SERGE SOROKKO - PAULE ANGLIM - JEWISH MUSEUM
CK CONTEMPORARY - SFAQ[PROJECT]SPACE - SOMARTS
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Serge Sorokko Gallery: Miguel Condé - Dialogues.
Comment by AB: Miguel Condé materializes a curious world populated with fascinating personalities and open-ended scenarios. The best part? We're all invited to step right in and engage in the interactions.
Art by Miguel Condé at Serge Sorokko Gallery.
Miguel Condé art.
Art by Miguel Condé.
Miguel Condé art on an antique vellum bookbinding.
Art by Miguel Condé.
Oodles of odd scenarios in art by Miguel Condé.
Large art by Miguel Condé.
Attendance figures - Miguel Condé art show at Serge Sorokko Gallery.
Gallery Paule Anglim: The Big Feel - Ruby Neri; Twelve Drawings - Carter.
Comment by AB: Bold ceramics and figure paintings in the Bay Area Figurative tradition, spiced with funk and primitivity, at times wild, whimsical and freewheeling. In the rear gallery, Portraits by Carter seem inspired by the cosmos, and look strikingly like contemporary renditions of classic constellations.
Art by Ruby Neri at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Whimsical ceramic art by Ruby Neri.
Art by Ruby Neri.
Ruby Neri and her art at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Works on paper by Ruby Neri.
Art by Carter.
Art in above image closer.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Carter.
Demographics - Ruby Neri and Carter art show at Gallery Paule Anglim.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum: Bound to be Held, A Book Show - Josh Greene.
Comment by AB: This two part show homages that endangered species, the book. Say what you will, but holding those bound paper pages in your hands can be as much a social experience as a personal one. Hark back to the good old days, peruse a few volumes with friends and maybe strike up a conversation with someone you don't even know. Also on display are inscribed association copies of books accompanied by notes from their current owners. For those of you keeping score at home, an "association copy" of a book is collectible not only for the book itself but also because of the person who owned it. A show worth experiencing and contemplating.
The basic idea - Josh Greene literary installation at The Jewish Museum.
Association copies - books owned by significant individuals.
The owner writes about what the book means to them.
Inscribed by Chris Rock and the owner c/o Josh Greene.
Opportunities for us get to know others over a good book c/o Josh Greene.
CK Contemporary: Linda Touby - New Works.
Review by RWM: Fun to be in the presence of work that will remind you of Richard Diebenkorn. These paintings are much more accessible though. Interesting statement about inspiration and artist as impersonator. Nice to see the chalky and pastel works in a confined space. An encounter here with beauty and legacy.
Comment by AB: And the winner of the Richard Diebenkorn look-alike contest is... Linda Touby. She's from New York where perhaps her "inspiration" isn't so instantly recognizable.
Art by Linda Touby at CK Contemporary.
Linda Touby art.
Art by Linda Touby.
Ambiance - Linda Touby art show at CK Contemporary.
SFAQ[Project]Space: Joshua Short and Friends.
Review by RWM: Odd and strange encounter with things you might not have seen before. Unexpected surprises from the unordinary.
Comment by AB: Yet another wacky jaunt through Josh Short's weird world of sound, contraptions and kinetics. A suspended electrified cooler with itinerant beer cans and a set of undulating speakers will definitely entertain.
Sound sculpture by Joshua Short at SFAQ Project Space.
Suspended cooler with intinerant beer cans by Joshua Short.
Undulating speakers by Joshua Short.
Mechanical contraption for undulating the speakers by Joshua Short.
SOMArts Gallery: DIS/PLAY.
Comment by AB: Group show presents various perspectives on disabilities exhibiting work by students, curators and teachers.
Art by Katherine Sherwood at SOMArts Gallery.
Katherine Sherwood art (best of show).
Art by Casper Banjo.
Art by artists from NIAD.
Sculpture by Raven Harper in above image closer.
Skateboard installation by Cypress School students at SOMArts Gallery.