light.</p> <div><hr align="left" size="1" width="33%" /> <div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:41:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Nicky Beer, Sandra Yagi - Bash Contemporary - May 2nd 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <h1 class="entry-title ">Octopus Game Book Signing with Nicky Beer<a class="post-edit-link" title="Edit" href="http://www.bashcontemporary.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2857&amp;action=edit" rel="nofollow"><br /></a></h1> <hr class="featurette-divider __before_content" /> <div class="entry-content"> <p>Release of the Octopus Game by Nicky Beer and Book Signing/Reading, cover art print edition release by Sandra Yagi.</p> <p>Saturday, May 2nd, 7:00PM</p> <p>Highly intelligent and a master of camouflage, the octopus is a creature destined to thrive in the poetic ecosystem. In The Octopus Game, the figure of the octopus shape-shifts and reinvents itself throughout ocean depths, tide pools, aquariums, gardens, movies, pulp novels, fine art, and nightmares. Nicky Beer acts as the strange documentarian recording the bizarre, beautiful, and disturbing habits of creatures for whom subterfuge and mimicry are a means of survival.</p> <blockquote> <p>This collection of poems by Nicky Beer has my painting of the Octoskull on the cover, and has been published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Nicky will do a book signing and reading from her book at Bash Contemporary on Saturday, May 2. Sandra Yagi be releasing a print edition of Octoskull in conjunction with the book signing. &ndash; www.sandrayagi.com</p> </blockquote> <div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bashcontemporary.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/octoskull-hr-jpeg-400x403.jpg" alt="Octoskull by Sandra Yagi" /></div> <div id="attachment_2770" class="wp-caption aligncenter">Octoskull by Sandra Yagi, oil on panel</div> <p>AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY<br />Nicky Beer is the author of the poetry collection The Diminishing House (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010). She has received a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a scholarship and a fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers&rsquo; Conference, a Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, and a Discovery/The Nation Award. She is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver.</p> <blockquote> <p><em>The Octopus Game</em></p> <p>I can&rsquo;t help but &ldquo;succumb to the enamored, oceanic maw&rdquo; of these poems. I love their horror and humility, their playfulness. Implicating me in the mysterious beauty of the universe, Nicky Beer connects the reader to the octopus, connects the octopus to the reader, and connects us all to her poems&rsquo; surprising subjects. Drawing insights from least predictable places, these poems are &ldquo;a lesson in how ardor ignites not in unlikeness, but unlikelihood.&rdquo;</p> <p>&mdash;Camille Dungy, author of&nbsp;<em>Smith Blue</em></p> </blockquote> <p>AUTHOR&rsquo;S PREVIOUS TITLES<br />The Diminishing House, 2010, Carnegie Mellon University Press</p> <p>PREVIOUS REVIEWS FOR The Diminishing House<br />Written with education and enlightenment, The Diminishing House is a cherishable collection.<br />&mdash;Midwest Book Review</p> <p>Nicky Beer&rsquo;s scrupulous articulations make the most of diminishing things. She names the body electric and sings against our losses and erosions with uncanny verbal precision. This is a shining first book.<br />&mdash;Edward Hirsch</p> <p>PUBLISHER INFORMATION:<br />Carnegie Mellon University Press<br />5032 Forbes Avenue<br />Pittsburgh, PA 15289-1021<br />(412) 268-2861</p> <p>ISBN: 978-0-88748-593-0<br />Price: $15.95/paperback/80 pages<br />Publication Date: February 2015<br />LCCN: 2014943690</p> </div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:04:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jeff Christensen, Julianna Menna, Erich J. Moffitt - Bash Contemporary - April 25th - May 23rd <h2>Visions From the Attic</h2> <p>April 25th &ndash; May 23rd</p> <p>Three person show featuring Jeff Christensen, Julianna Menna and Erich Moffitt</p> <h3>Artist Reception Saturday, April 25th | 6-9PM</h3> <div id="attachment_2888" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2888" src="http://www.bashcontemporary.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/image-4-400x553.jpg" alt="Margaret by Julianna Menna" width="400" height="553" /> <p class="wp-caption-text">Margaret by Julianna Menna</p> </div> <p><em>&ldquo;I am a professional painter working the the Philadelphia area. Over the years my work has progressed along a variety of paths, most recently including a series of skull like creatures mixed with the various imaginary period costumes and locales. Originally trained as a designer at the Russian State Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg Russia. Most of my technique is self-taught as I&rsquo;ve moved on to work in a surrealistic and fantastic imagery that alludes to a broader narrative context. I try not to spell too much out for the view and hope the images I create serve as a touchstone for people&rsquo;s respective imaginations. I&rsquo;ve shown in a variety of galleries along the East coast of the United States ad have done illustrations for clients as diverse as Heavy Metal and Lenox Collectibles.&rdquo;</em></p> <div id="attachment_2639" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2639" src="http://www.bashcontemporary.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Discovery-of-I-600x716-400x477.jpg" alt="Pray Darkly by Jeff Christensen" width="400" height="477" /> <p class="wp-caption-text">Pray Darkly by Jeff Christensen</p> </div> <p>Jeff was born in Seattle, Washington. A self-taught artist with a passion for oil painting. &ldquo;I paint images and themes that interest me. My process starts with ideas being sketched in some detail and then used as a guide for each painting. I&rsquo;m influenced by many things including my discomfort within society, distrust of people in power, superstition and religion, and personal experiences.</p> <div id="attachment_2864" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2864" src="http://www.bashcontemporary.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Erich-J-Moffitt-Restored-400x560.jpg" alt="Restored by Erich J Moffitt" width="400" height="560" /> <p class="wp-caption-text">Restored by Erich J Moffitt</p> </div> <p>Erich J. Moffitt is an American painter, born in 1982, in the Southern United States.<br />From age three onward, he traveled Europe with his family and spent his formative childhood years as an expatriate in the heart of Austria, where he learned to embrace multicultural influences from either side of the Atlantic and nurtured what would become a lifelong passion for art.<br />Having been simultaneously exposed to a wealth of literary, musical and artistic history, as well as the dawn of the internet and the information age, his work chronicles an effort to marry the rich cultural legacies of Old World Europe and 21st century America. His work often re-imagines classical themes from legend and myth via contemporary subject matter, frequently in a narrative style. His paintings are fables, featuring totemic animal archetypes and talismanic objects.</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:48:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Julia Heyward - CCA Wattis Institute - May 5th - June 13th <p><a href="http://www.wattis.org/view?id=214" rel="nofollow">Julia Heyward</a>:&nbsp;<em>Conscious Knocks Unconscious</em>.<br /><br />Julia Heyward,&nbsp;sometimes known by the moniker Duka Delight,&nbsp;is an artist who has consistently strived towards an emotive,&nbsp;textured,&nbsp;and unapologetically demonstrative approach to her preferred medias of video,&nbsp;performance,&nbsp;and photography.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>Conscious Knocks Unconscious</em>&nbsp;brings together Heyward&rsquo;s earliest experiments&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;spanning the years 1971 to 1984&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;and tracks a period in which the artist evolved from being a young graduate of the Whitney Museum&rsquo;s Independent Study Program,&nbsp;to becoming a prominent figure in New York&rsquo;s downtown performance scene,&nbsp;and ultimately a key influence and participant in No Wave,&nbsp;the post-punk movement of bands,&nbsp;artists,&nbsp;and film-makers with which she is closely associated.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>More information coming soon.</em><br /><br />Julia Heyward&nbsp;(b.&nbsp;1949,&nbsp;USA)&nbsp;lives and works in New York.&nbsp;This is her first monographic survey.<br /><br />Curated by Jamie Stevens</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:24:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Josephine Pryde - CCA Wattis Institute - May 5th - August 1st <p>Josephine Pryde presents an entirely new body of commissioned work consisting of a large-scale interactive sculpture and a series of photographs.&nbsp;<br /><br />Known primarily for her photographic work,&nbsp;Pryde has become a major figure in the recuperation of photography as a key critical discipline in the field of contemporary art.&nbsp;Pryde has developed a singular style of image making that responds to methods and ideas from,&nbsp;amongst other sources,advertising,&nbsp;fashion,&nbsp;and portrait photography.&nbsp;For this exhibition,&nbsp;a suite of photographs depicting hands touching or handing various objects and surfaces is shown alongside a fully functioning ride-on model train.<br /><br /><em>More information coming soon.</em><br /><br />Josephine Pryde&nbsp;(b.&nbsp;1967,&nbsp;Alnwick,&nbsp;UK)&nbsp;lives and works in Berlin and London.&nbsp;This is her first solo exhibition in an institution in the United States,&nbsp;and will travel to ICA Philadelphia in September 2015.<br /><br />This exhibition is made possible by VIA Art Fund,&nbsp;Institut f&uuml;r Auslandsbeziehungen,&nbsp;British Council,&nbsp;and Laura and Joseph Sweeney,&nbsp;with special thanks to Reena Spaulings Fine Art,&nbsp;New York,&nbsp;Galerie Neu,&nbsp;Berlin,&nbsp;and Simon Lee Gallery,&nbsp;London.&nbsp;<br /><br />Curated by Jamie Stevens</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:21:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Hal Fischer - Ratio 3 - May 22nd - June 27th Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:16:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list