JACK FISCHER - HOSFELT - SOMARTS - 941 GEARY
MICHAEL ROSENTHAL - NEW TIMEZONE
(with assistance from Clare Coppel and RWM)
Jack Fischer Gallery: Michelle Meunnig - Broken Open.
Review by RWM: Michelle Meunnig's abstracts with representational elements seem more suited to Spring and Summer than Winter. The life of the mind finds its place in her painted landscapes. The strange images surprise and suggest the need for introspection. You might just find bits and pieces of your psyche interspersed within Meunnig's fascinating symbology.
Art by Michelle Meunnig.
Art by Michelle Meunnig.
Michelle Meunnig in front of her art in above image.
Small art by Michelle Meunnig.
Art by Michelle Meunnig in above image closer.
Michelle Meunnig art.
Hosfelt Gallery: Seascapes and Surf Works - Russell Crotty.
Comment by AB: California artist Russell Crotty essays in ink and watercolor on paper and on painted spheres (or globes) suspended from the ceiling-- those certain to get your attention. According to the instruction manual, the art "interpret(s) his observations of natural and man-made phenomena." Worth a look.
Spherical art by Russell Crotty.
Backside of spherical art in above image by Russell Crotty.
Mega mini sketch art by Russell Crotty.
Mega mini sketch art in above image by Russell Crotty closer.
Globular art by Russell Crotty.
Art by Russell Crotty.
Russell Crotty sketchbook art.
SOMArts Gallery: Pacific Region Women's Caucus for Art - Blue Planet.
Artists: Allison Adams, Carolyn Applegate, Salma Arastu, Mariana Barnes, Ulla Barr, Tessie Barrera-Scharaga, Rebecca Bauen, Helen L. Bellaver, Sukey Bryan, Mike Callaghan, Kimberley Campisano, Paola Coda, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Lynn Dau, Mary Lou Dauray, Inouk Demers, Cynthia Eddings, Danielle Eubank, Trish Foschi, Sarah Beth Goncarova, Sevilla Granger, Rachel X. Hobreigh, Teresa Hsu, Ann Isolde, Uma Rani Iyli, Katherine Hisako Kodama, Audrey Kral, Linda Kunik, Mariette Leufkens, Nalyne Lunati, Leora Lutz, Meg Madison, Maggie Malloy, Laura D. McHugh, Jean B. Mills, Barbara Milman, Arlene Ferley Monzon, Leslie Morgan, Sandra Mueller, Brenda Oelbaum, Michele Ogilvie, Nora Raggio, Ally Richter, Anne W. Rosenfeld, Valerie Runningwolf, Elisa Salcedo, Pallavi Sharma, Diana B. Shore, Susan M. Sironi, Jennifer Kim Sohn, Virginia Stearns, Deborah Thomas, Leigh Toldi, Jillian Van Ness, Margi Weir, Sydney Zentall. Curated by Kim Abeles.
Comment by AB: Art about our most precious resource-- water-- as interpreted and depicted by 56 women artists.
Art about water c/o Pacific Region Women's Caucus for Art.
Ceramic art installation.
Official scorecard for the show.
Art about water.
Nice fabric frog specimen installation by Jennifer Kim Sohn.
Deep water denizen soft sculpture.
Really big painting about water.
Art about water.
New Timezone Gallery: Group Show.
Artists: Tim DeSoto, Fred Crum, Jack Freeman, Frank Sillman, Tripp Scott, Derf Murk.
Comment by AB: The art on exhibit ranges from abstract to surrealism; don't forget to check out the backyard. My faves? Spiffy cut paper creatures by Fred Crum-- $10-$300.
Art by Tim DeSoto (four on the right) & Jack Freeman (one on the left).
Jack Freeman in front of his art.
Cut paper creature art by Fred Crum.
More cut paper creature art by Fred Crum - fun stuff.
More paintings by Jack Freeman out back.
More art by Tim DeSoto out back.
941 Geary Gallery: A New Beginning.
Artists: The Clayton Brothers, Kofie One, Mark Warren Jacques, Erik Otto, Tim Biskup, Joshua Petker, Cheryl Molnar, Michael Page, David Bayus, David Grant, Lina Marie Rincon, Oliver Vernon, David Choong Lee, Henry Gunderson, Scott Hove, Robert Minervini, Jon Todd, Hush.
Review by Clare Coppel: 941 Geary, a new gallery from Justin Giarla, owner and curator of The Shooting Gallery and White Walls, opens tonight with "A New Beginning" (June 26-July 10), an exhibit of large, colorful, exquisite and fantastical paintings and one gigantic pink frosted feral Freudian chandelier (Scott Hove). The space its self is a beautifully remodeled automotive garage perfect for exhibiting large-scale pieces.
Review by RWM: Nice variety of work on display, a healthy percentage trending abstract and surreal. The abstracts are lively, but the surrealist works impress even more. Vibrant colors and contrasts and strange associations draw you into the compositions. But watch out! Look too closely and you may never escape.
Comment by AB: Fine spacious new exhibition space brought to you by the management of the Shooting Gallery/White Walls complex, just down the block and around the corner. The inaugural group show certainly warrants a perusal.
Here we are - 941 Geary Gallery (alley entrance). Shall we? You betcha!
Sweet. Love the high ceilings. You can show some really big-ass art in here.
Scott Hove and his confection chandelier in above image closer.
Art installation by David Choong Lee.
David Choong Lee in front of his art in above image.
Art by The Clayton Brothers.
Art (kinda like 'em).
Group show at Michael Rosenthal Gallery.
One more from group show at Michael Rosenthal Gallery.