ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 kathryn arnold, Daniel Phil, Sandy Young, Bryan Ida, Jason Adkins - Sandra Lee Gallery - December 1st - December 30th <p>Group Exhibition featuring gallery artists.</p> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:20:43 +0000 Group Show - Mercury 20 Gallery - December 17th - January 9th, 2016 <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2187"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2186"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2185"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2182"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2180"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2179"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2178"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2176">This annual show features fine art in various media by exceptional Bay Area artists. In the spirit of holiday gift-giving, art can be purchased and packaged to take with you.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ARTISTS REPRESENTED: JULIE ALVARADO, JO ANN BIAGINI, ERIC BOHR, NICK DONG, TERRYL DUNN, CARLO FANTIN, P.K. FRIZZELL, PETER HONIG, KATHLEEN KING, CHRIS KOMATER, LEAH MARKOS, JILL MCLENNAN, CHARLIE MILGRIM, JANN NUNN, MARY CURTIS RATCLIFF, FERNANDO REYES, K.C. ROSENBERG, JOANNA SALSKA, JULIANNE STERLING, RUTH TABANCAY, KERRY VANDER MEER.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2126"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2125"> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2170">&nbsp;</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2169">EVENTS:</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2173">--Reception: Dec 17, 6-8pm</div> <div>--Art Murmur: January 1st, 6-9pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2154">LOCATION:</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2174">475 25th Street, Between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland, CA<br />NEAR BART, 19th Street station</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2124">GALLERY HOURS:<br />Thursday thru Saturday 12-6pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2194">HOLIDAY HOURS:</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2195">Dec 17, 18, 19 extended hours until 8pm</div> <div>Thursday Dec 24th closed</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2196">Friday Dec 25th closed</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2197">Friday Dec 31st closed</div> <div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1448327587028_2198">First Friday New Year&rsquo;s Day open 6-9pm</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Image: Kerry Vander Meer, 2015</div> </div> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:12:07 +0000 Julio Cesar Morales - Gallery Wendi Norris - November 5th - December 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to present&nbsp;<a href=";id=a51918faf3&amp;e=597c632e15" target="_blank"><em>Emotional Violence</em></a>, artist Julio C&eacute;sar Morales&rsquo;s third solo exhibition at the gallery. Morales will debut his latest video work as well as a series of prints, a photographic installation, hand-drawn text works, and ceramic sculpture.&nbsp;<em>Emotional Violence</em>&nbsp;will open on Thursday, November 5 with a discussion between Morales and Luc&iacute;a Sanrom&aacute;n, Director of Visual Arts at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from&nbsp;6&ndash;7PM&nbsp;followed by a public reception from&nbsp;7&ndash;9PM. It will remain on view through&nbsp;December 19.<br />&nbsp;<br />Morales employs various forms of media to illuminate the poetic in the political, particularly surrounding issues of displacement, migration and informal economies. His approach, involving extensive research, is that of an anthropologist and a social historian. For over a decade, Morales has collected and archived images and anecdotes from the Internet and printed press outlets related to the trafficking of goods and people that later surface in his oeuvre. The exhibition title&nbsp;<em>Emotional Violence</em>&nbsp;derives from the recent rise in violent crimes committed by drug cartels in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on situations where violence is deployed to threaten or caution rival gangs. &nbsp;Morales also turns his eye beyond Latin America, to global areas of contested migration and failed government policies.&nbsp;The new work presented in&nbsp;<em>Emotional Violence</em>&nbsp;brings to light complex issues found in distressed populations around the world, and encourages viewers to consider his or her place within the contemporary global fabric.<br /><br />ABOUT&nbsp;<em>BOY IN SUITCASE</em><br /><em>Boy in Suitcase</em>&nbsp;is a video about an eight-year-old boy&rsquo;s journey from the Ivory Coast to Spain via Morocco, undertaken while&nbsp;hidden&nbsp;in a suitcase. The father, who lives in Spain, was trying to reunite with his son. Morales's video attempts to create visuals from the boy&rsquo;s perspective: what he might have seen through the small zipper and tiny holes in the suitcase. These visuals, as imagined by the artist, encompass spinning hallucinatory images and a bewildering array of colors and sounds. The animation is produced from a single x-ray image taken by Spanish custom officials with colors that are animated to produce the moving image. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:10:36 +0000 Guy Diehl - Dolby Chadwick Gallery - November 5th - November 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>A Dialogue with Tradition II,</em>&nbsp;an exhibition of new works by Bay Area painter Guy Diehl, on view November 5&ndash;December 5, 2015. Over the past thirty years, Diehl has explored the still-life format to make art about art, finding new and nuanced modes of execution to illuminate ways of both seeing art and appreciating the art historical canon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Within the last year, natural light has become a central focus for Diehl, who previously relied on artificial illumination via incandescent light to create his unique variant of realistic paintings. Diehl explains,&nbsp;&ldquo;While collaborating with a photographer friend and colleague, I was shown new ways to manipulate daylight that I had not considered before. Seeing endless combinations created with daylight and subject matter, I can set up a still life and photograph it throughout the day, while working with the visual changes that the natural illumination will bring to the composition.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Painting, of course, is rooted in the science of light: each pigment is the result of a particular mixing of different colors of light. As Diehl&rsquo;s work has long set itself in immediate dialogue with art history&mdash;each painting creates a reflexive narrative around a specific artist, such as Richard Diebenkorn, Amedeo Modigliani, Egon Schiele, and Francisco De Zurbaran, among others&mdash;a return to the most basic form of illumination, one that is elemental to painting, therefore brings his entire process full circle.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although none of the paintings are explicitly about Vermeer, they are all suffused with the Dutch artist&rsquo;s hallmark mastery of shadow and light to create depth, richness, and movement. In&nbsp;<em>Conversation with Egon Schiele</em>&nbsp;(2015), the objects take on an enhanced vitality as a result of the bright, low, raking daylight that Diehl observes, records, and synthesizes as it moves across the objects. Here, the dark face of a rectangular white box is offset by its brightly illuminated side and top, which are further enhanced by the shadow-play of a spherical object that sits on the box. Contrasts provided by an intriguing object wrapped in parchment paper are equally dramatic and add important texture and depth to the composition by introducing a range of mid-tone values. Finally, an otherwise static postcard featuring one of Schiele&rsquo;s nudes, reinterpreted here by Diehl, is cleverly set in motion by an iridescent shell marked by swirls of pink and blue. The shell also figures as a symbol of the feminine and a nod to art historical iconography in that it codes, among other things, the Fibonacci sequence&mdash;otherwise known as the golden ratio&mdash;made famous by Leonardo da Vinci and here embodied by Schiele-cum-Diehl&rsquo;s sitting female figure.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Guy Diehl was born in 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his BA from California State University Hayward in 1973 followed by his MA from San Francisco State University in 1976. In addition to exhibiting extensively across the United States and at select international galleries, Diehl was featured in the acclaimed 2014 exhibition&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;Realism, Really?&rdquo;</em>&nbsp;at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Oakland Museum of California. This will be his third solo show at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:55:16 +0000