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13 June 13
posted by: nancyfartsart

BAY AREA WEEKEND UPDATE

Hi Folks!

Here are a few shows opening up this weekend in the Bay Area!


"OMEYOTLHN" BY DREW FLORES

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Drew Flores is a member of the Pistolero Viejo art collective and focuses on the culture of the tattoo as much as the design.  His main areas of expertise are Aztec/Mayan/Chicano themes as well as traditional Japanese.

Cukui is located at 229 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA. Opening reception is Friday, June 14th, 7-10pm.  Music by Victor Vasquez.

 

 

"MASS PRODUCE ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" BY JOE MILLER

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Joe Miller's Mass Produce Original Thought! combines found, acquired, and artist-made objects with text and image to comment on the place of the individual in our manufactured environment. In this exhibition, typographic voice is given to a wide range of objects.  The result is a conversation of forms that brushes aside distinctions between art, design, and poetry.

Empire Seven Studios is located at 525 North 7th Street, San Jose, CA. Opening reception is Friday, June 14th, 7-11pm.  

 

 

JUNE GROUP SHOW AT GUERRERO GALLERY

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painting by Alejandro Diaz-Ayala

Guerrero Gallery kicks off summer with their June Group Show, featuring twelve locally and nationally based artists:

Daniel Albrigo, Ryan Travis Christian, Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Frohawk Two Feathers, Michelle Guintu, Justin Hager, Cody Hudson, Terry Powers, Rye Purvis, Victory Reyes, Jamie Williams, and Yarrow Slaps

 

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Emerging San Francisco artist, Justin Hager, takes on the Project Room with fifteen new paintings, all in his classic illustrative style that is full of wordplay and humor.

Guerrero Gallery is located at 2700 19th Street, San Francisco, CA.  Opening reception is Saturday, June 15th, 7-10pm.

Have a great weekend!

-Nancy


6 June 13
posted by: nancyfartsart

BAY AREA WEEKEND UPDATE

Hi folks!
There’s a lot going on this weekend in the Bay Area.  Ready, set, go!

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In addition to the monthly art walk, South FIRST FRIDAYS, downtown San Jose will be having the 6th Annual Subzero Festival!  Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, Subzero is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek.  All venues and the festival are FREE and open to everyone.

Join SubZERO on Friday, June 7th from 7-11pm in downtown San Jose.

 

 

UNEARTHED, SOLO EXHIBITION BY ROB REGER

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Rob Reger’s “unEarthed” exhibition will feature an alternative timeline to Earths existence; one that highlights Creation, reEvolution, Mother Nature, Construction, Destruction, Waste, and Felines.  Expect the world upended at the 111 Minna Unnatural History Museum.

111 Minna Gallery is located at 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Friday, June 7th from 5pm-late.

 

 

 

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Oakland Art Murmur has been running a free monthly art walk since October 2006.  On this evening, 21 member galleries and 9 mixed-use venues are open to the public and hold artists receptions.

Oakland Art Murmur is Friday, June 7th from 6-9pm.

 

 


MADNESS, BY YUMIKO KAYUKAWA

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The Shooting Gallery is pleased to present, Madness, by Seattle-based Japanese artist, Yumiko Kayukawa.  This new collection of works will be her eighth solo show at the Shooting Gallery and will feature her acrylic and ink paintings on canvas.

The Shooting Gallery is located at 886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA.  Opening reception is Saturday, June 8th from 7-11pm.

 

 

ARTIST RECEPTION FOR JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III

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To celebrate the opening of a new art installation by artist John Felix Arnold III in the SFMOMA Gallery Windows at the SFMOMA garage on Minna St, there will be an artist reception featuring a live performance by John Felix Arnold III and special musical guests.

SFMOMA Garage street-level windows are located at 147 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA.  Opening reception is Saturday, June 8th from 5-7pm. 

 

 

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The Yerba Buena Alliance is proud to announce the Spring 2013 Yerba Buena Gallery Walk - an afternoon showcasing the artistic offerings of the Yerba Buena neighborhood between Market and Harrison and 2nd and 5th Streets in downtown San Francisco.

The Yerba Buena Alliance Gallery Walk takes place on Saturday, June 8th from 3-6pm.

 

Enjoy this upcoming warm weekend and get out to see some art!

-Nancy

23 May 13
posted by: nancyfartsart

BAY AREA WEEKEND UPDATE

HOGAR DULCE (A)HOGAR

One of our very own ARTSPROJEKT artists, Mitsy Ávila Ovalles, is unveiling a solo exhibition at The Arsenal this weekend.  (Check out her ARTSPROJEKT store here!)

imageMitsy says, "Hogar dulce (a)Hogar is a play on the phrase ‘Home Sweet Home’. Exchanging the word hogar (home) to ahogar, which means to drown. This is my nesting show. I joke with family and friends that I’ve moved into performance art and this show and it’s reception is a surprise wedding reception/ artshow but then I remembered that was an episode of GIRLS, so forget it. But a large part of this show does deal with domesticity, family, motherhood or my impending dance with servitude and selflessness. I don’t always see it like that, just when it’s really quiet. This show is my imagining of what getting on with life might be like. For better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health."

The Arsenal is located at 1202 The Alameda, San Jose, CA. Opening reception is Friday, May 24, 7-10pm.

 

 

OAKLAND ART MURMUR SATURDAY STROLL

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Many of the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular First Friday Art Murmur gallery walk are also open EVERY Saturday afternoon.  Know as the Saturday Stroll, this is a quieter and more focused time to view art and visit with gallery directors.  Many galleries also hold special events on Saturday afternoons, such as artists talks, receptions, film screenings, and trunk shows.  You can check out their site for details of their event listings.

 

Enjoy your weekend, folks!

-Nancy

 

22 May 13
posted by: nancyfartsart

E7S Mural Project with Poesia and Sam Rodriguez

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Poesia and Sam Rodriguez, both Bay Area artists, teamed up once again to produce an amazing piece for the E7S Mural Project. Empire Seven Studios is working with artists to create these murals as a way to beautify the neighborhood and bring the community together. You can find this mural on the side of the Kiem Service Laundromat located at 349 E. Empire Street, San Jose, CA.

17 May 13
posted by: nancyfartsart

BAY AREA WEEKEND UPDATE

TGIF!  The rain has come and gone just in time for some art show openings this weekend in the Bay Area!

 

SKULL AND SWORD

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Group show featuring work from the artists who make up San Francisco’s famed tattoo shop, Skull & Sword.  Works by Grime, Henry Lewis, Yutaro, and Lango.

FFDG is located at 2277 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.  Opening reception is Friday, May 17th 7-10pm

 

 

KURIOSITÄTENKABINETT

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Romer Young Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition with German painter Christoph Roßner, Kuriositätenkabinett. Roßner will exhibit a series of paintings and works on paper.

Romer Young Gallery is located at 1240 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Friday, May 17th 6-9pm

 

 

COINCIDENCE

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Sergej Vutuc & Shawn Whisenant are two very different people from opposite sides of the world (Germany & San Francisco), but are very alike, sharing the same passion for art, photography, zines, and skateboarding. Together they will combine their different worlds into one installation.

Seeing Things Gallery is located at 30 North Third Street, San Jose, CA.  Opening reception is Saturday, May 18th 7-11pm

 

Have a great weekend, folks!
-Nancy

9 May 13
posted by: nancyfartsart

BAY AREA WEEKEND UPDATE

Hi folks!  Here are a few shows opening up this weekend in the Bay Area:

"Permanent Blue" at Empire Seven Studios

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Come out and join Empire Seven Studios, reopening their doors for their first show of 2013, featuring artist Neto Soza.

Empire Seven Studios is located at 525 North 7th Street, San Jose, CA.  Opening reception is Friday, May 10th 7-11pm



Needles & Pens 10 Year Anniversary Show

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Featuring works by:
Amy Browne, Andrew McKinley, Andrew Schoultz, Austin McManus, Bill Daniel, Brigid Dawson, Chris Duncan, Chris Johanson, Chrissy Piper, Daniel Higgs/Kyle Ranson, David Benzler, Deuce 7, Edie Fake, Griffin McPartland, Hamburger Eyes, Hilary Pecis, Jason Jägel, Jay Howell, Jay Nelson, Jeff Canham, Jeremy Fish, Joey Alone, John Dwyer, Jovi Schnell, Julianna Bright, Kevin Earl Taylor, Know Hope, Kyle Field, Kyle Ranson, Lena Wolff, Maria Forde, Mary Joy Scott, Mat Obrien, Matt Furie, Maya Hayuk, Mike Brodie, Miriam Stahl, Monica Canilao, Nathaniel Russell, Nick Mann, Nigel Peake, Nikki McClure, Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, Orfn, Orion Shepherd, Other, Pacolli, Paul Schiek, Paul Urich, Paul Wackers, Pez, Ray Potes, Richard Coleman, Rich Jacobs, Russ Pope, Sam McPheeters, Serena Mitnik Miller, Stefan Simikich, Tauba Auerbach, Ted Pushinski, Thomas Campbell, Tim Kerr, Xara Thustra

And Music by:
Tara Jane Oneil, Strawberry Smog, and WR/DS

The Luggage Store Gallery is located at 1007 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.  Opening reception is Friday, May 10th 6-9:30pm



Alex Lukas and Richard Colman at Guerrero Gallery

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Artwork by Alex Lukas

Lukas’ installation at Guerrero Gallery includes several new diazotypes, unique photocopies and offset lithographs - all recently or almost antiquated methods of reproductions - alongside drawings, as a means to question traditional depictions of time and narrative, specifically past versus future. This continues Lukas’ practice of incorporating printmaking techniques intended for producing multiples into unique works.


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Pink Orange Blue by Richard Colman

The Project Room will be featuring a collection of new works by Richard Colman. Through drawings and paintings, Colman uses his own characters to create complex compositions which seem to focus on the tension between nature and civilization.

Guerrero Gallery is located at 2700 19th Street, San Francisco, CA.  Opening reception is Saturday, May 11th 7-11pm



"Control", a solo show by Nick Flatt

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At its core, Nick Flatt’s Control is a response to Guy Debord’s book Society of the Spectacle, where Debord expounds that authentic experience has been subverted by the mere representation of it, outlining the spectacle as a system fed by the mass media’s control of images and the social relationship people have with these images. Flatt opens a dialogue on the pseudo needs and boundless pursuit of gratification this type of system has supported.  

White Walls is located at 886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA.  Opening reception is Saturday, May 11th 7-11pm.



"Toy Box", a solo show by Robert Xavier Burden

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Toy Box consists of several oil paintings with childhood icons placed into compositions of reverence and majesty. Backdrops that appear like ecclesiastical stained glass or elaborately woven rugs from afar reveal something different at closer view; characters once only at home in comics and cartoons are crossing over into the realms of oil portraits with the help of Burden’s imaginative eye and deft detailing. 

Shooting Gallery is located at 886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Saturday, May 11th 7-11pm


TGIF (almost!). Go out and enjoy some art!

-Nancy


8 May 13
posted by: tornshutter

"Merkel. Improved Formula. 100% Austerity"

Earlier this week here at ARTSPROJEKT, we were able to catch up with one of our very own artist TvBOY. Below is a picture of the latest mural he did of Angela Merkel in Munich, Germany at the Stroke Art Fair. As TvBoy explains, this piece represents the irony of the German political economy strangulating southern Europe and at the same time paying homage to Brillo soap pads pop art series by Andy Warhol.

"Merkel. Improved Formula. 100% Austerity"


If you want to see more of his work check out at http://www.thetvboy.com/

Until next time, enjoy!

2 May 13
posted by: nancyfartsart

BAY AREA WEEKEND UPDATE

Hello Bay Area!

Tomorrow is May’s South First Fridays Art Walk in San Jose.  Here are a few shows that will be opening:

ART OF ZINES 2013

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Art of Zines 2013 featuring hundreds of zines from basements, bedrooms and midnight copy shops from throughout the US and abroad. Come check out these diy, cut-and-paste, copied-on-the-cheap, hand-folded, self-distributed gems that continue to surface because someone, somewhere feels the need to express themselves.

Several zine makers will be on site with their latest issues for sale.

Anno Domini is located at 366 South First Street, San Jose, CA. Opening reception is Friday, May 3rd, 7-11pm

 

 

BIG FISH LITTLE FISH IN A DIRTY SMALL POND

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Nak Bou is a graphic and multi-media artist based in Southern California. He is a graduate of UCLA’s Design I Media Arts program and a multidisciplinary artist working with graphics to motion, from web and branding to illustrative drawings. In addition to his work as a graphic designer, he is currently working on art that combines themes of nostalgia, historical events, and modern urban life.

Eco Monster is located at 30 North Third Street, San Jose, CA. Opening reception with live music by DJ Shirlish is Friday, May 3rd, 7-11pm

 *To check out the full line up at the South First Fridays Artwalk, click HERE.

 

 

For those of you who will be in San Francisco, check these shows out:
THE FANTASTIC 50 AT 111 MINNA GALLERY

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Curated by Irene Hernandez-Feiks and Wonderland SF

Works by: Ahren Hertel, Alberto Hernandez, Alec Huxley, Alex Garcia, Amnadalynn, Andrzej Michael Karwacki, Brian Barneclo, Chor Boogie, Chris Leib, Chris W. Stokes, Daniel. J. Valadez, Eric Bailey, Eric Joyner, Eve Skylar, Fred Aquino, Ginaluca Franzese, Henry Lewis, Hilary Williams, Irene Martha Feiks, Jaxon Northon, Jeffrey Nemenzo, Jeremy Mann, John Wentz, Jonah Burlingame, Joseph Martinez, Joshua Lawyer, Kevin Earl Taylor, Kukula, Laura Buss, Lee Harvey Roswell, Leo Bugel, Lucien Shapiro, Mark Campbell, MARCUS, Melanie Alves, Merkley???, Michael Murphy, Micah LeBrun, Monty Guy, Nick Flatt, Rachel Znerold, Renee Castro, Reuben Rude, Robert Bowen, Robert Garcia, Steve Javiel, Telopa, Todd Laby, Ursula Xanthe Young, Xiau Fong Wee

111 Minna Gallery is located at 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Friday, May 3rd, 5pm-late (Free Admission and you must be 21+ ID)

 

 

 MAYBE FOREVERS - DANIEL CHEN SOLO SHOW

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Book & Job Gallery is located at 838 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Saturday, May 4th, 6pm

It’s continually getting warmer in the Bay Area.  Go out and enjoy the warmth and free art shows this weekend!

-Nancy

18 April 13
posted by: nancyfartsart

BAY AREA WEEKEND UPDATE

ARYZ: STYLE IS THE LIMIT

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This Friday is the opening of what has become one of the most anticipated openings FIFTY24SF has seen in years. ARYZ, Barcelona’s favorite large-scale muralist and legendary street artist has been generating a brand new body of work for this show. If you’re in San Francisco, this is definitely worth checking out!

Fifty24SF is located at 218 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Friday, April 19th at 7pm.

 

 

THE OUT OF TOWNERS

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Jason Arnold, Andrew Mecum, and Michael Hsiung all lived in San Jose at one time and then moved away.  Seeing Things Gallery is bringing them back for this incredible show.

Seeing Things Gallery is located at 30 North Third Street, San Jose, CA.  Opening reception is Saturday, April 20th from 7pm-11pm.

Until next week!

-Nancy

12 April 13
posted by: nancyfartsart

BAY AREA WEEKEND UPDATE

Happy Friday, Bay Area folks!  Here are a few shows opening up tonight and tomorrow.

Cukui presents “Where’d You Guys Go?” by John Barrick

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Traveling the coast on a skateboard, John Barrick came across a gentleman named Ryan O’soris at an abandoned empty swimming pool. After skating for hours, Ryan invited John to his house on a few acres of strawberry fields. A conversation about what John did for a living turned into a commissioned job to paint several portraits of Ryan’s family and descendants. Free strawberries every time he visited the area was the payment for John’s labor. After they worked out the details of the agreement, John stayed for dinner and talked with the family in the area before traveling home with a photo album of the O’soris’ for reference.

Two months later when all of the O’soris family portraits were finished and John went to deliver them. The doors were sealed and shattered glass laid on the porch underneath the boarded windows. The field was full of lush green plants, but there was no fruit on them. As John turned the corner to the back of the house, there was a box full of strawberries with a card that read, “John, sorry dude, had to split. Ryan O’ and Fam.” But John didn’t want to leave the memory there, the O’soris family were too kind to forget. And that is how: “Where’d You Guys Go?” came to be.

Join us for a family-friendly event and see new works by John Barrick with Da Hermit kickin beats in the background. Bags of strawberries are welcome too.

Cukui is located at 229 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA. Opening reception is  April 12, 2013 from 7pm-10pm.

 

 

Fecal Face presents “Going Nowhere” by Mario Ayala and Alex Ziv

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Work by Mario Ayala

 

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Work by Alex Ziv

 

Alex Ziv’s works, composed of pen and ink on paper, explore and help to define Ziv’s definition of “Americana” through the visual iconography and language of motorcycle subculture. Through exploring topics of contemporary and historical Americana through a background knowledge of mainstream and subversive symbology found in subcultures, Ziv’s work attempts to enhance and highlight topics of turbulence.

Mario Ayala’s work is a further exploration of his lived experiences intertwined with the ideals of the West Coast ethos containing its ritualistic chachkies, cultural luxuries, and the anxieties due to taking mind altering substances while faced with the prioritized decision of guns or butta. Ayala creates pictorial hyperboles from friend/ family experiences to explore the trudges of economic class, multi cultural sacrosanct, and the day to day hustle for egalitarianism.

Fecal Face is located at 2277 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.  Opening reception is April 12, 2013 from 6pm-9pm.  

 

 

Guerrero Gallery presents Andrea Sonnenberg and Ted Pushinsky + Travis Jensen

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Work by Ted Pushinsky

 

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Work by Travis Jensen

 

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Work by Andrea Sonnenberg

 

As a San Francisco gallery pressing to give light to under-exposed San Francisco-based artists, this April, the Guerrero Gallery will bring together three photographers as ambassadors of their medium, as well as of the San Francisco art community. The group show will feature work from prolific photographers, Ted Pushinsky, Travis Jensen, and Andrea Sonnenberg. As a representative of an older generation, Pushinsky’s black and white photographs capture San Francisco’s ethnic and economic diversity through the raw details of daily life, while photographer, Travis Jensen, through younger eyes, captures similar material in a commercial twist, and Andrea Sonnenberg’s glimpse of innocence paves the way for a younger generation of artists. The purpose of this exhibition is to both reveal and revel in the unique blend of cultural diversity and innate individuals, which have always done, and still do, make this city.

Guerrero Gallery is located at 2700 19th Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is April 13, 2013 from 7pm-11pm.

Have a great weekend!

-Nancy