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  • SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS

    FIRST THURSDAY - 11.05.15 - Part II

    (with assistance from Kathryn Arnold)

    Art Consulting from Alan Bamberger

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    Anglim Gilbert Gallery: Catherine Wagner - Rome Works.

    Review by Kathryn Arnold: Catherine Wagner presents such new ways to view classical works, sometimes in containers at other times perfect poetic yet rational symmetrical arrangements. Seeing Constantine all boxed up like this is incredible, as is seeing the Dying Gaul in a crate.

    Comment by AB: Good show worth seeing.

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    Photography by Catherine Wagner at Anglim Gilbert Gallery.

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    Photograph by Catherine Wagner.

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    Catherine Wagner and her photographs at Anglim Gilbert Gallery.

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    Classical Roman sculpture gallery photograph by Catherine Wagner.

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    Catherine Wagner photography.

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    Dolby Chadwick Gallery: Guy Diehl - A Dialogue with Tradition II.

    Review by Kathryn Arnold: Crisp clean precision. Guy Diehl pays homage to past artistic traditions while creating at the same time his own independent studies of light, shadow and interplay upon solid forms and open spaces.

    Comment by AB: Always excellent. Stop on by

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    Still-life paintings by Guy Diehl at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

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    Still-life with Malevich by Guy Diehl.

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    Guy Diehl and his art at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

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    Art by Guy Diehl closer.

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    Exquisite Guy Diehl still-life paintings.

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    Modernism Gallery: Patti Oleon - Another Way Around; Mel Ramos - Prince and Sculptures, 1970-2015.

    Review by Kathryn Arnold: Two distinctly different artists share the exhibition space. Mel Ramos positions playfully posed figures in multitudes of settings and Patti Oleon reconfigures architectural spaces in ways that amaze, creating unbelievable (yet believable) points of view.

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    Art by Patti Oleon at Modernism Gallery (these are really good).

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    Patti Oleon art.

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    Art by Patti Oleon (like it).

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    Patti Oleon and her art in above image closer at Modernism Gallery.

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    Prints & sculpture by Mel Ramos.

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    Vintage limited edition prints by Mel Ramos.

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    Mel Ramos and his art at Modernism Gallery.

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    Cheesecake on candy - art by Mel Ramos closer.

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    Jenkins Johnson Gallery: Melanie Pullen - Soda Pop!

    Review and images by Kathryn Arnold: Strikingly convincing real moments featuring men and vintage sodas photographed in Los Angeles in the wee hours of the morning.

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    Photography by Melanie Pullen at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

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    Melanie Pullen photography.

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    Gallery Wendi Norris: Julio CÚsar Morales - Emotional Violence.

    Comment by AB: Social, political, migratory, displacement and contraband matters are all aspects of this thought-provoking show. Good art all the way around.

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    Art by Julio CÚsar Morales at Gallery Wendi Norris.

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    Burrito sculpture by Julio CÚsar Morales (like it).

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    Contraband ingenuity prints by Julio CÚsar Morales.

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    Julio CÚsar Morales art.

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    Art in above image closer.

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    Outside looking in - Julio CÚsar Morales art show at Gallery Wendi Norris.

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    Caldwell Snyder Gallery: Paul Balmer - Changing Perspective.

    Review by Kathryn Arnold: Very cool exhibition. Balmer paints recollected scenes from his imagination making the works truly his own. Inventive spaces and radical perspectives come together in a cluster of still lifes and cityscapes.

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    Art by Paul Balmer at Caldwell Snyder Gallery.

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    Paul Balmer art.

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    Sandra Lee Gallery: Sandy Young - Perceptions of Time.

    Review and image c/o Cathryn Arnold: A layer of glass overlays these works in unusual shapes creating a metaphor with how we look back in time. These apparent assemblages are nonetheless not extremely heavy in intent, keeping that delicate persona of the underlying memory afloat.

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    Art by Sandy Young at Sandra Lee Gallery.

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    Hashimoto Contemporary: Second Nature

    Artists: Bessma Khalaf, Jacqueline Norheim, Steuart Pittman, Dan Swindel.

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    Art by Dan Swindel at Hashimoto Contemporary.

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    Dan Swindel sculpture.

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    Art by Jacqueline Norheim.

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    Steuart Pittman and his art.

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    Art by Steuart Pittman.

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    Ambiance - group art show at Hashimoto Contemoprary.

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    Spoke Art Gallery: Dennis Brown aka Bagger 43 - Innate Flux.

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    Art by Dennis Brown aka Bagger 43 at Spoke Art Gallery.

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    Bagger 43 art.

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    Art by Dennis Brown aka Bagger 43.

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    Dennis Brown aka Bagger 43 art.

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    Ceramic art by Dennis Brown aka Bagger 43.

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    Tenderloin Museum: Ryan De La Hoz - Cool Try.

    Comment by AB: Ryan De La Hoz goes practical offering up his version of art for everyday life.

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    Long view - Ryan De La Hoz at the Tenderloin Museum.

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    Functional vegetable art by Ryan De La Hoz.

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    Everyday art by Ryan De La Hoz.

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    Out front - Ryan De La Hoz functional art show at the Tenderloin Museum.

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