SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS
FIRST THURSDAY - 08.04.11 - Part II
(with assistance from Anneliese Vobis, Mairead O'Connor and RWM)
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111 Minna Gallery: Illusions of Grandeur - NoMe Edonna & Lee Harvey Roswell.
Review by Mairead O'Connor: NoMe Edonna and Lee Harvey Roswell really impress their viewers. I hear so many interesting conversations sparked by these involved Surrealistic paintings. They are exquisitely rendered, vibrantly colored and multi-layered.
Comment by AB: You gotta pick through the wealth here to discover the real gems, but it's worth the search 'cuz. All's good on all counts. Speaking of pick-- Pick of First Thursday-- particularly the ominous twisted fictions of Lee Harvey Roswell, wild as wild can be. NoMe Edonna's cosmic symbol-rich configurations will mesmerize as well. Decidedly worth a visit.
Art by NoMe Edonna (2 on right) & Lee Harvey Roswell (2 on left).
Lee Harvey Roswell art at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Lee Harvey Roswell in above image closer.
Lee Harvey Roswell and his art.
Art by Lee Harvey Roswell at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Lee Harvey Roswell.
Art by NoMe Edonna at 111 Minna Gallery.
A little gem by NoMe Edonna.
NoMe Edonna and his art at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by NoMe Edonna.
Hang Art Gallery: Found & Lost - A Collaboration Between HANG ART and Lost Art Salon.
Artists: Gail Raggains, Peter Andrea, and Lost Art Salon's lost artists.
Comment by AB: Gumbo of an affair pairs two Hang Art artists with a distressing hodgepodge of Lost Art Salon's kitschy vintage stragglers. Hang-- you're not doin' yourself any favors with this one.
Art by Gail Raggains at Hang Art Gallery.
Gail Raggains art (center).
Art by Gail Raggains (right).
Art by Peter Andrea at Hang Art Gallery.
Lost Art Salon losers at Hang Art Gallery. Oy vey.
Mainly Lost Art Salon art.
Lost Art Salon unsigned Clyde Seavey mini quick sketches in mismatched frames.
Only $595 each-- such a deal. Not.
Spoke Art Gallery: A Taste of Things to Come - Group Exhibition.
Artists: Nimit Malavia, Casey Weldon, Serge Gay Jr., Rod Luff, Tim Doyle, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Jonas Lofgren, Handiedan, Ron Ulicny.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Survey overview of Spoke Art's up-and-coming shows this year. Painting, sculpture and New Genre give an introduction to the tastes and directions of this venue.
Comment by Mairead O'Connor: This group show samples the art and artists we'll be seeing this year. It's a great selection of emerging and contemporary work.
Nice piece by Serge Gay Jr. there on the right.
Sculptures by Ron Ulicny (left) at Spoke Art Gallery.
Ron Ulicny art in above image closer (photo c/o Mairead O'Connor).
Ron Ulicny (right) & associate (photo c/o Mairead O'Connor).
Multi-eyed art at Spoke Art Gallery.
Arc Studios & Gallery: Neither Here Nor There.
Artists: Zina Al-Shukri, Marius Bosc, Margeaux Bucher, Kelly Clancy, Claire Colette, Tracy Grubbs, Brandon Larson, Anne Hicks Siberell, Valerie Jacobs, Feng Jin, Dorian Katz, Diana Lee, Malcolm Nicoll, Michael Pauker, Doug Sandelin, Pallavi Sharma, Loring Taoka, Julie Tsuchiya, Dan Tu, Rochelle Youk.
Comment by AB: Yet again from Arc, a group show billed as a national juried exhibition. I think it's more like the show's title-- neither here nor there. Perhaps let's recalibrate it a bit next time, drop the "national," and call it a juried show.
Group art show at Arc Studios & Gallery.
Lawn art - group show at Arc Studios & Gallery.
Here's something you don't see everyday. Wonder what the storyline is?
Nicely done unsettling art.
Curious collage art.
Art from group juried show at Arc Studios & Gallery.
Sculptural art at Arc Studios & Gallery.
Group show of photos taken within 200 yards of Cafe Royale.
Group photo show "200 Yards" at Cafe Royale.
One more from group photo show "200 Yards" at Cafe Royale.
Resident artists show at CELLspace.
One more from CELLspace group show.
Photography by Julie Jaycox at FL!PP Gallery.
More from group art & photography show at FL!PP Gallery.
Backyard esplanade at FL!PP - they sell a smattering of everything.
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