ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Mary Anne Kluth, Sarah Hotchkiss, David Lasley, John Zane Zappas, jodie mack, Sam Mell - City Limits - December 10th - January 10th, 2015 <p>To inaugurate the launch of our new Flat Files program, City Limits is excited to announce Making Space, an exhibition highlighting 6 of the artists in the program: Sarah Hotchkiss, Mary Anne Kluth, David Lasley, Jodie Mack, Sam Mell, and John Zane Zappas. These artists, working in a diverse range of methods and media, use 2-D works as an important aspect of what are otherwise 3-D or time-based art practices.<br /><br />Works from Making Space, as well as other works in the Flat Files program, will be available for viewing and purchase in-gallery and at a new online store which will launch with the exhibition. Selected works include collage, video and film stills, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and more.<br /><br />Artists in Making Space<br />Sarah Hotchkiss<br />Mary Anne Kluth<br />David Lasley<br />Jodie Mack<br />Sam Mell<br />John Zane Zappas<br /><br />Artists in Flat Files Program<br />David Bayus<br />Mia Christopher<br />Conrad Guevara<br />Sarah Hotchkiss<br />Mary Anne Kluth<br />David Lasley<br />Jodie Mack<br />Maciej Makalowski<br />Justin Margitich<br />Sam Mell&nbsp;<br />Erin Jane Nelson&nbsp;<br />Savannah Rusher<br />Emma Spertus<br />Lana Williams<br />Katie Yancey<br />John Zane Zappas<br />...and more to be announced</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:25:38 +0000 - Sandra Lee Gallery - December 2nd - December 27th <p>To celebrate the end of the year 2014, Sandra Lee Gallery proudly presents our annual Holiday Group Show. For this very special occasion, Sandra Lee Gallery will showcase a broad scope of works from our gallery artists, as well as a small group of new artists we'll be working with in 2015. Just in time for the holiday season, our fine art works will be unique, one of a kind gifts for the art lovers on your holiday shopping list. We've specially designed and priced the work for this exhibition to be affordable.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:03:26 +0000 - Berkeley Art Center - December 6th - December 6th <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1416686735127_278"><strong id="yui_3_17_2_1_1416686735127_291"><em id="yui_3_17_2_1_1416686735127_290">HERE&nbsp;</em></strong><strong id="yui_3_17_2_1_1416686735127_277">Holiday Art Sale and Open House</strong></p> <p><strong><em>HERE Part II</em></strong><strong>&nbsp;artists will be announced!<br />The Mobile Mill will be at BAC!</strong></p> <p><br /><strong>Open House Hours:&nbsp;</strong><strong>Saturday, December 6, 11-5 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /><a href="" rel="nofollow">Mobile Mill</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Workshop:</strong><strong>&nbsp;1-3 p.m.</strong><br /><strong>Free and open to the public!</strong></p> <p><br />Sip on cider, hot chocolate and sample other holiday treats as you preview works from&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">top Bay Area artists</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;HERE. Bring home one (or more) of the 250 pieces in the show for special holiday gifts, available for very affordable prices.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Part II Revealed!</strong><br />Be the first to learn which of the hundreds of outstanding artists will be selected to be a part of&nbsp;HERE, Part II. Aimee Friberg, esteemed Bay Area artist and director of CULT Exhibitions in San Francisco, will curate the works for the second portion of this exhibit, selecting from the many diverse artists and communities that make up Berkeley Art Center.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Make the Paper!</strong><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow">The Mobile Mill</a>, a &ldquo;pop-up&rdquo; traveling paper studio offering an alternative art-making space where new learners and practicing artists can collaborate.&nbsp;The Mobile Mill&nbsp;is essentially an automobile with incorporated machinery to make it possible for users to experiment in papermaking, while also learning how to repurpose paper waste. A hands-on workshop will be offered from&nbsp;1-3 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;More information of The Mobile Mill can be found<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">&nbsp;here.&nbsp;</a></p> <p><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong><em>Here: The 2014 BAC Artists Annual&nbsp;Part I&nbsp;</em></strong></a><br />Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 5-8pm&nbsp;<br />Exhibition Dates:&nbsp;November 15- December 14&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong><em>Here: The 2014 BAC Artists Annual&nbsp;Part II</em></strong></a><br />Opening Reception:&nbsp;Saturday, January 10, 5-8pm&nbsp;<br />Exhibition Dates:&nbsp;January 10-February 8, 2015</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:13:27 +0000 Ales "Bask" Hostomsky, Tes One - 1AM Gallery - December 5th - January 2nd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">1AM Gallery is pleased to present, &ldquo;<strong>Side By Side</strong>&rdquo;, showcasing Florida based artists, Bask and Tes One. This exhibition signifies much more than the arrangement of their works; it also marks a 20-year friendship founded on graffiti art, comic books and intemperate creativity. From a small crew of writers (SBS), grew unique and signature artistic styles that propelled their works around the world, inside galleries and outside of conventions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Bask</strong>&nbsp;is the moniker of one, Ales Bask Hostomsky (@knownasbask), who along with his parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Florida and began to soak up America&rsquo;s popular iconic imagery along with the sun. The artist&rsquo;s richly textural work imbue his &ldquo;anti-iconic,&rdquo; sometimes satirical worldview with an undercurrent of dark emotion. Combining his graphic skill with his trademark of multi-layered applications, Bask builds up the surface only to break down the image.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Combining traditional and non-traditional techniques, Leon &ldquo;<strong>Tes One</strong>&rdquo; Bedore (@tesone) creates works of art that contrast nature with technology, grime with grace. Allowing himself to find beauty in the mundane, he is able to juxtapose rejected landscapes with figurative illustrations, all the while identifying what is common between the conversing elements. These opposing forces coexist to create paintings that are both symbolic and metaphorical. Tes One&rsquo;s conceptual paintings are assembled from the foundation up; color and cast blanket organic substrates. Incorporating movement within his work brings his energy and message to the viewer, emotions envelope and hold focus.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information, visit If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:02:41 +0000 Vanessa MatthewsJessica Skloven - Rayko Photo Center - December 3rd - December 3rd <p>RayKo Photo Center&rsquo;s Residence Program was developed to continue our support and education of fine art photographers.&nbsp;Selected artists receive unlimited access to RayKo&rsquo;s facilities for a six-month time period, with each artist's residency culminating in an exhibition in our gallery. Past residents have included Eric William Carroll, Klea McKenna, and Meghann Riepenhoff. This fall&rsquo;s residents continue on the path less taken. Both Vanessa Marsh and Jessica Skloven have spent countless hours in our color darkrooms making chromogenic prints, a process and a skill that many have forsaken in this digital age of photography.</p> <p>Vanessa Marsh actually goes so far as to make her own negatives&hellip;painting and drawing on layers of acetate and paper and film and combining them all in the darkroom to create large nighttime landscapes inspired by an amateur interest in cosmology and physics. These dark skies with saturated celestial patterns of invented galaxies and nebula speak to our mediated experience of the night sky and nature in general. Colors, assigned to gasses and light waves that the naked eye cannot see, are presented and consumed as truth. Giant mural c-prints of these invented scenes build on Vanessa&rsquo;s interest in translating drawings and paintings into photographic form.</p> <p>Jessica Skloven is exposing 4x5 sheets of color film&hellip;but not in any traditional manner. She slips the sheets of film under the covers, under pillows, in between sheets&hellip;these images are created without the confines of a camera, without control and without the essential aspect of what makes a correct photograph &ndash; focused light. They are made sometimes over long periods of time, buried deep under layers, being exposed with tiny light from dark windows and ambient spills from careless LCD screens. In many cases, they are failures, images built up too densely to view or left for too little time without enough light to imprint them. The process is one embedded in ritual. Perhaps an exercise in anti-documenting, these are photographs as uncertain objects, records of instability in an attempt to pin down a constant.</p> <p>They are just slow light leaking onto plastic.</p> <p>Jessica&rsquo;s work centers around the material relationship between the illusions that occur in the natural world and those that are produced&mdash;both in the act of photographing and in the re-constitution of those images when they are transferred to paper. Using photographic process, she imagines the simultaneous impossibility of the abstract and the familiarity of the real, precariously combining to counter photography&rsquo;s often-presumed objectivity. The resulting c-prints are sublime and sensual, drawing the viewer into their mysteries.</p> <p>Come view these two dynamic artists&rsquo; images and question the future and the direction of photography all over again.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, 2013 Artist-in-Residence McNair Evans will be at RayKo during the reception on December 3<sup>rd</sup> signing copies of his new monograph, &ldquo;Confessions for a Son.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>About RayKo</strong></p> <p><strong>RayKo Photo Center &amp; Gallery</strong>&nbsp;is a comprehensive photographic facility, located near the Yerba Buena Arts District, with resources for anyone with a passion for photography. Established in the early 1990&rsquo;s, RayKo Photo Center has grown to become one of San Francisco&rsquo;s most beloved photography darkroom spaces; it includes traditional b&amp;w, color and alternative process labs as well as a state-of-the-art digital department, a professional rental studio, galleries, and the Photographer&rsquo;s Marketplace &ndash; a retail space promoting the work of regional artists. RayKo also has San Francisco&rsquo;s 1<sup>st&nbsp;</sup>Art*O*Mat vending machine and a vintage 1947 black &amp; white Auto-Photo Booth and a retail store that sells all types of used film cameras, from view cameras to Leicas to a build-your-own Nikon station. Everything you need to make any type of photograph!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RayKo Gallery</strong>&nbsp;serves to advance public appreciation of photography and create opportunities for regional, national and international artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers 1600 square feet of exhibition space and the Photographer&rsquo;s Marketplace, which encourages the collection of artwork by making it accessible to collectors of all levels.&nbsp;RayKo also has an artist-in-residence program to further support artists in the development of their photographic projects and ideas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RayKo Photo Center &amp; Gallery</strong></p> <p>428 Third Street</p> <p>San Francisco, CA 94107</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">415-495-3773</span>&nbsp;(ph)</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span></p> <p>Tuesday-Thursday: 10-10 pm</p> <p>Friday-Sunday: 10-8 pm</p> <p>Monday: closed</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>*RayKo is&nbsp;located in the SOMA arts district of San Francisco&nbsp;within walking distance of SFMOMA, the Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, as well as AT&amp;T Ballpark.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:25:26 +0000