MERIDIAN - VARNISH - ROBERT BERMAN E6
SOMARTS - CELLSPACE
(with assistance from Mairead O'Connor and RWM)
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Meridian Gallery: David Linger - Panels; Sanda Beard - Magenta; Kimetha Vanderveen - Pared Down Language.
Review by RWM: Interesting stories of the old times, these narrative panels on vitrified porcelain by David Linger. Get caught up in the gray day moods in... is it Russia? Solemn and nostalgic in feel. Sanda Beard's small works on paper in uncomfortable reds and beautiful magentas. At first glance, they're not necessarily easy to look at, but they may end up rubbing you the right way. Kimetha Vanderveen's high concept minimalist works are surprising and spontaneous. Her white panels are distinctive and individualistic.
Art on porcelain panels by David Linger at Meridian Gallery.
David Linger art.
Art by David Linger.
Art by Sanda Beard at Meridian Gallery.
Art by Kimetha Vanderveen.
Kimetha Vanderveen art at Meridian Gallery.
Art by Kimetha Vanderveen.
Varnish Fine Art: Relaunch Part I.
Artists: Chris Mars, Laurie Lipton, Annie Owens, Chuck Sperry, Edith Lebeau, Robert Bowen, Kevin Evans , Robert Williams, Isabel Samaras, Craig LaRotonda, Kevin Peterson, Aunia Kahn, Sri Zeno Whipple, Dylan Sisson, Jennybird Alcantara, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Spoor, Beth Bojarski, Ciou, Winston Smith, Skot Olsen.
Review by Mariead O'Connor: The reopening reception and group show for Varnish Fine Art promises that the future of the gallery will be a bright one. The space itself is beautiful. The people in attendance are among the elite of the San Francisco art community, as are many of the artists whose works are on display. Strong presence of Pop Surrealism here.
Review by RWM: Great to see this fantastic art at Varnish on display again. You can get lost here in the emotional narratives, though you won't necessarily find an escape. Experience personifications of pain as well as fantasy and pleasure. Stylish event with many attendees dressed in black.
Comment by AB: We always knew Varnish would be back with a vengeance and here they are.
Art at group show grand reopening of Varnish Fine Art.
Isabel Samaras and her art.
Art at Varnish Fine Art grand reopening.
Group art show - Varnish Fine Art reopening party.
Long view at Varnish Fine Art (image c/o Mairead O'Connor).
On the esplanade at the new Varnish Fine Art.
Robert Berman / E6 Gallery: Lauren Marsolier & Marc Fichou.
Review by RWM: Fascinating collages of buildings in landscapes by Lauren Marsolier manifest a strange and disturbed environment. You can get lost in the scenery surrounding these otherworldly structures. Difficult to know what is real in these perspectives bathed in bright and soothing sunlight.
Comment by AB: Marc Fichou reflects on himself in 3-D mixed media video portrait works, one of which viewers can actually immerse themselves in. These'll reel you in. Also on display are several geometric exercise in two and three dimensions.
Digital photograph montages by Lauren Marsolier.
Lauren Marsolier imaginary landscapes at Robert Berman / E6 Gallery.
Self-portrait video sculpture by Marc Fichou.
Video art by Marc Fichou at Robert Berman / E6 Gallery.
Marc Fichou video art in above image closer.
Quick meditation break.
OK. Back to work. Participatory video portraiture by Marc Fichou.
Photograph of folded paper printed on itself unfolded - Marc Fichou.
Sculpture by Marc Fichou at Robert Berman / E6 Gallery.
Famed photographer Chris Felver in da house.
Floor plan - Lauren Marsolier & Marc Fichou, Robert Berman/E6 Gallery.
CELLspace Gallery: Sports For the Masses - Marta Solomianko.
Comment by AB: Marta Solomianko essays on suburbia, its inhabitants and their recreational predilections.
What it is. Art by Marta Solomianko at CELLspace Gallery.
Marta Solomianko art.
Art by Marta Solomianko in above image closer.
Marta Solomianko art at CELLspace Gallery.
Marta Solomianko art show at CELLspace Gallery.
Doctors Without Borders auction fundraiser at SOMArts Gallery.
Art up for auction - Doctors Without Borders at SOMArts Gallery.
One more from Doctors Without Borders art auction at SOMArts Gallery.