SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS
FIRST THURSDAY - 12.01.11
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Gallery Paule Anglim: J. John Priola - Philanthropy.
Comment by AB: J. John Priola essays on the freebies we leave along the curb for outreach organizations to collect and recycle-- the front lines of generosity and giving. No matter how modest, it always makes a difference. For you artists who wonder whether there's a case for working in series, this about as good an example as any to demonstrate the compelling nature of a unified body of work. To consummate the experience, anyone in the mood to give is welcome to leave their philanthropy in the back room of the gallery for pick-up by CARH, Inc. at the close of the show. Worth a visit.
Photography by J. John Priola at Gallery Paule Anglim.
J. John Priola photographs closer.
Dean Smith (left) - J. John Priola (2nd from rt) & 2 students.
Photographs by J. John Priola.
J. John Priola photos in above image closer.
J. John Priola photographs closer yet.
Photography by J. John Priola at Gallery Paule Anglim.
In the mood to give? Do that here. J. John Priola photo show.
Overview - J. John Priola photography show at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Robert Koch Gallery: Lynn Geesaman.
Comment by AB: Wistful manipulated topiary courtesy of Lynn Geesaman. The world's great gardens evolve into conceptual realms.
Photography by Lynn Geesaman at Robert Koch Gallery.
Lynn Geesaman photographs.
Photography by Lynn Geesaman.
Lynn Geesaman photograph show at Robert Koch Gallery.
Corden Potts Gallery: Night and the City - Images by the 6th Street Photography Workshop.
Comment by AB: "The Sixth Street Photography Workshop has, for almost 20 years, not only offered an outlet for creative expression to homeless and low-income individuals from some of San Francisco's poorest neighborhoods but has, through the photos it produces, given an insider's perspective on these underserved and oft misunderstood areas of the city." That pretty much nails it. Tragic, romantic, dignified and uplifting-- these fellow human beings we try oh so hard not to know. Check it out.
6th Street Photography Workshop at Corden Potts Gallery.
Photograph by the 6th Street Photography Workshop.
6th Street Photography Workshop show at Corden Potts Gallery.
Photographs by the 6th Street Photography Workshop.
Jack Fischer Gallery: The Collage Show.
Artists: Deborah Barrett, Val Britton, Stan Chan, Alejandro Chavetta, Arne Christianson, Lauren DiCioccio, Simone Gad, Matt Gonzalez, John Hundt, James Kaufmann, David King, Sindy Lutz, Cathy McClure, Aaron Noble, Catie O'Leary, Jonathan Parker, Dennis Parlante, Sarah Ratchye, Abel Rodriguez, Ward Schumaker, Mitzi Trachtenberg, Balint Zsako.
Comment by AB: If you like collage, you'll find plenty to appreciate at this extensive group show.
Collage art by John Hundt (4 on left) at Jack Fischer Gallery).
Art by Stan Chan (kinda like 'em).
Collage art by Jonathan Parker (foreground) - Sindy Lutz (back wall).
Alejandro Chavetta art (3 at left) - Lauren Dicioccio (right).
Lauren Dicioccio stitched art closer.
Abel Rodriguez sculpture at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Collage art by Val Britton at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Bekris Gallery: Renegades - Frank Marshall.
Comment by AB: Frank Marshall's fascinating photo-documentary surveys the heavy metal music subculture of Botswana. Definitely worth checking out. Marshall's strikingly incongruous portraits are sure to keep you staring.
Photography by Frank Marshall at Bekris Gallery.
Frank Marshall photographs the heavy metal subculture of Botswana.
Photography by Frank Marshall.
Frank Marshall photographs at Bekris Gallery.
Togonon Gallery: Counterpoint 2011 - Journey to the East - Photographs.
Photographers: Peikwen Cheng, BJ and Richeille Formento.
Comment by AB: Three photographers originally from The Bay Area report back from their respective homelands. Cheng photographs construction in China while the Formentos exhibit a series of dark contemplative portraits of Philippine people.
Photographs by Peikwen Cheng at Togonon Gallery.
Peikwen Cheng discusses his photography.
Photographs by BJ and Richeille Formento at Togonon Gallery.
BJ and Richeille Formento photography.
Photo by BJ and Richeille Formento (I think).
BJ and Richeille Formento photography at Togonon Gallery.
Hang Art Gallery: Figure 8.
Artists: David DeFelice, Katja Leibenath, Freya Prowe, Gail Ragains, Maja Ruznic, Helen Steele, Kirsten Tradowsky, DAVe Warnke.
Comment by AB: Eight artists paint and draw the figure. I think that about covers it.
Art by DAVe Warnke (right) - Kirsten Tradowsky (left).
David DeFelice art at Hang Art Gallery.
Art by Katja Leibenath.
Maja Ruznic art at Hang Art Gallery.
Helen Steele art.
Demographics - figurative at group show at Hang Art Gallery.
111 Minna Gallery: The Magnificent Seven.
Artists: Alphonzo Solorzano, Josh Lawyer, Wednesday Kirwan, Ryan Malley, Tim Dangaran, Crystal Sylver, Lindsey Kustusch.
Comment by AB: Seven artists; seven agendas. I'm kinda partial to Alphonzo Solorzano's electro-kinetic and mixed media works, and Tim Dangaran's accomplished graphite portrait drawings.
Graphite art by Tim Dangaran at 111 Minna Gallery (like 'em).
Tim Dangaran art in above image closer.
Art by Alphonzo Solorzano.
Alphonzo Solorzano Michael Jackson radio art closer.
More art by Alphonzo Solorzano.
Art by Ryan Malley at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Lindsey Kustusch.
Lindsey Kustusch art.
Messy Zombie art by Wednesday Kirwan at 111 Minna Gallery.
Wednesday Kirwan art.
Urban waif art by Joshua Lawyer at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Crystal Sylver.
Art by Susan Schwalb at K. Imperial Fine Art Gallery.
Susan Schwalb art on bevelled wood panels at K. Imperial Fine Art Gallery.
Art by Heather Capen at 625 Sutter Gallery.
Heather Capen art closer at 625 Sutter Gallery.
One more from Heather Capen art show at 625 Sutter Gallery.
I'm not gonna pull that "season of giving" number on you... or am I? I am. No better time than now to support the cause.... and have a Happy Happy Holiday!