ALTMAN SIEGEL - K IMPERIAL - STEPHEN WIRTZ
WENDI NORRIS - ANDREA SCHWARTZ
MERIDIAN - ELECTRIC WORKS
(with assistance from RWM)
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Altman Siegel Gallery: New Year's Day Swimmers.
Artists: Laeh Glenn, Sanya Kantarovsky, Sara VanDerBeek, Emily Wardill.
Comment by AB: Partially framed paintings, abstract figurations, screen prints on fabric, color field work, photography (one of which is a c-print of a mirror), and a steel sculpture surfaced in mica comprise this gratifying glimpse at the innovative brink of creative endeavor. Sidle on by.
Art by Sanya Kantarovksy at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Laeh Glenn art.
Sculpture by Sara VanDerBeek at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Reflective art by Sara VanDerBeek.
Art by Laeh Glenn at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Laeh Glenn art in above image closer.
Art by Emily Wardill at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Sanya Kantarovksy art at Altman Siegel Gallery.
K Imperial Fine Art: Thinking Like the Universe Opens.
Artists: Miguel Arzabe, Gina Borg, Fritz Chesnut, Claire Colette, Bryan de Roo, David Fought, Desiree Holman, Adam Sorensen, Andy Vogt, Lena Wolff.
Comment by RWM: Cosmic, but not galactic. Fascinating places visited. Alien. Outlandish.
Comment by AB: This "investigation into psychedelic landscapes and geometric cosmic patterns" is presented in conjunction with a similar show at Hatch Gallery in Oakland.
Art by Gina Borg at K Imperial Fine Art.
David Fought and his sculpture at K Imperial Fine Art.
Art by Desiree Holman (left) - Gina Borg (right).
David Fought, Andy Vogt, Miguel Arzabe, Aimee Friberg, Gina Borg, Claire Colette.
Art, l-r by Claire Colette, Andy Vogt, Fritz Chesnut
Art by Andy Vogt in above image closer at K Imperial Fine Art.
Adam Sorensen art at K Imperial Fine Art.
Stephen Wirtz Gallery: Catherine Wagner - trans/literate.
Comment by AB: Braille texts of important literary classics are photographed by Catherine Wagner in diptych fashion-- solemn and contextless-- one image with the book closed, and the adjacent image with the book open. In the lower righthand corner of each image is the braille title and author of the tome in question printed one superimposed over the other. Cogitate on the history, evolution and permutations of the written word here. Plus special added bonus-- a show statement that easily qualifies as a masterpiece of grandiloquence. Good art; go see.
Photography by Catherine Wagner at Stephen Wirtz Gallery.
Photographs by Catherine Wagner.
Catherine Wagner (center) & affiliates at her Stephen Wirtz Gallery solo show.
Braille book photography by Catherine Wagner.
Pinkie cam detail of Catherine Wagner braille book photograph.
Photographs by Catherine Wagner at Stephen Wirtz Gallery.
Population density - Catherine Wagner photography show at Stephen Wirtz Gallery.
Gallery Wendi Norris: Dorothea Tanning - Unknown but Knowable States.
Comment by AB: Impressive retrospective survey of the noted Surrealist Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012) consists of works dating from the period 1960-1979 when she was living in Paris, mainly paintings, but also including several rather striking sculptural works. By this point in her career, she has evolved into semi-representational forms of expression while retaining her distinct surreal feel. Definitely worth a visit.
Art by Dorothea Tanning at Gallery Wendi Norris.
Dorothea Tanning sculpture and works on paper.
Painting and sculpture by Dorothea Tanning at Gallery Wendi Norris.
Dorothea Tanning art in above image closer.
Small paintings by Dorothea Tanning at Gallery Wendi Norris.
Art by Dorothea Tanning in above image closer (index finger to thumb = 6 3/4").
Dorothea Tanning art at Gallery Wendi Norris.
Attendance figures - Dorothea Tanning retrospective art show at Gallery Wendi Norris.
Meridian Gallery: Regarding Configurations - Dennis Parlante & Matt Gonzalez.
Comment by AB: This mega collage-a-thon features an extensive and choice selection of works by veteran artist Dennis Parlante in the first floor gallery. Parlante is known for his adeptness at combining vintage and contemporary elements in his art. In second floor gallery, enjoy recent work by Matt Gonzalez. Particularly notable is a small group of complex brightly colored pieces. He's also added polychromed reclaimed scrap wood assemblages to his repertoire. It's all good here.
Wall of collage art by Dennis Parlante at Meridian Gallery.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Dennis Parlante in above image.
Dennis Parlante and his art in top image closer at Meridian Gallery.
Collage art by Dennis Parlante.
Art by Dennis Parlante in above image closer at Meridian Gallery.
Collage art by Matt Gonzalez.
Matt Gonzalez and his art at Meridian Gallery.
Art by Matt Gonzalez at Meridian Gallery.
Pinkie cam detail of collage art by Matt Gonzalez in above image.
Art by Matt Gonzalez closer at Meridian Gallery.
Electric Works: Tuning For The Edge Of The Line - Elaine Buckholtz.
Comment by AB: Elaine Buckholtz creates art with light-- and exceptionally well at that. Options here include chromogenic prints, sculptural works incorporating light, a pattern print with undulating light patterns projected over it to produce the illusion of a moving "painting", and a kinetic assemblage with vintage television and whirring cylinder, the totality of which she cryptically refers to as a self-portrait. Nicely done; check it out.
Comment by RWM: Beautiful color schemes. Interesting post-production for designs that shimmer. Beautiful and psychedelic light shows.
Art by Elaine Buckholtz at Electric Works.
Art by Elaine Buckholtz.
Elaine Buckholtz and her art at Electric Works.
Light art by Elaine Buckholtz.
Art by Elaine Buckholtz in above image close at Electric Works.
Art by Elaine Buckholtz at Electric Works.
Elaine Buckholtz talks art while standing in front of her moving "painting".
Andrea Schwartz Gallery: 3+2+1.
Artists: Tom Bolles, Andrew Burgess, Luis Garcia-Nerey, David Jansheski, Barbara Kronlins, Emilio Lobato.
Comment by RWM: Nice group show of artists past and present. Interesting variety, abstraction, and stylizations of the big city. Fun time and wonderful music.
Tom Bolles art at Andrea Schwartz Gallery.
Collage art by Barbara Kronlins.
Collage art by Barbara Kronlins closer at Andrea Schwartz Gallery.
Luis Garcia-Nerey art from group show at Andrea Schwartz Gallery.