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111 Minna Proudly Presents\, \;Lexis Rubenis Solo Exhibition \;| Zappa Gallery |

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Lexis Rubenis&rsquo\; art aesthetic is a mix of surreal ism and abstract art with an allure that is often compared to staring into a dream or a magnificent skyline of city. Having grown up within the San Fr ancisco Bay Area street art scene in the late 1990&rsquo\;s\, Lexis&rsquo\; initially only practiced in this style before moving into his current appr oach of making his art forms. Employed more than a decade at several art sp ecialty shops\, he progressed his color techniques with acrylic paints and inks and honed his daringly unique style further. Despite senior criticism from intensely conservative areas\, he continued producing according to his &lsquo\;new world&rsquo\; vision and focused on his future demographic. Th is would later yield greater success in the long run for him. The style tha t he calls &ldquo\;subconscious imagery\,&rdquo\; works off the idea to mak e entirely new shapes\, which often end up containing appearances of untrac eable memories.

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Having studied the street of its graffiti and having com pleted various fine art classes at the San Francisco Academy of Art\, his s kill as a visual artist has sharpened but for the most part his own techniq ues are kept secret. \; Lexis has exhibited his work in various galleri es and venues in San Francisco\, San Jose\, Los Angeles\, and Berlin.

DTEND:20131123 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131101 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Subconscious Imagery\, Lexis Rubenis UID:297010 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131101T220000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131101T170000 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Subconscious Imagery\, Lexis Rubenis UID:297011 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

SAN FRANCISCO\, CA &ndash\; 1AM is pleased to present\, &ldquo\; Connotations&rdquo\;\, opening on October 18th\, from 6:30 &ndash\; 9:30 PM \, &ldquo\;Connotations&rdquo\; will showcase works inspired by tattoo art by Jesico\, Tony Duong\, and Mark Heredia. Expect to see colorful adaptatio ns of traditional and non-traditional tattoo designs as well as complex\, m ix-and-match compositions showcasing tattoo iconography from around the glo be.

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&lsquo\;&ldquo\;Connotations&rdquo\;&rsquo\; is a cha nce to revel in Tattoo relevance&rdquo\; says Bay Area Native\, Jesico. For these three artists\, Tattoo is about endless study and first hand experie nce so that it becomes second nature. The compositions in &ldquo\;Connotati ons&rdquo\; reveal the artists&rsquo\; devotion to studying the great artis ts before them and preserving Tattoo as an art from. In the words of Jesico \, &lsquo\;&ldquo\;Connotations&rdquo\; pays homage to the repetition\, cre ativity\, intrigue and wanderlust that is Tattoo.&rsquo\;

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Over the course of the last decade\, Jesico traveled around the world piec ing together bits of knowledge passed down from greater artists in order to develop his own cohesive style. Jesico has designed tattoos and produced a rt from Japan to Switzerland\, and now resides here in the Bay Area making tattoos full-time. Tony Duong and Mark Heredia are tattoo artists at Hold F ast Studio in Redwood City. Both artists work diligently\, honing their cra ft while making their mark in shops all around California.

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For more information\, visit www.1AMGallery.com. If you have any question s or would like to request a preview catalog\, please email maya@1AMSF.com.

DTEND:20131123 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131018 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM Gallery\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Connotations\, Jesico\, Tony Duong\, Mark Heredia UID:301142 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131018T213000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131018T183000 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM Gallery\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Connotations\, Tony Duong\, Mark Heredia\, Jesico UID:301143 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

BODYworks showcases recent figurative sculpture in wood\, ceramic\, bronze\, re sin\, concrete and steel by ten sculptors. Featured artists include Emil Al zamora\, Dina Angel-Wing\, Curt Brill\, Tyler Burton\, Mark Chatterley\, Ca role Feuerman\, Frances Semple\, Peter Schifrin\, Carol Schwartz and Judith Stewart.

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The gallery welcomes Judith Stewart with three bronzes and one major clay work. Stewa rt\, who received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from the Uni versity of Illinois\, turned to sculpture after she moved to Arizona in 199 1 from Pensacola\, FL\, where she taught painting at the University of West Florida. In her sculptures\, Stewart appears to follow a very deliberate p rocess to decide when to use detailed likeness and where to let features fa ll away\, yet she describes her intense collaboration with the material in these comments about clay: &ldquo\;It is uniquely responsive while being ha ndled\, offering up wonderful happenings which are impossible to plan or an ticipate.  \;It seems a generous partner in art making.&rdquo\;

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In the bronze Stepper II\, a young woman steps forward both deliberately and with caution\, entering life as s he is still creating herself\, gathering strength and assurance. The painte rly patina accentuates the freshness of Stewart&rsquo\;s approach to surfac e: everything resolved\, but nothing concluded.

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New York-based Carole Feuerman is widely recogn ized as one of the world's most prominent hyperrealist sculptors. Her human istic figurative sculptures are in many important public and private collec tions worldwide and have shown at major museums\, including The Metropolita n Museum of Art in New York\, The State Hermitage in St. Petersburg\, Russi a and the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence\, Italy. In this recent piece from he r Swimmer series\, Balance Bust\,Feuerman began with a life cast o f a model\, which she reproduced in resin and painted with dozens of layers of oil paint to achieve much more than the true color of flesh: the very i mpression of its presence.

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Architect- turned-sculptor Carol Schwartz is presenting two new portr aits of children carved from laminated pieces of wood. Their polychromatic\ , textured surfaces exude a vibrant energy while their expression is soft a nd pensive. Schwartz states\, &ldquo\;When I began sculpting\, I wanted to depart from geometric forms and use soft materials to explore the human fig ure. I quickly realized that I missed building. I now use drawing and build ing techniques that are familiar to me. My work is a continuous process of adding and taking away\, and acts as a metaphor for our growth as human bei ngs.&rdquo\;

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Also included are recent wall-hung groupings and individual pieces in ceramic\, bronze or resin by New York sculptor Emil Alzamora\; bronze and steel figures in architectonic settings by Dina Angel-Wing\; a series of bronze maquettes by Curt Brill\; white ceramic work by Tyler Burton\; Mark Chatterley&rsquo\;s abstracted f igures in his new bronze-like glazes\; pedestal size figures in concrete by Frances Semple\; and Peter Schifrin&rsquo\;s bronzes with a silver nitrate patina in his Wings series\, part of his &ldquo\;Silver Lining Mother F*ck er&rdquo\; series. \;

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Abo ut a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite

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A new leaf gallery | sculpturesite is Northern California&rsquo\;s only gallery dedicated entirely to modern and contempor ary fine art sculpture\, representing over fifty mid-career to internationa lly renowned artists. The gallery is located at Cornerstone Sonoma\, at the gateway to the Sonoma and Napa wine countries. Cornerstone Sonoma is locat ed minutes from the Sonoma Plaza and 45 minutes north of the Golden Gate Br idge.

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SculptureWALK is the gallery&rs quo\;s latest creation: a sculpture garden showcasing over sixty free stand ing\, monumental\, kinetic\, and water sculptures throughout the Cornerston e garden complex. Curator-led tours are available by appointment.

DTEND:20131222 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131006 GEO:38.291859;-122.4580356 LOCATION:a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite\,At Cornerstone Sonoma 23588 A rnold Drive (Highway 121)\nSonoma\, CA 95476 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BODYworks\, Emil Alzamora\, Dina Angel-Wing\, Curt Brill\, Tyler Bu rton\, Mark Chatterley\, Carole Feuerman\, Frances Semple\, Peter Schifrin\ , Carol Schwartz\, Judith Stewart UID:296206 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131006T160000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131006T140000 GEO:38.291859;-122.4580356 LOCATION:a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite\,At Cornerstone Sonoma 23588 A rnold Drive (Highway 121)\nSonoma\, CA 95476 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BODYworks\, Emil Alzamora\, Dina Angel-Wing\, Curt Brill\, Tyler Bu rton\, Mark Chatterley\, Carole Feuerman\, Peter Schifrin\, Carol Schwartz\ , Frances Semple\, Judith Stewart UID:296207 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Altman Siegel is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Jessica Dickinson. \; This is the New York based painter's first exhibition with the gallery and in San Francisco.

The e xhibition consists of three paintings accompanied by large works on paper. Dickinson's abstract paintings are layered over an extended period of time through repeated additive and subtractive procedures with oil on a plaster like surface. Events of marking\, scraping\, covering\, cutting into and re vealing are compressed as the paintings unfold actions of chance\, change\, and intention over time. The mixed media works on paper offer contrast thr ough their differing material processes\, incorporating the index of time\, pressure\, and marks formed beneath and between the peripheral activities of making the paintings. Dickinson's decelerated works have the feeling of exposed surfaces moving through different states\, where matter asserts its elf as something impenetrable while at the same time vulnerable.
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This exhibition is titled 'Of-'\, expressing the relationship between parts\, understanding that nothing can be fully seen or known at on ce. This speaks of the connections between the works\, but also the process of looking at each piece individually as they shift according to distance\ , closeness\, and oblique angles. Oscillating between atmosphere and hard m atter\, the works follow sensations of an unfolding thought process examini ng an idea\, emotion\, or situation in it's various conflicting dimensions over time. Moving through the works is the sense of a space that alters bet ween being an obstruction\, veil\, threshold or opening. These works presen t the residue of past marks\, decisions\, and attempts at breaching the sur face\, while at the same time beginning to delineate the present and future .  \;The title 'Of-' also lets the works rest in states of being "of" s omething - of physical matter\, of subject\, of vision\, of process\, of ti me - never a whole in itself but "connected with\, taken from\, made from\, relating to\, affected by". \; \; \;

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- Jessic a Dickinson

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Jessica Dickinson (b. 1975\, St. Paul\, MN) live s and works in Brooklyn\, New York. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Aca demy of Art in 1999 and her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1 997. Recent solo exhibitions include David Petersen Gallery\, Minneapolis ( 2013)\; Maisterravalbuena\, Madrid (2012)\; and James Fuentes\, NY (2011\, 2009). Numerous group exhibitions include Eleni Koroneou Gallery\, Athens\; BiennaleOnline2013\, selection by Nancy Spector\; \;Painting from the Z abludowicz Collection: Painting in the 2.5th Dimension \;at The Zabludo wicz Collection\, London\; \;Come Through \;at Sikkema Jenkins\, NY \; and \;Besides\, With\, Against\, and Yet: Abstraction and The Ready Made Gesture \;at The Kitchen\, NY\, curated by Debra Singer.

DTEND:20131221 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131107 GEO:37.7878527;-122.4043529 LOCATION:Altman Siegel Gallery\,49 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Of-\, Jessica Dickinson UID:303484 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131107T193000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131107T173000 GEO:37.7878527;-122.4043529 LOCATION:Altman Siegel Gallery\,49 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Of-\, Jessica Dickinson UID:303485 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Contact: Jenn ifer Draughon

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Andrea Schwartz Gallery

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545 4th St reet\, San Francisco\, CA 94107

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415.495.2090 &ndash\; Phone

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415.495.2094 &ndash\; Fax

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jennifer@asgallery.com

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www.asgal lery.com

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Tom Bolles and And rew Burgess

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October 16 &ndash\; November 15\, 2013

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Opening Reception: Wednesday\, October 16\, 2013\ , 5:30 - 7:30 PM

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Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition featuring new paintings by Tom Bolles and Andrew Burgess opening Wednesday\, October 16\, 2013.

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In his new series\, Binary\, To m Bolles blends computer-generated work and his characteristic style of min imal color field painting. \; When viewed up close the surfaces of this new series exposes a network of thousands of tiny 0&rsquo\;s and 1&rsquo\; s. \; Bolles uses this binary vocabulary as an acknowledgement of our i ncreasingly digital world\, where technology\, like all tools\, has both ad vantages and limitations \;

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My paintings explore a bstraction through the form of architectural space. \; \; \;&nb sp\; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;  \; \; \;  \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;  \; \;&nbs p\; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;  \; \;& nbsp\; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;  \;  \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;  \;&n bsp\; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;  \ ; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; &nb sp\; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;  \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;  \;  \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;&n bsp\;  \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \ ; \;  \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;&nb sp\; \; --Andrew Burgess

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Andrew Burgess combines his love of abstract painting and his interest in architectural spaces to create wor ks that blur the line between representational and abstraction. \; His urban panoramas and cityscapes explore abstraction through the geometric pa tterns and color blocks formed by rooftops and buildings. \;

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An drea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South o f Market district of San Francisco in our new gallery space located at 545 &ndash\; 4th Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-caree r artists from the Bay Area and across the country. \; ASG is a member of SFADA. \; Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5\, Saturday by appo intment. For further information and materials please contact Jennifer Drau ghon at 415-495-2090 or jennifer@asgallery.com. \; Additional informati on may also be found on our website\, www.asgallery.com. Thank you

DTEND:20131115 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131016 GEO:37.7790823;-122.397524 LOCATION:Andrea Schwartz Gallery\,545 4th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tom Bolles and Andrew Burgess\, Tom Bolles\, Andrew Burgess UID:301571 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131016T193000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131016T173000 GEO:37.7790823;-122.397524 LOCATION:Andrea Schwartz Gallery\,545 4th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tom Bolles and Andrew Burgess\, Tom Bolles\, Andrew Burgess UID:301572 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The legendary illustrator and fine artist\, Barron Storey\, returns to A nno Domini for his fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Having lost seve ral people close to him to suicide: mother\, her brother\, ex-wife\, and cl ose friend\, Storey began asking others: &ldquo\;Did you know anyone who co mmitted suicide?&rdquo\; So many did. Storey made drawings of each one in h is journals&hellip\;.pages and pages of them. The resulting art works on ca nvas are poignant\, beautifully expressed moments of deep despair and the s truggle to understand &ldquo\;why?&rdquo\;.

An illustrator\, graphic novelist\, fine artist and not ed educator\, Barron Storey has created award-winning artworks for the cove rs and pages of Time\, National Geographic\, \;SaturdayReview\, and The Sandman: Endless Nights\, among many others including the cover of the cla ssic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1980 edition.) His artwork s are held in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum\, the Am erican Museum of Natural History\, and Smithsonian&rsquo\;s National Portra it Gallery.

Storey resid es in San Francisco\, CA and is a professor at California College of the Ar ts and San Jose State University.

Special music performances throughout the evening by \;Freya Seeburger \;(cello) &\;Giovanna Hutchison \;(soprano).

Artist's Reception: \;Friday\, October 4\, 2013 from 7&ndash\;11pm \;RSVP

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PLEA SE NOTE our Holiday Schedule:

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CLOSED: DEC 3rd&ndash\;9th

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OPEN: DEC 10th&ndash\;14th
This is the clo sing week for Barron Storey &\; Megan Diddie exhibitions.

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CLOSED: DEC 17th through holiday season

DTEND:20131214 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131004 GEO:37.3305872;-121.8862658 LOCATION:Anno Domini\,366 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Suicide\, Barron Storey UID:300373 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131004T230000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131004T190000 GEO:37.3305872;-121.8862658 LOCATION:Anno Domini\,366 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Suicide\, Barron Storey UID:300374 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
Breathing up from the ocean
To touch the tree co vered mountains
To rain on the forest floors
The Fog blanket ed our vision&hellip\;

N ow see a car\, a pelican flapping by the windshield
Now see the bramble wrap around the leg
< span style="font-size: small\;">Now a thousand legs pounding out paths
Now the forms recoil\, the surf sl aps the rock

Phrases mes hing images of plants
into hal f useful shapes:
A basket wall ed on three sides\,
A shawl fr aying violently at the end\, becoming two
In air\, Bougainvillea vines behind
A curtain of chimes\, pushed by wind
Clanging against their wills

Images held\, Images remembered
< span style="font-size: small\;">Now see Flowers in the phone
Winding through the Fog hung coastal range
Now trammelling ahead in Flatne ss
At rest.

~poem by Tim Hogan
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Megan Diddie returns to Anno Domini for her second solo exhibition featuring a n ew series of works. Having grown up in California but now living in the mid west\, Diddie's perception of the California landscape has changed. What wa s once familiar is now peculiar as distance\, memory and comparisons to new environments change her perspective of her home state.

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CLOSED: DEC 3rd&ndash\;9th

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OPEN: DEC 10th&ndash\;14th
This is the closing week for Barron Storey &\ ; Megan Diddie exhibitions.

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CLOSED: DEC 17th through holiday season

DTEND:20131214 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131101 GEO:37.3305872;-121.8862658 LOCATION:Anno Domini\,366 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Wind Whips the Palm Fronds\, Megan Diddie UID:305101 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131101T230000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131101T190000 GEO:37.3305872;-121.8862658 LOCATION:Anno Domini\,366 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Wind Whips the Palm Fronds\, Megan Diddie UID:305102 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20131115 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20130913 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Associate Artists Showcase\, Aurthur Comings\, Gregg Jabs\, Stuart Wagner UID:296096 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130913T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20130913T170000 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Associate Artists Showcase\, Aurthur Comings\, Gregg Jabs\, Stuart Wagner UID:296097 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

My work refers to Brazilian travels\, specifically along the Amazon Rive r Basin. Naturalistic forms resembling beehives\, vertebrae\, cocoons\, ant hills\, plant forms and insects are spread across the surface of the work. My palette is often subdued beneath a layer of darkness\, suggesting myster y. The work transcribes a memory of objects and impressions of what was see n and felt. Brazil and the Amazon River Basin have been the subject and ins piration for my work for more than twenty-five years. The Amazon River is a n apt metaphor for the act of churning up remembered objects and sights\, g athered while traveling along its rough course. In its flow\, the river boi ls an object to the surface only to swallow it up again to resurface later. These impressions are a memory of the river bound on both sides by a high\ , dark jungle\; foreboding and beautiful. \;

DTEND:20131122 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131025 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dialogues with Nature\, Bob Nugent UID:302813 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131108T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131108T170000 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dialogues with Nature\, Bob Nugent UID:302814 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Ellie Barrett Wilder is interested in \;stream of consciousness.&nbs p\;Used in literature\, and experimented with at length by \;the Dadais ts and Surrealists\, it&rsquo\;s a time-honored \;tradition\, offering a sense \;of freedom for the artist. Throughout \;our lives we&rsqu o\;re compelled to make sense\, to be \;organized\, straightforward\, p redictable\, and to get the \;story straight. Formal \;aesthetics d emands structure \;and order. In her work\, Wilder expresses \;free ly using images\, symbols\, color\, texture\, and form\, with layers of spa ce and light. \;This style of expression brings \;with it an invita tion to meaning. The \;narrative then \;follows the act\, as it oft en does in life.

DTEND:20131207 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131108 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Ellie Barrett Wilder UID:306305 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131108T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131108T170000 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Ellie Barrett Wilder UID:306306 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

A self-acknowledged Dirt Diva\, Anita MacAleavey explores the plant worl d and takes high-resolution digital photographs of whatever plant material inspires her imagination. Working with these images\, she transforms them i nto intricate\, exquisitely detailed abstracts.

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Subtly sheened canvas is the material of choice for print\, using archival inks. You are invited to come\, share\, and enjoy! \;

DTEND:20131207 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131108 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Collection of Exquisite Abstract Horicutural Prints\, Anita MacAl eavey UID:306308 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131108T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131108T170000 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Collection of Exquisite Abstract Horicutural Prints\, Anita MacAl eavey UID:306309 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sales of works benefit the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks and Art Wo rks Downtown. \;Starting bids at half price.

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Artwork by Art Works Downtown Artists

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Grea t Deals.  \;Great Causes.

DTEND:20131207 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131108 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gift Shopping Silent Auction Preview UID:306310 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131108T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131108T170000 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gift Shopping Silent Auction Preview UID:306311 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Our bodies are moving canvases \; the orna­\;ments we wear are seen from different angles\, in bright s un and evening shadows\, at simple gatherings and fancy events. While jewel ry often proclaims the wealth and status of its owner\, each object can als o tell other stories. These are stories of the cycle of life&mdash\;engagem ents\, weddings\, births\, deaths. Jewelry can function as a talisman\, enc apsulating our wishes for protection or hopes for prosperity.

On view in gallery 11 of the Southeast Asian galleries (October 20\, 2012&nda sh\;August 3\, 2014) is a remarkable selection of jewelry from the James an d Elaine Connell Collection. After donating their collection of Thai cerami cs to the Asian Art Museum in 1989\, the Connells began collect­\;ing je welry\, selecting rare objects from a wide range of Southeast Asian culture s. The forty-one pieces of jewelry on display\, which were recently donated to the museum\, come primarily from Indonesia but also include examples fr om the Philippines\, Malaysia\, and Burma.

Ancient Indian texts describe a region called \;Suvarnadvipa \;(&ldquo\;Golden Island&rdquo\; or &ldquo\;Golden Peninsula&rdquo\;)\, a term thought by man y to des­\;ignate the Indonesian islands\, particularly Sumatra. Sumatra is rich in gold deposits that were exported throughout the archipelago. Go ld has long been treasured for its luster\, malleabil­\;ity\, and resist ance to corrosion. In many of these island cultures\, gold was associated w ith the sun and with the ancestral deities.

While many of the ob jects on display are gold\, other materials were also used for ornamentatio n. Bells\, beads\, bones\, beaks&mdash\;Southeast Asians made jewelry from a vast array of materials\, both imported and local. Traditions of jewelry making are especially rich among the peoples of Mindanao Island and the Luz on highlands of the Philippines and a case in the display exhibits objects from these regions.

The jewelry of neighboring regions (or even within an area) can be dramatically varied\, including both strikingly bold forms and objects finely crafted with intricate detail. Certain shapes\, l ike the omega-shape &Omega\;\, spread across thousands of miles and are lin ked to notions of female fertility. Other forms\, like the huge plate-shape d gold chest ornaments called \;piring mas \;(gold plates) \, are found only in a small number of eastern Indonesian islands.

Most of the objects on display most likely date from 1800-1900\, but it is possible some are much older. Jewelry of these types is no longer made i n many of these regions\, although heirlooms are still kept\, treasured\, a nd worn on ceremonial occasions. As a group these objects illustrate the gr eat diversity of techniques\, materials and functions of jewelry made by so me of the many distinct cultural societies of Southeast Asia.

DTEND:20140803 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20121020 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Art of Adornment: Southeast Asian Jewelry from the Jamea and Elaine Connell Collection UID:308760 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
Some of the Bay Area&rsquo\;s most exci ting contemporary artists respond to the question: what is Asia?\n
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A sian influences are pervasive in U. S. culture\, perhaps nowhere more so than in the Bay Area. But we each enco unter Asia differently&mdash\;some have the intimacy of lineage\, while oth ers might have little awareness. In Proximities\, a three-part exh ibition\, a multiplicity of perspectives comes together at the museum\, wit h works that stimulate dialogue around individual ideas about Asia. Proximities 1: What Time Is It There? (May 24&ndash\;July 21) presents themes related to landscape\, imagined a nd real. Proximities 2: Knowing Me\, Knowing You examines Asia as seen through family and community (Oct 11&ndash\;Dec 8). \;Proximit ies 3: Import/Export considers trade and commerce (Dec 20\, 2013­\; &ndash\;Feb 23\, 2014).
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This exhibition is curated by Glen Helfa nd\, an independent writer\, critic\, curator\, and educator.

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In Grand Style: Celebrations in Korean Art \;explores the i mportance and cultural significance of celebrations during Korea&rsquo\;s J oseon dynasty.

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Much of today&rsquo\;s Kore an culture derives from the traditions of the Joseon Dynasty (1392&ndash\;1 910)\, when observations of milestones&mdash\;birthdays\, weddings\, promot ions&mdash\;followed elaborate protocols. In Grand Style explores the art of celebrations during this era\, featuring over 100 exquisite artw orks from Korea including paintings of royal banquets\, a royal throne\, a king&rsquo\;s palanquin\, and other national treasures on view in the U.S. for the first time.
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DTEND:20140112 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131025 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:In Grand Style: Celebrations in Korean Art UID:298071 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131025T170000 DTSTAMP:20140828T125709 DTSTART:20131025T100000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:In Grand Style: Celebrations in Korean Art UID:298072 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Carved Brush showcases works by acclaimed Chinese artist Qi Baish. Born into a poor farming family and coming of age during China&rsqu o\;s century of civil strife\, Baishi became the most widely recognized Chi nese artist of his time. His distinctly modern art broke through class and cultural barriers through use of expressive &ldquo\;carved&rdquo\; brushwor k. Qi Baishi&rsquo\;s art is the ideal gateway through which art lovers of any class or culture can learn about the millennia-old tradition of Chinese brush painting.

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Born into a poor farming family and coming of age dur ing China&rsquo\;s century of civil strife\, Qi Baishi rose to become one o f the most widely recognized Chinese artists of his time. His distinctly mo dern art broke through class and cultural barriers through use of expressiv e &ldquo\;carved&rdquo\; brushwork\, juxtaposition of vibrant colors agains t deep and rich ink tones\, economy in form and composition\, and selection of emotionally resonant subject matter. He is credited with transforming t he brush art of China&rsquo\;s educated elite into a more universal art for m\, appreciated by people of all social backgrounds. Qi Baishi&rsquo\;s pai ntings featured rugged\, expressive brushwork based on his practice of the related arts of brush-written calligraphy and seal carving&mdash\;the art o f carving characters in stone. Can you spot the relation between his callig raphy and seal carving\, and the &ldquo\;carved&rdquo\; brushwork in his pa intings?

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Much as a poet strives to communicate deep meanin g with few words\, Qi Baishi simplified his rendering of his subjects to a minimum number of brush touches. In this way\, he integrated representation al elements with abstraction in an attempt to capture the spiritual essence of his subjects.

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