INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS
GALLERY 16 - HEIST - ET AL.
(with assistance from RWM)
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Intersection for the Arts: Evidence - Artistic Responses to the Drug Cartel Wars.
Artists: Miguel A. Aragón, Roberto Gomez Hernandez, Fiamma Montezemolo, Ernesto Ortiz, Gianfranco Rosi & Charles Bowden.
Comment by AB: Against a backdrop of drug cartels, death wars over territorial control and trafficking routes, and many thousands of murders, artists respond by speaking the truth. How about this idea? Let's start by legalizing marijuana. Should the liquor lobby and related special interests really be that powerful in terms of maintaining the current senseless status quo? Has anyone tallied marijuana driving deaths recently or the many billions of dollars we spend tracking down and incarcerating marijuana offenders? We see way too little data about that. Government controlled news media, I guess. As for all the other drugs out there that the fretters are fretting about if marijuana goes legal... weed's so spectacular these days, who needs 'em?
Oh... I almost forgot... Intersection is one of the few arts organizations in the Bay Area that dares to broach such socially and politically sensitive yet relevant topics. Maybe those of you with a little surplus cash to spend and an inclination to support our more committed artists, while at the same time hopefully helping to evolve our draconian policies, might slither a smattering of simoleons their way come tax time... or any time.
Art by Miguel A. Aragón at Intersection for the Arts (hand-drilled tar paper).
Roberto Gomez Hernandez video installation.
Roberto Gomez Hernandez video art above closer at Intersection for the Arts.
Photography by Roberto Gomez Hernandez.
Drug cartel art by Ernesto Ortiz at Intersection for the Arts.
Miguel A. Aragón and his art.
Miguel A. Aragón art in above image closer at Intersection for the Arts.
Video by Fiamma Montezemolo.
Gianfranco Rosi & Charles Bowden video art at Intersection for the Arts.
Ambience - group drug cartel art show at Intersection for the Arts.
Gallery 16: Wayne Smith - 5 Short Holidays.
Comment by AB: Wayne Smith reminds us all that details remain imperative and essential. These days, so many of us want the instant fix, to be enlightened on-the-spot by whatever's most expedient and obvious. There's no time to contemplate; we have the next instant fix to get to... and we're late. Have we lost the ability to explore anything in depth anymore? Perhaps it's time to reflect on and repudiate the corporate mass media pablum that insidiously prioritizes our lives. They've got us brainwashed and we don't even know it. MacDonalds-- I'm lovin' it. Pepsi-- Refresh the world. Cheerios-- Be happy, be healthy. Budweiser-- Proud to be your Bud. It's oh so easy, isn't it? Really? I don't think so.
Challenging to photograph the art with all the reflections and sunlight shining into the gallery... but if you can't beat it, join it.
Art by Wayne Smith at Gallery 16.
Intricate art by Wayne Smith.
Wayne Smith art closer at Gallery 16.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Wayne Smith in above image.
Art by Wayne Smith at Gallery 16.
Wayne Smith and his art in above image at Gallery 16.
Meticulously detailed art by Wayne Smith.
Pinkie cam detail of Wayne Smith art in above image at Gallery 16.
Installation art by Wayne Smith.
Wayne Smith art in above image closer.
Art by Wayne Smith closer at Gallery 16.
Art by Wayne Smith - sunlight by Divinity.
Floor plan - Wayne Smith art show at Gallery 16.
Gallery Heist: Stuped Stuff - Kyle Kingston.
Comment by AB: 19-year old Kyle Kingston lays down reality according to his experience. There is a degree of nepotism involved in his getting the show. So what else is new? But here he is, officially on the radar.
Art by Kyle Kingston at Gallery Heist.
Installation & video art by Kyle Kingston.
Kyle Kingston and his art at Gallery Heist.
Art by Kyle Kingston.
Kyle Kingston photographs & drawings at Gallery Heist.
Overview - Kyle Kingston art show at Gallery Heist.
Et al. Gallery: The Fruit That Ate Itself - Joel Dean & Adrianne Rubenstein.
Review by RWM: Interesting new spot in a basement beneath a Chinese laundry; the walls are white even if the the room angles are unusual. One may need to make special arrangements to visit. Interesting combination of drawings and paintings which one can compare and contrast. Nice to see drawings of the backyard which are not quite cartoonish. They create a sense of timelessness. The use of color in contrasting paintings thrives with spontaneity and quirkiness.
Comment by AB: The David Letterman Show used to have a segment called "Is This Anything?" That's what I'm thinkin' here.
Here we are at Et al Gallery. I'm told it's down the hall...
... and down the stairs...
... and they're right! Joel Dean & Adrianne Rubenstein art show.
Art by Adrianne Rubenstein at Et al Gallery.
Adrianne Rubenstein art.
Sketchy watermelon art (in more ways than one) by Adrianne Rubenstein.
Art by Adrianne Rubenstein (left) - Joel Dean (2 on right) at Et al Gallery.
Art by Joel Dean.
I thought this dude was Joel Dean, but he's actually his father.
This dude is Joel Dean... explaining his art at Et al Gallery.
Sculpture by Joel Dean scaled by his father's shoes.
How to instantly transform an ordinary office chair into art.