JESSICA SILVERMAN - DOGPATCH - ROMER YOUNG
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS - PARK LIFE
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Jessica Silverman Gallery: Digital Infinity.
Artists: Aleksandra Domanovic, Carter Mull, Sean Raspet, Hannah Sawtell, Lucie Stah.
Comment by AB: Artists from New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and Vienna demonstrate their digital acuity and unique approaches to creating art largely by computer and electronic means. I'm partial to Aleksandra Domanovic's printed paper stacks, but it's all good here. Stop on by.
Paper stack art by Aleksandra Domanovic at Jessica Silverman Gallery (like it).
Plexiglas cube art by Sean Raspet.
Art by Sean Raspet in above image closer.
L-R, art by Carter Mull and Lucie Stahl.
Carter Mull art above closer (exemplary attention to detail).
Sculpture by Hannah Sawtell at Jessica Silverman Gallery (nicely done).
Hannah Sawtell art.
Turnout - group art show at Jessica Silverman Gallery.
Dogpatch Cafe & Art Gallery: Konstantin Zlatev - Re-iconizing.
Comment by AB: Konstantin Zlatev uses graphic tape to create bizarre portraits, figures and totems by painstakingly adhering it in intricate symmetrical patterns to surfaces such as drafting film and cardboard.
Art by Konstantin Zlatev at Dogpatch Cafe.
Graphic tape art by Konstantin Zlatev in above image closer.
Konstantin Zlatev art.
Algorithmic Homer art by Konstantin Zlatev.
Conviviality - Konstantin Zlatev art show at Dogpatch Cafe.
Romer Young Gallery: With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs.
Artists: Deric Carner, C. Wright Daniel, Pablo Guardiola, John Pearson, Jonathan Runcio, Emma Spertus, Letha Wilson.
Comment by AB: The object of the exercise is to start with photography or to otherwise enlist photographic means, with the endgame expectation to reside mainly in the realm of sculpture.
Art by Jonathan Runcio at Romer Young Gallery (nicely done).
Deric Carner art.
Photography by C. Wright Daniel.
Photograph two, break one, put the pieces into the other. Voila... art.
Prints on concrete - art by Letha Wilson at Romer Young Gallery.
Cyanotype on fabric by John Pearson.
Art by Emma Spertus.
Demographics - group art show at Romer Young Gallery.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Migrating Identities; Kota Ezawa - Boardwalk.
Artists: Ishmael Randall Weeks, Yamini Nayar, Naeem Mohaiemen, Michelle Dizon, Meleko Mokgosi, Ala Ebtekar, Saya Woolfalk, Wangechi Mutu.
Comment by AB: Art about cross-cultural influences on the lives of artists who were either born elsewhere and now live in America, or who were born here but have made numerous extended visits to the homelands of their families, or who otherwise have powerful multicultural components to their lives.
Of note is a sculpture by Ishmael Randall Weeks comprised of used discarded books that have been written about various Latin American revolutions. They're bonded together with the spines visible on one side, the page edges-- possibly sandblasted away-- on the other side, resulting in a layered formation that looks like an ancient weathered canyon wall. Saya Woolfalk's spellbinding psychedelic paint/sculptural/video installations-- starring her-- are also worth a look.
On the patio, designed to be visible from the street, is a 2-dimensional rendition of the Seaside Heights boardwalk by Kota Ezawa, the one destroyed by Hurricane Sandy-- perhaps reminding us of our own fragilities here.
Large art by Meleko Mokgosi at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Composite book sculpture by Ishmael Randall Weeks.
Pinkie cam detail book pages by Ishmael Randall Weeks above.
Ishmael Randall Weeks sculpture backside.
Book sculpture in above image by Ishmael Randall Weeks closer.
Video/installation art by Saya Woolfalk.
Saya Woolfalk and her art in above image closer.
Art/installation by Wangechi Mutu.
Wangechi Mutu art above closer at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Art by Wangechi Mutu at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Wangechi Mutu art in above image closer.
Art by Naeem Mohaiemen at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Naeem Mohaiemen art above closer.
Art by Ala Ebtekar at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Pinkie cam detail of Ala Ebtekar in above image (love the mat).
Art at Migrating Identities.
Art in above image closer.
Photography by Yamini Nayar (nicely done).
Seaside Heights boardwalk rendition by Kota Ezawa.
Overview - Migrating Identities at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Park Life: Matt Gonzalez - Things I Didnt Know I Loved.
Comment by AB: Matt Gonzales collects all kinds of paper that we throw away-- wrappers, product instructions, plain white sheets and more. He then sorts it out and reconfigures the results not only in terms of aesthetics, but also as opportunities for us all to reflect on our endless reflex acts of tossing stuff into the trash. Somehow the color coding renders the message all the more poignant, encouraging viewers to get up close and do a little reading.
Collage art by Matt Gonzalez at Park Life.
Art by Matt Gonzalez closer.
Matt Gonzales, Catharine Clark (center), Andrew Schoultz at Park Life.
Collage art by Matt Gonzalez.
Matt Gonzalez collages and assemblage art.
Art by Matt Gonzalez.
Relative density - Matt Gonzalez art show at Park Life.