FFDG - TYLER WOOD - AMPERSAND
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS - SOMARTS
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FFDG: Mike Giant - Colorado.
Comment by AB: You can always count on Mike Giant to document our times in his unique graphic language. Tales told in urban hieroglyphics. Several large photographs of tattoo-laden babes spice up the show. Always worth seeing.
Always plenty to choose from - Mike Giant art at FFDG.
Art by Mike Giant closer.
Pen & ink art by Mike Giant.
Mike Giant signing posters and chatting up the fan base at FFDG.
Collaborative art/photography by Mike Giant.
Art by Mike Giant closer.
Mike Giant art.
Relative density - Mike Giant art show at FFDG.
Tyler Wood Gallery: Rosha Yaghmai - in medias res (couch surfing and insomnia).
Comment by AB: Painted cast resin renditions elevate propel objects into the realm of sculpture. Don't miss the small-format pencil drawings on the walls. You might at first mistake them for photographs because they're that well done.
Cast painted everyday object art by Rosha Yaghmai at Tyler Wood Gallery.
Pencil drawing by Rosha Yaghmai (like it).
Another Rosha Yaghmai pencil drawing (nicely done).
Rosha Yaghmai demonstrates proper handling of a chili pepper sculpture
at Tyler Wood Gallery.
Painted cast resin art by Rosha Yaghmai.
Installation view - Rosha Yaghmai art show at Tyler Wood Gallery.
Ampersand International Arts: Street Noise - Patrick Sean Gibson; Tethers - Sam O'Leary. Curated by Out of Hands Onto Walls (OHOW).
Comment by AB: Patric Sean Gibson's ink drawings of life in the big city range from satiric to vulgar, and share compositional elements with vintage Punk Rock broadsides and posters. Miniature circular watercolors by Sam O'Leary inspired by his international explorations transport us to some of those faraway places.
Nice sculptural work by Sam O'Leary at Ampersand International Arts.
Wall of small art by Sam O'Leary.
Pinkie cam detail of Sam O'Leary art in above image.
Art by Patrick Sean Gibson.
Patrick Sean Gibson art.
Punk Rock poster throwback art by Patrick Sean Gibson.
Installation by Patrick Sean Gibson at Ampersand International Arts.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: The Way Things Go. Curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Artists: Michael Arcega, Maria Thereza Alves, Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Camille Henrot, Luc Moullett, Museum of Gourd, the National Bitter Melon Council, Pratchaya Phinthong, Arin Rungjang, Thasnai Sethaseree, Shimabuku, SUPERFLEX with the Propeller Group, Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Comment by AB: Under the curatorial supervision of Rirkrit Tiravanija, the works center on food and all it encompasses including growing, manufacture, labor, trade, social components, and more. Frankly, I'm tired of these disjointed YBCA group shows that take hours to slog through where practically every installation is arcane, inaccessible, meandering, reads like a Dostoyevsky novel, and after all the effort you might put into it, is only marginally fulfilling. If this show is about complicating a universally relevant mega-topic like food to such a degree that hardly anyone will understand it let alone care, then it's a winner. The good news? YBCA's on the lookout for a new Director of Visual Arts.
Installation by Michael Arcega at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (like it).
Detail of art/installation in above image.
Art about food.
Immersive installation by Maria Thereza Alves.
Chili paste pyramids by Pratchaya Phinthong.
Installation about sugar by Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan.
Video component of installation in above image.
Big bread as art.
Big bread as hors d'oeuvres.
Strands of suspended pear-shaped metal forms (nicely done).
Installation in above image closer.
The art part of Camille Henrot's multimedia installation.
Big prints by Thasnai Sethaseree.
Artists: Marshal Bradford, Wayne Berger, Peter Keresztury, Vlad Kenner, Ronnie Olson, Michael Rosen, Rachel Levine, Craig Scoffone, Milan von Chatsworth, Retrotie, Michael Savvides, Chris Madsen, Yancy Mendoza, Andy Amyx, Mark Yugen, Doll Smut, Gaspar Marquez, Michael L. Ruiz / Sculpture, Paul Johnson, Catherine Merrill, Filiberto Avila, The Antic Staatsoper, Edson Yamazaki.
Comment by AB: In this annual erotic extravaganza no topic is too taboo. Pretty much every I can't show you the too-taboo part, but I can at least give you a sense of the essence.
Photography by Milan von Chatsworth at SOMArts Gallery ON THE EDGE 5.
Sculpture by Michael L Ruiz.
Vintage 70s erotic photography by Paul Johnson.
Art by Chris Madsen.
Erotic levity by Doll Smut.
Wayne Berger sculpture.
Art by The Antic Staatsoper.
Marshall Bradford photography.
Sculpture by Peter Keresztury.
Andy Amyx erotic photography.
Overview - ON THE EDGE 5 group show produced by Erotic Art Events.