GEORGE LAWSON - EVER GOLD - BASH CONTEMPORARY
SOMARTS - INCLINE - MISSION COMICS & ART
(with assistance from RWM)
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George Lawson Gallery, Sutter Street: Alma Chaney - New Paintings.
Comment by AB: Shades of manipulated yellow and beige layered and subtly textured onto panels comprise the abstractions of Alma Chaney, but if you look real close, you'll see that the compositions are crosshatched as well, like finely worked areas of shading that you might see in etchings. For those of you keeping score at home, this is the final show at the Sutter Street gallery (closing November 9). George Lawson Gallery on Potrero Ave. will be where it's happening from this point forward.
Art by Alma Chaney at George Lawson Gallery.
Alma Chaney art closer.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Alma Chaney.
Art by Alma Chaney.
Alma Chaney art.
Out front - Alma Chaney art show at George Lawson Gallery.
Ever Gold Gallery: Jocko Weyland - Crackle, Hiss, and Scrawl... Cassette Tapes, their Wrappings and Listings, 1980-2005.
Comment by AB: Counterculture chronicler Jocko Weyland exhibits an impressive archive of playlists, mostly handwritten, that correspond to period tape recordings of record albums, the whole shootin' match dating from circa 1980-2005. Interspersed among the lists are various paper ephemera like gallery invitations, illustrations, writings and sundry fliers that correspond to the times. A boombox against the rear wall of the gallery plays a continuous stream of relevant selections. As for the art part, Weyland will scan, enlarge and reproduce any piece or pieces in the show as limited edition prints.
One wall of Jocko Weyland's installation at Ever Gold Gallery.
Another wall of art/installation by Jocko Weyland.
Playlists and ephemera by Jocko Weyland closer.
Jocko Weyland and his installation at Ever Gold Gallery.
Playlist enlarged into a limited edition print by Jocko Weyland.
Jocko Weyland playlist art/installation closer.
Floor plan - Jocko Weyland art show at Ever Gold Gallery.
Bash Contemporary: Hallow Be Thy Game.
Artists: Ransom & Mitchell, Stefanie Vega, Danny van Ryswyk, Larissa Kulik.
Review by RWM: Incredible. Fantastic. Gothic. Spooky. Wonderful dark achievements..
Comment by AB: Also on the docket are amazing oversized exotic insects courtesy of SaveNature.org. Ghoulishly good. Check it out.
Art by Ransom & Mitchell at Bash Contemporary.
Ransom & Mitchell art.
Oversized insect model for Ransom & Mitchell art.
Models for Ransom & Mitchell art.
Art by Ransom & Mitchell.
Ransom & Mitchell art.
Doll art by Stefanie Vega.
Stefanie Vega doll art.
Art by Danny van Ryswyk.
Ambiance - group ghoulish art show at Bash Contemporary.
SOMArts Gallery: Imagining Time, Gathering Memory - Día de los Muertos 2013.
Artists: Elizabeth Addison, Bisher Al Issa, Marilyn Arceo, Adrian Arias, Jill Arnold, Jesus Barela, Bayview Opera House, Maria Becerra, Miranda Bergman, Pamela Blotner, Patricia Cleveland, Olivia Competente, Alicia Cruz-Hunt, Rick Darnell, Andreina Davila, Lorena del Campo, Kathy deRosas, Barbara Dundy, Linette Escobar, Candi Farlice, Tania Figueroa, Joseph Henson Flye, deCoy Gallerina, Tara Ganace, Alisson Gothz, CJ Grossman, Todd Hanson, Stan Heller, Plinio Hernandez, Rashida James-Saadiya, Mark Johnson, Howie Katz, Keiko Kubo, La Tania, Oliver Leach, LOSTBOY, Sean Leone, Ytaelena Lopez, Johnny Lorenz, Dean MacCannell, Juliet Flower MacCannell, Jeff Marshall, Martinez, Cris Matos, Susan Matthews, E. Oscar Maynard, Carolina Medina-Dupaix, Caritina Mendoza, David Mezynski, Neila Mezynski, Patricia A. Montgomery, Mary Molly Mullaney, Jennifer Nicholson, David Nicholson, Carla Oden, Choppy Oshiro, Alan Quiñonez, Brenda Rae Rasmussen, Caro Reyes, William Rhodes, Denise Richards, Ernest Rivera, Javier Rocabado, Martha Rodriguez, Nora Rodriguez, Michael Roman, Chloe Rose, Michael Ross, Rubyspam, Zachary Rutz, Laura Victoria Salazar, San Francisco Drug Users Union, Jos Sances, Nicole Schach, Allyson Seal, Betty Segal, Dimitra Skandali, Susan Stern, David Tafolla, Lia Tealdi, Cynthia Tom, Kristina Tuohey, Fernando Valenzuela, La Vette Virden, Thomalyn Virden, Ellen Vogel, Carmena Woodward, Rene Yañez, Victor Mario Zaballa, Xiaojie Zheng.
Comment by AB: We celebrate, honor and memorialize those who have come before us, and in so doing, affirm that we shall become one with them ever so soon.
Entrance altar by Victor Mario Zaballa at SOMArts Día de los Muertos 2013.
Victor Mario Zaballa altar closer.
Altar made with money.
Memorial to artist Carlos Villa.
Memorial to The Hat Lady (we all loved The Hat Lady).
Ladder to heaven (the bottom part).
Ladder to heaven (the top part).
Memorial to noted underground comics artist Spain Rodriguez.
Memorial to Carlos Molina at SOMArts Día de los Muertos 2013.
One of many beautiful and touching altars.
Memorial to teen suicides that happen as a result of bullying.
Beautiful altar art.
Live entertainment throughout the evening at SOMArts Día de los Muertos 2013.
Incline Gallery: SPACE - 1999.
Artists: Randy Colosky, Chris Fraser, Sandra Ono, Dean Smith.
Comment by AB: This is a perfect example of a show themed on an arcane antecedent, a science fiction program that basically went nowhere circa 1999, a reference that probably one in 100 at best even get. But the show deals with much larger issues. So forget the obscurities and cut to the big stuff like, for example, "the desire to make sense of the unexplainable universe." Now that's a modus anyone can identify with.
Shaped hardened mop head sculpture by Sandra Ono at Incline Gallery.
Sandra Ono sculpture in above image closer (sorta like it).
Twisted plastic bag art by Sandra Ono.
Sandra Ono art in above image closer.
Turned aluminum sculpture by Randy Colosky (nicely done).
3D art by Dean Smith.
Appreciating Dean Smith 3D art.
Chris Fraser transformative wall art.
Patriotic paper towel art.
Sculpture and video art by Randy Colosky (I think).
Video art in above image closer.
Mission - Comics and Art: Malachi Ward - Gloss Optimizer.
Review by RWM: Wonderful psychedelic works from Malachi Ward. Nice fantastic landscapes of the imagination. Beautiful use of color. Interesting narratives. Great show and showmanship.
What it is. Gloss Optimizer by Malachi Ward at Mission Comics and Art.
Art in above image closer.
Malachi Ward art closer.
Art by Malachi Ward closer.
Circumstance - Malachi Ward art show at Mission Comics and Art.