SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS
FIRST THURSDAY - 08.02.12 - Part I
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Rena Bransten Gallery: Kumie Tsuda - Sketch for Getting Used to New Things; Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo (Lead Pencil Studio) - City Surface .
Comment by AB: In the front gallery, Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo (aka Lead Pencil Studio) construct plywood renditions of the appurtenances that we see on, around and near the outsides of buildings. Experiencing them all in such close proximity gives the impression of a densely packed industrial warehouse or workshop. In the rear gallery, Kumie Tsuda shows a body of work that represents her efforts at coming to grips with the social, cultural and geographical changes she encountered after moving from Japan to the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Stop on by.
Art/installation by Annie Han & Daniel Mihalyo at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Annie Han & Daniel Mihalyo art.
Daniel Mihalyo discusses his art at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Art/installation by Annie Han & Daniel Mihalyo.
Art by Kumie Tsuda at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Ceramic interpretation of Echo Park by Kumie Tsuda above closer (like it).
Anonymous citizenry art by Kumie Tsuda at Rena Bransten Gallery.
More anonymous urbanite art by Kumie Tsuda.
Kumie Tsuda sculpture at Rena Bransten Gallery.
Haines Gallery: Rob Craigie - The Expanding Color System.
Comment by AB: A wall of what appear to be Rorschach butterflies anchors this diverse exhibition by Rob Craigie. But when you look closer, you see that they're really abstract pattern paintings with a diversity of representational associations. Also on display is a sculptural beeswax archive from the early 1990s, video, photography, conceptual clipboard works, and a pseudo scientific installation in the back room. For a nightcap, Craigie orchestrates a scotch tasting, each brand presented in hand-painted bottles. Yummy. Stop on by.
Wall of Rorschach butterfly art by Rob Craigie at Haines Gallery.
Rob Craigie butterfly art from the side.
Art by Rob Craigie in above image closer at Haines Gallery.
Butterfly art by Rob Craigie closer.
Beeswax archive art by Rob Craigie at Haines Gallery.
Beeswax art by Rob Craigie in above image closer.
Conceptual underpinnings of beeswax art by Rob Craigie.
Bubbling basketball experiment art by Rob Craigie at Haines Gallery.
Pseudo science art/installation by Rob Craigie.
Photography at Haines Gallery.
Rob Craigie scotch tasting in progress - the most popular art of the night.
Bagpipe player makes it all official - Rob Craigie art show at Haines Gallery.
Corden Potts Gallery: Jeri Eisenberg - A Sojourn in Seasons; Jacqueline Walters - Traces.
Comment by AB: Jeri Eisenberg expresses the soft sensitive side of the environment with her indistinct close-up impressions of plant life printed on . Jacqueline Walters reminds us of the romantic, contemplative and changeable nature of those special places where land meets sea.
Photography by Jeri Eisenberg at .
Nature photographs by Jeri Eisenberg.
Jeri Eisenberg photography at .
Photographs by Jeri Eisenberg.
Photography by Jacqueline Walters at .
Jacqueline Walters photographs in above image closer.
Modernbook Gallery: Self Published Photographic Books.
Artists: Petar Blanusa, Jeffery DalPoggetto , Joanne Devereaux, Godfrey DiGiorgi, Suzanne Engelberg, Dorothy Gantenbein, Mike Newton, Jackson Nichols, Katie Parquet, Tom Schmidt, Jing Yu.
Comment by AB: Students from Brigitte Carnochan's class in self-publishing debut their photographic books.
Self-published photo books & their authors at Modernbook Gallery.
Self-published photo book show at Modernbook Gallery.
Jack Fischer Gallery: Lauren DiCioccio - New Work.
Comment by AB: Lauren DiCioccio stitches up objects from everyday life like currency, notebooks, magazines, sheet music, an alarm clock, playing cards and more. Some artworks look so accurate you think they're mechanically produced, but nope. 100% manually executed. Here she expands her repertoire to some curious amoebic abstractions as well. Rounding the menu out are book pages with every letter of every word X'ed out according to a predetermined code where each letter in the alphabet corresponds to a particular color. Nicely done all the way around; see for yourself.
Stitched art by Lauren DiCioccio at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Art by Lauren DiCioccio.
Artist Lauren DiCioccio at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Color coded literature by Lauren DiCioccio.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Lauren DiCioccio above.
Lauren DiCioccio art at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Circumstance - Lauren DiCioccio art show at Jack Fischer Gallery.
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