GEORGE LAWSON - GALERIA DE LA RAZA - CAMPFIRE
HERON ARTS - SPOKE ART - HASHIMOTO
GAUNTLET - SAVERNACK STREET
(with assistance from RWM)
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George Lawson Gallery: Women in the Dunes.
Artists: Judith Belzer, Justine Frischmann, Narangkar Glover, Jessalyn Haggenjos, Nancy Haynes, Erin Lawlor, Marie Thibeault, Jennah Ward, Arngunnur Yr, Jenny Bloomfield.
Comment by AB: George Lawson selects works by gallery and area artists whose work he admires and then realizes that they're all by women. His response? "After pausing to consider whether gender played any signicant role here, I decided to leave that question up to the viewer..." So get your cogitating caps on, have yourself a gander and see what you think.
Art by Jenny Bloomfield at George Lawson Gallery.
Jennah Ward art (left).
Art by Jessalyn Haggenjos.
Arngunnur Yr art closer.
Art by Erin Lawlor.
Nancy Haynes art.
Art by Narangkar Glover.
Overview - group art show at George Lawson Gallery.
Galeria de la Raza: Carving Through Borders.
Artists: Santi Armengod, Felipe Baeza, Carol Montes, Julio Salgado, Favianna Rodriguez, Susalita Cortez, Oree Originol, Chucha Marquez, Imin Yeh, Emory Douglas, James Williams, Rommy Enciso, DJ Agana, Erin Yoshi.
Comment by AB: Impressive large-format woodblock prints commissioned by CultureStrike comment on various issues surrounding cross-cultural migration including deportation, displacement, discrimination, exploitation, criminalization and more. The artists, both documented and undocumented, are from the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and Florida. Good show; go see.
Oversized woodblock print art at Galeria de la Raza.
Group show of woodblock prints.
Group protest print art show.
Activist art at Galeria de la Raza.
Large format woodblock art.
The original carved woodblocks are on exhibit too.
Art from group print show.
Ambiance - group woodblock print show at Galeria de la Raza.
Campfire Gallery: Lazos Artísticos - New work by Calixto Robles, Alexandra Blum and Marsha Shaw.
Comment by AB: Art by these three longtime Mission District artists is rich with symbolic significance. They're all accomplished printmakers as you're about to see, but tonight they're showing paintings as well.
Art by Calixto Robles at Campfire Gallery.
Calixto Robles art.
Art by Alexandra Blum.
Alexandra Blum art.
Art by Marsha Shaw.
Art by Marsha Shaw.
Fan base - Calixto Robles, Alexandra Blum & Marsha Shaw at Campfire Gallery.
Heron Arts: Angry Wallflower.
Artists: Yerin Kim, María Guzmán Caprón, Daniel Chen. Curated by Josh Stulen.
Comment by AB: According to the debriefing, the artists theme their works on stereotypes surrounding wallflowers, those individuals who stand quietly, shun involvement and observe from the sidelines. But is there more to wallflowering than that? These artists certainly seem to think so.
Art by María Guzmán Caprón at Heron Arts.
Sculptures by Daniel Chen & Vicci Jang, painting by Daniel Chen.
Art by Daniel Chen.
Daniel Chen and his art in above image closer at Heron Arts.
Skulls by Yerin Kim, painting and luggage by Daniel Chen.
Rainbow unicorn on the floor art by María Guzmán Caprón.
Daniel Chen art.
Hanging sculpture at left by Yerin Kim - group art show at Heron Arts.
Spoke Art Gallery: Confero - Matt Ritchie.
Comment by AB: Matt Ritchie makes larger artworks then fills them with little mini-arts-- sometimes dozens of them-- each one individually cut, carved and painted. Worth a visit.
Guitar art with mini guitars by Matt Ritchie at Spoke Art Gallery.
Ray gun art with mini ray guns by Matt Ritchie.
Art by Matt Ritchie.
Detail of art in above image.
Art by Matt Ritchie.
Matt Ritchie art.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.
Art in above image closer.
Demographics - art by Matt Ritchie at Spoke Art Gallery.
Hashimoto Contemporary: Lore - Sam Wolfe Connelly, Nimit Malavia, Karla Ortiz.
Review by RWM: Dark and mysterious work. Great for a cloudy day or evening. Macabre but not terribly frightening. One can explore the scary and disconcerting here in these great renditions. We're reminded that orange and black are sometimes our colors.
Art by Karla Ortiz at Hashimoto Contemporary.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image (nicely done).
Pinkie cam detail of Karla Ortiz art.
Art by Sam Wolfe Connelly.
Art by Nimit Malavia (left) - Sam Wolfe Connelly (center).
Really creepy art by Sam Wolfe Connelly in above image closer.
Art by Nimit Malavia (right).
Ambiance - three artists show works on paper at Hashimoto Contemporary.
Gauntlet Gallery: Contemporary Contemporary.
Artists: Adam Ziskie, Bethany Marchman, Brooke Grucella, Cam Floyd, Christopher Blackstock, Dan Christofferson, David Blake, David Natale, Emily Burns, Epyon5, Famous When Dead, Gene Guynn, Graham Curran, Isaac Pierro, Jason Hernandez, Jimmy C, Johannah O'Donnell, JoKa, Jonny Ruzzo, Justin Hopkins, Kareem Rizk, Kieran Collins, Marcos LaFarga, Michael McConnell, MJ Lindo, Mr. Frivolous, Robert Bowen, Ruben Ireland, Serge Gay Jr., Shannon Freshwater, Syd Bee, Vincent Cacciotti, William Arvin.
Comment by AB: Artists are asked to create works based on those of famous artists and the results range from homages to pure unadulterated satire.
Art by Bethany Marchman after Wim Delvoye at Gauntlet Gallery.
L-R, Johannah O'Donnell does Damien Hirst, Johannah O'Donnell does Andy Warhol.
David Hockney interpreted by Kieran Collins.
Art by David Natale inspired by Hayao Miyazaki.
Kareem Rizk does Kurt Schwitters.
Justin Hopkins does his impression of Nicola Samori.
L-R, Serge Gay homages Keith Haring, Will Arvin does Peter Saville.
L-R, Emily Burns inspired by John Currin, Brooke Grucella inspired by
Pinkie cam detail of Brooke Grucella art in above image.
L-R, Marcos Larfarga does Roy Lichtenstein, Dan Christofferson does Damien Hirst.
Relative density - group art show at Gauntlet Gallery.
Juan Fontanive peep hole art show at Savernack Street Gallery.
Juan Fontanive flip-book of a bird in flight viewed through the peep hole.
On the esplanade in front of Savernack Street Gallery.