MCLAUGHLIN - YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS - ARK221
ELECTRIC WORKS - 31 RAUSCH - NEEDLES & PENS - ARTIST XCHANGE
MICHALOPOULOS - CREATIVITY EXPLORED - PAUL MAHDER
(with assistance from RWM)
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The McLoughlin Gallery: John Waguespack.
Review by RWM: Memorable icons abound, portrayed in unusual ways. These atypical takes on stardom celebrate the impact of Andy Warhol... who is also on display. One will not be shocked by these works; they're certainly not irreverent. They are however suprising, suggesting for one to re-examine the past. Neat, unexpected and poignant.
John Waguespack at The McLoughlin Gallery... I think I'm on the right track.
Art by John Waguespack.
John Waguespack art at The McLoughlin Gallery.
Art by John Waguespack.
Art by John Waguespack at The McLoughlin Gallery.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Nina Beier - Agents of Change What Follows Will Follow II.
Comment by AB: According to Matthew Post, who offers up an elucidation of the dealie bob, Nina Beier's minimalist art & installation consists of reworked photographs of photographs of her art taken at one of her previous shows, the images presented here preserving the angles and perspectives of said sourced photographs... or something like that... I think... more or less... perhaps less than more... ancillary interpretive aerobatics notwithstanding. How'd I do, Matthew? In any event, it's a pretty esoteric endeavor, but affirming the age-old adage that you don't necessarily have to get it (which I don't) to like it (which I do).
Photography & installation by Nina Beier.
Nina Beier art & installation.
Photograph by Nina Beier closer.
View from the podium - photos & installation by Nina Beier.
Nina Beier photography.
Electric Works Gallery: Stella Luminosa.
Artists: Dave Eggers, Matt Furie, Ian Huebert, Jason Jägel, Keegan McHargue, Clare Rojas, Gina Tuzzi, Jason Jägel.
Review by RWM: So much art. Such variety. Frolic, humor, pathos and politics. Ming boggling!
Art by Ian Huebert.
Art by Ian Huebert in above image closer.
Art by Jason Jägel.
Art by Clare Rojas.
Art by Matt Furie (I think I used to play poker with them).
31 Rausch Street: From Here to There - Geneviève Massé.
Comment by AB: Experience smooth movement here in the photographs of Geneviève Massé-- like you're looking out the window of a high-speed train. The good news? Almost everything's $120-$150. Stock up now!
Photography by Geneviève Massé.
Geneviève Massé and her photography.
Photograph by Geneviève Massé.
Gallery at 31 Rausch Street - photographs by Geneviève Massé.
Ark221: Frank Garvey.
Comment by AB: The art of Frank Garvey ranges from erotic to extraterrestrial, from to macabre to political.
Here we are - Ark221 & art by Frank Garvey.
Ark221 exhibiting art by Frank Garvey.
Frank Garvey and his art.
Art by Frank Garvey.
Frank Garvey art.
Needles & Pens: Come One, Come Y'all. Curated by Tim Kerr.
Artists: Tim Kerr, Rich Jacobs, Merrilee Challis, Clint Woodside, Karoline Collins, Kenneth Holland.
Comment by AB: Festive group show offers something for everyone.
Art by Merrilee Challis.
Art by Tim Kerr.
Art by Rich Jacobs (large blue piece, left).
Karoline Collins photography.
Art by Kenneth Holland.
Michalopoulos Octavia's Haze Gallery: James Michalopoulos.
Review by RWM: Nice to see The Mission District depicted with such style and impasto. The work evokes the doings of the soulful ways not easy to articulate. Looking at the images, also those of New Orleans, you can veritably hear the music.
Comment by AB: Too bad they've got one of those silly websites that doesn't allow you to download any images. This degree of obsessive possessiveness is entirely counterproductive. I mean who can do anything with a little jpeg of a thick impasto oil painting other than maybe enjoy it. The people who download images of art and share them with others are generally big fans of the artists anyway, and end up spreading the word. Not here though. No pics 4 U.
Sara Thustra: Art Party.
Comment by AB: Sara Thustra is alive and well, making art, feeding the masses... and tonight he's throwing one bodacious real-deal kick-ass subterranean art party!
Sara Thustra art party in progress.
Sara Thustra (right) & affiliate.
Art by Xylor Jane (kinda like 'em).
Libation station (art by Kyle Ranson... nice).
Annual Holiday sale at Creativity Explored.
Group show at Artist Xchange Gallery.
Group show at Paul Mahder Gallery.
Another from group show at Paul Mahder Gallery.
More from from group show at Paul Mahder Gallery.
Last one from from group show at Paul Mahder Gallery.