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  • GEORGE LAWSON - ROOT DIVISION - 2ND FLOOR PROJECTS

    NEEDLES & PENS - WHITE WALLS / SHOOTING GALLERY

    SAN FRANCISCO ART EXCHANGE

    10.12.13

    (with assistance from Quintessa Matranga)



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    George Lawson Gallery, Potrero Avenue: Jennah Ward - Pico.

    Comment by AB: Soft indeterminate cyanotypes made by direct exposure of sensitized paper to light capture sun and shadow interplays in Jennah Ward's Los Angeles Pico Boulevard studio.

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    Photography by Jennah Ward at George Lawson Gallery.

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    Cyanotypes by Jennah Ward.

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    Jennah Ward and her photography at George Lawson Gallery.

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    Photography by Jennah Ward.

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    Jennah Ward photographs.

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    Long view - Jennah Ward photography at George Lawson Gallery.

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    Root Division: 12th Annual Art Auction Fundraiser.

    Artists: Alexis Arnold, Evan Barbour, Ana Bedolla, Elisheva Biernoff, Lisa K. Blatt, Alyssa Block, Nicholas Bohac, Jennifer Brandon, Pegan Brooke, Jamie Brunson, Mary Burger, Ryan Carrington, Elizabeth Cayne, Claire Colette, Colleen Corcoran, Susanna Corcoran, Susana Cortez, Pablo D'Antoni, Lauren DiCioccio, Jeff Eisenberg, Amy Ellingson, Yvonne Escalante, Laura Fischer, Selene Foster & Brian Null, Sarah Frazier, Adam Friedman, Peter Foucault, Blake Gibson, Simron Gill, Paul Glenn, Jon Gourley, Tej Greenhill, Jessalyn Haggenjos, Lauren Hartman, Victoria Mara Heilweil, Adrienne Heloise, Dana Hemenway, Plinio Hernandez, Pete Hickok, Joshua Highter, Rhonda Holberton, Melissa Hutton, John-Mark Ikeda, Clint Imboden, Rachael Jablo, Jeremiah Jenkins, Ryan Jones, Patricia K. Kelly, Sarah Klein, Andrew Kleindolph, Mary Anne Kluth, Keira Kotler, Michael Krouse, Angie O. Lee, Meredith Leich, Jennie Lennick, Crystal Liu, Steven Vasquez Lopez, Tom Loughlin, Cathy Lu, Mie Hrlyck Mogensen, Kija Lucas, Li Ma, Michelle Mansour, Dennis McNulty, Masako Miki, Robert Minervini, Doris Mitsch, Elizabeth Moran, Tom Mueske, Kate Nartker, Jacqueline Norheim, Raphael Noz, Ramekon O'Arwisters, Daniel Ochoa, Jenny Pennywood, Scott Polach, Tim Power, Mel Prest, Nicholas Price, Amanda Quiroz, Rachelle Reichert, Christopher Reiger, Philip Ringler, Aaron Rosenstreich, Nadim Sabella, Julia Sackett, Jenny Salomon, Aimee Santos, Owen Schuh, Dimitra Skandali, Sarah Smith, Kate Stirr, Shannon Stovall, Lindsay Stripling, Julie Sutherland, Kevin E. Taylor, Weston Teruya, Adam Thorman, Chris Thorson, Tobias Tovera, Jessica Tyler, Emily Van Engel, Lauren Visceglia, Brooke Westfall, Nancy White, Raymond Wong, Bijan Yashar, Rochelle Youk, Rene Yung, Nyssa Zinn.

    Comment by AB: Over 100 artists, many with more than respectable profiles here in the area, have contributed works for Root Division's annual art auction fundraiser to take place on October 24. Always an auction worth paying attention to.

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    Art on the block at Root Division 12th Annual Art Auction Fundraiser.

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    Art by Robert Minervini in above image closer.

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    A sampling of the auction selection.

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    Art by Amy Ellingson (left) - John-Mark Ikeda (right) in above image closer.

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    Tacky still life art by Evan Barbour.

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    Sprouting radio antenna art by Jeremiah Jenkins.

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    Bullet corn sculpture by Yvonne Escalante.

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    Photography by Aaron Rosenstreich (right) - Doris Mitsch (center).

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    Rainy night photography by Michael Krouse.

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    Art by Kevin E. Taylor (left) - Keira Kotler (center).

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    Bright green artscape by Owen Schuh.

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    Pinkie cam shot of miniature art by Pablo D'Antoni.

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    Preparing for the fundraiser art auction preview at Root Division.

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    [ 2nd floor projects ]: Jasmin Lim & Genevieve Quick - I Want to Step Across; Hyperborea or Bermuda Triangles I Have Known - Susan Gevirtz (limited edition chapbook).

    Comment by AB: In the main gallery, ghostly deep-space dwellers painted and drawn in 3D by Genevieve Quick are paired with a two-screen video of their celestial context. Along the hallway, enjoy magical little mixed-media sculptures and photographs by Jasmin Lim-- neat, clean and inexplicably gratifying.

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    Art by Genevieve Quick at 2nd Floor Projects.

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    Genevieve Quick and her art in above image closer at 2nd Floor Projects.

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    Outer space video by Genevieve Quick.

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    3D art space dwellers by Genevieve Quick.

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    Drawing by Genevieve Quick.

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    Jasmin Lim and her photography at 2nd Floor Projects.

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    Sculpture/photography blends by Jasmin Lim.

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    Art by Jasmin Lim closer (kinda like it).

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    Jasmin Lim photography.

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    Photography by Jasmin Lim closer.

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    Relative density - Genevieve Quick & Jasmin Lim art show at 2nd Floor Projects.

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    Needles & Pens: Treasury - Rachel E Foster. Curated by Amanda Roscoe Mayo.

    Review by Quintessa Matranga: "Treasury" combines discovery with wonder to present an interactive installation that invites the spectator to take part in the exhibition. Raw wooden shelves line the gallery walls in order to support a neatly laid out collection of objects one might find at a thrift store or flea market, for example, an antique compass, an original nazi patch from WW II, a vintage tarot card, and more. By presenting a collection of relics, text, original works, and found art, the show turns the viewer into a detective.

    You must decipher clues to come up with any conclusions about the artist's vision. The conceptual framework of the show is that it was assembled by the Chicago-based artist Rachel E. Foster and sent in one suitcase to the curator for arrangement in the space, thus bringing us back to Duchamp's Bote-en-valise. "Duchamp's boxes address museums' ever-increasing traffic in reproductions and question the relative importance of the 'original' work of art" (quoted from the MoMA website). Treasury is on view at Needles & Pens until October 28th.

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    The basic idea - & Amanda Roscoe Mayo at Needles & Pens.

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    Miscellany collection c/o Rachel E Foster.

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    Collected items closer - arranged by Amanda Roscoe Mayo.

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    Ephemeral artifacts for sale c/o Rachel E Foster.

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    Rachel E Foster photography and text.

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    White Walls / Shooting Gallery: Casey Gray - Tropics; The Places We'll Go - Michael Page; 3am Femmes - Reka; A Well Marked Path - Lauren Napolitano.

    Comment by AB: In the front gallery, Casey Gray takes us on an lively kaleidoscopic journey to balmy climes and vacation days along bright sunny beaches (like it). In the center gallery, Michael Page materializes fantastic rainbow realms populated by astonishingly inconceivable creatures. In the left project space, Lauren Napolitano conjures up an installation dense with hanging painted bottles, elaborate altars, found objects of all ilks and of course, her intricate black and white ink drawings. In the right project space, Reka concocts his creations from collaged shreds of black, white and red paper and flattened painted spray cans. Worth a visit.

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    Art by Casey Gray at White Walls / Shooting Gallery.

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    Art by Casey Gray.

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    Casey Gray (center) and his art at White Walls / Shooting Gallery.

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    Art by Casey Gray.

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    Fantastic realities - art by Michael Page.

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    Art by Michael Page.

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    Michael Page & progeny & art at White Walls / Shooting Gallery.

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    Art by Michael Page.

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    Art & installation by Lauren Napolitano.

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    Altar installation with ink drawings by Lauren Napolitano.

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    Lauren Napolitano at her White Walls / Shooting Gallery art show.

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    Ink drawing by Lauren Napolitano closer.

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    Painted spray can art by Reka.

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    Paper collage by Reka.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image by Reka.

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    Relative density - Casey Gray, Michael Page, Lauren Napolitano & Reka art show.

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    San Francisco Art Exchange: Carinthia West - An Affectionate Archive.

    Comment by AB: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s by London model, actress and journalist Carinthia West show major stars in their youthful days and in remarkably relaxed, spontaneous, unguarded and casual circumstances. Subjects include Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, George Harrison, Eric Idle, David Bowie, Angelica Huston, Robin Williams, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Helen Mirren and more. Her Polaroids are especially tasty. Stop on by.

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    Helen Mirren (left) by Carinthia West at San Francisco Art Exchange.

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    Angelica Huston portrait photograph by Carinthia West.

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    Carinthia West at her San Francisco Art Exchange photography show.

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    Polaroid photo of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood & Sabrina by Carinthia West.

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    Sissy Spacek (upper left) & Mick Jagger (center) by Carinthia West.

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    Shelley Duval portrait photograph by Carinthia West.

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    Mick Jagger & Ronnie Wood on Malibu beach circa 1970s by Carinthia West.

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