SOMARTS - ALTER SPACE - D-STRUCTURE
ZEN CENTER - CHANDRAN
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SOMArts Gallery: Speak Your Peace. Curated by Justin Hoover.
Artists: Richard Kamler, 30th Street Poetas, Silvi Alcivar, Tressa Berman and the Institute for Inter-Cultural Practice, Evan Bissell, Uzi Broshi, Victor Cartagena, Coronet Center Philosopher Poets, Nestor Casco, Ck1, Shaghayegh Cyrous, Eldergivers: Art With Elders at Laguna Honda Hospital, Ala Ebtekar, Clinton Fein, Sevetta Gay, John Halaka, Taraneh Hemami, Betty Nobue Kano, Ida Marksman, David Ratliff, The Victorian Manor Poets in collaboration with Creative Arts Charter School.
Comment by AB: Bay Area artists of various ages, ethnicities and nationalities come together to present a multimedia exhibition focused on visions of peace. Works of art and installations offer a diversity of perspectives on where we've been, where we are now, the absence of peace, and how we might someday become one if we ever manage to resolve our differences.
Art by Betty Nobue Kano (left) at SOMArts Gallery.
Art by John Halaka (right) - Evan Bissell (left).
Evan Bissell art in above image closer at SOMArts Gallery.
Installation by Richard Kamler at SOMArts Gallery.
Richard Kamler installation art in above image closer.
Art by Richard Kamler.
Mural art about peace at SOMArts Gallery.
Swinging blue light pendulum against prison bars art at SOMArts Gallery.
Art by Richard Kamler.
Installation art from group show "Speak Your Peace" at SOMArts Gallery.
Art about the opposite of peace.
Banner art at SOMArts Gallery.
Long view - "Speak Your Peace" group art show at SOMArts Gallery.
Alter Space: Joshua Hagler - In The Box Beneath The City.
Comment by AB: In the front gallery, Joshua Hagler previews a selection of heroic oversized paintings from his latest series, The Unsurrendered, inspired by famous American paintings of the past. Smaller works on paper from the series are also on display. In the rear gallery are story boards from a forthcoming graphic novel begun during the course of a three-month residence in the Alter Space basement.
Joshua Hagler art after "Washington Crossing the Deleware" by Emanuel Leutze.
Joshua Hagler and his art at Alter Space.
More large-scale art by Joshua Hagler.
Graphic novel in process by Joshua Hagler at Alter Space.
Joshua Hagler art/writing in above image closer.
Art by Joshua Hagler at Alter Space after McKenney Hall, I believe.
Original graphic novel by Joshua Hagler.
Joshua Hagler literature at Alter Space.
Floor plan - Joshua Hagler art show at Alter Space.
D-Structure: Melanie Alves - Urban Jungle, Deception.
Comment by AB: Melanie Alves essays on animals-- both real and symbolic-- in paintings, installations and sculptures composed of weapons assembled into trophy heads.
Art by Melanie Alves at D-Structure.
Handgun trophy head art in above image closer by Melanie Alves.
Animal art by Melanie Alves at D-Structure.
Melanie Alves art in above image closer.
Front window installation art by Melanie Alves at D-Structure.
Circumstance - Melanie Alves art show at D-Structure.
San Francisco Zen Center: Patter Hellstrom - Meditative Flow.
Comment by AB: Meditate on the confluence of art and spiritual practice here through Patter Hellstrom's manifestations of serene spontaneity.
Art by Patter Hellstrom at San Francisco Zen Center.
Art by Patter Hellstrom.
Patter Hellstrom (left) and her art at San Francisco Zen Center.
Art by Patter Hellstrom.
Chandran Gallery: Iron to Gold / Ashes to Hope. Curated by Amanda Krampf.
Artists: Monica Canilao, Swoon, Bunny Reiss, Heidi Tullmann, Amanda Stone, David D'Andrea, more.
Comment by AB: Chandran Gallery doesn't technically exist yet, so tonight's expansive post-apocalyptic hoedown briefly fills the void. It's a fundraiser for Treasure Nest House and future art-related projects in Detroit, sponsored by Chandran Gallery in association with Juxtapoz and Powerhouse, and showcases the work of some of our most talented, creative and progressive urban practitioners. An installation extravaganza for the ages.
Here we are - installation extravaganza at the soon-to-be Chandran Gallery.
Greeting us at the door-- commentary on the decline of America? Could be.
Art in the front section at Chandran Gallery.
Collaboration by Monica Canilao & Swoon (right) - Bunnie Riess art (bottom).
Altitudinous art at the future home of Chandran Gallery.
Wall art along a hallway leading to the back.
Urban paraphernalia altar installation.
Approaching the apocalyptic installation in the back.
Shambles art & installation with fabulous chandelier (like it).
Another view of scrap salvage installation at Chandran Gallery.
More art from the group show fundraiser for Treasure Chest of Detroit.
Posters for sale-- every one one is different, I'm told.
More installation from Chandran Gallery post-apocalyptic spectacular.