ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 Rob Reger, James Dirschberger, Steve Ferrera, Buzz Parker, Jared Thomas Roth - 111 Minna Gallery - June 7th, 2013 - June 29th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Collaborations w/ special guest artists: <em>James Dirschberger, Steve Ferrera, Buzz Parker, Jared Thomas Roth</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Rob Reger’s “unEarthed” exhibition will feature an alternative timeline to Earths existence; one that highlights Creation, reEvolution, Mother Nature, Construction, Destruction, Waste, and Felines.  Expect the world upended at the 111 Minna Unnatural History Museum.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>ROB REGER</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Rob Reger’s art aesthetic is a multi-media mix of surrealism, DIY punk, and pop sensibility resulting in what he calls “elegant absurdity.” He founded his design house, Cosmic Debris, in 1992, and introduced the world to Emily the Strange—an icon of empowerment for people of all ages. Reger fuels his artistic imagination with cats, music, nature, science, and illusions of all kinds. Reger received a BFA from the University of CA, Santa Cruz and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.  His artworks have been exhibited around the world, including: New York, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Berlin, Milan, and Hong Kong.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>About the Artist Collaborations</b></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">My mixed and multi-media Vision for <i>unEarthed </i>contains painting, drawing, collage, animation, 3D works, blown glass, living plants, sound, drift wood, and electronics. With such a grand vision for this show, it made sense to collaborate with some of my favorite artists and their specialties for specific elements of the show’s scope. Each artist collaboration expands upon, and literally extends from, elements of my work for the show. Some collaborations will involve 3 or more of the artists on the same artwork.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>COLLABORATOR BIOS</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>James Dirschberger </b></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">James Dirschberger is an independent animation and filmmaker who runs Eighty Four Films, a Los Angeles based production company. His goal is to create original films and animations through collaborative efforts with other emerging artists and filmmakers. To date James has produced over 75 films including the animated web series The Forest City Rockers and The Seafarers. His first feature film “Honest Man: The Life of R.Budd Dwyer” was release 2010. James is also co-creator and executive producer of Sanjay &amp; Craig, an animated children’s show for Nickelodeon. For more information, please visit <a href=""></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Steve Ferrera </b></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Steve Ferrera received his BFA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Studio Art, and his MFA from SJSU with an emphasis in spatial arts. He’s worked as a sculptor at Cirecast in San Francisco, and ran Fourth Street Glass, a production studio for hand-blown glass in Berkeley. For many years he worked in the visual effects industry doing commercial and feature film work for clients like HBO, Prologue Films, and Sony Pictures, as well as set and character design and construction for stop-motion film.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>“A lot of my work is inspired by mythology and folklore- creation and destruction, so working with Rob on this installation was a perfect fit. Our aesthetics are similar, but the materials we use are very different, which has resulted in some interesting pieces.”</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Buzz Parker</b></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Buzz Parker’s aesthetic and imagination is colored by his interest in pop surrealism, tree houses, illustrated gardening and comic books. He is continually expanding his vision of large tree house communities and Secret Garden lifestyle with inspiration from his own backyard gardens. Buzz graduated from Humboldt State University in 1996 with a degree in Graphic Design and Printmaking. In 1998, Buzz partnered with Rob Reger’s Emily The Strange. His introspective Emily drawings and paintings have been shown throughout California, Berlin, Tokyo and Hong Kong.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Jared Thomas Roth </b></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jared Thomas Roth lives in the unincorporated town of Majors, in California.  Other than to replenish supplies, he seldom ventures into town.  His art is mostly made from materials found out in his yard, or things that wash up onto obscure beaches after storms. The hardware is mostly pillaged from rotten shacks and abandoned chicken coops, salvage yards, and landfills. Roth is known to stare at rotten boards for hours, lives in a shack made of such boards, and once went on a roadtrip to find a massive parking lot reportedly covered in rusty bottlecaps, only to find it freshly paved.  The objects shown here are homage to such treasures, and conveniently, also make good kindling.</span></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:25:07 +0000 Vogue TDK - 1AM SF - May 31st, 2013 - June 29th, 2013 <p>1AM is pleased to present, “<strong>How We Do”</strong>, opening <strong>May 31<sup>st</sup></strong>, from 6:30-9:30pm, a solo show by Vogue TDK. “How We Do” will showcase works surrounding the street perspective of a hustler’s life. Low-riders, spray cans, trains, cityscapes and more will be represented photo-realistically in the forms of aerosol on canvas and installation. Expect to see intricate representations of street life iconography such as train tracks, car culture, and graffiti artists in the midst of urban landscapes.</p> <p>Here in the bay, daily life revolves around the day-to-day hustle and bustle of screeching car tires and passing train cars. Vogue’s work gives us snapshots from the perspective of graffiti writers weaving in and out of our urban world. As a long-time Bay Area native, his pieces are representations of the West Coast hustler’s daily fight. In each hyper-realistic painting, Vogue touches upon this world with the expert finesse of his aerosol skills.</p> <p>Needless to say, Vogue TDK is an influential figure in the Bay Area graffiti art scene. He was Mike “Dream” Francisco’s partner in crime in the golden era of the 80′s. In the 80’s he pioneered the skinny cap technique to represent realistic subject matter, which has grown to be the foundation of his airbrush business “Vogue Graphics” in San Leandro. His exceptional technique has inspired younger graffiti writers to perfect their style and lettering, raising the bar for contemporary urban artists.</p> <p>For more information, or to be part of the preview, email</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:35:30 +0000 Zarouhie Abdalian, Shannon Ebner, Matt Keegan, Trevor Paglen - Altman Siegel Gallery - June 6th, 2013 - August 31st, 2013 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:43:43 +0000 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 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 Deborah Butterfield - Anglim Gilbert Gallery - May 8th, 2013 - June 29th, 2013 <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to announce an exhibition of new bronze sculptures by </span><b style="font-size: small;">Deborah Butterfield.</b></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">Please join us for the artist's reception on <em><strong>Thursday, May 9 from 5:30-7:30pm</strong>.</em></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;"><em> </em></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;"><em></em></span><span style="font-size: small;">In the main gallery, the artist will present three large standing horse figures.  Each monumental form is drawn and assembled from sticks and found wood and then cast as a unique bronze sculpture.  Their imposing presence addresses the breadth of experience found in both subject and medium:  the variety of abstract line and muscular/skeletal recognition found within the equestrian form and in the different trees from which the artist makes them.  Butterfield's studios in Montana and Hawaii are on land shared with horses, and surrounded by the bounty of towering trees.  In this new group of works, she addresses the coexistence of trees and horses, partnering witnesses in the evolution of human society.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">A group of small bronze horse sculptures will be on view in the second gallery space.  These three very different works are expert studies with lines drawn in 3-dimensional space where abstract forms play with recognizable forms from nature.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">This, her tenth exhibition since 1987, marks over 25 years of representation by the gallery. Butterfield's sculptures are represented in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern art, the Denver art Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art, among other noted museums.</span></p> <p style="padding-bottom: 0pt;" class="paragraph_style_6"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">EXHIBITION DATES EXTENDED</span> on view through June 29</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:00:31 +0000 Lulu Yee, Derek Weisberg, Shaun Roberts, Michael Linton Simpson, Mark Pavlovits, Wes Smoot, Patrick Thompson - Anno Domini - June 7th, 2013 - August 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;" color="black" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"><b>Anno Domini <i>presents...</i></b></span> <span style="color: black;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif"><i><b>Wes Smooth and the 49ers</b></i></span></span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="byline"> <div> <p align="left"><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">From the beginning of time people have tried to grasp and express the mysteries of the universe. Cultures and societies have developed traditions and stories in attempts to explain the dualities of the world. This exhibition offers insight into one of those societies, the E.O. 49: their members, practices and great legends.</span></p> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"><b>Artist's Reception:</b> Friday, June 7, 2013 from 7–11pm <a title="Exhibit Event Page" href="" target="_blank">RSVP</a></span><span style="color: black; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"><br /></span></span></p> <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"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Live Music:</strong> Johanna Chase &amp; Halo Between<br /> <strong>Exhibition dates:</strong> </span><span style="color: black; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2">June 7–29 and August 1–3, 2013</span></span></p> <div class="byline"> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="color: black; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-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, June 7, 2013.</b></span></p> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: black; font-family: Trebuchet MS,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,SunSans-Regular,sans-serif; font-size: small;" color="black" face="Trebuchet MS, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif" size="2"> </span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:10:48 +0000 - art works downtown - May 24th, 2013 - July 5th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Art Works Downtown announces <em>drawing</em>, a show of original artwork, juried by Suzanne Gray McSweeney and Donna Seagergray of Seagergray Gallery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The show includes 28 artists from the San Francisco Bay Area. The theme of the show is drawing in all forms. While traditional drawings were welcome in the submission process, the jurors encouraged non-traditional mediums and concepts pushing the boundaries of drawing. Drawing media includes charcoal, pencil, pastel, marker, and mixed media.</span></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:35:50 +0000 - Asian Art Museum - October 20th, 2012 - August 3rd, 2014 <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 Ala Ebtekar, Larry Sultan, Andrew Witrak, Lisa K. Blatt, Elisheva Biernoff, James Gobel, Tucker Nichols - Asian Art Museum - May 24th, 2013 - July 21st, 2013 <div style="text-align: justify;" class="summary editor_content"><span style="font-size: small;">Some of the Bay Area’s most exciting contemporary artists respond to the question: what is Asia?</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="summary editor_content"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="summary editor_content"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Asian influences are pervasive in U.S. culture, perhaps nowhere more so than in the Bay Area. But we each encounter Asia differently—some have the intimacy of lineage, while others might have little awareness. In <i>Proximities</i>, a three-part exhibition, a multiplicity of perspectives comes together at the museum, with works that stimulate dialogue around individual ideas about Asia. <i>Proximities 1: What Time Is It There?</i> (May 24–July 21) presents themes related to landscape, imagined and real. <i>Proximities 2: Knowing Me, Knowing You</i> examines Asia as seen through family and community (Oct 11–Dec 8). <i>Proximities 3: Import/Export</i> considers trade and commerce (Dec 20, 2013­–Feb 16, 2014).</span></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is curated by Glen Helfand, an independent writer, critic, curator, and educator.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition was organized by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation at the Asian Art Museum is made possible with the generous support of Graue Family Foundation and Columbia Foundation.</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:25:59 +0000 - 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=""> Doug Adams Gallery Website</a>.</em></span></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 22:58:33 +0000 Sandra Yagi, Lee Harvey Roswell, Christopher Ulrich, Joshua Harker, Dave Correia, Ian Huebert, David Stoupakis - Bash Contemporary - June 8th, 2013 - July 27th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Due to the overwhelming response to our current group show we have decided to extend the hanging for an additional week.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The show will run through&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;the 27th don't miss this opportunity to see the work of this amazing group of artists.</span></p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:18:11 +0000 Peter Voulkos, Harold Paris, Stephen De Staebler - Berkeley Art Center - October 24th, 2012 - October 24th, 2014 <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 or call 510-644-6893.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:35:00 +0000 - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - January 15th, 2012 - December 21st, 2014 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>The Reading Room</strong> is a temporary project dedicated to poetry and experimental fiction offering visitors the chance to take home a free book drawn from the overstock collections of several noted East Bay small presses, including Kelsey Street Press, Atelos Books, and Tuumba Press. Books and catalogs from Small Press Distribution will also be available. In turn, visitors are asked to replace that book with one from their own library. We look forward to seeing how the character of the works on the shelves evolves over the course of the project!</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Stop by <strong>The Reading Room</strong> during gallery hours to enjoy a comfortable reading area, listen to recordings of selected poets published by these presses, and view silk-screen prints and original works on paper created by George Schneeman in collaboration with poets Ron Padgett, Bill Berkson, and Lewis MacAdams.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As part of selected Friday night <strong>L@TE</strong> programs throughout winter and spring, <strong>The Reading Room</strong> will be the site of literary readings (<strong>RE@DS</strong>) co-curated by poet/author David Brazil and Suzanne Stein, poet, publisher, and community producer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Guided and inspired by arts writer and poet Ramsay Bell Breslin and poet and UC Berkeley Professor of English Lyn Hejinian, BAM/PFA&rsquo;s new literary project invites visitors to look, listen, share, and read in <strong>The Reading Room.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>RE@DS</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Programmed by Suzanne Stein and David Brazil</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Friday / 1.27.12 @ 5:30</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jackqueline Frost</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;Friday / 2.10.12 @ 5:30</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tom Comitta</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Friday / 2.24.12 @ 5:30</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Monica Peck</span></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p></p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:57:48 +0000 Nicole Eisenman - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - May 3rd, 2013 - July 14th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>MATRIX 248</b> showcases the work of New York–based artist Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965), who became prominent in the 1990s and has been steadfastly expanding dialogues surrounding painting and drawing ever since. Having come of age in the East Village in the 1980s, Eisenman’s work reflects myriad sources both art historical and popular, culling from what writer and critic Lynne Tillman has referred to as a “vast image bank” that ranges from eighties punk ephemera to canonical works from the history of art. Parisian cafe settings found in late nineteenth-century paintings by Manet and Degas become open-air beer gardens one might find in present-day Berlin or Brooklyn, with the smartphones on the tables locating the scene in time. Intermixing styles associated with American Regionalism and the Italian Renaissance with German Expressionism, Eisenman brings history to bear in her canvases and drawings, yet twists the imagery to infuse these familiar forms with her own incisive social commentary and aesthetic voice. <br /><br />Gender and suggestions of romantic liaisons remain open questions in most of Eisenman’s compositions. The articulated muscular (female) figure has predominated in her oeuvre. She filters the heroic style of Michelangelo through her feminist and lesbian subject matter, yet in recent years her work has become more abstract and less overtly narrative, encompassing psychological ambiguity and looser painterly forms. Decidedly contemporary, her dark, moody genre scenes remain moored in universal themes of everyday life: politics, romance, the economy, social gatherings, and isolation. This exhibition focuses on a selection of paintings and prints that the artist has made over the last several years that coalesce around the theme of economic and social hardship. <br /><br />In conjunction with <b>MATRIX 248</b>, BAM/PFA presents <a href="" rel="nofollow"><b>Ballet of Heads</b></a>, a thematic group exhibition drawn from the collection that explores the polymorphous nature of the figure in art history. The selection includes important Eisenman influences such as George Grosz and William Hogarth.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:22:35 +0000 Rebar - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - May 12th, 2013 - December 21st, 2014 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">We invite you to experience&nbsp;<em>Kaleidoscape</em>, the new interactive seating sculpture in our large atrium space, Gallery B. Like the popular<em>BAMscape</em>&nbsp;by Thom Faulders,&nbsp;<em>Kaleidoscape</em>, designed by the San Francisco&ndash;based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come re-arrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Or use the sections to create a crystalline landscape to be viewed from the upper galleries.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Rebar is known for work that challenges expectations about the use of public space, the potential of materials, and the opportunities for social and cultural interaction. Recent projects include Park(ing) (2005), which transformed metered parking spaces in San Francisco into temporary parklets, the Panhandle Bandshell (2007) fabricated from recycled materials, and the restoration of degraded bird habitats on A&ntilde;o Nuevo Island with nest modules and habitat ridges (2009-2011).&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Rebar was founded in 2004; the principal designers are Matthew Passmore, John Bela, Blaine Merker, and Teresa Aguilera. Their work has been exhibited at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale; ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam; ISEA 2009 Dublin; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the American Institute of Architects; the Canadian Centre for Architecture; Harvard Graduate School of Design; and Parsons School of Design.</em></span></p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:47:38 +0000