this three-part show focuses on a romantic connection to california, its land and bohemian culture, as well as a particular group of artists who, through their love of the area and social practice, comprise a unique moment in local art.
the first part of the series, the photo show, is chock full of local photographers whose work i've admired for a long time: andrew paynter, kanoa zimmerman, terri loewenthal, lauren douglas, jesse schlesinger, cody welsh, airyka rockefeller, jordan bennett, alissa anderson and david uzzardi.
here's an excerpt from Beauty in Photography by Robert Adams, selected for the photo show by Jesse Schlesinger:
the other two parts in the series are the drawing show (drawings, paintings and poetry, opening july 30) and the craft show (functional arts and crafts, opening october 15).
above is my contribution: a 30 x 30 framed c-print entitled "personal hotspot."
the photo show opening reception: friday, april 18, 2014tartine bakery 600 guerrero street @ 18th, san francisco 9 - 10:30pm
* light refreshments served
** works will be on view and for sale until july 28
*** 7:30pm: tacos by tartine baker cameron wallace
**** 9:30pm: music by magic magic roses
***** 10:30pm: after party at amnesia, DJ set by andy cabic
it's high time i share some news about the possibleat berkeley art museum.
what the new york times calls a departure from the obvious, this exhibition crafted by guest curator david wilson and director lawrence rinder is an experiment that re-conceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. the gallery spaces have been transformed into work spaces: a ceramics studio, dye lab, print shop and recording studio. a diverse range of guest artists are using the museum and these studios to create new work, collaborating and experimenting in a public forum. i'm happy to be one of them.
above is a platform that kori girard designed to receive works created during the four-month long exhibition. i loved it most early on, in its empty state, reeking of potential. this image sums up the spirit of the exhibition quite nicely, but the instagram feed does a pretty good job too.
a scene from chris duncan's first year MFA show at stanford. chris recently threatened that he might not make these vortex paintings for much longer. i really hope that's not true, but at least i'll forever be tied to one this way. there's some wonderful insight as to just how colorful chris's world is here.