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Eleanor Harwood Gallery is pleased to present Paul Wackers: New Works\, a solo show of new paintings and works on paper by Paul Wackers . This will be the artist&rsquo\;s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery\, w here the now Brooklyn based artist began showing in 2006. Despite his move to New York almost 5 years ago\, Wackers remains an influential fixture in the Bay Area art scene\, with a style instantly recognizable to to his many fans and supporters. There will be a reception for the artist on November 8th\, from 4 to 7 pm at the Mission district gallery (1295 Alabama Street\, San Francisco\, CA 94110).

The exhibition represents a return t o Wackers&rsquo\;s more intimate still lifes\, with tableaus of potted plan ts\, mementos and personal collectables based on the objets that surround t he artist in his studio daily\, in 3 large scale works on paper and 11 pain tings and mixed media\, two dimensional works. Hints of the fantastical and playful elements usually associated with his dreamy\, disjointed landscape s and quirky display cabinets\, can be found in these new compositions. A k itschy print is amplified amidst the organic finish of the stoneware vessel s it occupies space with in &ldquo\;All of the Details Are Adding Up\,&rdqu o\; and the artist&rsquo\;s signature looping\, multicolor and texture arab esques make appearance in more than once piece\, as well has his improbable planes and flattened fields of vision.

Viewers are invited into the artist&rsquo\;s solitary studio practice via these works to bear witne ss to the objects and vantage points the inspire Wackers to paint and draw\ ; to capture not only these objects that he loves and lives with\, but arti st&rsquo\;s own impulse to create with them\, to devote countless hours and days rendering their likeness and examining their significance. On the can vas\, despite the apparent levity of their arrangement\, these real life ob jects (sometimes referred to as &lsquo\;characters&rsquo\; by the artist) r emain grounded in their actual physical existence\, the narrative of their being\, and their psychological connection to Wackers. Like a premier danse ur or an olympian\, Wackers makes it look easy\, concealing the laborious p rocess of his multi-layer painting and masking techniques that render each object individually and distinctly\, with an air of nonchalance that allows the viewer to feel as if they have discovered something for themselves.

DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141108 GEO:37.7511397;-122.4108113 LOCATION:Eleanor Harwood Gallery\,1295 Alabama Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Paul Wackers: New Works\, Paul Wackers UID:362339 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141108T190000 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141108T160000 GEO:37.7511397;-122.4108113 LOCATION:Eleanor Harwood Gallery\,1295 Alabama Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Paul Wackers: New Works\, Paul Wackers UID:362340 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join us as OMCA marks two decades of the annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration. Craft activities\, tasty food\, dance and music groups\, colorful ofrendas\, and ceremonia bring the community together fo r this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking\, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisan s for your home altar from our mercado. Visit the special exhibition Songs and Sorrows: Dias de los Muertos 20th Anniversary\, and revisit highlights from the past two decades the OMCA exhibition\, as well as new works by loc al artists\, on view in the Gallery of California Art.

Visitors will enjoy:

* Performances from Mariachi Los Halcones de Oakland (Traditional Mariachi)\, Los Cenzontles Juvenil (Balet Folklorico)\, Marim ba Ixim Tinamit (Marimba Ensemble)\, and La Misa Negra (Cumbia)
* Fami ly-friendly calavera (skull) face painting and Mexican tin art
* Torti lla and sugar skull-making demonstrations
* Festive chalk art from Cli nica de la Raza's Youth Brigade on the sidewalks around the Museum
* A rtisanal mercado in Museum garden featuring local arts and crafts vendors* A gourmet food truck market from Off the Grid highlighting the best i n local Latin and fusion cuisine (stay tuned for the full list)
* Free valet bicycle parking\, provided courtesy of Bike East Bay (formerly known as East Bay Bike Coalition)

Skip the line! This year\, get a di scount on advance ticket purchases for the Days of the Dead Community Celeb ration when you buy tickets before Friday\, October 24. Discounts include $ 5 off regular adult admission\, and $2 off Senior\, Student\, and Youth tic kets (ID required at will call).

Tickets include admission to O MCA galleries\, including the special exhibition Songs and Sorrows: Dias de los Muertos 20th Anniversary. Admission for Members is always free.
< br />OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Parking in the Museum Garage is $1 per hour with Museum validation.

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DTEND:20141026T163000 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141026T120000 GEO:37.797984;-122.261606 LOCATION:Oakland Museum of California\,1000 Oak Street \nOakland\, CA 94607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:19th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration UID:362260 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Preview Reception Saturday\, October 18\, 5-8 pm\, Fundraise r Saturday\, October 25\, 5-9 pm\; Exhibition October 18-25\, 2014

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The Berkeley Art Center invites the Bay Area community to join in the celeb ration of its largest annual event - Collect! Held on Saturday\, October 25 from 5-9 p.m.\, Collect! is a stunning exhibition and silent auction from some of the most exciting artists in the Bay Area today\, including works b y Katherine Westerhout\, Claire Colette\, Rhonda Holberton\, Rupert Garcia\ , Squeak Carnwath\, Lava Thomas\, Richard Whittaker\, Enrique Chagoya\, and more.

In addition to the works in the silent auction\, guests c an enjoy food and drinks from local vendors and get ahead of the holiday sh opping season at the pop-up shop\, including pieces from students of the Ca lifornia College of the Arts. Fans of the 1970s Shrinky Dinks will be treat ed to an exhibition of the classic arts and crafts toy\, presented by the S ession Space Collective.

The VIP reception features bites from award-winning Boulevard Restaurant\, wine from Narsai David Estates\, one-o n-one mingling with the donor artists\, and the chance to place first bids on all items in Collect!

In advance of the auction\, a special p review reception will be held on Saturday\, October 18 from 5-8 p.m.\, allo wing guests to get an early preview of the donated artwork and scout out po tential pieces to purchase prior to the main event.

All proceeds will support the Berkeley Art Center's exhibitions and public programs. Fu nds from this year's event directly support year-round programming\, includ ing Programs for Young Artists at BAC. Sponsors for this year's event inclu de Boulevard\, Flying Noir Art + Chocolate\, Freshly Cut Florist\, Hugh Gro man Catering\, Narsai David Estates\, Phil's Sliders\, and The Cheese Board Collective.

The 2014 Honorary Host Committee: Paule Anglim\, Ki m Anno\, Mayor Tom Bates\, Libby Black\, Rena Bransten\, Ruth Braunstein\, Squeak Carnwath\, Marna Clark\, Narsai David\, Ed Gilbert\, Senator Loni Ha ncock\, Jenn Lovvorn\, Richard Nagler\, Steve Oliver\, Marilyn Rinzler\, Pe ter Selz\, and Lava Thomas.

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DTEND:20141025T210000 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141025T170000 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Collect! Berkeley Art Center's Annual Auction Exhibition UID:362259 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Juried by peers\, this annual exhibition features new studen t works in video\, photography\, textiles\, metal arts\, ceramics\, sculptu re\, printmaking and more. The exhibit also displays works by second-year M .F.A. students and Leo D. Stillwell Jr.\, a watercolor and oil painter who died at age 22 in 1948.

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(Note: closed for Thanksgiving break Nov. 26&ndash\;29)

DTEND:20141204 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141112 GEO:37.7181398;-122.4863492 LOCATION:San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery\,1600 Holloway Av e SF State University Fine Arts Building\, Room 238\nSan Francisco\, CA 941 32 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The 27th Annual Leo D. Stillwell Student Exhibition\, Leo D. Stillw ell\, Students UID:362236 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141112T180000 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141112T160000 GEO:37.7181398;-122.4863492 LOCATION:San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery\,1600 Holloway Av e SF State University Fine Arts Building\, Room 238\nSan Francisco\, CA 941 32 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The 27th Annual Leo D. Stillwell Student Exhibition\, Leo D. Stillw ell\, Students UID:362237 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141104 GEO:37.803384;-122.413948 LOCATION:Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF)\,645 Chestnut Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Christopher Benson: INSIDE and OUT\, Christopher Benson UID:362159 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141106T190000 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141106T170000 GEO:37.803384;-122.413948 LOCATION:Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF)\,645 Chestnut Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Christopher Benson: INSIDE and OUT\, Christopher Benson UID:362160 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Haines Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent solo exhibitions feat uring new works by artists Binh Danh and Kota Ezawa.

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Binh Danh | This\, Then\, is San Francisco

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Binh Danh&rsquo\;s latest series of daguerreotypes foc uses on the San Francisco cityscape&mdash\;rendering scenic vistas\, sites of civic engagement\, and familiar street scenes all with the exquisite det ail that only his chosen medium can capture. This body of work is many thin gs at once: an homage to a place the artist loves\; a nod to the daguerreot ype albums by pioneering photographers like Carleton Watkins and Eadweard M uybridge\, who focused on the developing San Francisco metropolis during th e late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries\; and a politically charged effort to freeze an important moment in San Francisco&rsquo\;s history&mda sh\;a dynamic time of economic growth\, disparity and displacement. For Dan h\, the work brings together his photographic practice and lived experience \, as he revisits many sites from his formative years and bears witness to the city during a time of significant transformation. The exhibition takes its name from a 1901 poem by William Vaughn Moody called The Daguerreot ype.

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Kota Ezawa | The Aesthetics of Silence

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Kota Ezawa&rsquo\;s latest body of related works&mdash\;which includes silver gelatin prints\, light boxes and a new video installation&mdash\;focus on the protagonists of American mode rn art\, as well as the European artists who helped lay the groundwork for abstract painting. Translating historical photographic portraits of artists such as Kazmir Malevich\, \; Agnes Martin and Ad Reinhardt into his si ngularly flat\, pared-down style\, Ezawa enacts a surprising reversal\, pri nting in gelatin silver on fiber-based paper\, a process that highlights th e obdurate materiality of the photograph and transforms well-circulated ima ges into unique editions. Similarly\, his newest light boxes operate as fre estanding objects\, alluding to the minimalist objects of the depicted arti sts. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a new video installation entitled The Aesthetics of Silence. Named for an eponymous 1967 Susan Sont ag essay\, the work draws footage from the 1972 documentary Painters Pa inting\, which surveys American art movements from the 1940s to 1970s through conversations with artists\, dealers\, critics and collectors of th e period\, including Barnett Newman\, Helen Frankenthaler and Leo Castelli. Rather than giving us words\, the only audio accompanying Ezawa&rsquo\;s v ideo is ambient sound &ndash\; deep breaths\, rustling jackets and sipped w ater&ndash\;heightening the work&rsquo\;s visual impact and amplifying Sont ag&rsquo\;s claim that &ldquo\;silence remains\, inescapably\, a form of sp eech&hellip\;and an element in a dialogue.&rdquo\;

DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141106 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Haines Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 540\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibitions: Binh Danh + Kota Ezawa\, Binh Danh\, Kota Ezawa UID:362147 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141106T193000 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141106T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Haines Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 540\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibitions: Binh Danh + Kota Ezawa\, Binh Danh\, Kota Ezawa UID:362148 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce \;The Gorg eous Nothings\, an exhibition of new paintings by southern California artis t Sherie&rsquo\; Franssen. \;Franssen has long been preoccupied by abst raction&rsquo\;s power to interrogate the contours of our world\, fragmenti ng and reordering them so as to distill \;something essential about tha t world and our experiences within it. This body of work pushes Franssen&rs quo\;s interest in fragmentation&mdash\;both as an \;aesthetic and emot ional condition&mdash\;to a new level. Empty spaces and larger areas of col or &ldquo\;evoke a little resting space&rdquo\; and allow for moments of&nb sp\;pause and reflection that are hinted at but not always evident in earli er works.

These moments are presented in different ways in diffe rent paintings. The broader\, heavier\, slower-moving gestures that curl ar ound and over fields of \;color in \;Turn Blue \;(2014)&mdash\; which is itself largely coded in shades of indigo\, violet\, and lilac&mdas h\;conjure a sense of melancholy\, even loss.  \;But it&rsquo\;s a soft  \;melancholy that unexpectedly works to hearten\, soothe\, and lift th e viewer up\, as evidenced by \;A Catch in the Breath \;(2014)\, wh ich begins to the jostle \;the pieces back into place\, creating an exp erience that Franssen likens to emerging from a fog. These pieces\, however \, always remain slightly askew\; \;this is done not to frustrate but t o inspire and preserve a sense of infinite possibility. In these works\, Fr anssen is like a poet jotting down brief \;observations on random fragm ents of paper&mdash\;gorgeous nothings of the Dickinsonian variety&mdash\;a bout our world and our lives\, which are themselves \;inescapably fragm ented.

Moments of pause also structure forms that allude\, thoug h very subtly\, to the human figure in paintings such as \;The Summer W ent \;(2014). This and \;other works\, which can be thought of as & ldquo\;bather paintings\,&rdquo\; reflect an interest in &ldquo\;the evocat ive\, mutable\, and transformational nature&rdquo\; that inhabits the \ ;blue paintings. Inspired by Max Beckmann&rsquo\;s\, Joan Brown&rsquo\;s\, David Park&rsquo\;s\, Paul Cé\;zanne&rsquo\;s\, and Ernst Kirchner&rs quo\;s bathers\, Franssen&rsquo\;s own bathers are \;imbricated within shifting compositional forms and exuberant splashes of color\, which produc e vivid allusions to the vibrancy of nature. Such \;fragmentation facil itates the melding of body and environment\, opening up new ways of underst anding fullness\, presence\, and being.

Born in Torrance\, Calif ornia\, in 1952\, Sherie&rsquo\; Franssen earned her BFA in Drawing and Pai nting from California State University\, Long Beach\, in 1999. \;Her wo rk has been exhibited in museums across the country and was selected by Pet er Selz for inclusion in the 2011 show HEADS at the Dolby \;Chadwick Ga llery. Franssen has been reviewed in The San Francisco Chronicle\, Los Ange les Times\, Art Ltd.\, and New American Paintings. This will be \;Frans sen&rsquo\;s fifth solo show at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

DTEND:20150131 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141211 GEO:37.7887091;-122.405531 LOCATION:Dolby Chadwick Gallery\,210 Post Street Suite 205 \nSan Francisco\ , CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sherie' Franssen: The Gorgeous Nothings\, Sherie' Franssen UID:362103 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141211T193000 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141211T173000 GEO:37.7887091;-122.405531 LOCATION:Dolby Chadwick Gallery\,210 Post Street Suite 205 \nSan Francisco\ , CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sherie' Franssen: The Gorgeous Nothings\, Sherie' Franssen UID:362104 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141129 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141104 GEO:37.7885251;-122.4060508 LOCATION:Hespe Gallery\,251 Post Street\, Suite 210\nSan Francisco\, CA 941 08 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Hiroshi Sato UID:362047 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Talking Art

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Future Shock: The Consequences of Techno logy Consumption

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Join us for a Talking Art in association with our group exhibition Relics. From GPS navigation systems to the abunda nce of social media sites\, advancements in technology over the past decade have dramatically changed the world. They affect how we live\, how we do b usiness\, how we acquire information and how we communicate. Dozens of devi ces and formats that were once considered cutting-edge technology are now r egarded as obsolete. Many common items that were once ubiquitous have vanis hed from our lives. Typewriters\, pagers\, 8-track tapes\, walkmans\, answe ring machines\, slides and slide projectors are true relics of the past. Ho w does our society dispose of these antiquated objects of recent history? W hat is the effect of society&rsquo\;s desire to &ldquo\;upgrade&rdquo\; at every time a new technological advancement is announced?

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For more information about this exhibition\, visit our website\; http://sjica.o rg/detail.html?eid=1076

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DTEND:20150122T210000 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20150122T190000 GEO:37.3277051;-121.8841434 LOCATION:San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)\,560 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Talking Art Future Shock: The Consequences of Technology Consumptio n UID:361973 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art is pleased to present &ldquo\;Back to Isla Vista\,&rdquo\; a suite of new oil paintings b y Todd Lanam\, in his second solo exhibition at the galler y.

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With &ldquo\ ;Back to Isla Vista\,&rdquo\; Lanam continues to explore the process of pai nting as it relates to the cognitive process of memory formation and recall . \; The nominal subjects are interior and exterior spaces that remain prominent in the artist&rsquo\;s memory. The ren­\;derings of these spac es\, however\, reflect the constant shifting\, omission\, distortion\, and re-creation of visual memories within the broader context of consciousness. They strive to highlight the inherently transient nature not only of actua l places in the physical realm\, but of our personal experiences of them th at exist within us only in constantly morphing memory.

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Lanam received hi s BFA from the California College of the Arts in 2007 and MFA in Painting f rom San Francisco State University in 2011. \; In addition to solo show s at Wolfe Contemporary\, his work has been exhibited at art fairs in Miami \, New York\, and San Francisco\, and in a recent group show at Gallery Hen och in New York.

DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141107 GEO:37.790076;-122.4006891 LOCATION:Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art\,1 Sutter Street Suite 300\nSan Franci sco\, CA 94104 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Todd Lanam : New Paintings\, Todd Lanam UID:361724 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141107T200000 DTSTAMP:20141026T093452 DTSTART:20141107T170000 GEO:37.790076;-122.4006891 LOCATION:Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art\,1 Sutter Street Suite 300\nSan Franci sco\, CA 94104 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Todd Lanam : New Paintings\, Todd Lanam UID:361725 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR