SF ARTS COMMISSION - SILVERMAN - SPOKE ART
63 BLUXOME - CARTE BLANCHE
WORKSPACE LIMITED - 50 SHOTWELL STUDIOS
(with assistance from RWM)
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San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery: Nothing to See Here - Johnna Arnold, Joshua Band, Nicole Jean Hill, Jin Zhu. Curated by Aimee Le Duc.
Review by RWM: Thought provoking confrontation here between the natural and human built environment. We do not revel in the beauty because it is not presented; instead the change and damage we are causing is more the subject. Instead we notice the interaction and the marks we are leaving. These are human-created green spaces and not the frontier, even in pictures of sand dunes. Life struggles here. A tree needs propping while it is withering, for example. A wild of sorts is demarked and bordered by human alteration. There is also the human debris left behind. The exhibit reminds of the notion that some do not wish to leave civilization. In this exhibit we have left our imprint, even in what we have created.
Comment by AB: Four photographers call our attention to landscapes we typically ignore. Why do we ignore them? Because they're unattractive, unpleasant, defiled, ravaged, or otherwise have nothing left to offer. Why are they that way? Because of us. Maybe these images will get us thinking in more sensitive and concerned ways about how we treat our fragile environments. Or maybe not.
Photography by Johnna Arnold at San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.
Nicole Jean Hill bereft defiled landscape photography.
Photography by Joshua Band at San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.
Jun Zhu abandoned neglected landscape photography.
Demographics - group photography show at San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.
Silverman Gallery: Conrad Ruiz - Juice.
Comment by AB: The eruptive compositions of Conrad Ruiz derive from photographs he took of crashing waves along the shore. Ruiz has interpreted and reconfigured the ocean's boundless power in ways that might relate to any detonation from microscopic to intergalactic to emotional to a refreshing splash of juice. Stop on by.
Splash art by Conrad Ruiz at Silverman Gallery.
Conrad Ruiz and his art in above image closer.
Art by Conrad Ruiz at Silverman Gallery.
Conrad Ruiz art.
Circumstance - Conrad Ruiz art show at Silverman Gallery.
Spoke Art Gallery: Bad Dads - An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Wes Anderson.
Artists: Tracie Ching, Dave Perillo, Aaron Jasinski, Oliver Barrett, Joshua Budich, Michael De Pippo, Caia Koopman, Philip Tseng, Kristin Tercek, Ana Bagayan, Dave MacDowell, Greg Gossel, Munk One, Dabs Mayla, many more.
Comment by AB: Spoke Art's rollicking annual Wes Anderson fest is now in session!
Wes Anderson inspired art at Spoke Art Gallery.
Small sculptures by Brad Hill.
Wes Anderson Tribute art at Spoke Art Gallery.
Bullet clock - Wes Anderson homage art show.
Relative density - Wes Anderson group art show at Spoke Art Gallery.
63 Bluxome Street Gallery: New Work - Ricky Miranda and Clam Lynch.
Comment by AB: Sensitive black & white portraits of homeless and street people by Ricky Miranda are offset by the campy configurations of Clam Lynch.
Art by Ricky Miranda at 63 Bluxome Street Gallery.
Ricky Miranda and his art.
Art by Clam Lynch at 63 Bluxome Street Gallery.
Clam Lynch and his art.
Art by Clam Lynch at 63 Bluxome Street Gallery.
Floor plan - Ricky Miranda & Clam Lynch art show at 63 Bluxome Street Gallery.
Carte Blanche Gallery: California Dreamin' - Guillaume Grasset.
Review by RWM, images c/o Carte Blanche: French photographer Guillaume Grasset presents The Golden State from all sorts of vantage points. There are even observers and spectators caught in the photographs. Strange views, odd places, iconic locations challenge our sense of entitlement. California is an odd place, but not necessarily any worse than anywhere else.
Photography by Guillaume Grasset at Carte Blanche Gallery.
California photographs by Guillaume Grasset.
Guillaume Grasset California photography at Carte Blanche Gallery.
Workspace Limited: San Francisco Open Studios Opening Night.
Comment by AB: A quick survey of what's on tap at the Workspace Limited artist studio building.
Controlled impasto art by Paul Glenn at Workspace Limited.
Pinkie cam detail of Paul Glenn at in above image - that's a lotta work.
Digital detritus art by John Zaklikowski at Workspace Limited.
Construction in progress art by Mike Shankman.
Some of the most original ceramics around by Natasha Dikareva (kinda like 'em).
Ceramic art by David W. Fetter at Workspace Limited.
Encaustic art by Charli Ornett at Workspace Limited.
50 Shotwell Studios: 10th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Show.
Artists: Margaret Thrupp, Erotic Tales, Tuan Tran, sheririce, celticdragon_60, Tess Nottebohm, danapics, artistcharlotte, ronman ng, abeck000, connie.wood, Julia Sisi, Natalie, Barbara Hasein, Brian11Adams, House of Plasro, Frame, Catwoman30307, Laura McHugh, Sharon Butticci, Pallavi Govindnathan, artbyalatorre, Diane Cassidy, A Place of Her, Jerry Zientara, Cecilia W Yu, Deborah Colotti, Greg Angelo, LottaFruit, Leigh Radtke, LavonnesBarbies, Tine Valentine, Debbie Fimrite, Cherrie Williams.
Comment by AB: Barbie and Ken once again submit to the whims of an enterprisingly outlandish creative caboodle.
Festivities at 50 Shotwell Studios Altered Barbie Show.
Angel Barbie & devil Ken.
Art by Tess Nottebohm at 10th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Show.
Tess Nottebohm Barbie art.
Historical Barbie art at 50 Shotwell Studios.
Here's something you don't see every day.
Vampire Barbie & Ken art at 50 Shotwell Studios.
Luminaries too numerous to mention - 10th Annual Altered Barbie Show.
Bacchanalian happening - Barbie art at 50 Shotwell Studios.
Michelle and Barack Obama Barbie art.
Mandible clothesline art at 10th Annual Altered Barbie show.