NY-based artist Sam Friedman will have his W. Coast debut solo show, Sitting Pretty at Chandran Gallery next week and is on view Sept 2 - Oct 14. The abstract work sources landscapes as initial inspiration, although its representation is ambiguous as the artist dismantles the elements to point of resembling hyper-colored microbiology. See more here>>
The Canary Project will help you understand. The initiative brings together hundreds of artists, designers, scientists, writers and volunteers to engage and inspire public sentiment, which in turn can precipitate political change and climate-change awareness.
BTW the Anthropocene is the Earth's current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
The Beauty of Decay by Rebecca Louise Law
Ephemeral installation of 8,000 flowers examines decline and succession of natural material | On view at Chandran Gallery from July 08 - August 05, 2016 | Learn more here >>
May 7 - June 18, 2016
Ever Gold [Projects]
441 O'Farrell Street
This solo exhibition by Paul Kos will focus on two works: RR, a previously unseen film from 1968, which will be projected in the main gallery space, and Kos’ first video work, Warlock(ing) from 1971, which will be shown with a new corresponding sculptural installation in the back room. Learn more...
The second San Francisco edition of stARTup Art Fair, which ran April 29-May 1, 2016, closed Sunday evening with stellar art sales, doubled ticket purchases, $10,000 raised for nonprofit partners Root Division and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and words of encouragement from the local arts community, art writers, curators and collectors. Differentiating itself from the roundup of San Francisco art fairs that coincided with stARTup this past weekend, the fair successfully challenged the traditional art fair model by providing a forum and venue for independent artists. Exhilarated by the accomplishment of this year’s stARTup Art Fair San Francisco, Co-Founders Ray Beldner and Steve Zavattero are proud to announce the fair’s Chicago debut, and fourth overall fair,September 23-25, 2016 at MileNorth Hotel, adjacent to the city's River North Gallery District. Learn More...
May 13 - July 16, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13 from 6-9 PM
275 MINNESOTA ST, SAN FRANCISCO
Los Angeles-based artist, Petra Cortright will be showing a new series of digital paintings created from a single master file of internet-sourced imagery. Zero-Day Darling will be on view from May 13 through July 16, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, May 13 from 6-9PM. The artist will be in attendance. Learn more..
Pairing #2 | Jay Nelson & Rachel Kaye | Apr 22 - Jun 03 | Chandran Gallery
Jay Nelson will create a two-story wooden structure as an interactive component to experiencing the art of Pairing #2. The purposeful design is meant to elicit dialogue about the interdisciplinary qualities of architectural space and its ability to set viewing parameters and influence focal points. Go here for more details >>
Writer and historian Wallace Stegner famously called national parks, "The best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.
Find out how 20 Bay Area artists honor and solidify therole of arts in preserving our parks.
Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parksat the David Brower Center
Exhibition Dates: May 20 - September 8, 2016 More details here >>
Join PicsArt and stARTup Art Fair for a fun and lively evening of creative conversations with Artist Pantea Karimi and stARTup Art Fair co-founders Ray Beldner and Steve Zavattero on Thursday, March 24 at 6PM. Join us for wine, nibbles and interesting dialogue touching on topics including the state of the contemporary art world, art fairs and how technology tools are affecting creativity.
Time: 6PM - 9PM
Where: PicsArt HQ, 351 California Street (@ Sansome) on the Mezzanine level
24 Hour Psycho
New Works by Petra Collins
April 2 - 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday April 6, 6-9PM
Petra Collins in conversation with Nicole Archer at YBCA, April 8, 7-8PM
With this body of work, Collins’ art practice continues to make space for the young female experience by embracing the historically marginalized subject matter of the complex reality of girlhood. Over the last year, Petra Collins has been focused on creating a body of photographic work that captures emotional distress in young females. These deeply personal and private images address complex issues about a generation coming of age in a moment of unprecedented access to social media. Collins, a cultural presence in her own right (artist, curator, filmmaker, actress, model and an icon for young women which she reaches through her 293k followers on Instagram), turns her camera on friends and acquaintances, amplifying their emotions and giving them permission to be vulnerable and real. Learn more...
I Look for Clues in Your Dreams
A Berkeley Art Center exhibition curated by Heather Marx
May 21 - July 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21 6-8 PM
I look for Clues in Your Dreams includes works that are informed by a spirituality that is influenced by the mythology of the American West and, specifically, Northern California. These six artists, who Marx also views as seekers and explorers, represent a continuation of the area’s rich visual and social history, including elements of psychedelia, community and a reverence for the local landscape. Following the lead of the utopian idealism and the beauty and freedom of the 1960s and 70s, each exhibiting artist reshapes and re-vitalizes the world around them in the pursuit of visual magic. Learn more...
March 31–May 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm
Gregg Wilensky’s contemplative photographic compositions explore the boundaries between faithful representation and the abstracted image. They immerse us into an illuminated supranatural world of color, form and detail. His dream-like abstracted scenes feature scintillating textures and jewel-like colors and forms. Wilensky’s work starts out as photographs taken using high fidelity optics during his travels through California and France, while seeking out silent poetic moments within nature. These initial photographs become the source material Wilensky uses to re-imagine nature as he found it. Learn more...