SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE - FIVEPOINTS ARTHOUSE
INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS - ODD FELLOWS
PROJECT ONE - QUEENS NAILS
WORKSPACE LIMITED - LA RAZA
(with assistance from RWM)
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San Francisco Art Institute: Shahzia Sikander - The exploding company man and other abstractions.
Comment by AB: Shahzia Sikander's issue-based artworks comment on globalization, politics, tradition versus modernism, East versus West, cultural divides, and more. Well versed in multiple mediums, her abstract/realist/animation video blends in the main gallery and upstairs are worth a look, as well as her contemporary takes on classic Indo-Persian miniature painting. Sikander was born in Pakistan and now lives in New York.
Video art by Shahzia Sikander at San Francisco Art Institute.
More footage from the above video by Shahzia Sikander.
Art by Shahzia Sikander after Indo-Persian miniatures.
Art by Shahzia Sikander in above image closer.
Video art by Shahzia Sikander.
Shahzia Sikander art at San Francisco Art Institute.
Art by Shahzia Sikander in above image closer.
Fivepoints Arthouse: Loose Leaf - Launch Party.
Artists: Jeff Canham, Dave Eggers, Dwight Eschliman, Mark Giglio, Jake Longstreth, Michelle McCarron, Richard Misrach, Louisa Parris, Andrew Zuckerman, Claudia Goetzelmann.
Comment by AB: For a measly $75 (tonight only-- $95 otherwise), you get a limited edition boxed set of ten prints by the artists listed above, a pretty peppy roster. Published by Manual (manualcreative.com) in an edition of 1000. I'm thinking it's a buy.
Loose Leaf prints from limited edition portfolio.
Loose Leaf prints at Fivepoints Arthouse.
Loose Leaf boxed limited edition portfolio by Manual.
Prints from Loose Leaf limited edition portfolio.
Demographics - Loose Leaf portfolio release at Fivepoints.
Intersection for the Arts: House Warming Party.
Comment by AB: Intersection for the Arts celebrates its move from Valencia Street to the former Chronicle Building at 5th & Mission. Impressive turnout, art up for auction, refreshments, libations, and a fine time was had by all.
House warming party at Intersection for the Arts.
Art for auction at Intersection for the Arts.
Art auction to benefit Intersection for the Arts.
The Odd Fellows Building, 26 Seventh St., #202, San Francisco, CA 94102: The Oddists.
Review by RWM: Not as odd as one might expect, but who's to judge. Nice work on display by artist Aladdin with experimental and multidimensional abstracts. Nice also to see the work of Richard L. Perri showcased, particular his characterizations of our offbeat city. fascinating personages line the wall, some of whom you have seen before. Oddness on display and in attendance as well.
Art by Richard L. Perri.
Art at The Oddists party - Odd Fellows Building, San Francisco.
Tunes - The Oddists group show and party.
Project One Gallery: LORDS vs. CoBraS.
Artists: Alex Pardee, Axis, Atlas, Haste, Esel, Nicnak, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Hex, Dment, Shaun "Kasl" Singer, Natoe, Aura, Dytch 66, Richard "Xpres" Taylor, Mers, Robert Bowen, Pastime, Adee, Ricky Watts, Marcos LaFarga, Defie, Satyr, Timber, Werm, Rome, Rebuke.
Comment by AB: A friendly face-off between two talented graffiti crews from San Francisco (LORDS) and Los Angeles (CoBraS). Some quality examples represent the ongoing transition of urban art from outdoors to indoors to everywhere. Hard to imagine that what began as names scrawled city walls and subways in the 1970s is now such a ubiquitous part of our lives.
LORDS vs CoBraS urban art extravaganza at Project One Gallery.
Graffiti goes indoors c/o LORDS & CoBraS.
LORDS & CoBraS art at Project One Gallery.
Mural sized art.
LORDS & CoBraS urban art show at Project One Gallery.
LORDS & CoBraS art.
Queens Nails Projects: The Truth Is - Carolina Silva.
Comment by AB: There's a narrative in here somewhere-- Carolina Silva's first San Francisco solo show, born in Spain and currently living in Seattle.
Art by Carolina Silva at Queens Nails Projects.
Carolina Silva art.
Art by Carolina Silva.
Carolina Silva art closer at Queens Nails Projects.
Out front at Queens Nails Projects - art by Carolina Silva.
Workspace Limited: Moonlighting II.
Comment by AB: Artist/employees of The North Face outdoor gear company get together for a one-night art show and whoop-dee-doo to benefit Bay Area Wilderness Training.
North Face art show to benefit Bay Area Wilderness Training.
Art by North Face employee/artists.
Donuts & beer art.
Art by North Face artist/employees at Workspace Limited.
North Face employee/artist art at Workspace Limited.
Population density - North Face artist/employee group show.
Art & spoken word at Galeria de la Raza.
La Llorona Unfabled group show at Galeria de la Raza.
La Llorona Unfabled art at Galeria de la Raza.
One more from La Llorona Unfabled at Galeria de la Raza.