BOOK & JOB - ELEANOR HARWOOD
QUEEN'S NAILS - MASQUEROTICA
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Book & Job Gallery: Magenta's Hill St. Blues 2.
Photographers: Isaac McKay-Randoozi, Ben Gore, John Lindsay.
Comment by AB: Photographic survey of contemporary skateboard culture in Ess Eff and environs by three talented practitioners.
Photography by Isaac McKay-Randoozi at Book & Job Gallery.
Isaac McKay-Randoozi photograph closer at Book & Job Gallery.
Skateboard photography by Isaac McKay-Randoozi.
Photography by Ben Gore at Book & Job Gallery.
San Francisco skateboard & street culture photography by Ben Gore.
Ben Gore skateboard photography at Book & Job Gallery.
Street culture photography by John Lindsay at Book & Job Gallery.
2nd floor - Isaac McKay-Randoozi, Ben Gore, John Lindsay at Book & Job Gallery.
Eleanor Harwood Gallery: Jill Sylvia - Tulipomania.
Comment by AB: Jill Sylvia continues her cut and reconfigured ledger book adventures, this time harking back to Holland's 17th century tulip bulb craze where speculators were paying absurd prices to own futures on these flowers-- aka bulbs-to-be. She bases her amazingly obsessively intricate collaged compositions on that. For you floral historians in the crowd, the tulip market crashed, speculators lost big, and the industry gradually limped back to normal-- kinda like the American real estate market over the past five years. Will we ever learn? (Answer = no)
Art by Jill Sylvia at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.
Art by Jill Sylvia in above image closer.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Jill Sylvia above at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.
Jill Sylvia ledger book collage art.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Jill Sylvia in above image closer.
Demographics - Jill Sylvia art show at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.
Queen's Nails: I like Where This is Going!
Artists: Christine Ancalmo, Kate Bonner, Cybele Lyle.
Comment by AB: Diversions include clean abstracted monotone compositions on plywood with cannily placed cutouts by Kate Bonner, a trippy gold foil cavern with embedded video by Christine Ancalmo, and a video of stark overlaid landscape scenes by Cybele Lyle. From inventive to weird, it's all worthy here. Check it out.
Art by Kate Bonner at Queen's Nails.
Art by Kate Bonner.
Kate Bonner and her art at Queen's Nails.
Gold foil extravaganza by Christine Ancalmo.
Gold foil with embedded video by Christine Ancalmo.
Christine Ancalmo and her gold foil habitat at Queens' Nails.
Video overlay art by Cybele Lyle.
Artist Cybele Lyle at Queen's Nails.
Census - Christine Ancalmo, Kate Bonner & Cybele Lyle art at Queen's Nails.
Comment by AB: I swing by the estate of Pierre Merkl III (aka Mr. Lucky) to say a quick SF Open Studios hello.
Pierre's out back grillin' up some bird for the guests. Hello Mr. Lucky!
View of Pierre Merkl III's cavernous basement studio.
Concourse Exhibition Center: 2nd Annual Masquerotica.
Artists: Chi Lum, Liliane Hunt, Ryan Smith (Retrotie), Yancy Mendoza, Krisztina Lazar, Peter Keresztury, Todd C. Hartman, Charles Gatewood, Peter Turner, Nancy Peach, Carla Biondi, Michael Rosen, Lee Harvey Roswell, Mykael David Lazzeri.
Comment by AB: If you've got any atypical erotical proclivities, propensities, predilections, predispositions or penchants whatsoever, then this is the place to be. I'm here for the Gallerierotica curated by Nancy Peach and Carl Turner (no... really... that's why I'm here). But now that I am, I might as well have a gander at the multiple stages, performances, diversions, outrageous costumery galore, floggings, rope-ups, fetishist concession stands, and much more. My pick of the evening? A hilarious drag rendition of Pour Some Sugar on Me by 80s hair band, Def Leppard.
Krisztina Lazar art at Masquerotica.
Bondage art by Nancy Peach.
Nancy Peach and her art at Masquerotica.
Erotic photography by Peter Turner at Masquerotica.
Yancy Mendoza erotic photography.
Michael Rosen - wish I could show you his photographs, but...
Erotic art at Masquerotica.
Live sculpting by Mykael David Lazzeri at Masquerotica.
Drag performance of "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (love it).
Unbelievable full body horse costume at Masquerotica.
Fetish whips and more available for purchase at Masquerotica.
This mask booth is doing a brisk business.
Live entertainment at Masquerotica.