What do you know about the Anthropocene? by Kimberly Verde

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.

The David Brower Center is honoring them for this work with their Art/Act Award and Exhibition

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.

Paul Kos For The Win by Kimberly Verde

Paul Kos
RR

May 7 - June 18, 2016
Ever Gold [Projects]
441 O'Farrell Street

Paul Kos, RR, 1986. Super 8mm film, 2:43.

Paul Kos, RR, 1986. Super 8mm film, 2:43.

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... 

stARTup Art Fair Makes Moves by Kimberly Verde

stARTup Art Fair at night. Courtesy of Mido Lee Productions.

stARTup Art Fair at night. Courtesy of Mido Lee Productions.

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...

Zero-Day Darling by Kimberly Verde

May 13 - July 16, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13 from 6-9 PM

275 MINNESOTA ST, SAN FRANCISCO

Petra Cortright, deicideCHEMICAL_records.bl, 2015. Digital painting on raw Belgian linen. 47 x 92.5 in. Courtesy of the artist and Ever Gold [Projects]

Petra Cortright, deicideCHEMICAL_records.bl, 2015. Digital painting on raw Belgian linen. 47 x 92.5 in. Courtesy of the artist and Ever Gold [Projects]

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..

Details, Growth, Electrical-Tape: Inyoung Seoung at The Midway Gallery by Kimberly Verde

Sharing a gorgeous browse of  Inyoung Seoung's work for her new show, He•li•o•trop•ic. at The Midway Gallery

He•li•o•trop•ic solo exhibition by Inyoung Seoung at The Midway Gallery | May 1 - June 30 | more details here >>

See what this is all about by Kimberly Verde

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 >>

America's Best Idea by Kimberly Verde

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 us to talk about art by Kimberly Verde

Pantea Karimi, The Return of Geocentrism i, 2014, watercolor and silkscreen on paper, 15”x 30”.  

Pantea Karimi, The Return of Geocentrism i, 2014, watercolor and silkscreen on paper, 15”x 30”.  

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. 

When: 3/24/2016
Time: 6PM - 9PM
Where: PicsArt HQ, 351 California Street (@ Sansome) on the Mezzanine level

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Happy International Women's Day! by Kimberly Verde

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

 

Petra Collins, Untitled #14 (24 Hour Psycho), 2016, digital C-print, 65 x 43 inches, edition of 2.

Petra Collins, Untitled #14 (24 Hour Psycho), 2016, digital C-print, 65 x 43 inches, edition of 2.

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...

California Dreamin' by Kimberly Verde

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

Victoria Wagner, Woodrock (too heavy), approx. 13" diameter, oil on Coast Live Oak, 2016.

Victoria Wagner, Woodrock (too heavy), approx. 13" diameter, oil on Coast Live Oak, 2016.

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...

Adobe Scientist Moonlights as Photographer in San Francisco Debut by Kimberly Verde

March 31–May 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:00–9:00pm

Gregg Wilensky, Study in Gold and Green, Moonstone, 2015, pigment print on cotton paper, 28 x 42 inches. 

Gregg Wilensky, Study in Gold and Green, Moonstone, 2015, pigment print on cotton paper, 28 x 42 inches. 

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...