SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS
FIRST THURSDAY - 07.11.13 - Part I
(with assistance from RWM)
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Anthony Meier Fine Arts: Sarah Cain - Loud Object.
Comment by AB: Sarah Cain bolts the instant she sees me, possibly because I had a thing or two to say about an installation she did NINE years ago. Ancient history, but history the just the same, though perhaps after that amount of time letting bygones be bygones might conceivably be an option, wouldn't you think? Moving more towards the present, I kinda liked her 2009 show at Anthony Meier, but this time around, I'm lovin' it, especially the two largest works, especially especially the cardboard construction framed with tightly crimped lengths of white painted canvas, the surface of the piece divided into four TV screen-like sectors, each cordoned off from the others by a faux white mat with ersatz beveled gold edge. Really superb... and one of the freshest artworks I've seen out and about in a while. Good stuff; check it out.
Art by Sarah Cain at Anthony Meier Fine Arts (love it).
Sarah Cain art in above image from the side.
Art by Sarah Cain in above image closer.
Sarah Cain art.
Art by Sarah Cain at Anthony Meier Fine Arts (nicely done).
Embedded necklace art by Sarah Cain in above image closer.
Art by Sarah Cain.
Art by Sarah Cain.
Sarah Cain art in above image closer at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Dolby Chadwick Gallery: Charley Brown - Divergence; Gonzalo Fuenmayor - They Say I Came Back Americanized.
Review by RWM: Wild. Crazy. Zany. Outlandish Hats. Bananas. Things you might have never seen before, the workings of a sensitive and strange outlook on a strange world. Bizarre is the art of Gonzalo Fuenmayor.
Comment by AB: In the front gallery, Charley Brown's slick broadband two-color abstracts reside at the junction of Franz Kline and Ellsworth Kelly with perhaps a dash of Kasimir Malevich thrown in.
Art by Gonzalo Fuenmayor at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Banana chandelier art by Gonzalo Fuenmayor.
Gonzalo Fuenmayor art in above image closer.
Art by Gonzalo Fuenmayor.
Art by Charley Brown.
Charley Brown (left) discusses his art at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Art by Charley Brown.
Circumstance - Charley Brown & Gonzalo Fuenmayor art at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Scott Richards Contemporary Art: Peter Anton - Random Acts of Indulgence.
Comment by AB: Unimaginably sumptuous supersized sweets, so real looking that you can barely keep your appetite off of them. The best part is that if you look carefully at the candy in the boxes, you'll see someone's been sampling the calories because various bonbons are partially eaten. I gained two pounds just looking at this show. Stop on by.
Bonbon art by Peter Anton at Scott Richards Contemporary Art.
Peter Anton art in above image closer.
Peter Anton engages the fan base at Scott Richards Contemporary Art.
Dessert art by Peter Anton.
Dessert art by Peter Anton in above image closer.
Mega cake by Peter Anton.
Candy box art by Peter Anton.
Turnout - Peter Anton art show at Scott Richards Contemporary Art.
Rena Bransten Gallery: Ian McDonald - Parts and Pottery.
Comment by AB: Precision ceramics sheathed in perfect earthy glazes by Ian McDonald blend the best of art and industry. Worth seeing.
Ceramic art by Ian McDonald at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Ian McDonald ceramic art closer.
Ceramic art by Ian McDonald.
Ian McDonald at his Rena Bransten Gallery art show.
Ceramic sculpture by Ian McDonald.
Essence - Ian McDonald art show at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Robert Koch Gallery: Joshua Lutz - Hesitating Beauty; Identity - Psychological Portraiture.
Psychologica Portraiture photographers: Delaney Allen, Roger Ballen, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Dita Pepe, Jan Saudek.
Comment by AB: In his intimate heartfelt documentary, Joshua Lutz essays in imagery on his mother's decline in mental health and the impact of this adversity on his family. Kinda sad, but nicely done. Also on the docket is a group portrait show, the kind of portraits where you're allowed ample latitude in the way of interpretation.
Photography by Joshua Lutz at Robert Koch Gallery.
Photographs by Joshua Lutz.
Joshua Lutz photography in above image closer.
Renditions of family photographs by Joshua Lutz.
Photography by Delaney Allen at Robert Koch Gallery.
Jan Saudek photography.
Photograph by Dita Pepe.
Portrait photograph by Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1966).
Photography by Roger Ballen at Robert Koch Gallery.
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