ANTHONY MEIER - JENKINS JOHNSON
ALTMAN SIEGEL - ARTOPIA AT SOMARTS
(with assistance from RWM)
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Anthony Meier Fine Arts: Roy McMakin - Two Chairs (One Green, One Black), A Chest of Drawers, A Table, A Little Stool, A Photograph and a few Drawings.
Comment by AB: Artist, designer and furniture maker Roy McMakin takes pieces of warn used furniture (which are mounted on the gallery walls) and recreates some exactly (but pristine), some in contemporary riffs on the originals, and one he mounts as a sculpture, although considered artistically, they're all sculptures. Vision + the technical skills necessary to materialize it = good art, which is precisely what we have here. To top it all off, he seasons the shebang with a selection of pencil drawings to illustrate his points. Good show; go see.
Used furniture as art by Roy McMakin (best of show, right).
Roy McMakin art above from the back at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Old Windsor chair on the wall, new one on the floor - art by Roy McMakin.
New table mounted next to old - Roy McMakin art at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Old high chair - furniture art by Roy McMakin.
New rendition of high chair above - Roy McMakin art at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Drawing by Roy McMakin in above image closer.
Long view - Roy McMakin art show at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery: Gordon Parks - Centennial.
Comment by AB: According to the handout, "Gordon Parks is the most important black photographer in the history of photojournalism." Whether that's a fact or an opinion is immaterial because either way, he's right up there near the top. In celebration of his 100th birthday, this impressive retrospective is not only a testament to his talent, but also a look back at the past seventy years or so of American history as seen through the lens of his camera. The color images of segregation days in the Old South are an absolute must-see and range from poignant to distressing. To think that we once treated our each other like this. Definitely worth a visit.
Langston Hughes photograph by Gordon Parks (right) at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
Segregated South photography by Gordon Parks at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
Gordon Parks photograph in above image closer.
Old South photographs by Gordon Parks closer at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
Black Panther era photograph by Gordon Parks (left).
Malcom X by Gordon Parks (left) at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
Gordon Parks Depression Era photography.
Photograph by Gordon Parks (left) at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
Overview - Gordon Parks photography retrospective at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
Altman Siegel Gallery: Will Rogan - Blanking Out.
Comment by RWM: Unusual and unexpected pieces that defy prediction and expectations.
Comment by AB: Much of Will Rogan's art references artist from the past, homaging some and satirizing others, but in the most respectful of ways. He works in a variety of mediums, all exceptionally well. Recommended viewing.
Art by Will Rogan at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Art by Will Rogan.
Will Rogan and his art at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Art by Will Rogan (portraits of artists from a vintage exhibition catalogue).
Will Rogan art in above image closer at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Art by Will Rogan.
Will Rogan art at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Sculpture by Will Rogan.
Ambiance - Will Rogan art show at Altman Siegel Gallery.
SOMArts Gallery: SF Weekly's 6th Annual Artopia 2013.
Artists: Raven Ebner, Kellen Breen, Corviid, Christian Cagigal, Ariel Springfield, Charles Papillo, Karla Quintero, Melinda James, Ariel Durrant, Jenne Giles, Jeffrey Thompson, Michael Kerbow.
Comment by AB: An exhibit of art by year's finalists in SF Weekly's annual Masterminds contest. Three of these artists will be chosen to receive cash grants. But in the meantime, let's party!!
Art by Michael Kerbow at SF Weekly's 6th Annual Artopia.
Charles Papillo art.
Beer pong painting by Kellen Breen at SF Weekly's 6th Annual Artopia.
Sculpture by Ariel Durrant.
Jeffrey Thompson art at SF Weekly's 6th Annual Artopia.
Art & jewelry by Corviid.
Jewelry by Corviid in above image closer.
Soft sculpture by Jenne Giles at SF Weekly's 6th Annual Artopia.
It was there so I took it. Right place, right time, I guess.
Circumstance - group art show & party - SF Weekly's 6th Annual Artopia.