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CURRENT EXHIBITS [142]


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20120707093753-himalayan_vajrapani
Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Himalayan Pilgrimage: Liberation Through Sight

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive    east bay
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.0808
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
June 15th, 2012 - November 25th, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

The journey of Himalayan Pilgrimage continues with Liberation Through Sight, a reinstallation that focuses on artworks created as vehicles to enlightenment.Vajrayana, the esoteric form of Buddhism that prevails in Tibet and the Himalayas, employs myriad icons of deities to reveal the true nature of the Buddha’s teachings. The making of these icons is in itself a devotional act, bringing merit to...   [more]


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Lutz Bacher: Lutz Bacher / MATRIX 242

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive    east bay
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.0808
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
July 18th, 2012 - October 7th, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

Since Lutz Bacher’s first MATRIX exhibition in 1993, the Berkeley-based artist has become a leading figure in contemporary art; she was the subject of a retrospective at MoMA PS1 in 2009 and was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. MATRIX 242 presents an important but rarely seen series from 2006–07 that sheds light on the artist’s often elusive practice.Bien Hoa is is based on a set of ten pho...   [more]

Opening: July 18th, 2012   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b D-L Alvarez: D-L Alvarez / MATRIX 243

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive    east bay
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.0808
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
July 18th, 2012 - October 7th, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

D-L Alvarez’s first solo museum exhibition presents a haunting meditation on the violent end of innocence. Alvarez, an Oakland-based artist, focuses on the uncanny moments when social and domestic deviance collide. In Alvarez’s drawing series, The Closet (2006–07), we see an abstracted image of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978), repelling the attacks of a masked psychopath while trappe...   [more]

Opening: July 18th, 2012   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Group Show: At the Edge: Recent Acquisitions

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive    east bay
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.0808
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
July 18th, 2012 - December 23rd, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

This exhibition presents a selection of works that have entered our collection over the past two years. This is our first opportunity to show most of these works, some of which have never before been exhibited anywhere. The title, At the Edge, evokes the ways in which these works convey a sense of reaching—and sometimes crossing—limits of perception and experience. Among the works on view are dreaml...   [more]

Opening: July 18th, 2012   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Barry McGee: BARRY MCGEE

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive    east bay
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.0808
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
August 24th, 2012 - December 9th, 2012
added about 4 years ago

“Throughout his career,” writes Alex Baker in the exhibition catalog, “Barry McGee has continued to surprise and contradict expectations.” Including rarely seen early etchings, letterpress printing trays and alcohol bottles painted with his trademark cast of down-and-out urban characters, constellations of vibrant op-art painted panels, animatronic taggers, and an elaborate re-creation of a cacophon...   [more]

Opening: August 24th, 2012   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


20120805162217-devotion_madonna-and-child
Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Devotion

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive    east bay
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.0808
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
August 24th, 2012 - November 4th, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

Is it possible to cultivate virtue by looking at art? Devotion brings together works from the collection to explore the Western tradition of devotional images from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries in relation to contemporary religious writings. Beginning in the late Middle Ages, do-it-yourself prayer manuals inspired by mystical traditions were written in the vernacular to enable lay audienc...   [more]

Opening: August 24th, 2012   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Laton Huffman, Albert Bierstadt: Points of Departure

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive    east bay
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.0808
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
October 3rd, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

The early nineteenth century witnessed the birth of photography as well as the steam engine, the telegraph, and countless other life-altering innovations. Points of Departure, featuring European and American paintings, photography, and works on paper from the BAM/PFA collection, surveys these rapidly moving currents of modernization and the various reactions to it through the lens of visual cultu...   [more]

Opening: October 3rd, 2012   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Roy De Forest: Roy De Forest: A Figure of Our Times

Brian Gross Fine Art    potrero district
248 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.788.1050
http://www.briangrossfineart.com/
September 6th, 2012 - October 27th, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Roy De Forest A Figure of Our Times   September 6 – October 27, 2012 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6pm   Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to present A Figure of Our Times, a solo exhibition of work by the acclaimed Bay Area legend, Roy De Forest (1930-2007), opening Thursday, September 6 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 8, from 4-6pm...   [more]

Opening: September 8th, 2012   4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Exhibition: Locality & Global Discourses

California College of the Arts (Oakland Campus)    east bay
5212 Broadway
Oakland, California 94618-1426
510.594.3600
http://www.cca.edu
October 1st, 2012 - October 6th, 2012
added over 3 years ago

This exhibition and catalog is a result of an exchange course -- Locality & Global Discourses -- between California College of the Arts and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey). The purpose of this exchange is to research the historical developments of the two respective cities and specifically explore the geopolitical and cultural heritage of designated neighborhoods. The participants assumed the r...   [more]


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Chris Doyle: Idyllwild

Catharine Clark Gallery    potrero district
248 Utah Street, Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.399.1439
http://www.cclarkgallery.com/
September 8th, 2012 - October 28th, 2012
added about 4 years ago

Catharine Clark Gallery announces Idyllwild, a solo exhibition of new media works by Chris Doyle. The exhibition dates are September 8 through October 28, 2012. The artist will be present for the reception on Saturday, September 8, from 4 to 6pm, and will lead a casual walkthrough of the exhibition at 3pm. The exhibition coincides with the ZERO1 Biennial, September 12–December 8, 2012. Reception...   [more]

Opening: September 8th, 2012   3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Dugald Stermer: "Drawing the Line" (A memorial exhibition honoring Dugald Stermer)

CCA San Francisco Campus    potrero district
1111 Eighth St.
San Francisco, CA 94107-2247
415.703.9500
http://www.cca.edu
October 1st, 2012 - October 12th, 2012
added over 3 years ago

When Illustration chair and Distinguished Professor Dugald Stermer passed away in December 2011, the CCA community experienced a monumental loss. The life and work of Stermer, our “beloved cowboy” chair of the Illustration Program, will be celebrated October 1-12, with the memorial exhibition Drawing the Line. The exhibition will be on view in the alcove of the Nave on CCA’s main San Francisco c...   [more]

Opening: October 12th, 2012   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


20120802164147-wattis-when_attitudes
Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Group Show: When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes: A Restoration / A Remake / A Rejuvenation / A Rebellion

CCA Wattis Institute    potrero district
Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries, 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.551.9210
http://www.wattis.org/
September 13th, 2012 - December 1st, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes: A Restoration / A Remake / A Rejuvenation / A Rebellion (script and display by Jens Hoffmann, based upon an original exhibition by Harald Szeemann) September 13 through December 1, 2012, in the Wattis Institute galleries, located on the San Francisco campus of California C...   [more]

Opening: September 13th, 2012   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


20120906161735-she-zigs-she-zags
Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Alexis Manheim: Zig Zag

Chandler Fine Art    soma
170 Minna Street, ground floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-546-1113
http://www.chandlersf.com
September 7th, 2012 - October 31st, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

Chandler Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent work by Alexis K. Manheim. Ms Manheim's influences range from traditional sumi-e painting to ancient alchemy illustrations. She is rarely content with pure abstraction and habitually infuses her work with elements of ancient symbology and iconography that give the viewer something to grasp on to as well as a hint of what lies beneath. Jo...   [more]

Opening: September 7th, 2012   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Donna Anderson Kam, Holly Williams: Donna Anderson Kam: Datelines and Holly Williams: Ghost

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary    east bay
480 23rd Street
Oakland, CA 94612-2322
510-260-7494
http://www.chandracerritocontemporary.co...
October 5th, 2012 - November 29th, 2012
added over 3 years ago

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions for the months of October / November. Donna Anderson Kam: Datelines and Holly Williams: Ghost. Both artists use news and popular media as a jumping off point to create evocative, sometimes haunting, drawings or paintings.               San Francisco artist Donna Anderson Kam creates large-scale pastel drawings loosely...   [more]

Opening: October 5th, 2012   4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Stella Zhang, Man Yee Lam, Yang Meiyan, He Chengyao, Mu Xi: WOMEN Art Exhibition

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco    chinatown/russian hill
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-986-1822
http://www.c-c-c.org
September 15th, 2012 - November 30th, 2012
added almost 4 years ago

WOMEN Thirteen contemporary artists from China and the U.S. explore gender and sexual identity in a new exhibition at the Chinese Culture Center Thirteen contemporary artists from China and the United States explore gender and sexual identity in a new exhibition at the Chinese Culture Center (CCC) September 15 - November 30, 2012. WOMEN (a Mandarin homophone meaning both 'women' and 'we') features v...   [more]

Opening: September 15th, 2012   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Mel Ramos: 50 Years of Superheroes, Nudes, and Other Pop Delights

Crocker Art Museum    sacramento
216 O Street
Sacramento, California 95814
916 808 7000
http://www.crockerartmuseum.org
June 2nd, 2012 - October 21st, 2012
added about 4 years ago

A Sacramento native, internationally acclaimed Mel Ramos (born 1935) is one of the city's most celebrated artists. This is the first American museum survey of his work in more than 35 years and follows his recent solo exhibition at the Albertina in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition showcases each of the artist's creative phases, including his Abstract Expressionist early works, his comic book heroes...   [more]



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