ANTHONY MEIER - 871 FINE ARTS - MERIDIAN
CAFFE MUSEO AT SFMOMA - CHROMA ART DESIGN
MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND FOLK ART
(with assistance from RWM and DeWitt Cheng)
Anthony Meier Fine Arts: Teresita Fernandez.
Comment by AB: Teresita Fernandez does amazing things with graphite. As far as she's concerned, it's not just for pencils anymore. Also marvel at her rather mesmerizing installation of miniature mirrored glass cubes.
Graphite art by Teresita Fernandez.
Teresita Fernandez graphite art in above image closer.
Pinkie cam detail of graphite art by Teresita Fernandez.
Anthony Meier - Teresita Fernandez & her art.
Art by Teresita Fernandez in above image.
Teresita Fernandez graphite art.
Mirrored glass cube installation by Teresita Fernandez - side view.
Mirrored glass cube installation by Teresita Fernandez - front view.
Mirrored glass cube installation by Teresita Fernandez - pinkie cam view.
871 Fine Arts: Emily McVarish - A Thousand Several.
Review by RWM: Going to work in the digital age here. Easy to get caught up in the numbers and binary code which dwarf the players.
Comment by AB: Experience graphics as fine art in Emily McVarish's series of exquisitely hand-set and hand-printed compositions that appear to mimic vintage data processing punch cards.
Art by Emily McVarish.
Emily McVarish art in above image closer.
Emily McVarish and her art.
Art by Emily McVarish in top image closer.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Emily McVarish in above image.
Emily McVarish limited edition books.
Museum of Craft and Folk Art: Volver - Mexican Folk Art Into Play.
Artists: Adrian Esparza, Máximo González, Armando Miguelez, Favianna Rodriguez, Eduardo Sarabia
Comment by AB: In celebration of Mexico's Bicentennial Anniversary of Independence, the Museum of Crafts and Folk Art offers up an engaging array of traditional Mexican crafts and folk art, except with surprising contemporary twists. Stop on by and prepare to be entertained.
Traditional Mexican folk art.
Updates on Mexican folk art.
Updated Mexican folk art in above image closer.
Deconstructed serape (serape hangs on wall, far right).
Woven paper money wall hanging.
Pinkie cam detail of woven paper money in above image.
Not exactly sure what this one is.
Meridian Gallery Gallery: Darker, Ever Darker; Deeper, Always Deeper - The Voyage of Tim Whiten.
Review by RWM: Grand symbolic forms. Pop Art ethos becomes surreal and imbued with metaphorical meaning. Great use of coffee and juice which Tim Whiten works into pigments. You'll be rewarded for giving his heartfelt art your attention.
Comment by AB: Refreshingly idiosyncratic sculptures by Tim Whiten, composed of atypical ingredients fashioned into curious and whimsical composites, are certain to play games with your intellect. Go see.
Sculptural art by Tim Whiten.
Gilded wood with dried frogs art by Tim Whiten (like it).
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image by Tim Whiten.
Tim Whiten and his art.
Shroud art by Tim Whiten.
Shoelace art by Tim Whiten.
Glass rolling pin on a pillow art by Tim Whiten.
Works on paper by Tim Whiten.
Tunes + art by Tim Whiten.
Tim Whiten literature.
Chroma Art Design: Bay Area Abstract Art - A Contrast in Styles.
Artists: April Hankins, Takeshi Nakayoshi, Mi Jung Penzien, John Smiddy, Gina Werfel
Review & images by DeWitt Cheng: Curator Geoff Smith showed a selection of representational paintings (painterly Bay-Area style) at Chroma in May of 2010, so the eponymous contrast in styles here is between figurative and abstract painting. The latter is well represented by five artists who mix nature, impulse, painterly accident, and influences as varied as Kandinsky, Matisse, Cézanne, Diebenkorn and Asian calligraphy. Good, solid work (although in an established style) without the irony, cynicism and ideological/intellectual posing that is all too common these days.
Gina Werfel and her art.
Takeshi Nakayoshi and his art.
Mi Jung Penzien and her art.
John Smiddy & his art.
Art by April Hankins.
John W. Wood art at Caffè Museo, SFMOMA.
John W. Wood and his art at Caffè Museo, SFMOMA.
Last one from John W. Wood art at Caffè Museo, SFMOMA.