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FraenkelLAB: Richard T. Walker - Contingency of an Afterthought
Comment by AB: Video, sound, light and photography installation is themed on man's relationship to nature and the environment. By observing the ways in which Walker engages with the landscape, we get a sense not only of the reverence he holds, but also grandeur and romance of all that surrounds us. Good show worth seeing.
Composite photographic art by Richard T. Walker (18" tall).
Video/sound/light art by Richard T. Walker at FrankelLAB.
Multimedia sculpture by Richard T. Walker.
Composite photography in above image closer.
Video art by Richard T. Walker.
Richard T. Walker art.
Multimedia sculpture by Richard T. Walker.
Installation view - Richard T. Walker art show at FraenkelLAB.
Capital Gallery: Justin Morin - Flex
Comment by AB: Justin Morin's in town from France for his first US solo show. His draped silk fabric works play well at either end of the artistic continuum, decorative or fine.
Fabric art by Justin Morin at Capital Gallery.
Mixed media sculpture by Justin Morin.
Justin Morin and his art above closer at Capital Gallery.
Art/installation by Justin Morin.
Outside looking in. Justin Morin art show at Capital Gallery.
John Pence Gallery: Landscapes - An Invitational Group Exhibition
Artists: John F. Carlson, Jacob Collins, Tony Curanaj, Donald Demers, Adam Forfang, Greg Gandy, Justin Hess, Emma Hirst, Susan Jorgensen, Donald Jurney, Justin Coro Kaufman, Thomas Kegler, Dean Larson, David Leffel, Steven J Levin, Robert Maione, Jeremy Mann, Joseph McGurl, Edward Minoff, Clark Mitchell, Dorothy Morgan, John Osborne, Jose Moya Del Pino, Travis Schlaht, Stock Schlueter, Randall Sexton, Gardner Symons, Jason Toney, Will Wilson.
Lush forest art by Justin Coro Kaufman at John Pence Gallery (like it).
One more by Justin Coro Kaufman.
Small tonalist paintings by Jeremy Mann.
Rocks underwater art by Edward Minoff (high degree of difficulty - nice).
Art by Greg Gandy (well done).
Ambiance - group landscape art show at John Pence Gallery.
111 Minna Gallery: Scooter LaForge - Invitation to Nothingness; Lacrimosa - Dariusz Labuzek
Comment by AB: Two wild minds come together in a crescendo of craziness. Envision it, acknowledge it, have the courage to paint it up, and then share it with the world. That's what good art is all about.
Art by Scooter LaForge at 111 Minna Gallery.
Scooter LaForge art.
Good kitty, bad kitty art by Scooter LaForge.
Scooter LaForge and his art at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Scooter LaForge.
Large art by Dariusz Labuzek.
Oversized art by Dariusz Labuzek.
Dariusz Labuzek and his art in above image closer at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Dariusz Labuzek.
Abstract figural art by Dariusz Labuzek.
The Growlery: Matthew Bajda - Mace of Disruption, A Perspective on American Safety
Comment by AB: Make a bunch of spiked baseball bats (mace-ball bats) and then chain 'em to polls, posts and parking meters all over town in the dead of night in order to get us all thinking about the media's role in whipping up fear. Speaking of roles, how about the artist's? Anyway, the upshot appears to be a perspective on American safety that makes America just a little less safe. Interesting concept; questionable execution. But hey. It's art, right?
Mace-ball bat art by Matthew Bajda at The Growlery. That's gotta hurt.
Spiked baseball bats chained up around town - Matthew Bajda photography.
Serious chandelier art by Matthew Bajda.
Photographs by Matthew Bajda.
Gold-plated weaponry by Matthew Bajda. Upscale cudgels.
Tethered truncheons at night photographed by Matthew Bajda.
Hospitality House at Luggage Store Gallery: 31st Annual Art Auction
Artists: Brett Amory, Apex, Patricia Araujo, Jenny Balisle, Cara Barer, Johanna Baruch, E. Lewish Basher, John Belingheri, Darwin Bell, Charles Blackwell, Tom Bolles, Brian Bourassa, Kay Bradner, Iris Brightwater, Kate J. Brown, Joe Brubaker, Suzanne Caporael, Sofia Carmi, Gregg Chadwick, Larry Clark, Cathleen Clarke, Flora Davis, Kelly DeFayette, Rea Lynn De Guzman, Joty Dhaliwal, Patrick Dintino, Eric Dyer, Allen Ellison, Diana Elrod, Shannon Finley, Ferdinanda Florence, Rich Fonseca, Annie Galvin, Matt Gonzalez, Louis Gwerder III, Joanna Hanna, Chad Hasegawa, Tobin Holmes, Jim Housley, Bryan Ida, Ian Johnson, Jo Jackson, James R. Johnson, Lisa Kairos, Michael Kershnar, Barbara Kronlins, Tracy Krumm, Denise Laws, Lola, Nancer Lemoins, Ivan Lopez, Leslie Lowinger, Paul Madonna, Gwen Manfrin, Michael Markowitz, Vanessa Marsh, Jeff Marshall, Stephen McMillan, Midori Meissen, Carolyn Meyer, Robert Miklos, Emma Fenton-Miller, Yvette Molina, Leslie Morgan, Lisa Myaf, Mariana Nelson, Jeremy Novy, Daniel Ochoa, Kelley O'Leary, Matt O'Neil, Matthew Pawlowski, Txutxo Perez, Daniel Phill, Pobrecito, Silvia Poloto, Lucky Rapp, Adrian Ravarour, Mike Reger, Joshua Reinstien, Heidi Maria Reinstein, Matt Rodgers, Clare Rojas, Thierry Rosset, Jeff Roysdon, Reuben Rude, Gala Sadurni, Devin Saunders, Elizabeth Schiff, Janet Seifert, shesaidred, Ilya Shkipin, Brandon Smith, SLICK, Jennifer Starkweather, Kirsten Stolle, Inez Storer, Angela Summers, TanCreations, James Taylor, Rab Terry, Ehren Tool, t.w. five, Ronoldi Valencia, Shawn Vales, Marieke von Rotz, Stephen Wagner, Patty Walker, Shawn Weeden, Beth Weintraub, Karen White, Tim Yankosky, Katherine B. Young.
Comment by AB: Always one of the most diverse auctions in terms of the range of works and range of artists up for bids. No matter what your tastes, you'll hit the jackpot here. As for the cause, what better way to give back to the community than to support the homeless and other underserved communities, particularly the artists among them. Always worth attending.
Clockwise from top - art by Rich Fonseca, Darwin Bell, Lucky Rapp.
Art by Bryan Ida at Hospitality House annual art auction.
Art by Mike Reger (top right), SLICK (bottom left).
Art by shesaidred (top row center).
Art by Eric Dyer (top left). Center row L-R, art by Patrick Dintino,Jenny Balisle, Lola.
Jenny Balisle acrylic sculpture in above image closer.
Attendance figures - Hospitality House 31st Annual Art Auction.
San Francisco Arts Commission at 155 Grove Street: Ma Li - Wish You Could Have Seen This
Comment by AB: After-dark video installation cycles morse code messages from artists recently displaced from San Francisco. Ma Li is here introducing the show. Unfortunately it's not dark yet so the videos haven't started.
Ma Li installation at San Francisco Arts Commission.
Ma Li out front talking about her art.
Installation from the side - videos play on screens along the back wall.