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Fouladi Projects is very pleased to present a solo exhibitio n of paintings on canvas and paper by Bay Area artist\, Gail Tarantino. In this newest series\, Tarantino continues to explore her fascination with th e ways in which language is perceived and constructs an innovative method o f utilizing words as material for her art practice. The works in &ldquo\;Ha nd Written&rdquo\; are inspired by letters of appreciation she has composed to a handful of scientists\, naturalists and curiosity seekers. Each lette r of every word from her penned missives are then translated into a colored dot\, and an abstracted version is created. The paintings remain reminisce nt of the familiar format of handwritten letters\, but the textual content has been replaced by undecipherable yet deeply satisfying visual poetry.

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 \;Gail Tarantino is an artist who works fluidly in many mediums\ , focusing primarily on painting\, printmaking\, and photography. She is al so a committed and inspiring children&rsquo\;s art educator. She lives and works in Emeryville\, CA.

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 \;Exhibition runs May 1st &ndash\; June 5th\, 2015.

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For more information and/or i mages contact \;holly@fouladiprojects.com

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 \;Fouladi Projects 1803 Marke t St. \; San Francisco\, CA 94103

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415-621-2535  \;fouladiprojects.com

DTEND:20150605 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150428 GEO:37.7719101;-122.4232744 LOCATION:fouladi projects\,1803 Market St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:"Hand Written" New Work by Gail Tarantino\, Gail Tarantino UID:381053 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150501T200000 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150501T180000 GEO:37.7719101;-122.4232744 LOCATION:fouladi projects\,1803 Market St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:"Hand Written" New Work by Gail Tarantino\, Gail Tarantino UID:381054 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Drawing its title from a painting by the late Carlos Villa\, this roundtable conversation will ruminate on the aesthetics and ethics of contemporary Filipino American art in the Bay Area. As one of the first si tes of Filipino settlement in the United States&mdash\;and a place where Fi lipinos have long fought to remain&mdash\;San Francisco is an unusually fer tile ground for Filipino/American artists and performers to hone and exhibi t their craft.

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From the fight to save the International Hotel (an S RO housing elderly Filipino and Chinese men) from demolition in the 1970s\, to the ongoing crises in housing and higher education\, Filipino American cultural workers have continued to play a central role in inciting social c hange in the city. The methods and forms through which they do that\, howev er\, have taken very different form from what is generally understood as th e genre of &ldquo\;protest art.&rdquo\; In bringing together a small group of San Francisco-based artists\, art educators\, and cultural workers\, we will consider the state of art making in the city and discuss how new direc tions in Filipino American art are redefining notions of identity and commu nity across the canvas\, in the black box and in the streets. \;

\n< p>This program is organized and moderated by Thea Quiray Tagle\, in convers ation with artists Jenifer K. Wofford\, Eliza Barrios\, Michael Arcega\, Ce ce Carpio and Lordy Rodriguez.

DTEND:20150521T200000 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150521T190000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: The State of the State: Contemporary Filipino /American Art in the Bay Area \, Jenifer K. Wofford\, Eliza Barrios\, Michael Arcega\, CeCe Car pio\, Lordy Rodriguez. UID:380969 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Come to view MILDRED HOWARD : SPIRIT &\; MATTER and then stay to hear DON FARNSWORTH and MILDRED HOWARD in dialogue!

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Don Far nsworth of Magnolia Editions will speak with Mildred Howard about their wor king process in innovative printmaking projects.

DTEND:20150419T153000 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150419T140000 GEO:37.9380309;-122.3443344 LOCATION:Richmond Art Center\,2540 Barrett Ave. \nRichmond\, CA 94804 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Don Farnsworth - MAGNIFYING MAGNOLIA and MILDRED\, Mildred Howard\, Don Farnsworth UID:380964 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sophia Allison and Leanne Lee: Passage

ICA Front Windows

May 31st to October 31st

Sophia Allison and L eanne Lee: Passage ICA Front Windows Passage by Sophia Allison and Leanne L ee is composed of used coffee filters that have been dried\, ironed\, color treated and stitched together into organic forms. The artists arrange the forms into clusters to create an installation reminiscent of a floral envir onment. Allison is known for her paper and textile pieces often inspired by the landscape in her home state of North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mount ains. Lee creates highly-detailed paintings that produce multidimensional e ffects and are poised between painting and sculpture. For Passage\, the art ists intermixed stained coffee filters and hand-drawn patterns on torn rice paper. In addition to the botanical imagery found in both artists&rsquo\; individual oeuvre\, the piece references landscapes from Allison&rsquo\;s w ork as well as Korean symbols and motifs common in Lee&rsquo\;s work. Passa ge was originally installed for the Department of Cultural Affairs at the L os Angeles International Airport (LAX). The installation was on view at LAX from 2012 to 2013 as part of the Los Angeles World Airport Art Program. Bo th artists live and work in Los Angeles.

For more information\, visit our website: http://sjica.org/detail.html?eid=1115

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RayKo Photograp hy Exhibition

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Explores the lives of gender-creative children

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You Are You

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Photographs by Lindsay Morris \;

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 \; \; \; \; \; \;  \; \; \; \; \; RayKo Photo Center is proud to pres ent the work of Lindsay Morris and celebrate the release of her new monogra ph.You Are You documents an annual weekend summer camp for gender nonconforming children and their families. This camp offers a temporary saf e haven where children can freely express their interpretations of gender a longside their parents and siblings without feeling the need to look over t heir shoulders.

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In 2007 Lindsay Morris \;started attending camp with a loved one. It was with a great deal of courage in 2012\, that the c amp parents and children agreed to have selected images published as the co ver story of the \;New York Times Magazine. This started what we all agreed was a very i mportant and timely dialogue in a public forum. Since then this story has b een published in France\, Italy\, Germany\, Israel\, Australia and Eastern Europe\, demonstrating a global interest in the predicament of gender-indep endent youth. \;

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By sharing this unique story\, Morris intends to reach beyond the confines of the camp to contribute to a dialogue about the crucial role that support plays in the lives of gender-creative childre n. A lack of understanding of gender identity and the ways in which these c hildren express themselves often leads to discrimination. Through these ima ges the viewer will experience something different: a groundbreaking\, hear t-opening place that serves as the backdrop for this important moment in hi story. Where the first gender creative childhood is being freely expressed.

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Come meet Lindsay Morris on May 14th at RayKo Photo Cen ter and see her truly moving photographs and be one of the first to get a s igned copy of her newly released monograph\, You Are You.

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About RayKo

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RayKo Photo Ce nter &\; Gallery \;is a comprehensive photographic facility \, located near the Yerba Buena Arts District\, with resources for anyone w ith a passion for photography. Established in the early 1990&rsquo\;s\, Ray Ko Photo Center has grown to become one of San Francisco&rsquo\;s most belo ved photography darkroom spaces\; it includes traditional b&\;w\, color and alternative process labs as well as a state-of-the-art digital departme nt\, a professional rental studio\, galleries\, and the Photographer&rsquo\ ;s Marketplace &ndash\; a retail space promoting the work of regional artis ts. RayKo also has San Francisco&rsquo\;s 1st \;Art*O*Mat ve nding machine and a vintage 1947 black &\; white Auto-Photo Booth and a retail store that sells all types of used film cameras\, from view cameras to Leicas to a build-your-own Nikon station. Everything you need to make an y type of photograph!

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RayKo Gallery \;serves to advance public appreciation of photography and create opp ortunities for regional\, national and international artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers 1600 square feet of exhibition spa ce and the Photographer&rsquo\;s Marketplace\, which encourages the collect ion of artwork by making it accessible to collectors of all levels. \;R ayKo also has an artist-in-residence program to further support artists in the development of their photographic projects and ideas.

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RayKo Photo Center &\; Gallery

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428 Thir d Street

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San Francisco\, CA 94107

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415-495-3773 (ph)

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Tuesday-Thursday: 10-10 pm\, Friday-Sunday: 10-8 pm\, Monday: close d

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San Diego-based artist Margaret Noble creates interdisciplin ary work including sound\, sculpture\, installation and performance art. He r workexplores themes such as memory\, dream\, history\, science fiction\, identity and semiotics.
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For ICA Live! on Friday\, May 1\, Noble will present three sound sculptures with which visitors are invited to interact. To make the pieces\, Noble used a filing box filled with index cards rigged with individual audio\; an old leather suitcase with interior compartments that emit sound when uncovered\; and a hand-activated music b ox - each of which Noble has fashioned into what she calls &ldquo\;resonati ng objects.&rdquo\; By cranking knobs\, lifting lids\, and pressing buttons \, the objects will produce various sounds. &ldquo\;I use found objects\, c onstruct new objects and design sounds to activate spaces\, reference histo ry and pose questions about perception\,&rdquo\; says Noble.
 \;Noble received an MFA in Sound Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago\, and a BA in Philosophy from University of California\, San Di ego. Her solo exhibitions have been featured at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Ohrenloch der Geä\;uschladen Sound Gallery in Berlin. In 2014\, Noble was awarded first place in the Musicworks Magazine electronic music composition competition.

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Ever Gold Gallery is proud to present Let&rsquo\;s Go All Th e Way\, an exhibition of new textile works by Ben Venom. Let&rsquo\;s Go Al l The Way is the artist&rsquo\;s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Wo rking with repurposed materials\, Venom combines the often menacing and com bative countercultural imagery of biker gangs\, metal music and the occult with the comforts of domesticity in a series of quilts and textile-based wo rks. Through this collision of traditional quilting techniques and aestheti cs tied to the fringes of society\, Venom re-envisions the narrative of con temporary materials and examines the possibility for a new interpretation o f American folk craft.

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In this new body of work\, V enom includes an experimental selection of materials\, incorporating goatsk in\, bandanas\, and canvas alongside his staple heavy metal t-shirts. Soari ng eagles\, charging tigers\, and bloodstained knives confront the viewer i n five large works\, pushing these over-the-top icons and themes into a lar ger than life experience. Works like Once Bitten Twice Shy playfully refere nce 1980s metal culture with its white denim and leather construction\, whi le Iron Fist places viewers face to face with predatory forces. It&rsquo\;s time to place your bets&hellip\; Aces High!

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Ben Ve nom graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007 with a Master of Fine Arts degree. He has recently exhibited at the National Folk Museum of Korea (Seoul)\, the Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles)\, Jona than LeVine Gallery (New York)\, Charlotte Fogh Gallery (Denmark)\, Circle Culture Gallery (Germany)\, Wolverhampton Gallery (England)\, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles). His work was included in the November 2 011 issue of Artforum Magazine\, and he was selected for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\, San Francisco. He has been interviewed on NPR: All Things Considered\, the Frame\, and Creative Mojo Radio. Venom ha s lectured at the California College of Arts\, the Frist Center for the Vis ual Arts\, Southern Graphics Council\, and the Oregon College of Art and Cr aft. During May 2015\, Venom will be the artist in residence at San Francis co&rsquo\;s de Young Museum. He is currently adjunct faculty at the San Fra ncisco Art Institute.

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Forthcoming Exhibitions:

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de Young Museum Artist in Residence

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Found / Mad e curated by Roderick Kiracofe at San Jose Quilt Museum: July 11-November 1 \, 2015

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Piece of Mind solo exhibition at Levi Strauss Museum in But tenheim\, Germany: July 25

DTEND:20150606 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150507 GEO:37.7858571;-122.4120286 LOCATION:Ever Gold Gallery\, 441 O'Farrell\nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Let's Go All The Way\, ben venom UID:380812 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150507T220000 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150507T190000 GEO:37.7858571;-122.4120286 LOCATION:Ever Gold Gallery\, 441 O'Farrell\nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Let's Go All The Way\, ben venom UID:380813 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Haines Gallery is pleased to present Based on the Hexagon: The Recent Drawings of Monir Farmanfarmaian\, the artist &rsquo\;s second solo exhibition on the West Coast. The show is being held concurrently with Farmanfarmaian&rsquo\;s critically acclaimed retrospectiv e exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (through June 3)\, which p remiered at the Fundaç\;ã\;o de Serralves&ndash\;Museu de Arte Contemporâ\;nea in Porto\, Portugal before traveling to New York.

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Focusing on Farmanfarmaian&rsquo\;s extraordinary works on p aper&mdash\;many of which use the hexagon as an essential building block&md ash\;Based on the Hexagon reveals the artist&rsquo\;s bold innovat ions in this medium\, which constitutes a significant contribution to her o euvre. With their jewel-like surfaces and intricate\, interlocking forms\, Farmanfarmaian&rsquo\;s works on paper combine the sacred geometry of her n ative Iranian culture with the modernist abstraction of the 20th century. T he result is a singular aesthetic fusion of Persian pictorial language and pristine geometry unlike any other. Now in her 90s\, Farmanfarmaian continu es to create works of dazzling intensity.

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&ldquo\;For me \,&rdquo\; Farmanfarmaian has said\, &ldquo\;everything starts with the hex agon.&rdquo\; In the Sufi traditions inflecting Persian art and architectur e\, the hexagon has many meanings. Its six sides can be representative of t he directions: forward\, backward\, right\, left\, up and down\; as well as the six virtues: generosity\, self-discipline\, patience\, determination\, insight and compassion. The hexagon is often the basis for both the floral and geometric patterning in media that range from religious mosaics to wov en textiles. The multifaceted nature of the hexagon&rsquo\;s symbolism is r eflected in the works presented here\, produced between 2008 and 2015\, whi ch incorporate ink\, glitter\, colored pencil\, carefully cut mirrors\, and reverse-glass painting to create kaleidoscopic compositions. Interlocking and concentric circles also figure prominently in some of these pieces\, re turning us to the foundation of Monir&rsquo\;s earliest abstract sculptures from the mid-1970s. At once meditative and dynamic\, expressive and analyt ic\, her latest drawings reveal Farmanfarmaian to be at the peak of her car eer. \;

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 \;As the artist Shirin Neshat has obser ved\, &ldquo\;Monir&rsquo\;s enduring appeal stems from her ability to navi gate and find a balance between traditionalism and the avant-garde\, past a nd present\, the rooted and the nomadic. Her art\, wisdom\, strength\, humi lity\, and vigorous energy have earned her a legacy that will continue to p revail over time.&rdquo\; The curator Hans Ulrich Obrist has called Farmanf armaian\, &ldquo\;A role model for the artist of the twenty-first century.& rdquo\;

DTEND:20150627 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150507 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Haines Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 540\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Based on the Hexagon: The Recent Drawings of Monir Farmanfarmaian\, Monir Farmanfarmaian UID:380716 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150507T193000 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150507T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Haines Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 540\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Based on the Hexagon: The Recent Drawings of Monir Farmanfarmaian\, Monir Farmanfarmaian UID:380717 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

FFDG is pleased to present Mex ico City-based visual artist Favio aka 'Curiot' in his second solo show at FFDG entitled &ldquo\;Down the Rabbit Hole with Neon Lights&rdquo\; featuri ng \;a \;new series of colorful and vibrant acrylic paintings on ca nvas. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday\, March 27th (6-9pm). Th e artist will be present. The show runs through April 18th.

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In this multi-layered show\, viewers are initially g reeted with a visually entertaining journey of a creature that becomes curi ous of the source of raining souls\, a common element in Curiot&rsquo\;s wo rk. Getting as close as possible to the vortex of souls\, the creature is s ucked in and sent to the strangest land\, a virtual consequence to his mudd led days in the past. \;Next\, the work draws inspiration from the rapi d pace of technology\, various social problems\, and how our environment ca n therefore take a hard hit\, showing the future as uncertain\, almost fogg y in a way\, where you can see figures and objects popping up without being able to positively identify them. \; This body of work is driven by th e sense of transition we can find ourselves in\; half of it shows a slight entanglement with nature while the other half is testing the waters of a vi rtual realm.

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Curiot&rsquo\;s colorful paintings\, featuring mythic al half-animal half-human figures and scenes\, which allude to Mexican trad itions (geometric designs\, Day of the Dead styles\, myths and legends\, tr ibal elements)\, are rendered in precise detail with a mixture of highly vi brant yet complementary colors. \;Inspired \;from Pre-Hispanic cult ures\, nature and urban contemporaneity\, the artist explores the relations hip between man and nature.

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Favio earned his B.F.A from the Univer sidad Michoacana de S.N. Hidalgo in 2008. His paintings have been exhibited in diverse solo and group venues including: Cirlcle Culture Gallery\, Feca l Face\, Thinkspace Gallery\, Fifty24MX\, BMW Museum\, CCBorder\, Scope Art Fair\, Stroke\, among others.

DTEND:20150418 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150327 GEO:37.7607034;-122.4191473 LOCATION:Fecal Face Dot Gallery\,2277 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 941 10 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Down the Rabbit Hole With Neon Lights\, Curiot UID:380397 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150523 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150521 GEO:38.577094;-121.505959 LOCATION:Crocker Art Museum\,216 O Street \nSacramento\, California 95814 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:"Big Names\, Small Art"\, ROGER WEIK UID:380356 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150521T210000 DTSTAMP:20150418T042405 DTSTART:20150521T180000 GEO:38.577094;-121.505959 LOCATION:Crocker Art Museum\,216 O Street \nSacramento\, California 95814 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:"Big Names\, Small Art"\, ROGER WEIK UID:380357 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR