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  • BRAUNSTEIN/QUAY - HOSFELT - TRIANGLE - BAER RIDGWAY

    ALPHONSE BERBER - HESPE - PATRICIA SWEETOW

    RENA BRANSTEN - MARX & ZAVATTERO - TOGONON

    09.11.10 - PART I

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    Braunstein/Quay Gallery: Some New Pictures in the Presence of their Predecessors - Paul Pratchenko.

    Comment by AB: Let's call it visionary surrealism. Care to take a walk in the woods? Paul Pratchenko knows all the best places. Check it out.

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    Art by Paul Pratchenko.

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    Paul Pratchenko art.

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    Ruth Braunstein - Paul Pratchenko & his art.

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    Art by Paul Pratchenko.

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    Paul Pratchenko art.

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    Hosfelt Gallery: Anoka Faruqee - The Longest Day of the Year; Marietta Hoferer - Drawings.

    Comment by AB: Swirl yourself away in the vortices of Anoka Faruqee's pattern paintings. As for art sourced from atypical origins, Marietta Hoferer has something to say about that with her tight graphite grids and intricately tiled iotas of strapping tape.

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    Art by Anoka Faruqee.

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    Anoka Faruqee and her art.

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    Art by Anoka Faruqee.

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    Art by Anoka Faruqee in above image closer.

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    Art by Marietta Hoferer.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art on left in above image.

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    Marietta Hoferer and her art.

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    Pinkie cam detail of strapping tape art by Marietta Hoferer in above image.

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    Alphonse Berber Gallery: Perfect - Allie Pohl.

    Comment by AB: Allie Pohl describes her art as "feminist satire packaged in a post-modern wrapper." I describe it as crotch art.

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    Art by Allie Pohl.

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    Art by Allie Pohl.

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    Allie Pohl video art & installation.

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    Hespe Gallery: Mimi Jensen - Recent Still Life Paintings.

    Comment by AB: Mimi Jensen sets it on a tabletop and paints it up right.

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    Art by Mimi Jensen.

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    Mimi Jensen art.

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    Art by Mimi Jensen in above image closer.

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    Mimi Jensen art.

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    Art by Mimi Jensen.

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    Patricia Sweetow Gallery: Michael Hall - Reclamation; Whitney Lynn - Doug.

    Comment by AB: Michael Hall paints up defunct World War II military bunkers located along the coast of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and in so doing, reminds us that Hell is just around the corner. In the anteroom, Whitney Lynn essays on Doug, a rabbit rescued by San Francisco Animal Control, and in so doing, reminds us that salvation is just around the corner.

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    Art by Michael Hall.

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    Installation art by Michael Hall.

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    Michael Hall and his art.

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    Art by Michael Hall.

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    Art and installation by Whitney Lynn.

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    Multimedia installation by Whitney Lynn.

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    Nice little sculpture by Whitney Lynn.

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    Rena Bransten Gallery: Vik Muniz - New Works.

    Comment by AB: Vik Muniz creates masterful small-format textured paper collages of classic Japanese woodblock prints from the Edo period and then blows 'em up big into limited edition photographs. For those of you keeping score at home, the original collages are donated to charity. Superb outcome on all fronts and certainly worth a visit.

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    Photography of collage by Vik Muniz.

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    Vik Muniz photography.

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    Pinkie cam detail of photographed collage by Vik Muniz.

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    Photography by Vik Muniz.

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    Vik Muniz photographs.

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    Marx & Zavattero: Compound Eyes on the World - Andrew Schoultz.

    Comment by AB: Andrew Schoultz ratchets up the detail, concentrates the energy, and conscripts the all-seeing eye to penetrate your innermost psyche. My faves? Well, all of 'em really, but especially a series of revitalized 19th century steel engravings. This one's a yes!

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    Art by Andrew Schoultz.

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    Art by Andrew Schoultz.

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    Andrew Schoultz and his art.

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    Reincarnated steel engraving art by Andrew Schoultz.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image by Andrew Schoultz (like it).

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    Revitalized steel engraving art by Andrew Schoultz.

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    Pinkie cam detail of new and improved steel engraving art by Andrew Schoultz.

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    Andrew Schoultz art & installation.

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    Flip side of art & installation by Andrew Schoultz in above image.

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    Andrew Schoultz art.

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    Togonon Gallery: Instructions For Peace.

    Artists: Steve Balbak, Josh Eggleton and Xuchi Naungayen-Eggleton, Anita Glesta, Allen Guilmette, Deann Borshay Liem, Fang-yu Lin, Roberto Rivera, Yul-san Liem.

    Comment by AB: New media and mixed-media art exhibition held in conjunction with Zero 1 Biennial in San Jose. I'm particularly partial to Allen Guilmette's chaotic participatory scrap wood palace installation, Peace Pod (2010). Surprisingly solidly constructed.

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    "Peace Pod (2010)" - participatory installation art by Allen Guilmette.

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    Art by Allen Guilmette in above image closer.

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    Participatory installation art.

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    Participatory installation art.

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    Installation art.

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    Installation art in above image closer.

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    Installation art.

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    Baer Ridgway Exhibitions: Chris Duncan - Eye Against I; Sonido Pirata - Julio CÚsar Morales - Sonido Pirata (in the bookstore space).

    Comment by AB: Ambitious installation and selection of stand alone works by Chris Duncan in a variety of mediums fill both floors of Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. Add to that a series of live events, taking place during the course of the show, to total a rather thought-provoking investigation into various ways of seeing. Certainly worth a perusal. In related news... catching me way off guard, a respected official of one of the Bay Area's more venerable nonprofit arts organizations notes the "upskirt" nature of Duncan's mirrored floors... and she's right.

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    Art by Chris Duncan.

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    Photography by Chris Duncan.

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    Chris Duncan installation art.

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    Artist Chris Duncan.

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    Chris Duncan photography.

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    Installation art by Chris Duncan.

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    Mirrored floor art by Chris Duncan (no upskirt here).

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    Julio CÚsar Morales installation - Sonido Pirata.

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    Addendum:

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    49th anniversary show at Triangle Gallery.

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    More from 49th anniversary group show at Triangle Gallery.

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    Ever beneath the radar - Triangle Gallery - 49th anniversary show.

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