ELECTRIC WORKS - LUGGAGE STORE - THE LAB
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
ADOBE BACKROOM - MISSION CULTURAL CENTER
(with assistance from RWM)
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Electric Works Gallery: After Glow, As the Wick Burns - Robert Minervini.
Comment by AB: In the style of the Old Masters, Robert Minervini paints elaborate floral still-lifes, but with ghostly animal accents, against dense urban backdrops. The point of it all? Unregulated unchecked urban and industrial growth has downsides that we should all become (increasingly) diligent about monitoring. Or you can forget about all that apocalpytic stuff and just plain appreciate the quality of the art. Stop on by.
Art by Robert Minervini at Electric Works Gallery.
Art by Robert Minervini.
Robert Minervini and his art at Electric Works Gallery.
Art by Robert Minervini closer.
Robert Minervini art closer at Electric Works Gallery.
Ambiance - Robert Minervini art show at Electric Works Gallery.
Luggage Store Gallery: Needles & Pens 10 Year Anniversary Show.
Artists: Amy Browne, Andrew McKinley, Andrew Schoultz, Austin McManus, Bill Daniel, Brigid Dawson, Chris Duncan, Chris Johanson, Chrissy Piper, Daniel Higgs/Kyle Ranson, David Benzler, Deuce 7, Edie Fake, Griffin McPartland, Hamburger Eyes, Hilary Pecis, Jason Jägel, Jay Howell, Jay Nelson, Jeff Canham, Jeremy Fish, Joey Alone, John Dwyer, Jovi Schnell, Julianna Bright, Kevin Earl Taylor, Know Hope, Kyle Field, Kyle Ranson, Lena Wolff, Maria Forde, Mary Joy Scott, Mat Obrien, Matt Furie, Maya Hayuk, Mike Brodie, Miriam Stahl, Monica Canilao, Nathaniel Russell, Nick Mann, Nigel Peake, Nikki McClure, Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, Orfn, Orion Shepherd, Other, Pacolli, Paul Schiek, Paul Urich, Paul Wackers, Pez, Ray Potes, Richard Coleman, Rich Jacobs, Russ Pope, Sam McPheeters, Serena Mitnik Miller, Stefan Simikich, Tauba Auerbach, Ted Pushinski, Thomas Campbell, Tim Kerr, Xara Thustra.
Comment by AB: The venerable Needles & Pens has been quietly arting away for ten years now, first at their 14th Street location, and for the past several years on 16th Street, offering up a steady, consistent and quality calendar of art shows, readings, book and zine releases, live music performances, fashion, accessories, and more. There's no store like it in San Francisco, guaranteed. Stop in and check it out for yourselves. But before you do that, head on over to the Luggage Store Gallery and experience this seriously impressive survey of artists whose work they've shown over the past decade. Recommended viewing.
Art by Jeremy Fish up top at Luggage Store Gallery (like it).
Walls of photography in the back room - don't miss it.
Quaint velocipede art by Nigel Peake (nicely done) at Luggage Store Gallery.
Art by Andrew Schoultz (center) - Maria Forde (right).
Power of positive thinking art by Tauba Auerbach (left).
Impressive wall art by Daniel Higgs & Kyle Ranson.
And art by Jeff Canham at Needles & Pens decade show, Luggage Store Gallery.
Reconfigured certificate art by Amy Browne (bottom right).
Assorted Needles & Pens zines at Luggage Store Gallery.
Bright bubbly contortion art at Luggage Store Gallery.
Updated vintage album cover art.
Needles & Pens co-principal Breezy Culbertson (left).
N & P co-principal Andrew Martin Scott & affiliate.
Wall of smalls - Needles & Pens decade show at Luggage Store Gallery.
Art in above image closer.
Onslaught of the hordes - I'm outta here - Needles & Pens at The Luggage Store.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Want.Here.You.Now
Artists: Kenneth Lo, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Jennifer Locke.
Comment by AB: In the Room for Big Ideas, three artists use light, photography, video, text and mirrors to get make their statements. Jennifer Locke shows videos of performances she did with YBCA visitors in their homes with only the camera watching, Ana Teresa Fernandez lights up the word FIND (almost always a better word than lose), and Kenneth Lo memorializes a relationship gone belly-up.
Here we are-- Room for Big Ideas at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Video art by Jennifer Locke.
Art by Jennifer Locke at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Art by Ana Teresa Fernandez.
Kenneth Lo ode to an extinct relationship at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The LAB: Clare Szydlowski - Approved Colors.
Comment by AB: Clare Szydlowski comments on the oppression of homeowners associations in suburban developments, particularly in terms of colors that they are allowed to use when painting their homes. She uses swatches of those colors to make her art so that we can appreciate the beauty of banality just as much as the homeowners do.
Art by Clare Szydlowski at The LAB.
Clare Szydlowski art.
Art by Clare Szydlowski at The LAB.
Pinkie cam detail of color swatch art by Clare Szydlowski.
Clare Szydlowski art closer.
Statistical sample - Clare Szydlowski art show at The LAB.
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery: Luminous Flux - Laura Sutro.
Review by RWM: Cool landscapes with varying degrees of abstraction. Art works found along the continuum of realistic and abstract. One does not get lost, but rather can react to what is on display.
Comment by AB: Mystery, desolation and indeterminate occurrences in the night characterize the art of Laura Sutro + a single figurative work, the whole shebang tricked out with odd lighting.
Art by Laura Sutro at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Art by Laura Sutro.
Laura Sutro art closer at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Figurative art by Laura Sutro.
Overview - Laura Sutro art show at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Mission Grafica at Mission Cultural Center: New screen prints by Calixto Robles and lithographs and screen prints by Cecile Robles-Blum.
Review by RWM: Cool multi-generational show with art by both father and four-year old daughter on display. Great soulful work. Better if one knows Spanish, but the images keep one's attention. Here one will find depth of expression even if not fully penetrable.
Prints by Calixto Robles at Mission Grafica, Mission Cultural Center.
Cecile Robles-Blum art at Mission Grafica, Mission Cultural Center.
Calixto Robles silk screen art.
Art by Calixto Robles at Galeria Zapatista, Mission Grafica.
Apparently some sort of a performance at the 16th Street BART station.