ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - 1AM SF - June 10th - July 14th <p dir="ltr">First Amendment Gallery is pleased to present &ldquo;LEGENDARY: Celebrating 30 Years of Legends of Rare Design&rdquo;, a group exhibition featuring a diverse body of work from 12 members of world renown LORDS crew. Join us for the opening reception Friday, June 10th, 2016, from 6:30-9:30PM. This event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Founded in the heart of San Jose in 1986, LORDS crew has continuously played an integral role in the evolution of the art and history of graffiti. With exponential membership growth over the years, LORDS have imprinted their presence as one of the largest and oldest international crews in the game.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">In honor of their 30th anniversary, LEGENDARY showcases the versatility of multi-generational LORDS artists, hand selected and curated by Pastime and Sworne. Celebrated domestic and international exhibition artists will include, Chris Jehly, John Dozier, Robert Bowen, Ernest Doty, Nychos, Griffin One, Pawn, Axis, Haste, Mesngr, Ryno &amp; Kopsky.</p> <p><br />For artist information and catalog inquiries, please contact</p> Thu, 26 May 2016 23:04:55 +0000 Ned Kahn - The Contemporary Jewish Museum - July 28th - January 8th, 2017 <p>The Contemporary Jewish Museum debuts an original kinetic sculpture, <em>Negev Wheel</em>, created by famed environmental artist and sculptor Ned Kahn (b. 1960, Connecticut). A resident of the Bay Area for over thirty years, Kahn is well known for creating installation works at the intersection of art and science that explore, mimic, and play with phenomena found in nature, and for his many years as a designer of several of the Exploratorium&rsquo;s most popular displays.</p> <p><em>Negev Wheel</em> is a colossal steel disk, twenty feet in diameter, that frames a reservoir filled with a mixture of glass beads and sand from Israel&rsquo;s Negev Desert. As it spins, avalanching sand organizes into wave patterns suggestive of churning liquids. Often the two materials separate, each flowing in different ways. In the constant mixing, unmixing, and mixing again, Kahn creates a mesmerizing piece that invites contemplation of unity and complexity, change and permanence.&nbsp;</p> <p>Alongside the larger sculpture, which is propelled by a motor, Kahn offers a second, smaller sand sculpture designed for public interaction.</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 22:11:12 +0000 Duane Hansen - Cantor Arts Center - June 1st - June 1st <p>Stanford graduate students Joseph Larnerd (Art History) and Max Suechting (Modern Thought and Literature) discuss the Cantor's sculpture--Duane Hansen's Slab Man (1974-75).</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 19:59:24 +0000 Julia Margaret Cameron, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Phil Chang, Dawoud Bey, Owen Kydd, Zoe Leonard, Jason Lazarus - SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - May 14th - September 25th <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-8"> <div class="text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">This thematic exhibition brings together work from across the medium&rsquo;s history &mdash; from daguerreotypes to slide projections to video installations &mdash; that consider the way photography&rsquo;s complex and ever-changing relationship with time has reflected and inflected our ideas about permanence and obsolescence, history and memory. In a period of tremendous technological change, this exhibition puts historical and contemporary works in dialogue to highlight the fundamental issues that have been central to the medium since its invention. The presentation showcases work by Julia Margaret Cameron, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Phil Chang, Dawoud Bey, Owen Kydd, and Zoe Leonard, among others, as well as Recordings #3&nbsp;<em>(At sea)</em>, a newly commissioned installation by Jason Lazarus.</p> <p class="body--xsmall" style="text-align: justify;">Major support for&nbsp;<em>About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change</em>&nbsp;is provided by Lisa and John Pritzker. Additional support is provided by Kate and Wesley Mitchell.</p> </div> </div> <div class="col-md-offset-1 col-md-3 col-sm-4" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="buy-tickets cf"> <div class="buy-tickets-action"><a class="btn btn-primary" href="" target="_blank">Tickets</a></div> <div class="buy-tickets-text"> <p>Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission. Tickets are available now; advance online purchase is highly recommended.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row exhibition-hero-image-caption">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 23 May 2016 11:46:21 +0000 Tammy Rae Carland - Jessica Silverman Gallery - May 12th - June 11th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jessica Silverman Gallery South</strong> is a small temporary project space across the street from the main gallery, which hosts&nbsp;potent shows of diverse kinds. Please visit the main gallery first for&nbsp;access to&nbsp;<strong>South.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The space opens&nbsp;with a mini-retrospective of work made between 1996 and 2013 by Tammy Rae Carland. &ldquo;The relatively consistent thread in all of my work,&rdquo; says Carland, &ldquo;is an interest in personal and political disappearance and the desire to re-perform marginal histories and bodies.&rdquo; Carland is influenced by Roland Barthes&rsquo;s assertion that photography as a practice is born out of the theater as much as its siblings in the visual arts. She interrogates the act of appropriation, treating the original as if it were a script that can be re-performed much like a play.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tammy Rae Carland </strong>(b. 1965, Portland, ME) received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and was a fellow in the Whitney Independent Studies Program in New York. Carland&rsquo;s work has been exhibited in public institutions and biennials in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin and Sydney, and Istanbul. Her work is currently included in &ldquo;Collected&rdquo; at Pier 24. Carland is the provost of the California College of the Arts.</p> Fri, 20 May 2016 17:07:22 +0000 Group Show - Gagosian Gallery - San Francisco - May 18th - August 27th <p><em>The critic and curator Philip Rawson, an eloquent guide to the means and methods of drawing over the ages, points out that until the Italian Quattrocento, no European sculptor was supposed to be able to draw. In the medieval period, only those sculptors who also worked in two dimensions drew habitually; any other sculptor who needed, say, to show a client a proposed design hired a draftsman to make one. And when sculptors began to make drawings (for their own use or to guide assistants), they tended to do so without thinking of the format of the paper as a frame to which the image should relate. Instead, the image was generally treated as an independent motif, composed of mutually related units and placed anywhere on the sheet. In this approach, the space of the paper outside the image was not incorporated into the design but functioned like the open, empty space around actual sculptures. ... In contrast, Rawson observes, painters' drawings have tended to treat the usually rectangular format of the paper as a frame to which the image content relates.</em><br />&mdash;John Elderfield</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present &ldquo;Plane.Site,&rdquo; a cross-generational exhibition of modern and contemporary artists organized by Sam Orlofsky to inaugurate the San Francisco gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Plane.Site&rdquo; explores the dynamic exchanges between drawing and sculpture, in the work of artists from the modern post-war period to the present day. To that end, each participating artist is represented by a work in both two and three dimensions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In an essay to accompany the exhibition, John Elderfield observes &ldquo;Moving from the boundaries of two dimensions into free space, artists may feel an obvious thrill of escape,&rdquo; while noting that there is also &ldquo;the less obvious but equally liberating escape from open space, with its grip of the literal, for the spontaneity of movement and freedom of illusion attainable in the haven of the two-dimensional.&rdquo; Consistent with his observation, many modern and contemporary artists have evaded the dictate of the rectangular frame, allowing the drawn line to exist on different planes, and eventually, to descend from the canvas into three dimensions. In stepping away from the drawn line on paper and into the heft and mass of three-dimensional sculpture, such artists continued to negotiate the rectangular plane, even when composing in open space.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Spanning multiple generations, &ldquo;Plane.Site&rdquo; reveals the shifting grounds of correspondence between two and three dimensions. Duchamp's readymade strategy by which an everyday object can attain the status of art object predicates Joe Bradley's life-size cast-bronze vintage television set (2016) and Jasper Johns's lumpen <em>Flashlight II</em> (1958) modeled in papier-m&acirc;ch&eacute; and glass, one of nine iterations of a single motif that he generated using approaches as diverse as bricolage and bronze-casting. In contrast to the deadpan quiddity of their sculptures, both artists exhibit a vivid quickness of touch in their drawings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cy Twombly's <em>Untitled, Lexington</em> (2009) represents perhaps the most intimate, intuitive aspect of his oeuvre. Composed with a painter's eye, the sculpture compresses thousands of years of dialogue between the object and its drawn representation. Twombly employed found materials in his three-dimensional work, commenting that his sculptures contain references to &ldquo;crossing over.&rdquo; A unique wood, plaster, and cardboard construction, this sculpture has never been shown before.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Just as drawn outlines expand the surfaces on which they are made, sculptural contours, both imaginary and real, generate entirely new spatial relationships. &ldquo;Plane.Site&rdquo; maps some of the mutually generative interactions of drawing and sculpture, as lines drawn on paper extend to touch those described in space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Plane.Site&rdquo; features works by Louise Bourgeois, Joe Bradley, Alberto Giacometti, Mark Grotjahn, David Ireland, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Giuseppe Penone, Pablo Picasso, Richard Serra, Robert Therrien, Tatiana Trouv&eacute;, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A fully-illustrated catalogue with an essay by John Elderfield is forthcoming and can be ordered from our online shop.</p> Fri, 20 May 2016 17:01:14 +0000