SHOOTING GALLERY / WHITE WALLS - GAUNTLET - CAMPFIRE
BACK TO THE PICTURE - 2ND FLOOR PROJECTS
04.13.13 Part II
(with assistance from Anneliese Vobis and RWM)
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Artists at Hard Time Mini Mall: Frank Relle, Jason Holley, Andres Basurto, Laura Ortiz Vega, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Bryan Cunningham, Jason D'Aquino, Ian Berry, Joe Decamillis, Adam Wallacavage, Tom Haney.
Review by RWM: Quite the spot for a leisurely visit. The large spaces and high walls are a great way to see the monumentalism of art. With all the rooms full, it is like a visit to a museum rather than a gallery, but at the same time the art is all contemporary. Joining us for the evening are a number of artists brought together by Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans, LA who put some excellent and intriguing art on the walls. One can get lost and spend a lot of time searching everything on exhibit here. This nice new venue just across the street and catty-corner from the gallery's old location. All sorts of artworks here to absorb and process.
Comment by AB: At first glance, I'm wowed with the profusion of quality work, but by the time I make it to the rear project spaces, I'm overwhelmed and OD'd (and I'm used to looking at lots of art). So much good stuff needs more time, more focus and more space for appreciation. If the gallery wants to make a statement about having access to the upper echelons of pretty much everything, then mission accomplished. But with such a glut, certain artists and works of art are bound to get lost in the tumult... and they really don't deserve that. Galleries and artists work best in tandem, not one at the expense of the other. Nevertheless, this is an eminently impressive show. Go see.
Art by Skewville at White Walls.
Games of skill - art by Skewville.
Kinetic pedal powered art by Skewville at White Walls.
Pedal powered art by Skewville in action.
Remarkable denim art by Ian Berry at Shooting Gallery (like it).
Pinkie can detail of art by Ian Berry in above image.
Exeptional automaton art by Tom Haney at Shooting Gallery (like it).
More automaton art by Tom Haney.
Miniature matchbook art by Jason D'Aquino at Shooting Gallery.
Pinkie can detail of art by Jason D'Aquino in above image.
Southern urban folk art by Bryan Cunningham at Shooting Gallery.
Impressive stitched folk art by Chris Roberts-Antieau at Shooting Gallery.
Pinkie cam detail of Chris Roberts-Antieau art in above image.
Art by Jason Holley at Shooting Gallery.
Post Katrina photography by Frank Relle at Shooting Gallery.
Precision art by Mark Warren Jacques at White Walls project space.
Mark Warren Jacques art in above image closer.
Art by Mark Warren Jacques closer yet at White Walls Project Space.
Pinkie can detail of art by Mark Warren Jacques.
Art by Mary Iverson at Shooting Gallery project space.
Precision art by Mary Iverson.
Mary Iverson art in above image closer at Shooting Gallery project space.
Art by Mary Iverson closer.
Gallery owner Justin Giarla likely taking a well-deserved break.
Attendance figures - art extravaganza at Shooting Gallery / White Walls.
Campfire Gallery: In Heaven - Dimitri Drjuchin.
Review and images by Anneliese Vobis: Dimitri Drjuchin guides us with his work into an imaginary world. Comic creatures, monsters, and a happy color palette are strong symbols for elements of life. The active figures and flat shapes create rhythmical otherworldly scenarios.
Review by RWM: Great bubblegum and candy for mind with pastels and bright pinks. Fun color choices for fantastic figures and artistic actors. Strange shapes for strange identities and emotions.
Art by Dimitri Drjuchin at Campfire Gallery.
Art by Dimitri Drjuchin.
Dimitri Drjuchin out front at Campfire Gallery.
Art by Dimitri Drjuchin.
Dimitri Drjuchin art at Campfire Gallery.
Circumstance - Dimitri Drjuchin at show at Campfire Gallery.
Back to the Picture: Made in the Mission.
Artists: Michael Beckler, Miles Epstein, Jennifer Ewing, Leo Germano, Sevilla Granger, dk haas, Shawn Harris, Hilla Hueber, Anubhav Jain, Tisha Kenny, Lisa Knoop, Catherine Mackey, Luis Montealegre, Elliott C. Nathan, Charli Ornett, Mark D. Powers, Mallika Prakash, Robert Reed, Mr. Rogers, Ann Simms, Claudio Talavera-Ballon, Trish Tunney.
Review and images by Anneliese Vobis: This group show is about the work of Mission District artists and is a real appetizer for the upcoming open studios weekend. Plenty of elegant , descriptive and exciting new work.
Art from group show at Back to the Picture.
Art by Catherine Mackey in above image closer.
Art in top image closer at Back to the Picture.
Group show of Mission District artists.
Group art show at Back to the Picture.
Art in above image closer.
[ 2nd Floor Projects ]: Christopher Russell, Camille Roy.
Comment by AB: Christopher Russell tells me that a few years back, he made a number of sojourns to a certain public park where men engage in varying degrees of assignation and conviviality, and documented the activities with a camera concealed behind a hole in his pants. The results range from murky and mysterious to woodsy and romantic. Also on display are several abstract works with representational flourishes. Check it out.
Photography by Christopher Russell at 2nd Floor Projects.
Christopher Russell photographs closer.
Christopher Russell photography at 2nd Floor Projects.
Photography by Christopher Russell.
Christopher Russell photographs at 2nd Floor Projects.
Ambiance - Christopher Russell photography show at 2nd Floor Projects.
Gauntlet Gallery: Visions and Reflections - Fifty SF Bay Area Artists Create Works on Identical 12 x 12 Inch Wood Panels.
Artists: Serge Gay Jr., Monty Guy, Michael McConnell, Wednesday Kirwan, Robert Bowen, Leon Loucheur, Jessica Hess, Laura Buss, Shawn Cordeiro, Maggie Engebretson, Tracy Piper, Eddie Colla, David Young, Marcos Lafarga, Claudia Bicen, Alec Huxley, Akira Beard, Adam Caldwell, Kristen Adam, Kristen van Diggelen, Lisa Pisa, Will Arvin, Sean Murdock, Nicole Hayden, Michelle Fleck, Megan Wolfe, Xiau Fong Wee, Lisa Alonzo, Lee Harvey Roswell, Kieran Collins, Jhina Alvarado, Helice Wence, Daniel Valadez, Andrzej Michael, Helen Bayly, Gina Tuzzi, Joanne Ludwig, DELA, Stephanie Mufson, Kristine Brandt, Benjamin Thorne, Kellen Breen, Leah Sime, Hillary Williams, Daryl Pierce, Cora Hardin, Chelsea Loren Edwards, Minh Tran, Emily Swinsick, Beth Knight.
Review by RWM: Hard to believe that there is a connection between all these wild visions and styles. Great place to view a potpourri of work by local artisans. Easy to find something you like here, but somebody may have been there before you. Cool space for a quaint new venue.
L-R, art by Eddie Colla, Jessica Hess, Monty Guy at Gauntlet Gallery.
Eye art by Claudia Bicen.
Art by Stephanie Mufson (rt), Sean Murdock (rt center) at Gauntlet Gallery.
Art by Lisa Alonzo (left) at Gauntlet Gallery.
Art by Robert Bowen (left), David Young V (with blue insignia).
Marcos Lafarga art (right) at Gauntlet Gallery.
Tunes (like 'em).
Relative density - group art show at Gauntlet Gallery.