DON SOKER - EVER GOLD - SF ART EXCHANGE
SHOOTING GALLERY - WHITE WALLS
GALLERY THREE - DRIFTWOOD SALON
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Don Soker Gallery: High Noon Sword - Jesse Gottesman; Jorg Schmeisser - Bilder der Reise; Works on Paper by Fanny Retsek and Theodora Varnay Jones.
Comment by AB: Oversized one-of-a-kind aquatint etchings by Jesse Gottesman are inspired by storms along Maryland's eastern shore. A survey of Jorg Schmeisser's etchings from 1967-2003 demonstrates his prodigious mastery of the craft-- intricate, architectural and precise in every element. Fanny Retsek makes marks and lots of 'em. She also counts them out. Her multi-sheet etching titled "Over a Million" is an excellent example of that.
Over a Million - Fanny Retsek art at Don Soker Gallery.
Pinkie cam detail of mark art by Fanny Retsek in above image.
Fanny Retsek mark art at Don Soker Gallery.
Impressively painstakingly detailed etchings by Jorg Schmeisser (like 'em).
Pinkie cam detail of art by Jorg Schmeisser in above image.
Etchings by Jorg Schmeisser at Don Soker Gallery.
Art by Jesse Gottesman.
Jesse Gottesman and his art at Don Soker Gallery.
I never pass up an opportunity to fake eating a gherkin.
Playing field - group show at Don Soker Gallery.
Ever Gold Gallery: Guy Overfelt - #BLACKLIGHT, A Hesher Tribute to Dan Flavin.
Review by RWM: Incredible experience here being between the purple lights and mirrors. Viewers can watch themselves recede into the distant reflections. You can also lose control of your eyes in the shimmering purples. Cool experience in an otherworldly place.
Comment by AB: Also on exhibit is some spiffy reflective black wallpaper imprinted with images of Punk era music posters, perfect for the kiddie's room.
Here we are - art by Guy Overfelt at Ever Gold Gallery.
Black light installation by Guy Overfelt.
Mirror effects - Guy Overfelt art/installation at Ever Gold Gallery.
Punk era memorabilia art by Guy Overfelt.
Punk era wallpaper by Guy Overfelt at Ever Gold Gallery.
San Francisco Art Exchange: Photographs by Jim Marshall Celebrating Fifty Years of Music from The Rolling Stones.
Comment by AB: Jim Marshall was one of the premier Rock & Roll photographers of the Sixties era and this show is a testament to his virtuosity. Stunning photographs of a youthful Mick Jagger stand out in Marshall's compelling documentation of the early Rolling Stones. A survey of Marshall's photographs of other rock and jazz greats is on exhibit in the adjacent gallery.
Vintage Rolling Stones photographs by Jim Marshall at SF Art Exchange.
Jim Marshall photograph in above image closer.
Photography by Jim Marshall at San Francisco Art Exchange.
Early Rolling Stones photograph by Jim Marshall.
Jim Marshall Rolling Stones photo show at San Francisco Art Exchange.
More jazz & rock and roll greats photographed by Jim Marshall.
Thelonious Monk & Bob Dylan by Jim Marshall at SF Art Exchage.
The Shooting Gallery: Carry On - New Works by Ferris Plock.
Comment by AB: Have you ever noticed that art shows are almost always presented as "New Works" as opposed to "Old Works" or "Last Month's Works" or "Last Year's Works"? Like all we care about is today's news and nothing else matters? Well, as the inexorable inevitable incursion of time unrelentingly inconveniences us, it's actually the earlier and the less recent works that typically accrue the most value as the years pass by, assuming the artist makes something of him or herself during the course of their career... Ferris. So far so good here. The boombox sculptures are an instant hit with collectors and all sold out. Samurai street savvy rules!
Art by Ferris Plock at The Shooting Gallery.
Boombox art by Ferris Plock (nicely done).
Ferris Plock and his art at The Shooting Gallery.
Urban samurai art by Ferris Plock.
Pinkie cam detail of Ferris Plock art in above image.
Art by Ferris Plock at The Shooting Gallery.
Ferris Plock art & boombox sculpture.
Statistical sample - Ferris Plock art show at The Shooting Gallery.
White Walls Gallery: Garden Party - New Works by Casey Gray.
Comment by AB: Those of you who know your history of American still-life painting might see a little Levi Wells Prentice here or a little Severin Roesen there. However you look at it, it's a kaleidoscopic spectacle for the eyes. Are you victimized by an anemic interior that could use pepping up? Do people yawn when you have them over to your pad? Overcome those inadequacies here.
Art by Casey Gray at White Walls Gallery.
Casey Gray art.
Art by Casey Gray (still life after Levi Wells Prentice, left).
Fireworks floral art by Casey Gray at White Walls Gallery.
Floral still life art by Casey Gray.
Casey Gray pattern art at White Walls Gallery.
Demographics - Casey Gray art show at White Walls Gallery.
Gallery Three: Gray Areas - Colin M. Day.
Comment by AB: Time-lapse multicolor special effects with lighting are superimposed over landscapes. Black and white photographs build out the mix.
Photography by Colin M. Day at Gallery Three.
Colin M. Day photographs.
Photographs aby Colin M. Day at Gallery Three.
Colin M. Day photography show at Gallery Three.
Driftwood Salon: Fall Show Room.
Artists: Mark H Campbell, Dale Erickson, Akira Beard, Jung Han Kim, Beatrice Hunt, Richard Hubbard.
Comment by AB: Group show; young talent.
Art by Beatrice Hunt at Driftwood Salon.
Dale Erickson art.
Akira Beard art at Driftwood Salon.
Art by Mark Campbell.
Multi-panel art by Jung Han Kim at Driftwood Salon.