K IMPERIAL - MUSEUM OF PERFORMANCE + DESIGN
CHRISTIAN DANIELS - MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN
PERFORMANCE ART INSTITUTE - POPULAR WORKSHOP
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K Imperial Fine Art: Danielle Rante - Held In Air.
Comment by AB: Rigorous works on paper by Columbus, Ohio artist Danielle Rante's commemorate her time spent living in northern Iceland. Brrrrr!
Art about Iceland by Danielle Rante at K Imperial Fine Art.
Danielle Rante art.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.
Art about Iceland by Danielle Rante.
Art by Danielle Rante.
Ambiance - Danielle Rante art show at K Imperial Fine Art.
Museum of Performance + Design: Grand Reopening - Portrait of the Cuban School of Ballet by Rebekah Bowman.
Comment by AB: Headlining this event are Cuban National Ballet School photographs taken by Rebekah Bowman during her visits there in 2012 and 2013. Aside from the quality of the work and the sensitivity and respect with which the institution is portrayed, just getting permission to take these photographs is notable in and of itself. In this era of slowly thawing relations between Cuba and the US, this show brings us just a little bit closer together with our neighbor to the south. Also on the docket is a documentary video by Cuban cinematographer Roberto Chile with an exclusive interview with Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso, Cuban ballet memorabilia, set designs, and more.
Photography by Rebekah Bowman at Museum of Performance + Design.
Cuban National Ballet School photographs by Rebekah Bowman.
Rebekah Bowman ballet photography.
Museum of Performance + Design's new space - photos c/o Rebekah Bowman.
Ballet set design.
Cuban ballet documents & memorabilia.
Rebekah Bowman Cuban ballet photography.
Christian Daniels Gallery: Plein Air - Capturing Nature's Light.
Artists: Yen-Ching Chang, Doohong Min, Jacob Dhein, James Kroner, Hsin-Yao Tsang, Melissa Yarbrough, Richard Lindenberg, Arlene Fisher Hann.
Comment by AB: Artists take their easels outdoors, paint what they see as they're seeing it, and here's the upshot of that.
Art by Hsin-Yao Tsang at Christian Daniels Gallery.
Art be Doohong Min (upper left) - Richard Lindenberg (truck).
Art by Richard Lindenberg (center).
Art be Doohong Min (left).
Relative density - group art show at Christian Daniels Gallery.
Out front at Christian Daniels Gallery.
Museum of Craft and Design: Good Design - Stories from Herman Miller; Holly Lane - Carving Allegories.
Comment by AB: Holly Lane's paintings embedded into wood constructions are literally altars of art. They range in style from high gothic to proportionally amusing. Also on exhibit are gilded assemblages, the best of which tower skyward like lavishly extravagant trophies. Showing concurrently with Holly Lane is a survey of furnishings and decorative effects by Herman Miller, largely considered to be the most influential American furniture and design company of the twentieth century. The Museum of Craft and Design recently reopened in these spacious new digs along the burgeoning Third Street corridor. Be sure to stop by for a visit.
Art by Holly Lane at Museum of Craft and Design.
Proportionally peculiar altar of art by Holly Lane.
Painted panels in above image closer.
Holly Lane art.
Sculpture by Holly Lane.
Art altar by Holly Lane.
Paint/assemblage/gilding/sculpture combinations by Holly Lane.
In other words, "Don't even think about it."
Herman Miller office cubicle at Museum of Craft and Design.
Multipurpose desk by Herman Miller - the height of modern.
Herman Miller furnishings and decoration.
Office furniture by Herman Miller.
Entrance to the recently reopened Museum of Craft and Design.
The Performance Art Institute: Tobias Tovera - Transmutation.
Comment by AB: The Performance Art Institute miraculously redeems itself from its previous debacle by completely whipping it's expansive gallery space into shape and mounting a most respectable show of Tobias Tovera's combination pigment/mineral/chemical abstractions. Worth a look... but call ahead first.
Art by Tobias Tovera at The Performance Art Institute.
Art by Tobias Tovera.
Tobias Tovera chemical art closer.
Art by Tobias Tovera.
From shambles to gallery - Tobias Tovera art at The Performance Art Institute.
The Popular Workshop: Schrödinger's Cats.
Artists: Andrew Chapman, Aaron Finnis, Dana Hemenway, Christopher Füllemann, and Ginger Wolfe-Suarez, Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe. Curated by Aaron Harbour and Jackie Im.
Comment by AB: Here's the premise-- "Erwin Schrödinger described how one could, in principle, transpose quantum indeterminacy and superposition into large-scale systems. He proposed a scenario with a cat in a sealed box, wherein the cat's life or death becomes dependent on the state of an unobserved subatomic particle. According to Schrödinger's thought experiment, the cat remains both alive and dead (to the universe outside the box) until the box is opened and an observation is made." OK. I think I get it except for the subatomic particle part... I think. But I'm bettin' the cat's dead 'cuz if it's in a sealed box, then it's gonna run out of air, right? Who would do that to a cat anyway? As for the Schrödinger-inspired art on display, I'm lovin' some of it, but certain other works leave a little to be desired. Stop on by.
Art by Andrew Chapman at The Popular Workshop (best of show).
Art by Andrew Chapman (nicely done).
Installation view - art by Christopher Füllerman, right.
Christopher Füllerman art (concept OK; execution could use improvement).
Installation by Dana Hemenway.
Art by Andrew Chapman.
Andrew Chapman art in above image, verso.
Art by Aaron Finnis.
Construction by Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe and Ginger Wolfe-Suarez.
Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe and Ginger Wolfe-Suarez art above closer.
Attendance figures - group art show at The Popular Workshop.
Art by Maja Ruznic at Smoking Nun Gallery, 1116 Folsom St. SF CA 94103.
Maja Ruznic art closer at Smoking Nun Gallery.
Art by Maja Ruznic closer.
Circumstance - Maja Ruznic art show at Smoking Nun Gallery.