HOTEL TRITON - RAYKO
CCA WATTIS - INNER MISSION
(with assistance from RWM)
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McKinley Art Solutions at Hotel Triton: Alexander von Wolff.
Review by RWM: Nice to see the old stories not being forgotten or ignored, and to revel in the nostalgia. The artist confesses that the era pictured in his enlarged matchbook prints is of a time he would have prefered to live in. The images evoke an idealized past for those of us who do not idealize the current. Fun to be transported back to these places where people went for amusement. The memories of the times still live on the screen and in the psyches of individuals and artists who do not always welcome the modernization that has replaced the good old "normal" days, but not all has changed.
Comment by AB: Alexander von Wolff reconfigures vintage matchbook covers into prints and in so doing, presents viewers with romantic reminiscences of our liesure time history.
Vintage matchbook art by Alexander von Wolff at Hotel Triton.
Alexander von Wolff and his art c/o McKinley Art Solutions.
Side of vintage matchbook print in above image.
Smaller versions of Alexander von Wolff prints are also available.
Alexander von Wolff art.
Detail of side of matchbook print in above image.
Alexander von Wolff vintage matchbook prints.
RayKo Photo Center: Lost and Found - Heidi Kirkpatrick; Vanishing Point, Exercises in Perspective - Curated by Rachel Phillips; New Visions - 81 Bees Collective of City College of San Francisco.
Comment by AB: In one of the better shows I've seen at RayKo in a good while, Rachel Phillips "curates" members of the Phantom Artists' League-- Madge Cameron, Tabatha Christy, Frances Pane, Abe Rah-Kadabra and Will Fox. The League photographers (some of whom are plays on names of famous early photographers) are actually none other Phillips herself as she demonstrates a prodigious mastery of the medium, entertaining us all along the way with fictionalized accounts by League members accompanied by photographic works which embrace a diverse range of subjects, formats and techniques. Definitely worth a visit.
Also on the docket are photographs applied to found objects by Heidi Kirkpatrick, the results manifesting a distinct antique feel, and a group show by CCSF's 81 Bees Collective.
Photography by Rachel Phillips at RayKo Photo Center.
Ersatz antique portrait photograph by Rachel Phillips in above image closer.
Rachel Phillips and her photography at RayKo Photo Center.
Rabbit out of a hat photograph sequence by Rachel Phillips.
Photography by Rachel Phillips in above image closer.
Installation art/photography by Rachel Phillips.
Rachel Phillips photographs.
Photography by Rachel Phillips.
Photographs by Heidi Kirkpatrick.
Heidi Kirkpatrick photograph in above image closer.
Photographs by Heidi Kirkpatrick closer.
81 Bees group show.
Photograph by Grahame Perry.
John Carr photography.
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts: Codex; Hiller/Martin - Provisional Realities (Susan Hiller & Daria Martin).
Codex artists: Anonymous, Dove Allouche, Matthew Bakkom, John Baldessari, Laetitia Benat, Lisa Bonard, Alexandrine Boyer, Marcel Broodthaers, Heman Chong, Claude Closky, Robert Crumb, Moyra Davey, Marina Faust, Esther Shalev Gerz, Philip Guston, Aaron Krach, Vincent Labaume, Louise Lawler, Pierre Leguillon, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Barry McGee, Jerry McMillan, Aurelien Mole, Jean-Luc Moulčne, Damián Navarro, Dennis Oppenheim, Raymond Pettibon, Veronique Portal, Conny Purtill, Dider Rittener, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, David Scher, Cindy Sherman, Yann Serandour, Rafael Serrano, Alec Soth, Saul Steinberg, Jean-Luc Verna, William Wegman.
Comment by AB: The group show Codex in the front gallery is art themed on books, archives, libraries and the significance of printed word in history. None of the art is labeled so you can treat the exhibition as a quiz and see how many artists' names you get right. In the rear gallery, Susan Hiller and Daria Martin exhibit video and photographic works, the most riveting of which is a two-screened video of amalgamated motion picture dream scenes.
Art about books at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.
Art by Philip Guston (top center).
Ed Ruscha art in above image closer.
Art by Barry McGee (lower left).
Raymond Pettibon art.
Art about books.
Comic art by Robert Crumb (top right center).
Book art closer.
Photography by Susan Hiller.
Dream sequence video art by Susan Hiller & Daria Martin.
Inner Mission SF: post contemporary.
Artists: Erick Andino, Richard Castaneda, Gonzalo de Sepulveda, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Nizhoni Ellenwood, Opesanwo Ifakorede, Kool Kid Kreyola Kidd, Avanna Lawson, Geri Montano, Daisy O., Rye Purvis, Cy Wagoner.
Comment by AB: Meandering melange of work by members of the Indigenous Arts Coalition.
Art by Rye Purvis at Inner Mission SF.
Art by Geri Montano.
Art by Gonzalo de Sepulveda.
Kool Kid Kreyola Kidd art closer.
Art by Spencer Keeton Cunningham.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Spencer Keeton Cunningham in above image.
Opesanwo Ifakorede art.
Attendance figures - Indigenous Arts Coalition group show at Inner Mission SF.