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Opening reception Thursday\, October 2\, 5:30-7:30pm\; Exhib ition Oct 2-31\, 10:30am-5:30pm

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In October\, Sandra Lee Gallery wil l present the second installment of its triennial juried show. The 2014 exh ibition\, Real and Surreal Part 2\, will include 38 works selected by juror Dewitt Cheng out of nearly 1\,000 works entered. The exhibition will take place from October 2-31\, 2014\, with an opening reception on Thursday\, Oc tober 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm.

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DTEND:20141031 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141002 GEO:37.7885127;-122.406031 LOCATION:Sandra Lee Gallery\,251 Post Street Suite 310\nSan Francisco \, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Real and Surreal Part 2 UID:358898 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141002T193000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141002T173000 GEO:37.7885127;-122.406031 LOCATION:Sandra Lee Gallery\,251 Post Street Suite 310\nSan Francisco \, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Real and Surreal Part 2 UID:358899 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

A tenured Professor of art at California State University Sonoma Mark Perlman has exhibited his luminous encaustic paintings in the Bay Area as well as through out the United State s over the last twenty five years. He has also exhibited at the Museum of C ontemporary Art Beijing\, The Manege Museum in St. Petersburg\, Russia\, an d the Moscow Central Museum.

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Perlman works in the medium of encaustic\, pigment mixed with hot wax the oldest fo rm of painting in civilization going back to Egyptian tombs of the Old King dom.

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The paintings are built up layer over layer to create what the artist call &ldquo\;the under belly a lumino us field of mid tone color upon which he composes his imagery ranging from organic pictoglyphic references that subtly suggest ancient cave art to sha rply geometric map like compositions.

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October 2\, 2014 5:30 - 7:30pm - Mark Perlman will be in attendanc e

DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141002 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Elins Eagles Smith Gallery\,49 Geary St Suite 520\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Work in Encaustic\, Mark Perlman UID:358881 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141002T193000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141002T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Elins Eagles Smith Gallery\,49 Geary St Suite 520\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Work in Encaustic\, Mark Perlman UID:358882 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141024 GEO:37.7576425;-122.3935879 LOCATION:Romer Young Gallery\,1240 22nd St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Pamela Jorden UID:358880 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Collect! \;is Berkeley Art Center&rsquo\;s largest annua l event featuring a stunning exhibition and silent auction with work from s ome of the most exciting Bay Area artists. Raise a glass\, enjoy delicious food\, and celebrate Berkeley Art Center by taking home some art of your ow n. \;Funds from this event directly support year-round programming\, in cluding our \;Programs for Young Artists at BAC as well as our exhibiti ons\, lectures\, workshops\, public events\, and donor artists.

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The Preview Reception for Collect! is October 18\, 5-8pm and is free and open to the public. \;Work will be on view through the date of the silent au ction\, October 25. \;Stop by BAC the week before the auction to previe w donated artwork. \;

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The Collect! Silent Auction is Saturday\, October 25\, 5-9pm. With a VIP Reception 5-6 pm and general admission 6-9p m. Tickets are $40 in advance\, $45 at the door and VIP tickets are $70 in advance\, $75 at the door. Children under the age of 18 attend for free. Ti ckets may be purchased on our website or by calling 510-644-6893. For more information visit www.berkeleyartcenter.org .

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VIP Early admission i ncludes special food and wine\, the chance to mix and mingle with donor art ists and the honorary host committee\, and time to develop your strategy to bring home your favorite artwork. \; Take advantage of &ldquo\;buy it now&rdquo\; pricing.

DTEND:20141025 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141017 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:COLLECT! Juried Exhibition and Silent Auction Fundraiser\, Matthew Felix Sun\, et al. UID:358870 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141017T210000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141017T170000 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:COLLECT! Juried Exhibition and Silent Auction Fundraiser\, et al.\, Matthew Felix Sun UID:358871 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
2014 BENEFIT AUCTION \;
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Saturday\, November 1
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Registration: \;11 AM\, Bidding: \;1 PM
Tickets: $20 in advance\, $30 at the door

Tickets may be purchased \;here.

PREVIEW EXHIBITION
October 25 - October 31\, 2014

AUCTION PREVIEW EVENT S
Artist talk with Jessica Todd Harper
October 25\, 2 PM

Reception with auctioneer Rick Wester
October 30\, 6 PM

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DTEND:20141031 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141025 GEO:37.767964;-122.4278635 LOCATION:SF Camerawork\,1011 Market Street 2nd Floor \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:2014 Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition UID:358591 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141030T200000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141030T180000 GEO:37.767964;-122.4278635 LOCATION:SF Camerawork\,1011 Market Street 2nd Floor \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:2014 Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition UID:358592 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The granddaughter of \;DC Comics Founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson\, speaks on her grandfather&rsquo\;s historical influence and pioneering vision of the Modern Comic Book Industry!

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Nicky&rs quo\;s \;Blog \;will give you more details\, images\, and a lot of hi story but come to the talk to hear even more!

DTEND:20141018T170000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141018T130000 GEO:0.0;0.0 LOCATION:Warehouse 416\,416 26th St. between Telegraph & Broadway\nOakland\ , CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Talks On DC Comic Book Founder at Art Con: Vol. 1 UID:358590 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Meet the creators of some of t he hottest independent &\; Underground Comics in the Bay Area

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&bull\; Free Comics 4 the Youth &ndash\; wh ile supplies last

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&bull\; Ra ffle Winners Announced

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C reate Your Own Comic Book Workshop facilitated by Hip Hop Comic Artist  \;Adria n Age Scott

DTEND:20141011T170000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141011T130000 GEO:0.0;0.0 LOCATION:Warehouse 416\,416 26th St. between Telegraph & Broadway\nOakland\ , CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Comic Expo Day with Oakland Art Con: Vol. 1\, Adrian Age Scott UID:358589 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Fine Art of SciFi\, S uper Heroes\, Animation\, Comics\, &\; Afro-Futuristic Stuff Like That&h ellip\;.

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Pr eview Reception \;Thursday\, October 2\, \;6-8 pm

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First Friday Public Opening Reception\, \;Friday October 3\, \;6-10 pm
W arehouse Makeshift Cocktail Bar\, DJ Styles\, Dancing\, and Art! Join the m adness of a Friday night in Uptown Oakland! \;
Every Satur day open from \;1 PM \;to 5 PM

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DTEND:20141025 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141004 GEO:0.0;0.0 LOCATION:Warehouse 416\,416 26th St. between Telegraph & Broadway\nOakland\ , CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Oakland Art Con: Vol. 1 UID:358587 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141003T220000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141003T180000 GEO:0.0;0.0 LOCATION:Warehouse 416\,416 26th St. between Telegraph & Broadway\nOakland\ , CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Oakland Art Con: Vol. 1 UID:358588 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

2 x 2 Solos: Cate White

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Curated by Nancy Mizuno Elliott

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September 30 - October 3 1\, 2014

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Artist Reception: First Friday\, October 3\, 6-8pm

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Artist Talk: Saturday\, October 25\, 2pm

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2 x 2 Solos is a series of solo exhibitions featuring new work commissioned from four accomplished emerging artists based in the Oakland/Bay Area.

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Cate W hite&rsquo\;s installation\, To Live Outside The Law You Must Be Honest \, is a collection of narrative paintings\, drawings\, sculpture and v ideo that explore the comforts and conflicts of human relationships between friends\, lovers\, families and social groups. As a white artist painting her surroundings and personal relationships in West Oakland\, themes of cla ss\, race and communication are present in her work. White&rsquo\;s visual language is vulnerable\, raw\, sincere and accessible as she relies on intu ition and emotional honesty to examine the painful and humorous problems in herent in human connection and separation.

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About the Artist : Cate White is a painter\, writer and occasional sculptor and vid eo artist whose work is characterized by a mix of humor\, sincerity and cul tural critique. After earning her Bachelor of Arts from Dominican Universit y of California in San Rafael in 1994\, White returned to her origins in th e rural back-woods of Mendocino County where she spent her twenties and ear ly thirties. She moved to San Francisco in 2002\, began to paint and receiv ed her Master of Fine Arts from John F. Kennedy University in 2012. She is the winner of the 2014-2015 Tournesol Award from Headlands Center for the A rts and is the creator of the graphic journal book series\, The Book of Life. She has lived in West Oakland for six years and makes her livin g as a landscape gardener.

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About the Curator: Nanc y Mizuno Elliott is a tenured instructor at City College of San Francisco\, where she also runs the City College Art Gallery. Most recently\, she was the Curatorial Fellow for Truman State University\, and was previously the Exhibitions Director at Richmond Art Center. Honors include a C-00 Film Gra nt\, Individual Artist Project Grant (City of Oakland)\, Alameda County Pur chase Award\, Study Abroad Fellowship\, and residencies at ComPeung (Thaila nd)\, Julia and Daivd White Artists&rsquo\; Colony (Costa Rica)\, Can Serra t (Spain)\, Ragdale (Chicago)\, Hambidge Center (Atlanta)\, Osage Arts Comm unity (Belle\, Missouri)\, and the de Young Museum (San Francisco). She rec eived her Master of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of Georg ia and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Art from University of Califo rnia\, Berkeley.

DTEND:20141031 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20140930 GEO:37.805116;-122.27111 LOCATION:Pro Arts Gallery\,150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:2 x 2 Solos: To Live Outside The Law You Must Be Honest\, Cate Whit e UID:358506 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140930T200000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20140930T180000 GEO:37.805116;-122.27111 LOCATION:Pro Arts Gallery\,150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:2 x 2 Solos: To Live Outside The Law You Must Be Honest\, Cate Whit e UID:358507 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Toomey Tourell Fine Art is ple ased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles based artist Ray Turner. \;

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LA based Ray Turn er works with a confidence and and material opulence whether the pictorial construct lies in the realm of landscape or portraiture. Spending the last years touring &ldquo\;Population&rdquo\;\, his ode to a variety of portrait s and their permutations with numerous museums across the country\, Sea Sto rm Series is a return to Turner&rsquo\;s investigation of the reflective su rfaces of sky and cloud. With rich applications\, lush brushwork and vibran t color\, Turner achieves voluminous form and filtered light\, imbuing all with a sense of melancholy and impermanence. Always a master of atmospheric s\, here scale\, color and contrast combine unerringly in his depictions of these dream like configurations. These haze shrouded formations radiate wi th presence\, juxtaposing the transitory with the permanent. The works\, th ough Neo-Romantic\, are intriguingly mindful of horizon line and vanishing point\, taking the viewer to uncharted visual territory. Vibrating between abstraction and the representative\, one is drawn into their physicality wh ile experiencing their shimmering transcendence.

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Ray Turner has exhibited extensively in the US\, including exhi bitions at the Pasadena Museum of Art\, the Huntington Museum of Art and th e Long Beach Museum of Art. His work has been included in many important pu blic and private collections.

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This is Ray Turner&rsquo\;s eighth exhibition with Toomey Tourell.

DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20140924 GEO:37.7877544;-122.4043045 LOCATION:Toomey Tourell Fine Art\,49 Geary Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 9410 8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sea Storm Series\, Ray Turner UID:358201 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141002T193000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141002T173000 GEO:37.7877544;-122.4043045 LOCATION:Toomey Tourell Fine Art\,49 Geary Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 9410 8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sea Storm Series\, Ray Turner UID:358202 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sam Durant \;will discuss his current work that links a multitude of forces unleashed during the firs t half of the 20th century.  \;His project links the development of psy choanalysts and surrealism to anti-colonial struggle and the ways in which "third world" surrealists opened new paths for a political imaginary in the search of freedom.  \;Durant's project invokes historian \;Robin K elley's work linking surrealism to the struggle for racial justice\, and He rbert Marcuse's theory of aesthetics to make connections between surrealism 's audacious pursuit of the marvelous and the non-aligned movement.

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Sam Durant \;is a multimedia artist whos e works engage a variety of social\, political\, and cultural issues. Often referencing American history\, he explores the varying relationships betwe en culture and politics\, engaging subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement\, southern rock music\, and modernism. His work has been widely ex hibited internationally and in the United States. \; He has had solo mu seum exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art\, Los Angeles\, Kunstver ein fü\;r die Rheinlande und Westfalen\, Dusseldorf\, S.M.A.K.\, Ghent\ , Belgium and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand. His work has been included in the Panamá\;\, Sydney\, Venice and Whitney Biennales \, and his pieces can be found in many public collections including: The Ar t Gallery of Western Australia in Perth\, Tate Modern in London\, Project R ow Houses in Houston and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Durant teach es art at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia\, California.


Sponsored by the Millicent Greenwell Clapp Fund for Studio A rt.

DTEND:20141016T200000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141016T183000 GEO:37.4275625;-122.1676911 LOCATION:Nathan Cummings Art Building\,435 Lasuen Mall \nStanford\, CA 943 05 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Studio Lecture Series 2014-2015: 1904 To 1979: Aesthetics\, World W ar\, Anti-Colonial Struggle\, Psychoanalysis\, Surrealism\, And The Non-Ali gned Movement\, Sam Durant UID:358200 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
Kala is pleased to announce< em> \;Day Re-dreamed\, \;the latest off-site exhibition at Ber keley Central Arts Passage. Join us for the Opening Reception on \;Thur sday\, September 25\, 2014\, 6:00 to 8:00pm. \; \;

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Day Re-dreamed \;features works by Sheila Ghidini\, Jeremiah Jenkins\, Victoria May\, Maria Porges\, Lucy Puls\, and Brooke Westfall. These artists use everyday materials to cr eate new narratives hatched from their imagination. Objects\, spaces\, or e xperiences are transformed via new arrangements\, compositions\, re-purposi ng and other experimental methods creating an experience of unexpected and magical perspective shifts. \;

DTEND:20141206 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20140925 GEO:37.8654727;-122.2625529 LOCATION:Berkeley Central Arts Passage\,2055 Center Street\, (between Shatt uck and Milvia) \nBerkeley \, CA 94704 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Day Re-dreamed\, Sheila Ghidini\, Jeremiah Jenkins\, Victoria May\, Maria Porges\, Lucy Puls\, Brooke Westfall UID:358198 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140925T200000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20140925T180000 GEO:37.8654727;-122.2625529 LOCATION:Berkeley Central Arts Passage\,2055 Center Street\, (between Shatt uck and Milvia) \nBerkeley \, CA 94704 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Day Re-dreamed\, Sheila Ghidini\, Jeremiah Jenkins\, Victoria May\, Maria Porges\, Lucy Puls\, Brooke Westfall UID:358199 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141119 GEO:37.7879519;-122.4038023 LOCATION:Gallery Paule Anglim\,14 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Paintings and Sculpture\, Jerome Caja UID:358194 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141120T193000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141120T173000 GEO:37.7879519;-122.4038023 LOCATION:Gallery Paule Anglim\,14 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Paintings and Sculpture\, Jerome Caja UID:358195 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to announce a po etry reading by Bill Berkson and Cedar Sigo. For this special event\, the p oets will read from a new collection of poems recently published: Bill Berk son "Expect Delays" \;and Cedar Sigo "Language Arts".

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About the Poets: \;

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Bill Berkson  \;was born in New York in 1939. He mo ved to Northern California in 1970 and now divides his time between San Fra ncisco and New York. He is a poet\, critic\, sometime curator\, and profess or emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute\, where he taught art histor y and literature for many years. His recent books include \;Portrait and Dream: New &\; Selected Poems\;& nbsp\;BILL\, a words-and-images collaboration with Colter Jacobsen\; \;< /span>Lady Air\; Not an Exit \;with drawings by Lé\;onie Guyer\; \;R epeat After Me\, with watercolors by John Zurier\; \;Snippets\; \;a nd a collection of his art writings\, \;For the Ordinary Artist. A new collection of his poems\, \;Expe ct Delays\, is just out from Coffee H ouse Press.

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Cedar Sigo \;was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. \;He is the author of nine books and pamphlets of poetry\, including \;Str anger in Town \;(City Lights\, 2010)\, \;Expensive Magic \;(House Press\, 2088)\, two editions of \;Selected Writing s \;(Ugly Duckling Press\, 2003 and 2005)\, and most recently\,&nb sp\;Language Arts \;(Wave Books\, 2014). He lives in San Franc isco.

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DTEND:20141023T200000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141023T190000 GEO:37.7879519;-122.4038023 LOCATION:Gallery Paule Anglim\,14 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Poetry Reading UID:358193 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Gallery Paule Anglim i s pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Katherine S herwood.

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The artist w ill present a series of large compositions\, new departures on the Odalisqu e form. \; Sherwood paints and collages her odalisque figures on a clot h support made from found reproductions of famous paintings. Binding the sm all canvases (old prints used in the classroom to teach art) together with strips of linen\, she creates her work on the reverse of the large\, un-str etched patchwork. \;

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Sherwood is known for her combination of the traditional technique of painting on canva s in combination with collage of digital imagery. \; In the new paintin gs she layers the digital images over the recycled paintings\, adding anoth er perceptual layer\, repurposing old images to make the new.

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Central to art history\, the image of the disrobed reclining female has been employed by many male artists\, among them Goya\ , Giorgione\, Ingres and Manet. In their day\, the highly charged treatment s stirred social expectations of the meaning of the horizontal female form\ , at the time seen as an object embodying standards of womanhood\, beauty a nd sexuality. \; Sherwood elaborates on the stereotype\, allowing other s onto this stage. She addresses the question: \; What if the figure 'a t rest'\, pensive (like a Greek philosopher)\, is disabled? One wears a bra ce\, one is an amputee\, and one has a cane. The interpretation is further challenged by replacing the faces with images of the brain.

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About the Artist:

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Katherine Sherwood \;has exhibited at Gallery Paule Anglim for over 20 years. \; She is a Professor of Art Practice at University of California\, Berkeley and has been the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundat ion Grant\, \;a Guggenheim Fellowship Award \;and \;the Adeline Kent Award from the San Francisco Art Institute. \; Her works are in t he collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco\, SFMOMA\, the Ber keley Art Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art.

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DTEND:20141115 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141008 GEO:37.7879519;-122.4038023 LOCATION:Gallery Paule Anglim\,14 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Work\, Katherine Sherwood UID:358191 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141016T193000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141016T173000 GEO:37.7879519;-122.4038023 LOCATION:Gallery Paule Anglim\,14 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Work\, Katherine Sherwood UID:358192 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is plea sed to announce \;Zero Gravity\, a solo exhibition of new work s by Tom Lieber. The paintings to be exhibited will offer viewers the oppor tunity to appreciate and compare several of the artist&rsquo\;s recent crea tive trajectories. \;

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The first c ohort of abstract paintings spotlights Lieber&rsquo\;s interest in linear m ark making. In Thick Gray Shield (2014) andOchre Sprout (2013)\, for exampl e\, overlapping lines unravel across the canvas in spontaneous bursts of se emingly sourceless energy. Lieber started this particular body of work last summer after deciding to revisit a handful of older paintings. The process of going back in and adding new linear structures over the flatter\, more diffuse underpaintings provided a fresh direction for these otherwise unfin ished works. More specifically\, Lieber&rsquo\;s interventions allowed him to move beyond his primary emphasis on color and tonal contrasts and instea d explore contrasts between areas of differing weight\, precision\, depth\, and scale. How do these spaces\, conceived of in three-dimensional terms\, interact with and impact one another? \;

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Despite Lieber&rsquo\;s newfound emphasis on spatial diversity\, r elationships between color continue to play a central role in his paintings . When Lieber first moved to Los Angeles from Kauai several years ago\, he found it difficult to adjust to life in the city. Its negative characterist ics&mdash\;the runaway affluence\, waste\, and pollution&mdash\;overwhelmed his perspective for upwards of a year until he was able to embrace a more optimistic outlook. &ldquo\;Split&rdquo\; paintings such as Black/White Cen ter (2013) act as a proxy for this transition. Here\, lines of color produc e different effects as they move from the black half to the white half of t he compositions. The intensity and richness of the color against the black background proved especially illuminating for Lieber in that it solidified his belief in the value of experiencing moments of darkness.

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The structural underpaintings of these aforemention ed works are similar to those found in a third group that emphasizes weight ier\, more independent forms. Many of these forms are spade-like in shape\, reminiscent of a human torso or the silhouette of a tree mushrooming towar d sunlight. Their curved flights parallel Lieber&rsquo\;s interest in the a ct of dropping and rebounding in the way a surfer cascades down\, through\, and back up the barrel of a wave. The physical experience of dropping offe rs an intense thrill\, but also a sense of peace produced by the feeling of weightlessness. When Lieber paints\, he attempts to occupy a mental space akin to dropping wherein he&rsquo\;s both in the heart of the energy but al so detached\, enabling him the freedom and confidence to respond to the bal ance of his mark making as he works. \;

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Tom Lieber was born in St. Louis\, Missouri\, in 1949. He earned his B.F.A. in 1971 followed by his M.F.A. in 1974 from the University of Illin ois. In addition to showing across North America and Europe\, his work can be found in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\; the Guggenheim Museum of Art\, New York\; the Metropolitan Museum of Art\, New York\; the Museum of Contemporary Art\, Los Angeles\; and the Ta te Gallery\, London. In 1975\, Lieber was honored with a grant from the Nat ional Endowment of the Arts. This will be Lieber&rsquo\;s third solo exhibi tion at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141002 GEO:37.7887091;-122.405531 LOCATION:Dolby Chadwick Gallery\,210 Post Street Suite 205 \nSan Francisco\ , CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Zero Gravity\, Tom Lieber UID:358050 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141002T193000 DTSTAMP:20140930T161832 DTSTART:20141002T173000 GEO:37.7887091;-122.405531 LOCATION:Dolby Chadwick Gallery\,210 Post Street Suite 205 \nSan Francisco\ , CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Zero Gravity\, Tom Lieber UID:358051 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR