ELI RIDGWAY - SAN FRANCISCO ART EXCHANGE
MARKET STREET - SPOKE ART - HUNGRYMAN - 18 REASONS
10.08.11, Part I
(with assistance from RWM)
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Eli Ridgway Gallery: Better a Live Ass Than a Dead Lion. Curated by David Kasprzak.
Artists: Lindsey White, Elisheva Biernoff, Sean McFarland, Joshua Churchill, Matthew Kennedy, Dean Smith, Richard Misrach.
Review by RWM: Sometimes terrific, other times uncomfortable memories of the paths taken. Solemn images with haunting titles. Worth the trip regardless. Don't miss the beautiful butterfly display in the hallway entrance by Kirk Maxson. Societal machinations increasingly impact the evolution of living things on the planet, seemingly selecting for beauty. Let the birds and butterflies, none of whom are laughing, lead the way.
Comment by AB: This one's all about exploration, literal and conceptual as well as artistic. The takeaway? You can look at the same exact thing in many different ways... as the artists here demonstrate.
Photography by Lindsey White at Eli Ridgway Gallery.
Sean McFarland photograph.
Lindsey White photograph.
Photograph by Richard Misrach at Eli Ridgway Gallery.
Photography by Sean McFarland.
Dean Smith photograph (right).
Installation art by Elisheva Biernoff at Eli Ridgway Gallery.
Kirk Maxson butterflies cut from landscape photos - in the hallway.
Kirk Maxson butterfly installation closer.
San Francisco Art Exchange: Close and Personal - The Rock Archive of Lynn Goldsmith.
Comment by AB: Lynn Goldsmith's photographed the greats-- Frank Zappa, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones and many more. Not only does this survey exhibition include many individual images, but Goldsmith also combines individual mini-images of famous rockers into heroic large-format composite portraits.
Rock star photography by Lynn Goldsmith at San Francisco Art Exchange.
Lynn Goldsmith and her photography (Van Halen).
Pinkie cam detail of Lynn Goldsmith composite photography.
Rock star photographs by Lynn Goldsmith.
Lynn Goldsmith photographs at San Francisco Art Exchange.
Lynn Goldsmith photography show at San Francisco Art Exchange.
Market Street Gallery: Reliquaries, Requiem for the Printed Word - Sandi Miot.
Review by RWM: Sad to be reminded by Sandi Miot of a changing world where books and paper are gradually vanishing. Then again, if fewer trees are cut down, there will be less carbon dioxide in the air and therefore less global warming-- which is good. Some things will probably always be best read on paper, but many others will surely disappear. Written documents have a magical power all their own, but the new communication devices are astounding and we surely don't yet realize the extent of the changes that they will bring.
Comment by AB: Encaustics by Sandi Miot are also on display.
Book art by Sandi Miot at Market Street Gallery.
Sandi Miot book art closer.
Art about the vanishing book by Sandi Miot.
Encaustic art by Sandi Miot at Market Street Gallery.
Sandi Miot encaustic art.
Art by Sandi Miot.
Sandi Miot & Sandi Miot art show at Market Street Gallery.
Sam Wolfe Connelly art at Spoke Art Gallery.
Art & illustration by Sam Wolfe Connelly at Spoke Art Gallery.
One more from Sam Wolfe Connelly at Spoke Art Gallery.
Altered windshield art by Chris Bradley at HungryMan Gallery.
Photography by Meryl Olah at HungryMan Gallery.
Photograph by Meryl Olah closer at HungryMan Gallery (sorta like it).
Art by Julie Kahn at 18 Reasons.
Julie Kahn art at 18 Reasons (sorry for the quality - low light).
Last one from Julie Kahn art show at 18 Reasons.