ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Edward Burtynsky - Rena Bransten Projects - April 1st - April 30th <div class="description"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In September 2013, world-renowned photographer of the industrial landscape, Edward Burtynsky, launched his largest and most remarkable project to date, <strong>Water</strong>.&nbsp; The series of dramatic large-format photographs explores in intricate detail humanity&rsquo;s complex relationship with the world&rsquo;s most vital natural resource.&nbsp; Now, the film <em>Watermark</em>, which documents the five-year-long creation of the body of work is screening in the Bay Area at Landmark Theatres Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco and Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In an encore presentation of the series at Rena Bransten Project, the photographs in <strong>Water</strong>, articulate the scale and impact of manufacturing and consumption on the world&rsquo;s water supplies.&nbsp; Russell Lord, Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art describes: "Burtynsky traces the various roles that water plays in modern life - as a source of healthy ecosystems and energy, as a key element in cultural and religious rituals and as a rapidly depleting resource...These images, sometimes elegant, sometimes haunting...form a compelling global portrait that illustrates humanity's past, present, and future relationship with the natural world." <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Shooting in ten different countries for <strong>Water</strong>, Burtynsky&rsquo;s photographs include dry-land farming in Spain, pivot irrigation sites in Texas, and the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, where using helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft, he brings the scale of the human imprint into a more meaningful perspective.&nbsp; He also photographed millions of people bathing in the sacred Ganges in India; the mega-dam construction on the upper Yangtze and the once-per-year slit release on the Yellow Rivers in China, the virgin watersheds of British Columbia, and the delta of the Colorado River. <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Burtynsky states, &ldquo;While trying to accommodate the growing needs of an expanding &ndash; and very thirsty &ndash; civilization we are reshaping the Earth in colossal ways.&nbsp; Over five years, I have explored water in various aspects; distress, control, agriculture, aquaculture, waterfront and source.&nbsp; We have to learn to think more long-term about the consequences of what we are doing, while we are doing it.&nbsp; My hope is that these pictures will stimulate a process of thinking about something essential to our survival, something we often take for granted &ndash; until it&rsquo;s gone.&rdquo;</span></p> </div> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:55:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jill Flanders Crosby, Brian Jeffery, Marianne Kim, Susan Matthews - Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts - May 15th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Artists Jill Flanders Crosby and Brian Jeffery of Anchorage, Alaska, Marianne Kim of Tucson, Arizona, and Susan Matthews of Oakland will be present to discuss issues relating to their various art forms and the nature of their collaborative process as they researched the ongoing cultural connections between Cuba, Ghana, and Togo.&nbsp;&nbsp; Photos of Cuban and African collaborators and research sites will provide context for the installation, which includes large-scale videos, photographs, large scale paintings, illuminated manuscripts, conceptual sculpture and live performance.</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:47:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jill Flanders Crosby, Melba Nuñez Isalbe, Roberto Pedroso Garcia, Susan Matthews, Brian Jeffery, Marianne Kim, Brandon McElroy - Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts - May 14th - June 27th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Secretos Bajo La Piel (Secrets Under the Skin)</em> is a collaborative, contemporary art installation comprised of performance-based videos, large-scale photographs, large-scale paintings on canvas, contemporary illuminated manuscripts, media, and live performance. This installation is comprised of a collaboration of seven artists conjointly with traditional communities in Cuba and Ghana.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em> Secretos Bajo La Piel</em> explores the connections of the Ewe peoples of West Africa to the Cuban Arar&aacute; peoples who are descendants of the Ewe as a result of the slave trade. It focuses on the shared traditional dances, music, ritual, elder oral histories, and artistic roots in specific communities: Dzodze, Ghana; Adjodogou, Togo; Perico, Cuba; and Agramonte, Cuba. Central to the research in Cuba are the oral histories that describe, revere, and remember elders who are often described as the &ldquo;first&rdquo; African arrivals who brought their religious objects and traditions from Africa as &ldquo;Secretos Bajo La Piel&rdquo; (Secrets under the Skin). These stories offer a way of evocative social and cultural memory intermixed with history, myth, and imagination. The installation connects these specific Ghanaian and Cuban communities with their shared roots through contemporary art.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> All of the collaborators involved in <em>Secretos Bajo La Piel</em> have joined Project Director Jill Flanders Crosby in field sharing and contributing their insights as well as responses both as fellow researchers and as artists. Their contributions bring the research material alive through different artistic mediums while simultaneously supporting and reinforcing each other to create a layered and evocative landscape of repeating themes and images.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>Jill Flanders Crosby</strong>, Project director, dancer, media artist of Anchorage, Alaska</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>Melba Nu&ntilde;ez Isalbe</strong>, translator, transcriber, project facilitator of Havana, Cuba</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>Roberto Pedroso Garcia</strong>, dancer, babalawo, project facilitator of Havana, Cuba</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>Susan Matthews</strong>, painter, percussionist of Oakland, California</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>Brian Jeffery</strong>, dance, photographer of Anchorage, Alaska</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>Marianne Kim</strong>, performance artist of Phoenix, Arizona</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>Brandon McElroy</strong>, photographer, videographer and film editor of Anchorage, Alaska</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Complete bios are available on the website:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/spotlight/secretsundertheskin">www.uaa.alaska.edu/spotlight/secretsundertheskin</a> </span><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:48:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Deric Carner - Romer Young Gallery - May 16th - June 21st Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:26:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list You-Chien Koe, Jing Yu, Jennifer Biggerstaff, Lisa Teng, David Litman, Hiroto Kato - Rayko Photo Center - May 8th - June 21st <p style="text-align: justify;">The imagery on view has been chosen from various classes at De Anza College and is representative of the high quality and imaginative work being produced by its students.&nbsp;&nbsp;Exhibited work has come from courses offered in everything from traditional to digital, experimental, and studio techniques.&nbsp;&nbsp;All work has been completed during the 2012-2013 school year.&nbsp;&nbsp;A rich and diverse student body is expressed through&nbsp;<em>Occupy Your Imagination</em>.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:25:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Sarina Finkelstein - Rayko Photo Center - May 8th - June 21st <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Shot over four years,&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.artbooksheidelberg.com/html/detail/en/sarina-finkelstein-978-3-86828-417-1.html" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.artbooksheidelberg.com/html/detail/en/sarina-finkelstein-978-3-86828-417-1.html">The New Forty-Niners</a></strong>&nbsp;documents the new wave of gold prospectors who have rushed to California 160 years after the original Gold Rush of 1849. The tactile and earthy photographs show the gamblers, the adventurers, the desperate, the self-reliant and the young-at-heart in their camps and on claims spread across this magnificently wild landscape. At a time when the price of gold is at an all-time-high, these images document those who endeavor to make a living prospecting for ever-elusive gold and the impact recent environmental legislation banning dredging equipment has had on their livelihood.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.artbooksheidelberg.com/html/detail/en/sarina-finkelstein-978-3-86828-417-1.html" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.artbooksheidelberg.com/html/detail/en/sarina-finkelstein-978-3-86828-417-1.html">The New Forty-Niners</a></strong>&nbsp;juxtaposes the elemental rugged life of these passionate and obsessive individuals with gold souvenir shops, bars and motels celebrating the mining history of California, &ldquo;The Golden State.&rdquo; </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em id="yui_3_10_1_1_1393708778870_66622"><strong>Sarina&nbsp;Finkelstein</strong>&nbsp;received her BFA in Photography from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO and her MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She&nbsp;has had solo shows at the Weitman Gallery in St. Louis, MO and Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR. Finkelstein was selected as an American Photography 29 Chosen Winner and in 2012 was selected for exhibition in the National Photography Fellowship Competition &ldquo;Developed Work&rdquo; at the Midwest Center for Photography. A 2010&nbsp;Critical Mass Finalist and participant in Review Santa Fe, she has also been a speaker and award recipient at the Society for Photographic Education National Conference. Her work has been featured in&nbsp;Smithsonian&nbsp;magazine,&nbsp;The London Telegraph&rsquo;s&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;magazine,SEVEN, and Amica,&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;on The New York Times&rsquo; &ldquo;Lens,&rdquo;&nbsp;TIME, NPR,&nbsp;Photo District News and Conscientious photo blogs. &nbsp;Finkelstein lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and fellow photographer, David Leventi. <br /></em></span></p> <h3 id="yui_3_10_1_1_1393708778870_59416"><span style="font-size: small;">Opening Reception &amp; Book Signing: &nbsp;May 8, 6-8pm</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:22:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jenny Riffle - Rayko Photo Center - May 8th - June 21st <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.&rdquo; &nbsp;-Mark Twain,&nbsp;<em>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</em></span></p> <div id="block-653ed1f2b9128694b072" class="sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html" data-block-type="2"> <div class="sqs-block-content"> <p style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Riley grew up in rural eastern Washington. As a child he read Mark Twain&rsquo;s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and decided he wanted to be like those mythical boys. He wanted a life full of treasure and adventure. He got his first metal detector when he was eleven and to this day he continues to seek treasure in the dirt, in sandy beaches or even looking through a handful of change for wheat pennies and real silver. In my project,&nbsp;<em>Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting</em>, I have been following Riley out on his hunts and photographing the objects he collects. I explore the line between documentary and fantasy as I look at the objects he finds, what drives him to continue and the mythology and history of the treasure hunting persona.</span></p> <p style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Jenny Riffle was born in Washington State in 1979. She received her MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and her BA in photography from Bard College in 2001. Riffle received the Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer&rsquo;s Fellowship grant in 2013 and was chosen as one of PDN&rsquo;s 30 photographers to watch in 2014. An exhibition of her series&nbsp;Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting&nbsp;will travel to several locations in 2013-2014, starting with a solo show at Newspace Center for Photography, then RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco and The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins. Riffle currently lives and works in Seattle and teaches at the Photo Center NW.</em></span></p> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:20:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - John Berggruen Gallery - May 1st - May 31st Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:16:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Josh Hagler, Maja Ruznic - Jack Fischer Gallery - May 3rd - May 31st Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:10:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jesse Allen - Chandler Fine Art - May 1st - May 31st Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:03:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jesse Sugarmann - Southern Exposure - May 4th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Sunday, May 4, 2014<br /> 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM</p> <p>Off-Site Location: Fremont, CA</p> <p>Note: Event is FREE, RSVP is required. A limited number of seats are available in a round-trip vanpool from Southern Exposure, for a gas fee of $10. Sign up to attend by emailing <a href="mailto:programs@soex.org" rel="nofollow">programs@soex.org</a> by Wednesday, April 30.</p> <p>Join Jesse Sugarmann and Southern Exposure for the closing ceremonies of <em>We Build Excitement</em>, on location in Fremont, CA. This event expands on the exhibition at Southern Exposure to further explore the Bay Area's current symbolic role in a post-Fordist economy. In Fremont, what was once the GM/Toyota NUMMI plant is now Tesla&rsquo;s center for electric car production. This local car plant epitomizes a move within the national economy from large-scale industrial production to speculation and information-based technologies, while also providing further evidence of the changing economic, demographic and cultural landscape of San Francisco.&nbsp;</p> <p>Near this legendary factory, two cars &ndash; a 1985 Chevy Nova (the first car made at NUMMI) and a 2010 Pontiac Vibe (the last car made at NUMMI) &ndash; will engage in acts of competition and celebration.&nbsp;Activities will include a NUMMI vehicular tug of war, the creation of a temporary monument built of NUMMI cars, and a burial ceremony for the spirit of NUMMI.</p> <p>Toast these bookends of automobile production! A limited number of participants can sign up to join the vanpool, leaving from Southern Exposure. If you wish to drive to Fremont yourself (preferably in your Nova or Vibe), meet at Taqueria Las Vegas, 45401 Fremont Blvd, at 2:00 PM sharp.</p> <p><em>We Build Excitement</em> is a project of&nbsp;Creative Capital.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:53:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - April 23rd - September 21st <p>Visual art can be a powerful tool to create awareness and change in the face of both national and international human rights abuses. BAM/PFA has a long history of art and film exhibitions addressing a broad spectrum of social justice issues, and now we have teamed up with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.law.berkeley.edu/hrc.htm" rel="nofollow">Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law</a>&nbsp;to celebrate their twentieth anniversary with a juried exhibition of artworks by University of California students.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation</strong>&nbsp;includes paintings, photographs, and prints by emerging artist/activists from across the state, addressing critical human rights issues. In conjunction with this juried exhibition, we are also presenting a selection of works from the&nbsp;<em>Abu Ghraib</em>&nbsp;series by world-renowned artist Fernando Botero that the artist generously donated to BAM/PFA in recognition of Berkeley&rsquo;s historic role in the arena of human rights. Four paintings from the same series are also on view at Boalt Hall. A related invitational exhibition<em>,</em>&nbsp;featuring works by internationally acclaimed human rights photographers who have worked with the Human Rights Center over the past two decades, will be presented at the Boalt Law Gallery in fall 2014.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation&nbsp;</strong>is organized by Lucinda Barnes, chief curator and director of programs and collections at BAM/PFA, and artist Pamela Blotner, curator of the Human Rights Center&rsquo;s anniversary exhibitions. Members of the BAM/PFA Student Committee have also contributed to this student-focused project, especially in the areas of outreach and curatorial process.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:11:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Herman Miller, George Nelson - The Contemporary Jewish Museum - April 24th - October 6th <p>The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) presents<em> Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism, </em>the first major exhibition to explore the role of Jewish architects, designers, and patrons in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the middle decades of the&nbsp;twentieth century. Brimming with a dazzling array of vintage furnishings, textiles, wallpapers, ceramics, posters, dinnerware, photographs, and more, <em>Designing Home </em>will feature the work of over thirty-five creative professionals who helped spark America&rsquo;s embrace of mid-century modernism and its repertoire of glass-walled houses and furnishings in vivid colors and bold patterns. <em>Designing Home</em> highlights the contributions of many well-known architects and designers, among them Anni Albers, Joseph Eichler, and Richard Neutra, as well as several critically overlooked ones such as Ruth Adler Schnee, Marguerite Wildenhain, and Alex Steinweiss. The exhibition also examines significant&nbsp;patrons, merchants, and media figures that disseminated this modern aesthetic to a broad audience.</p> <p><em>Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism </em>is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, with Guest Curator Donald Albrecht.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:29:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - SOMArts Cultural Center - May 2nd 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM <p>The Flaming Lotus Girls, a San Francisco-based female-driven art collective, is hosting an art show to help raise funds to support the installation of &ldquo;Soma,&rdquo; a stainless steel sculpture illuminated with interactive LEDs, at Pier 14.</p> <p>The show will feature over 50 high-quality original pieces, including framed photographic prints, metal transfers, and small-scale models from various artists including Tristan Savatier and Scott London. The photo's will be sold via silent auction, and the proceeds will go to help fund Soma&rsquo;s public installation on the waterfront of San Francisco. Music will be provided by Ambient Mafia, and drinks will be available all night. A $10 minimum donation is recommended upon entry of the event.</p> <p>Soma will be installed on Pier 14 in May where it will remain for a year. The location was carefully chosen to both maximize passerby exposure as well as encapsulate the intersection of San Francisco&rsquo;s strengths: art, technology, and science.&nbsp;</p> <p>Somatic is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center&rsquo;s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission&rsquo;s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.</p> <p>The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events, and exhibitions, please visit <a href="http://www.somarts.org/" rel="nofollow">www.somarts.org</a></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:07:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Rudi Molacek - fouladi projects - May 23rd - July 5th <p>&ldquo;malen wir&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>New paintings by Rudi Molacek</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Opening reception for the artist, Friday May 23<sup>rd</sup>,&nbsp;6 to 8pm</p> <p>Show will be on view through July 5<sup>th</sup>, 2014</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Originally from Vienna, Austria, artist Rudi Molacek embodies the spirit of a true romantic. He approaches his luminous oil paintings with unencumbered confidence, employing bold and gestural brush strokes buoyed by a dash of whimsy. His life long love of gardens is channeled into paint, translating his appreciation of nature onto the canvas. The paintings radiate with the timeless virtues of color, of light and the simple yet essential joy of a flower in bloom.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On view will be a new suite of large works on canvas fresh from Rudi&rsquo;s studio in Berlin.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information or images contact&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:holly@fouladiprojects.com" rel="nofollow">holly@fouladiprojects.com</a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Fouladi Projects&nbsp;</p> <p>1803 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103</p> <p><a href="file://localhost/tel/415-621-2535" rel="nofollow">415-621-2535</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fouladiprojects.com/" rel="nofollow">www.fouladiprojects.com</a></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:05:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Alexander Calder - Pace Menlo Park - April 17th - May 13th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Following its recent announcement of plans to open a temporary space in Northern California, Pace is honored to present <em><strong>Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention</strong></em>, Pace Menlo Park&rsquo;s inaugural exhibition, from April 17 to May 13, 2014. From monumental stabiles, bronzes, standing and hanging mobiles to colorful gouaches and wearable jewelry, this exhibition explores Calder&rsquo;s visionary approach to art-making and his innate ability to see potential in a variety of unlikely art materials. The Art of Invention marks five years since Calder was last exhibited in the Bay area, at the San Jose Museum of Art.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Renowned for his invention of the mobile, a kinetic construction of suspended abstract elements that describe individual movements in changing harmony, Calder also devoted himself to making outdoor sculpture on a grand scale from bolted steel plate, which stand in public plazas in cities throughout the world. Calder&rsquo;s wide body of work includes paintings, drawings, prints, book illustrations, jewelry, tapestries, and costumes and mobile decor for ballets and theatrical productions.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>The Art of Invention</em> presents over twenty-five works from six decades. Using wire, wood, glass, sheet metal, bronze and found objects, Calder introduced biomorphic forms and Surrealist imagery into abstract sculpture. In Bird (c. 1955), a small 15-inch object, Calder twisted wire and cut tin cans to create the impression of feathers, tail and beak.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Masterworks including the standing mobile, Aspen (1948), exhibited in the Whitney Museum&rsquo;s 1976 show 200 Years of American Sculpture and the bright red, 12-foot long Brontosaurus (1970) made from cut and painted sheet metal, exhibited last year at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, will be on view.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Also on view are maquettes used to develop Calder&rsquo;s large-scale works, including Cafritz Fountain [maquette] (1966), a sheet metal and paint study for the iconic Gwenfritz (1968) currently at the Smithsonian&rsquo;s National Museum of America History.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition will also include jewelry, such as a brooch, bracelet and necklace Calder made from colored glass and brass, steel and silver wire, as well as a selection of gouaches, showing the interplay of line, shape and iconic color in Calder&rsquo;s work.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>The Art of Invention</em> continues Pace&rsquo;s four-decade relationship with the Calder Estate, during which the gallery has presented a dozen exhibitions of the artist&rsquo;s work.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Alexander Calder</strong> (1898&ndash;1976) is one of the most acclaimed and influential sculptors of the 20th century. Born in 1898 in Pennsylvania to a family of sculptors, Calder began crafting toys and objects from the materials and tools available to&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">him at an early age. In 1919, he graduated with an engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and moved to New York to enroll at the Art Students League. In 1926 he travelled to Paris, where he would periodically live and work until 1933, and where he created his fabled Cirque Calder (1926&ndash;31). After visiting Piet Mondrian&rsquo;s studio in 1930, Calder began experimenting with abstract constructions, exhibiting his first non-objective works in 1931.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Alexander Calder has been the subject of dozens of exhibitions at museums worldwide, including retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art (1943), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1964), Whitney Museum of American Art (1976), and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1998), as well as major exhibitions at museums including Museo Guggenheim Bilbao; The Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Pompidou, Mus&eacute;e national d&rsquo;Art Moderne, Paris; the Detroit Institute of Arts; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen,&nbsp;Switzerland; Kunsthalle Basel; The Menil Collection, Houston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. In 2011 his monumental standing mobile Horizontal (1974) was permanently installed in front of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Calder&rsquo;s work is in the collection of nearly every major public art institution in the United States and abroad.</span></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:29:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list