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HOSFELT - BRIAN GROSS - CATHARINE CLARK - JACK FISCHER
GEORGE LAWSON - ARTADIA - CALDWELL SNYDER
(with assistance from Janey Fritsche, Tara de la Garza and Angnieszka Pilat)
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Hosfelt Gallery: 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Patricia Piccinini, Tim Hawkinson, Liliana Porter, Andrew Schoultz, Hannah Wilke, Marco Maggi, Shahzia Sikander, Nick Cave, William T. Wiley, Jay DeFeo, Alan Rath, Russell Crotty, Channing Hansen, Jim Campbell, and Ed Ruscha.
Review by Tara de la Garza: Hosfelt Gallery holds their 20th anniversary exhibition which is full of treasures. The most wonderful find for me is Liliana Porter whose conceptual works, brimming with humor, are the highlight of my day. She is having a solo show at the gallery opening October 15th-- I will be there!
Comment by Janey Fritsche: Russell Crotty's 60" diameter painted wooden globe has commanding presence that confounds because it looks like it could float. William T Wiley's paintings are always a joy to explore.
Comment by AB: Greatest hits galore.
Big Basquiat at Hosfelt Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition.
Suspended globe art by Russell Crotty.
Top-shelf electric energy art by Andrew Schoultz.
Pinkie cam detail of all-knowing eye at center of above image.
Animated eyeballs by Alan Rath.
Art by Nick Cave (right).
Art in above image closer (like it).
Art by Liliana Porter (image c/o Tara de la Garza).
Regimented perfection art.
Detail of art in above image.
Jim Campbell light installation (it's people in the water).
Ambiance - Hosfelt Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition & group show.
Brian Gross Fine Art: Dana Hart-Stone - A Western Trip
Review by Janey Fritsche: They look like paintings, but are actually digital images that look like intricate cultural mash-ups of the Wild West and Middle East. The Middle East reference is based not on the iconography, but rather on the overall visual rhythm reminiscent of oriental rugs.
Comment by Tara de la Garza: Patterns and color from a distance as well as up close.
Comment by AB: The gallery calls the art acrylics on canvas. The artist calls them digital images in editions of one. Here's the deal... digital art is as valid an art form as any other, it's not going anywhere anytime soon, and there's no longer any need to obfuscate on telling it like it is. Furthermore, labelling it as something other than what it is not only does a disservice to the legitimacy of the medium, but also to the impressive skills and talents of the artists who have mastered it. Go see.
Art by Dana Hart-Stone at Brian Gross Fine Art.
Oversized art by Dana Hart-Stone.
Art in above image closer (stories within stories within stories).
Dana Hart-Stone and his art at Brian Gross Fine Art.
Oversized digital art by Dana Hart-Stone.
Pinkie cam detail of Dana Hart-Stone art.
Perspective - Dana Hart-Stone art show at Brian Gross Fine Art.
I run into Jamie Brunson & Walter Robinson on the street between shows.
They're up from New Mexico to check out the action.
Catharine Clark Gallery: Kambui Olujimi - What Endures
Review by Janey Fritsche: The opening includes an artist talk, live dance, and photographs of dance-marathons. Videos feature a soulful female soloist singing with piano and soft blurred images, and a male dancing continuously from dawn to dusk with occasional partners joining in. Cohesive and entertaining event.
Comment by AB: In the front gallery are colorful abstract screen prints produced in editions of three. The photographs are particularly seductive in the complexity, romance and mystery of their imagery. Stop on by.
Kambui Olujimi and his dance set & art at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Kambui Olujimi dance performance in progress (image c/o Janey Fritsche).
Photography by Kambui Olujimi.
Photograph in above image closer (nicely done).
Kambui Olujimi photographs.
Screen prints by Kambui Olujimi.
Kambui Olujimi screen print art closer.
Video by Kambui Olujimi.
Jack Fischer Gallery: Jose Diniz - maresia
Comment by AB: Atmospheric impressions of the sea by Jose Diniz often photographed at or near water-level drift from dreamy to mysterious. They were taken between 2007 and 2013 up and down the South American coast.
Jose Diniz and his photography at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Photographs by Jose Diniz.
Photography by Jose Diniz.
Jose Diniz photograph closer.
Photographs by Jose Diniz.
Long view - Jose Diniz photography show at Jack Fischer Gallery.
George Lawson Gallery: RADICAL - Monochrome Paintings from the Goodman Duffy Collection
Artists: John Beech, Jake Berthot, Rudolf De Crignis, Alan Ebnother, Marcia Hafif, Ralph Humphrey, Joseph Marioni, Ingo Meller, John Meyer, Winston Roeth, David Simpson, Phil Sims, Roy Thurston.
Comment by AB: Santa Fe, New Mexico collectors Wally Goodman and Patrick Duffy assembled a significant collection of one-color paintings in the 1990s and early 2000s, some highlights of which are on exhibit here.
Soothing blue art by Rudolf De Crignis at George Lawson Gallery.
Textured color-field painting by Alan Ebnother.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image (nicely done).
L-R, art by David Simpson, John Beech & Phil Sims.
Peach field art by Marcia Hafif.
Art by Jake Berthot - not sure how this one snuck in.
Along one wall - monochrome painting show at George Lawson Gallery.
Artists: John Bankston, Rebeca Bollinger, Castaneda/Reiman, Enrique Chagoya, Desir�e Holman, Guy Overfelt, Brion Nuda Rosch, Sergio De La Torre, Richard T. Walker.
Comment by AB: "Artadia has active awards programs in the following cities-- Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Awards are granted in participating cities on a rotating basis. Artadia Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000, and are unrestricted. The award money can be used however the artist sees fit." Check out their website for more information and application details.
Photographs by Rebeca Bollinger.
Ceramic fragments by Rebeca Bollinger.
Hark-back art by Guy Overfelt up close.
Goya-style wall of satirical political etchings by Enrique Chagoya.
Art in above image closer.
Sculptural arrangement by Brion Nuda Rosch.
John Bankston art in above image closer.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery: The Space In Between - Recent Paintings by John Gibson
Review and images by Agnieszka Pilat: If I were to characterize the John Gibson show at Caldwell Snyder Gallery, I would use the word "commitment." It is truly striking to see the artistic integrity, perseverance, and yes, commitment on display. Gibson's large-scale oil panels and watercolors are all variations of compositions with balls - white, black, red, striped, plane. I could go on, but what looks like playful decorative work is actually an eloquent and thoughtful commentary on space and the evolution of its depiction in visual art throughout history.
But there's more. Gibson's work is all about tension-- tension between roundness and flatness, stillness and energy, color and lack of thereof. The paintings deserve to be seen in person, to be observed not only for the scale of work (Caldwell Snyder Gallery's fabulous space provides a perfect setting), but also for the intricacies of texture and color shining through the layers of paint. Terrific, fresh show, and real treat to see a skilled painter receive recognition on the Bay Area art scene.
Art by John Gibson at Caldwell Snyder Gallery.
John Gibson and his art at Caldwell Snyder Gallery.
Outside looking in - John Gibson art show.