31 RAUSCH - RUTH'S TABLE - LAKE - DE YOUNG MUSEUM
ART EXPLOSION - 1890 BRYANT - WORKSPACE LIMITED
MISSION ARTISTS UNITED - ATLAS CAFE
(with assistance from Anneliese Vobis and RWM)
31 Rausch Gallery: Julia Shirar - No More at All.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Exciting drawing collages activate the gray painted narrow entrance of Rausch 31. Every little collage deserves our full attention. Strong drawing talent mixed with powerful, symbol-rich imagery carry you away to a different world. The emphasis on line work and spare use of color, help to concentrate on the underlying information of the imagery. This exhibit is really worth a second look to understand the richness of the messages in the work.
Art by Julia Shirar - gallery left.
Art by Julia Shirar - gallery right.
Julia Shirar (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Julia Shirar art closer (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Art by Julia Shirar closer.
Lake Gallery: Joe Roberts.
Review and images by Anneliese Vobis: Joe Roberts paper collages resemble a socio-critical mirror of life. From a distance, his storytelling imagery reminds to a modern version of Bosch's allegories. The viewer only gets the important messages by looking closely at the collaged landscapes. Endless layers of colorful, expressive drawings lead from one scene to the next. Excellent use of the small, intriguing gallery space; good contrast to the peaceful harmonic plant environments just outside the gallery.
Review by RWM: Though messy, the works abound with vitality, life, and symbols. One may not want to get lost in these woods even though they are vibrant with contrasting colors.
Art by Joe Roberts.
Joe Roberts art.
Art by Joe Roberts in above image closer.
Detail of art by Joe Roberts.
Joe Roberts art.
Mission Artists United: Mission Open Studios.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Mission Open Studios is overwhelming-- an overload of Art. Don't know exactly where to start and whom to mention, because everybody tries to show his or her best work. The Bryant Street and the 17th Street artists harmonically combine the business of art with relaxing festive atmospheres. Great work mixed with cool parties make the visits very pleasing for everybody. The extraordinary variety of styles and media is truly breathtaking.
Liz Hickok and her art (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Katja Leibenath and her art (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Scott Tsuchitani printmaker and his art (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Maria Stabio and her art (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Susan Garry-Lorica and sculptue/installation art (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Rhiannon Alpers artist discusses her paper sculpture (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Kathy Fujii-Oka and her art (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Rubyspam and her art (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Maxine Solomon and her art.
Brian Greif and his art + associates.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Brian Greif.
Artist discusses art (sorry, forgot name).
Steve Baker and his art.
Julia Lynton and participatory "This Is an Experiment" art.
All of visages art.
de Young Museum: Ken Holden - Visual Interpretations in Photography.
Review by RWM, image c/o de Young Museum: Excellent use of photographic tools by Ken Holden transcend the medium, allowing one to look through the broken glass and see things with new eyes. Beautiful flowers, shapes, and configurations. Interesting alterations of the natural.
Photography by Ken Holden.
Opening of Ruth's Table Gallery at Bethany Center.
Art at Ruth's Table (in honor of Ruth Asawa) at Bethany Center.
One more from Ruth's Table Gallery grand opening at Bethany Center.
Stopped by Phil Crumar's 40th b'day art party at Atlas Cafe.
Phil Crumar and his art at his Atlas Cafe 40th b'day art party.
Tunes (lead singer Jovi Schnell) at Phil Crumar Atlas Cafe party.