GEORGE LAWSON - CENTER FOR THE BOOK - ROOT DIVISION
BASH - NWVSF - LOST ART SALON
(with assistance from RWM)
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George Lawson Gallery: Tama Hochbaum - Silver Screen, Dancers; Erin Lawlor - Four Paintings, London Fields.
Review by RWM: Fun to see the film dance sequence photographs on aluminum by Tama Hochbaum which refuse to be static. Hard to identify these scenes which sometimes have icons in action. You can easily get caught up in the movement.
In the rear gallery, great large brushstrokes by Erin Lawlor are like looking at art in process. One gets lost in the enactment of the work. Would like to have seen more.
Comment by AB: Tama Hochbaum tells me her photographs are scenes from famous black & white films, some of her mother's all-time favorites, taken at all kinds of angles directly from a television screen.
Photographs of vintage films on TV by Tama Hochbaum at George Lawson Gallery.
Tama Hochbaum and her photography.
Photos of famous black & white film dance scenes on TV by Tama Hochbaum.
Erin Lawlor and her art at George Lawson Gallery.
Art by Erin Lawlor.
Long view - Tama Hochbaum and Erin Lawlor art show at George Lawson Gallery.
San Francisco Center for the Book: The Janus Press at Sixty.
Comment by AB: Claire Van Vliet started The Janus Press in Monterey in 1954. Her limited edition books mainly marry poetry with the printmaking arts. Books from every decade of the press' existence are on exhibit here.
Janus Press limited editions at San Francisco Center for the Book.
Art/poetry blends published by The Janus Press.
Some Janus Press publications look more like sculptures than books.
Poetry and art c/o The Janus Press.
They even have Janus Press edibles.
Plaudits and testimonials in progress at San Francisco Center for the Book.
Root Division: The Museum of Broken Relationships.
Comment by AB: This contemplative show has nothing to do with art. It's about the objects, items, personal possessions and mementos lovers leave behind when relationships end... and the tales that go with them. Worth seeing as well as reading; don't miss next year's.
Possessions former lovers leave behind at Root Division.
Fashion droppings from past relationships.
Someone even left their hair.
Undergarment leftovers from broken relationships.
Big pants and a diet book.
Attendance figures - Museum of Broken Relationships at Root Division.
Bash Contemporary: Myth, Magic & Lore.
Artists: Sandra Yagi, Christopher Ulrich, David Van Gough, Jeff Christensen, Paolo Petrangelli, Hannah Yata, Julianna Menna, Jean Pierre Arboleda, PeeMonster, Mab Graves and members of the Copycat Violence Collective (Alexandra Garant, M de Vena, Marjolien Caljouw, Ellen Wilberg, Matthew Dutton, Catherine Moore, Stephanie Law, Faye Osman, Laurie McClave, Amanda Stalter, Kamille Freske, Helena Reis, Julia Gabrielov, Emi Slade, Dean McDowell, Kmye Chan, Brynn Elizabeth, Megan Buccere, Patricia Ariel, Melissa Hartley, Jel Ena, Liliy Buth, Brianna Angelakis.
Comment by AB: Dark, eerie, surreal, mysterious and unsettling are descriptives that come to mind as you peruse these diminutive works.
Art by Alexandra Garant at Bash Contemporary.
Art by Amanda Stalter (left).
Sculpture from Myth, Magic & Lore group show at Bash Contemporary.
L-R, art by Brynn Elizabeth and Catherine Moore.
Art by Jeff Christensen (left) and David Van Gough (center).
Jel Ena art.
Gallery view - Myth, Magic & Lore group show at Bash Contemporary.
NWVSF Gallery: Group Show.
Artists: Steve Smith, Kari Byron, Brett Walker, David Benzler, Griffin McPartland/Urich, Jake Watling, Joe Distafano, Danie Flores, Alex Brown, Bill McRight, The Grime, Mat O'Brien, Ryan De La Hoz, Wesley Bolton, Henry Lewis.
Comment by AB: A little bit of this and a little bit of that.
Fun at the party art by Brett Walker at NWVSF Gallery.
Art at your basic free range group show.
Joe Distefano art.
Relative density - group art show at NWVSF Gallery.
Lost Art Salon: Modern Romantics - Group Show.
Comment by AB: Sometimes lost art is better off staying lost.
Stray art everywhere at Lost Art Salon.
No shortage of leaners either.
Art, art and art.
Altitudinary - the main gallery space at Lost Art Salon.