DON SOKER - CATHARINE CLARK - BAER RIDGWAY
SFMOMA GARAGE - ARTZONE 461 - ICTUS
FABRIC8 - BACK TO THE PICTURE
(with assistance from Neal Strickberger and RWM)
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Don Soker Gallery: H2O - A Survey of Works About Water.
Artists: Julie Alland, Daniela Bickasi, Van Chang, Christel Dillbohner, Mitra Fabian, Jesse Gottesman, Robin Hill, Theodora Varnay Jones, Hiroyuki Kitano, Judith Maloney, Victoria May, Fanny Retsek, Tim Rice, Jorg Schmeisser, Susanne Schossig, Shoichi Seino, Heidi Struble, Blake Summers, Yoshiyasu Suzuka, Kenneth Wilkes.
Review by RWM: Extensive exploration of water as a muse. You'll be surprised by all the connections. Unusual collection of artworks speaks to creative individuality. After considering these, you'll likely not be surprised no matter where water is found-- even in harsh environments like Mars. Discover fresh perspectives here.
Art referencing water at Don Soker Gallery.
Art about water.
Art with water as subject at Don Soker Gallery.
Circumstance - group show - art about water - Don Soker Gallery.
Catharine Clark Gallery: this little bag of dreams...
Artists: Aideen Barry, Lorraine Burrell, Maud Cotter, Seamus Harahan, Niamh McCann, Tom Molloy, Garrett Phelan.
Comment by AB: A group exhibition of contemporary Irish art. Best of show? Lorraine Burrell dresses up as a homemade cardboard electrical plug and without the benefit of vision, endeavors to fit her floppy prongs into a large rendition of a wall socket. Will she succeed? High drama in artland.
Lorraine Burrell in the role of art plug at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Will she make it? Plug & socket video art by Lorraine Burrell.
Getting closer (the suspense is killing me) - Lorraine Burrell video art.
Denouement. Everyone's a winner! Video art by Lorraine Burrell.
Still photographs by Lorraine Burrell at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Detail of Lorraine Burrell photograph above (like it).
Art by Aideen Barry at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Tommy Guns - art/installation by Tom Molloy.
Detail of art/installation by Tom Molloy in above image closer.
Art & installation by Garrett Phelan at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Art by Tom Molloy closer.
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions: Travis Collinson - Paintings & Drawings; Aubrey Learner.
Review by RWM: Odd and strange dudes and dudettes. Maybe it's not them, but rather their environment.
Comment by AB: In the main gallery Travis Collinson's hypnotic big-eyed contemplatives may well have gotten their start with Margaret Keane. You can't help but lock eyes with these wistful spirits and cogitate on what might be marinating in their brains. In the project space, Aubrey Learner's insect erotica is certain to engage. Certainly worth a visit.
Travis Collinson & his art at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (nicely done).
Art by Travis Collinson closer (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Travis Collinson art at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions.
Robert Flynn Johnson & latest acquisition - Travis Collinson art.
I'd loved to have been a fly on the wall when Travis Collinson painted this.
Travis Collinson art.
Graphite art by Aubrey Learner (nicely done).
Aubrey Learner graphite art at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions.
ArtZone 461 Gallery: Road Trip - Heidi McDowell; Stan Washburn - Museum Perspectives.
Review by RWM: Heidi McDowell's striking industrial buildings interject themselves into the scenery of this trip through America, their characteristics accentuated with atmospheric lighting. They each seem to have their own stories. Great skies and other unusual stops along the way highlight her travels.
In the art of Stan Washburn, we enjoy quiet time at museums. Grand paintings adorn the walls, some which you may recognize. Nudist night at one museum surprisingly does not draw the crowds. Things might have been different had they all been depicted by Picasso.
Art by Heidi McDowell at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
Heidi McDowell art (I'm sure we're all familiar with this dude).
Art by Heidi McDowell.
Heidi McDowell art at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
Action at the museum - art by Stan Washburn.
Sorry to have missed this show - Stan Washburn art.
Art by Stan Washburn at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
Ictus Gallery: Love and Anarchy.
Artists: Cece Carpio, Kira Curtis, Fernando Marti, Jermaine Rogers.
Comment by AB: From protest to passion, you'll find it all here.
Ictus ingress - group art show (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Group art show - mural art at Ictus Gallery.
Works on paper art Ictus Gallery.
Printmaking arts at Ictus Gallery.
Mellow moments out back - group show at Ictus Gallery.
Fabric8 Gallery: Bees and Things and Flowers - Romanowski, Sarah Coleman, Telopa, Ursula Xanthe Young.
Review by RWM: Nice to get caught up here in the beauty and wonder, like usual. From the facial expressions, one can gather that though problems have not been forgotten, they are not of great interest and far from impending.
Wall of art by Romanowski at Fabric8 Gallery.
Art by Romanowski closer (nicely done).
Ursula Xanthe Young art at Fabric8 Gallery.
Art by Telopa.
Sarah Coleman art at Fabric8 Gallery.
Back to the Picture: Leaf and Limb - Three Artists' Points of View on the Trees Around Us.
Artists: Ronald Breeze, Sevilla Granger, Irene Stauffer.
Review by RWM: Get lost in the woods, even if only presented in black and white. Ronald Breeze photographs some amazing and unusual specimens. His trees also work as symbols with those weathered by life making statements of sorts.
Encaustic & photography mixed-media art by Irene Stauffer.
Photography by Ronald Breeze at Back to the Picture.
Ronald Breeze expounds on his photography (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Sevilla Granger and her art (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Art by Sevilla Granger at Back to the Picture.
Chuck Sperry, Chris Shaw & Ron Donovan grace the SFMOMA Garage.
San Francisco street art + John Boehner = this.