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Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce New Abstrac tion\, an exhibition exploring the varied approaches of four artists i n creating non-figurative work. For some of these artists abstraction is a means by which to translate observed reality\, while for others it is a pur e investigation of the formal aspects of art. Ranging from distinct lines a nd sharp forms to more organic visual effects\, these artists use sculpture \, painting\, and mark making to create work in which color\, texture\, sur face\, line\, and form are the primary subjects. \;

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Dav id Fought&rsquo\;s sculpture thoughtfully explores both the limits and possibilities of object making combined with drawing. Wire is burned\, cooled and bent into various shapes\, providing a physical framework that references the elemental lines of a drawing. Delicate layers of plaster fil l negative spaces\, simultaneously emphasizing mass and planar two-dimensio nality. Using the form of the Mobius\, Fought examines the tension between surface and void\, stating\, &ldquo\;the Mobius has only one side\, and to see this side means following the surface around and back to the beginning. &rdquo\;

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Danielle Lawrence blurs the lines between the two- and three-dimensional\, abstracting the boundaries of painting an d sculpture. The artist pours brightly colored enamel paint onto a flat sur face\, creating a record of her process that she then removes and drapes ov er freestanding and wall-mounted pedestals. Found items from the artist&rsq uo\;s studio such as plastic bags\, Styrofoam\, and bubble wrap add unexpec ted texture. By transforming paint into a sculptural entity that extends be yond its physical supports\, Lawrence examines the notion of the frame as a structure and explores what can exist within and outside of it. \;

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Linn Meyers&rsquo\; undulating waves and pulsating pa tterns\, comprised of individually-drawn lines\, amplify the artist&rsquo\; s own singular gestures. Each subsequent line echoes the subtle imperfectio ns of the last\, creating a visual document of Meyers&rsquo\; artistic prac tice over the course of time. Neither a reference to nor a translation of i magery drawn from the natural world\, Meyers&rsquo\; non-figurative work de picts the artist&rsquo\;s own internal experiences.

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Jessica Snow uses a visual vocabulary of symbols to compose rhythmic abst ractions. The artist arranges elemental forms including circles\, lines\, a nd triangles\, or more fluid shapes resembling punctuation marks such as co mmas\, apostrophes\, or thought bubbles\, to form interrelated combinations \; a process the artist likens to playing with language or composing a song . Similarly Snow builds up layers of paint to erase any evidence of her bru shstrokes\, creating paintings and works on paper that are at once systemat ic and spontaneous.

DTEND:20150321 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150125 GEO:37.8918842;-122.2797346 LOCATION:Traywick Contemporary\,895 Colusa Avenue \nBerkeley \, CA 94707 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Abstraction\, David Fought\, Danielle Lawrence\, Linn Meyers\, Jessica Snow UID:368013 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Bruce Conner: Somebody Else's Prints spans nearly 6 0 years of work\, from the first etchings and lithographs that Conner made while a student in Kansas in 1944 to his 2003 inkjet prints made with Photo shop at Magnolia Editions\, Oakland\, CA. Based in San Francisco\, Conner i s an internationally recognized artist who worked in numerous media\, inclu ding found-object assemblage\, for which he is best known. This exhibition is the first in-depth examination of his work as a printmaker and features rarely seen examples from the Conner Family Trust and private collections. Bruce Conner: Somebody Else&rsquo\;s Prints is organized by the Ul rich Museum of Art\, Wichita State University.

DTEND:20150516 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150207 GEO:37.3277051;-121.8841434 LOCATION:San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)\,560 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints\, Bruce Connor UID:368004 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150213T200000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150213T180000 GEO:37.3277051;-121.8841434 LOCATION:San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)\,560 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints\, Bruce Connor UID:368005 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150321 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150205 GEO:37.767964;-122.4278635 LOCATION:SF Camerawork\,1011 Market Street 2nd Floor \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Revolving Doors\, Chris Fraser UID:367990 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141219T193000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20141219T173000 GEO:37.767964;-122.4278635 LOCATION:SF Camerawork\,1011 Market Street 2nd Floor \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artist Talk & Book Signing with Mona Kuhn\, Mona Kuhn UID:367989 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The spread of Buddhism from India throughout Asia has left a legacy of truly great art. This new film by the award-winning Mark Stewart Productions tells the story of that fragile inheritance through the treasu res of Bhutan and Ladakh in the Himalayas and the Dunhuang Grottoes on the Silk Road in China. Efforts to save vulnerable wall paintings in these regi ons are contrasted with imminent threats of fire\, flood\, tourists and dev otional practice.

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The screening is followed by a Q& amp\;A with David Park\, director of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation< /a>.

DTEND:20150124T143000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150124T130000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Film Screening: Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance UID:367932 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai\, an acclaim ed mochi group\, as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year traditio n of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes\, with lively music \, energetic dance and traditional costumes.

DTEND:20150110T130000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150110T120000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Omochitsuki! Mochi-Pounding Ceremony UID:367930 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The LADWM&rsquo\;s annual Valentine&rsquo\;s Day celebration articulates a love letter from precipitation to the people of San Francisco. Thunder ne eds you and wants you back. Bring an umbrella and a friend. \;Thi s event is part of Sets\, three two-week projects of process-based \, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kall myer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150214T160000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150214T140000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Love\, Thunder\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367784 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

A weather expert discusses weather modification in California and the LADWM\, featuring Andrew Tholl and Archie Carey\, perform the autotuned story of Charles Hatfield\, an early expe rimental rainmaker.

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This event is part of Sets\, three two -week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Area ar tists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150212 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150212 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:American Rainmaker: A Weather Opera\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367782 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150212T210000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150212T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:American Rainmaker: A Weather Opera\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367783 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In North India\, music regularly ushers in the monsoon season. Join the LADWM for a concert of traditional and experimental ragas on sarode and tabla. Alam Khan\, sarode player and son of Ali Akbar Khan\, encourages precipitation with these rain -inspiring ragas.

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This event is part of Sets\, three two-week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Are a artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150205T210000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150205T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rain Ragas\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367781 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join Kallmyer and guests for an afternoon performance of fog-inspir ed music\, wi th distant horns\, slow moving sound and white-out conditions\, taking us back to < ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:06">a pre-global warming San Francisco summer.

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This event is part of Sets\, three tw o-week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Area a rtists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150131 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150131 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Fog Meditation\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367779 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150131T160000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150131T140000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Fog Meditation\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367780 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The California drought comes to an end as we dance it out and perform lon g-trusted drought-ending rituals\, including an ancient Roman stone draggin g ceremony\, the tossing of water from a high place by a village elder and a gathering of twins.

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This event is part of Sets\, t hree two-week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150129T210000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150129T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:LADWMNB Ends the Drought \, Chris Kallmyer UID:367778 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sound artist Chris Kallmyer and the Los Angeles Department o f Weather Modification establish an office space and Northern Bureau headqu arters at Southern Exposure. With five live programs and a gallery installation\, the LADWM continue th eir sonic explorations into our experience of weather and the cultural history of weathe r modification practices. Kallmyer and other musicians from the LADWM use immersive sound\, ritual and radical environmental experiments to end the Californi a drought and create weather.

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This installation is part of Sets\ , three two-week projects of process-based\, video and performance wor k by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150214 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150129 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification: Northern Bureau\, C hris Kallmyer UID:367776 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150129T210000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150129T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification: Northern Bureau\, C hris Kallmyer UID:367777 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper by Andrea Way\, on January 8\, 2015. On view will be eight mixed media drawings that explore the concepts of development and evolution through systematic map making and linear patterns. Through intricate layer s of abstract networks\, Way builds dazzling arrangements that perfectly ba lance structure and beauty. Off the Grid will be on view through February 2 8\, 2015.
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Continuing to explore rule-based drawings of in terconnecting marks and configurations\, Way now turns her attention exclus ively to black and white. Removing the complication and distraction of colo r\, Way is free to focus on the foundation and reduction of her incredibly complex formations. Way begins each drawing with a distinct pattern\, letti ng the boundaries of the paper dictate the direction of her lines\, eventua lly building upon itself\, both revealing and sometimes concealing the reco rd of her activity. Small circles and subtle contours echo the exquisite co mplexities of a cellular network or elaborate maze. This unfurling of unfor eseen shapes and elaborate rhythms create a delicate harmony of methodical intent and spontaneous discovery.  \;
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The natural wor ld inspires and informs Way&rsquo\;s intuitive compositions\, like the ring s on a tree or the veins in a leaf\, each interaction of a line or shape as sembles to form a complex and unique entity. And much like flourishing orga nic systems found in nature\, Way&rsquo\;s drawings exemplify the elegant i nterplay between precision and fortuity. Way states\, &ldquo\;I enjoy worki ng in a way that relates to how life evolves\, and how nature works. The co mbination of a plan or code or formula\, on the one hand\, with accidents o r unplanned activities\, on the other\, is a natural way of having an ebb a nd flow.&rdquo\;
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Andrea Way received her B.A. from India na University\, Bloomington\, IN in 1971. \; Way\, who divides her time between Washington D.C. and the Bay Area\, has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. She is represented in the public collections of the Honolulu Museum of Art\, Honolulu\, HI\; Achenbach Foun dation\, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco\, CA\; Cleveland Museum of Art\, Cleveland\, OH\; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden\, Washington\, D.C. \; Corcoran Gallery\, Washington\, DC\; and the Smithsonian American Art Mu seum\, Washington\, D.C.\, among others. This is Andrea Way&rsquo\;s fourth solo exhibition at Brian Gross Fine Art.

DTEND:20150228 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150108 GEO:37.7657315;-122.4065564 LOCATION:Brian Gross Fine Art\,248 Utah Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Off the Grid - Recent Works on Paper\, Andrea Way UID:367532 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150110T180000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20150110T160000 GEO:37.7657315;-122.4065564 LOCATION:Brian Gross Fine Art\,248 Utah Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Off the Grid - Recent Works on Paper\, Andrea Way UID:367533 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
Please join Wolfe Contempora ry for some holiday cheer as we bid farewell to "Back to Isla Vista\," a su ite of new oil paintings by San Francisco Bay Area-based \;Todd Lanam \;in his second solo exhibition at the gallery.
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With "Back to Isla Vista\," Lanam continues to explore the proce ss of painting as it relates to the cognitive process of memory formation a nd recall. The nominal subjects are interior and exterior spaces that remai n prominent in the artist's memory. The ren­\;derings of these spaces\, however\, reflect the constant shifting\, omission\, distortion\, and re-cr eation of visual memories within the broader context of consciousness. They strive to highlight the inherently transient nature not only of actual pla ces in the physical realm\, but of our personal experiences of them that ex ist within us only in constantly morphing memory.

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Lanam received his BFA from the California College of the Arts in 2007 and MFA in Paintin g from San Francisco State University in 2011. In addition to solo shows at Wolfe Contemporary\, his work has been exhibited at art fairs in Miami\, N ew York\, and San Francisco\, and in a recent group show at Gallery Henoch in New York.
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DTEND:20141219T200000 DTSTAMP:20141220T022122 DTSTART:20141219T173000 GEO:37.790076;-122.4006891 LOCATION:Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art\,1 Sutter Street Suite 300\nSan Franci sco\, CA 94104 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Finissage & Holiday Reception\, Todd Lanam UID:367512 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR