THOREAU CENTER - TOGONON - PAULE ANGLIM
MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND FOLK ART - RAYKO - A.MUSE
(with assistance from Clare Coppel and RWM)
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Thoreau Center for Sustainability: Cathy Richardson & Anneliese Vobis - Synthesia Natura, Exhibition as Experiment; Tony Maridakis - Constructs.
Comment by AB: Anneliese Vobis and Cathy Richardson present an artistic science lab of sorts that examines consequences of environmental degradation. Tony Maridakis photographs structures we're all familiar with, but at night, the results suggesting that perhaps we don't know them quite as well as we think we do.
Installation by Anneliese Vobis made from stuff we throw away.
Art by Anneliese Vobis at Thoreau Center for Sustainability.
Anneliese Vobis art - recycled from our discards.
Art by Cathy Richardson at Thoreau Center for Sustainability.
Cathy Richardson art.
Photography by Tony Maridakis.
Tony Maridakis photographs at Thoreau Center for Sustainability.
Togonon Gallery: Crosscurrents.
Artists: Mitsu Okubo, John Y. Chang, Norberto Roldan, Kira Greene, Grace Munakata, Gerardo Tan, Ben Needham.
Comment by AB: Compare and contrast art from Asian artists with art from Asian-American artists.
Art by Kira Greene at Togonon Gallery.
Norberto Roldan art.
Art by Norberto Roldan in above image closer.
Art by Ben Needham at Togonon Gallery.
John Y. Chang art.
Art by Gerardo Tan at Togonon Gallery.
Gallery Paule Anglim: Jim Melchert - Misfits; John Roloff - Phantom Herd & Selected Works.
Comment by AB: Jim Melchert tells me he takes ceramic tiles, shatters them on the sidewalk in front of his studio, applies glaze to the individual pieces, glues them back together, then completes the composites with inked circular grids. The good news? It works.
In the side gallery, the star of John Roloff's graphic proposals and plans for environmental projects is a plough-like device designed to travel the land and leave "elk tracks" along its path.
Ceramic tile art by Jim Melchert at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Art by Jim Melchert in above image closer.
Pinkie cam detail of Jim Melchert in above image.
Jim Melchert and his art at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Ceramic art by Jim Melchert.
Elk track plough device by John Roloff at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Sculptural art by John Roloff in above image closer.
Graphic art by John Roloff at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Graphic art by John Roloff in above image closer.
John Roloff graphic art at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Museum of Craft and Folk Art: Wrapping Traditions - Korean Textiles Now.
Artists: Risa Benson, Molly Bullick, Leonie Castelino, Young Kyu Cha, HaeHong Chang, Kuzina Cheng, Nancy Crasco, Judilee Fitzhugh, Gerdur Gudmundsdottir, JungSook Ham, Karen Hampton, Judy Harmony, Marla Hattabaugh, Alie Dijk-Hartlief, Armi Heikkinen-Daum, Inyul Heo, Alice Hill, Ji-Yeon Hwang, Jiseon Lee Isbara, Hyun Jung, YeaGeum Jung, HyunSook Kang, ChungIm Kim, HyungJoo Kim, Jeeun Kim, Juunsik Kim, OkHyun Kim, YoungSoon Kim, Youngja Kim, Patti King, Karin Kunori, Bokhee Lee, Eunsil Lee, EunSook Lee, Ji Young Lee, Mikyung Lee, So-La Lee, SungSoon Lee, Sharon Lin, Hanne Lukka, Ruth Marchess, Alicia Merrett, SukHyun Min, Nami Minaki, Sang Jae Nam, Kirsi Niinimäki, Lyn Nixon, Catherine O'Leary, Myunghee Oh, Seung-Ah Oh, Soonhee Oh, Hyangsook Park, KyoungHee Park, YoungLan Park, Marianne Penberthy, Kumhee Ryu, Yolanda Sanchez, Elisabeth Schubel, Barbara Shapiro, Mary Ruth Smith, Sonjie Solomon, Robi Szalay, Kyungae Wang, Elizabeth Wassermann, Victoria-Gail White, Jinja Kim Woollard, Hee Soon You, MeKang You.
Review by RWM: Contemporary Korean textiles presented in wondrous and sometimes abstract designs. Cloth stitched to evoke a variety of styles. Beautiful display even with no message other than the medium.
Comment by AB: Fascinating range of works to be appreciated here. If you're a fan of textile arts, this one's a definite yes.
Korean textile arts at Museum of Craft and Folk Art.
Another view of Korean textile art in above image.
Korean textile art in above image closer.
Korean textile arts.
Museum of Craft and Folk Art - Korean textile arts.
Textile arts from Korea.
RayKo Photo Gallery: No Mirrors - A Juried Show of Camera-less photography.
Artists: Sue Abramson, Darryl Baird, Alison Brooks, Brian Buckley, John Carr, Martha Casanave, Mary Celojko, Chris Colville, Clare Coppel, Amber Dienst-Scott, Danielle Ezzo, Susan Felter, Alison Heath, Marie-Luise Klotz, Peter Krotin, Kent Krugh, Donna Levreault, Jenn Libby, Stan Lipsitz, Tracy Longley-Cook, Sam Manera, Anette Marweld, Avril McHugh, Marilyn K. Moore, Julia Nelson-Gal, Jenny Nordquist, Heather Oelklaus, Pat Owens, Laura Parker, Maja Pilipovic, Jeffrey Robinson, Patricia Russotti, Gwen Samuels, James Schenk, Betsy Schneider, Leah Sobsey, Zus Stapel, John Steck Jr., S. Gayle Stevens, Kevin Tadge, Daryl Tebbutt, Naomi Vanderkinden, Mariana Vieira, Greg Wilson, Rachel Wolf, Claudia Wornum.
Review by Clare Coppel: No-Mirrors is a exhibit of photographic works made without the use of cameras, employing a wide variety of media and techniques, both old school and new. In the right side gallery are works by high school students in the program Out of Sight.
Camera-less photography at RayKo Gallery.
Camera-less photography by Maja Pilipovic at RayKo Gallery.
Photography without cameras.
Photograph taken without a camera.
Camera-less photography at RayKo Photo Gallery.
Photographs taken without cameras.
Camera-less photograph closer.
Photographs by high school students from Out of Sight.
Out of Sight high school student photographs.
a.Muse Gallery: Sampled Layers of Meaning - Urban Quilts by Amy Ahlstrom.
Review by RWM: Interesting to see cloth and stitching being used to create art. Though not paint on a canvas, the works presented have bright and wonderful color schemes. There are also great associations and symbols. The assembled works present various motifs in splendiferous forms.
Comment by AB: Amy Ahlstrom's urban quilts incorporate all manner of San Francisco neighborhood landmarks. Our city artified here. Plus entertainment by Conspiracy of Beards.
Quilt art by Amy Ahlstrom at a.Muse Gallery.
Amy Ahlstrom art quilts.
Amy Ahlstrom and her art at a.Muse Gallery.
Quilt art by Amy Ahlstrom.
a.Muse audience - quilt art by Amy Ahlstrom.
Conspiracy of Beards performs - art by Amy Ahlstrom.