ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Patrick Hughes - Scott Richards Contemporary Art - June 4th - June 27th <p>In <strong>OPPERSPECTIVE,</strong> his fourth solo exhibition at Scott Richards Contemporary Art, celebrated British artist <strong>PATRICK HUGHES</strong> continues his pursuit of the paradox with a new series of three-dimensional, illusionistic, painted wood constructions.&nbsp; A reception for the artist will be held on <strong>Thursday, June 4, 5:30-7:30 pm</strong>.&nbsp; The exhibition continues through <strong>June 27</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;In Hughes&rsquo;s quirky and instantly recognizable wall reliefs, the line between sculpture and painting is blurred, and space itself is manipulated with disorienting results. The painted panels jut away at angles from the wall, but when the works are viewed head-on, their three-dimensionality disappears. &nbsp;By reversing the apparent perspective in the subject matter, and uncovering multiple points of view simultaneously, the paintings acquire a sense of enigmatic motion. &nbsp;As the viewer walks back and forth in front of a work, it takes on the appearance of a flat plane that moves and shifts, obscuring and revealing different aspects of the painted scene.</p> <p>&nbsp;Hughes has been fascinated with puzzles, perspective and optical illusion all his life.&nbsp; He created his first three-dimensional paintings in 1964, and has spent the last several decades exploring and honing his signature style.&nbsp; Favorite subjects, appearing in different forms throughout his works, include artwork, architecture, books, landscape, and doors that open onto mysterious hallways or distant horizons.</p> <p>&nbsp;In a recent interview in <em>ARTnews</em>, Barbara A. MacAdam wrote, &ldquo;Hughes&rsquo;s work fits no category but partakes of many.&nbsp; Falling between Surrealism, Pop art, and Conceptualism, with nods at Cubism and even Minimalism, it is most distinguished and energized by homemade magic.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;Patrick Hughes was born in 1939 in Birmingham, UK, and is based in London. Internationally recognized as a major contemporary British artist, he is also a designer, teacher, and author.&nbsp; His works have been exhibited in major cities such as London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Seoul, Los Angeles and Chicago and are held in many public collections, including the British Library and the Tate Gallery in London; the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; the Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt; and the Denver Art Museum</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 23:28:49 +0000 Lex Kosieradzki, Kristine Eudey, Marshall Elliott, Josh Minkus - City Limits - May 29th - June 27th <p>The arrangement of objects within a given volume of space dictates the behavior of those active within its boundaries. Boats avoid rocks; words cling to pages; light finds, and then instantaneously flees from, surfaces. The body bends around space, is confined by composition; meaning settles on objects, arranged just so. Conflicts ensue.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As you cruise down the coast in a small boat, you encounter a man who wants you to help him make something.<br />He has not said anything to you, or even acknowledged that you're&nbsp;there, but you can tell, beyond a shadow of a doubt, exactly what he wants made.<br />You rush to a different part of the boat and begin to work on his object: three empty beer cans, taped together in a row, for extinguishing cigarette butts.<br />You approach the man proudly, holding up the object for him to see.<br />You have never met this man, but he seems as familiar as an old friend.<br />You suddenly realize that you're concerned about how he will reuse this object after it becomes full, and you try to ask him about it in a language that you speak badly.<br />He smiles and answers in a thickly accented version a language you speak very well.<br />He says something -- speaking more articulately, and with better grammar than you do -- about how you can detect imperfections in constructions like this one by making small holes in their sides and holding them up for (our friend) the wind to explore.<br />You do not understand, but think that you will use this strategy in the future.<br />- Lex Kosieradzki<br />______________________________________<br /><br /><br /><br />Marshall Elliott (born Eglin, FL) lives in Oakland, CA. He completed his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he won the Anne Bremer Memorial Prize. In addition to Bay the Area, he has shown work in Colorado, Oregon, Chicago, and Nebraska, with upcoming shows in Denver and New York. (<a href=";h=2AQEkbo9i&amp;enc=AZMuk9Ch_d9fw0uSqM7QoKs9BLJK02g22JXX99ME_Ktp0G49xYaonLnSvjdspva5kK4&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>)<br /><br />Kristine Eudey (born Rockford, IL) lives in Oakland, CA. Recent exhibitions include Kala Art Institute (Berkeley), Backstock Gallery (Oakland), and Book and Job Gallery (San Francisco). She was recently an artist-in-residence at Real Time and Space in Oakland. (<a href=";h=iAQFXAaFx&amp;enc=AZNoUvCkeIqXm3jZXcHPLvR6U0Fb_4dK1AOABV4_139l6pFntgl4XzBsk8NSzKx6GlY&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>)<br /><br />Lex Kosieradzki (born Minneapolis, MN) lives in Oakland, CA. He has exhibited and performed his work at a renovated diamond-cutting factory in Amsterdam, a place in Vermont that supposedly had a skeleton hidden in its walls, a hardware store in Marfa, Texas, the For-Site Foundation in Nevada City, the e-flux gallery in New York, and various places around the Bay Area including the Berkeley Art Museum, Southern Exposure, 1038, a cabin in Lagunitas, his house, and the Rancho Shazam School of Art and Technical Stuff, located off the Lucky Drive exit from US-101 in Greenbrae. (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>)<br /><br />Josh Minkus (born Elk, CA) lives in Berkeley, CA. Notable past exhibitions include Important Projects (Oakland) and Cleopatra&rsquo;s (Brooklyn). A chapbook of recent poems will be published later this year by Pied-&agrave;-terre. (<a href=";h=0AQF4hpab&amp;enc=AZPcoRTqC1PmPoCdScwTR8sGeZ9GJRSgXR8ldA1iPlchPFskfW_1gOSJQtPwvIZOedM&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>)</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 02:04:50 +0000 - SF Camerawork - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">We are pleased to be hosting The Future of Photography in Advertising, a panel discussion by the&nbsp;<a href=";c=VUCxnD7Za7iKIAYaW805jG4vFYU3wTI0ezYhqD7vD9TYYYmI9tccfg==&amp;ch=YIcfL4kmRZRaB2nNBj1tGJV8uox9zJg97weKIKXNoh3tapB1yIm1KA==" shape="rect" target="_blank">American Society of Media Photographers</a>. Speakers include Paul Curtin, Jacqueline Fodor, Mike Mazza, Naomi Duckworth, Jason Goldheim, Amy Yvonne Yu, and Suzee Barrabae.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are a current member of SF Camerawork and would like to receive a complimentary ticket to this event, please email&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;with "The Future of Photography in Advertising" as the subject. Space is limited.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information, please visit the American Society of Media Photographers&nbsp;<a href=";c=VUCxnD7Za7iKIAYaW805jG4vFYU3wTI0ezYhqD7vD9TYYYmI9tccfg==&amp;ch=YIcfL4kmRZRaB2nNBj1tGJV8uox9zJg97weKIKXNoh3tapB1yIm1KA==" shape="rect" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 17:18:08 +0000 Ryan de la Hoz - Fecal Face Dot Gallery - May 29th - July 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco-based artist Ryan De La Hoz in his first solo show with the gallery entitled &ldquo;Impassible Terrain&rdquo; including cut paper works, textiles, puzzles, drawings, works on canvas, and a watercolor painting on wood. An opening reception is scheduled for&nbsp;Friday, May 29&nbsp;(6-9pm). The artist will be present. Beer and wine will be served.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through a conflation of past and present, Ryan De La Hoz utilizes periodic icons of&nbsp;history to visually and metaphorically excavate emotions such as apathy, fear, hope, joy, and misery. Employing a broad variety of media and objects, he analyzes our current era using ancient signifiers. Objects of antiquity reoccur in his work and take the form of hand cut paper compositions with vases and bold graphic imagery relying on Greek sculpture as a central figure. Due to his belief that collective experience ties humans together throughout history, he is able to distill broad and epic ideas through simple objects like patches and puzzles.<br />&nbsp;<br />Highly simplistic in their aesthetic execution, the central objects and figures in De La Hoz&rsquo;s works are often destroyed or teeter on the edge of ruin, evoking a sense of dissent, rather than as precious art objects. As a maker in our currently over-saturated technological environment, hand cut paper goes against the historically-weighted exquisite work of art. Highlighting this tension, he guides us through an &ldquo;Impassable Terrain&rdquo; through depictions of dense foliage that are both welcoming and foreboding. This overgrowth reminds us of civilizations that have crumbled under their quest for power revealing that the never-ending cycle of order always ends in chaos, revolution, and enlightenment.&nbsp;By conflating this time into a single image, he allows us to reflect on our current condition through our historical experiences.<br />&nbsp;<br />De La Hoz was born in 1985 in Mission Hills, California and currently lives and works in San Francisco. He has been published by FLJ Magazine in Tokyo, Museums Press in the UK, IdN Magazine in Hong Kong, Juxtapoz Magazine and Beautiful/Decay in the US. He has also participated in solo exhibitions in San Francisco, LA and Seattle as well as group exhibitions in the United States, the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom.</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 15:51:33 +0000 - Pro Arts Gallery - June 6th - June 14th <p><strong>EAST</strong><strong> BAY</strong><strong> OPEN STUDIOS 2015</strong></p> <p>Open Studios:&nbsp;June 6-7&nbsp;&amp; 13-14,&nbsp;11am-6pm</p> <p>Preview Exhibition:&nbsp;May 12 - June 14, 2015&nbsp;at Pro Arts</p> <p>Open Studios Happy Hour: First Friday, June 5, 6-8pm</p> <p>Events are free and open to the public</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>East Bay Open Studios is the largest art event in the Oakland/East Bay region, spanning over thirteen cities and two counties, drawing over 60,000+ studio visitors over the first two&nbsp;weekends in June. East Bay Open Studios offers an opportunity to meet local artists, explore new neighborhoods, and discover art!</p> Sat, 23 May 2015 19:34:03 +0000 Leigh Barbier Michail Berens Paper Buck Natalya Burd Nuala Creed Arthur Comings Diane Dine Jessica Eastburn Joel Frudden Danielle Gherardi Rebekah Goldstein Adrienne Heloise Dana Hemenway Joshua Higher Edith Hilinger Kelly Inouye Becky J - Berkeley Art Center - June 29th, 2013 - August 25th, 2013 <p>All good art begins with a risk. Many of the ones in <em>Risk</em>, now at the Berkeley Art Center, pay off. Works like Cathy Lu&rsquo;s &ldquo;Girls Playing,&rdquo; which portrays a disembodied scalp and gouged-out eyeballs serving as maypole to a horde of tiny pig-tailed girl-creatures, and Nuala Creed&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mea Culpa,&rdquo; a sculpture of a bare-bottomed nun kneeling in prayer. These, too, certainly raise eyebrows, but ultimately succeed by pointing back to the compelling specificities and eccentricities of their creators. Expect plenty more of the good, the bad, and the ugly in this unusual show. -Alex Bigman</p> Sat, 23 May 2015 06:06:25 +0000 Antonio Prieto, Eunice Prieto, Esteban Prieto, Mark Prieto, Paco Prieto, Laurel Prieto, Thea Prieto and Nori Obata - fouladi projects - June 12th - July 10th <p>&ldquo;The Prieto Family Show: A Growing Tradition of Artistry&rdquo;</p> <p>Fouladi Projects is thrilled to present &ldquo;The Prieto Family Show: A Growing Tradition of Artistry.&rdquo; On view will be new and historical work spanning three generations of Prieto family artists. The exhibit will feature ceramics by Antonio Prieto, Eunice Prieto Damron, and Mark Prieto, as well as hand-blown glass by Esteban Prieto, wood and stone pieces by Paco Prieto, porcelain ware by Nori Obata, screen prints and zines by Laurel Prieto with written contributions by Thea Prieto.</p> <p>Opening reception for the artists: Friday, June 12<sup>th</sup>, 6 to 8pm.</p> <p>Exhibition will be on view through July 10<sup>th</sup>, 2015.</p> <p>&nbsp;Antonio Prieto and Eunice Adams met while studying ceramics at Alfred University in the 1940s. After graduating, they married and moved to Oakland, California when Tony joined the faculty at the California College of Arts and Crafts. In 1958, Tony became the Chair of the Art Department at Mills College, where he taught until his untimely death in 1967. &nbsp;As ceramics teachers and collaborators, Tony and Eunice raised their four sons &ndash; Esteban, Mark, Peter, and Paco &ndash; on the Mills College campus where their home was a center for a community of artists. In the 1970s, Eunice and her sons relocated to West Oakland where they established Prieto Studios, which is still active today.</p> <p>&nbsp;Antonio Prieto (1912-1967) was born in Spain but immigrated to the United States with his family as a baby.&nbsp; He established an important position for himself within the history of American ceramics, which has been documented by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. He exhibited widely around the United States and Europe and played an influential role in the national and international dialogue about ceramic art.&nbsp; He was beloved by his students and his colleagues.</p> <p>&nbsp;Eunice Prieto Damron taught ceramics at the Walnut Creek Civic Center and at Mills College, where she also curated the Prieto Gallery and the Antonio Prieto Collection. She lives and works in the high basin range of western Nevada, and makes ceramics in the warmer months and watercolors in the winter. She turned 91 this year.</p> <p>&nbsp;Esteban Prieto, the eldest son of Tony and Eunice, is a master glass blower and is known for his functional blown glass tumblers. He lives and works in Saint Louis, Missouri with his wife, Nori Obata, porcelain ceramicist and a glass bead maker.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Mark Prieto, the second son, graduated in ceramics in 1973 from the Rhode Island School of Design.&nbsp; He creates distinctive ceramics in his home studio in Portland, Oregon and has also enjoyed many years of teaching ceramics. &nbsp;He frequently collaborates with his wife, theatre director and writer Stephanie Arnold Prieto, notably in the area of set design and ceramic properties for theatre productions.</p> <p>&nbsp;Peter Prieto was the third born son. His craft manifested through various methods of welding, construction, farming, and storytelling. At the age of twenty-six, he purchased a stretch of coastal land on the Fort Ross Ridge, where he built his house and welding shop with his wife, Lynne Prieto. They raised three children, Thea, Laurel, and Clayton. He passed away in 2012.</p> <p>&nbsp;Paco Prieto, the youngest son, is a multi-constructionist, known and well respected for his thoughtful craftsmanship in working with wood and metal. He has built many custom architectural fixtures for museums and public spaces around the Bay Area and beyond. He lives and works at Prieto Studios in West Oakland.</p> <p>&nbsp;Thea Prieto is the firstborn daughter of Peter Prieto. She earned her BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently pursuing her MFA in creative writing at Portland State University.</p> <p>&nbsp;Laurel Prieto is the younger daughter of Peter Prieto. She received her BFA from the California College of the Arts (formally the California College of Arts and Crafts) and her MFA in printmaking from San Francisco State. She lives on the Fort Ross Ridge where she has established Prieto Screenprinting.</p> <p>&nbsp;Fouladi Projects Gallery&nbsp;</p> <p>1803 Market St. SF, CA 94103</p> <p>415-621-2535&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>For images or more information, please email</p> Fri, 22 May 2015 23:19:54 +0000 Scott Greene, Kevin Cooley - Catharine Clark Gallery - June 6th - August 22nd <p>Reception June 6, 3-5; exhibition June 6- August 22, 2015</p> <p>Catharine Clark Gallery presents Deep State, featuring new paintings and prints by Scott Greene in which the notion of power appears as a deep and abiding thread. Greene's latest work reflects a crossroads where both past and present meet, and a vision of a dystopian future where popular culture collides with politics, technology and the environment with tragic results. Greene's post-apocalyptic visions, however, are both sensuous and beautiful, as well as entertaining and humorous. The work seems to suggest that although life as we know it may radically shift, we can learn to adapt and make the best of a bad situation with whatever remains. Greene continues his exploration of the natural world punctuated by artificial constructs, but with a new emphasis on imagery of the American West. In Siren (2015), a tower of outdated speakers and woofers elevate an antique air raid siren. A tumbleweed, so large as to possess its own gravity, is suspended in the sky like a lunar body. This modern day Tower of Babel, balanced against the irrational symbol of a romanticized bygone Americana, suggests the futility of technological innovations to actually improve communication, and an inevitable path towards nostalgia, waste and obsolescence. <br /> <br />Exhibiting concurrently in our dedicated media room is Fallen Water, a multi-channel video installation by the photographer and media artist Kevin Cooley. Fallen Water explores questions about why humans are drawn to waterfalls and flowing water as a source for renewal. Waterfalls imbue subconscious associations with pristine and healthy drinking water, but what happens when when the fountain can no longer renew itself? Is the water no longer pure? Cooley's choice of subject matter strikes a deep chord with current social consciousness and anxieties about contemporary water usage and the drought crisis faced by the American West.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 May 2015 03:53:10 +0000 Daniel Phill - Sandra Lee Gallery - June 2nd - June 27th <p>Opening Reception June 4, 5:30-7:30pm, Exhibition June 2-June 27, 2015</p> <p>Sandra Lee Gallery is proud to present new paintings by Bay Area artist Daniel Phill, entitled Rhythm &amp; Flux. In this show, Mr. Phill interprets nature through the use of sophisticated colors, vigorous brushwork, and emphatic facture. As the show's title implies, his works vacillate between contrasting ideas - abstract and representational, deliberate and spontaneous, serene and wild - engaging the viewer to discover Phill's unique visual language. <br /><br />A fluid application of paint, using non-traditional painting tools, contributes to achieve results that are intensely colorful and often sensuous. In each painting, Phill's use of color dramatizes the illusion of space and light to produce an ambiance of both energy and serenity. He seems to deconstruct the natural environment, to then reconstruct it - using an improvised painterly expressionism. "The excitement for me is referencing an object by using loose gestures and seemingly very little information," Phill says.<br /><br />Daniel Phill can be seen as the spontaneous sower of seeds, who casts them into a space with abandon, prepared to work with nature, cultivating whatever takes root. Although he identifies with many of the principles and techniques of Abstract Expressionism, he relishes the ambiguity between abstraction, figuration and the illusion of space in his paintings.<br /><br />Born in Washington State. Mr. Phill received his MFA from Stanford University and his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Phill has exhibited widely and his work is in diverse public and private collections, including: Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Citigroup; Clear Channel; de Saisset Museum, CA; First USA Bank; GTE; Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, WI; Morgan Stanley; Nordstrom; Santa Clara Valley Medical Center; SAP America; Sharper Image; Sprint; Stanford University;Tucson Museum of Art; and The US Department of State, among others. <br /><br />Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4th, 5:30 - 7:30pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 May 2015 03:48:25 +0000