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Threshold

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 \;&ldquo\;Immensity is within ourselves. It is attached to a sort of expansion of being&hellip\;. As soon as we become motionless\, we a re elsewhere\; we are dreaming in a world that is immense. Indeed\, immensi ty is the movement of motionless man.&rdquo\; 1.

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Thr eshold opens August 1\, 2014 at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary. \; I n this exhibition\, space and light are amplified and perfectly balanced in the sensibilities of artists Amy M. Ho and Kana Tanaka. Building on the ex periential work of such artists as James Turrell and Robert Irwin\, both Ho and Tanaka push at the boundaries of physical and psychological space with in the limited scale of the gallery.

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Ho&rsquo\;s installation in th e front gallery space is a departure from her usual process of projecting e nlarged images of the small maquettes that she builds. The resulting effect might illuminate a wall or ceiling with the illusion of stairways\, doors and similar architectural structures that do not otherwise exist\, and the experience is one of being physically present within a chimera\, inhabiting the imaginary. \;

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In this installation\, the original design f or the maquette is built to life-size. Rectangular frames recede inside one another in alternating black and white\, generating an optical effect of i nfinite space visible from both the exterior and interior of the gallery si multaneously.

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In a second installation by Ho\, a projected piece in an adjoining room sends the viewer through a door to the unknown. In her e xaggeration of architecture\, Ho is interested in the subtle effects of a g iven space on the psyche and how re-imagined spaces might bring the viewer into a deeper awareness of this relationship. \;

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Tanaka has cre ated installations in galleries as well as numerous public art works that s uspend crystalline glass forms and reflect ambient and natural light. Echoi ng phenomena such as rain\, snow\, ice\, condensation\, and falling or floa ting leaves\, her installations bring the soothing\, meditative quality of being outside\, inside.

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Opposite Ho&rsquo\;s work\, Tanaka&rsquo\;s installation of suspended glass droplets and orbs cascade gently from the other side of the gallery. \; The fragility and close proximity of glas s objects in a state of frozen free fall generate a sensation the artist ca lls a &lsquo\;trigger moment&rsquo\;\, a heightened awareness of the body m oving through space. \;

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Tanaka is drawn to working with glass b ecause it is a very challenging medium. &ldquo\;It&rsquo\;s important to ma ke mistakes as you work with it&hellip\;the material often leads to somethi ng unexpected\,&rdquo\; she says. Though a given piece may have a repetitiv e form\, individually each element is embedded with the folds and scars of an organic process.

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1. Gaston Bachelard\, The Poetics of Space

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-Essay by Claudia Tennyson

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DTEND:20140918 DTSTAMP:20140726T002849 DTSTART:20140801 GEO:37.812543;-122.2682623 LOCATION:Chandra Cerrito Contemporary\,480 23rd Street \nOakland\, CA 94612 -2322 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Threshold- installations by Amy M. Ho and Kana Tanaka\, Amy M. Ho\, Kana Tanaka UID:348040 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140801T200000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002849 DTSTART:20140801T180000 GEO:37.812543;-122.2682623 LOCATION:Chandra Cerrito Contemporary\,480 23rd Street \nOakland\, CA 94612 -2322 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Threshold- installations by Amy M. Ho and Kana Tanaka\, Amy M. Ho\, Kana Tanaka UID:348041 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Berkeley Art Center is thrilled to present Make Space\, a group exhibition featuring new and existing work by\, Randy Dixon\, Nancy Ivanhoe\, Tressa Pack\, Erik Parra\, Dimitra Skandali. This show challenges artists to re-contextualize their art practice with in the walls of the Berkeley Art Center\; an art space like no other in the Bay Area.

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During a time of dramatic economic and c ultural shifts in the Bay Area\, art spaces are closing\, moving and utterl y transforming in order to adapt to the changing financial and social chang es of the region. However the Berkeley Art Center is a site fixed within Li ve Oak Park in North Berkeley. What relationship does the site of the Cente r\, situated in a beautiful city park\, have to the artwork within it? How can we consider what this art space means and how it functions within the g reat arts community?

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Randy Dixon&rsquo\;s sculptures of unrealized and unrealizable houses and buildings use the language of architecture to lure us into considering how the space arou nd us is constructed. Dimitra Skandali and Nancy I vanhoe\, in addition to showing their own singular sculptures and installations\, will be collaborating on a series of line drawings\, drawn directly onto the walls\, grounds and floors of BAC\, that will follow the lines and shadows created by the trees in Live Oak Park beginning at the fr ont entrance of the building and moving throughout the gallery and out to t he sculpture garden. Tressa Pack&rsquo\;s photographs of p hotography equipment set up to light and frame an empty space creates an ee rie value system for the &lsquo\;spacelessness&rsquo\; filling up the rest of her compositions. Erik Parra will show new paintings of landscape and domestic interiors situated inside an installation of a room that could easily exist inside his paintings.

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BAC executive director\, Aimee Le Duc notes\, &ldquo\;The artists in Make S pace are confronting architecture as both subject and object. They wil l incorporate Berkeley Art Center into their installations and work &ndash\ ; including both the interior and exterior spaces of the gallery. The exhib ition is an experiment to test how physical space informs art practice.&rdq uo\;

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Conversation with Christian Frock and Megan Wilson

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Saturday\, September 20\, 4-6 PM

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Chri stian Frock and Megan Wilson will come together to talk about the recent an d rapid changes happening in the Bay Area&rsquo\;s cultural community and h ow it is effecting housing\, work spaces and art making as a whole. Moderat ed by Aimee Le Duc

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Christian L. Frock is an indepe ndent writer and curator based in the Bay Area. Frock's practice interrogat es the intersection of art\, daily life and popular culture through a consi deration of art in public spaces. Invisible Venue\, the curatorial enterpri se founded and directed by Frock since 2005\, collaborates with artists to present art in unexpected settings. Megan Wilson&n bsp\;is a visual artist based out of San Francisco. Wilson&rsquo\; s large-scale installations and public projects utilize a broad range of po p culture methodologies and aesthetics as a point of entry and engagement f or the issues she addresses conceptually. \;

DTEND:20141005 DTSTAMP:20140726T002849 DTSTART:20140823 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Make Space\, Nancy Ivanhoe\, Randy Dixon\, Tressa Pack\, erik parra \, Dimitra Skandali UID:348036 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140823T200000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002849 DTSTART:20140823T170000 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Make Space\, Randy Dixon\, Nancy Ivanhoe\, Tressa Pack\, erik parra \, Dimitra Skandali UID:348037 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Interested in applying for an Alternative Exposure grant? At tend an information session in San Francisco or Oakland to learn more about all aspects of the application process. For additional information\, inclu ding guidelines and a link to the online application\, visit: https://www.s oex.org/alternative-exposure.

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Note: Attending an i nformation session is encouraged but not required to apply for an Alternati ve Exposure grant. Information sessions are free and open to the public. No RSVP required! \;

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Generous lead support for Alternative Ex posure is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Addit ional support is provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fu nd.

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DTEND:20140811T200000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140811T183000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Alternative Exposure Round 8: AltEx Information Session #1 UID:348033 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Kala Art Institute in partnership with the San Francisco Cinem atheque present Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art.
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This series is curated and organized by Kala Fellowship Ar tist John Davis

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This is the third in a four part series taking plac e every \;Saturday \;evening in July. This unique performance serie s celebrates the release of a limited edition hand-made gatefold double LP of music paired with four DVD's of original film featuring collaborations b y: Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne\; Paul Clipson with Tashi Wada\; Lawrence Jordan with John Davis and Kerry Laitala with Ashley Bellouin &\; Ben B racken. The publication includes a 50-page booklet of writing and images bo und in a hand-made letterpress cover.

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July 26\, 7-9pm: \;

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Chris Duncan
Beige
Tooth with Collin McKelve y
Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne

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Copies of the edition of 100 publication release will be available for purchase at the four shows\, or can be purchased online \;here.  \;

DTEND:20140726T210000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140726T190000 GEO:37.8523369;-122.2868193 LOCATION:Kala Art Institute\,2990 San Pablo Avenue \nBerkeley\, CA 94702 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art\, Progra m 4 UID:347956 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

We are stoked to welcome POW! WOW! Hawaii rep\, Kamea Hadar\ , and LA graffiti pioneer\, Alex Kizu aka DEFER to 1AM Gallery for their up coming dual show &ldquo\;Paradise Lost&rdquo\; opening Thursday\, August 7t h. The collection focuses on how the modern world of urbanization has trans formed the idyllic oasis of Hawaii. There will be illustrative hyper-realis tic oil paintings along with complex multi-layered typographic works. For n ow\, we&rsquo\;ve got these lovely sneak peek photos! - See more at: http:/ /1amsf.com/2014/07/16/sneak-peek-of-paradise-lost/#sthash.55WaGWBb.dpuf

DTEND:20140829 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140807 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM Gallery\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:1AM presents "Paradise Lost" \, Kamea\, Defer UID:347920 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140807T213000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140807T183000 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM Gallery\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:1AM presents "Paradise Lost" \, Defer\, Kamea UID:347921 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

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I was invited to Conduct studio visit with S F finalists and to select artwork for the finalist exhibition. The artists where selected by Artadia's 2013 Jurors. \;

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DTEND:20130712 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20130212 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Stephen Wirtz Gallery\,49 Geary St. 3rd Flr.\nSan Francisco\, CA 9 4108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ARTADIA San Francisco 2013 Finalist Exhibition\, Zarouhie Abdalian\ , D-L Alvarez\, Tammy Rae Carland\, Paul Clipson and Jefre Cantu- Ledesma\, Liam Everett\, Suzanne Husky\, Tony Labat\, Monica Martinez\, Alicia McCar thy\, Lucy Raven UID:347918 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130212T200000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20130212T180000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Stephen Wirtz Gallery\,49 Geary St. 3rd Flr.\nSan Francisco\, CA 9 4108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ARTADIA San Francisco 2013 Finalist Exhibition\, Zarouhie Abdalian\ , D-L Alvarez\, Tammy Rae Carland\, Liam Everett\, Suzanne Husky\, Tony Lab at\, Paul Clipson and Jefre Cantu- Ledesma\, Monica Martinez\, Alicia McCar thy\, Lucy Raven UID:347919 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The opening night performances will be \;Sound perfo rmance concerning the apology \;by Emily Lacy and \;BURY M E DEEP in LOVE \;by Kevin Killian.

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On Apology&nbs p\;is an exhibition produced by the graduating class of the Graduate Progra m in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts with the support of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

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The public apology has in recent times become a widely prevalent phenomenon. Politicians\, cor porate and pop-culture figures\, from Bill Clinton to Toyota&rsquo\;s chief executives\, have openly expressed remorse for everything from minor priva te indiscretions to major corporate wrongdoings. The mechanisms for &ldquo\ ;saying sorry&rdquo\; are crafted for broad public consumption and conveyed through the mass media\, and are accordingly all-pervasive. The effectiven ess of the broadcast apology is complicated by public expectations for reco nciliation or recompense\, and the unlikelihood of these expectations being met. Despite the fact that overuse has arguably rendered the apology a ban krupt form of meaningful expression\, it persists as a means of damage cont rol\, and\, ironically perhaps\, of enshrining a kind of idealism.

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On Apology\, references Jacques Derrida&rsquo\;s 2001 essay &ldquo \;On Forgiveness\,&rdquo\; which provides an insight into views on the act of forgiving\, and the possibility of genuine forgiveness versus the comple xities of amnesty\, apology\, and contrition. Similarly\, the show itself s eeks to outline the multifaceted perspectives and exchanges of power that a re central to the formulation of apologies\, with the works navigating the integrity of sincere regret\, fraught apologies or even the absence of cont rition. It intends to question\, under what circumstances are apologies war ranted? Can one person apologize on behalf of another? Is the value of the apology contingent upon written or spoken language\, or do symbolic\, perfo rmative gestures speak louder than words? \;On Apology \;i nvestigates public and private iterations of the apology\, examining how ap ologies are formed\, their subtlety or lack thereof\, and their potential\, if any\, to accomplish real change.

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more info: \;http://www.cca.edu/calendar/2012/curatorial-practice-thesis-exhibit ion

DTEND:20120519 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20120419 GEO:37.7647373;-122.4035493 LOCATION:CCA Wattis Institute\,Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries 360 Kansas St reet (between 16th and 17th streets)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:On Apology\, Erick Beltrán\, Mark Boulos\, Keren Cytter\, Omer Fast \, Shaun Gladwell\, Ragnar Kjartansson\, Amalia Pica\, Slavs and Tatars\, D awn Weleski\, Artur Zmijewski UID:347896 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20120419T200000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20120419T180000 GEO:37.7647373;-122.4035493 LOCATION:CCA Wattis Institute\,Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries 360 Kansas St reet (between 16th and 17th streets)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:On Apology\, Erick Beltrán\, Mark Boulos\, Keren Cytter\, Omer Fast \, Shaun Gladwell\, Ragnar Kjartansson\, Amalia Pica\, Slavs and Tatars\, D awn Weleski\, Artur Zmijewski UID:347897 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

http://www.squarecylinder.com/2013/06/sf-art-fair-highlights /

DTEND:20130519 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20130516 GEO:37.7833058;-122.4176517 LOCATION:ArtPadSF Art Fair\, 601 Eddy St.\nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:painting painting\, Willie Cole\, Melissa Vandenberg\, Susanna Star r\, Christian Sampson\, Pete Schulte\, Jake Ziemann\, Peter Fox\, Ben Dowel l\, Jarrod Beck\, Jacqueline Norheim\, Clayton Colvin UID:347889 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130516T200000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20130516T180000 GEO:37.7833058;-122.4176517 LOCATION:ArtPadSF Art Fair\, 601 Eddy St.\nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:painting painting\, Jarrod Beck\, Willie Cole\, Clayton Colvin\, Be n Dowell\, Peter Fox\, Jacqueline Norheim\, Christian Sampson\, Pete Schult e\, Susanna Starr\, Melissa Vandenberg\, Jake Ziemann UID:347890 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Needles &\; Pens is pleased to present an exhibition of t he work and collection of Chicago based artist Rachel E. Foster. \; Treasury \;will be on view from October 11 &ndash\; 28 with an ope ning reception and zine launch on October 12 from 7-9:30pm.

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When Ho ward Carter first peered into Tutankhamen&rsquo\;s undisturbed tomb he coul d not imagine the wonders that awaited him. That moment! &ndash\; the momen t of discovery propels \;everything \;forward. It is how w e advance culturally\, scientifically\, and personally. It is what motivate s artists to search and create and search again. Artists are constantly dis covering and collecting information. For Foster\, the internet and books ac t as the greatest repositories for information. She harvests all of her sou rce material from these places. This allows her to have the same experience as Howard Carter &ndash\; repeated moments of discovery

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Treasu ry \;is to be a series of collaborative exhibitions taking place b etween the artist and an invited curator. The first iteration works with cu rator\, Amanda Roscoe Mayo. Physically\, the treasury is a large box and in side the box is a personal\, individualized collection. The contents that m ake up each collection are handmade artworks created by Foster\, found obje cts\, antiques\, books\, as well as instructions for wall drawings. Each bo x will act as a book\; it will have a vague narrative and all objects will convey a similar tone.

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Amanda Roscoe Mayo will blindly greet the bo x at the exhibition space and unveil the treasures inside. The curator has been invited to create the exhibition with no instruction\, guidance\, or p arameters. The artist bows out of any exhibition decisions entrusting the c urator entirely. \; The framework of the show is one of repetition\, th e artist makes a discovery\, the curator unveils that discovery\, and final ly the viewer is invited to participate in making their own connections bet ween the works and the information presented.

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The goal of the show is to create a learning space between artist\, curator\, and viewer\; where all parties get to participate in the artistic process of researching and the act of &ldquo\;taking in&rdquo\;. \; \; \;Treasury  \;aims to blur the lines between original artwork\, source material\, and the simple presentation of data. \; The artist and curator hope tha t all visitors will gain an insight into the act of collecting and creating .

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Needles &\; Pens is an emporium of zines\, books\, handmade go ods\, and an art gallery. Located in San Francisco's Mission District since 2003\, the space aims to provide an affordable place where like-minded peo ple from the community can display and sell their own homemade goods\, home -published zines\, and artwork. The shop and gallery is open daily noon &nd ash\; 7pm and is located at 3235 16th street. For more information visit ww w.needles-pens.com.

DTEND:20131028 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20131011 GEO:37.7646958;-122.4252358 LOCATION:Needles & Pens\,3253 16th St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Treasury\, Rachel E. Foster UID:347883 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131011T200000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20131011T180000 GEO:37.7646958;-122.4252358 LOCATION:Needles & Pens\,3253 16th St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Treasury\, Rachel E. Foster UID:347884 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Needles &\; Pens announces its final exhibition curated b y Amanda Roscoe Mayo. \;(Untitiled) Formalisms \;opens on November 1\, with a reception and zine launch from 7-9:00pm and performance by Benjamin Vilmain at 8:00pm. The exhibition will be on view at Needles & amp\; Pens through November 15th and features the work of Andrea Bacigalupo \, Andrew Chapman\, Clayton Colvin\, Lee Hunter &\; Pachi Giustinian\, and Erik Swanson.

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Formalism reaches far into the depths of history and art history alike. In painting the qualities are identified as line\, v alue\, color\, and texture. These elements are compositional ones that the artist may use as a tool to complete a work that is balanced and aesthetica lly readable. These compositional qualities separate content and technique from the work and are applied to other art practices such as drawing and sc ulpture. The pedagogy of formalism\, however\, is long ingrained into an ar tist&rsquo\;s training. These artists based throughout the country in Oakla nd\, New York\, Austin\, and Birmingham both resist its foundation and util ize its characteristics.

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True Formalism is rarely explored in conte mporary art to the degree it once was. This exhibition looks to the artists who sit on the edge of a practice surrounding formalist ideas and tendenci es. The notions of formalism are taught both classically and contemporaneou sly and often artists forgo or rebel the theory as it relates to art. This group of artists is reacting to the rules of this model\, but is doing so i n a way that challenges the end product. \;Andrea Bacigalupo \;has embraced the literal form. Using concrete she captures a c omplicated and intricate surface relying heavily on chance and the knowledg e that the outcome will reference certain aspects of landscape composition.  \;Andrew Chapman \;and \;Erik Swanson  \;deconstruct the practice of painting in order to allow for a more holistic approach to the medium. Their treatment of the plane harbor s enormous depth and control of the abstract visual. \;Clayton Colvin \;employs formalist ideologies to control the spatial p lane presenting the viewer with a specific experience of the image. Through careful study of process and material \;Lee hunter&rsquo\;s \;work is based in the roots of formalist design creating sustai ned small sculptures that speak both to their construction and their visual image. In collaboration\, \;Pachi Giustinian \;pa inted the interchangeable pieces allowing the objects to reach autonomy amo ng themselves. \;

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Needles &\; Pens is an emporium of zines\, books\, handmade goods\, and an art gallery. Located in San Francisco's Mi ssion District since 2003\, the space aims to provide an affordable place w here like-minded people from the community can display and sell their own h omemade goods\, home-published zines\, and artwork. The shop and gallery is open daily noon &ndash\; 7pm and is located at 3235 16th street. For more information visit \;www.needles-pens.com.

DTEND:20131115 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20131101 GEO:37.7646958;-122.4252358 LOCATION:Needles & Pens\,3253 16th St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:(Untitled) Formalisms\, Lee Hunter\, Pachi Giustinian\, Erik Shane Swanson\, Andrew Chapman\, Clayton Colvin\, Andrea Bacigalupo UID:347880 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131101T200000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20131101T180000 GEO:37.7646958;-122.4252358 LOCATION:Needles & Pens\,3253 16th St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:(Untitled) Formalisms\, Andrea Bacigalupo\, Andrew Chapman\, Clayto n Colvin\, Pachi Giustinian\, Lee Hunter\, Erik Shane Swanson UID:347881 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141004 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:37.7862859;-122.4177545 LOCATION:White Walls Gallery\,886 Geary \nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition UID:347847 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Spoke Art is pleased to present the latest solo show by Bay Area artist Matt Ritchie aka Matt136. Titled &ldquo\;Confero&rdquo\; the show is a coll ection of small hand cut wood pieces individually painted and assembled to create larger inclusive combinations. Matt&rsquo\;s new body of work pays h omage to a plethora of cultural interests and subjects from the artist&rsqu o\;s past. A child of the 1970s\, Matt&rsquo\;s work surveys an eclectic ar ray of different sub-cultures\, including everything from Battle Star Galac tica and The Micronauts to classic comic books\, video games and cartoons. His range of interests are only matched by his encyclopedic expertise on ea ch subject. Matt&rsquo\;s childhood memories serve as an endless catalogue for all-things-cool\, listening to him explain his work is like having an d ocent into a limitless underground world.

Working in his signature style\, Matt&rsquo\;s wood-cut paintings are distinct in both their small scale and crisp aesthetic. Draw ing from the bold graphic artistry of comic books and tattoo illustration\, Matt&rsquo\;s work remains steadfastly clean and minimal. Being that each piece is composed on cut wood\, the work borders on sculptural\, all while retaining the bold illustrative aesthetic that Matt cultivates.

Once a handful of themed works a re completed\, the artist encases the collection in a larger hand designed frame\, contextually emblematic of its contents. The title of the show\, &l dquo\;Confero&rdquo\;\, in Latin translates: &ldquo\;to bring together\, pu t together\, collect.&rdquo\; Acting as a cultural anthropologist\, Ritchie seeks to accumulate and document the world that he admires so dearly\, arc hiving every facet of his creative mind and energy.

For &ldquo\;Confero&rdquo\; the artist also explores notions of design and utility in everyday life. Expanding on his a lready popular wood works\, Matt designed and organized different bodies of objects within color coded frames. Each frame holds an assemblage of commo nplace objects and items\, all uniquely tied together with one universal co lor. Examining how we interact with design on a daily basis\, Matt&rsquo\;s work attempts to reveal the deeper psychology behind form and functionalit y.

A man of many skil ls\, Matt&rsquo\;s new body of work utilizes his talents as an illustrator\ , craftsman\, and all around cultural archaeologist. Working alongside the artist group\, Zerofriends\, has also had an immense influence on him. Inte racting with a group of supportive and prolific artists\, including such lu minaries as Alex Pardee and Dave Correia\, has provided Ritchie with the co ntinual influence and support needed to refine his craft and explore new wa ys of art making. The opening reception for &ldquo\;Confero&rdquo\; will ta ke place Saturday August 2nd at Spoke Art in San Francisco. The artist will be in attendance.

DTEND:20140830 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140802 GEO:37.7886215;-122.4138738 LOCATION:Spoke Art\,816 Sutter Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Confero\, Matt Ritchie UID:347844 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140802T220000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140802T180000 GEO:37.7886215;-122.4138738 LOCATION:Spoke Art\,816 Sutter Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Confero\, Matt Ritchie UID:347845 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141004 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:37.7862859;-122.4177545 LOCATION:Shooting Gallery\,886 Geary Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Pakpoom Silaphan UID:347840 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

*Jeremy Fish celebrates 20 years in San Francisco with his upcoming solo show featuring both new and old works spanning his fine art and illustrati ve career.

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Opening: \;August 15 \;(6-9pm) \;
Preview inquires: info(at)ffdg.net

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"At first glance\, Fis h's images seem to be rooted in an alternate world -- a world where gnomes travel via saddled dachshund-back and birds of all nations hatch adorned wi th the heads and hairstyles of every human stereotype imaginable. The bold\ , precise outlines give his ideas an immediate impact\, but it's the aftert aste that really cuts deep. Everything comes with a story. -Aesop Rock.
DTEND:20140906 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140815 GEO:37.7607034;-122.4191473 LOCATION:Fecal Face Dot Gallery\,2277 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 941 10 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Jeremy Fish UID:347688 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140815T210000 DTSTAMP:20140726T002850 DTSTART:20140815T180000 GEO:37.7607034;-122.4191473 LOCATION:Fecal Face Dot Gallery\,2277 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 941 10 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Jeremy Fish UID:347689 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This summer marks the 40th ann iversary of Evel Knievel's famous attempt to jump Idaho's Snake River Canyo n. \; We were blown away when we discovered that Gallery 16 owner\, art ist\, and racountour \;Griff Williams \;was a cousin of the 1970's Motorcycle Daredevil. \; Our minds were even further blown when he reve aled his collection of Evel ephemera\, some of which was given to young Gri ff by his cousin Evel. \; The collection includes home movies of the Sn ake River jump\, hospital x-rays of Evel's injuries\, and the original blue prints of Evel's famous Skycycle. \;We immediately knew that this infor mation must be shared with a larger public... which is to say\, you. And so we have brought it to our \;Bookshelf Collection Series.

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Also of equal interest and excitment are the two 8 mm home movies shot by Griff's mom and dad. \; The filmic time capsule is comprised of moments from Griff's life as a young boy growing up in 1970 's Montana. \; The home movie also contains footage of Evil's failed ju mp of the Snake River and other moments with young Griff and Evel. \; T hese two 9 min. films will be be scored and played with live synth and elec tronic accompanyment by the Bay Area's astounding \;Kelley Stoltz \ ;and \;Justin Frahm. \; An evening not to be missed...unless you ar e on vacation.

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About The Book shelf Collection Series: \; \;The series began a few years ago when \;Luke Bartels \;of \;Woodshop \;built some shelv es for our office. \; We liked them so much that we decided to use them mainly to put other people's collections on them. \; Past collection c ontributors have included Dave Eggers\, Jonathan Lethem\, Nathan Lynch\, Al lison Smith\, David Korty\, No Age\, and the Kronos Quartet.

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RECEPTION &\; SHORT FILM SCR EENING JULY 24\, 5-8:30PM

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FEATURING LIVE SCORE BY KELLEY STOLTZ &\; JUSTIN FRAHM

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Come join us for a night of ca sual conversation with the \;great artstech brains from Patatap.com\, K eezy\, and Seaquence.org making amazing things for music and visualization lovers everywhere!

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RSVP: \;www.meetup.com/ArtsTechSF/events/195069472/

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