ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - 111 Minna Gallery - May 3rd, 2013 - May 31st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Irene Hernandez-Feiks founded Chillin’ Productions in 1998, with the purpose of discovering and aiding Bay Area fashion designers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, DJ’s, musicians, and performers. In her tenure as a promoter, Irene made a point of never taking commissions or charging designers to sell their work. In short, all of the money made by the artist goes to the artist. Chillin’ Productions produces four events per year with each event showcasing 80 fashion designers, 200 painters/photographers, 60 filmmakers,  DJ’s, and live music.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Irene has worked closely with numerous arts-related and charitable organizations, including GEN ART, Mexican Consulate (Cultural Affairs), the United Nations and Natural World Museum (art into action), Baxter Chang Patri Fine Art (Miguel Osuna), Art Seed apprenticeship Program Benefiting Bayview Hunters Point Youth, Spindle Desco Continuous Movement Discussion Series: Converging Art, Music &amp; Nightlife: Possibilities (a panel discussion &amp; open forum), and Oracle Open World. Assisting the community is her true passion and focus.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In 2010, Irene opened her gallery, Wonderland SF to provide consistent support and exposure for Bay Area artists. Working with over 5,000 local artists, her goal is to create new opportunities for emerging talent, and ultimately discover that diamond in the rough. Originally from Mexico City, Irene has called San Francisco home for over 17 years and plans to continue her active role in promoting and supporting the local arts community.</span></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:25:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - 1AM Gallery - April 26th, 2013 - May 25th, 2013 <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 15:35:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Gordon Halloran - a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite - May 5th, 2013 - July 7th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">We are delighted to introduce to California Canadian artist <b>Gordon Halloran</b>, well known to world audiences as the creator of <i>Paintings Below Zero</i>, ambitious monumental public art installations in Canada, the US and Europe, inspired by glacial walls and exploding with pure pigments interacting with the crystal structure of the ice.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For this double exhibition -- <b><i>Ice Break</i></b> in the gallery space and <strong><i> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/271717-breaking-up-is-hard-to-do">Breaking Up is Hard to Do</a> </i></strong> in Cornerstone Sonoma's reflecting pool -- Halloran has sourced a modern, acid-free material that allows him a process for creating permanent sculptures that are closest in appearance to his frozen works. He says, "I had the desire to bring the naturally created ephemeral forms of my ice work into a permanent but malleable state in order to further investigate the nature of the fracture, movement, and disintegration of our evolving landscape; to capture the graphic patterns that emerge from the magnificent interplay of crystalline growth and collaboratively play with that growth through the fabrication of structures that explore the interconnectedness of creation and entropy."</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><i>Ice Break</i></b> is an evolving commentary inspired by the calving of Arctic icebergs and Claude Monet's impressionist Waterlilies, and explores the nature of ephemeral existence and its relationship to increasingly technologically-bound societies. Through the presentation of a simple interplay between seemingly rigid materials and naturally occurring structure, it attempts to awaken us to the ephemeral nature of being. <b><i>Breaking Up is Hard to Do</i></b> uses site, scale and color to seduce the viewer with vibrancy, luring us to the water's edge and into collective play. Viewers move around the piece and it moves alongside them. Juxtaposing abstract sensibility with ecological patterns, the elements relate to each other as well as their site, not just in space, but over time, as each moves in response to wind and wave.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Together, <b><i>Ice Break</i></b> and <b><i>Breaking Up is Hard to Do</i></b> openly question our understanding of our environment in transformation -- permanent to ephemeral, solid to liquid -- a dynamic and enduring landscape in permanent flux.</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:10:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Gordon Halloran - a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite - May 5th, 2013 - July 7th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">We are delighted to introduce to California Canadian artist <b>Gordon Halloran</b>, well known to world audiences as the creator of <i>Paintings Below Zero</i>, ambitious monumental public art installations in Canada, the US and Europe, inspired by glacial walls and exploding with pure pigments interacting with the crystal structure of the ice.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For this double exhibition -- <strong><i><a target="_blank" href="http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/271715-ice-break">Ice Break</a></i></strong> in the gallery space and <b><i>Breaking Up is Hard to Do</i></b> in Cornerstone Sonoma's reflecting pool -- Halloran has sourced a modern, acid-free material that allows him a process for creating permanent sculptures that are closest in appearance to his frozen works. He says, "I had the desire to bring the naturally created ephemeral forms of my ice work into a permanent but malleable state in order to further investigate the nature of the fracture, movement, and disintegration of our evolving landscape; to capture the graphic patterns that emerge from the magnificent interplay of crystalline growth and collaboratively play with that growth through the fabrication of structures that explore the interconnectedness of creation and entropy."</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><i>Ice Break</i></b> is an evolving commentary inspired by the calving of Arctic icebergs and Claude Monet's impressionist Waterlilies, and explores the nature of ephemeral existence and its relationship to increasingly technologically-bound societies. Through the presentation of a simple interplay between seemingly rigid materials and naturally occurring structure, it attempts to awaken us to the ephemeral nature of being. <b><i>Breaking Up is Hard to Do</i></b> uses site, scale and color to seduce the viewer with vibrancy, luring us to the water's edge and into collective play. Viewers move around the piece and it moves alongside them. Juxtaposing abstract sensibility with ecological patterns, the elements relate to each other as well as their site, not just in space, but over time, as each moves in response to wind and wave.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Together, <b><i>Ice Break</i></b> and <b><i>Breaking Up is Hard to Do</i></b> openly question our understanding of our environment in transformation -- permanent to ephemeral, solid to liquid -- a dynamic and enduring landscape in permanent flux.</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:09:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Alice Channer, Aaron Flint Jamison, Anicka Yi - Altman Siegel Gallery - April 18th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013 <div style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-size: small;">Everything Must Go</span></em><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Today's class 3-Deifying:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Godgrass, godtrees, godroad.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">A sheet of geese bisects the rainstorm. </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The water tower is ten storms full.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">We practice drawing cubes-</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">That's the house squared away</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&amp; the incubator with Baby.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The dead are in their grid.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">O the sleeping bag contains</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">the body but not the dreaming head.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- Matthea Harvey</span></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Alice Channer</strong> (b. 1977, Oxford, UK) lives and works in London. Channer received her BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, and an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Invertebrates at The Hepworth Wakefield, UK; <em>Cold Blood</em> at Lisa Cooley, New York; <em>Out Of Body</em> at South London Gallery, UK; <em>Body Conscious </em>and<em> Worn-work</em>, both at The Approach, London; <em>Inhale, Exhale</em> at the Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art. Recent group exhibitions include Whitechapel Gallery, London; Tate Britain, London; Hayward Gallery Touring, UK. This summer her work will be included in Il Palazzo Enciclopedico/The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, and in September will have a solo show, Soft Shell, at Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Aaron Flint Jamison</strong> (b. 1979 in Billings, Montana) lives in Portland, Oregon. Recent solo exhibitions include Cubitt Gallery, London; Air de Paris, Paris; Artspeak, Vancouver; Centre d'édition Contemporaine, Geneva; Castillo/Corrales, Paris; Pied-à-terre, San Francisco; and Marfa Book Co., Marfa. Recent group exhibitions include <em>Frozen Lakes</em>, Artists Space, New York, and <em>Millennium Magazines</em>, Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is the founder and editor of <em>Veneer Magazine</em>. Jamison co-founded the artist-run center Department of Safety (2002-2010) in Anacortes, Washington, and co-founded the art center Yale Union (YU) in Portland, Oregon.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Anicka Yi</strong> is an artist living and working in New York City. Recent museum exhibitions include group presentations at Sculpture Center, Long Island City and GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy. She has had solo and two- person presentations at 47 Canal, New York; Galerie Roediger Schoettle, Munich; 179 Canal, New York; and Green Gallery, Milwaukee. She has exhibited widely in group exhibitions including White Columns, New York; Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York; Bortolami, New York; and Misako and Rosen, Tokyo. She has forthcoming solo presentations at Studiolo, Zurich and Lars Friedrich, Berlin as well as group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; and L&amp;M Arts, Los Angeles.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>McIntyre Parker</strong> is an artist and founder of Pied-à-terre in San Francisco.</span></p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:37:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Albert Dicruttalo - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - May 1st, 2013 - June 14th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Albert Dicruttalo</strong> is drawn to the toughness of metal, and prefers the challenge of forming and forging this medium.  In this new series, Dicruttalo, interested in object over image, creates sculptures of interpenetrating hemispheres. The resulting sculptures are completely formal, comprised of compound curves that create complex intersections and compelling linear and volumetric elements.</span></p> <p>“My sculptures are a reflection of my reactions and responses to the metal with which I am working.”</p> <p>–Albert Dicruttalo</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p><strong>Closed 5/25- 5/27, Memorial Day</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:17:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Mitch Jones - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - May 1st, 2013 - June 14th, 2013 <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In this new body of work,<strong> Mitch Jones</strong> draws inspiration from the block shapes of windows and doors, the patterns of ethnic and contemporary textiles, and the rhythm and melodies of music.  The blocked shapes and open fields of color are complemented by collage pieces from vintage books, newspapers, and old accounting ledgers that the artist uses to enhance the painting’s narrative.</span></p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco in our new gallery space located at 545 – 4th Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country. ASG is a member of SFADA. </span></p> <p>“Music is an influential factor in my creative process. I see and hear my work and often refer to my paintings in musical terminology.”</p> <p>–Mitch Jones</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><strong>Closed 5/25- 5/27, Memorial Day</strong></p> <p> </p> </div> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:20:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Mike Egan - Anno Domini - April 5th, 2013 - May 11th, 2013 <div class="byline"> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left">Death can find us in many forms through our lives. Whether it's the death of a friendship, a marriage, a relationship or the physical death of someone close to us. Death can come to us as a skeleton, a devil or even a blood thirsty wolf. In his newest body of work, Egan shares his story about these characters who may be heart broken, filled with rage, spitting out lies or happy to have friends nearby for support. He has seen the many faces of death and has found the strength to come back to life.<br /><br />Mike Egan received his BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Shortly after he went on to receive a diploma in funeral directing and embalming from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. While working in funeral homes for five years, Egan developed his own style of painting. Although he is no longer working in funeral homes, his time spent working as a funeral director/embalmer still greatly influence his paintings today.<br /><br /><strong>Artist's Reception:</strong> Friday, April 5, 2013 from 7–11pm <a href="http://galleryad.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8741fea0a900e51469c92b9da&amp;id=30569bd54b&amp;e=bebc62c4ef" title="Mike Egan's Opening Reception" target="_blank">RSVP</a><br /><strong>Music:</strong> <a href="http://galleryad.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8741fea0a900e51469c92b9da&amp;id=67fb227451&amp;e=bebc62c4ef" title="Comfort Slacks" target="_blank">Comfort Slacks</a></p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: black; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"><b>Opening Reception is part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk, April 5, 2013. </b></span></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 08:01:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Anno Domini - May 3rd, 2013 - May 30th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Art of Zines 2013</em> featuring hundreds of zines from basements, bedrooms and midnight copy shops from throughout the US and abroad. Come check out these diy, cut-and-paste, copied-on-the-cheap, hand-folded, self-distributed gems that continue to surface because someone, somewhere feels the need to express themselves.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Several zine makers will be on site with their latest issues for sale:</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Tiny Splendor, Matt &amp; Maria, Yumiko Miyagawa, Matthew Denning, Seeing Things Gallery and Blunt Letters</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Opening Reception is part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk, May 3, 2013.</span></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 09:49:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Nicholas Byrne - Anthony Meier Fine Arts - April 26th, 2013 - May 31st, 2013 <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> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:19:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Foad Satterfield - art works downtown - March 29th, 2013 - May 17th, 2013 <h4 style="text-align: justify;">This collection presents recent work from a master of fine art painting who deftly blends impressionism and abstract expressionism into a fresh dynamic that continues to grow on you. Don’t miss this opportunity to emerse yourself in this wonderful art work. Exhibit includes large format paintings and mixed media work.</h4> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Foad Satterfield studies and observes nature to better understands its relationships.  He is inspired by how everything seems to fit together, and how even diverse elements find harmony. Satterfield's artist statement reads, "As a painter, I define Nature as a complex of interrelated systems working in a dynamic process to support life in all its infinite possibilities. Nature fascinates me. I study it with awe and curiosity. This inquiry stimulates me emotionally, spiritually and intellectually, and I often see particular combinations of things in Nature that present me with concepts and a highly personalized vocabulary of visual associations that inspire my paintings."</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:37:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - October 20th, 2012 - August 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Our bodies are moving canvases; the orna&shy;ments we wear are seen from different angles, in bright sun and evening shadows, at simple gatherings and fancy events. While jewelry often proclaims the wealth and status of its owner, each object can also tell other stories. These are stories of the cycle of life&mdash;engagements, weddings, births, deaths. Jewelry can function as a talisman, encapsulating our wishes for protection or hopes for prosperity.<br /><br />On view in gallery 11 of the Southeast Asian galleries (October 20, 2012&ndash;August 3, 2014) is a remarkable selection of jewelry from the James and Elaine Connell Collection. After donating their collection of Thai ceramics to the Asian Art Museum in 1989, the Connells began collect&shy;ing jewelry, selecting rare objects from a wide range of Southeast Asian cultures. The forty-one pieces of jewelry on display, which were recently donated to the museum, come primarily from Indonesia but also include examples from the Philippines, Malaysia, and Burma.<br /><br />Ancient Indian texts describe a region called&nbsp;<em>Suvarnadvipa&nbsp;</em>(&ldquo;Golden Island&rdquo; or &ldquo;Golden Peninsula&rdquo;), a term thought by many to des&shy;ignate the Indonesian islands, particularly Sumatra. Sumatra is rich in gold deposits that were exported throughout the archipelago. Gold has long been treasured for its luster, malleabil&shy;ity, and resistance to corrosion. In many of these island cultures, gold was associated with the sun and with the ancestral deities.<br /><br />While many of the objects on display are gold, other materials were also used for ornamentation. Bells, beads, bones, beaks&mdash;Southeast Asians made jewelry from a vast array of materials, both imported and local. Traditions of jewelry making are especially rich among the peoples of Mindanao Island and the Luzon highlands of the Philippines and a case in the display exhibits objects from these regions.<br /><br />The jewelry of neighboring regions (or even within an area) can be dramatically varied, including both strikingly bold forms and objects finely crafted with intricate detail. Certain shapes, like the omega-shape &Omega;, spread across thousands of miles and are linked to notions of female fertility. Other forms, like the huge plate-shaped gold chest ornaments called&nbsp;<em>piring mas&nbsp;</em>(gold plates), are found only in a small number of eastern Indonesian islands.<br /><br />Most of the objects on display most likely date from 1800-1900, but it is possible some are much older. Jewelry of these types is no longer made in many of these regions, although heirlooms are still kept, treasured, and worn on ceremonial occasions. As a group these objects illustrate the great diversity of techniques, materials and functions of jewelry made by some of the many distinct cultural societies of Southeast Asia.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:11:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - February 22nd, 2013 - May 27th, 2013 <div style="text-align: justify;" class="summary editor_content"><em>Imperial leader. Fearsome tyrant. Military genius. Avid anti-intellectual. Obsessive star-gazer. Enduring mystery.</em></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE) was all these things and more. His storied legacy is rich with enduring achievements, including the unification of China under centralized imperial rule, brilliant military systems and advanced engineering and assembly production. He is also remembered for burning scores of books, burying scholars alive and achieving widespread domination through devastating bloodshed.<br /><br />The First Emperor conquered much in this life, but his driving purpose was even greater: He sought to conquer death. In order to achieve immortality, he built himself a tomb—a vast underground city guarded by a full-size terracotta army including warriors, infantrymen, horses, chariots and all their attendant armor and weaponry.<br /><br />First unearthed in 1974, the underground tomb of the First Emperor is a revelation for the ages, an astonishing discovery on par with Egypt’s mummies and elaborate tombs. Contemporary observers continue to be enthralled by his legacy, and it is through this ongoing interest that the First Emperor did indeed achieve immortality. This exhibition includes ten figures—only a representative sample of the actual army, which (to date) includes over 8,000 excavated life-sized figures and over 10,000 weapons.<br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <header> <h1 style="text-align: justify;" itemprop="name"><span style="font-size: small;">Opening Party with Special Guest CHERYL</span></h1> </header> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <div style="text-align: justify;" id="evernote"> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>San Franciscooooo! Come out to play-aayyy!</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">We're unveiling <em>China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy</em> with an ultra-high-energy event that's sure to shake the generals, cavalrymen, and archers in the Terracotta Army out of their 2,000 year slumber. How? With CHERYL, a zany artist collective that throws "the Big Apple's most outrageous party" (<em>Time Out London</em>). They've earned a worldwide cult following for their video art, museum installations, and "...massive, sweaty, costumed affairs..." (<em>Paper Magazine</em>).</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Inspired by the Terracotta Warriors and '70s cult gang film <em>The Warriors</em>, CHERYL will lead revelers in turf war antics and a dance rumble. Come with your posse and claim your territory with insane moves until no one's left standing on the dance floor. Roll deep with the Extra Action Marching Band, drinks, bites, a photo booth, and more. DJ Hakobo (owner of SOM Bar) will hold court and spin the best jams. Take a breather from the party euphoria and step into the galleries to be the first to see <em>China's Terracotta Warriors</em>. We're the only West Coast venue to present this exhibition of astonishing archaeological wonders.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> The First Emperor never saw this coming. <a href="http://www.museumtix.com/ticket/ord_eventcat.aspx?vid=822&amp;pid=9002575&amp;eid=9002616&amp;evd=2%2f21%2f2013&amp;evt=19%3a00%3a00&amp;pvt=aam" target="_blank">Get your tickets now</a>.</span></p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;" class="date"><span style="font-size: small;">Thursday, February 21, 2013</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><time itemprop="startDate" content="2013-02-21T07:00:00.0-08:00">07:00 PM - 11:00 PM</time><br /></span></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:45:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Badè Museum - May 3rd, 2013 - September 27th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Stone was one of the most commonly used materials in ancient Israel. Its local abundance made it suitable for use in the manufacture of many different types of artifacts. Limestone was the most available stone, and was used in building construction as well as in the production of weights, weapons, jewelry, and agricultural tools. Basalt, a volcanic stone, was also commonly used in ancient Israel. The porous nature of basalt made it an ideal material for grinding tools. Despite the prolific use of stone in ancient Israel, it is often undervalued by archaeologists in favor of “prettier” or “more interesting” artifacts. However, stone has much to contribute to the understanding of daily life and the use of natural resources in the ancient world.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">We conceived of this exhibit as a response to David Sleeth’s Mining the Collection 2013 exhibit, “Site/Structure,” which is on display in the Doug Adams Gallery from June 6th-August 23rd, 2013. Inspired by David’s pieces, we chose to focus on stone as material and medium. Rather than presenting stone in its archaeological context, we decided to display different sizes, shapes, textures, and types of stone artifacts to illustrate the variety and aesthetics of each individual object. De-contextualizing the objects and interpreting them in this abstract manner is a direct reaction to David’s pieces, which re-imagine individual artifacts and stone architecture. Our approach aims to put the two exhibits in a dialogue of opposition and complement.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>This show is the product of the joint venture between the Badè Museum and the Doug Adams Gallery, entitled Mining the Collection, in which the Badè Museum curators work with a resident artist at the Doug Adams Gallery to explore the Tell en-Nasbeh collection together, sharing a variety of ideas and concepts, and creating two exhibits that revolve around a shared interest in a particular aspect of the collection. As noted above, the Doug Adams Gallery exhibit, entitled "Site/Structure," features the work of David Sleeth. For more information, visit the <a target="_blank" href="http://care-gtu.org/doug_adams_gallery.php#summer_13"> Doug Adams Gallery Website</a>.</em></span></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 22:58:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Peter Voulkos, Harold Paris, Stephen De Staebler - Berkeley Art Center - October 24th, 2012 - October 24th <p>Berkeley Art Center debuts its new Sculpture Patio, featuring the work of seminal Bay Area ceramic sculptors: Harold Paris, Peter Voulkos and Stephen De Staebler. Come view three exceptional works that mark a historic transformation in the medium of clay. This exhibition is on-going and admission is free, donations appreciated.</p> <p>For more information and details on membership please visit www.berkeleyartcenter.org or call 510-644-6893.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:35:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Berkeley Art Center - April 6th, 2013 - June 8th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Co-curated by Suzanne Tan and Ann Weber, this exhibition explores the primal and evolutionary impulses of shape, form, and figure as expressed through distinct works from an accomplished and diverse group of sculptors. The work selected for this exhibition hovers between figuration and  abstraction and explores the limits of that ambiguous territory.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:30:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list