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Artist reception an d walkthrough July 23\, 2-4pm

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&ldquo\;I never wanted to be a poet\; it chose me\, I didn&rsquo\;t ch oose it\; one becomes a poet almost against one&rsquo\;s will\, certainly a gainst one&rsquo\;s better judgement. I wanted to be a painter\, but from t he age of 10 these damn poems kept coming. Perhaps one of these days they w ill leave me alone and I can get back to painting.&rdquo\; -Lawrence Ferlin ghetti

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Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibitio n of paintings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Artist\, writer\, publisher\, acti vist\, and San Francisco legend\, Ferlinghetti has been painting with the e ye of a poet for over six decades. Throughout his career in literature and decades long affair with the written and spoken word\, Ferlinghetti has mai ntained a visual art practice charged with his spirit\, political convictio ns\, 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 Fran cisco Renaissance\, and has been a social and environmental activist and ad vocate of his adopted home of San Francisco since moving here in 1951.

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This collection of works looks at Ferlinghetti&rsquo\;s world of love a nd war\, and the images are at once haunting and hopeful. The recurring mot ifs he uses &ndash\; water\, birds\, text\, the human form &ndash\; are int ricately linked to his life and experiences\, and together move with beauti ful fluidity.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born in New York in 1919. H e attended the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina\, C hapel Hill and earned a M.A. at Columbia University and a doctorate in lite rature at the University of Paris. During the Second World War he spent fou r years on U.S. Navy ships and commanded a U.S. Navy sub chaser at the Norm andy invasion\, and saw Nagasaki six weeks after the atomic bomb had been d ropped. He first started making visual art while living in Paris in the lat e 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 Lig hts Bookstore in 1953. His work has been exhibited both nationally and inte rnationally\, including a 2010 retrospective at the Museo di Roma in Traste vere\, Italy\, and will be featured in an upcoming group exhibition at Cent re Pompidou in Paris. His works are in the collections of the Smithsonian M useum of American Arts and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. He lives and works in San Francisco.

DTEND:20160820 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160708 GEO:37.754252;-122.389381 LOCATION:Rena Bransten Gallery\,1275 Minnesota Street #210\nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Love & War \, Lawrence Ferlinghetti UID:422378 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160723T160000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160723T140000 GEO:37.754252;-122.389381 LOCATION:Rena Bransten Gallery\,1275 Minnesota Street #210\nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Love & War \, Lawrence Ferlinghetti UID:422379 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

oin us for the culmination of the 2016 Mission Voices Summer program!

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Southern Exposure's Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is a FREE four-week inte nsive 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 B ay Area youth and six professional artists to develop an art exhibition in SoEx's large Mission-district gallery.

DTEND:20160813 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160804 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mission Voices Summer 2016 Final Project: My _____ is (Not) a Shape UID:422344 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160804T190000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160804T170000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mission Voices Summer 2016 Final Project: My _____ is (Not) a Shape UID:422345 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

he Robert Koch Gallery is plea sed to present Strata\, the first solo exhibition at the gallery f or French-Canadian artist Rachelle Bussiè\;res.

Blurring the lines of photography\, painting\, and sculpture\, Bussiè\;res emp loys experimental photographic processes and materials to fabricate abstrac t geomorphic images that explore time and the changing natural world. By in vestigating the transformation of photographic paper through layering mater ials in the darkroom\, her creative process mimics the earth's geological s tratification. The result is is an imaginative dialog between topographical images of the natural world and photographic materials. Much like an actio n painting\, the process ultimately defines the artwork.

Rachel le Bussiè\;res was born and raised in Quebec City\, Canada in 1986. B ussiè\;res completed her BA with Honors in Anthropology at Laval Univ ersity\, in 2011 before moving to San Francisco\, California. In 2015 Bussi è\;res earned her MFA in Photography at the San Francisco Art Institu te. She is the recipient of the 2015 Graduate Fellowship Award from the Hea dlands Center for the Arts\, California\; and the Award for Excellence from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation consecutively in 2008 and 200 9. In 2015\, she received an Honorable Mention for the Snider Prize from th e Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Bussiè\;res' work ha s been exhibited in Canada\, Spain\, Austria\, United Kingdom and in the Un ited States.

DTEND:20160903 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160707 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Robert Koch Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 550\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Strata\, Rachelle Bussières UID:422342 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160707T193000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160707T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Robert Koch Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 550\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Strata\, Rachelle Bussières UID:422343 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Robert Koch Gallery is ple ased to present Dislocation\, the second installment of the Tr ansition series by French artist Lauren Marsolier.

Marsoli er&rsquo\;s photo-montages are assembled from imagery compiled by the artis t at assorted geographical locations over spans of time and manifest surrea l non-places where evidence of human activity is simultaneously present yet are devoid of inhabitants. Her crisply composed images of buildings and ma n-made landscapes bathed in otherworldly light suggest time has seemingly b een paused. "Months or years often separate the capture of elements juxtapo sed in my landscapes\," Marsolier explains. "This approach is not unlike th at of the many painters who would make sketches at different locations to u se as reference for their future paintings." Marsolier uses her data bank o f collected imagery to construct mysterious and psychologically imbued imag es that blur the distinction between the natural and fabricated.

Of her work Marsolier additionally remarks\, "In a composite photograph\, liberated from the single point of view of indexical representation\, a ne w visual vocabulary can emerge. A subtle combination of multiple perspectiv es\, lighting sources\, and distances are used to produce disorientation in the viewer... The landscapes are ambivalent\, familiar and yet not identif iable. The work constructs an experiential bridge between self and environm ent\, blending the physical landscape with the landscape of the mind. It is a reflection of our world without being a direct representation of it." Fi ttingly\, critic George Melrod&rsquo\;s describes Marsolier&rsquo\;s work a s "existing in a limbo-like\, in-between state\, between fiction and docume nt\, between virtual and physical."

Marsolier currently lives a nd works in Los Angeles. In 2015 she was included in a panel discussion at the Tate Modern in London discussing contemporary landscape photography\, a long 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 Pho tography and the Phoenix Art Museum. Marsolier is the recipient of the 2013 Houston Center for Photography fellowship award\, which included a solo ex hibition of her work at the institution. In 2013\, she was also featured al ongside Mitch Epstein\, Robert Adams\, Simon Norfolk\, Edward Burtynsky\, a nd others\, in the London exhibition Landmark: The Fields of Photograph y\, 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 photo graphers to watch in 2013. Her 2015 monograph Transition published by Kerber Verlag received International Photography Awards 2015 First Priz e in the Fine Art Book category.

DTEND:20160903 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160707 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Robert Koch Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 550\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dislocation\, Lauren Marsolier UID:422340 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160707T193000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160707T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Robert Koch Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 550\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dislocation\, Lauren Marsolier UID:422341 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160806 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160706 GEO:37.7517368;-122.4180121 LOCATION:Ratio 3\,2831A Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Group Exhibition\, Ruth Laskey\, Ara Peterson\, Noam Rappaport UID:422338 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160706T200000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160706T180000 GEO:37.7517368;-122.4180121 LOCATION:Ratio 3\,2831A Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Group Exhibition\, Ruth Laskey\, Ara Peterson\, Noam Rappaport UID:422339 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Gallery 16 is excited to welco me Robe rt Hardgrave \;for his first solo exhibition with the gallery.  \;Robert Hardgrave has made a significant contribution to visual arts in th e Pacific Northwest for over a decade. A finalist for the 2014 Cornish Coll ege of the Arts Neddy Award in Painting and nominee for the 2014 Portland A rt Museum&rsquo\;s Contemporary Northwest Arts Awards\, Hardgrave has exhib ited in numerous solo and group shows in Seattle\, Los Angeles\, San Franci sco\, Denver\, Chicago\, New York\, and Hamburg. Locally\, Robert is a memb er 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 current ly based in Seattle\, Washington. Please join us July 8th for the opening o f Blues Blues\, Slower than my Heart Beat\, \;6pm - 9pm.

DTEND:20160831 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160708 GEO:37.781315;-122.395443 LOCATION:Gallery 16\,501 3rd St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Blues Blues\, Slower than my Heart Beat\, Robert Hardgrave UID:422336 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160708T210000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160708T180000 GEO:37.781315;-122.395443 LOCATION:Gallery 16\,501 3rd St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Blues Blues\, Slower than my Heart Beat\, Robert Hardgrave UID:422337 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Please join us on Wednesday\, June 29th from 6 - 8 PM with photographers Jona Frank and Mimi Plumb. \;

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Jo na Frank will present her new book\, The Modern Kids (Kehrer Verla g). Beginning in 2010\, Frank has explored and photographed an amateur boxi ng club in a working class community outside Liverpool\, England. These pho tographs combine the qualities of formal portraiture with the intimacy of v iewing the sport from a woman's view. The book features an essay by artist and filmmaker Bruce Webber.

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The G irls is an ongoing project by Mimi Plumb. For the past five years\, Pl umb has been making color portraits of young women who remind her of her 19 70s suburban roots.

DTEND:20160629T200000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160629T180000 GEO:37.767964;-122.4278635 LOCATION:SF Camerawork\,1011 Market Street 2nd Floor \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artist Talk and Book Signing\, Jona Frank\, Mimi Plumb UID:422335 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160728T200000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160728T180000 GEO:37.767964;-122.4278635 LOCATION:SF Camerawork\,1011 Market Street 2nd Floor \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Juror Walkthrough: S P A C E UID:422334 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

SF Camerawork is pleased to present S P A C E\, the 2016 Annual Jurie d Exhibition\, on view from July 14 - August 20\, 2016. Featuring artists D avid Campbell\, Theresa Ganz\, Amelia Konow\, and Jacqueline Woods\, the ar twork in this exhibition presents an exploration and varied creative\, phot ographic interpretations of the concept of "space."

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David Campbell's mixed-m edia photography investigates how human beings confront the massive and inc omprehensible cosmos. By manipulating objects and images\, via strategies o f 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. \;

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Theresa Ganz's large-scale photographic installations of fictitious l andscapes address the often oppositional experiences of scale between human s and nature. Considering the metaphysical possibilities within this dynami c\, Ganz builds dense collages of large photographic prints that blur the d istinction between the spiritual and bodily experiences of the landscape.\n

Amelia Konow prints digital images fou nd in astronomy databases onto vintage gelatin silver paper\, engaging a di alogue 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. \;

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Jacqueline Wood s invokes the supernatural and otherworldly through her camera-less\, large -scale photograms. Woods focuses on the elemental relationship between ligh t and darkroom chemistry with an emphasis on process. Her works represent t he intersection of control and chaos while alluding to images of the cosmos and the mysteries of the universe. \;

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The jury for this exhibition was comprised of:
Anastasia James\,  \;Associate Curator\, The Contemporary Jewish Musuem\;
M ichael Light\, \;Artist and Bookmaker\;
Mark Murrmann\,&n bsp\;Photography Editor\, Mother Jones

DTEND:20160820 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160714 GEO:37.767964;-122.4278635 LOCATION:SF Camerawork\,1011 Market Street 2nd Floor \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:S P A C E: SF Camerawork Annual Juried Exhibition\, David Campbell\ , Theresa Ganz\, Amelia Konow\, Jacqueline Woods UID:422332 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160714T200000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160714T180000 GEO:37.767964;-122.4278635 LOCATION:SF Camerawork\,1011 Market Street 2nd Floor \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:S P A C E: SF Camerawork Annual Juried Exhibition\, David Campbell\ , Theresa Ganz\, Amelia Konow\, Jacqueline Woods UID:422333 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160827T140000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160827T130000 GEO:37.7576425;-122.3935879 LOCATION:Romer Young Gallery\,1240 22nd St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artist Talk: Jordan Reznick\, Jordan Reznick UID:422331 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160827 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160731 GEO:37.7576425;-122.3935879 LOCATION:Romer Young Gallery\,1240 22nd St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:RYG Artist in Residence\, Jordan Reznick UID:422329 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160731T170000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160731T150000 GEO:37.7576425;-122.3935879 LOCATION:Romer Young Gallery\,1240 22nd St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:RYG Artist in Residence\, Jordan Reznick UID:422330 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Romer Young Gallery is pleased to present its fourth solo exhibition with artist Amanda Curreri. There wi ll be an opening reception for the artist on Friday\, June 24\, 6-9pm.

Eff - shorthand for effigy and also short-shorthand for t he colloquial "f\," as in fuck &ndash\; leads these new works in a summonin g of states of passion\, self-possession\, and responsive activity.
< br /> While some works in the Eff series are direct tributes to ac tual individuals (track star Flo Jo\, poet/activist Adrienne Rich\, activis t/librarian Barbara Gittings)\, the works in this exhibition focus less on individuals and more on states of being. Colorfully loud and wall-based\, t he works employ textile processes such as dyeing\, printing\, masking\, pat terning\, negative and positive image construction\, garment construction a nd re-construction. Traditions of Icon painting serve as an underpinning fo r these works to be (about) ways of being in the world.

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 nostalg ia but rather by a need for models\, comrades\, and a wider understanding f or dealing with our current troubling times. Curreri's is a dialogic practi ce creating conversation between and beyond the works\, viewers\, and withi n actual and constructed feminist\, radical\, and queer historiographies.\n

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 Ci ncinnati\, OH. Curreri had her first solo museum exhibition this year at Ro chester 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 recipien t 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 indep endent art press\, Special Collections\, partnered with the art library at the University of Cincinnati and produced lovingly via Risograph. Curreri h olds 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 So ciology and Peace &\; Justice Studies. Curreri is represented by Romer Y oung Gallery in San Francisco\, CA.

DTEND:20160730 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160624 GEO:37.7576425;-122.3935879 LOCATION:Romer Young Gallery\,1240 22nd St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Eff\, Amanda Curreri UID:422327 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160624T210000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160624T180000 GEO:37.7576425;-122.3935879 LOCATION:Romer Young Gallery\,1240 22nd St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Eff\, Amanda Curreri UID:422328 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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 \;&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&rsq uo\;s better judgement. I wanted to be a painter\, but from the age of 10 t hese damn poems kept coming. Perhaps one of these days they will leave me a lone and I can get back to painting.&rdquo\; -Lawrence Ferlinghett i

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Rena Bransten Galler y is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Lawrence Ferlingh etti. Artist\, writer\, publisher\, activist\, and San Francisco legend\, F erlinghetti has been painting with the eye of a poet for over six decades. Throughout his career in literature and decades long affair with the writte n and spoken word\, Ferlinghetti has maintained a visual art practice charg ed with his spirit\, political convictions\, and humanism. Ferlinghetti&rsq uo\;s paintings possess an awareness and depth that could only have been bo rn 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 F rancisco since moving here in 1951.

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T his collection of works looks at Ferlinghetti&rsquo\;s world of love and wa r\, and the images are at once haunting and hopeful. The recurring motifs h e uses &ndash\; water\, birds\, text\, the human form &ndash\; are intricat ely linked to his life and experiences\, and together move with beautiful f luidity.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti was bo rn in New York in 1919. He attended the School of Journalism at the Univers ity of North Carolina\, Chapel Hill and earned a M.A. at Columbia Universit y and a doctorate in literature at the University of Paris. During the Seco nd World War he spent four years on U.S. Navy ships and commanded a U.S. Na vy sub chaser at the Normandy invasion\, and saw Nagasaki six weeks after t he atomic bomb had been dropped. He first started making visual art while l iving 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 195 1. He co-founded City Lights Bookstore in 1953. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally\, including a 2010 retrospective at th e 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 collect ions of the Smithsonian Museum of American Arts and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. He lives and works in San Francisco.

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Artist recept ion and walkthrough July 23\, 2-4pm

DTEND:20160820 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160708 GEO:37.754252;-122.389381 LOCATION:Rena Bransten Gallery\,1275 Minnesota Street #210\nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Love and War\, Lawrence Ferlinghetti UID:422325 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160723T160000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160723T140000 GEO:37.754252;-122.389381 LOCATION:Rena Bransten Gallery\,1275 Minnesota Street #210\nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Love and War\, Lawrence Ferlinghetti UID:422326 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160730 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160604 GEO:37.754252;-122.389381 LOCATION:Rena Bransten Gallery\,1275 Minnesota Street #210\nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Rome Room\, Candida Höfer\, Vik Muniz\, Doug Hall UID:422324 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

How I Learned to S ee: An (Ongoing) Education in Pictures\, Curated by H anya Yanagihara\, at 49 Geary Street\, brings together a varied ar ray of photographs that Yanagihara has chosen for their significance to her growth as an artist. The overarching theme is one of a writer looking deep ly at other artists&rsquo\; creative work&mdash\;specifically\, photographs &mdash\;as a process of learning and discovery.

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Hanya Yanagihara is an American novelist whose most recent book\ , A Little Life\, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize and the 2016 Baileys Prize fo r Fiction. She has been a periodic visitor to Fraenkel Gallery for 17 years . Yanagihara remarked:

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The challe nge for any artist\, in any medium\, is to find work that inspires her to r e-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 pho tographers I encountered through years of visiting Fraenkel Gallery\; the w ork here has\, in ways both direct and not\, influenced my own fiction.

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How I Learned to See is or ganized by six sections or &ldquo\;chapters&rdquo\; on the subjects of lone liness\, love\, aging\, solitude\, beauty\, and discovery. Yanagihara has s elected an idiosyncratic mix\, with iconic and less familiar works by 12 ar tists: Robert Adams\, Diane Arbus\, Elisheva Biernoff\, Harry Calla han\, Lee Friedlander\, Nan Goldin\, Katy Grannan\, Peter Hujar\, Ralph Eug ene Meatyard\, Richard Misrach\, Nicholas Nixon\, Alec Soth\, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

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Many of the works in How I Lea rned to See convey a strong emotional tone through the portrayal of ch aracter and setting. As a preface\, the exhibition begins with an early wor k by Peter Hujar\, Girl Throwing Ball\, Southbury (I)\, 1957\, whi ch depicts a girl playing in a field at a \;state facility for adults w ith intellectual disabilities.

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The fi rst chapter\, on loneliness\, features The Ba ckwards Man in his hotel room\, N.Y.C. 1961 by Diane Arbus\; a photogr aph of a desolate motel at night by Alec Soth\; Robert Adams&rsquo\;s pictu re of a solitary figure in a suburban home\; a Nicholas Nixon photograph of an AIDS patient\; and an affecting recent portrait by Katy Grannan.

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">The second section of How I Learned to See explores love\, including couples by Arb us\; erotic works by Nan Goldin\; Elisheva Biernoff&rsquo\;s painting based on a found photograph\; and two pictures from Ralph Eugene Meatyard&rsquo\ ;s Lucybelle Crater series (1970-72)\, showing pairs posing conten tedly in humorous and disfiguring masks.

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Chapter 3\, on aging\, begins with a photogra ph by Arbus of a former beauty\, heavily made up while smoking in bed ( Brenda Diana Duff Frazier\, 1938 Debutante of the Year\, at home\, Boston\, Mass. 1966). Another highlight of this section is a group of eight wo rks from Nixon&rsquo\;s series The Brown Sisters\, for which he ha s photographed his wife\, Bebe\, and her three sisters annually over the co urse of 41 years.

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The following secti on explores solitude through works by Harry Calla han\, Lee Friedlander\, and Arbus\, as well as Adams&rsquo\; celebrated pho tograph of an illuminated gas station at night (Pikes Peak\, Colorado S prings\, 1969).

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Beau ty 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 an d hair floating on the surface (Eleanor\, Chicago\, 1949)\; and a luminous work by Goldin (Pawel on the beach laughing\, Positano\, 1996).

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The exhibition concludes with a section on discovery\, continuing the thematic thread of learning about the world through pictures. The final chapter feat ures work that suggests the position of an outsider coming upon an unfamili ar subject and milieu\, including Hiroshi Sugimoto&rsquo\;s Mandrill\,< /em> 1980\, from his Diorama series\; Soth&rsquo\;s photograph of a single light bulb hanging above a mysterious clearing in the trees\; as w ell 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 shad owy background of a dense tropical forest.

DTEND:20160820 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160630 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Fraenkel Gallery\,49 Geary Street 4th floor\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:How I Learned to See: An (Ongoing) Education in Pictures\, Hiroshi Sugimoto\, Alec Soth\, Robert Adams\, Diane Arbus\, Elisheva Biernoff\, Har ry Callahan\, Lee Friedlander\, Nan Goldin\, Katy Grannan\, Peter Hujar\, R alph Eugene Meatyard\, Richard Misrach\, Nicholas Nixon UID:422322 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160630T193000 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160630T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Fraenkel Gallery\,49 Geary Street 4th floor\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:How I Learned to See: An (Ongoing) Education in Pictures\, Robert A dams\, Diane Arbus\, Elisheva Biernoff\, Harry Callahan\, Lee Friedlander\, Nan Goldin\, Katy Grannan\, Peter Hujar\, Ralph Eugene Meatyard\, Richard Misrach\, Nicholas Nixon\, Alec Soth\, Hiroshi Sugimoto UID:422323 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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FraenkelLAB is pleased to present new work by the San Fra ncisco-based British artist Richard T. Walker\, from June 3 through July 16\, 2016. Walker employs a variety of media\, including vid eo\, music\, photography\, and performance to explore and question the expe rience of the individual within the natural landscape. Featured at Fraenkel LAB will be a series of new works\, including neon sculptures\, light box i nstallations\, photographic collages\, and a single-channel video projectio n.

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Solitude\, human nature\, and dial ogue are the subjects of Richard T. Walker&rsquo\;s work. In the video an is that isn&rsquo\;t always (2015)\, the artist lies alone in the w hite sands of the New Mexico desert\, recording his thoughts about how to b egin 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 diffe rent summit. The focus moves from vast expanses of natural beauty to close- ups of unassuming rocks with simulated mountain peaks. An acoustic and elec tronic accompaniment is synchronized to the shifting views\, creating a cho reography of music and images. Ultimately\, the artist seems to abandon a s earch for meaning that can be articulated through thoughts\, sounds\, or wo rds.

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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 form s. Several other works incorporate sound elements\, in the form of keyboard s\, guitars\, microphones and amplifiers that appear to be capturing the fr equency of stones and mountains.

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Walk er&rsquo\;s work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern A rt\; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\; The Contemporary Austin\; The Times Museum\, Guangzhou\, China\; The Museum of Modern Art\, Rio de Janeiro\; an d Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam\, among other venu es. Walker has been an Irvine Fellow at the Montalvo Art Center and a resid ent at The Headlands Center for the Arts and Skowhegan School of Painting a nd Sculpture\; he also received an Artadia Award in 2009.

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FraenkelLAB\, spearheaded by Frish Brandt and Jeffrey Fraenkel\, is Fraenkel Gallery&rsquo\;s new ve nue for adventurous artwork in any medium.

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DTEND:20160716 DTSTAMP:20160701T103652 DTSTART:20160703 GEO:37.7740254;-122.4213302 LOCATION:FraenkelLAB\,1632 Market Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Contingency of an Afterthought\, Richard T. Walker UID:422321 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR