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Wednesday July 23, 2014
Our London correspondent popped in to see the newest iteration of Sketch, the London restaurant owned by Mourad Mazouz and Pierre Gagnaire. David Shrigley is the latest artist to take over the space this June, replacing the previous concept designed by artist Martin Creed. Shrigley’s installation at Sketch includes over 200 wall works and a custom 22-piece tableware set alongside interior designs by India Mahdavi.
Wednesday July 2, 2014
Artsource is proud to have contributed to the Art + Real Estate issue of The View for the CREW Network SF. Find our article ‘The Value of Art in Corporate Spaces: Public and Permanent Programming’ below or read the issue in its entirety here.
Monday June 30, 2014
Ongoing through August 1st – Leonardo Drew at Anthony Meier Fine Arts: Featuring new works by New York based artist Leonardo Drew that are composed entirely from wood in a variety of scale and form. The sculptures juxtapose white with black, clean lines with raw edges, and organic forms with organized grid lines. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Anthony Meier Fine Arts is located at 1969 California St, San Francisco.
July 9th - A Project for Creative Growth’s 40th Anniversary, 6:00 PM : For Creative Growth’s 40th Anniversary, artists Anne Collier, Trisha Donnelly, Chris Johanson, Nate Lowman and Laura Owens were invited by curator Matthew Higgs to create limited edition screenprints. These screenprints were then further worked on by over 100 Creative Growth artists to create new works that will be on view and for sale at the fundraiser. Funds raised go to support Creative Growth, an art center serving adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities by providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition and representation and a social atmosphere among peers. Tickets begin at $100 and can be purchased here. Creative Growth is located at 355 24th St, Oakland.
July 11th – Southern Exposure’s Annual Monster Drawing Rally, 6:00 PM: Over 120 artists will work side by side at this exciting live drawing and fundraising event. Viewers will be able to watch artists work and all pieces will be on sale at the rally for $60. Music, dancing and curbside food will accompany the live drawing for a fun filled evening. Funds raised go to support Southern Exposure, an artist-centered non-profit organization committed to supporting visual artists. Tickets are $15 for Southern Exposure Members, $20 for the public and will be sold at the door. The Monster Drawing Rally will be located at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St, San Francisco.
July 13th – October 28th - Project Mah Jongg at the Contemporary Jewish Museum: Project Mah Jongg uses this historic game as a lens to look at the connection between Jewish and Chinese culture and its impact on identity, fashion and style, including artifacts such as scorecards, aprons, packages, tiles. As part of the exhibition, every third Thursday the museum will host Jews for Dim Sum, where artist Imin Yeh and Blue Bottle pastry chef Leah Rosenberg will share stories as they roll out a limited edition screen printed mah jongg snack box, find out more details here. Museum hours are Friday – Tuesday from 11:00 am–5:00 pm and Thursdays from 11:00 am–8:00pm. The Contemporary Jewish Museum is located at 736 Mission Street, San Francisco.
July 18th – October 5th – Bay Area Now 7 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: The YBCA will be hosting the latest version of Bay Area Now, a triennal art exhibition. This year, instead of individual artists, YBCA is featuring 15 Bay Area arts organizations who will be curating site-specific projects throughout the galleries and campus. For tickets, information and a full list of programming and events click here. Regular YBCA hours are Thursday – Saturday from 12:00–8:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00–6:00 pm. An opening night party will be held Friday, July 18 from 8:00-11:00 PM in the YBCA Grand Lobby. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located at 701 Mission St, San Francisco.
Thursday June 19, 2014
Why art matters…
Artists play a valuable role in our society as problem solvers by seeing and interpreting the world in a way that inspires new ways of thinking. “What Do Artists Know?” by Francis Whitehead and the Embedded Artist Project highlights some of the valuable insights we use to help our clients understand the way artists think.
Thursday May 29, 2014
June 4th – Benefit Art Auction at Headlands Center for the Arts, 6:30 PM: The Headlands Center for the Arts will be hosting their annual live and silent auction this month. The Headlands seeks to provide a wide range of programs for artists to develop new work and ideas, fostering societal appreciation for the arts. Limited works are available for preview and online bidding through Paddle 8 and a VIP Preview will be held at 5:30 PM, tickets and more information can be found here. Headlands Center for the Arts Auction will be located at SOMArts at 934 Brannan St, San Francisco.
June 5th to August 2nd - Val Britton: Passage, Gallery Wendi Norris: Val Britton’s Passage features a large-scale installation and an assortment of hand cut paper works. This will be the artist’s first solo show with the gallery and coincides with her installation at the San Francisco International Airport and her residency and corporate commission for Facebook. A reception will be held for the show Thursday, June 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Gallery Wendi Norris is located at 161 Jessie Street, San Francisco.
June 7th to September 13th - Amy Ellingson: Iterations & Assertions, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art: Amy Ellingson’s new solo show titled Iterations & Assertions is focused around a site-specific 40-foot long mural, and a three-dimensional sculptural translation of the diptych in addition to sculpture, small scale paintings and works on paper. When discussing her work, the artist states: “My interests lie in the practices of formal repetition, variation and mutation within limited serial networks”(courtesy of San Jose ICA). The opening reception will take place on Friday, June 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm and Ellingson will give an artist talk on June 26th at 6:30 PM. The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art is located at 560 South First St. in San Jose.
Ongoing to July 3, 2014 – Off Shore at Southern Exposure: ‘Off Shore’ is a combination of off-site artist projects including work by Paul Cesewki, Constance Hockaday, Marie Lorenz, Chris Sollars & A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting. Find information on all of the events listed below here. Southern Exposure is located at 3030 20th St, San Francisco.
Off site events:
June 1st from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Islais Creek Walk with Chris Sollars. Meet for this walk at the entrance to Glen Canyon Park, each creek walk is 2-6 miles in length. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes that can get wet.
June 13th from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: The Voyage of the Hurlothrumbo, Paul Cesewski. This event is FREE and open to the public will be located at Public Boat Launch at Mission Creek Park, 451 Berry Street, San Francisco.
June 15th and 16th: All These Darlings and Now Us, Constance Hockaday. This is a PRIVATE event with limited capacity, reserve space here. This event takes place at the Bay View Boat Club, 489 Terry A Francois Boulevard, San Francisco.
June 21st from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Mission Creek Walk with Chris Sollars. Meet for this walk at 18th and Market, each creek walk is 2-6 miles in length. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes that can get wet.
June 26th from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: All These Darlings and Now Us Lecture, Constance Hockaday. Hockaday presents a lecture at Southern Exposure discussing our relationship to water and the inter-related stories of Elizabeth Taylor, ultramarine blue, and the history of floating vessels and outlaw behavior. This event takes place at Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St, San Francisco.
Friday May 23, 2014
As a sponsor of the Art Market San Francisco art fair last weekend, Artsource Consulting provided tours to VIP guests. If you didn’t make it to the fair, here’s a few highlights from two of our curated tours:
BEHIND THE ARTIST’S PROCESS: THE INFLUENCE OF MATH, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY
Charles Gute creates these humorous Western Union telegram tweets himself, having studied historical telegrams in order to best source his own archival materials and create custom ink plates. Gute was inspired after learning that the last telegram was sent merely three weeks before the first tweet was ever typed. In telegrams, the writer had limited communication due to the fact that there was a cost per letter, whereas the modern ‘tweeter’ is restricted in characters in a different way.
Mauricio Ancalmo is a conceptual artist whose work ranges from sculptural installations, performance, video and works on paper. This piece was part of a larger exhibition titled“Krap Etag Nedlog Reve”, a homage to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Park in a Bottle allows the viewer the opportunity to take the park with them, playing with the notions of archeology, preservation and placemaking.
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon uses sound, installation, and sculpture to investigate cybernetic systems, or the systems used by animals and machines to maintain control, communication and connection. These types of natural and manufactured systems rely on space and sound to operate. Black Matters is comprised of two mandala-inspired hand quilted black speakers facing each other. Like ocean waves, sound waves affect each other when they hit one another which creates an interesting physical effect as you walk around the two speakers and experience their interactions.
Craig Dorety’s work is inspired by his experiences with synesthesia (a confusion in the sensory synapsis of the brain that allows him to feel sounds) as well as his intense ocular migraines. During these migraines Dorety sees tiny pixilations of his vision, shapes which he is able to recreate through meditation and targeted concentration. Quadralateral Hyperbolae – Tropical Fish Tank is one of the artist’s manifestations of these shapes using layered panels and changing LED lighting.
BEYOND PAINTING: ARTISTS USING ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS
Ryan Wallace uses shredded tape, vinyl screens, wax and other discarded studio materials to create collage based abstract paintings. Each piece is made with splintered, fragmented, and twisted elements, many of which are reflective. The compositions are a balance between chaos, order and texture.
Laurel Roth is a self taught artist with a background in natural resource conservation and worked as a park ranger. This professional experience has influenced her art practice which is about human interaction with the natural world. Roth transforms ordinary materials into fantastical creatures. These two peacocks are made with a variety of materials found in the everyday world of beauty and cosmetics. For the body of the birds, Roth hand painted each fake fingernail before applying them to the sculpture. Besides using meticulous techniques, Roth also includes humor in creating her works by placing the animals in striking poses.
Randy Colosky often works with industrial building materials, transforming them into aesthetically powerful thought-provoking sculptures. Ceramics have been at the core of his practice since he was young. Ice 9 (revisited) is made with engineered honeycomb ceramic bricks that Colosky adheres together and carves into, creating a form reminiscent of Chinese Scholar stones. As you move around the piece, the honeycomb design in the ceramic bricks allows you to see through the dense areas.
Nike Schröder‘s textile pieces are abstractions of nature. Schröder builds shaped canvases and uses sewn threads as her paint. These three pieces draw inspiration from trees with colors representing the different foliage seen in several hundred threads that hang from the canvas. The smoothness of the rayon threads allows the light to bounce off the shiny threads creating a shimmering effect and leaving the colors seemingly floating off the wall.
Thursday May 22, 2014
Artsource Consulting took a trip to New York this month for the Frieze Art Fair. Along the way, we also saw the not to be missed ‘Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010′ exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art as well as Kara Walker’s Creative Time installation at the Domino Sugar Factory.
Highlights from Frieze Art Fair New York:
Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” at the Domino Sugar Factory:
Highlights from ‘Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010′ at the Museum of Modern Art:
Jack Hanley Gallery:
Thursday May 8, 2014
Artist Laura Fischer creates process oriented drawings, prints and woven works incorporating patterns from quilting and textile designs. She came to the Bay Area from Minnesota and received her MFA in New Practices from SFSU where she is now teaching weaving.
Her earlier works are wall pieces made with re-purposed Russian wool blankets. Drawing from her printmaking background, Fischer screen printed adhesive ink onto the blankets and added reflective glass oxide, the same reflective material used in traffic lines on a road or tarmac. Entitled “SFO to MSP” this series was in response to being homesick and flying home from the Bay Area to Minnesota.
Fischer’s sculptures began as a way to take her weaving off the loom and make it 3D. She creates molds for concrete forms that can function as building sites for her weavings. Using thread and needle she creates detailed designs from weaving pattern books and is interested in the contradiction between the rough concrete structures and the fine lines in the patterns. Her work is very process oriented, and the geometric concrete forms have evolved to facilitate her disciplined practice of production. Lately her systematic designs have embraced more chance, and the outcomes are more abstract. Fischer’s work will be featured in the upcoming Headland’s Center for the Arts Benefit Art Auction on June 4th.
Wednesday April 30, 2014
Ongoing to May 31st – Clare Rojas’s Caerulea and Ala Ebtekar’s Parallax at Gallery Paule Anglim: The gallery will feature solo shows by Clare Rojas and Ala Ebtekar. Rojas’ focus of the past several years has been on abstraction and color, building 2-dimensional compositions from panes of color that meet and interact. Ebtekar will present a concise arrangement of two new works in dialogue, a large painting and Fantastic Voyage, a mixed media light-box. A reception will be held for the shows Thursday, May 1st from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Gallery Paule Anglim is located at 14 Geary St, San Francisco.
May 15th – May 18th – Art Market San Francisco at Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion: Artsource Consulting invites you to join us for Art Market San Francisco. As a sponsor of the fair, we are pleased to be providing VIP programming and tours. Complimentary VIP tickets can be found here. There will be a Opening Night Preview Reception on Thursday, May 15th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM benefiting the de Young and Legion of Honor. Tickets for that event are located here. Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion is located at 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco.
Thursday, May 22nd - Re:depiction with Hughen/Starkweather at the Asian Art Museum 6:30 PM: The collaborative artist team Hughen/Starkweather has been invited to create a one-night installation for the Asian Art Museum. Hughen/Starkweather invited staff members from the museum to select artworks on view and describe their chosen artwork to the artists in an interview. Using these interviews, the artists created an abstract work on paper. The final installation will feature the new Hughen/Starkweather abstraction alongside a sound piece based on the interview. The original artwork described by museum staff will be on view in the Museum and can be found via special map created for the event. The event is free with price of museum admission, tickets to the museum can be purchased here. The Asian Art Museum is located at 200 Larkin St, San Francisco.
Bay Area Graduate MFA Thesis Shows:
May 4th – 25th – Mixed Messages, Mills College 2014 Thesis Exhibition: Featuring work by 12 MFA candidates, this annual exhibition is the culmination of the two-year Mills College MFA program in Studio Art. On view during regular museum hours Tuesday–Sunday 11:00 am–4:00 PM and Wednesday 11:00 am–7:30 PM.
May 15th – May 24th – California College of the Arts Graduate Exhibition: This year’s show will be presented in the Nave of the San Francisco campus. The opening reception is Thursday May 15th from 6 – 10 pm, and open daily from 10 am – 7:30 pm.
May 16th – May 18th - Principal, San Francisco Arts Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition: Presented at The Old Mint (located at 88 5th Street) with a Gala Vernissage on Wednesday, May 14th from 5:30 – 10:30. Regular visiting hours are 11 am – 6 pm daily with a public opening reception Friday, May 16th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
May 16th – May 30th – University of California at Berkeley: Presented at the BAM/PFA with an opening reception on Friday, May 16th beginning at 5:00 PM. Regular hours are Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm.
Tuesday April 29, 2014
Artsource Consulting took a trip to Los Angeles last week during the Paris Photo LA art fair. There’s a lot going on in LA right now with new galleries opening and strong gallery and Museum exhibits. Take a look at some of what we saw and let us know if you would like any more information on any of the artists.
Highlights from Paris Photo LA: