ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Maria Guzman Capron - City Limits - October 2nd - November 7th <table width="800" border="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr align="center" valign="left"> <td class="main1" align="left" height="289"> <p class="main">&nbsp;<em>She Bop</em>&nbsp;is an installation of new works made this summer by Oakland-based Maria Guzm&aacute;n Capron. Ceramics, organic matter, and wall paint supplement large-scale textile works which have been tacked to the wall, draped over freestanding supports, and suspended from the ceiling. Simultaneously rigid, flaccid and voluptuous forms reflect the artist's interest in representing material as bodies (and vice versa). Evocative, sexualized shapes and textures appear masculine and feminine, human and animal.</p> <p>Capron paints and sews over industrial materials, working deftly between mass-produced and handmade pattern. What resembles the leg of a half-shrimp, half-human figure is stitched with a heart and arrow "tattoo." In another work, actual chain-link yarn dissolves into crude, two-dimensional pattern.</p> <p><em>Hot Cold</em>, a coloring book made by Capron which details the up-and-down relationship of an ice cream cone and a cigarette, will be available for sale in a vending machine built by the artist.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Maria Guzm&aacute;n Capron</a>&nbsp;received her MFA from the California College of the Arts and was the recipient of the Graduate Painting Fellowship. Part-Colombian and part-Peruvian, Maria has lived in Italy, South America and the United States. Her work has been shown in the Bay Area, Texas, Chicago and Peru. Capron currently lives and works in Oakland, California.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:13:54 +0000 Sandow Birk - Catharine Clark Gallery - October 24th - January 2nd, 2016 <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Catharine Clark Gallery presents <em>Imaginary Monuments</em>, a solo exhibition of new work by Sandow Birk. On view October 24, 2015 &ndash; January 2, 2016, the exhibit features several new drawings and one new direct gravure print in Birk&rsquo;s on-going <em>Imaginary Monuments </em>series, in which the artist combines foundational and iconic texts with fantastical and imagined architecture in large scale works on paper. Birk will be present for the exhibition opening on Saturday, October 24, from 3-5 pm.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Since debuting the series in 2007 with the drawing <em>Monument to the Constitution of the United States</em>, in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Birk has created numerous drawings and three large scale gravures as part of this project over the last eight years. Subjects of his latest drawings tend towards broader themes, incorporating the text of multiple seminal documents in one work in an effort to portray the complex history behind topics germane to current events and consciousness. True to form, Birk unabashedly portrays controversy. In <em>Proposal for a Monument to the Prison Industrial Complex </em>(2015), and <em>Proposal for a Monument to the NYPD </em>(2015), Birk addresses head-on the firestorm of current events and polarized opinions concerning the use of force, law enforcement, and criminal legislation in the United States. Birk takes a lighter tone with work created in the past year: <em>Proposal for a Monument to the Free Sea</em>(2015), <em>Monument to the National Parks </em>(2015), and <em>Proposal for a Monument to World Football </em>(2015), laud the historical efforts that crafted enduring access to and preservation of these internationally beloved treasures and shared experiences.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">This exhibit marks the debut of Birk&rsquo;s latest etching, <em>Excavating the Foundation of the Unfinished Temple of Human Rights</em>, the third gravure in the <em>Imaginary Monuments </em>series. The work contains text from various iterations of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women. Originally written in 1923, the amendment was proposed under several different names until it passed both houses of Congress in 1972, but failed to be ratified by enough of the states to become law. Co-published by Catharine Clark Gallery and Paul Mullowney, the print is a direct gravure etching from four plates on handmade gampi paper, backed with sekishu kozo paper, and is available for acquisition at a pre-publication price, through the opening night of the exhibition. For pricing and more information:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On November 21, 2015, Catharine Clark Gallery celebrates the book launch of <em>American Qur</em><em>&rsquo;an</em>, a W. W. Norton publication of the 427 full color, to-scale reproductions of Birk&rsquo;s original gouache <em>suras</em>. Now appearing in full for the first time, this lavishly designed volume melds past with present and East with West, like nothing before it. The result, hailed by Reza Aslan as, "a great favor, not only to Muslims, but also to Americans," is one of the most original art books to appear in decades. Signed copies of the book available for purchase at the event for $100. For more details and a timetable of events please check:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sandow Birk </strong>was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised on the beaches of Orange County, California. He is a graduate of the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, and resides in Southern California. Subjects of his work include Dante&rsquo;s Divine Comedy, the Iraq war, the Qur&rsquo;an, gang violence, graffiti culture, prisons, surfing, water rights, and skateboarding. Birk creates monumental series developed over the course of many years, often working across media to support his ideas through a multi-disciplinary approach&mdash;painting, drawing, printmaking, writing, film, video, and sculpture. Birk has exhibited in dozens of museum and galleries, and his work is in many public and museum collections including: SFMOMA and the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Getty Center in Los Angeles; the New York Historical Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Harvard University Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma, Italy; and Stadtisches Kunstmuseum in Reutlingen, Germany. Birk has received an NEA grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Getty Fellowship, and a City of Los Angeles Fellowship. In 2014, Birk was named a United States Artist Knight Fellow. Most recently, Birk&rsquo;s work has been the subject of several solo exhibition including at The Andy Warhol Museum (2011); McKinney Avenue Contemporary and the San Jose Museum of Art (2012); Arizona State University Library and Millersville University Winter Center Gallery (2013); and The University of Puget Sound Kittridge Gallery (2014). On November 2, 2015, W.W. Norton will release <em>American Qur</em><em>&rsquo;an</em>, a book of Birk&rsquo;s complete series of paintings on this subject, which coincides with solo exhibitions at the Orange County Museum of Art (November 7, 2015 &ndash; February 28, 2016) and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at University of Oregon, Eugene (January 21 &ndash; March 19, 2017). Birk has collaborated with his wife, Elyse Pignolet, who is also a practicing artist, most notably in a series titled <em>The 99 Names of God</em>. Birk is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery, where he has exhibited his work since 1994.</p> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:44:30 +0000 - San Jose Museum of Art - October 3rd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM <p>&nbsp;Co-hosted and presented by The Tech Museum of Innovation and the San Jose Museum of Art.</p> <p>Fifty years ago surveillance belonged to the world of espionage, privacy could be obtained with doors and curtains, and security was not a personal concept. In the years following 9/11, the meanings of these three words &mdash; and the connections between them &mdash; began to shift. Are we safer? Is privacy dead? What is cyber security? Join our panelists as they consider and reconsider the increasingly complicated and sticky relationships among democracy and security, civil rights and surveillance, privacy, liberty, and public safety.</p> <p>The event will also include tours of the two current exhibitions that inspired the symposium: Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns at SJMA and Cyber Detectives at The Tech.</p> <p><strong>Schedule</strong>:&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Morning Session: Security and Surveillance&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>The Tech Museum of Innovation&nbsp;</strong><br />&bull; 9 AM: tour of Cyber Detectives with Michelle Maranowski, curator and exhibit director at the The Tech Museum<br />&bull; 9:50 AM &ndash; 12 PM: Welcoming remarks by Tim Ritchie, President and CEO, The Tech Museum of Innovation, followed by panel discussion featuring Hasan Elahi, interdisciplinary media artist, associate professor at the University of Maryland, and director of the Digital Cultures and Creativity Honors program; Jennifer Granick, attorney, educator, and director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; Nadia Kayyali, lawyer and activist with Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Robin Stuart, cyber-security threat researcher. The morning panel will be moderated by Larry Magid, on-air technology analyst, CBS News&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Afternoon Session: Privacy&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>San Jose Museum of Art&nbsp;</strong><br />&bull; 12:30 PM: Welcoming remarks by Susan Krane, Oshman Executive Director, San Jose Museum of Art&nbsp;<br />&bull; 12:40 PM &ndash; 2:30 PM: Lunch and panel featuring Erin Berman, project manager for technology and innovation, San Jose Public Library; Michelle Dennedy, vice president and chief security officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 members Ricardo Dominguez, associate professor of visual arts, University of California, San Diego, and Amy Sara Carroll, assistant professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan; Claire Carter, curator of contemporary art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; and Irina Raicu, director of the Internet Ethics Program, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and Certified Information Privacy Professional. Emcee for the afternoon session will be Marja van der Loo, curatorial associate at San Jose Museum of Art.&nbsp;<br />&bull; 2:30 PM: Tour of Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns with Claire Carter<br />&bull; 3 &ndash; 4 PM: Participatory activity about online presence, led by Erin Berman<br /><br /><br /><a href=";h=nAQGfoTv_&amp;enc=AZOwSZRIXC7gecVDoLYJI8Zo_cgQv2FLp2cRSuECyywYOE09jScWHsOfzKJ9M_gsji0&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:03:14 +0000