SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS
FIRST THURSDAY - 06.05.14 - Part I
(with assistance from RWM)
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Dolby Chadwick Gallery: Bernadette Jiyong Frank - Spaces in Between.
Comment by AB: You can either bask in multitudinous rays of light that emanate from space or glimpse the darkness of the unfathomable unknown (or both) in the precision paintings of Bernadette Jiyong Frank. According to the explanatory, mathematics, geometry and the concept of "ma", a Japanese term referring to "the space between objects and events that is both empty and yet full of meaning" are all embodied in her work. Worth a visit.
Bernadette Jiyong Frank and her art at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Bernadette Jiyong Frank and her art in above image closer.
Art by Bernadette Jiyong Frank.
Bernadette Jiyong Frank art.
Precision abstractions by Bernadette Jiyong Frank.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.
Art by Bernadette Jiyong Frank.
Circumstance - Bernadette Jiyong Frank art show at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery: Off to Sea - Nicholas Wilton.
Review by RWM: Fun relaxing time reveling in these pastel colors which usually soothe. According to the show's title, these pleasing abstractions may reference a nice day by the shore.
Art by Nicholas Wilton at Caldwell Snyder Gallery.
Nicholas Wilton art.
Art by Nicholas Wilton (these dudes wanted to be on the highlight reel).
Smaller artworks by Nicholas Wilton.
Nicholas Wilton abstract art.
Art by Nicholas Wilton.
Long view - Nicholas Wilton art show at Caldwell Snyder Gallery.
Altman Siegel Gallery: Sara VanDerBeek - Ancient Objects, Still Lives.
Comment by AB: Digital c-prints in unnatural shades of purple and blue by Sara VanDerBeek at times reference Pre-Columbian artifacts. Other images seem part real and part mirage, straddling the chasm between existence and imagination. Nicely done; go see.
Digital c-prints by Sara VanDerBeek at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Art in above image closer.
Digital c-prints by Sara VanDerBeek.
Sara VanDerBeek art closer.
Installation view by Sara VanDerBeek.
Sara VanDerBeek art
Venue view - Sara VanDerBeek art show at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Corden Potts Gallery: Stephen Galloway, Camille Seaman and Karen Glaser.
Review by RWM: Incredible photographs of aberrant weather which will worry you about the storm. Photographer Camille Seaman points out that tornadoes can happen out there in the Sacramento Valley, but probably not as ominous as some of those captured here. These storms do not look like they are going to take you to Oz with the clouds being pitch black at times. Our vulnerability to the new climatology is captured here.
Comment by AB: Also on view are meticulous plant life still-lifes by Stephen Galloway and mysterious black & white underwater images by Karen Glaser.
Ominous cloud formation photography by Camille Seaman at Corden Potts Gallery.
Stormy weather photographs by Camille Seaman.
Photograph in above image closer.
Cloud formation photography by Camille Seaman.
Plant life still-life photograph by Stephen Galloway.
Underwater photography by Karen Glaser.
Robert Tat Gallery: William Odiorne's Paris - Vintage Photographs from the 1920s.
Review by RWM: Nice journey here to Paris of the past. The lack of color brings a sense of mystery and wonder to these images which depict the city beautifully. One can revel in these even though time has gone by. The rain seems to be on the way.
Vintage Paris photographs by William Odiorne at Robert Tat Gallery.
William Odiorne 1920s Paris photography.
Photographs by William Odiorne.
Selection - William Odiorne photography show at Robert Tat Gallery.
Art by Susan Grossman at Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery.
Art by Kindah Khalidy at 49 Geary hosted by Storefront.
Art by Kindah Khalidy closer c/o Storefront pop-up at 49 Geary.
Outside looking in at Storefront pop-up show, 49 Geary.
Proficient mixed-media art by Michael Cutlip at K Imperial Fine Art.
Art by Michael Cutlip at K Imperial Fine Art.
Vivian Maier photographs at Scott Nichols Gallery.
Summer photography selections at Scott Nichols Gallery.
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