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Johansson Projects presents Temporal Void\, a two person sho w featuring new works by Mayumi Hamanaka and Brooks Salzwedel\, in which th e vulnerability of our environments\, histories and memories is brought to the forefront.

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By slightly distorting recognizable images from twen tieth century wars and layering hand cut prints and paper\, Mayumi Hamanaka investigates perceptions of history and the contexts in which histories ar e written. In Hamanaka&rsquo\;s latest project\, Invisible Lands\, her proc ess is applied to photographs found in the aftermath of the devastating 201 1 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Using these photographs Hamanaka re-imag ines and recreates the memories and histories of people\, places and moment s that have been lost in an instance. Brooks Salzwedel&rsquo\;s work evokes the fragility of our environments\, natural and unnatural\, often by showc asing the junction of urban development and natural landscapes. These works simultaneously display the transition between unnatural encroachments on t he natural and natural reclamation of environments. Salzwedel&rsquo\;s grap hite\, colored pencil\, and mylar works are cast in resin. The resulting se rene yet eerie landscapes are full of depth.

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 \;Mayumi Hamanaka received her MFA in Photography from California College of the Arts. She w as awarded a Murphy Fellowship Award in 2003\, and has attended artist resi dencies nationally and internationally at Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mex ico and Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan. She is currently a Fine Art Museum of San Francisco de Young Artist Fellow. Brooks Salzwedel received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena\, CA. He has been widely exh ibited in solo and group exhibitions at many institutions\, including group shows at the Hammer Museum and MOCA\, as well as work acquired by The Hous ton Museum of Contemporary art\, and the Portland Art Museum.

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Show Runs November 21\, 2013 - January 16\, 2014


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Reception: Friday\, Ja nuary 3\, 5-8pm

DTEND:20140116 DTSTAMP:20140902T192926 DTSTART:20131121 GEO:37.8126156;-122.268794 LOCATION:Johansson Projects\,2300 Telegraph Ave. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Temporal Void \, Mayumi Hamanaka\, Brooks Salzwedel UID:310740 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140103T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192926 DTSTART:20140103T170000 GEO:37.8126156;-122.268794 LOCATION:Johansson Projects\,2300 Telegraph Ave. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Temporal Void \, Mayumi Hamanaka\, Brooks Salzwedel UID:310741 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

For the inaugural exhibition at our new location in Jack Lon don Square\, City Limits is pleased to present a new body of work by the Oa kland-based artist\, Jonah Susskind. For the exhibition\, Susskind has stra tegically manipulated household building materials and ersatz counterparts alike to establish an off-kilter echo between form and function. Bricks\, c hain links\, and other familiar\, pre-fab forms are left "as is" or they ar e altered by the artist to realistically mimic the surface and qualities of surrogate materials. Oscillating between loose gesture and systematic comp osition\, each work establishes its own system of internal logic\, striking a delicate balance between craft\, chance\, and personal sentiment (poetry ?).

Jonah Su sskind \;is an Oakland based artist and curator as well as co-direc tor of S.H.E.D. Projects. \;His work is a broad exploration of mimetic strategies for reconciling a cultural shift toward superficial value system s and dogmatic complicity. Susskind has exhibited and performed throughout the US\, most recently at Cleopatra&rsquo\;s and 65 St. Felix in New York\, as well as Alter Space in San Francisco. \;His work has been reviewed in various publications such as Art Practical and &ldquo\;The Clog\,&rdquo\ ; an online publication sponsored by The San Francisco Arts Commission.

DTEND:20140118 DTSTAMP:20140902T192926 DTSTART:20131213 GEO:37.7982777;-122.2793021 LOCATION:City Limits\,300 Jefferson St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jonah Susskind: S E E M l e s s\, Jonah Susskind UID:312804 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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&ldquo\;architecture undigested&rdquo \; features artists whose works engage with the built environment in surrea l and thought-provoking ways. The exhibition presents a range of works that riff on building elements from moving walls and misplaced window blinds to casino carpets and anti-slip guards gone rogue. The cumulative effect sugg ests an imploded house - one that subverts the distinction between structur e and adornment. Although these works resist the use of exotic and expensiv e materials and thwart the comforts of home\, they bring an odd intimacy to what might otherwise be perceived as industrial.

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The show includes work s by Marte Eknæ\;s\, Petros Moris\, Brian O&rsquo\;Connell\, Ruairiadh O&rsquo\;Connell\, Mitzi Pederson\, Stephen Prina\, Ben Schumacher and Hug h Scott-Douglas.

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&ldquo\;architecture undigested&rdquo\; is curated by < span class="external">Jessica Silverman.

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DTEND:20140118 DTSTAMP:20140902T192926 DTSTART:20131009 GEO:37.765742;-122.400984 LOCATION:fused space\,1401 16th St. \n San Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Architecture Undigested\, Marte Ekanes\, Petros Moris\, Brian O'Con nell\, Ruairiadh O'Connell\, Mitzi Pederson\, Stephen Prina\, Ben Schumache r\, Hugh Scott-Douglas UID:298829 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131009T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192926 DTSTART:20131009T180000 GEO:37.765742;-122.400984 LOCATION:fused space\,1401 16th St. \n San Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Architecture Undigested\, Marte Ekanes\, Petros Moris\, Brian O'Con nell\, Ruairiadh O'Connell\, Mitzi Pederson\, Stephen Prina\, Ben Schumache r\, Hugh Scott-Douglas UID:298830 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

PATRICIA SWEETOW GALLERY \;is pleased to present Ba y Area artist \;Jamie Vasta \;with her new series\ , \;Femme. In her fourth exhibition at the ga llery Vasta immortalizes local drag and burlesque personalities in radiant glitter-on-wood portraits. Exhibition dates: \;November 7 through Decem ber 21\, 2013. Reception: \;November 7\, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">Inspired b y 17th century royal portraiture and 19th century society portraits\, Jamie Vasta staged costumed performers who have become fixtures in the shrinking San Francisco burlesque and drag communities. Her subjects include locals such as Fauxnique\, Mission District resident and recipient of the Miss Tra nnyshack Pageant\, Kitty Von Quim\, Bush Street barista and regular El Rio burlesque dancer\, and Bunny Pistol\, director of Barbary Coast Burlesque a t the historic jazz club Yoshi's. These drag and burlesque queens are known for their performances that explore the limits of femininity. "Part of wha t brought me to the Bay Area years ago was the vibrant arts community\, and I want pay homage to that. I can't think of a more apt personification of glitter than these performers\, in all their glitz and hauteur\," says Vast a.

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Jamie Vasta has taken the visual arts to new heights with her glitter on panel works. Her insouciant medium is fine-tuned to accentuate narrativ e\, as in her first exhibition \;Mustn't\, 2007. \;Vasta b egan with Angela Carter's feminist reframing of fairy tales\, and ended wit h a magical landscape where women with mystical powers cavort in deadly pla y. Vasta's second exhibition at the gallery looked at adolescent females po sed with their trophy kill proudly displayed. Jamie Vasta then presented he r most complex series to date\, \;After Caravaggio\, a contemp orary reframing of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's historic paintings c omposed with her coterie of friends and colleagues with props of today\, tu rning gender\, and context on end.

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Reviews of Jamie Vasta's works includ e Art in America\, Art Forum\, art LTD\, Modern Art Obsession\, The Boston Globe\, New York Times\, SF Weekly\, and The Bay Guardian. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts and is included in public and priv ate collections\, with a recent acquisition from the Berkeley Art Museum\, Berkeley.

DTEND:20140118 DTSTAMP:20140902T192926 DTSTART:20131107 GEO:37.7909427;-122.4084994 LOCATION:Patricia Sweetow Gallery\,77 Geary St. Mezzanine\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Femme\, Jamie Vasta UID:300711 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131107T193000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192926 DTSTART:20131107T173000 GEO:37.7909427;-122.4084994 LOCATION:Patricia Sweetow Gallery\,77 Geary St. Mezzanine\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Femme\, Jamie Vasta UID:300712 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

PSG will also present vintage photographs from the private colle ction of Barry Harrison. \;On view are 24 photographs from a p hoto album of 178 black and white photographs documenting the vibrant gay s ubculture that flourished in Hollywood after WWII. The title of the exhibit ion describes the content well\, \;Party People\, Hollywood Snapshots: 1949-1955.

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The photographer and locations are unknown. Some of the guests are identified by first and last name in handwr itten captions. Others are more cryptic: "Bill A." and "Bob B." Many of the partygoers show up year after year (in different drag\, of course). As amu sing and entertaining as these photos are\, there's something serious going on. These people were challenging the strict gender norms of the day\, and in doing so\, engaged in a glamorous act of defiance.

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While they pushed the boundaries of gender identity in Hollywood\, the Under Secretary of St ate John Peurifoy was testifying before a Senate committee in Washington ab out a "homosexual underground" in the State Department. With the help of Jo e McCarthy\, he ignited the "Lavender scare" in 1950.

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At the time\, homo sexuality was classified as a mental illness. Gay men and lesbians were con sidered susceptible to blackmail\, thus constituting a security risk. In 19 53\, President Eisenhower ordered the firing of every gay man and lesbian w oman working for the government. The resulting purge ended careers\, ruined lives\, and pushed many to suicide.

DTEND:20140118 DTSTAMP:20140902T192926 DTSTART:20131107 GEO:37.7909427;-122.4084994 LOCATION:Patricia Sweetow Gallery\,77 Geary St. Mezzanine\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Party People - Hollywood Snapshots: 1949-1955 UID:300713 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131107T193000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192926 DTSTART:20131107T173000 GEO:37.7909427;-122.4084994 LOCATION:Patricia Sweetow Gallery\,77 Geary St. Mezzanine\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Party People - Hollywood Snapshots: 1949-1955 UID:300714 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140119 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20140116 GEO:37.7858571;-122.4120286 LOCATION:Ever Gold Gallery\, 441 O'Farrell\nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:5 Year Anniversary Group Show\, Aaron Terry\, Adam Parker Smith\, A lex Braubach\, Austin McManus\, Barry McGee\, ben venom\, Casey Gray\, Char les Linder\, Chris Duncan\, Chris Corrente\, Chris Sollars\, Christian Eber t\, Christine Ancalmo\, David Bayus\, David Jones\, David Marc Grant\, Dean Dempsey\, Dennis Kernohan\, Don Ed Hardy\, Emily Gorman\, Emily Chaves\, E rik Foss\, Facundo Argañaraz\, Ferris Plock\, Francesco Deiana\, Gregory It o\, Guy Overfelt\, Heather Sparks\, HILARY PECIS\, Jeremiah Jenkins\, Jessi ca Flemming\, Jim Damron\, Joey Enos\, Josh Short\, John Held Jr.\, Julio C esar Morales\, Kate Bonner\, Keith Boadwee\, Kent LONG\, Korakrit Arunanond chai\, Leigha Mason\, Lisa K. Blatt\, Lowell Darling\, Lucien Shapiro\, Luc y Kasofsky\, Mario Ayala\, Mark Benson\, Mark Mulroney\, Mark Van Proyen\, Mary Joy Scott\, Mary Ijichi\, Meryl Pataky\, Michelle Blade\, Mike Pare\, Mitsu Okubo\, Molly Soda\, Monica Canilao\, Owen Takabayashi\, Paul Kos\, p ez\, Ray Potes\, REBECCA GOLDFARB\, Ryan Beavers\, Ryan Coffey\, Ryan de la Hoz\, Ryan Malley\, Robin Juan\, Sadie Barnette\, Sandy Kim\, Sarah Hotchk iss\, Sean McFarland\, Shalo P\, Shelter Serra\, Silver Warner\, Tamra Seal \, Tahitti Pehrson\, Tim Sullivan\, Tom Marioni\, Tony Labat\, Travis Colli nson\, Wally Hedrick\, Whitney Lynn\, Yokonori Stone UID:312014 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140116T220000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20140116T180000 GEO:37.7858571;-122.4120286 LOCATION:Ever Gold Gallery\, 441 O'Farrell\nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:5 Year Anniversary Group Show\, Christine Ancalmo\, Facundo Argañar az\, Korakrit Arunanondchai\, Mario Ayala\, Sadie Barnette\, David Bayus\, Ryan Beavers\, Mark Benson\, Michelle Blade\, Lisa K. Blatt\, Keith Boadwee \, Kate Bonner\, Alex Braubach\, Monica Canilao\, Emily Chaves\, Ryan Coffe y\, Travis Collinson\, Chris Corrente\, Jim Damron\, Lowell Darling\, Ryan de la Hoz\, Francesco Deiana\, Dean Dempsey\, Chris Duncan\, Christian Eber t\, Joey Enos\, Jessica Flemming\, Erik Foss\, REBECCA GOLDFARB\, Emily Gor man\, David Marc Grant\, Casey Gray\, Don Ed Hardy\, Wally Hedrick\, John H eld Jr.\, Sarah Hotchkiss\, Mary Ijichi\, Gregory Ito\, Jeremiah Jenkins\, David Jones\, Robin Juan\, Lucy Kasofsky\, Dennis Kernohan\, Sandy Kim\, Pa ul Kos\, Tony Labat\, Charles Linder\, Kent LONG\, Whitney Lynn\, Ryan Mall ey\, Tom Marioni\, Leigha Mason\, Sean McFarland\, Barry McGee\, Austin McM anus\, Julio Cesar Morales\, Mark Mulroney\, Mitsu Okubo\, Guy Overfelt\, S halo P\, Mike Pare\, Meryl Pataky\, HILARY PECIS\, Tahitti Pehrson\, pez\, Ferris Plock\, Ray Potes\, Mark Van Proyen\, Mary Joy Scott\, Tamra Seal\, Shelter Serra\, Lucien Shapiro\, Josh Short\, Adam Parker Smith\, Molly Sod a\, Chris Sollars\, Heather Sparks\, Yokonori Stone\, Tim Sullivan\, Owen T akabayashi\, Aaron Terry\, ben venom\, Silver Warner UID:312015 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Showcasing San Francisco&rsquo\;s position as a center of innovation for art and design\, the FOG Design+Art fair will be held from January 17 to J anuary 19\, 2014\, at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion with special preview events on January 15 and 16. Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)\, FOG Design+Art will feature more than 40 prominent t wentieth-century and contemporary design dealers from the Bay Area and acro ss the country\; a selection of leading modern and contemporary art galleri es\; 21POP\, a special pop-up shop created by celebrated designer Stanlee G atti\; and a dynamic lineup of lectures and interactive discussions with le aders in the design and art worlds. \;

FOG Design+Art will feature more than 40 top art galleri es and design dealers from around the country\, representing the discipline s of design (including vintage and contemporary)\, fine art and photography \, and high-end craft from the early twentieth century to today. Exhibitor offerings will be presented in a dynamic layout in a classic modern design\ , complementing the art and design on view. Celebrated event designer Stanl ee Gatti will once again envision and present 21POP\, an exciting installat ion at the fair.

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Frid ay\, January 17
9 a.m&ndash\;11:30 a.m.
Art Sandwiched In: Key Moments in Contemporary Design and Art - What to Know When Building a Collection

To purchase tickets\, please \;click here.&n bsp\;

11 a.m.&ndash\;7 p.m.: \;Open to the public \;

12 p.m.\, 2 p.m.\, and 4 p.m.: \;Perfo rmance of Jü\;rg Lehni's Hektor \;

Saturday\, January 18

11 a.m.&ndash\;7 p.m.: \;Open to the public

12 p.m.\, 2 p.m.\, and 4 p.m: Performance of Jü\;rg Leh ni's Hektor

1 p.m.: \;A Conversation with R on Arad
Ron Arad\, London-based designer and architect
J ennifer Fletcher\, Helen Hilton Raiser Associate Curator of Architecture an d Design\, SFMOMA \;

3 p.m.: \;Architecture of E ngagement and the new SFMOMA Expansion
Craig Dykers\, Princip al and Architect\, Snø\;hetta \;

Sunday\, January 19
11 a .m.&ndash\;5 p.m.: \;Open to the public

12 p.m.\, 1 p.m.\, and 2 p.m: Performance of Jü\;rg Lehni's Hektor

DTEND:20140119 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20140117 GEO:37.8020405;-122.4382307 LOCATION:FOG Design+Art\,Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion \nSan Francisc o\, CA 94123 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Fog Design+Art Fair UID:316073 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140116T210000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20140116T180000 GEO:37.8020405;-122.4382307 LOCATION:FOG Design+Art\,Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion \nSan Francisc o\, CA 94123 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Fog Design+Art Fair UID:316074 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Jessica Silverman Gallery is pleased to inaugurate its new\, expanded lo cation at 488 Ellis Street with an exhibition of historic work by Amikam To ren.
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Amikam Toren is an innovative conceptual artist whose practice incorporates the destruction of ready-made objects that are then resurrected in his own paintings and sculptures. Toren&rsquo\;s thirt y-five-year oeuvre is in a rigorous and witty dialogue with a compelling ra nge of international art movements\, such as Arte \;Povera\, Gutai\, Mi nimalism\, and Pop. Born in Israel and based in London\, the 68-year-old ar tist has exhibited widely in Europe but\, remarkably\, this is his first so lo show in America.
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Of the Times \;is a series of large-scale paintings created between 1983 and 1993 that depict monumental\, sometimes indiscernible letters\, made from pigment derived fr om pulped editions of \;The [London] Times. \;The masthead of each obliterated newspaper is displayed beside the canvas that displays its remains. These &ldquo\;labels&rdquo\; draw attention to the disparate realities of disposable daily papers versus timeless paintings and to the w ay the artist has distilled hundreds of column inches of text into a single consonant or vowel. Open to myriad interpretations\, Toren&rsquo\;s \; Of the Times \;works suggest an ironic search for the ineffabl e\, fundamental ur-language of painting.
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Although To ren&rsquo\;s \;Stack \;sculptures bear witness to an analo gous process\, the end results point in a different aesthetic direction. Be tween 1984 and 1995\, the artist cut out one side of a cardboard box\, grin ded and macerated it with pigment\, then painted the mixture onto a small c anvas\, which he then stretched over the absent side of the box. The painte d image always captures some aspect of the original boxes by blowing up gra phics or reworking numbers and phrases like &ldquo\;This way up.&rdquo\; Th ese emblems are transformed\, as Sarah Kent writes\, into &ldquo\;hauntingl y eloquent mediations on the fragility of things.&rdquo\; These poetically untidy towers\, which rise above their former life as containers of consume r durables\, cast a sly backward glance at Andy Warhol&rsquo\;s \;B rillo Boxes \;and foreshadow the cardboard extravaganzas of Thomas Hirschhorn.
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In his \;Of The Times \;paintings and his \; Stack \;sculptures\, Amikam Toren halts the flow of fast-moving th rowaway goods\, annihilating then \;reinventing them as forms with epic proportions and subtly heroic physical presences. \;
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The exhibition runs from \;November 22\, 2013 through January 19\ , 2014.  \;

DTEND:20140119 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131122 GEO:37.7847074;-122.4142568 LOCATION:Jessica Silverman Gallery\,488 Ellis Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 9 4109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:“Of The Times” and Other Historic Works\, Amikam Toren UID:293060 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131122T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131122T180000 GEO:37.7847074;-122.4142568 LOCATION:Jessica Silverman Gallery\,488 Ellis Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 9 4109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:“Of The Times” and Other Historic Works\, Amikam Toren UID:293061 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Jerry Takigawa: False Food focuses on discovery\, sustainabilit y\, and action in design. Presented in the form of fine art photography and text which is significantly informed by the artist's profession as a graph ic designer. The exhibition provides food for thought by asking visitors\, "What does responsible design mean?" and\, "Can photographs be graphic desi gn without text?" \;

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Notes artist Jerry Takigawa\, &ldquo\;False Food is a metaphor for survival. While the albatross are deceived by plastic\, mistaking it for food\, we humans are deceived by consumerism&mda sh\;mistaking material goods for sustenance. In our universe\, separation i s an illusion. Everything is connected. Plastic is forever. To take the tra gedy of ocean pollution and create beauty represents a mindset needed for s urvival. I believe aesthetics keeps the story alive. We face a myriad of im pending disasters and the sooner we can begin imagining better\, the better our chances for survival.&rdquo\;

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This exhibition is made possible than ks to the special contributions of Jerry Takigawa\, Topher Delaney\, and th e Monterey Bay Aquarium. Exhibitions and programs generously supported by t he Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hot el Tax Fund.

DTEND:20140119 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131109 GEO:37.7569612;-122.3880794 LOCATION:San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design\,2569 Third Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:False Food\, Jerry Takigawa UID:309610 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

SAN FRANCISCO &mdash\; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition\, on view at the de Yo ung Museum from October 26\, 2013 through January 20\, 2014. Assembled by H ockney exclusively for the de Young\, this exhibition marks the return to C alifornia of the most influential and best-known British artist of his gene ration. More than 300 works will be shown in 18\,000 square feet of gallery space\, making this the largest exhibition in the history of the museum.

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This first comprehensive survey of Hockney&rsquo\;s work since 2002 covers one of the most prolific periods of the artist&rsquo\;s career . Hockney&rsquo\;s book\, Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Tech niques of the Old Masters was published in 2001\, revealing his discov ery that artists had used optical devices in their working processes centur ies earlier than had been previously thought. The next decade saw an explos ion of activity for Hockney\, including a period of two years when he worke d intensively and exclusively in watercolor for the first time\, followed b y painting en plein air\, experimentation with the iPhone\, iPad d rawings\, oil paintings on a grand scale\, and digital movies.

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David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition builds on the success of a re cent exhibition organized by the Royal Academy of Arts in London\, but enco mpasses a much larger scope\, and includes many portraits\, still lifes\, a nd landscapes. In addition to watercolors\, charcoals\, oil paintings\, and works in other media\, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will also be the first to exhibit and publish The Arrival of Spring in 2013 (twenty thirteen). This work consists of 25 charcoal drawings\, finished in M ay of this year\, and has been described by Hockney as capturing &ldquo\;th e bleakness of the winter and its exciting transformation to the summer.&rd quo\;

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David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition includes so me of Hockney&rsquo\;s grandest works both in terms of size and concept\, s uch as The Bigger Message\, his 30-canvas re-working of Claude Lor rain&rsquo\;s The Sermon on the Mount. Also included are more inti mate works\, like the artist&rsquo\;s portraits depicting friends\, colleag ues\, and family members. These reveal the artist&rsquo\;s personal and int imate relationships\, and illustrate a particularly tender understanding of his sitters. Hockney's most recent portraits&mdash\;done in charcoal&mdash \;will be exhibited and published for the first time by the Fine Arts Museu ms of San Francisco. \;

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This exhibition highlights Hockne y&rsquo\;s ability to engage with&mdash\;and gain mastery of&mdash\;a wide variety of tools and media. Works range from simple pencil drawings on pape r\, to Bigger Yosemite\, five drawings created on the iPad that ca pture the majesty of the American West. &ldquo\;Like an artist alchemist\, in one minute Hockney uses a fancy digital device to make a colorful iPad d rawing\; in the next he shows us that he is one of our greatest draftsmen b y rendering an exactingly detailed charcoal drawing of a forest scene in Ea st Yorkshire\,&rdquo\; notes Richard Benefield\, deputy director of the Fin e Arts Museums of San Francisco\, and organizer of the exhibition. \;

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Also worthy of special mention are the exhibition&rsquo\;s &ld quo\;Cubist movies.&rdquo\; These are made using as many as 18 separate dig ital cameras\, mounted on a grid and recording the action simultaneously\, resulting in a movie with as many as 18 perspectives. In making them\, Hock ney has addressed a challenge first taken up by Picasso: How to display mul tiple perspectives in one work of art. \;

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Over a career l asting more than 60 years\, David Hockney has consistently displayed a pass ion\, as Lawrence Wechsler writes in his essay for the exhibition catalog\, &ldquo\;to look deeper and see more.&rdquo\; David Hockney: A Bigger E xhibition displays the artist&rsquo\;s constantly searching curiosity\ , his desire to always move forward\, and his unique genius for seeing. &ld quo\;The de Young is thrilled to bring this major exhibition of David Hockn ey&rsquo\;s work to a U.S. museum\,&rdquo\; says Benefield. &ldquo\;It&rsqu o\;s clear from the pace at which Hockney continues to produce such importa nt work&mdash\;and the fearless nature of his innovation&mdash\;that he has conceded nothing to his 76 years.&rdquo\; \;

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Exhibition Organizati on

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The exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of S an Francisco in collaboration with the artist. The exhibition is curated an d designed by Gregory Evans. Director&rsquo\;s Circle: David Davies and Jac k Weeden\, Bequest of Dr. Charles L. Dibble\, The Michael Taylor Trust\, an d Diane B. Wilsey. Curator&rsquo\;s Circle: Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue \, and Ray and Dagmar Dolby. Patron&rsquo\;s Circle: Hope Shuttleworth Hern don. Media Sponsor: San Francisco Magazine. \;

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Exhibition Catalogue

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The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue\, David Ho ckney: A Bigger Exhibition\, published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Published on the occasion of this major exhibition at the de Yo ung Museum in San Francisco\, and produced in collaboration with the artist &rsquo\;s studio\, the catalogue is filled with a lavish selection of recen t work and rare in-progress photographs. It showcases one of the most diver se and prolific chapters in David Hockney&rsquo\;s career\, and is replete with fascinating discoveries of a consummate artist at work. \;< /p>\n

Hardcover $65/$58.50 members\; softcover $45/$40.50 members.< /p> DTEND:20140120 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131026 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Bigger Exhibition\, David Hockney UID:298085 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131026T171500 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131026T093000 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Bigger Exhibition\, David Hockney UID:298086 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Presenting new work by three artists\, \;Work in Pr ogress: Considering Utopia \;encourages museum visitors to conside r the concept of utopia both in a Jewish context and from a contemporary pe rspective that emphasizes community and participation. Two videos and five photographs by Oded Hirsch feature members of the artist's kibbutz engaging in communal activities. Ohad Meromi's striking sculptural installation ins pired by the Chadar Ochel [dining hall] of the kibbutz encourages discussio ns about the meaning of utopia today\, and Elisheva Biernoff's interactive magnet painting allows visitors to construct their own utopian vista. \;

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Oded Hirsch and O had Meromi\, whose work is being shown in a West Coast art museum for the f irst time\, are both New York-based Israeli artists with personal connectio ns to kibbutzim and a common interest in channeling the collective energy a nd participatory nature of the kibbutz model in their work\, while also ref lecting on declining idealism. San Francisco-based artist Elisheva Biernoff 's interest lies in the importance of human action in the ongoing quest for utopia. This is reflected in the commissioned work she has created specifi cally for this exhibition that invites visitor participation. \;

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Elisheva Biernoff (born 1 980) has been commissioned to create a work specifically for the exhibition . \;The Tools Are in Your Hands \;is a magnetic wall paint ing of an Edenic pastoral scene. Visitors choose from hundreds of magnets t o build their own utopian vistas on the wall. Another new Biernoff work\,&n bsp\;Approaching Utopia\, will be visible through the window facin g Yerba Buena Lane\, offering a glimpse into the exhibition to an audience outside the Museum's walls. In this mural\, an allegorical figure of utopia is surrounded by flags representing both historical and contemporary activ ist movements-the Earth Day flag\, the Woman's Suffrage flag\, and more.

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Supporters \;

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The Ko ret and Taube Foundations are the Lead Supporters of the 2012/13 exhibition season.

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DTEND:20140120 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131003 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Work in Progress: Considering Utopia \, ODED HIRSCH\, Ohad Meromi\, Elisheva Biernoff UID:291247 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131003T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131003T130000 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Work in Progress: Considering Utopia \, Elisheva Biernoff\, ODED HI RSCH\, Ohad Meromi UID:291248 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In conjunction with \;Work in P rogress: Considering Utopia\, this exhibition explores and celebra tes the kibbutz as it starts its second century. To Build and be Built: Kibbutz History focuses on the growth and development of these unique communities which helped create the infrastructure and culture of the Stat e of Israel\, and which are now transforming themselves as Israel becomes i ncreasingly urban and capitalistic. The influence of the kibbutz on nationa l and Bay Area culture&mdash\;including many summer camps\, youth movements \, and &ldquo\;intentional communities&rdquo\;&mdash\;is also addressed.

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Tanned\, confiden t\, and physically fit&mdash\;the kibbutznik became the symbol of contemporary Israeli culture in the early part of the twentieth century. Is rael&rsquo\;s kibbutzim\, collective farms rooted in socialist and agrarian communal ideals\, helped create the infrastructure and culture of the State of Israel\, produced a disproportionate number of political and military leaders from the 1920s through the 1960s\, and came to define the pioneer generation of Israelis.

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A new exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) explores the influe nce and history of the kibbutz on Jewish life. To Build &\; Be Built: Kibbutz History traces the growth and development of these unique communities through photographic images\, ephemera\, sound\, moving images\, and interpretive text. It presents a concise overview of the histo ry of the kibbutz movement in Israel\, from the early settlements of 1909 to the present day. It also looks at the transformation of the kibbutz as Israel has become increasingly urban and modernized\, and t he movement&rsquo\;s influence on American and Bay Area Jewish life.

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The Koret and Taube Foundations are the Lead Supporters of the 2012/13 ex hibition season.

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DTEND:20140120 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131003 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:To Build and be Built: Kibbutz History UID:291249 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131003T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131003T130000 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:To Build and be Built: Kibbutz History UID:291250 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Work in Progress: Considering Utopia presents new w ork by three contemporary Jewish artists&mdash\; Elisheva Biernoff\, Oded H irsch\, and Ohad Meromi&mdash\;that offer new meditations on the idea of ut opia.

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Oded Hirsch and Ohad Meromi\, whose work is being shown in a West Coast art museum for the first time\, are both New York-based Israeli artists with personal connections to kibbutzim\, collective farms rooted in socialist and agrarian communal ideals popular in Israel in the e arly part of the twentieth century. Hirsch and Meromi share a common intere st in channeling the collective energy and participatory nature of the kibbutz model in their work. Hirsch&rsquo\;s critically acclaimed vide o works\, filmed on the kibbutz in the Jordan Valley where the art ist grew up\, will be shown as well as several photographs from his new ser ies\, The Tractor. Meromi contributes an ambitious\, new installat ion titled 1967 (the year of the artist&rsquo\;s birth) that offer s a nuanced interpretation of utopia through the prisms of past and future. San Francisco-based artist Elisheva Biernoff&rsquo\;s interest lies in the importance of human action in the ongoing quest for utopia. This is reflec ted in the commissioned work she has created specifically for this exhibiti on\, a magnetic wall painting that invites visitors to build their own utop ian vistas.

DTEND:20140120 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131003 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Work in Progress: Considering Utopia\, Ohad Meromi\, ODED HIRSCH\, Elisheva Biernoff UID:298370 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131002T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131002T180000 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Work in Progress: Considering Utopia\, Elisheva Biernoff\, ODED HIR SCH\, Ohad Meromi UID:298371 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Four receptions\, January 4\, 11\, 18 and 25

DTEND:20140125 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20140104 GEO:37.7635592;-122.2441396 LOCATION:Alameda Museum\,2324 Alameda Avenue \nAlameda\, CA 94501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artists Embassy International\, “Inspiration and Collaboration!” UID:316226 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140125T150000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20140125T130000 GEO:37.7635592;-122.2441396 LOCATION:Alameda Museum\,2324 Alameda Avenue \nAlameda\, CA 94501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artists Embassy International\, “Inspiration and Collaboration!” UID:316227 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140125 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20140104 GEO:37.7889453;-122.4053056 LOCATION:John Berggruen Gallery\,228 Grant Ave. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Year Show 2014 UID:315637 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Fresh work in a variety of media by Kala's community of artists!\n

Artists affiliated with Kala Art Insti tute will be exhibiting their work at the Kala Gallery from December 12\, 2 013 through January 25\, 2014. The exhibition reflects the diverse Kala com munity with a juried exhibition of prints\, photographs\, paintings\, drawi ngs\, videos\, mixed media works\, and sculpture. A reception will be held on Thursday\, December 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The Kala Artists&rsquo\; An nual exhibition is generously supported with a grant from the Zellerbach Fa mily Foundation.

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*Holiday Closure s: December 24 &ndash\; January 6

DTEND:20140125 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131212 GEO:37.8523369;-122.2868193 LOCATION:Kala Art Institute\,2990 San Pablo Avenue \nBerkeley\, CA 94702 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kala Artists' Annual/Fresh Work UID:308131 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131212T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T192927 DTSTART:20131212T180000 GEO:37.8523369;-122.2868193 LOCATION:Kala Art Institute\,2990 San Pablo Avenue \nBerkeley\, CA 94702 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kala Artists' Annual/Fresh Work UID:308132 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR