“While Albers painted squares for decades to attempt to understand color and form, Slepian does not clearly address his medium, which cannot be taken at face value any more so than painting can. Through movement and a soundtrack of toy pianos and something that sounds like the compacting of a collapsible travel cup, these video installations poke fun rather than critique.”
“According to Albers”
- Ava Jancar
e enjte, 27 maj 2010
Labels: John Slepian
"The exhibition SECRET DRAWINGS takes its inspiration from the Surrealist approach in creating unexpected, collaborative drawings through a method entitled exquis cadaver or exquisite corpse. When this method involved drawing, an artist would create a work on a portion of paper, obscure it within a fold, and pass it to another artist."
Palo Alto Art Center
Opening reception: June 18
“Discenza’s text-based work is both literary-minded and low-brow laugh-inducing, and references the artist’s interest in what he calls an 'internal viewing experience,' which is born of the freedom offered when one steps back from the constant heckling of image-based culture.”
Labels: Anthony Discenza
Book/DVD launch of Christoph Draeger’s Hippie Fanzine
40 pages, 2-colors, 3 films on DVD, text by Jose Springer, co-published by CCA Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw and Kodoji Press
CENTRUM SZTUKI WSPÓ?CZESNEJ ZAMEK UJAZDOWSKI
CCA /Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
"After thanking Catharine for her hospitality, I confessed that the world possibly needed Michael Nava more as a writer than as a judge, and Catharine replied, 'Maybe the world would be a better place if artists spent some time in public service.'"
-Michael Strickland, Civic Center Blog
Magnus Müller artists @ Berlin Gallery Weekend
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, Großer Kinosaal
The End of the Remake Trilogy:
"Hippie Movie is a funny, romantic documentary about a "hippie" movement, named Tropolicalia, which was founded by Draeger in Warsaw as an ironic revisiting of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, 1967."
Now & When
Exhibition Dates: June 4 - September 4, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, June 4, 6 - 8 pm
Locations: Main Gallery and Grove Street
On the occasion of the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s 40th anniversary, we have commissioned Bay Area cultural producers to create projects based on the concept of time capsules as a means to critically confront the value, meaning and methodologies of marking time. We are proud to present these emerging and renowned Bay Area artists: The Bureau of Urban Secrets, Joseph del Pesco, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Packard Jennings, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Ken Lo, Gay Outlaw & Bob Schmitz, Paul Schiek and Margaret Tedesco & Matt Borruso and Taro Hattori. Curated by Meg Shiffler.
San Francisco Arts Commission
Labels: Packard Jennings
Silence, Exile & Cunning
This exhibition will bring together nine artists: Enrique Chagoya, Judith Foosaner, Robert Hartman, Miya Hannan, Paul Kos, Patsy Krebs, Brett Reichman, Josephine Taylor, and Larry Thomas. The work of these artists show the kind of commitment to revealing certain aspects of silence, exile, or cunning that require a rare conviction and an intimate knowledge of their subject that can only suggest a sympathetic relation to Joyce’s uncompromising stance. Curator: Frances McCormack.
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Labels: Josephine Taylor
“Beg/Borrow/Steal,” presented in the Viewing Room at Catharine Clark Gallery, is intended to be an introduction to San Francisco based artist Stephanie Syjuco’s work. The show is not a cohesive presentation of a single project, but rather functions as a kind of six-year micro-retrospective without a unifying narrative. The show is composed of pieces pulled from varied bodies of Syjuco’s work, tied together only by a common strategy―information deliberately withheld."
Labels: Stephanie Syjuco
“ Everything Will Probably Work Out OK is the second pop-up exhibition being held at the 14th Street Studio—which is not so much a gallery in the classic sense (there is no “Catherine Clark Gallery, New York”), as an experiment into the way collectors and the public commingle with work.” Allison Gibson for Daily Serving
There are various reviews for the publication Prison Culture. Edited by Sharon E. Bliss, Kevin B. Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, and Rebeka Rodriguez.
Prison/Culture was published in conjunction with two exhibitions organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, College of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University, and by Intersection for the Arts in Spring 2008.
e enjte, 13 maj 2010
Anthony Discenza's solo New York exhibition, Everything Will Probably Work Out Ok, is featured on Daily Serving.
"The Discenza exhibition is a similar, though slightly altered, East Coast incarnation of an eponymously titled show at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco in January/February 2010. According to Clark, while many of the pieces from the original exhibit will be re-presented in the new space, “there are some significant additions and changes,” including the addition of a large digital photo-based work featuring the Olsen Twins. Additionally, she notes that “some of the text-based signs and works on paper are either newer pieces or feel more appropriate in relationship to the space and the other works selected for the exhibition.” While Everything Will Probably Work Out OK is only on view for three days this weekend, including during several cocktail receptions, the body of work will be up through the beginning of September and can be arranged for viewing by appointment." Allison Gibson
e mërkurë, 12 maj 2010
What...Solo Exhibition: Anthony Discenza: Everything Will Probably Work Out Ok
When...May 13 - 15, 2010
Where...Catharine Clark Gallery's 14th Street Studio
313 W 14th Street, 2F, NY NY 10014, www.cclarkgallery.com
Gallery Contact...Nathan Larramendy, 415-606-9585
May 13: noon - 8 pm
May 14: noon - 8 pm
May 15: noon - 3 pm
Cocktail Receptions: May 13 & 14, 5 - 8 pm
Labels: Anthony Diaz Hope
e mërkurë, 05 maj 2010
Kate Gilmore, along with the Public Art Fund, presents her first public art piece, “Walk the Walk.”
Opening reception: May 10th, 6-8 pm
"’Walk the Walk’" will be on view in Bryant Park (in front of the
fountain) from Monday, May 10- Friday, May 14 (8:30 am- 6:30 pm daily).
Labels: Kate Gilmore
Sandow Birk apoke as part of Sonoma State University's artist series on Tuesday, May 4 at 1:30pm.
"For Sandow Birk, past themes have included inner city violence, graffiti, social and political issues, travel, prisons, surfing, and skateboarding."
“Darkwave: 8 Artist/Surfers Explore Surfing and The Violence of the City” is a group show at USC featuring Sandow Birk.
“'Darkwave'” is a dangerous, beautiful and challenging ride that explodes the usual paradigm of surf art. The exhibition was conceived by artist/curator Timothy Williams after he was held up at gunpoint in front of his Venice, Calif., studio."
Saturday, April 24, 2010 - Saturday, June 26, 2010 : 8:00am to 6:00pm
Nina Katchadourian will be featured as part of the "Mappamundi" exhibition at the Bernardo Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal.
"The Berardo Museum-Foundation organizes Mappamundi, an exhibition about maps and contemporary art...including video,design, graphic and photographic pieces."
Labels: Nina Katchadourian