CATHARINE CLARK - BRIAN GROSS - JOE GOODE ANNEX
STEVEN WOLF - ELEANOR HARWOOD - 60SIX - ARC
(with assistance from RWM)
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Catharine Clark Gallery: Wanxin Zhang - Totem; Ligorano Reese - IAMI (in the Media Room).
Review by RWM: Great to be among these figures, to visit with these totems from the past. Wonderful personages depicted in memorable styles. Profound and moving.
Comment by AB: Ceramic effigies by Wanxin Zhang stand not only as silent testaments to the past, but additionally offer glimpses into their own personal histories. In the media room, Ligorano Reese's electronic art mysteriously "weaves itself" right before our eyes. Great show on both counts.
Art by Wanxin Zhang at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Wanxin Zhang ceramic art.
Detail of art in above image.
Wanxin Zhang and his art at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Ceramic art & installation by Wanxin Zhang.
Ever-changing electronic art by Ligorano Reese.
Electronic art by Ligorano Reese.
Brian Gross Fine Art: Rex Yuasa - Nascent; Keira Kotler - I Look for Light.
Comment by AB: In the main gallery, effervescent uplifting abstractions by Rex Yuasa pleasure the psyche as well as the eyes. In the side gallery, Keira Kotler's luscious color fields have both depth and luminescence.
Art by Rex Yuasa at Brian Gross Fine Art.
Rex Yuasa and his art closer.
Art by Rex Yuasa.
Keira Kotler and her art at Brian Gross Fine Art.
Art by Keira Kotler.
Joe Goode Annex at Product Artaud: Friday the Thirteenth Retro Show.
Artists: Babalou, Philip Buscemi, Michael Carey, Gilles Combet, Greg Conover, Francois Egron, Jerry Frost, Qorey Golob, Jack Howe, Rose Kelly, Andrew Knipe, Craig LaRotunda, Suzanne Mailloux, Paul Moshammer, Robert Bagnasco Murray, Alon Picker, Nelson, Cheryl Phelps, Beth Ross, Rik Ritchey, Norm Rosenberger, Paula Settle, Eddie Valentine, Selina Wintersteen.
Comment by AB: Back in the good old days, there used to be a wacky, wiggy, wonderful place on Potrero called Friday the Thirteenth West where you could indulge yourself in roomful upon roomful of endlessly entertaining art-for-art's-sake oeuvres, and about as far removed from the commercial realm as you could get. This show is a tribute to that.
Smoking babe art by Greg Conover at Friday the Thirteenth Retro Show.
L-R, art by Philip Buscemi & Rik Ritchey.
Found object assemblage art by Jack Howe.
Screws, nails & cut painted metal collage by Robert Bagnasco Murray.
Detail of art in above image (that's a lotta work).
Paintings by Jerry Frost.
Overview - Friday the Thirteenth Retro Show at Joe Goode Annex.
Steven Wolf Fine Arts: Chris Finley - The Cure for the Uncanny Valley; Olivia Mole - LOOSE-Y, Part I: THIS SHIT IS GOLD.
Comment by AB: Chris Finley recycles with style incorporating atypical ingredients like shoes, clothing, hair, books, string, old game boards, puzzle pieces and more. His circuitous puzzle-piece sculptures are slathered together with gobs and gobs of wood glue. The upshot of it all makes for a rather engaging array. In the rear gallery, a wild video by Olivia Mole stars a human eyeball embedded in what looks like an animated pile of poo, and which is at times surrounded by undulating gilded female torsos.
Puzzle piece sculpture (foreground) by Chris Finley at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Puzzle piece art in above image closer.
Painted Candyland game board by Chris Finley.
Chris Finley and his art at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Installation view - art by Chris Finley.
Puzzle piece & wood glue sculpture in above image closer.
Poo blob with a human eye - video animation art by Olivia Mole.
Olivia Mole video art.
Eleanor Harwood Gallery: Paul Wackers - New Works.
Comment by AB: Paul Wackers tells me these paintings are based on views and objects around his studio. With a studio like this, why travel? You're already ensconced in a perfect environment. So he's either got a wonderful studio, a fantastic collection, a vivid imagination or all three... plus the technical skills to materialize the vision. My guess is he's got it all. Definitely recommended.
Art by Paul Wackers at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.
Art by Paul Wackers.
Paul Wackers and his art above closer at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.
Art by Paul Wackers.
Black & white art by Paul Wackers in the rear gallery.
Relative density - Paul Wackers art show at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.
Gallery 60SIX: Related Categories - Paintings by Kathleen Martin, Isabelle Maynord, Anastasia Faiella.
Comment by AB: Spontaneity, stream of consciousness and drawing with one's eyes closed describe the unfettered essence of the art on display.
Art by Anastasia Faiella at Gallery 60SIX.
Isabelle Maynord art.
Art by Kathleen Martin.
Kathleen Martin art in above image closer.
Arc Gallery & Studios: Dark.
Artists: Kanako Abe, Kimberly Ayers, Jamie Azevedo, Paige Bradley, Richard Bruce, Arthur Comings, Jeannine Cook, Robert Corwin, Barbara Danin, Elaine M Erne, DebiLynn Fendley, Barbara Fisher, Ron Geibel, Stanislav Groz, Mary Hood, Paul Jermann, Maria Kazanskaya, Drew McSherry, Liz Morrison, Sagan Newham, Jesse Payne, Jenifer Renzel, Sima Schloss, Amy Siqveland, Amanda Strain, Roi Tamkin, Joni Marie Theodorsen, Jordan Weintraub.
Comment by AB: Art with a sinister edge... more or less.
Art by Stanislav Groz (left) at Arc Gallery & Studios.
Porcelain sculpture by Ron Geibel.
L-R, art by Elaine M Erne, Paul Jermann and Sagan Newham.
Jenifer Renzel art (left).
Statistical sample - group art show at Arc Gallery & Studios.