ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Rena Bransten Gallery - July 8th - August 20th <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Artist reception and walkthrough July 23, 2-4pm</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;I never wanted to be a poet; it chose me, I didn&rsquo;t choose it; one becomes a poet almost against one&rsquo;s will, certainly against one&rsquo;s better judgement. I wanted to be a painter, but from the age of 10 these damn poems kept coming. Perhaps one of these days they will leave me alone and I can get back to painting.&rdquo; -Lawrence Ferlinghetti</p> <p>Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Artist, writer, publisher, activist, and San Francisco legend, Ferlinghetti has been painting with the eye of a poet for over six decades. Throughout his career in literature and decades long affair with the written and spoken word, Ferlinghetti has maintained a visual art practice charged with his spirit, political convictions, and humanism. Ferlinghetti&rsquo;s paintings possess an awareness and depth that could only have been born of a life as rich and complex as his &ndash; he experienced the horrors of WWll first hand, (resulting in his &ldquo;radical pacifism&rdquo;), played a prominent role in the San Francisco Renaissance, and has been a social and environmental activist and advocate of his adopted home of San Francisco since moving here in 1951.</p> <p>This collection of works looks at Ferlinghetti&rsquo;s world of love and war, and the images are at once haunting and hopeful. The recurring motifs he uses &ndash; water, birds, text, the human form &ndash; are intricately linked to his life and experiences, and together move with beautiful fluidity.</p> <p>Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born in New York in 1919. He attended the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and earned a M.A. at Columbia University and a doctorate in literature at the University of Paris. During the Second World War he spent four years on U.S. Navy ships and commanded a U.S. Navy sub chaser at the Normandy invasion, and saw Nagasaki six weeks after the atomic bomb had been dropped. He first started making visual art while living in Paris in the late 1940s where he began drawing from the model, a practice he has continued since moving definitively to San Francisco in 1951. He co-founded City Lights Bookstore in 1953. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including a 2010 retrospective at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Italy, and will be featured in an upcoming group exhibition at Centre Pompidou in Paris. His works are in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum of American Arts and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. He lives and works in San Francisco.</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:34:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Southern Exposure - August 4th - August 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">oin us for the culmination of the 2016 Mission Voices Summer program!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Southern Exposure's Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is a FREE four-week intensive summer arts program for youth aged 14-21. Young artists learn to use the visual arts as a tool for expressing ideas, ambitions, and creativity. In MVS, youth artists spend the summer working with more than 40 other Bay Area youth and six professional artists to develop an art exhibition in SoEx's large Mission-district gallery.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:11:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Rachelle Bussières - Robert Koch Gallery - July 7th - September 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">he Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present <em>Strata</em>, the first solo exhibition at the gallery for French-Canadian artist Rachelle Bussi&egrave;res.<br /><br /> Blurring the lines of photography, painting, and sculpture, Bussi&egrave;res employs experimental photographic processes and materials to fabricate abstract geomorphic images that explore time and the changing natural world. By investigating the transformation of photographic paper through layering materials in the darkroom, her creative process mimics the earth's geological stratification. The result is is an imaginative dialog between topographical images of the natural world and photographic materials. Much like an action painting, the process ultimately defines the artwork.<br /><br /> Rachelle Bussi&egrave;res was born and raised in Quebec City, Canada in 1986. Bussi&egrave;res completed her BA with Honors in Anthropology at Laval University, in 2011 before moving to San Francisco, California. In 2015 Bussi&egrave;res earned her MFA in Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. She is the recipient of the 2015 Graduate Fellowship Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts, California; and the Award for Excellence from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation consecutively in 2008 and 2009. In 2015, she received an Honorable Mention for the Snider Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Bussi&egrave;res' work has been exhibited in Canada, Spain, Austria, United Kingdom and in the United States.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:07:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Lauren Marsolier - Robert Koch Gallery - July 7th - September 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present <em>Dislocation</em>, the second installment of the <em>Transition</em> series by French artist Lauren Marsolier.<br /><br /> Marsolier&rsquo;s photo-montages are assembled from imagery compiled by the artist at assorted geographical locations over spans of time and manifest surreal non-places where evidence of human activity is simultaneously present yet are devoid of inhabitants. Her crisply composed images of buildings and man-made landscapes bathed in otherworldly light suggest time has seemingly been paused. "Months or years often separate the capture of elements juxtaposed in my landscapes," Marsolier explains. "This approach is not unlike that of the many painters who would make sketches at different locations to use as reference for their future paintings." Marsolier uses her data bank of collected imagery to construct mysterious and psychologically imbued images that blur the distinction between the natural and fabricated.<br /><br /> Of her work Marsolier additionally remarks, "In a composite photograph, liberated from the single point of view of indexical representation, a new visual vocabulary can emerge. A subtle combination of multiple perspectives, lighting sources, and distances are used to produce disorientation in the viewer... The landscapes are ambivalent, familiar and yet not identifiable. The work constructs an experiential bridge between self and environment, blending the physical landscape with the landscape of the mind. It is a reflection of our world without being a direct representation of it." Fittingly, critic George Melrod&rsquo;s describes Marsolier&rsquo;s work as "existing in a limbo-like, in-between state, between fiction and document, between virtual and physical."<br /><br /> Marsolier currently lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2015 she was included in a panel discussion at the Tate Modern in London discussing contemporary landscape photography, along with fellow artists: Thomas Struth, Penelope Umbrico, Massimo Vitali and Mishka Henner. Her work is included in the collections of institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum. Marsolier is the recipient of the 2013 Houston Center for Photography fellowship award, which included a solo exhibition of her work at the institution. In 2013, she was also featured alongside Mitch Epstein, Robert Adams, Simon Norfolk, Edward Burtynsky, and others, in the London exhibition <em>Landmark: The Fields of Photography</em>, curated by William Ewing at the Somerset House. She was also part of the Humble Art Foundation 2012 selection of "31 Women in Art Photography" and was featured in the British Journal of Photography as one of 20 photographers to watch in 2013. Her 2015 monograph <em>Transition</em> published by Kerber Verlag received International Photography Awards 2015 First Prize in the Fine Art Book category.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:06:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Ruth Laskey, Ara Peterson, Noam Rappaport - Ratio 3 - July 6th - August 6th Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:03:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Robert Hardgrave - Gallery 16 - July 8th - August 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery 16 is excited to welcome <a href="http://www.gallery16.com/robert-hardgrave" target="_blank">Robert Hardgrave</a>&nbsp;for his first solo exhibition with the gallery.&nbsp;Robert Hardgrave has made a significant contribution to visual arts in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade. A finalist for the 2014 Cornish College of the Arts Neddy Award in Painting and nominee for the 2014 Portland Art Museum&rsquo;s Contemporary Northwest Arts Awards, Hardgrave has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, New York, and Hamburg. Locally, Robert is a member of the Duwamish River Residency, and his work is part of the permanent collection of Microsoft and the Public Art4Culture Collection. In December, Robert will be featured in his first solo European exhibit. He is currently based in Seattle, Washington. Please join us July 8th for the opening of <em>Blues Blues, Slower than my Heart Beat,</em>&nbsp;6pm - 9pm.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:00:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jona Frank, Mimi Plumb - SF Camerawork - June 29th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us on Wednesday, June 29th from 6 - 8 PM with photographers <a href="http://jonafrank.com/" target="_blank">Jona Frank</a> and <a href="http://www.mimiplumb.com/" target="_blank">Mimi Plumb</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jona Frank will present her new book, <em>The Modern Kids</em> (Kehrer Verlag). Beginning in 2010, Frank has explored and photographed an amateur boxing club in a working class community outside Liverpool, England. These photographs combine the qualities of formal portraiture with the intimacy of viewing the sport from a woman's view. The book features an essay by artist and filmmaker Bruce Webber.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Girls</em> is an ongoing project by Mimi Plumb. For the past five years, Plumb has been making color portraits of young women who remind her of her 1970s suburban roots.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:56:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - SF Camerawork - July 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1467136196845_321" style="text-align: justify;">SF Camerawork is pleased to present S P A C E, the 2016 Annual Juried Exhibition, on view from July 14 - August 20, 2016. Featuring artists David Campbell, Theresa Ganz, Amelia Konow, and Jacqueline Woods, the artwork in this exhibition presents an exploration and varied creative, photographic interpretations of the concept of "space."</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1467136196845_318" style="text-align: justify;">David Campbell's mixed-media photography investigates how human beings confront the massive and incomprehensible cosmos. By manipulating objects and images, via strategies of studio photography, image appropriation and the layering of gold leaf, Campbell's work examines the human quest to place the self within the macro- and micro-levels of the universe.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Theresa Ganz's large-scale photographic installations of fictitious landscapes address the often oppositional experiences of scale between humans and nature. Considering the metaphysical possibilities within this dynamic, Ganz builds dense collages of large photographic prints that blur the distinction between the spiritual and bodily experiences of the landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Amelia Konow prints digital images found in astronomy databases onto vintage gelatin silver paper, engaging a dialogue between contemporary science and the nature of photography. Konow is interested in the poetics and mystery of a universe in which much remains to be learned.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jacqueline Woods invokes the supernatural and otherworldly through her camera-less, large-scale photograms. Woods focuses on the elemental relationship between light and darkroom chemistry with an emphasis on process. Her works represent the intersection of control and chaos while alluding to images of the cosmos and the mysteries of the universe.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The jury for this exhibition was comprised of:<br />Anastasia James,&nbsp;<em>Associate Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Musuem;</em><br />Michael Light,&nbsp;<em>Artist and Bookmaker;</em><br />Mark Murrmann,&nbsp;<em>Photography Editor, Mother Jones</em></p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:52:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list David Campbell, Theresa Ganz, Amelia Konow, Jacqueline Woods - SF Camerawork - July 14th - August 20th <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1467136196845_321" style="text-align: justify;">SF Camerawork is pleased to present S P A C E, the 2016 Annual Juried Exhibition, on view from July 14 - August 20, 2016. Featuring artists David Campbell, Theresa Ganz, Amelia Konow, and Jacqueline Woods, the artwork in this exhibition presents an exploration and varied creative, photographic interpretations of the concept of "space."</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1467136196845_318" style="text-align: justify;">David Campbell's mixed-media photography investigates how human beings confront the massive and incomprehensible cosmos. By manipulating objects and images, via strategies of studio photography, image appropriation and the layering of gold leaf, Campbell's work examines the human quest to place the self within the macro- and micro-levels of the universe.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Theresa Ganz's large-scale photographic installations of fictitious landscapes address the often oppositional experiences of scale between humans and nature. Considering the metaphysical possibilities within this dynamic, Ganz builds dense collages of large photographic prints that blur the distinction between the spiritual and bodily experiences of the landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Amelia Konow prints digital images found in astronomy databases onto vintage gelatin silver paper, engaging a dialogue between contemporary science and the nature of photography. Konow is interested in the poetics and mystery of a universe in which much remains to be learned.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jacqueline Woods invokes the supernatural and otherworldly through her camera-less, large-scale photograms. Woods focuses on the elemental relationship between light and darkroom chemistry with an emphasis on process. Her works represent the intersection of control and chaos while alluding to images of the cosmos and the mysteries of the universe.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The jury for this exhibition was comprised of:<br />Anastasia James,&nbsp;<em>Associate Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Musuem;</em><br />Michael Light,&nbsp;<em>Artist and Bookmaker;</em><br />Mark Murrmann,&nbsp;<em>Photography Editor, Mother Jones</em></p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:51:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jordan Reznick - Romer Young Gallery - August 27th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:48:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jordan Reznick - Romer Young Gallery - July 31st - August 27th Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:48:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Amanda Curreri - Romer Young Gallery - June 24th - July 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Romer Young Gallery is pleased to present its fourth solo exhibition with artist Amanda Curreri. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Friday, June 24, 6-9pm.<br /> <br /> <em>Eff</em> - shorthand for effigy and also short-shorthand for the colloquial "f," as in fuck &ndash; leads these new works in a summoning of states of passion, self-possession, and responsive activity.<br /> <br /> While some works in the <em>Eff</em> series are direct tributes to actual individuals (track star Flo Jo, poet/activist Adrienne Rich, activist/librarian Barbara Gittings), the works in this exhibition focus less on individuals and more on states of being. Colorfully loud and wall-based, the works employ textile processes such as dyeing, printing, masking, patterning, negative and positive image construction, garment construction and re-construction. Traditions of Icon painting serve as an underpinning for these works to be (about) ways of being in the world.<br /> <br /> Formal relationships in the works test out metaphors of margins and centers. Time-shifts are evoked in works that are "branded" - much like a tattoo on skin - with logos and dates that span a past and future timeline. In some works an ancient Neapolitan symbol for protection is employed in the service of this time-travel (much in the way a medium asks for protection when dealing with the spirit world). This looking backwards is not motivated by nostalgia but rather by a need for models, comrades, and a wider understanding for dealing with our current troubling times. Curreri's is a dialogic practice creating conversation between and beyond the works, viewers, and within actual and constructed feminist, radical, and queer historiographies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">AMANDA CURRERI is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living and working between Cincinnati, OH and the Bay Area, CA. Curreri recently joined the faculty of University of Cincinnati&rsquo;s School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) in Cincinnati, OH. Curreri had her first solo museum exhibition this year at Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN and has been exhibited at the Asian Art Museum, SF, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, and Ortega y Gasset, NY. Curreri was in the 2011 Incheon Women's Biennale in Korea, a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2009 and a SF Guardian Goldie Award in 2010. Curreri has recently received a grant to launch a new independent art press, Special Collections, partnered with the art library at the University of Cincinnati and produced lovingly via Risograph. Curreri holds an MFA from the California College of the Arts, a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a BA from Tufts University in Sociology and Peace &amp; Justice Studies. Curreri is represented by Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco, CA.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:46:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Rena Bransten Gallery - July 8th - August 20th <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;&ldquo;I never wanted to be a poet; it chose me, I didn&rsquo;t choose it; one becomes a poet almost against one&rsquo;s will, certainly against one&rsquo;s better judgement. I wanted to be a painter, but from the age of 10 these damn poems kept coming. Perhaps one of these days they will leave me alone and I can get back to painting.&rdquo; <em>-</em>Lawrence Ferlinghetti</p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Artist, writer, publisher, activist, and San Francisco legend, Ferlinghetti has been painting with the eye of a poet for over six decades. Throughout his career in literature and decades long affair with the written and spoken word, Ferlinghetti has maintained a visual art practice charged with his spirit, political convictions, and humanism. Ferlinghetti&rsquo;s paintings possess an awareness and depth that could only have been born of a life as rich and complex as his &ndash; he experienced the horrors of WWll first hand, (resulting in his &ldquo;radical pacifism&rdquo;), played a prominent role in the San Francisco Renaissance, and has been a social and environmental activist and advocate of his adopted home of San Francisco since moving here in 1951.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This collection of works looks at Ferlinghetti&rsquo;s world of love and war, and the images are at once haunting and hopeful. The recurring motifs he uses &ndash; water, birds, text, the human form &ndash; are intricately linked to his life and experiences, and together move with beautiful fluidity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born in New York in 1919. He attended the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and earned a M.A. at Columbia University and a doctorate in literature at the University of Paris. During the Second World War he spent four years on U.S. Navy ships and commanded a U.S. Navy sub chaser at the Normandy invasion, and saw Nagasaki six weeks after the atomic bomb had been dropped. He first started making visual art while living in Paris in the late 1940s where he began drawing from the model, a practice he has continued since moving definitively to San Francisco in 1951. He co-founded City Lights Bookstore in 1953. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including a 2010 retrospective at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Italy, and will be featured in an upcoming group exhibition at Centre Pompidou in Paris. His works are in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum of American Arts and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. He lives and works in San Francisco.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist reception and walkthrough July 23, 2-4pm</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:43:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Candida Höfer, Vik Muniz, Doug Hall - Rena Bransten Gallery - June 4th - July 30th Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:39:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Fraenkel Gallery - June 30th - August 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>How I Learned to See: An (Ongoing) Education in Pictures</strong></em><strong>, Curated by Hanya Yanagihara</strong>, at 49 Geary Street, brings together a varied array of photographs that Yanagihara has chosen for their significance to her growth as an artist. The overarching theme is one of a writer looking deeply at other artists&rsquo; creative work&mdash;specifically, photographs&mdash;as a process of learning and discovery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hanya Yanagihara is an American novelist whose most recent book, <em>A Little Life,</em> was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize and the 2016 Baileys Prize for Fiction. She has been a periodic visitor to Fraenkel Gallery for 17 years. Yanagihara remarked:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The challenge for any artist, in any medium, is to find work that inspires her to re-see the things and people and places she thought she knew or understood. So much of my artistic development is directly linked to the images and photographers I encountered through years of visiting Fraenkel Gallery; the work here has, in ways both direct and not, influenced my own fiction.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>How I Learned to See</em> is organized by six sections or &ldquo;chapters&rdquo; on the subjects of loneliness, love, aging, solitude, beauty, and discovery. Yanagihara has selected an idiosyncratic mix, with iconic and less familiar works by 12 artists: <strong>Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Elisheva Biernoff, Harry Callahan, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Peter Hujar, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Richard Misrach</strong><em><strong>, </strong></em><strong>Nicholas Nixon, Alec Soth</strong>, and <strong>Hiroshi Sugimoto</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many of the works in <em>How I Learned to See</em> convey a strong emotional tone through the portrayal of character and setting. As a preface, the exhibition begins with an early work by Peter Hujar, <em>Girl Throwing Ball, Southbury (I), </em>1957, which depicts a girl playing in a field at a&nbsp;state facility for adults with intellectual disabilities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The first chapter, on <em><strong>loneliness</strong></em>, features <em>The Backwards Man in his hotel room, N.Y.C. 1961</em> by Diane Arbus; a photograph of a desolate motel at night by Alec Soth; Robert Adams&rsquo;s picture of a solitary figure in a suburban home; a Nicholas Nixon photograph of an AIDS patient; and an affecting recent portrait by Katy Grannan.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The second section of <em>How I Learned to See</em> explores <em><strong>love</strong></em>, including couples by Arbus; erotic works by Nan Goldin; Elisheva Biernoff&rsquo;s painting based on a found photograph; and two pictures from Ralph Eugene Meatyard&rsquo;s <em>Lucybelle Crater</em> series (1970-72), showing pairs posing contentedly in humorous and disfiguring masks.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chapter 3, on <em><strong>aging</strong></em>, begins with a photograph by Arbus of a former beauty, heavily made up while smoking in bed (<em>Brenda Diana Duff Frazier, 1938 Debutante of the Year, at home, Boston, Mass. 1966). </em>Another highlight of this section is a group of eight works from Nixon&rsquo;s series <em>The Brown Sisters</em>, for which he has photographed his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters annually over the course of 41 years.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The following section explores <em><strong>solitude</strong></em> through works by Harry Callahan, Lee Friedlander, and Arbus, as well as Adams&rsquo; celebrated photograph of an illuminated gas station at night (<em>Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, </em>1969).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Beauty</strong></em> is the theme of the Chapter 5, for which the curator has selected two seldom seen portraits by Hujar from the late 1950s; Callahan&rsquo;s iconic portrait of his wife in the water, with her eyes closed and hair floating on the surface (<em>Eleanor, Chicago,</em> 1949); and a luminous work by Goldin (<em>Pawel on the beach laughing, Positano,</em> 1996).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition concludes with a section on <em><strong>discovery</strong></em>, continuing the thematic thread of learning about the world through pictures. The final chapter features work that suggests the position of an outsider coming upon an unfamiliar subject and milieu, including Hiroshi Sugimoto&rsquo;s <em>Mandrill,</em> 1980, from his <em>Diorama </em>series; Soth&rsquo;s photograph of a single light bulb hanging above a mysterious clearing in the trees; as well as a pair of pictures by Richard Misrach, shot in Hawaii at night, in which a harsh flash captures the odd tangle of vegetation against the shadowy background of a dense tropical forest.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:32:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Richard T. Walker - FraenkelLAB - July 3rd - July 16th <div id="rmjs-1" class="entry-content entry-content--expand" style="max-height: none; height: 609px;" data-readmore=""> <p style="text-align: justify;">FraenkelLAB is pleased to present new work by the San Francisco-based British artist <strong>Richard T. Walker</strong>, from June 3 through July 16, 2016. Walker employs a variety of media, including video, music, photography, and performance to explore and question the experience of the individual within the natural landscape. Featured at FraenkelLAB will be a series of new works, including neon sculptures, light box installations, photographic collages, and a single-channel video projection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Solitude, human nature, and dialogue are the subjects of Richard T. Walker&rsquo;s work. In the video <em>an is that isn&rsquo;t always</em> (2015), the artist lies alone in the white sands of the New Mexico desert, recording his thoughts about how to begin to comprehend the expansive space of his surroundings. As the tableau changes, a mountain peak is replaced by a black-and-white image of a different summit. The focus moves from vast expanses of natural beauty to close-ups of unassuming rocks with simulated mountain peaks. An acoustic and electronic accompaniment is synchronized to the shifting views, creating a choreography of music and images. Ultimately, the artist seems to abandon a search for meaning that can be articulated through thoughts, sounds, or words.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Also featured in the exhibition are sculptures in which angular neon tubes pierce and wrap around rocks and branches, creating lines of bright light that envelope rough natural forms. Several other works incorporate sound elements, in the form of keyboards, guitars, microphones and amplifiers that appear to be capturing the frequency of stones and mountains.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Walker&rsquo;s work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; The Contemporary Austin; The Times Museum, Guangzhou, China; The Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; and Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, among other venues. Walker has been an Irvine Fellow at the Montalvo Art Center and a resident at The Headlands Center for the Arts and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; he also received an Artadia Award in 2009.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://fraenkelgallery.com/fraenkellab" target="_blank"><strong>FraenkelLAB</strong></a><strong>,</strong> spearheaded by Frish Brandt and Jeffrey Fraenkel, is Fraenkel Gallery&rsquo;s new venue for adventurous artwork in any medium.</p> </div> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:29:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list