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Husband-and-wife artists Jenni fer and Kevin McCoy explore the underbelly of pop media through crafting un dersized worlds and capturing their every angle on miniature\, twisting cam eras. These micro-models are simultaneously projected as immense floating f ilms\, obscuring reality through hyperbolic representation.

Muc h of the McCoy's works are alive\, which is to say\, they are never quite s ilent or still. Constantly spitting and stuttering\, the installations can only be fully viewed through their repetition\, filming and reception. Rath er than recording a prior event\, the camera\, screen\, and viewer's eye ar e integral ingredients in the conjuring of an image event. The seeing of th e sculpture is folded into to the sculpture itself\, the camera acting as a n extension of the eye and vice versa\, mechanical and human gazes melting into one. Toys and technology mingle in the badlands between reality and fa ntasy\, autobiography and fiction.

The McCoy's work has been wi dely exhibited in the US and internationally\, recent exhibitions include t he Museum of Modern Art in New York\, the British Film Institute in London\ , The Beall Center in Irvine\, CA\, pkm Gallery in Beijing\, the San Jose M useum of Modern Art\, the Nevada Museum of Art\, and Artists Space in New Y ork. Their art is held in numerous museum collections including the Metropo litan Museum of Art\, MoMA-NY\, The Milwaukee Art Museum\, and MUDAM the Mu seum of Modern Art in Luxembourg. Articles about their work have appeared i n Art in America\, Artforum\, The New York Times\, The Wire\, Art Internati onal\, Wired Magazine and The Independent.

DTEND:20150103 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20141025 GEO:37.8126156;-122.268794 LOCATION:Johansson Projects\,2300 Telegraph Ave. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:All Exit\, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy UID:352466 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141107T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20141107T170000 GEO:37.8126156;-122.268794 LOCATION:Johansson Projects\,2300 Telegraph Ave. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:All Exit\, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy UID:352467 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Spoke Art is proud to present: KUBRICK - An art show tribute to the films of Stanley Kubrick. Over 60 art ists were invited to re-imagine their favorite characters\, scenes and them atic concepts from one of the world&rsquo\;s most prolific directors. Spann ing a plethora of mediums from sculpture and painting to limited edition pr ints\, the show seeks to honor one of the 20th century&rsquo\;s most signif icant directors while also reinterpreting his impact in a contemporary cont ext.

Widely known for his controversial techniques and highly controlled directorial style\, Kubrick has fabricated a diverse repertoire of films and imagined worlds for his viewers. One of the great idiosyncrat ic masterminds in history&rsquo\;s cinema\, Kubrick has cultivated a notewo rthy genre completely his own. Critical discussions of humanity\, morality and social justice all appear in his work regularly. Contextually disparate but psychologically banded\, all of Kubrick&rsquo\;s films challenge the v iewer both intellectually and ethically. A true auteur\, Kubrick&rsquo\;s w ork pushes our understanding of human nature to severe place. Extreme viole nce\, salaciousness and deranged psychological behavior are commonplace mot ifs instrumented to establish Kubrick&rsquo\;s pessimistic undertones. Even through satire\, Kubrick manages to take levity to a place of lunatic prop ortion.

All the artists were allowed to select the film of th eir choosing\, there were no guidelines on subject matter or content. Each artist was given free reign to re-interpret and render their take on Kubric k&rsquo\;s entire cinematic collection. Resulting in a variegated display\, KUBRICK is an experiment in modernity\, a cross-section between film and a rt.

KUBRICK- An Art Show Tribute will debut on Satur day\, September 6th\, from 6pm - 10pm. There is no cover charge\, complimen tary beverages will be served and some artists will be in attendance. The e xhibition will be on view until September 27th.

DTEND:20140927 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140906 GEO:37.7886215;-122.4138738 LOCATION:Spoke Art\,816 Sutter Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kubrick- An Art Show Tribute\, Aaron Jasinski\, Akira Beard\, Alex Kirzhener\, Anarkitty\, Audrey Pongracz\, Bruce White\, Christine Hostetler \, Crowded Teeth\, Cuddly Rigor Mortis\, Cuyler Smith\, Dave Macdowell\, Ge ne Guynn\, Irma Rivera\, Jen Mann\, Jesse Riggle\, Johannah O’Donnell\, Joh n Wentz\, Jon Wayshack\, Kate Zambrano\, Kate Copeland\, Kiersten Essenprei s\, Mandy Tsung\, Michael Ramstead\, Nicole Gustafsson\, Robert Wilson\, Sa ndi Calistro\, Sarah Joncas\, Tim Maclean\, Veronica Fish\, epyon 5\, Megha n Stratman\, Adam Maida\, Brandon Schaefer\, Chris Skinner\, Chuck Sperry\, David Moscati\, Doug LaRocca\, Eiko Ojala\, Fernando Reza\, Glen Brogan\, James Gilleard\, Jermaine Rogers\, Jessica Deahl\, Joshua Budich\, Justin V anGenderen\, Blunt Graffix\, Oliver Barrett\, Rhys Cooper\, Sam Gilbey\, Sa m Ho\, Sam Smith\, Scott Mitchell\, Tim Jordan\, Tracie Ching\, Bartosz Kos owski\, Thomas Walker\, Van Orton Design\, Guillaume Morellec\, New Flesh\, Vincent Aseo\, Geoff Trapp\, Steve Yamane\, Ivonna Buenrostro\, Jayde Fish \, Brian Ewing\, Brian Methe UID:352463 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140906T220000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140906T180000 GEO:37.7886215;-122.4138738 LOCATION:Spoke Art\,816 Sutter Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kubrick- An Art Show Tribute\, epyon 5\, Anarkitty\, Vincent Aseo\, Oliver Barrett\, Akira Beard\, Glen Brogan\, Joshua Budich\, Ivonna Buenro stro\, Sandi Calistro\, Tracie Ching\, Rhys Cooper\, Kate Copeland\, Jessic a Deahl\, Van Orton Design\, Kiersten Essenpreis\, Brian Ewing\, Jayde Fish \, Veronica Fish\, New Flesh\, Sam Gilbey\, James Gilleard\, Blunt Graffix\ , Nicole Gustafsson\, Gene Guynn\, Sam Ho\, Christine Hostetler\, Aaron Jas inski\, Sarah Joncas\, Tim Jordan\, Alex Kirzhener\, Bartosz Kosowski\, Dou g LaRocca\, Dave Macdowell\, Tim Maclean\, Adam Maida\, Jen Mann\, Brian Me the\, Scott Mitchell\, Guillaume Morellec\, Cuddly Rigor Mortis\, David Mos cati\, Eiko Ojala\, Johannah O’Donnell\, Audrey Pongracz\, Michael Ramstead \, Fernando Reza\, Jesse Riggle\, Irma Rivera\, Jermaine Rogers\, Brandon S chaefer\, Chris Skinner\, Cuyler Smith\, Sam Smith\, Chuck Sperry\, Meghan Stratman\, Crowded Teeth\, Geoff Trapp\, Mandy Tsung\, Justin VanGenderen\, Thomas Walker\, Jon Wayshack\, John Wentz\, Bruce White\, Robert Wilson\, Steve Yamane\, Kate Zambrano UID:352464 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Fabrications \;is a pop-up bazaar drawing inspiration from a traditional Persian marketplace . Taraneh Hemami\, in this latest iteration of her \;Theory of Surv ivalproject\, invites twelve California-based Iranian artists to join her in engaging with Iranian political and cultural historical moments\, ex ploring decades of collective activism and revolutionary actions inside Ira n and in its larger diaspora.

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As an o ngoing project\, \;Theory of Survival \;invites artists\, scholars and audiences to engage with a historical archive belonging to the library of the Iranian Students Association of Northern California\, activ e from 1964 to 1982. Publications and documents from the archive reflect Ir anian and Bay Area history during the critical years between the CIA coup a nd the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution.

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Within a labyrinth of niches and patterned archways designed by the H. Majd Design Group\, the \;Fabrications \;bazaar is a si te for gathering and exchange: market booths overflow with handcrafted and manufactured objects\; a library boasts a growing collection of publication s and archives\; and a teahouse becomes a stage for performances\, games an d storytelling. The artists of \;Fabrications \;transform\ , exalt and comment on the commodification of the graphic imagery of underg round protest culture\, exploring a web of connections between past and cur rent radical movements across the globe.

DTEND:20141025 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Theory of Survival: Fabrications\, Ali Dadgar\, Morehshin Allahyari \, aZin seraj\, Haleh Niazmand\, Amitis Motevalli\, Sanaz Mazinani\, Gelare Khoshgozaran\, Hushidar Mortezaie\, Arash Fayez\, Amir H. Fallah\, Ala Ebt ekar\, Taravat Talepasand UID:352410 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T210000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140905T190000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Theory of Survival: Fabrications\, Morehshin Allahyari\, Ali Dadgar \, Ala Ebtekar\, Amir H. Fallah\, Arash Fayez\, Gelare Khoshgozaran\, Sanaz Mazinani\, Hushidar Mortezaie\, Amitis Motevalli\, Haleh Niazmand\, aZin s eraj\, Taravat Talepasand UID:352411 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In conjunction with his solo exhibition \;Games Are Forbidden in the Lab yrinth\, \;artist Javier Té\;llez has selected two historic films that connect to issues of confinement and dislocation pr esent within the exhibition.

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Learn more about the films\, get real-time updates leading up to the event\, and see who else is attending the screening of \;Titicut Follies \;+ \;Les maî\;tres fous \;(The Mad Masters).
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DTEND:20141120T210000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20141120T193000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute\,800 Chestnut Street \nSan Francisco \ , CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Screening: Titicut Follies + Les maîtres fous (The Mad Masters)\, J avier Téllez UID:352350 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth explores psychiatric confinement\, surveillance architecture\, and the game of ches s as strategically interrelated systems. The exhibition&rsquo\;s two major works\, Dü\;rer&rsquo\;s Rhinoceros (2010)\, and Chess (2014)\, dislocate perception through reenactments of delirium.

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Venezuelan-born artist Javier Té\;llez s taged his film Dü\;rer&rsquo\;s Rhinoceros within the panoptic on of Hospital Miguel Bombarda in Lisbon\, and collaborated with psychiatri c outpatients who form the film&rsquo\;s cast. Following Jeremy Bentham&rsq uo\;s original architectural plans for a panoptic institution\, the prison housed the criminally insane\, and operated continuously from 1896 until it s conversion in 2000 into a museum.

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B ombarda was the world&rsquo\;s only panopticon prison to surround an open c ourtyard\, and its small cells encircled a central surveillance tower. T&ea cute\;llez conducted workshops with the patients to develop fictional every day scenarios they enacted within the cells. These fragmented tableaux cont rast with voiceovers quoting Plato&rsquo\;s Cave\, Jeremy Bentham&rsquo\;s letter on the panopticon\, Kafka&rsquo\;s short story &ldquo\;The Burrow\,& rdquo\; and a patient&rsquo\;s imagined account of life inside the institut ion.

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A taxidermy rhinoceros adds abso rbing rhythm to the narrative&mdash\;during interludes between the diorama- like actions within the cells\, prisoners pull the animal around the courty ard perimeter. This melancholic motion refers to Albrecht Dü\;rer&rsquo \;s famous sixteenth-century engraving of Ganda\, the first rhinoceros to v isit Europe. Ganda landed in Portugal in 1515 as a gift to King Manuel I\, yet was re-gifted to Pope Leo X\, only to perish in a shipwreck en route fr om Portugal to Italy.

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In Chess\, Té\;llez deposes traditional chess pieces with psychiatric imple ments&mdash\;intricate anatomical assemblages resting on sample miniature b eds&mdash\;to form an uncertain playing field of expectant theatricality. T he giant game combines disparate references to psychiatry\, art history\, l iterature\, and mass culture\, such as Lewis Carroll\, Bruegel the elder\, Hieronymus Bosch\, electroconvulsive treatment\, the Rorschach test\, the M ichelin man\, and the Sharon Tate murders. Throughout the exhibition\, Chess will be activated with historic games and real-time performances .

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For nearly two decades\, mental ill ness has served as a primary locus of Téllezʼs practice. Working in collab oration with psychiatric patients\, Té\;llez&rsquo\;s films and insta llations diminish stereotypes associated with mental illness&mdash\;as crit ic Michè\;le Faguet stated\, &ldquo\;[they] engage in an ethical mann er with communities of individuals who live outside the models of normative behavior that define the parameters of a ʻsaneʼ society\, but that are con stantly shifting in relation to the ideological structures that determine t his social order.&rdquo\;

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Games A re Forbidden in the Labyrinth opens new spaces for play across formerl y closed systems\, and inverts the power dynamics between surveillance towe r and cell.

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About the Artist

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Javier Té\;llez was born in 1969 in Valencia\, Vene zuela. Té\;llez&rsquo\;s work has been shown nationally and internati onally in venues such as MoMA PS1\, New York\; ZKM\, Karlsruhe\, Germany\; Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art\, Berlin\; Museu Calouste Gulben kian\, Lisbon\; The Power Plant\, Toronto\; Museo Rufino Tamayo\, Mexico Ci ty\; S.M.A.K.\, Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art\, Ghent\; and Museum B oijmans Van Beuningen\, Rotterdam\, The Netherlands. His work was included in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012)\; TRACK\, Ghent (2012)\; Lyon Biennale (2011)\; Wh itney Biennial\, New York (2008)\; Manifesta\, Trento\, Italy (2008)\; Sydn ey Biennale (2008 and 2004)\; Yokohama Triennale\, Japan (2001)\; and Venic e Biennale (2003 and 2001). Té\;llez is a John Simon Guggenheim Memor ial Fellow (1999) and was a guest of the DAAD Artists-in-Residence Programm e in Berlin 2010 to 2011. A retrospective of his work opens at Kunsthaus Z& uuml\;rich in October 2014. He currently lives and works in New York.

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Games Are Forbidden in the Lab yrinth will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Roma Publicatio ns.

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Games Are Forbidden in th e Labyrinth at San Francisco Art Institute is co-presented with Kadist Art Found ation. Chess was jointly commissioned by REDCAT\, Los Angeles\, and Kadist Art Foundation\, San Francisco.

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All are welcome to a free public reception for the opening of \;Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth.< /em>

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This exhibition by international ly recognized\, Venezuelan-born artist Javier Té\;llez explores psych iatric confinement\, surveillance architecture\, and the game of chess as s trategically interrelated systems. The exhibition&rsquo\;s two major works\ , \;Dü\;rer&rsquo\;s Rhinoceros \;(2010)\, and \;< em>Chess(2014)\, dislocate perception through reenactments of delirium . For more information visit \;sfai.edu/labyrinth.

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Beer provided by \;Fort Point Beer Company.

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DTEND:20141213 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140909 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth\, Javier Téllez UID:352348 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140911T210000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140911T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth\, Javier Téllez UID:352349 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Javier Té\;llez will be in conversation with Joseph de l Pesco (K adist Art Foundation) and Hesse McGraw (SFAI) in conjunction with his s olo exhibition\, \;Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth\, in the Walter and Mc Bean Galleries. Their conversation will unravel issues of psychiatric confi nement\, surveillance\, and power in relation to the exhibition. \; Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth \;is on view at SFAI Septembe r 9&ndash\;December 13\, 2014.

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DTEND:20140909T210000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140909T193000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute\,800 Chestnut Street \nSan Francisco \ , CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artist Talk: Javier Téllez\, Javier Téllez UID:352347 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

What is so powerful about the erotic image? How does the ero tic inspire\, transform and politicize the viewer? From an ancient phallic sculpture and sexualized deities in Gorgeous to vintage physique p hotography and modern fetish websites\, journalist and documentary filmmake r Michael Stabile will discuss the unique ability of the erotic to challeng e cultural assumptions.

DTEND:20140821T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140821T180000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gorgeous Idea: Behind Closed Doors with Michael Stabile UID:352344 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder\, where are the line s between art\, kitsch and pornography? If beauty is only skin deep\, is ra ce skin deep as well? Join artist Việt Lê\;  \;in a conversation about the controversial politics of looking&mdash\;and the gorges of lookin g gorgeous&mdash\;through the lenses of camp\, desire\, loss and capital ga ins. \; \;

DTEND:20140904T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140904T190000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gorgeous Idea: The Skin/Skein I’m In with Việt Lê UID:352342 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Documentary film The Worlds of Bernice Bing illumin ates the life and times of visionary artist Bernice Bing (a.k.a. Bingo)&mda sh\;fine artist\, community activist\, lesbian\, and Asian American. Throug h archival footage and interviews with scholars\, colleagues\, and friends\ , the film documents the importance of Bing&rsquo\;s place in American art history.

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From her art studio in North Beach to her groundbreaking c ommunity work to her later life in rural northern California\, Bing chose n ot to follow the trends of the day and created art on her own terms. The fi lm tells the powerful and inspirational story of an American icon of the ar ts. Q&\;A and panel discussion follows the screening.

DTEND:20140928T160000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140928T140000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Divided Attentions: “The Worlds of Bernice Bing”\, Bernice Bing UID:352340 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

September 4 &ndash\; October 15\, 2014

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Artists' Reception: Thursday\, September 4\, 6 -8 pm

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Donna Brookman
Kristi ne Eudey
Arash Fayez \;
Alana Perino
Christie Ginanni St epan
Rodrigo Valenzuela
Michael Wilson &\; Natalie ZimmermanWenxin Zhang \;

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Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri\, 12-5:00pm\ ; Sat\, 12-4:30pm

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Gallery location:
2990 San Pablo Avenue\, Be rkeley\, CA 94702 \;
510-841-7000

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Kala Gallery is proud to present \;Open Seas\, a group exhibition that \;presents work by artists who explore the idea of borders from a wide range of perspe ctives.

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From political geography to psychological boundaries\, the idea of borders can mean a line\, an area\, an arc\, or a mark where someth ing begins and something ends. When there is a border\, a zone appears arou nd this line. Inside the zone is like a chrysalis with a flexible shell. It is in constant flux and a transitional state. It expands on its own mergin g the edges of the outside. Often it is an area where human desire and curi osity &ndash\; desire to see what&rsquo\;s not there and desire to change a nd transform\, come to life and/or collapse constantly.

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Tours of the Kala studio\, gallery and print archive are also availabl e by appointment. \;
A diverse collection of printmaking works is presented throughout Kala's gallery facility including the Mercy &\; Rog er Smullen Print and Media Study Center.

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For more information\, con tact Mayumi Hamanaka\, Kala Gallery Manager\, \;mayumi@kala.org \;or (510) 841-7000 ex 201 .

DTEND:20141015 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140904 GEO:37.8523369;-122.2868193 LOCATION:Kala Art Institute\,2990 San Pablo Avenue \nBerkeley\, CA 94702 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kala Art Exhibition: Open Seas \, Donna Brookman\, Kristine Eudey\, Arash Fayez\, Alana Perino\, Christie Ginanni Stepan\, Rodrigo Valenzuela\ , Michael Wilson\, Wenxin Zhang\, Natalie Zimmerman UID:352330 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140904T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140904T180000 GEO:37.8523369;-122.2868193 LOCATION:Kala Art Institute\,2990 San Pablo Avenue \nBerkeley\, CA 94702 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kala Art Exhibition: Open Seas UID:352331 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

1AM is pleased to present\, &ldquo\;Becoming Lucid&rdquo\;\, opening on September 4th\, 6: 30 &ndash\; 9:30pm. The exhibit will showcase oil paintings on canvas by Fr ench street artist and graphic designer\, Arthur Maslard a.k.a. RATUR.  \;

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Each painting in &ldquo\;Becoming Lucid&rdquo\; based off a comp uter-edited photo\, usually of the artist himself. He then uses the photo a s a guide to manipulate depth of field\, carefully rendering the foreground while allowing the mid and background to slip away into less contrasted il lustrations. As a result\, each painting contains in itself a sense of unre ality\; a dreaminess that seems to push forward out of the painting. The ha nds of his figures in particular seem to reach out of the canvas. Allying d igital work and technical virtuosity\, the series questions the painter&rsq uo\;s place in our overwhelmingly digital society and challenges the relati onship between street art and a more classical\, academic current.

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Born in 1983 in Le Havre\, France\, RATUR took after his father who was a g raphic designer and photographer. After high school\, he began studying vis ual communication with focuses in illustration and design. He quickly gravi tated toward graffiti art after a chance meeting with a graffiti artist fro m the nearby town Rouen\, Madkow. They later formed the MV3 crew along with RATUR&rsquo\;s brother Sckaro\, touring France to paint at various festiva ls and alongside other prominent graffiti crews. He has become known for hi s many illustrations and murals for playgrounds and skate parks throughout France as well as his designs for vinyl records\, logos\, and other digital forms of visual communication. He also works with Burning Man\, creating d igital designs for the yearly festival in Black Rock City\, Nevada.

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The exhibit will be on display until October 3rd. If you would like to pre view the show\, please contact artsales@1amsf.com.

DTEND:20141003 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140904 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM Gallery\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Becoming Lucid\, Ratur UID:352204 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140904T213000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140904T183000 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM Gallery\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Becoming Lucid\, Ratur UID:352205 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Now in its 18th&nbs p\;year of operation in downtown San Rafael\, Art Works Downtown will host a unique soiré\;e to raise funds for AWD's arts programing. The theme of the event is inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's \;Starry Night . The party will be in AWD's main gallery&mdash\;located at 1337 Fourth Str eet (between C and D)&mdash\;and in our pop-up parklet outside the gallery. Join art lovers from around the Bay Area to enjoy gourmet appetizers\, win e\, and live music. The event will also include an exclusive silent art auc tion. Creative attire encouraged.

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Pur chase tickets \;www.biddi ngforgood.com/artworksdowntown

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Li mited Tables Available.

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Silent online auction starts August 18

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Artist reception Saturday\, Sept 13\, 4-6pm\, Exhibit Septem ber 13 - November 1\, 2014

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Catharine Clark Gallery presents The Flu id\, a multi-media\, immersive exhibition of new work by Chris Doyle. The e xhibit will consist of new watercolors as well as a site-specific\, multi-c hannel video and audio installation in our main gallery space. In addition\ , Doyle's video Bright Canyon\, which debuted in Times Square in New York C ity earlier this year\, will be presented in our dedicated media room. Insp ired by the environs of the Hudson River\, Doyle draws on water as a point of departure to explore the intimate implications of fluidity in our ideas\ , our bodies and the physical landscape around us.

Water-in proc ess\, medium and thematic inspiration-permeates Doyle's new body of work. T his is the artist's fourth exhibit based on The Course of Empire series\, T homas Cole's canonical depiction of the cyclical bloom and decay of human c ivilization and the natural world. Doyle's work pushes this idea further-su ggesting erasure of the distinction between man and nature and proposing in stead a continuum along which we flow. This idea is embodied in an immersiv e audio-visual installation entitled The Fluid : equal parts multi-media ar tistry and visceral/emotional experience. The project draws on the profound environmental anxiety around water\, and in turn\, on the way that tension might be encoded into representations of contemporary landscape. Projected geometric abstractions embodying various forms of water\, combined with so und composed by musician Jeremy Turner\, envelop the viewer.

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DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:37.786598;-122.400509 LOCATION:Catharine Clark Gallery\,248 Utah Street Ground Floor\nSan Francis co\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Chris Doyle |The Fluid\, Chris Doyle UID:352058 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140913T180000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140913T160000 GEO:37.786598;-122.400509 LOCATION:Catharine Clark Gallery\,248 Utah Street Ground Floor\nSan Francis co\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Chris Doyle |The Fluid\, Chris Doyle UID:352059 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Fouladi Projects is very pleas ed to present another exciting solo exhibition of new multimedia works by t he Italian artist extraordinaire\, Laurina Paperina. For this show\, she co ntinues her irreverent parodies of celebrity\, now zeroing in on super hero es and pop culture icons. The subjects of her drawings\, animations and ins tallations are most often merrily maimed and killed in a myriad of ridiculo us ways\, executed in an earnest effort to remind us that not only are we a ll ultimately humans made of the same basic flesh and blood\, but also that life goes down much better with an ample helping of humor.

Laur ina Paperina (which translates from Italian to English as "Little Laura Lit tle Duck") grew up in a small town in Italy and immersed herself from a you ng age in an alternate universe filled with comic books\, cartoons and goof y characters. She hungrily gobbled these fantastical media forms up like fo od and they have since become an intrinsic part of her. Laurina's alter ego \, often indistinguishable from her "regular" self\, is\, in her own words\ , a "strange mutant with a human body and duck feet." She has exhibited ext ensively throughout Europe\, the USA and beyond. Her super power is her abi lity to create art that ameliorates the abundance of seriousness in the wor ld and makes us smile.

For more information and/or images contac t holly@fouladiprojects.com

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DTEND:20141018 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:37.7719101;-122.4232744 LOCATION:fouladi projects\,1803 Market St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Proud To Be A Hero\, Laurina Paperina UID:352036 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20140905T180000 GEO:37.7719101;-122.4232744 LOCATION:fouladi projects\,1803 Market St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Proud To Be A Hero\, Laurina Paperina UID:352037 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

On view simultaneously at SFMOMA and the Asian Art Museum\, \;Inside Out \;is the first exhibition in the United S tates exclusively dedicated to presenting works created since 1985 by artis ts from Mainland China\, Taiwan\, and Hong Kong\, and by artists who emigra ted from China within the last decade. The exhibition was jointly organized by SFMOMA and the Asia Society\, New York\, working with guest curator Gao Minglu of Harvard University. Gary Garrels\, SFMOMA Elise S. Haas chief cu rator and curator of painting and sculpture\, and Colin Mackenzie\, assista nt director and curator of galleries at the Asia Society\, New York\, serve d as advisory curators to Mr. Gao.

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Inside Out: New Chinese Art< /a> \;is organized by the Asia Society\, New York\, and the San Francis co Museum of Modern Art\; presented in San Francisco at the San Francisco M useum of Modern Art and the Asian Art Museum.

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The \;Inside Out: New Chinese Art \;exhibition and related programs are funded with major grants from The Starr Foundation\, the National Endowment for th e Arts\, The Rockefeller Foundation\, The W. L. S. Spencer Foundation\, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Taiwan portion of this project is supported in part by the Council for Cultural Affairs (ROC).

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The presentation at SFMOMA has been made possible by The Logan Family Foundation\, the Madeleine H. Russell Fund of the Columbia Foundation\, De nnis and Shannon Wong\, Carolina Woo\, and Ann and Robert S. Fisher. Additi onal support for related education programs at SFMOMA has been provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The presentation at the Asian Art Museum has been made possible by Lew and Suzie Coleman\, F rederick L. Gordon\, Sally and Bill Hambrecht\, Vickie and Bill Johnston\, and Maura and Robert Morey. Additional support for related education and cu ltural programs at the Asian Art Museum has been provided by a grant from t he Blakemore Foundation.

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Additional support for the education progr ams at SFMOMA and the Asian Art Museum has been provided by the Information Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco and b y International Audio-Visual Communication\, Inc.

DTEND:19990601 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:19990226 GEO:37.7859357;-122.4007612 LOCATION:SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\,151 3rd St. \nSan Fra ncisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Inside Out: New Chinese Art\, Xu Bing\, Yan Binghui\, Kum Chi-keung \, Chu Chia-Hua\, Huang Chih-Yang\, HOU Chun-Ming\, Song Dong\, Wang Gongxi n\, 21st Century Group\, Long-Tailed Elephant Group\, New Analysis Group\, Wenda Gu\, Wang Guangyi\, Cai Guo-Qiang\, Hong Hao\, Zhang Huan\, Chen Hui- Chiao\, Yuan Jai\, Ma Jian\, Ren Jian\, Geng Jianyi\, Wang Jin\, Wang Jinso ng\, Wang Jun-Jieh\, Pan Xing Lei\, Fang Lijung\, Shu-Min Lin\, Ma Liuming\ , XIAO LU\, Wu Mali\, Phoebe Man (Man Ching Ying)\, Zhang Peili\, Wang Peng \, Tsong Pu\, Wen Pulin\, Shu Qun\, Southern Artists Salon\, Li Shan\, Chen Shun-Chu\, HO Siu-Kee\, Tang Song\, Lin Tian-miao\, Wang Tiande\, Wu Tien- Chang\, Fang Tu\, Liu Wei\, Fang Wei-Wen\, To Weun\, Liu Xiangdong\, Zhang Xiaogang\, Su Xinping\, Yin Xiuzhen\, Mao Xuhui\, Cao Yong\, Huang Yong Pin g\, Song Yonghong\, Song Yongping\, Tim Yu\, Zhang Yu\, Danny Ning Tsun Yun g\, Qiu Zhijie\, Wu Shan Zhuan UID:352023 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:19990226T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:19990226T180000 GEO:37.7859357;-122.4007612 LOCATION:SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\,151 3rd St. \nSan Fra ncisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Inside Out: New Chinese Art\, Xu Bing\, Yan Binghui\, Kum Chi-keung \, Chu Chia-Hua\, Huang Chih-Yang\, HOU Chun-Ming\, Song Dong\, Wang Gongxi n\, 21st Century Group\, Long-Tailed Elephant Group\, New Analysis Group\, Wenda Gu\, Wang Guangyi\, Cai Guo-Qiang\, Hong Hao\, Zhang Huan\, Chen Hui- Chiao\, Yuan Jai\, Ma Jian\, Ren Jian\, Geng Jianyi\, Wang Jin\, Wang Jinso ng\, Wang Jun-Jieh\, Pan Xing Lei\, Fang Lijung\, Shu-Min Lin\, Ma Liuming\ , XIAO LU\, Wu Mali\, Phoebe Man (Man Ching Ying)\, Zhang Peili\, Wang Peng \, Tsong Pu\, Wen Pulin\, Shu Qun\, Southern Artists Salon\, Li Shan\, Chen Shun-Chu\, HO Siu-Kee\, Tang Song\, Lin Tian-miao\, Wang Tiande\, Wu Tien- Chang\, Fang Tu\, Liu Wei\, Fang Wei-Wen\, To Weun\, Liu Xiangdong\, Zhang Xiaogang\, Su Xinping\, Yin Xiuzhen\, Mao Xuhui\, Cao Yong\, Huang Yong Pin g\, Song Yonghong\, Song Yongping\, Tim Yu\, Zhang Yu\, Danny Ning Tsun Yun g\, Qiu Zhijie\, Wu Shan Zhuan UID:352024 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In conjunction with his solo e xhibition \;Games Are Forbidden i n the Labyrinth\, artist Javier Té\;llez has select ed two historic films that connect to issues of confinement and dislocation present within the exhibition.

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T iticut Follies (1967) is an American documentary film directed by Fred erick Wiseman about the patient-inmates of Bridgewater State Hospital for t he criminally insane\, a correctional institution located in Bridgewater\, Massachusetts.

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Les maî\;tres fous (The Mad Masters) (1955) is a short film directed by Fr ench director and ethnologist Jean Rouch about the \;Hauka \;moveme nt\, a religious movement rooted in French Colonial Africa in which individ uals performed the military ceremonies of their occupiers.

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Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth \;i s on view in the Walter and McBean Galleries at SFAI September 9&ndash\;Dec ember 13\, 2014.

DTEND:20141120T210000 DTSTAMP:20140823T181957 DTSTART:20141120T193000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Screening: Titicut Follies + Les maîtres fous (The Mad Masters)\, J avier Téllez UID:351941 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR