ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Nicholas Byrne - Anthony Meier Fine Arts - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Anthony Meier Fine Arts</strong> is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by British artist <strong>Nicholas Byrne</strong>.  Exhibiting in the gallery for the first time, Byrne’s intricately layered surfaces combine abstract pattern and form with geometric structure and fluid figuration. </span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The title of the exhibition, <em>Spring</em>, means a new beginning and frames a period of time; attesting that the paintings, in spite of their range, are of one season.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Drawing on historical points of reference across mulptiple disciplines, Byrne’s new works are informed by a Gothic sensibility.  In <em>The Nature of Gothic</em> published in <em>The Stones of Venice Vol 2</em>, 1853, John Ruskin defines Gothic character as energized by a community of workmanship and artistic liberty. Reflecting on the role of creativity in the modern era via pre-modern practices, Byrne layers his paintings with varying motifs; letters, ropes, silhouttes and visage.  These motifs are investigated and re-introduced from piece to piece – the repetition a method of searching, listening.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Employing copper as a ground, a malleable metallic element known for conducting heat and electricity, Byrne layers intense and vibrant color onto the surface, etching and mapping onto the color, exposing the pigmentation below and breaking into the soft metal at the base.  Through this process Byrne creates a depth and dimension that is both real and implied.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In writing, the language of Nicholas Byrne’s work is complex, layered in intellectual and historical reference.  In actual, the work cushions these larger questions and pursuits in an elegance, beauty and rhythm, that the viewer is drawn to and recongizes as familiar. </span></p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 07:46:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Badè Museum - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="center"><span style="font-size: small;">Get your team together and come out to test your knowledge on all things Art, Religion, Archaeology, and Gallery related. Pizza, beer, and popcorn will be provided, and the winning team will take home a much sought after prize!</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="center"><span style="font-size: small;">This event is co-sponsored by the Badè Museum and the Doug Adams Gallery. </span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:30:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - CCA Wattis Institute - April 25th, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>In conjunction with the exhibition <em>Words and Places: Etel Adnan</em>, the Wattis Institute, and the graduating class of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Studies at the California College of the Arts present a series of talks and film screenings that examine issues called up by Adnan’s practice, and expand its frame of reference.</p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Thursday, April 25</b><br /> Syrian-born artist and publisher Simone Fattal presents her film <i>Autoportrait</i> (1971/2012, 45 mins). Frustrated with her practice as a painter, Fattal turned to the medium of filmmaking to document her life in Beirut, through the fragmented lens of memory, dreams and half-remembered conversations.</p> <p> </p> <p><b><i>Words and Places: Etel Adnan</i></b> is the first large-scale institutional exhibition of work by the Lebanese writer, poet, and painter Etel Adnan, spanning six decades of her artistic practice. Born in Beirut in 1925 to a Christian Greek mother and a Muslim Syrian father, Adnan has spent her life between places—Beirut, Paris, and the Bay Area—negotiating their different cultures and languages, as well as her distinctive position among them. This experience of displacement deeply informs her work, which similarly ranges between mediums and formats. Her work has recently been included in <i>dOCUMENTA (13)</i> (Kassel, Germany, 2012) and the <i>Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon</i> (London, 2010). </p> <p>For more information on the exhibition, and for a complete calendar of public programs, please visit the Wattis website at [www.wattis.org].</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:23:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Silfredo Lo O - Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>This program is co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora and the 9th Annual CubaCaribe Dance Festival<br /> </em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join us for a lecture and painting demonstration with <strong>Silfredo Lo O</strong>. He is a dancer and a visual artist. He merges his history as an Afro-Cuban and modern dance performer with his present as a visual artist. He incorporates Afro-Cuban spirituality and the modern cityscape and technology of the U.S. He is interested in making work that mirrors his experience as an Afro-Cuban immigrant in transition, and represents the disparity and integration that is born from the intensity of rupture and being re-born.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em><strong>The 9th Annual CubaCaribe Dance Festival </strong></em>will present performances, workshops and demonstration/lectures by master and emerging Caribbean and Latino musicians and choreographers, each offering a unique look at the power of people and their use of music and dance to overcome daily trials. For more information go to  http://www.cubacaribe.org/festival9/index.html </span></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:28:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Val Britton, Matt Gonzalez, Robynn Smith, Vanessa Woods - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) - April 25th, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join us for a conversation with artists who use a variety of collage techniques in photomontage, printmaking, three-dimensional forms, and video art.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The art form of collage traces back to early 20th century. Learn how artists use this cutting and reassembling process in familiar and new art-making methods, today. </span></p> <div>6:30 - 7pm: networking and socializing</div> <div>7- 8:30pm: Talk</div> <div>8:30 - 9pm: networking and socializing</div> <div></div> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:10:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Catherine Opie - SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - April 25th, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Documentary photographer Catherine Opie gained early recognition in the 1990s for her provocative photographs of the LGBT community, including images of artists and inmates, many of whom were involved with the sadomasochist subculture of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Since then, she has turned her lens to California surfers, women living in domestic partnerships, clusters of ice houses in northern Minnesota, Los Angeles freeways, and, most recently, high school football players. Whether photographing people or their environment, she is interested above all in community and the way in which personal identity is influenced by one's surroundings.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Part of Member Appreciation Month Events.</span></p> <div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration: none; text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Source: <span style="color: #003399;">http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/events/2254#ixzz2QuGNlkvn</span> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <span style="color: #003399;">San Francisco Museum of Modern Art</span></span></div> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:09:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - SOMArts Cultural Center - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">SOMArts Cultural Center presents <em>Dial Collect</em>, a group exhibition of large-scale audience-interactive installations open <strong>April 5–26, 2013</strong> bridging people and stories. Curated by 2012–2013 SOMArts’ Commons Curatorial Residency recipient Calcagno Cullen, works by thirteen exhibiting artists provide dynamic viewing opportunities that allow gallery visitors to interact with the art and with one another. <em>Dial Collect</em> is the antidote to society’s recent transition to communication through socially interactive technologies— an offline opportunity to share creatively and to relate to both friends and strangers in meaningful ways.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Dial Collect</em> is one of four exhibition proposals selected to receive a 2012–13 Commons Curatorial Residency exhibition at SOMArts. Selected artists and curators receive curatorial stipends and a support package valued at over $20,000, as well as access to one of the largest and most beautiful gallery spaces in the heart of the city to expand their practice, engage the Bay Area’s cultural communities and turn vision into reality.</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:31:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Phil Ross, George Lewis, Helena Keefa - Southern Exposure - April 25th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>In <i>How to Move a Mountain</i> Southern Exposure and The Citizens’ Laboratory (Amanda Eicher, Valerie Imus, Jerome Waag) invite experts on systems of organization from both the human and animal worlds to discuss ways in which various methods of collaboration can inform us as groups and individuals, acknowledging the characteristics that make us particularly human. <i>How to Move a Mountain</i> takes place over three sessions, each including brief presentations by experts, group conversation, and a responsive interpretation by an artist.</p> <p>In <em>How to Move a Mountain 3 of 3</em>, Phil Ross will present his research and screen his video Leviathans, a dramatic narrative documenting the romantic life of slime mold. Slime mold live part of their lives as single-cells and can spontaneously form multi-celled organisms, developing specialized capacities to act collectively and move in complex ways. Trombonist, improvisation theorist, and Professor of American Music at Columbia University, George Lewis will present his work with creative machines that improvise music together with each other and human musicians. The work stages a hybrid sociality that challenges traditional notions of interactivity and agency. Helena Keeffe will lead us in a collective drawing exercise.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:24:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - 1AM Gallery - April 26th, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p>SAN FRANCISCO, CA- 1AM is pleased to present, “<strong>Designing Outside The Lines”</strong>, opening <strong>April 26<sup>th</sup></strong>, from 6:30-9:30pm, featuring custom works that explore and reinvent the classic Lego platform. Expect to see customizations of Lego pieces, the Lego Torch lamp and Lego Men, digital prints, original paintings and more. The exhibition will feature 1920s silent movie characters, lit Lego Men, mini mecha, maps, guns and wasps- to name a few!</p> <p>Most of us played with Legos as children, but some of us never stopped. The artists in “<strong>Designing Outside The Lines</strong>” are some of the most prominent Lego and toy designers around the world, spanning from the US to the Netherlands. Whether they are using record breaking amounts of Lego pieces, introducing new materials to Lego customization, combining simple minifigs with complex machinery, or anonymously installing ginormous Lego men on public beaches- they are definitely some of the most imaginative artists out there.</p> <p>For our premier Lego-inspired show at 1AM Gallery, curator James Brown invited the styles and imaginations of Ego Leonard, Legolize It Man, Bart de Dobbelaer, Brickthing, Bill Hewitt, Carson Catlin, Ian Ziobrowski, Josh Mayhem, Crestone, Dee Ten, One-Eyed-Girl, Michael Napolitan, MeSmithy, Citizen Brick and Mike Mendez. Join us in a land of Legos on April 26<sup>th</sup>, to see all the ingenious creations!</p> <p>For more information, visit www.1AMGallery.com. If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email maya@1AMSF.com.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:35:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Beth Yarnelle Edwards - Oakland Museum of California - April 26th, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Take a stroll through the Gallery of California Art with photographer<strong> Beth Yarnelle Edwards</strong> and Curator of Photography and Visual Culture Drew Johnson. Get a special perspective on the relationship between objects and themes in the Gallery of California Art and the exhibit Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams. Part of Friday Nights @ OMCA. - See more at: http://www.museumca.org/event/artist-stroll-beth-yarnelle-edwards#sthash.9PJPZT8P.dpuf</span></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:49:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Hung Liu - Oakland Museum of California - April 26th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join <strong>Hung Liu</strong> at this informal in-gallery talk and tour as she talks about her work featured in the exhibition <em>Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu</em>. The talk begins with a 30-minute screening of excerpts from the 1949 film <em>Daughters of China</em> by Zifeng Ling and Qiang Zhai, which Liu often refers to as an inspiration for her artwork. In the film, eight female Chinese soldiers fight for their country to the point of defeat. Instead of surrendering to the enemy, they choose to walk into the river carrying a dead comrade.  </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Film includes subtitles in English. This program is co-curated by students from the California College of Art’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. Included with Museum admission. Free to OMCA Members. Part of Friday Nights @ OMCA. </span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: small;">- See more at: http://www.museumca.org/event/omca-artist-talk-tour-hung-liu#sthash.7Ce93esh.dpuf</span></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:51:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Meredith Tromble - San Francisco Art Institute - April 26th, 2013 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p>This event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>For more information visit: http://www.sfai.edu/event/meredith-tromble</p> <p><b>Lecture: </b><em><b>Nothing Means Anything</b></em><br />Meredith Tromble is an artist and writer with a specialization in art, science, and technology. Her recent work in virtual installation, drawing, and performance involves creating situations for creative exchange and investigating forms of knowledge. Among her current projects is <em>Art &amp; Shadows</em>—a series of essays on contemporary art in light of contemporary science, funded by a grant from the Arts Writing Initiative of the Andy Warhol Foundation. </p> <p><b>Artist Bio</b><br />From 2000–2010 Tromble worked with the artist group Stretcher, publishing an online magazine and orchestrating performative events, including an installation for <em>Bay Area Now 4</em> at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Her own installations have been shown primarily in California at venues including the Mills College Art Museum, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and the Mondavi Center at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of hundreds of papers, feature articles, and interviews, and her edited book on the artist Lynn Hershman Leeson was published by the University of California Press. Tromble is an Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at SFAI. <a href="http://meredithtromble.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_newwin">meredithtromble.net</a></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:47:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jason Hanasik, Berndnaut Smilde - San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (main site) - April 26th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Conversations</em> is an ongoing series that features a substantive body of work by a local artist alongside works by an artist based on another point on the globe. For <em>Conversation 6, </em>local multimedia artist Jason Hanasik and Dutch installation artist Berndnaut Smilde contribute works that dwell on concepts such as transition, ephemerality, dislocation and documentation. This thematic through line is especially poignant considering that the SFAC Galleries’ primary exhibition space in the War Memorial Veterans Building will be dislocated from May 2013 to June 2015 due to seismic retrofitting. When the SFAC Main Gallery opens its doors in the Veterans Building again, it will occupy a new 4000-sq-ft gallery with expanded exhibition, programing and office space as well as a small retail store.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jason Hanasik’s new installation for <em>Conversation 6</em> revolves around the recent loss of his family’s home to foreclosure. At the center of the installation, is a home video of the family, with Hanasik as a child, walking around the beautiful site where their future home will be built. The hope and anticipation is palpable. The video is sited within a structure resembling the frame of a house that will be surrounded by projections of the site. The inevitability of losing the family home coupled with other misfortunes in 2010 profoundly changed the artist. Hanasik says, “As I slowly emerged from a period of mourning into one of investigation and curiosity about all that had transpired in one year, I realized that my understanding of home, permanence and mortality had radically shifted and evolved.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Amsterdam-based Berndnaut Smilde grew up fascinated by Dutch seascape paintings with their impressive skies. “My grandparents had one with really threatening looking clouds. I remember I was intrigued by the power of it. I couldn’t really grasp what it was, but there was something big, magical and dark about to happen in that painting. I wanted to create the idea of a typical Dutch rain cloud inside a space. I wanted to see if it could be done, exhibiting a cloud.” Smilde has successfully created clouds within historic structures throughout Europe. For <em>Conversation 6</em> he will exhibit the documentation of one of his cloud installations as wallpaper. He will also show works from his recently completed series <em>Until Askeaton,</em> which highlights his manipulation of Google Earth to compare Askeaton, Scotland with Askeaton, Wisconsin.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Visitors to <em>Conversation 6 </em>will find themselves in an immersive environment in both installations. The scale of Smilde’s wallpaper of an architectural environment will take over the front Gallery, while Hanasik will invite viewers to literally step into his “house.” Although the SFAC Main Gallery has been in the War Memorial Veterans Building for over 16 years, it was intended to be a temporary location. As the public enters it for the last time we want them to think about the nature of temporality versus permanence, and start to look forward with us to our interim projects and new permanent home.<em></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Conversation 6 </em>exemplifies the mission of the SFAC Galleries to celebrate our local arts production and put it in dialogue with a broader contemporary arts landscape. We look forward to continuing the series in our new space in 2015.</span></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:26:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - 111 Minna Gallery - April 27th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p dir="ltr"><strong>METAPHYSICAL</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">An Art Auction to Benefit Wayne Ernzer</p> <p><b><b> </b></b></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>SATURDAY APRIL 27</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">111 Minna Gallery - 111 Minna Street, San Francisco CA</p> <p><b><b> </b></b></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Silent Auction from 6pm to 8:30pm</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">21+ Event • Donations accepted at the door</p> <p><b><b> </b></b></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Featuring Work From:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Aaron Bravo, Adam Warmington, Aleks Petrovitch, Alex Kopps, Andreini Surfboards, Annie O'Dorisio, Atlas Skateboard Store, Art Gimbel, Audi Rudzinski, Charlie Callahan, Damon Way, David Johnson, Dawn De La Fuente, Devon Howard, Dustin Ortiz, Elias Crouch, Elissa Steamer, Elizabeth Pepin, Erik Otto, Ian Ernzer, Jack Halloway, Jaime Beechum, Jbear, Jeff Canham, Jeff Peterson, Jennifer Sullivan, John Lindsey, Jon Swartz, Judd Hertzler, Katja Ollendorf, Kelly Fayer, Kyle Field, Lianne Milton, Lisa Coris, Lupine Hammack, Lindsey Byrnes, Marie Gosselin, Matt Proehl, Matt Sumner, Mollusk Surf Shop, Moses Aipa, Nathan Perkel, Nat Russell, Nathan Stapley, Nick Clausen, Noah Charnow, Park Life, Paul Ferraris, Paul Madonna, Peter McBride, Rachel Seldin, Ray Potes, RC Rivera, Rob Brodman, Robin Caddell, Robin McCoy, Scott Ellison, Sean Howe, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Thomas Campbell, Tiffany Campbell, Truong Tran, Trius Fernsler, Val Shagday, The Werehaus, Yong-Ki Chang.</p> <p dir="ltr"></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>more info:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">http://www.wayneernzer.com/</p> <p dir="ltr">https://www.facebook.com/events/161750090655369/</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:25:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jovi Schnell - Gregory Lind Gallery - April 27th, 2013 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Gregory Lind Gallery</strong> is pleased to present<strong><em> Fortuna Paper Moon</em></strong>, a series of paintings, drawings and sculpture by <strong>Jovi Schnell</strong>. Schnell’s pop-inspired lexicon of organic and mechanistic hybrids has expanded to include a combination of chance operations and pre-determined restraints. Schnell’s works issue from a longstanding interest in color systems, evolution, cosmology, technology, and our relationship to nature. Most works in the show result from accumulation, stacking, and aggregation. Like specimens lodged in amber, the texts, units, and forms become visual records or models of a memory, finding, or experience.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In paintings such as “Globe-Ish Ghost Data,” “Honeycomb Hideaway,” and “Optimist Club,” Schnell sets in motion a whimsical yet rigorous language. Systematically working left to right, she rolls a twenty-sided dice to call out the number for the premixed colors, which she paints unit by unit, reaching the end of the row. At that point the work is flipped vertically and the process repeated forming labyrinthine grids bursting with multifaceted color.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The input/output mechanism of this idiosyncratic process is in the use of random selections from an ongoing collection of texts captured from her everyday life (which she has coined her “Brain Dump”), informing the shapes and permutations nested throughout the paintings. In some cases a selected phrase calls out the title for a work and prompts her visual response. Collaging her working palette back into the paintings becomes a way of recycling facets of the process, creating a feedback loop.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The resulting patterns hold together disparate fragments and forge both tangential memes and integrated moments. This intersection between the human compulsion to seek meaningful patterns and a randomized game of chance and accident results in a paradox that playfully synthesizes the mandates of order and the dictates of entropy. Ultimately Schnell assigns her positions and conceptual concerns back to the practice of painting. A sense of humor and buoyancy act to temper an anxious expression of complexity throughout the pieces.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jovi Schnell has exhibited in various galleries and institutions, including The Drawing Center, New York; Stedelijk Bureau Museum, Amsterdam; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco. She began work in the public realm in 2010 and has completed projects for the San Francisco Arts Commission and Art in Embassies program. Schnell has been featured in publications such as Art in America, Art on Paper, Artweek, Flash Art, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Her work has been awarded various fellowships, as well as a Pollock-Krasner Grant for painting. Schnell lives and works in San Francisco and is an adjunct faculty member at the California College of Arts, and is currently a visiting lecturer at The San Francisco Art Institute. This is the artist’s third show with Gregory Lind Gallery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Reception: Saturday April 27 (4-7 PM)</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Performances: 5:30 by Sarah Fran Wisby, Benjamin Tinker w/ Christina Stanley and Phil Franklin w/Christine Shields</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:17:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Kala Art Institute - April 27th, 2013 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><b>Kala Art Institute </b>invites you to experience <i><b>Kala-fornia: State of the Art 3</b></i><i>, </i>a two-week exhibition and auction of works by prominent California artists. The exhibition culminates on the night of Saturday, April 27<sup> </sup>with a lively Gala Auction, featuring fine wine and exquisite foods. Proceeds support the educational and cultural programming of Kala Art Institute, a non-profit arts organization located in West Berkeley. For thirty-nine years, Kala's artist residency programs, gallery exhibitions, lectures, classes and innovative youth arts-outreach in public schools has served an ever-expanding community. Kala's international Fellowship and Artist-In-Residence programs continue to play a pivotal role in facilitating the creation of new work by artists in all media.</span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Geneva" style="font-family: Geneva;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">The exhibition </span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><i><b>Kala-fornia: State of the Art 3 </b></i></span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">opens to the public on April 11, with a Preview Party and silent bidding beginning at 6:00 pm. Works in a variety of media by over 100 contemporary California artists will be on </span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">view, leading up to the Gala Auction on April </span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">27. At this year's auction we are pleased to be honoring </span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">Special Guest Artists</span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><i><b> Squeak Carnwath and Christopher Brown</b></i></span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"> for their contributions to the Bay Area art world and beyond. In addition to works by these two acclaimed artists, the </span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">exhibition and auction </span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">will feature a number of works by</span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"> both emerging and established artists, in a wide range of prices. </span></span><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">T</span></span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">his year's roster of works includes such luminaries as </span></span><strong><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">Val Britton, Chris Brown, Jamie Brunson, Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Randy Colosky, Ellen Heck, Dharma Strasser MacColl, Sean McFarland, Jim Melchert, Richard Misrach, Jennie Ottinger, Francesca Pastine, Emily Payne, Claire Rojas, Richard Shaw, Seiko Tachibana, Peter Voulkos, Noah Wilson, Lena Wolff</span></span></span></strong><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"> and many others.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">Please join Squeak Carnwath and Christopher Brown, along with Honorary Co-chairs Mercy and Roger Smullen, at the 2013 Kala Art Institute Gala Auction, <i>Kala-fornia: State of the Art 3, </i>Saturday, April 27 from 6:30-10:00 pm.<i> </i>And don't miss the exhibition opening and preview party on Thursday, April 11, from 6-8 pm. Silent bidding starts on April 11 and continues through the Gala on April 27.</span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.72in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Geneva" style="font-family: Geneva;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><b>For a complete list of artists, additional auction items and to buy tickets, please see </b></span></span></span><span color="#000080" style="color: #000080;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://www.kala.org/auction/" class="western" rel="nofollow">http://kala.org/</a><a href="http://www.kala.org/auction/" class="western" rel="nofollow"> </a></span></span></span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><b>or call Kala Gallery 510-841-7000</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.72in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><b>Kala-fornia: State of the Art 3 - Exhibition and Gala Auction</b></span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><b>Kala Art Institute, 2990 San Pablo Av. Berkeley, CA 94702</b></span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Geneva" style="font-family: Geneva;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.kala.org/auction/" class="western" rel="nofollow"><span color="#000080" style="color: #000080;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><b>www.Kala.org</b></span></span></span></span><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><b>.</b></span></span></a></span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0; text-decoration: none;"></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><b>Preview Party: </b>Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 pm, free admission</span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><b>Exhibition</b>: April 11 – April 26, 2013</span></span></span></p> <p lang="en-US" style="margin-right: -0.25in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%; widows: 0; orphans: 0;"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><span face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;"><b>Gala Auction: </b>Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:30 – 10:00 pm<b><br />Tickets: </b>$45 in advance; $60 the day of the event</span></span></span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:14:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list