BRIAN GROSS - CATHARINE CLARK - JACK FISCHER
PATRICIA SWEETOW - ELEANOR HARWOOD - STEVEN WOLF
LUNA RIENNE - ROOT DIVISION - A.MUSE
WHITE WALLS & SHOOTING GALLERY - BOOK & JOB
(with assistance from RWM)
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Brian Gross Fine Art: Ruth Pastine - Mind's Eye.
Comment by AB: Exquisitely gradated oils on canvas are certain to elevate the mood of any room and of any viewer who is seduced by their deep hypnotic beauty. Nicely done. Go see.
Art by Ruth Pastine at Brian Gross Gallery.
Ruth Pastine and her art in above image closer.
Art by Ruth Pastine.
Just as good from the side as they are from the front - Ruth Pastine art.
Catharine Clark Gallery: Chris Doyle - The Fluid.
Comment by AB: Chris Doyle does it all with a focus on the qualities of liquidness. In the front gallery, chill to icy gray-scale watercolors on paper. In the darkened rear gallery, take a psychedelic trip courtesy of his colorific videos. Worth a visit.
Video art by Chris Doyle at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Chris Doyle video art.
Two-screen video by Chris Doyle.
Chris Doyle watercolors in the front gallery.
Front gallery installation - Chris Doyle art show at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Jack Fischer Gallery: Lauren DiCioccio - Familiars.
Comment by AB: Whimsical mixed media sculptures featuring fabric and thread transit pretty much every ilk imaginable with their diverse range of subjects. The winners? Her thread and fabric-coated trophies. But it's all good here. Like it.
Sculpture by Lauren DiCioccio at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Lauren DiCioccio and her art in above image closer.
Fabric-coated trophy art by Lauren DiCioccio (like 'em).
Pinkie cam detail of trophy art in above image closer.
Assorted fun - art by Lauren DiCioccio.
Attendance figures - Lauren DiCioccio art at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Patricia Sweetow Gallery: David Huffman - Everything Went Dark Until I Saw Angels; Sarah Wagner - Yard Zone.
Comment by AB: Fabric animal sculptures by Sarah Wagner complement colorful sparkly basketball-infused abstracts by David Huffman.
Art by David Huffman at Patricia Sweetow Gallery.
David Huffman art closer.
Art by David Huffman.
Animal art by Sarah Wagner.
Sarah Wagner art.
Eleanor Harwood Gallery: Subsurface Continuum - William Swanson.
Comment by AB: Geometric architectural elements and silhouettes of trees permeate the visionary space-scapes of William Swanson.
Art by William Swanson at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.
William Swanson and his art in above image closer.
Art by William Swanson.
Ambiance - William Swanson art show at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.
Steven Wolf Fine Arts: Matt Borruso - Wax House of Wax.
Comment by AB: Though Matt Borruso's art is not always pretty, it's always intriguing. Enjoy eccentric fantasy furniture and collage in the front gallery before heading into the rear gallery where you'll be mesmerized by a mind-bending miscellany of an installation. Stop on by.
Back room installation by Matt Borruso at Steven Wolf Fine Arts (like it).
Installation in above image closer.
Fantasy furniture by Matt Borruso + gallery owner Steven Wolf.
Works on paper - Matt Borruso art.
Relative density - Matt Borruso art show at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Luna Rienne Gallery: David Choong Lee - Cosmic Dust.
Comment by AB: Pure devine light beams down from the heavens onto alien figments of an expansive imagination.
David Choong Lee and his art at Luna Rienne Gallery.
Art by David Choong Lee.
David Choong Lee art.
Art in above image closer - David Choong Lee at Luna Rienne Gallery.
Root Division: Introductions 2014. Juried by Kevin B. Chen, Jack Fischer & Maysoun Wazwaz.
Artists: Jennifer Brandon, Marshall Elliott, Rodney Ewing, Patrick Hothan, Todd Lavine, Lisa McCutcheon, Samuel Metcalf, Mie Mogensen, Raphael Noz, Jeana Poindexter, Stephanie Rohlfs, Kate Short.
Review by RWM: Fascinating work will give one reason to ponder. The art here is a bit intellectual, being sobering and humbling in the process. Some of these are artists in process. Fun to be along for the journey.
Comment by AB: A look at twelve Bay Area promising talents selected from over 135 artist submissions.
Crushed discard art by Patrick Hothan at Root Division.
Pile of plaster casts of outdated cameras by Marshall Elliott.
Always plenty to think about when it's art by Rodney Ewing.
Meandering sculpture by Stephanie Rohlfs.
Clean color field & text art installation by Jeana Poindexter.
Organic collage art by Lisa McCutcheon.
Atypical agglomerative sculpture by Mie Mogensen.
Photographs by Todd Lavine.
Playing field - group Introductions art show at Root Division.
White Walls & Shooting Gallery: Pakpoom Silaphan - Essentializing the Essence; Nina Je t'aime - C215; David Marc Grant - Look at What Came Before, and That Will Be the Future; Christopher Burch - The Legend of Preacher Pinetar.
Comment by AB: Opening tonight at the art super store, Pakpoom Silaphan offers up an international twist on American pop icons and corporate branding in the front galleries, C215 presents unsettling young people's portraits in the left project room, rainbow Arcadian idylls by David Marc Grant in the right project room where creatures hold court and humans are nowhere to be seen, and mysterious sinister scenarios by Christopher Burch in the rear project space.
Art by Pakpoom Silaphan at White Walls & Shooting Gallery.
Pop icon meets corporate branding - Pakpoom Silaphan art.
Pakpoom Silaphan and his art in above image closer.
Portraits by C215.
Art by David Marc Grant.
David Marc Grant and his art at White Walls & Shooting Gallery.
Art by David Marc Grant.
Large art by Christopher Burch.
Christopher Burch art at White Walls & Shooting Gallery.
Peter Shaw & Matthew Parrott presentation at a.Muse Gallery.
One more from Peter Shaw & Matthew Parrott presentation at a.Muse Gallery.
Find Rangers Issue 4 release & photo show at Book & Job Gallery.
Multiple exposure extravaganza - Find Rangers photo show at Book & Job Gallery.
Head count - Find Rangers photo show at Book & Job Gallery.
Art by Matthew Robertson at Modern Eden Gallery.
Matthew Robertson and his art at Modern Eden Gallery.