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Collaborations w/ special guest artists: James Dirschberger\, Steve Ferrera\, Buzz Parker\, Jared Thomas Roth

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Rob Reger’s “unEarthed” e xhibition will feature an alternative timeline to Earths existence\; one th at highlights Creation\, reEvolution\, Mother Nature\, Construction\, Destr uction\, Waste\, and Felines.  Expect the world upended at the 111 Minna Un natural History Museum.

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ROB REGER

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Rob Reger’s art ae sthetic is a multi-media mix of surrealism\, DIY punk\, and pop sensibility resulting in what he calls “elegant absurdity.” He founded his design hous e\, Cosmic Debris\, in 1992\, and introduced the world to Emily the Strange —an icon of empowerment for people of all ages. Reger fuels his artistic im agination with cats\, music\, nature\, science\, and illusions of all kinds . Reger received a BFA from the University of CA\, Santa Cruz and a MFA fro m the San Francisco Art Institute.  His artworks have been exhibited around the world\, including: New York\, Tokyo\, Paris\, Los Angeles\, Berlin\, M ilan\, and Hong Kong.

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About the Artist Collaborations

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My mixed and multi-media Vision for unEarthed contains painting\, drawing\, collage\, animation\, 3D works\, blown glass\, living plants\, sound\, drif t wood\, and electronics. With such a grand vision for this show\, it made  sense to collaborate with some of my favorite artists and their specialties for specific elements of the show’s scope. Each artist collaboration expan ds upon\, and literally extends from\, elements of my work for the show. So me collaborations will involve 3 or more of the artists on the same artwork .

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COLLABORATOR BIOS

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James Dirschberger < /span>

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James Dirschberger is an independent animation and filmmaker who runs Ei ghty Four Films\, a Los Angeles based production company. His goal is to cr eate original films and animations through collaborative efforts with other emerging artists and filmmakers. To date James has produced over 75 films including the animated web series The Forest City Rockers and The Seafarers . His first feature film “Honest Man: The Life of R.Budd Dwyer” was release 2010. James is also co-creator and executive producer of Sanjay &\; Cra ig\, an animated children’s show for Nickelodeon. For more information\, pl ease visit EightyFourFilms.com

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Steve Ferrera 

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Steve Ferrera received his BFA from the Universit y of California\, Santa Cruz in Studio Art\, and his MFA from SJSU with an emphasis in spatial arts. He’s worked as a sculptor at Cirecast in San Fran cisco\, and ran Fourth Street Glass\, a production studio for hand-blown gl ass in Berkeley. For many years he worked in the visual effects industry do ing commercial and feature film work for clients like HBO\, Prologue Films\ , and Sony Pictures\, as well as set and character design and construction for stop-motion film.

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“A lot of my work is inspired by mythology and folklore- creation and destruction\, so working with Rob on this installat ion was a perfect fit. Our aesthetics are similar\, but the materials we us e are very different\, which has resulted in some interesting pieces.”

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Buzz Parker

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Buzz Parker’s aesthetic and imagination is colore d by his interest in pop surrealism\, tree houses\, illustrated gardening a nd comic books. He is continually expanding his vision of large tree house communities and Secret Garden lifestyle with inspiration from his own backy ard gardens. Buzz graduated from Humboldt State University in 1996 with a d egree in Graphic Design and Printmaking. In 1998\, Buzz partnered with Rob Reger’s Emily The Strange. His introspective Emily drawings and paintings h ave been shown throughout California\, Berlin\, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

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Jared Thomas Roth 

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Jared Thomas Roth lives in the unincorporated tow n of Majors\, in California.  Other than to replenish supplies\, he seldom ventures into town.  His art is mostly made from materials found out in his yard\, or things that wash up onto obscure beaches after storms. The hardw are is mostly pillaged from rotten shacks and abandoned chicken coops\, sal vage yards\, and landfills. Roth is known to stare at rotten boards for hou rs\, lives in a shack made of such boards\, and once went on a roadtrip to find a massive parking lot reportedly covered in rusty bottlecaps\, only to find it freshly paved.  The objects shown here are homage to such treasure s\, and conveniently\, also make good kindling.

DTEND:20130629 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130607 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:unEarthed \, Rob Reger\, James Dirschberger\, Steve Ferrera\, Buzz Parker\, Jared Thomas Roth UID:279174 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130607T220000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130607T170000 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:unEarthed \, James Dirschberger\, Steve Ferrera\, Buzz Parker\, Rob Reger\, Jared Thomas Roth UID:279175 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

1AM is pleased to present\, “How We Do”\, o pening May 31st\, from 6:30-9:30pm\, a solo sho w by Vogue TDK. “How We Do” will showcase works surrounding the street pers pective of a hustler’s life. Low-riders\, spray cans\, trains\, cityscapes and more will be represented photo-realistically in the forms of aerosol on canvas and installation. Expect to see intricate representations of street life iconography such as train tracks\, car culture\, and graffiti artists in the midst of urban landscapes.

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Here in the bay\, daily life rev olves around the day-to-day hustle and bustle of screeching car tires and p assing train cars. Vogue’s work gives us snapshots from the perspective of graffiti writers weaving in and out of our urban world. As a long-time Bay Area native\, his pieces are representations of the West Coast hustler’s da ily fight. In each hyper-realistic painting\, Vogue touches upon this world with the expert finesse of his aerosol skills.

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Needless to say\, V ogue TDK is an influential figure in the Bay Area graffiti art scene. He wa s Mike “Dream” Francisco’s partner in crime in the golden era of the 80′s. In the 80’s he pioneered the skinny cap technique to represent realistic su bject matter\, which has grown to be the foundation of his airbrush busines s “Vogue Graphics” in San Leandro. His exceptional technique has inspired y ounger graffiti writers to perfect their style and lettering\, raising the bar for contemporary urban artists.

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For more information\, or to be part of the preview\, email maya@1AMSF.com.

DTEND:20130629 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130531 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM Gallery\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:How We Do\, Vogue TDK UID:278409 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130531T213000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130531T183000 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM Gallery\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:How We Do\, Vogue TDK UID:278410 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

We are delighted to introduce to California Canadian artist Gordon Ha lloran\, well known to world audiences as the creator of Paintings B elow Zero\, ambitious monumental public art installations in Canada\, t he US and Europe\, inspired by glacial walls and exploding with pure pigmen ts interacting with the crystal structure of the ice.

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For this double ex hibition -- Ice Break in the gallery space and  Breaking Up is Hard to Do in Corners tone Sonoma's reflecting pool -- Halloran has sourced a modern\, acid-free material that allows him a process for creating permanent sculptures that a re closest in appearance to his frozen works. He says\, "I had the desire t o bring the naturally created ephemeral forms of my ice work into a permane nt but malleable state in order to further investigate the nature of the fr acture\, movement\, and disintegration of our evolving landscape\; to captu re the graphic patterns that emerge from the magnificent interplay of cryst alline growth and collaboratively play with that growth through the fabrica tion of structures that explore the interconnectedness of creation and entr opy."

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Ice Break is an evolving commentary inspired by the calving of Arctic icebergs and Claude Monet's impressionist Waterlilies\, a nd explores the nature of ephemeral existence and its relationship to incre asingly technologically-bound societies. Through the presentation of a simp le interplay between seemingly rigid materials and naturally occurring stru cture\, it attempts to awaken us to the ephemeral nature of being. Br eaking Up is Hard to Do uses site\, scale and color to seduce the v iewer with vibrancy\, luring us to the water's edge and into collective pla y. Viewers move around the piece and it moves alongside them. Juxtaposing a bstract sensibility with ecological patterns\, the elements relate to each other as well as their site\, not just in space\, but over time\, as each m oves in response to wind and wave.

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Together\, Ice Break an d Breaking Up is Hard to Do openly question our understanding of our environment in transformation -- permanent to ephemeral\, solid to liquid -- a dynamic and enduring landscape in permanent flux.

DTEND:20130707 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130505 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:Ice Break\, Gordon Halloran UID:271715 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130505T160000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130505T140000 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:Ice Break\, Gordon Halloran UID:271716 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

We are delighted to introduce to California Canadian artist Gordon Ha lloran\, well known to world audiences as the creator of Paintings B elow Zero\, ambitious monumental public art installations in Canada\, t he US and Europe\, inspired by glacial walls and exploding with pure pigmen ts interacting with the crystal structure of the ice.

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For this double ex hibition -- Ice Break in the gallery spa ce and Breaking Up is Hard to Do in Cornerstone Sonoma's refl ecting pool -- Halloran has sourced a modern\, acid-free material that allo ws him a process for creating permanent sculptures that are closest in appe arance to his frozen works. He says\, "I had the desire to bring the natura lly created ephemeral forms of my ice work into a permanent but malleable s tate in order to further investigate the nature of the fracture\, movement\ , and disintegration of our evolving landscape\; to capture the graphic pat terns that emerge from the magnificent interplay of crystalline growth and collaboratively play with that growth through the fabrication of structures that explore the interconnectedness of creation and entropy."

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Ice Break is an evolving commentary inspired by the calving of Arctic icebergs and Claude Monet's impressionist Waterlilies\, and explores the na ture of ephemeral existence and its relationship to increasingly technologi cally-bound societies. Through the presentation of a simple interplay betwe en seemingly rigid materials and naturally occurring structure\, it attempt s to awaken us to the ephemeral nature of being. Breaking Up is Hard to Do uses site\, scale and color to seduce the viewer with vibranc y\, luring us to the water's edge and into collective play. Viewers move ar ound the piece and it moves alongside them. Juxtaposing abstract sensibilit y with ecological patterns\, the elements relate to each other as well as t heir site\, not just in space\, but over time\, as each moves in response t o wind and wave.

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Together\, Ice Break and Breaking U p is Hard to Do openly question our understanding of our environmen t in transformation -- permanent to ephemeral\, solid to liquid -- a dynami c and enduring landscape in permanent flux.

DTEND:20130707 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130505 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:Breaking Up is Hard to Do\, Gordon Halloran UID:271717 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130505T140000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130505T120000 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:Breaking Up is Hard to Do\, Gordon Halloran UID:271718 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20130831 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130606 GEO:37.7878527;-122.4043529 LOCATION:Altman Siegel Gallery\,49 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Transmissions\, Zarouhie Abdalian\, Shannon Ebner\, Matt Keegan\, T revor Paglen UID:279177 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130606T193000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130606T173000 GEO:37.7878527;-122.4043529 LOCATION:Altman Siegel Gallery\,49 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Transmissions\, Zarouhie Abdalian\, Shannon Ebner\, Matt Keegan\, T revor Paglen UID:279178 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Albert Dicruttalo is drawn to the toughness of metal\, and prefers the challenge of forming and forging this medium.  In this new series\, Dicruttalo\, interested in object over image\, creates sculptures of interpenetrating hemispheres. The resulting sculptures are completely fo rmal\, comprised of compound curves that create complex intersections and c ompelling linear and volumetric elements.

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“My sculptures are a reflection of my reactions and responses to the metal with which I am wo rking.”

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–Albert Dicruttalo

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Closed 5/25- 5/27\, Memorial Day

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DTEND:20130614 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130501 GEO:37.7790823;-122.397524 LOCATION:Andrea Schwartz Gallery\,545 4th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Albert Dicruttalo UID:274498 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130501T193000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130501T173000 GEO:37.7790823;-122.397524 LOCATION:Andrea Schwartz Gallery\,545 4th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Albert Dicruttalo UID:274499 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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In this new body of work\, Mitch Jones draws ins piration from the block shapes of windows and doors\, the patterns of ethni c and contemporary textiles\, and the rhythm and melodies of music.  The bl ocked shapes and open fields of color are complemented by collage pieces fr om vintage books\, newspapers\, and old accounting ledgers that the artist uses to enhance the painting’s narrative.

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Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market dist rict of San Francisco in our new gallery space located at 545 – 4th Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country. ASG is a member of SFADA. 

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“Music is an influential factor in my creative process. I see and hear my work and ofte n refer to my paintings in musical terminology.”

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–Mitch Jones

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Closed 5/25- 5/27\, Memorial Day

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Anno Domini presents... Wes Smooth and t he 49ers

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From the beginning of time people have tried to grasp and express the mysteries of the universe. Cultures and societies have developed tradition s and stories in attempts to explain the dualities of the world. This exhib ition offers insight into one of those societies\, the E.O. 49: their membe rs\, practices and great legends.

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Artist's Reception: Friday\, June 7\, 2013 from 7–11pm RSVP

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Liv e Music: Johanna Chase &\; Halo Between
Exhibitio n dates:
June 7–29 and August 1–3\, 2013

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DTEND:20130803 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130607 GEO:37.3305872;-121.8862658 LOCATION:Anno Domini\,366 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Wes Smoot and the 49ers\, Lulu Yee\, Derek Weisberg\, Shaun Roberts \, Michael Linton Simpson\, Mark Pavlovits\, Wes Smoot\, Patrick Thompson UID:280307 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130607T230000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130607T190000 GEO:37.3305872;-121.8862658 LOCATION:Anno Domini\,366 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Wes Smoot and the 49ers\, Mark Pavlovits\, Shaun Roberts\, Michael Linton Simpson\, Wes Smoot\, Patrick Thompson\, Derek Weisberg\, Lulu Yee UID:280308 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Art Works Downtown announces drawing\, a show of original artwo rk\, juried by Suzanne Gray McSweeney and Donna Seagergray of Seagergray Ga llery.

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The show includes 28 artists from the San Francisco Bay Area. The theme of the show is drawing in all forms. While traditional drawings were welcome in the submission process\, the jurors encouraged non-traditional mediums and concepts pushing the boundaries of drawing. Drawing media inclu des charcoal\, pencil\, pastel\, marker\, and mixed media.

DTEND:20130705 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130524 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Drawing UID:281842 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130614T200000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130614T170000 GEO:37.9734453;-122.5317766 LOCATION:art works downtown\,1337 Fourth Street \nsan rafael\, CA 94901 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Drawing UID:281843 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:20141031T204610 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’s most exciting co ntemporary artists respond to the question: what is Asia?
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Asian influences are pervasive in U.S. culture\, perhaps nowhere more so than in the Bay Area. But we each encounter Asia di fferently—some have the intimacy of lineage\, while others might have littl e awareness. In Proximities\, a three-part exhibition\, a multiplici ty of perspectives comes together at the museum\, with works that stimulate dialogue around individual ideas about Asia. Proximities 1: What Time I s It There? (May 24–July 21) presents themes related to landscape\, ima gined and real. Proximities 2: Knowing Me\, Knowing You examines Asi a as seen through family and community (Oct 11–Dec 8). Proximities 3: Im port/Export considers trade and commerce (Dec 20\, 2013­–Feb 16\, 2014) .
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This exhibition is curated by Glen Helfand\, an independent wr iter\, critic\, curator\, and educator.

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This exhibition was organized by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation at the Asian Art Museum is made possibl e with the generous support of Graue Family Foundation and Columbia Foundat ion.

DTEND:20130721 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130524 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Proximities 1: What Time Is It There?\, Ala Ebtekar\, Larry Sultan\ , Andrew Witrak\, Lisa K. Blatt\, Elisheva Biernoff\, James Gobel\, Tucker Nichols UID:272319 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130524T210000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130524T100000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Proximities 1: What Time Is It There?\, Elisheva Biernoff\, Lisa K. Blatt\, Ala Ebtekar\, James Gobel\, Tucker Nichols\, Larry Sultan\, Andrew Witrak UID:272320 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Stone was one of the most commonly used materials in anc ient Israel. Its local abundance made it suitable for use in the manufactur e of many different types of artifacts. Limestone was the most available st one\, and was used in building construction as well as in the production of weights\, weapons\, jewelry\, and agricultural tools. Basalt\, a volcanic stone\, was also commonly used in ancient Israel. The porous nature of basa lt made it an ideal material for grinding tools. Despite the prolific use o f stone in ancient Israel\, it is often undervalued by archaeologists in fa vor of “prettier” or “more interesting” artifacts. However\, stone has much to contribute to the understanding of daily life and the use of natural re sources in the ancient world.

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We conceived of this exhibit as a response to David Sleeth’s Mining the Collection 2013 exhibit\, “Site/Structure\,” which is on display in the Doug Adams Gallery from June 6th-August 23rd\, 2 013. Inspired by David’s pieces\, we chose to focus on stone as material an d medium. Rather than presenting stone in its archaeological context\, we d ecided to display different sizes\, shapes\, textures\, and types of stone artifacts to illustrate the variety and aesthetics of each individual objec t. De-contextualizing the objects and interpreting them in this abstract ma nner is a direct reaction to David’s pieces\, which re-imagine individual a rtifacts and stone architecture. Our approach aims to put the two exhibits in a dialogue of opposition and complement.

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This show is the pr oduct of the joint venture between the Badè Museum and the Doug Adams Galle ry\, entitled Mining the Collection\, in which the Badè Museum curators wor k with a resident artist at the Doug Adams Gallery to explore the Tell en-N asbeh collection together\, sharing a variety of ideas and concepts\, and c reating two exhibits that revolve around a shared interest in a particular aspect of the collection. As noted above\, the Doug Adams Gallery exhibit\, entitled "Site/Structure\," features the work of David Sleeth. For more in formation\, visit the Doug Adams Gallery Website.

DTEND:20130927 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130503 GEO:37.8796524;-122.2668066 LOCATION:Badè Museum\,Pacific School of Religion 1798 Scenic Avenue\nBerkel ey\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mining the Collection 2013: No Stone Left Unturned UID:279507 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Due to the overwhelming response to our current group show we have decid ed to extend the hanging for an additional week.

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The show will run throu gh \;Saturday \;the 27th don't miss this opportunity to see the wor k of this amazing group of artists.

DTEND:20130727 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130608 GEO:37.7818704;-122.4140571 LOCATION:Bash Contemporary\,210 Golden Gate Avenue \nSan Francisco\, CA 941 02 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Group Show\, Sandra Yagi\, Lee Harvey Roswell\, Christopher Ulrich\ , Joshua Harker\, Dave Correia\, Ian Huebert\, David Stoupakis UID:287279 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Berkeley Art Center debuts its new Sculpture Patio\, featuri ng the work of seminal Bay Area ceramic sculptors: Harold Paris\, Peter Vou lkos and Stephen De Staebler. Come view three exceptional works that mark a historic transformation in the medium of clay. This exhibition is on-going and admission is free\, donations appreciated.

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For more informatio n and details on membership please visit www.berkeleyartcenter.org or call 510-644-6893.

DTEND:20141024 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20121024 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sculpture Patio Debut\, Peter Voulkos\, Harold Paris\, Stephen De S taebler UID:244006 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Reading Room is a temporary project dedicated to po etry and experimental fiction offering visitors the chance to take home a f ree book drawn from the overstock collections of several noted East Bay sma ll presses\, including Kelsey Street Press\, Atelos Books\, and Tuumba Pres s. Books and catalogs from Small Press Distribution will also be available. In turn\, visitors are asked to replace that book with one from their own library. We look forward to seeing how the character of the works on the sh elves evolves over the course of the project!

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Stop by The Readin g Room during gallery hours to enjoy a comfortable reading area\, listen to recordings of selected poets published by these presses\, and vie w silk-screen prints and original works on paper created by George Schneema n in collaboration with poets Ron Padgett\, Bill Berkson\, and Lewis MacAda ms.

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As part of selected Friday night L@TE programs thro ughout winter and spring\, The Reading Room will be the si te of literary readings (RE@DS) co-curated by poet/author David Brazil and Suzanne Stein\, poet\, publisher\, and community producer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. \;

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Guided and inspired by arts writer and poet Ramsay Bell Breslin and poet and UC Berkeley Professor of English Lyn Hejinian\, B AM/PFA&rsquo\;s new literary project invites visitors to look\, listen\, sh are\, and read in The Reading Room.

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RE@DS

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Programmed by Suzanne Stein and David Brazil

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Friday / 1.27.12 @ 5:30

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Jackqueline Frost

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DTEND:20141221 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20120115 GEO:37.8681831;-122.2562092 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive\,2625 Durant Avenue #2250 \nBerkeley\, CA 94720-2250 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Reading Room UID:193020 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20120115T170000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20120115T110000 GEO:37.8681831;-122.2562092 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive\,2625 Durant Avenue #2250 \nBerkeley\, CA 94720-2250 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Reading Room UID:193021 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

MATRIX 248 showcases th e work of New York–based artist Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965)\, who became prom inent in the 1990s and has been steadfastly expanding dialogues surrounding painting and drawing ever since. Having come of age in the East Village in the 1980s\, Eisenman’s work reflects myriad sources both art historical an d popular\, culling from what writer and critic Lynne Tillman has referred to as a “vast image bank” that ranges from eighties punk ephemera to canoni cal works from the history of art. Parisian cafe settings found in late nin eteenth-century paintings by Manet and Degas become open-air beer gardens o ne might find in present-day Berlin or Brooklyn\, with the smartphones on t he tables locating the scene in time. Intermixing styles associated with Am erican Regionalism and the Italian Renaissance with German Expressionism\, Eisenman brings history to bear in her canvases and drawings\, yet twists t he imagery to infuse these familiar forms with her own incisive social comm entary and aesthetic voice. 

Gender and suggestions of romantic liaisons remain open questions in most of Eisenman’s compositions. The arti culated muscular (female) figure has predominated in her oeuvre. She filter s the heroic style of Michelangelo through her feminist and lesbian subject matter\, yet in recent years her work has become more abstract and less ov ertly narrative\, encompassing psychological ambiguity and looser painterly forms. Decidedly contemporary\, her dark\, moody genre scenes remain moore d in universal themes of everyday life: politics\, romance\, the economy\, social gatherings\, and isolation. This exhibition focuses on a selection o f paintings and prints that the artist has made over the last several years that coalesce around the theme of economic and social hardship. 

In conjunction with MATRIX 248\, BAM/PFA presents Ballet of H eads\, a thematic group exhibition drawn from the collection that e xplores the polymorphous nature of the figure in art history. The selection includes important Eisenman influences such as George Grosz and William Ho garth.

DTEND:20130714 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130503 GEO:37.8681831;-122.2562092 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive\,2625 Durant Avenue #2250 \nBerkeley\, CA 94720-2250 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MATRIX 248\, Nicole Eisenman UID:260427 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T170000 DTSTAMP:20141031T204610 DTSTART:20130503T110000 GEO:37.8681831;-122.2562092 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive\,2625 Durant Avenue #2250 \nBerkeley\, CA 94720-2250 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MATRIX 248\, Nicole Eisenman UID:260428 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR