SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS
FIRST THURSDAY - 07.11.13 - Part III
(with assistance from Neal Strickberger and RWM)
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Gallery Wendi Norris: Journey Forth - Contemporary Landscape Between Technology and Tradition.
Artists: Brice Bischoff, Val Britton, Castaneda/Reiman, Kevin Cooley, Gregory Euclide, Patrick Jacobs, Tania Kitchell, Mary Anne Kluth, Matthew Moore, Clement Valla.
Review by RWM: Strange images of Nature stylishly depicted. Not all aesthetically pleasing, but one senses the power and presence of the wild out there, which by definition is sort of beyond design. Interesting to see the variety of ways to interact with all these plants growing towards and worshiping the sun. Existence is not always comfortable, but life has its ways. It also has observers.
Patrick Jacobs 7 1/2" peephole diorama (best of show) at Gallery Wendi Norris.
Diorama art by Patrick Jacobs in above image closer.
Runway takeoff video by Kevin Cooley (nicely done).
Sculptural assemblage by Gregory Euclide.
Alternate reality art by Mary Anne Kluth.
ABS plastic plant art by Tania Kitchell.
Tania Kitchell art in above image closer.
Brice Bischoff photography at Gallery Wendi Norris.
Art/installation by Castaneda/Reiman.
Photography by Matthew Moore.
Collage & watercolor art by Val Britton.
Val Britton art in above image closer.
Meridian Gallery: Cries, Chants, Shouts and Whispers... Songs of the Forgotten - Yisrael K. Feldsott.
Comment by AB: The art of Yisrael K. Feldsott is primitive and ethnographic in look and feel, but the issues he presents in his raw intense compositions are current and even more so, urgent.
Art by Yisrael K. Feldsott at Meridian Gallery.
Yisrael K. Feldsott art.
Art by Yisrael K. Feldsott.
Socio-political art by Yisrael K. Feldsott.
Attendance figures - Yisrael K. Feldsott art show at Meridian Gallery.
The Fairmont Hotel: John Waguespack.
Comment by AB: I'm told that John Waguespack is the Fairmont's first artist-in-residence. Not quite clear on how this all came about or whether this is the beginning of an ongoing program, but he's here for the next three days painting live in the lobby. Tonight, his work is on exhibit outdoors in the roof garden.
John Waguespack roof garden art show at The Fairmont Hotel.
Art in above image closer.
Art by John Waguespack.
Art closer (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Art closer (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Art with downtown San Francisco as backdrop.
Reception area - John Waguespack art show at The Fairmont Hotel.
RayKo Photo Center: One-of-a-Kind; I.O.P. I.E.D. (Inside Out Printer Improvised Explosive Device) - Artist-in-Residence, Jesse Boardman Kauppila.
One-of-a-Kind photographers: Alexandra Bellissimo, Christopher Colville, Klea McKenna, Laura Parker, Diane Pierce, Meghann Riepenhoff, Saul Robbins, Ian Van Coller, Mimi Youn.
Images courtesy of Neal Strickberger:
Photography by Alexandra Bellissimo at RayKo Photo Center.
Alexandra Bellissimo photograph in above image closer.
Ian Van Coller photographs.
Photography by Jesse Boardman Kauppila.
Turnout - group & solo photography shows at RayKo Photo Center.
SOMArts Gallery: Electronic Pacific. Curated by Justin Hoover.
Artists: JD Beltran, Thom Faulders, gal*in_dog aka Guillermo Galindo, Lynn Marie Kirby, Allison Leigh Holt, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Marya Krogstad, Juan Luna-Avin, Scott Minneman, Jenny Odell, Lizabeth Eva Rossof, Vaimaila Urale, Ai Weiwei, An Xiao, Li Xiaofei, Huang Xiaopeng, Beige (Kent Long & Vanessa O'Neil), Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Desmadre en Krisis, Laetitia Sonami.
Comment by AB: Artists essay on the impact of digital technological advances on the evolution of trans-Pacific cross-cultural interactions, exchanges and communications.
Punk history map by Juan Luna-Avin at .
Juan Luna-Avin cartography art closer.
Appropriated Google industrial image art by Jenny Odell.
Pinkie cam detail of Jenny Odell art above.
Commissioned self-portraits by Lizabeth Eva Rossof.
Participatory rock art installation by An Xiao.
Tattoos designed by Vaimaila Urale.
Live tattooing of Vaimaila Urale tattoos at SOMArts.
Let the tattooing begin - c/o Vaimaila Urale.
Styrofoam domicile art.
Inside art in above image (photo c/o Neal Strickberger).
Video installations in shipping containers.
Shipping container video installation.
Art by Allison Leigh Holt at .
Archival installation with Twinkies.
Galeria de la Raza and Studio 24: Mi Barrio Es Tu Barrio - Victor De La Rosa; Rio Yañez - Pocho Adventure Club.
Comment by AB: Victor De La Rosa uses textiles-- produced by both traditional and digital means-- to recount tales of The Mission as told by its residents, merchants and visitors. Next door at Studio 24, see a survey of prints and graphics by Rio Yañez.
Textile art by Victor De La Rosa at Galeria de la Raza.
Pinkie cam detail of textile portraits in above image.
Digital textile portrait art by Victor De La Rosa.
Traditional textile art by Victor De La Rosa.
Art by Victor De La Rosa at Galeria de la Raza.
Traditional textile art.
Circumstance - Victor De La Rosa art show at Galeria de la Raza.
Graphic art by Rio Yañez at Studio 24.
Rio Yañez print art closer.
Art by Rio Yañez.
Pocho Adventure Club by Rio Yañez at Studio 24.
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