SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS
FIRST THURSDAY - 11.06.14 - Part II
(with assistance from RWM)
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Gallery Wendi Norris: Eva Schlegel; Helen Rebekah Garber - Numbers.
Review by RWM: In the front gallery, a fascinating video projected onto a large spinning propeller by Eva Schlegel captures images that tell a story. What is the canvas and who is the storyteller? Engaging tale for those who find a seat and watch a while. The narrative is apparent despite the silence.
Comment by AB: In the back gallery, Helen Rebekah Garber combines math, science and symbology into hypnotically hieroglyphic works of art. I'm liking both of these shows. Check 'em out.
Photography by Eva Schlegel at Gallery Wendi Norris.
Portrait photograph by Eva Schlegel.
Eva Schlegel and her art in above image closer.
Video projected onto a spinning propeller by Eva Schlegel.
Eva Schlegel photograph.
Art by Helen Rebekah Garber.
Helen Rebekah Garber and her art in above image closer.
Art in above image closer (like it).
Helen Rebekah Garber math and technology-based art.
Art by Helen Rebekah Garber closer.
K Imperial Fine Art: Kevin Earl Taylor - Lux.
Comment by AB: Kevin Earl Taylor elevates animals to the point where perhaps we'll start thinking of them more as compadres and less as dinner or trophies to plaster all over our walls.
Art by Kevin Earl Taylor at K Imperial Fine Art.
Art by Kevin Earl Taylor.
Kevin Earl Taylor and his art at K Imperial Fine Art.
Spillage into the hallway - Kevin Earl Taylor art show at K Imperial Fine Art.
Modernbook Gallery: Fan Ho - A Hong Kong Memoir.
Comment by AB: Fan Ho photographs capture Hong Kong the way it once was... and never will be again.
Fan Ho and his vintage Hong Kong photography at Modernbook Gallery.
Photographs by Fan Ho.
Photography by Fan Ho closer.
Ambiance - Fan Ho photography show at Modernbook Gallery.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Lucy Raven - Hollywood Chop Riding.
Comment by AB: Part of the exhibition series "Control - Technology in Culture," the centerpiece of Lucy Raven's show based on film industry post-production processes is a two-screen simultaneous video where both screens gradually approach and eventually perfectly overlap each other resulting in a brief 3-D experience.
Video art by Lucy Raven - two screens approach each other at YBCA.
The two screens in above image about to overlap producing a 3-D effect.
Photography by Lucy Raven at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Photograph by Lucy Raven.
Ramon's Tailor: Temporal Cities - Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam.
Comment by AB: Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam document various activities in The Tenderloin related to them by the neighbors, such as loud noises and street peeing, and record them in the form of written experiences and rudimentary graph-type maps.
Setting - Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam art show at Ramon's Tailor.
Radka Pulliam and Lizzy Brooks at their Ramon's Tailor art show.
Map of loud noises in The Tenderloin by Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam.
Personal experiences recorded in writing - Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam.
SMAart Gallery: Alchemy - Mark Goudy and Liza Riddle; Elemental Mysteries - Thornton Rockwell.
Comment by AB: I have no idea what they're talking about, but the deal is that Mark Goudy and Liza Riddle "continue to push the boundaries and effects of water-soluble metal salts that permeate the surface of burnished and polished ceramic forms." One thing I do know for sure is that a number of the top ceramic artists in town work and exhibit here.
Circuitous ceramic art by Thornton Rockwell at SMAart Gallery.
Thornton Rockwell ceramic art.
Ceramics by Mark Goudy.
Mark Goudy ceramic art.
Ceramic art by Liza Riddle.
Liza Riddle ceramic art.
Art by Liza Riddle at SMAart Gallery.
1AM Gallery: Emergent.
Artists: Steve Javiel, Daniel Valadez, Malik Girley, Monty Guy, Christopher De Leon, Leon Loucheur, Emily Moore, J. S. Weis.
Comment by AB: Promising urban upstarts strut their stuff here.
Steve Javiel and his art at 1AM Gallery.
Daniel Valadez and his art.
Art by Leon Loucheur.
Monty Guy art closer.
Christopher De Leon and his art at 1AM Gallery.
Wild mixed-media art by Malik Girley.
Art by J.S. Weis.
Photography by George Tice at Scott Nichols Gallery.
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