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Artist reception Saturday\, Sept 13\, 4-6pm\, Exhibit Septem ber 13 - November 1\, 2014

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Catharine Clark Gallery presents The Flu id\, a multi-media\, immersive exhibition of new work by Chris Doyle. The e xhibit will consist of new watercolors as well as a site-specific\, multi-c hannel video and audio installation in our main gallery space. In addition\ , Doyle's video Bright Canyon\, which debuted in Times Square in New York C ity earlier this year\, will be presented in our dedicated media room. Insp ired by the environs of the Hudson River\, Doyle draws on water as a point of departure to explore the intimate implications of fluidity in our ideas\ , our bodies and the physical landscape around us.

Water-in proc ess\, medium and thematic inspiration-permeates Doyle's new body of work. T his is the artist's fourth exhibit based on The Course of Empire series\, T homas Cole's canonical depiction of the cyclical bloom and decay of human c ivilization and the natural world. Doyle's work pushes this idea further-su ggesting erasure of the distinction between man and nature and proposing in stead a continuum along which we flow. This idea is embodied in an immersiv e audio-visual installation entitled The Fluid : equal parts multi-media ar tistry and visceral/emotional experience. The project draws on the profound environmental anxiety around water\, and in turn\, on the way that tension might be encoded into representations of contemporary landscape. Projected geometric abstractions embodying various forms of water\, combined with so und composed by musician Jeremy Turner\, envelop the viewer.

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DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:37.786598;-122.400509 LOCATION:Catharine Clark Gallery\,248 Utah Street Ground Floor\nSan Francis co\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Chris Doyle |The Fluid\, Chris Doyle UID:352058 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140913T180000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140913T160000 GEO:37.786598;-122.400509 LOCATION:Catharine Clark Gallery\,248 Utah Street Ground Floor\nSan Francis co\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Chris Doyle |The Fluid\, Chris Doyle UID:352059 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Opening reception for the artist Friday\, September 5th\, 6 to 8pm\; Show on view until October 18th

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Fouladi Projects is very p leased to present another exciting solo exhibition of new multimedia works by the Italian artist extraordinaire\, Laurina Paperina. For this show\, sh e continues her irreverent parodies of celebrity\, now zeroing in on super heroes and pop culture icons. The subjects of her drawings\, animations and installations are most often merrily maimed and killed in a myriad of ridi culous ways\, executed in an earnest effort to remind us that not only are we all ultimately humans made of the same basic flesh and blood\, but also that life goes down much better with an ample helping of humor.

Laurina Paperina (which translates from Italian to English as "Little Laura Little Duck") grew up in a small town in Italy and immersed herself from a young age in an alternate universe filled with comic books\, cartoons and goofy characters. She hungrily gobbled these fantastical media forms up lik e food and they have since become an intrinsic part of her. Laurina's alter ego\, often indistinguishable from her "regular" self\, is\, in her own wo rds\, a "strange mutant with a human body and duck feet." She has exhibited extensively throughout Europe\, the USA and beyond. Her super power is her ability to create art that ameliorates the abundance of seriousness in the world and makes us smile.

For more information and/or images co ntact holly@fouladiprojects.com

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DTEND:20141018 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:37.7719101;-122.4232744 LOCATION:fouladi projects\,1803 Market St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:'Proud To Be A Hero': New work by Laurina Paperina UID:352036 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T200000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140905T180000 GEO:37.7719101;-122.4232744 LOCATION:fouladi projects\,1803 Market St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:'Proud To Be A Hero': New work by Laurina Paperina UID:352037 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

On view simultaneously at SFMOMA and the Asian Art Museum\, \;Inside Out \;is the first exhibition in the United S tates exclusively dedicated to presenting works created since 1985 by artis ts from Mainland China\, Taiwan\, and Hong Kong\, and by artists who emigra ted from China within the last decade. The exhibition was jointly organized by SFMOMA and the Asia Society\, New York\, working with guest curator Gao Minglu of Harvard University. Gary Garrels\, SFMOMA Elise S. Haas chief cu rator and curator of painting and sculpture\, and Colin Mackenzie\, assista nt director and curator of galleries at the Asia Society\, New York\, serve d as advisory curators to Mr. Gao.

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Inside Out: New Chinese Art< /a> \;is organized by the Asia Society\, New York\, and the San Francis co Museum of Modern Art\; presented in San Francisco at the San Francisco M useum of Modern Art and the Asian Art Museum.

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The \;Inside Out: New Chinese Art \;exhibition and related programs are funded with major grants from The Starr Foundation\, the National Endowment for th e Arts\, The Rockefeller Foundation\, The W. L. S. Spencer Foundation\, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Taiwan portion of this project is supported in part by the Council for Cultural Affairs (ROC).

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The presentation at SFMOMA has been made possible by The Logan Family Foundation\, the Madeleine H. Russell Fund of the Columbia Foundation\, De nnis and Shannon Wong\, Carolina Woo\, and Ann and Robert S. Fisher. Additi onal support for related education programs at SFMOMA has been provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The presentation at the Asian Art Museum has been made possible by Lew and Suzie Coleman\, F rederick L. Gordon\, Sally and Bill Hambrecht\, Vickie and Bill Johnston\, and Maura and Robert Morey. Additional support for related education and cu ltural programs at the Asian Art Museum has been provided by a grant from t he Blakemore Foundation.

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Additional support for the education progr ams at SFMOMA and the Asian Art Museum has been provided by the Information Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco and b y International Audio-Visual Communication\, Inc.

DTEND:19990601 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:19990226 GEO:37.7859357;-122.4007612 LOCATION:SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\,151 3rd St. \nSan Fra ncisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Inside Out: New Chinese Art\, Xu Bing\, Yan Binghui\, Kum Chi-keung \, Chu Chia-Hua\, Huang Chih-Yang\, HOU Chun-Ming\, Song Dong\, Wang Gongxi n\, 21st Century Group\, Long-Tailed Elephant Group\, New Analysis Group\, Wenda Gu\, Wang Guangyi\, Cai Guo-Qiang\, Hong Hao\, Zhang Huan\, Chen Hui- Chiao\, Yuan Jai\, Ma Jian\, Ren Jian\, Geng Jianyi\, Wang Jin\, Wang Jinso ng\, Wang Jun-Jieh\, Pan Xing Lei\, Fang Lijung\, Shu-Min Lin\, Ma Liuming\ , XIAO LU\, Wu Mali\, Phoebe Man (Man Ching Ying)\, Zhang Peili\, Wang Peng \, Tsong Pu\, Wen Pulin\, Shu Qun\, Southern Artists Salon\, Li Shan\, Chen Shun-Chu\, HO Siu-Kee\, Tang Song\, Lin Tian-miao\, Wang Tiande\, Wu Tien- Chang\, Fang Tu\, Liu Wei\, Fang Wei-Wen\, To Weun\, Liu Xiangdong\, Zhang Xiaogang\, Su Xinping\, Yin Xiuzhen\, Mao Xuhui\, Cao Yong\, Huang Yong Pin g\, Song Yonghong\, Song Yongping\, Tim Yu\, Zhang Yu\, Danny Ning Tsun Yun g\, Qiu Zhijie\, Wu Shan Zhuan UID:352023 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:19990226T200000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:19990226T180000 GEO:37.7859357;-122.4007612 LOCATION:SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\,151 3rd St. \nSan Fra ncisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Inside Out: New Chinese Art\, Xu Bing\, Yan Binghui\, Kum Chi-keung \, Chu Chia-Hua\, Huang Chih-Yang\, HOU Chun-Ming\, Song Dong\, Wang Gongxi n\, 21st Century Group\, Long-Tailed Elephant Group\, New Analysis Group\, Wenda Gu\, Wang Guangyi\, Cai Guo-Qiang\, Hong Hao\, Zhang Huan\, Chen Hui- Chiao\, Yuan Jai\, Ma Jian\, Ren Jian\, Geng Jianyi\, Wang Jin\, Wang Jinso ng\, Wang Jun-Jieh\, Pan Xing Lei\, Fang Lijung\, Shu-Min Lin\, Ma Liuming\ , XIAO LU\, Wu Mali\, Phoebe Man (Man Ching Ying)\, Zhang Peili\, Wang Peng \, Tsong Pu\, Wen Pulin\, Shu Qun\, Southern Artists Salon\, Li Shan\, Chen Shun-Chu\, HO Siu-Kee\, Tang Song\, Lin Tian-miao\, Wang Tiande\, Wu Tien- Chang\, Fang Tu\, Liu Wei\, Fang Wei-Wen\, To Weun\, Liu Xiangdong\, Zhang Xiaogang\, Su Xinping\, Yin Xiuzhen\, Mao Xuhui\, Cao Yong\, Huang Yong Pin g\, Song Yonghong\, Song Yongping\, Tim Yu\, Zhang Yu\, Danny Ning Tsun Yun g\, Qiu Zhijie\, Wu Shan Zhuan UID:352024 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In conjunction with his solo e xhibition \;Games Are Forbidden i n the Labyrinth\, artist Javier Té\;llez has select ed two historic films that connect to issues of confinement and dislocation present within the exhibition.

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T iticut Follies (1967) is an American documentary film directed by Fred erick Wiseman about the patient-inmates of Bridgewater State Hospital for t he criminally insane\, a correctional institution located in Bridgewater\, Massachusetts.

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Les maî\;tres fous (The Mad Masters) (1955) is a short film directed by Fr ench director and ethnologist Jean Rouch about the \;Hauka \;moveme nt\, a religious movement rooted in French Colonial Africa in which individ uals performed the military ceremonies of their occupiers.

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Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth \;i s on view in the Walter and McBean Galleries at SFAI September 9&ndash\;Dec ember 13\, 2014.

DTEND:20141120T210000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20141120T193000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Screening: Titicut Follies + Les maîtres fous (The Mad Masters)\, J avier Téllez UID:351941 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Javier Té\;llez will be in conversation with Joseph del Pesco (Kadist Art Foundation) and Hesse McGraw (SFAI) in conjunct ion with his solo exhibition\, Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth\, in the Walter and McBean Gallerie s. Their conversation will unravel issues of psychiatric confinement\, surv eillance\, and power in relation to the exhibition. Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinthis on view at SFAI September 9&ndash\;December 13\, 2 014.

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Javier Té\;llez was born in 1969 in Valencia\, Venezuela. Té\;llez&rsquo\;s work has been shown nationally and inte rnationally in major exhibitions including dOCUMENTA (13) (2012)\; Whitney Biennial\, New York (2008)\; and Venice Biennale (2003 and 2001). A retrosp ective of his work opens at Kunsthaus Zü\;rich in October 2014. He curr ently lives and works in New York.

DTEND:20140909T203000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140909T193000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artist Talk: Javier Téllez\, Javier Téllez UID:351940 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth explores psychiatric confinement\, surveillance arch itecture\, and the game of chess as strategically interrelated systems. The exhibition&rsquo\;s two major works\, Dü\;rer&rsquo\;s Rhinoceros< /em> (2010)\, and Chess (2014)\, dislocate perception through reen actments of delirium.

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Venezuelan-born artist Javier Té\;llez staged his film Dü\;rer&rsquo\;s Rhin oceros within the panopticon of Hospital Miguel Bombarda in Lisbon\, a nd collaborated with psychiatric outpatients who form the film&rsquo\;s cas t. Following Jeremy Bentham&rsquo\;s original architectural plans for a pan optic institution\, the prison housed the criminally insane\, and operated continuously from 1896 until its conversion in 2000 into a museum.

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Bombarda was the world&rsquo\;s only panoptic on prison to surround an open courtyard\, and its small cells encircled a c entral surveillance tower. Té\;llez conducted workshops with the pati ents to develop fictional everyday scenarios they enacted within the cells. These fragmented tableaux contrast with voiceovers quoting Plato&rsquo\;s Cave\, Jeremy Bentham&rsquo\;s letter on the panopticon\, Kafka&rsquo\;s sh ort story &ldquo\;The Burrow\,&rdquo\; and a patient&rsquo\;s imagined acco unt of life inside the institution.

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A taxidermy rhinoceros adds absorbing rhythm to the narrative&mdash\;during interludes between the diorama-like actions within the cells\, prisoners pu ll the animal around the courtyard perimeter. This melancholic motion refer s to Albrecht Dü\;rer&rsquo\;s famous sixteenth-century engraving of Ga nda\, the first rhinoceros to visit Europe. Ganda landed in Portugal in 151 5 as a gift to King Manuel I\, yet was re-gifted to Pope Leo X\, only to pe rish in a shipwreck en route from Portugal to Italy.

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In Chess\, Té\;llez deposes traditional ches s pieces with psychiatric implements&mdash\;intricate anatomical assemblage s resting on sample miniature beds&mdash\;to form an uncertain playing fiel d of expectant theatricality. The giant game combines disparate references to psychiatry\, art history\, literature\, and mass culture\, such as Lewis Carroll\, Bruegel the elder\, Hieronymus Bosch\, electroconvulsive treatme nt\, the Rorschach test\, the Michelin man\, and the Sharon Tate murders. T hroughout the exhibition\, Chess will be activated with historic g ames and real-time performances.

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For nearly two decades\, mental illness has served as a primary locus of Télle zʼs practice. Working in collaboration with psychiatric patients\, Té \;llez&rsquo\;s films and installations diminish stereotypes associated wit h mental illness&mdash\;as critic Michè\;le Faguet stated\, &ldquo\;[ they] engage in an ethical manner with communities of individuals who live outside the models of normative behavior that define the parameters of a ʻs aneʼ society\, but that are constantly shifting in relation to the ideologi cal structures that determine this social order.&rdquo\;

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Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth opens new spaces for play across formerly closed systems\, and inverts the power dyn amics between surveillance tower and cell.

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About the Artis t

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Javier Té\;llez was born in 1969 in Valencia\, Venezuela. Té\;llez&rsquo\;s work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues such as MoMA PS1\, New York \; ZKM\, Karlsruhe\, Germany\; Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art\, Berlin\; Museu Calouste Gulbenkian\, Lisbon\; The Power Plant\, Toronto\; Museo Rufino Tamayo\, Mexico City\; S.M.A.K.\, Municipal Museum of Contempo rary Art\, Ghent\; and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen\, Rotterdam\, The Neth erlands. His work was included in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012)\; TRACK\, Ghent (20 12)\; Lyon Biennale (2011)\; Whitney Biennial\, New York (2008)\; Manifesta \, Trento\, Italy (2008)\; Sydney Biennale (2008 and 2004)\; Yokohama Trien nale\, Japan (2001)\; and Venice Biennale (2003 and 2001). Té\;llez i s a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow (1999) and was a guest of the DAA D Artists-in-Residence Programme in Berlin 2010 to 2011. A retrospective of his work opens at Kunsthaus Zü\;rich in October 2014. He currently liv es and works in New York.

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Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth will be accompanied by a catalog ue published by Roma Publications.

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Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth at San Francisco Art Institute is co-prese nted with Kadist Art Foun dation. Chess was jointly commissioned by REDCAT\, Los Angeles\, and Kadist Art Fou ndation\, San Francisco.

DTEND:20141213 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140909 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Games are Forbidden in the Labyrinth\, Javier Téllez UID:351936 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140911T210000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140911T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Games are Forbidden in the Labyrinth\, Javier Téllez UID:351937 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Come celebrate the end of our September exhibit during the weekly Saturday Stroll:

Pieces of Oakland

People. Places. Plans.
Past. Present. Future. Photography. Cartography.

Featuring archival images &\ ; maps &\; the contemporary photography of:
Anna Quichocho Davis & bull\; Suzanne Olmos
Anne-Marie Ross &bull\; Linnea Zulch
Penda rvis Harshaw... &\; other artists ...

Exhibit Directed & \; Curated By Chelsea Wurms

DTEND:20140927T170000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140927T130000 GEO:0.0;0.0 LOCATION:Warehouse 416\,416 26th St. between Telegraph & Broadway\nOakland\ , CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Closing Reception for 'Pieces of Oakland' UID:351934 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This past summer\, the City of Oakland advanced its Specific Plans to guide future development around Wes t Oakland and Lake Merritt Station&mdash\;neighborhoods as old as the city itself.

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Pieces of Oakland ex plores the changing face of these historic neighborhoods through the eyes o f photographers\, writers\, planners\, and neighbors.

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Over seventy original photographs\, maps\, and stories rep resent diverse perspectives and locations found in both areas.

DTEND:20140927 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:0.0;0.0 LOCATION:Warehouse 416\,416 26th St. between Telegraph & Broadway\nOakland\ , CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pieces of Oakland\, Anna Quichocho Davis\, Suzanne Olmos\, Anne-Mar ie Ross\, Linnea Zulch\, Pendarvis Harshaw UID:351932 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T200000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140905T180000 GEO:0.0;0.0 LOCATION:Warehouse 416\,416 26th St. between Telegraph & Broadway\nOakland\ , CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pieces of Oakland\, Anna Quichocho Davis\, Pendarvis Harshaw\, Suza nne Olmos\, Anne-Marie Ross\, Linnea Zulch UID:351933 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141129 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140904 GEO:37.7909427;-122.4084994 LOCATION:Scott Nichols Gallery\,49 Geary St. Fourth Floor\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Women: Seeing and Being Seen UID:351929 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join us for the closing sidewa lk gathering of I wouldn't have called anyhow \, and installation by Alexander Cheves. Cheves&rsquo\;s installation engenders a sense of foreboding as a pair of rounded sculptures tries to make their way through the space where lankly\, saw-toothed objects and their prominen t shadows dominate the terrain. No resolution is implied. It is merely a sn apshot of a moment inviting interpretation. Here is your chance to hear the audience's interpretation of the piece \;by bring together  \;visu al arts and creative writing. We are thrilled to engage the general public in this dual-form exploration. With an opportunity to meet the artist and e njoy \;listening to the winners of the Storytelling Contest \;read their submissions!

DTEND:20140829T193000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140829T180000 GEO:37.778073;-122.419067 LOCATION:San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (Window Site)\,155 Grove St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Closing Sidewalk Chat\, Alexander Cheves UID:351928 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Web on the Wall. This exhibition pres ents a wide array of aesthetic points of view by artists who source images from the internet. The digital era provides artists with vast visual reposi tories such as Google\, Flickr\, eBay\, Youtube\, and Craigslist. The artis ts featured in this exhibition express their distinct creative perspectives while exploring how selection and context are transformative to their inte rnet accessed images.

For his two series Prison Map and Empire. io\, Josh Begley wrote a software program that captured fr om the web extremely high-resolution images of 4\,916 prison facilities and close to 625 military bases. Begley&rsquo\;s satellite views are at once p ainterly and abstract while dense with photographic information. Begley's w ork stimulates discussion and exposes our prison and military systems\, ent ities that are largely visually hidden.

At first glance Douglas Coupland's Bogey Man portraits and Drone Attack appear to be abstract\, Op Art paintings. These pieces question our desire to see or not see portraits of Osama bin Laden and vehicles of war. Viewed through t he technology of our cell phones\, Bogey Man becomes a bit more distinctly Osama bin Laden and the drones more recognizable. Coupland's use of numerou s googly eyes in these works are at once playful and also symbolic of the p ervasive surveillance in our society. Well-known as an author of several no vels including Generation X\, Coupland currently has a major survey of his visual work on exhibit at the Vancouver Gallery of Art.

Doug Rickard's series A New American Picture presents fresh possi bilities for street photography that is created without leaving the studio. Capturing images from Google Street Views of several different cities and states\, Rickard offers a penetrating view of indigence in the United State s. Rickard's low-resolution images are imbued with a surreal dreamlike unde rcurrent that emphasizes the psychological component of his imagery.
< br /> Berlin based artist Joachim Schmid's Zwolf Frauen is a series of portraits of twelve women who all have received the Nobel Priz e for literature. This body of work was inspired in response to Gerhard Ric hter's 48 Portraits which only included men. Schmid examines the phenomenon of recognizability of famous people by pixalating the portraits so that on ly a minimum of visual information remains\, yet the women are recognizable .

Conceptual artist Penelope Umbrico's appropr iated imagery work draws from a variety of web sources including Flickr\, e Bay\, and Craigslist. Umbrico's brightly hued geometric abstractions of her series Broken Sets were cropped from images culled from eBay posted by sel lers of broken\, powered on LCD television sets. The resulting abstractions are visual intersections of modernist formalism and commentary on the fail ure of technology

Michael Wolf's internet appr opriations explore concepts of public and private space\, anonymity and ind ividuality\, history and the contemporary human condition. Eschewing classi c views of Paris\, Wolf photographed the city through explorations using Go ogle's Street Views. By incorporating in his images\, the Google interface arrows and geometric shapes\, Michael moves the Paris of past centuries int o the 21st century. Working much like a street photographer\, Wolf maneuver ed through Google Street views\, selecting his vantage points\, cropping\, and enlarging the images\, to create new works that capture the grittiness and psyche of modern day urban life.

DTEND:20141115 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140911 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Robert Koch Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 550\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Web on the Wall\, Josh Begley\, Douglas Coupland\, Doug Rickard\, J oachim Schmid\, Penelope Umbrico\, Michael Wolf UID:351926 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140911T193000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140911T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Robert Koch Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 550\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Web on the Wall\, Josh Begley\, Douglas Coupland\, Doug Rickard\, J oachim Schmid\, Penelope Umbrico\, Michael Wolf UID:351927 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141018 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140904 GEO:37.7909427;-122.4084994 LOCATION:Gregory Lind Gallery\,49 Geary St. Fifth Floor\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Barbara Takenaga UID:351924 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140904T180000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140904T160000 GEO:37.7909427;-122.4084994 LOCATION:Gregory Lind Gallery\,49 Geary St. Fifth Floor\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Barbara Takenaga UID:351925 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Mike Davis is a modern surreal ist painter\, who currently lives and works in San Francisco\, California.< /p>\n

Possessing a multi-faceted set of int erests\, Davis began painting in 1997\, and attributes much of his inspirat ion to watching his mother pursue craft projects during his childhood\, and immersing himself in art history throughout his career. From helping his m other with activities ranging from woodworking\, hand-tooling leather\, and remodeling the family&rsquo\;s home\, to engaging with ancient art and Net herlandish painting from the Northern Renaissance\, Davis is a self-taught painter\, who continues to render complex paintings of surrealist life\, em bedded with symbols of mortality\, folly\, and hubris\, fixated within whim sical compositions.

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In addition to pa inting\, Mike Davis is a musician and woodworker as well the owner of a int ernationally-renowned tattoo shop\, Everlasting Tattoo.

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His paintings and tattoo art have been featured in many publications\, such as Juxtapoz Magazine\, Art Ltd\, Pop Surrealism: The Ri se of Underground Art\, Tatt Book: Visionaries of Tattoo and several high t raffic art blogs. Davis has tattooed an extensive list of international and celebrity clientele\, and is featured in a number of prestigious private a rt collections located throughout the United States\, Canada\, Japan\, and much of Europe.

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MIKE DAVIS Solo Show and Book Release published by LAST GASP

DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20141003 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Blind Man's Journey\, Mike Davis UID:351916 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141003T230000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20141003T170000 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Blind Man's Journey\, Mike Davis UID:351917 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

With\, &ldquo\;Passages&rdquo\ ; Wentz continues to expand on his ever developing painterly style with hum an subjects appearing center stage as they wander throughout his imaginativ e environments as willing recipients of the masterful techniques that have brought them into existence through the artists brush.

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JOHN WENTZ | Bio

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Jo hn Wentz \;was born and raised in the San Francisco the Bay Area. His i nterest in art began at the age of 6 when he first discovered Batman and Sp iderman comic books. After years of copying comics panel by panel he worked in the commercial arts as a muralist\, billboard creator and freelance ill ustrator. After learning to paint by doing airbrushed billboards\, John dec ided to pursue Fine Art and work in oils. Since then\, he has had 3 solo ex hibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally a nd internationally. His works have appeared in many publications and have w on multiple awards. John now paints full time in his studio in Vallejo\, CA .

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DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20141003 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Passages\, John Wentz UID:351914 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141003T230000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20141003T170000 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Passages\, John Wentz UID:351915 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

For the Tectonic Array exhibit ion Michael Murphy expands on his themes\, &ldquo\;Forgotten Modernism&rdqu o\; and &ldquo\;Super Sonic&rdquo\; with new original paintings and select works from these ongoing series\, often seen throughout San Francisco. Coup led with the stunning accuracy of Melissa Arendt&rsquo\;s complimentary cre ations\, 111 Minna Gallery proudly presents this pairing full of vibrant co lor and boldly balanced graphic contrasts.

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Michael Murphy

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&ldquo\;Forgotten Modernism&rdquo\; is the title of an ongoing visual expl oration of San Francisco&rsquo\;s rich catalog of modern architecture.

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Often overlooked\, Modern architecture in San Francisco has played an important role in the ongoing Modernist Moveme nt\, and this work is an attempt to acknowledge the contribution that these stunning buildings make to the visual landscape. This study now continues to grow in scope and now includes the vast modernist resources of Southern California\, and beyond.

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Using bold c olors and a stylized graphics\, I portray this architecture not as somethin g that quietly blends into a background\, but rather elevating achievements that embody the best and highest principles that Modern architecture has t o offer all of us.

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With &ldquo\;Super Sonic&rdquo\; the images represent a personal study that attempts to concu rrently synthesize several realities.

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The ultimate goal is to create a fresh\, contemporary tectonic\, while rec ognizing certain influences of mid-20th century design and cultural zeitgei st. Atomic deserts\, hovering metal ships\, roadside steel and glass\, spac e age superhighways- all come to mind.
These are purely iconic images however\, not ingredients for a nostalgic recreation of a particular style . The moods and environments are deliberately ambiguous\; it is left to the viewer to decide if they are looking at places of desolation and lonelines s or scenes of quiet solitude.

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Melissa Arendt

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As a visual artist\, Melissa Arendt is in a constant state of creation\, whether throu gh painting\, illustration or graphic design. Her work is characterized by organized clusters of colorful cells juxtaposed with technically lined penc il drawings of people\, places and things that intrigue her. She enjoys for cing images together within the clusters to create aesthetic parties. Arend t is a California native and studied graphic design at the Academy of Art U niversity in San Francisco.

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In Tectonic Array she will be exploring the idea that we are all made up of &ldquo\;star dust&rdquo\; and will vis ually be exploring and delivering imagery steeped in cosmic backdrops and c olor clad galaxies.

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DTEND:20140927 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tectonic Array\, Michael Murphy\, Melissa Arendt UID:351912 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T233000 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140905T170000 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tectonic Array\, Melissa Arendt\, Michael Murphy UID:351913 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Disruption: a popular Silicon Valley watchw ord used to characterize various strategies that displace prior technologie s and markets. To disrupt is to "break apart\, throw into disorder\, or int errupt the normal course or unity." These five clinics&mdash\;presented in the form of interactive performances\, participatory readings\, exercises\, consultations\, and group experiences&mdash\;explore the theme of disrupti on and its relationship to contemporary human networks. The series is part of Bay Area Now 7.

DTEND:20140914 DTSTAMP:20140820T112210 DTSTART:20140827 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Disruption\, Kristina Lee Podesva\, Whitney Lynn\, Amanda Curreri\, double zero (Hannah Ireland & Annie Vought)\, Lauren Marie Taylor UID:351578 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR