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  • SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS

    FIRST THURSDAY - 10.03.13 - Part I

    (with assistance from RWM)



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    Dolby Chadwick Gallery: Hunt Rettig - Cracked & Absorbed.

    Review by RWM: Even after seeing a dozen of Hunt Rettig's works on the wall I still can't tell whether they really have depth or if they are merely two dimensional. You might not be sure either even if you take a close look. Wonderful variety and interesting style. Some sort of optical illusion on display maybe. Nice to see a mystery of an encounter with art that may leave one dumbfounded.

    Comment by AB: Hunt Rettig achieves fascinating dimensional effects; check it out.

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    Art by Hunt Rettig at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

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    Hunt Rettig and his art in top image closer at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

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    Asymmetrical art by Hunt Rettig.

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    Art by Hunt Rettig.

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    Circumstance - Hunt Rettig art show at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

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    Hespe Gallery: Lawrence Gipe.

    Review by RWM: Harsh dark images. Lawrence Gipe's works are more than somber in this shadowy vision. Tough times in a tough time, but one may find them compelling anyway. Happily, things are not so bleak here and now. The images evoke narratives even if they are of The Dark Knight.

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    Art by Lawrence Gipe at Hespe Gallery.

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    Lawrence Gipe and his art in above image closer.

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    Art by Lawrence Gipe.

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    Large art by Lawrence Gipe.

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    Small art by Lawrence Gipe.

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    Lawrence Gipe literature to accompany the show.

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    Ambiance - art by Lawrence Gipe at Hespe Gallery.

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    Sandra Lee Gallery: Henry Jackson.

    Review by RWM: Fun abstracts. Enjoyable mix and use of color. Great show which will pull you in... into the reveling. Exciting contrasts. Joyful yet sublime.

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    Art by Henry Jackson at Sandra Lee Gallery.

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    Art by Henry Jackson.

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    Henry Jackson and his art in above image closer at Sandra Lee Galler.

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    Small art by Henry Jackson.

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    Art by Henry Jackson.

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    Demographics - Henry Jackson at Sandra Lee Gallery.

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    K Imperial Fine Art: Miya Ando - Tides and Phases of the Moon.

    Comment by AB: Miya Ando is "a descendant of Bizen sword makers and Buddhist priests (and) was raised between a temple in Okayama, Japan and the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. I'm not sure what that has to do with her art, but it sounds good... and she works in aluminum with a respectable degree of proficiency. Have a gander.

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    Art on aluminum by Miya Ando at K Imperial Fine Art.

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    Art by Miya Ando.

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    Miya Ando (center) discusses her art at K Imperial Fine Art.

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    Art on aluminum by Miya Ando.

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    Relative density - Miya Ando art show at K Imperial Fine Art.

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    Toomey Tourell Fine Art: Monica Lundy - House of the Strange Women.

    Comment by AB: Mixed media portrait paintings by Monica Lundy based on vintage mugshots of women arrested for prostitution in San Francisco range from unsettling to striking. It's that simple and no more complicated. Are "sex crimes" where we should be investing our law enforcement tax dollars-- consensual sex for money? I've never been a big proponent of that.

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    Art by Monica Lundy at Toomey Tourell Fine Art.

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    Art by Monica Lundy.

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    Monica Lundy and her art at Toomey Tourell Fine Art.

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    Art by Monica Lundy.

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    Attendance figures - Monica Lundy art show at Toomey Tourell Fine Art.

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    Corden Potts Gallery: Studio Physics and An Experiment in Perspective - John Chervinsky.

    Comment by AB: John Chervinsky themes his still-life photographs around matters of time. We've certainly quantified time over the eons it in inimitably verifiable ways, but what is it exactly? Chervinsky hypothesizes on that here.

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    Photography by John Chervinsky at Corden Potts Gallery.

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    Photographs by John Chervinsky.

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    John Chervinsky & his photograph in above image closer at Corden Potts Gallery.

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    Turnout - John Chervinsky photography show at Corden Potts Galery.

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    Modern Book Gallery: Fred Lyon.

    Comment by AB: Vintage photographs of San Francisco taken in the 1940s and 50s by Fred Lyon.

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    Photographs of San Francisco by Fred Lyon at Modernbook Gallery.

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    Fred Lyon photographs in above image closer.

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    Photography by Fred Lyon.

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    Overview - Fred Lyon photography show at Modernbook Gallery.

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    Addendum:

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    Charles Gatewood half century retrospective at Robert Tat Gallery.

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    Photographs by Charles Gatewood closer at Robert Tat Gallery.

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    One more from Charles Gatewood retrospective at Robert Tat Gallery.

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