FIRST FRIDAY; 06.03.05
Artists: Ansel Adams, Al Agnew, Charles Alexander, Francis Baker, Subhankar Banerjee, Robert Bateman, Jasco Begovic, Francis Berry, Rebecca Bird, Tiffany Bozic, Carl Brenders, Burt Brent, Sandow Birk, Rick Chapman, Raymond Harris Ching, Guy Coheleach, Daniel Cox, Matthew Cusick, Andrew Denman, Jean Christian Didier, Mike Fay, Rebecca Haseltine, William Henry, Matthew Hoffman, Toshi Hoo, Baptiste Ibar, Terry Isaac, Bruce Johnson, Chris Jordan, Hirokazu Kosaka, Bernie Krause, Bob Kuhn, Andreas Lang, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Robert Larson, Charles Linder, Reuben Lorch-Miller , Kay Leventhal, Stephen Lyman, Aurora Mahassine, Vanessa Marsh, Ed Martin, Jorge Mayol, Jacob McKean, Nick Nichols, Nate Pagel, Maria Park, Kenton Parker, Christophe Piallat, Matthew Picton, Dalabil Potvin, Nathaniel Price, Nadim Sabella, Ronaldo Sandoval, Andrew Schoultz, John Seery-Lester, Amy Seidman, Soo Koo Shim, Daniel Smith, Kerri Stephens, Wendy Testu , Carel Brest Van Kempen, Antonio Vizcaino, Mary Warner, Andrew Wilson, Jane Woolverton, Justin Young.
Comment: An exhibition intended to focus our attention on environmental issues. The show's divided into two sections, modern and traditional. Of note in the modern section, Andrew Schoultz creates a compelling painting and sculpture installation addressing industrial proliferation, endangered species, and logging abuses. Two Tiffany Bozic paintings are on display, one from 2003 and the other from 2005, and progress is evident (Bozic's a personal favorite, as is Schoultz). The traditonal section features art by perhaps the most famous living wildlife artist, Robert Bateman, as well as a number of other top shelf talents-- making this is an excellent opportunity to see how good traditional wildlife painting gets. San Francisco galleries rarely show traditional painting of this caliber.
Big-ass jungle bug petting zoo. Special guest Darryl Hannah, foreground - show organizer, background. Andrew Schoultz - installation. Art. Art. Art (Tiffany Bozic). Dude on the floor dressed like a starfish. Trash art. Traditional art. Art. Art. Art. Art.
Big-ass jungle bug petting zoo.
Special guest Darryl Hannah, foreground - show organizer, background.
Andrew Schoultz - installation.
Art (Tiffany Bozic).
Dude on the floor dressed like a starfish.
Idle Hand Tattoo Studio: Art Show.
Comment: I'm here on time, but they're asking people to leave and closing the place up-- some kinda mix-up, I think. Anyway, they let me take a couple of quick pics, including one of an artist, but beyond that, I know nothing.
Art Artist. Photography. Outer.
National Product: Brian Behnke - Dust Bunnies.
Comment: Believe it or not, I'm looking at Brian Behnke's paintings, and have no idea what a "dust bunny" is-- I've never heard the term. Swaddled in ignorahce, but thinking I'm insightful, I ask Behnke an assortment of absurd questions trying to figure out the dust bunny angle, questions like "So the colors in your paintings are kind of muted like dust?" or "So the texture of your paintings is kind of fuzzy like dust?" Behnke stares at me like I'm from another planet. Well, the story is that Behnke is cleaning his apartment, dust bunnies and all, when he has an idea (dust bunnies are those balls of dust you find hiding in corners or under heavy furniture-- now I know-- in case you don't know). "What if the dust bunnies were real live Dust Bunnies?" he wonders. So that's his show-- Dusty Bunny art-- and special scary bonus-- they leave bloody wakes.
Art. Brian Behnke and his favorite painting. Art. Art - Brian Behnke.
Brian Behnke and his favorite painting.
Art - Brian Behnke.
An Apartment Lobby at 565 Geary Street: Art Showing.
Artists: Minakshi de Almeida, Lin Baker, Alfredo Becerra, Theresa Carlos, Anna-Lisa Foster, Andrew Harris, Cindy Hodges, Kate, Katie Kurisch, Ian Leibert, Carlos Morin, Svetlana Mueller, William R. Perasso, Christina Santana, Nathan Sigman, C. Starr Smith, Todd Smith, Nathan Young.
Comment: A bunch of people who live in this apartment building make art, not necessarily professionally, so the owner of the building decides to let them have a show in the downstairs hallway and lobby. It's one of many millions of ways artists can exhibit their art. Al's helpful art hint #525d: Your art does nobody any good gathering dust in your studio-- show as much as possible in as many places as possible. The more people see it, the greater your chances of making sales, getting constructive feedback, getting more shows, increasing your name recognition, increasing your contacts, meeting new art people, or at the very least, making a party out of it.
Art; artist. Art - artist (left; he's only been painting for a month). Art. Gallery.
Art - artist (left; he's only been painting for a month).