NIETO - SEX AND CULTURE
ROLL UP - SOUTHERN EXPOSURE - 1AM
LIVE WORMS - EMERALD TABLET
(with assistance from RWM and Marian Ferrara)
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Nieto Fine Art: Fernando Reyes - Incarnate.
Comment by AB: Colorful semi-representational riffs on the figure by Fernando Reyes reflect his observations on human gesture, expression, intimate interpersonal relations, and on the interconnectedness of posture, thoughts and emotions. In the rear gallery, enjoy lighthearted wire sculptures by Diane Komater. Stop on by.
Art by Fernando Reyes at Nieto Fine Art.
Art by Fernando Reyes closer.
Fernando Reyes and his art at Nieto Fine Art.
Art by Fernando Reyes.
Torsos in motion - Fernando Reyes art at Nieto Fine Art.
Wire sculpture by Diane Komater at Nieto Fine Art.
Diane Komater art.
Sculpture by Diane Komater at Nieto Fine Art.
Long view - Fernando Reyes art show at Nieto Fine Art.
Center for Sex and Culture: Awash in Bodies - work on paper by Colette Standish and Jos Truitt.
Review by RWM: Not quite sexy with blood and injury here. Nude and sometimes enticing nonetheless. One does realize with this that pain is sometimes a part of it. Owchie. Wowchie.
Comment by AB: Two distinct takes on the female form. Colette Standish calls our attention to the torso while Jos Truitt zeroes in on the legs, romancing them up with scales and fins.
Jos Truitt and her art at Center for Sex and Culture.
Art by Jos Truitt in above image closer.
Colette Standish and her art at Center for Sex and Culture.
Art by Colette Standish.
Roll Up Gallery: 100 Faces - A Benefit for FACE AIDS.
Artists: Gaurav Narasimhan, Steven Brock, Teppei Ando, Ellen Dreibelbis, VITO, Liz Caruana, Lisa Rico, Nicole Gervacio, Meghan Jean, Morgan Reed, Feifan Wang, Alex Goodell.
Comment by AB: Group portrait show in honor of World AIDS Day benefits the youth oriented non-profit, FACE AIDS.
Art by VITO at Roll Up Gallery.
Morgan Reed art.
Photography by Steven Brock at Roll Up Gallery.
Art by Nicole Gervacio.
Gaurav Narasimhan art at Roll Up Gallery.
Statistical sample - group art show at Roll Up Gallery.
Southern Exposure: Point of No Return. Juried by Hesse McGraw, Chief Curator, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska
Artists: Fatema Abdoolcarim, Shay Arick, Stacy Asher, Megan Atherton, Jordan Bickett, Nicolaus Chaffin, Takming Chuang, Coll.eo, Katey Crews, Melissa Dickenson, J.R. Doty, Mary Fitzgerald, Bernadette Jiyong Frank, Joe Glasco, Daniel Green, Adrienne Heloise, Helga Hizer, Robert Howard, Kelly Lynn Jones, David Kim, Ian Kimmerly, Laura Arminda Kingsley, Lex Kosieradzki, Sarah Loomis, Lindsey Lyons, Darrin Martin, Anne McGuire, Erin Mitchell, Pamela Mooney, Mitsu Okubo, Michael Pauker, Byron Peters, Joshua Pieper, Tim Pinault, Andrea Roelandt, Andrew L. Rogers, Charlie Callahan and Cory Stafford, John Steck Jr., Joseph Thomas, Chris Thorson, Alberto Toscano, Stephanie D. Wallace, Kyle H. Welch, Jacob Wick, Calder Yates, Jin Zhu.
Comment by AB: Open call for Northern California artists to trot out their oeuvres of choice in hopes of making the final cut for this year's annual fee-free exhibition themed on the point of no return. That's right-- no entry fee! When does that ever happen anymore? So 650 artists enter work; 45 make the cut. At the entrance to the main gallery, one artist took photographs of all the artists with their entries and displays them, slide show style, on a monitor. From the looks of the art chosen and the art not, juror Hesse McGraw did a superb job of winnowing the winners. Preview tomorrow's talent here.
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Petrified glove art by Chris Thorson at Southern Exposure.
Video art by Calder Yates.
Adrienne Heloise and her collage art at Southern Exposure.
Mitsu Okubo and his collage art.
Text based art at Southern Exposure.
Stanchion, velvet rope and stone installation.
Photography at Southern Exposure.
Incredibly obsessive art.
Pinkie cam detail of obsessive art in above image at Southern Exposure.
Water-filled hose with live goldfish art.
Art by Bernadette Jiyong Frank at Southern Exposure.
Assemblage art by Nicolaus Chaffin at Southern Exposure.
Oversized art by Ian Kimmerly.
Furry portraiture by Katey Crews at Southern Exposure.
Artist with art that missed the cut.
Artist with art that missed the cut at Southern Exposure.
Relative density - annual fee-free juried show at Southern Exposure.
1AM Gallery: Over The Edge - MadC aka Claudia Walde.
Review by RWM: Cool colorful graffiti memorialized as art on canvas. Beautiful color schemes in mesmerizing work. One can hear the music.
Comment by AB: According to the gallery, MadC aka Claudia Walde is "arguably the top aerosol artist in the world." Here's some evidence; judge for yourself.
Art by MadC aka Claudia Walde at 1AM Gallery.
Urban art by MadC.
MadC aka Claudia Walde and her art at 1AM Gallery.
Art by MadC aka Claudia Walde.
MadC aka Claudia Walde art at 1AM Gallery.
Other acquisition options at 1AM Gallery.
Live Worms Gallery: 10th Annual PanOpticon.
Artists: Agneta Falk, Alan Gellar, Alex Miloradovich, Andreas Katz, Anthony Aversano, Blake More, Carrington Arredondo, Catz Forsman, CJ Ross, Constantina, David Young Allen, Della Heywood, Dorothy Payne, Edward Tadefa, Elly Simmons, Fanny Renoir, Francisco Orrego, Geri Arata, George Long, Gregg Martinez Schmaltz, Harriette Ferraguto, Howard Whitehouse, Jack Hirschman, James Cha, James Redo, Jean Dierkes Carlisle, Jeff Grove, Jeffrey Thompson, Jerry Ferraz, Jessi Kempin, Jessica Loos, John Dowling, Jonathan Van Coops, Joyce Jordan, Judy Golden, Judy On, Jurgen Trautwein, Kate Boynton, ChloŽ Boynton, Katharine Snyder, Kim Haueter, Leonardas Surgalia, Lucia Gonnella, Lutzka Zivny, Lynn Alcorn, Maeve Daugharty, Mary Matvy, Michael Pedroni, Michelle McKenzie, Momo, Nancy Calef, Nicole Savage, Proctor Jones, rAmu Aki, Rebecca Peters (yours truly), Resh Sandhu, Richard 'Luckey' Perri, Robert Windle, Roger Strobel, Romalyn Schmaltz Martinez, Ronald F. Sauer, Rosemary Manno, Samantha Kopf, Sara Schickedanz, Sean O'Donnell, Sherry Balestra, Stephen Wendell Phillips, Tibor Simon-Mazula, Will Jaggers, and Winston Smith.
Comment by AB: Photographs of this ever-ebullient event c/o Marian Ferrara.
Rebecca Peters and her art at Live Worms Gallery.
Carrington Arredondo and her art.
Sean O'Donnell and his art at Live Worms PanOpticon.
Ronald Sauer at Live Worms 10th Annual PanOpticon.
Fish art by Michael Pedroni.
Collage art by Winston Smith at Live Worms.
Out front at Live Worms 10th Annual PanOpticon.
Giorgio Serafino & Giuliana Foresi + their photography at The Emerald Tablet.
(image c/o Marian Ferrara)