ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/show en-us 40 Nancy Youdelman - TAI Modern - December 13th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Youdelman's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery presents a new body of work that reflects the artist's continued engagement with themes of memory, mortality, femininity and the capacity of objects to capture these concepts. The artist's mixed media sculptures are the results of a unique studio practice in which she collects and assembles vintage clothing, antique jewelry, and organic elements such as flowers and leaves.&nbsp;<br /><br />The artist uses this debris of past lives to create sculptural assemblages. Each unique and uniquely precious, the second-hand objects she collects provide a driving vision from which she crafts embellished dresses and thread-bound bundles. These bound objects combine shoes, hair rollers, dolls and kitchen utensils, markers of a warmly familiar domestic realm that exhibit Youdelman's fascination with the material objects that are left behind after people move on or pass away. "It is my desire to suggest the fleeting, beautiful yet bittersweet nature of our existence," she said in a recent statement. Each sculpture offers a personal and accessible window into the distant past. Always resplendent, they are also often disquieting, a nuanced blend of homage and nostalgia.<br /><br />"I buy supplies for my work on eBay ... I sort the jewelry by color and type. One of my studio tables is covered in sorted jewelry. Simply viewing these materials generates ideas for artwork," Youdelman said.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em>Ultimate Party Dress</em>&nbsp;is an immaculate gown&nbsp;encrusted&nbsp;with lyrical strands of pearls and shimmering rhinestone brooches. Of her process, the artist said, "I noticed a massive lot of vintage pearl necklaces. I was able to win the<br /> <div class="a6S" dir="ltr"> <div id=":1bc" class="T-I J-J5-Ji aQv T-I-ax7 L3 a5q" data-tooltip-class="a1V" data-tooltip="Download">&nbsp;</div> </div> auction and&nbsp;then began buying rhinestone jewelry with the idea that I would load up the dress with all sorts of beautiful embellishments, once important to the wearer but cast away." Each sculpture is a literal and figurative treasure trove, both preserving and relishing in these beloved remnants of the past.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><br />Nancy Youdelman has been exhibiting her artwork since 1971. She has the distinction of having been part of the very first feminist art class that was taught by Judy Chicago in 1970 at California State University, Fresno.&nbsp; She continued her participation in the Feminist Art Program (1971-1973) at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, where she participated in the internationally acclaimed project,&nbsp;<em>Womanhouse&nbsp;</em>(1972), receiving her BFA from CalArts in 1973 and her MFA with an emphasis in sculpture from UCLA in 1976.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Youdelman has had a varied and interesting career: she worked as an artistic consultant on the 1975 Rolling Stones concert in Los Angeles, was a founding member of both Grandview Gallery at the historic Woman's Building in Los Angeles and Double X, a feminist collective, and was a university art instructor for 20 years.&nbsp; Her extensive exhibition record includes many national exhibitions including a recent solo show and teaching residency at Penn State University in Philadelphia in 2014.&nbsp; She has been the recipient of numerous awards including grants from the Pollock/Krasner and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundations.&nbsp;</div> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:27:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Nancy Youdelman - TAI Modern - December 12th - January 17th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Youdelman's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery presents a new body of work that reflects the artist's continued engagement with themes of memory, mortality, femininity and the capacity of objects to capture these concepts. The artist's mixed media sculptures are the results of a unique studio practice in which she collects and assembles vintage clothing, antique jewelry, and organic elements such as flowers and leaves.&nbsp;<br /><br />The artist uses this debris of past lives to create sculptural assemblages. Each unique and uniquely precious, the second-hand objects she collects provide a driving vision from which she crafts embellished dresses and thread-bound bundles. These bound objects combine shoes, hair rollers, dolls and kitchen utensils, markers of a warmly familiar domestic realm that exhibit Youdelman's fascination with the material objects that are left behind after people move on or pass away. "It is my desire to suggest the fleeting, beautiful yet bittersweet nature of our existence," she said in a recent statement. Each sculpture offers a personal and accessible window into the distant past. Always resplendent, they are also often disquieting, a nuanced blend of homage and nostalgia.<br /><br />"I buy supplies for my work on eBay ... I sort the jewelry by color and type. One of my studio tables is covered in sorted jewelry. Simply viewing these materials generates ideas for artwork," Youdelman said.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em>Ultimate Party Dress</em>&nbsp;is an immaculate gown&nbsp;encrusted&nbsp;with lyrical strands of pearls and shimmering rhinestone brooches. Of her process, the artist said, "I noticed a massive lot of vintage pearl necklaces. I was able to win the<br /> <div class="a6S" dir="ltr"> <div id=":1bc" class="T-I J-J5-Ji aQv T-I-ax7 L3 a5q" data-tooltip-class="a1V" data-tooltip="Download">&nbsp;</div> </div> auction and&nbsp;then began buying rhinestone jewelry with the idea that I would load up the dress with all sorts of beautiful embellishments, once important to the wearer but cast away." Each sculpture is a literal and figurative treasure trove, both preserving and relishing in these beloved remnants of the past.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><br />Nancy Youdelman has been exhibiting her artwork since 1971. She has the distinction of having been part of the very first feminist art class that was taught by Judy Chicago in 1970 at California State University, Fresno.&nbsp; She continued her participation in the Feminist Art Program (1971-1973) at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, where she participated in the internationally acclaimed project,&nbsp;<em>Womanhouse&nbsp;</em>(1972), receiving her BFA from CalArts in 1973 and her MFA with an emphasis in sculpture from UCLA in 1976.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Youdelman has had a varied and interesting career: she worked as an artistic consultant on the 1975 Rolling Stones concert in Los Angeles, was a founding member of both Grandview Gallery at the historic Woman's Building in Los Angeles and Double X, a feminist collective, and was a university art instructor for 20 years.&nbsp; Her extensive exhibition record includes many national exhibitions including a recent solo show and teaching residency at Penn State University in Philadelphia in 2014.&nbsp; She has been the recipient of numerous awards including grants from the Pollock/Krasner and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundations.&nbsp;</div> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:25:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Group Show - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - November 28th - January 3rd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Holiday Exhibition 2014, includes recent work from 19 gallery artists. Please join us for a gallery reception with local artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Gallery Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday Week</strong><br />Tuesday&nbsp;10-5<br />Wednesday&nbsp;10-4<br />Thursday, Thanksgiving, Closed&nbsp;<br />Friday 11-5<br />Saturday&nbsp;10-5<br />Sunday&nbsp;12-4&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:40:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Charla Khanna - Tansey Contemporary - November 29th - December 16th Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:30:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Group Show - Tansey Contemporary - November 21st - January 6th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>small scale, BIG IDEAS</strong>&nbsp;presents a collection of special works from gallery artists. Collectively, the show includes exceptional works of fine art and craft across a broad range of media including painting, ceramics, sculpture, glass, beading, weaving, and mixed media. See below for specific participating artists.<br /><br />This is a multi-media group exhibition featuring smaller versions of the gallery&rsquo;s artists work perfect for the Holiday giving and sharing season. Including:<br />Bob Cardinale ~&nbsp;<em>Sculpture</em><br />Judith Content ~&nbsp;<em>Jewelry</em><br />Susan Taylor Glasgow ~&nbsp;<em>Glass</em><br />Teri Greeves ~&nbsp;<em>Beadwork</em><br />Aaron Karp ~&nbsp;<em>Painting</em><br />Lewis Knauss ~&nbsp;<em>Weaving</em><br />Frances Priest ~&nbsp;<em>Ceramic Sculpture</em><br />Joe Spear ~&nbsp;<em>Bronze Sculpture&nbsp;</em><br />Jeff Uffelman &amp; Hannah Finn ~&nbsp;<em>Painting</em><br />Sheryl Zacharia ~&nbsp;<em>Ceramic Sculpture&nbsp;</em><br />Irina Zaytceva ~&nbsp;<em>Handbuilt porcelain</em><br />Eunsuh Choi ~&nbsp;<em>Glass</em></p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:29:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Sarah Hurwitz, John Babbitt - Modified Arts - December 5th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:22:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Sarah Hurwitz - Modified Arts - November 21st - December 13th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001wgTqQMygmzA5_iJGb9oufVKN3KYxjg0J9elrX0Bh657UcSI_1NLfTQUw0H5C6ugHoyX4YOmLbM10MfFugkDA1PVmMy3XSV9i5dDH3mNpX3z9AJSVOJwHOz70p3U2LJg_brhQ843ARvupnoT1i9_ze3JU0SxsVgjCsPZdD7qa9Z4=&amp;c=x3qcVjXr2CYIesNavNjAVqUQI6VvOaLgBYs1v8TYsZlyLPnkcsKhxw==&amp;ch=2cF_TomOI3_DYxzX8OYV6_UNshSr4R_u-7OyiW1YELbY3wQMA9ltzw==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Sarah Hurwitz</a></strong>&nbsp;doesn't want&nbsp;us to forget the elephant in the room. After several widely acclaimed exhibitions as a member of the eye lounge artist collective and interactive public art commissions for&nbsp;<strong>Scottsdale Public Art</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Roosevelt Row</strong>, Arizona native Hurwitz makes her Modified Arts debut with "An Elephant Never Forgets." Centered around a room-sized elephant sculpture, the artist's work spirals outward from there-"recalling" the memories of the elephant in a series of fantastical drawings which will envelope the gallery's front room. While memory is vital to this body of work, it is truly the imagination which allows Hurwitz's work to take off and grab the viewer.</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:20:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list