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  • HOSFELT - BRIAN GROSS - STEVEN WOLF

    BASH - MARKET STREET

    07.12.14 Part I

    (with assistance from RWM)

    Art Consulting from Alan Bamberger

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    Hosfelt Gallery: Holding It Together - Collage, Montage, Assemblage.

    Artists: John Ashbery, Rina Banerjee, Joe Brainard, Sarah Cain, Nick Cave, Bruce Conner, Jean Conner, Jay DeFeo, Mathew Hale, Tim Hawkinson, Jess, Matt Lipps, Emil Lukas, Ruth Marten, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, John O'Reilly, Patricia Piccinini, Liliana Porter, Alan Rath, Ed Ruscha, Raymond Saunders, Andrew Schoultz, William T. Wiley.

    Review by RWM: Big show with much to admire and think about. There are puzzling pieces that make one pause and look again and again, but it is not clear if they are meant to be cerebral. Of particular interest are disturbing fleshy pink sculptures which capture sometimes repugnant or gross encounters with the living form.

    Comment by AB: Over sixty works of art by 24 artists span nearly sixty years of consummate creativity. Stop on by.

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    Large art by Andrew Schoultz at Hosfelt Gallery.

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    Detail of art in above image (nicely done).

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    Andrew Schoultz and his art at Hosfelt Gallery.

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    Art by Tim Hawkinson.

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    Art by Nick Cave.

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    Art by Raymond Saunders.

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    Sculpture by Patricia Piccinini.

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    Patricia Piccinini sculpture in above image closer.

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    Assemblage by William T Wiley.

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    Art with feathers from group show at Hosfelt Gallery.

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    Torn paper collage art by Vik Muniz (I think).

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    Torn paper collage art in above image closer.

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    Collage and assemblage art.

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    Long view - collage, montage & assemblage group show at Hosfelt Gallery.

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    Brian Gross Fine Art: Donald FeasÚl - Cannery Park Paintings.

    Review by RWM: You might be reminded of Jackson Pollack here, but these works capture the static and energy of the mind rather than the gut. You seem to be entering the electrical psyche in art that is invigorating and gives you reason to pause. It is not clear if the compositions are painted vertically or not, but there are clearly some ordained brush strokes here. Interesting encounters with life force that has made it onto the canvas.

    Comment by AB: Donald FeasÚl tells me that he uses about a half-dozen bottles, each with a different type of opening, to squirt thinned acrylic paints directly onto the canvas.

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    Donald FeasÚl and his art at Brian Gross Fine Art.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.

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    Art by Donald FeasÚl.

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    Donald FeasÚl art.

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    Art by Donald FeasÚl.

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    Expanse - Donald FeasÚl art show at Brian Gross Fine Art.

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    Steven Wolf Fine Arts: What Keeps Mankind Alive.

    Artists: Robert Fried, Victor Moscoso, Billboard Liberation Front, Anthony Discenza, Jacqueline Gordon.

    Comment by AB: Art meets advertising in this crossover show starring a never-used billboard by Robert Fried for a 1969 San Francisco music festival called Wild West that never happened. Also on the docket are a Victor Moscoso mural designed for installation on MUNI busses, commercial product subversions by Billboard Liberation Front, a floor-to-ceiling homily by Anthony Discenza and auditory art by Jacqueline Gordon.

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    Exhortation art by Anthony Discenza at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.

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    Billboard art by Robert Fried.

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    MUNI bus placard art by Victor Moscoso.

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    MUNI bus placard art by Victor Moscoso.

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    Subversive advertising art by Billboard Liberation Front.

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    Camel ad art in above image closer.

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    Installation view - group show at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.

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    Bash Contemporary: Red Tide.

    Artists: Martin Stensaas, Oyster Pirates (Sri Whipple, Jason Wheatley/Ti Ku, Christian Michael), Sunny Strasburg, Benjamin Wiemeyer.

    Comment by AB: Individual and collaborative artworks whisk us away on extraordinary odysseys to chimerical destinations.

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    Art by Martin Stensaas at Bash Contemporary.

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    Sunny Strasburg, Martin Stensaas & collaborative art at Bash Contemporary.

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    Art by Martin Stensaas.

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    Collaborative art & art by Benjamin Wiemeyer.

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    Benjamin Wiemeyer and his art in above image at Bash Contemporary.

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    Collaborative art.

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    Collaborative art.

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    Collaborative art.

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    Market Street Gallery: Brain Circus - Multi-media Experiences by Debbie Jue .

    Comment by AB: This festive combination art show, party, performance, participatory event and happening conceived and presented by Debbie Jue is an inspirational invitation and enticement for everyone everywhere to tap into their creative selves and make art.

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    Debbie Jue (center) - tonight's art party host at Market Street Gallery.

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    Art by Debbie Jue.

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    Hung-at-an-angle art by Debbie Jue.

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    Participatory art at Debbie Jue art party.

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    Attendance figures - art happening by Debbie Jue at Market Street Gallery.

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