VELVET DA VINCI - 63 BLUXOME - NOMA - INCLINE
PROJECT ONE - CENTER FOR SEX AND CULTURE
(with assistance from Clare Coppel and RWM)
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Velvet da Vinci: ¡Genial! New Jewelry from Spain.
Artists: Rinaldo Alvarez, Carmen Amador, Aline Berdichevsky, Trinidad Contreras, Pilar Cotter, Gemma Draper, Nicolas Estrada, Grego Garcia Tebar, Carolina Gimeno, Dalia Jurado, Enric Majoral, Judy McCaig, Marc Monzo, Elizabeth Puig, Ramon Puig Cuyas, Gaston Rois, Estela Saez, Silvia Walz.
Comment by AB: Contemporary jewelry from Spain, from traditional to beyond modern-- oversized broaches, abstract bracelets, atypical materials and more. Worth checking out. If you like artist jewelry, brought to Ess Eff from around the world, Velvet da Vinci is where it's at.
Jewelry art by Trinidad Contreras at Velvet da Vinci.
Carolina Gimeno artisan jewelry.
Contemporary Spanish jewelry group show at Velvet da Vinci.
Spanish artisan jewelry group show.
Contemporary Spanish jewelry at Velvet da Vinci.
Spanish jewelry group show at Velvet da Vinci.
Noma Gallery: Chromaticism. Curated by Liz Wing.
Artists: Elijah Burgher, James Chronister, Richard Kent Howie, Cybele Lyle.
Comment by AB: Not sure what the commonality is here 'cuz the show statement's convoluted inside-the-artway babble's got me stymied. Plus the title is a music word, not an art one. True, the word chromatic relates to color or colors, but when you stretch it, it's bye-bye art and hello music-- unless they really mean "chromaticismisitousness" which is an art word. But hey-- all this brain strain doesn't stop me from enjoying myself... and taking solace in the certainty that the select agglomeration presented here is doubtlessly about something. Not so fast, my lovelies... there's more. Call me a nitpicker, but when you read the blurb for each artist on the gallery's website and still can't tell who did what, then the descriptives deserve revisiting.
Video art by Cybele Lyle - waves crashing over the bow of a ferry.
James Chronister art at Noma Gallery.
Art - group show Chromaticism at Noma Gallery.
Photography at Noma Gallery.
63 Bluxome Street Gallery: Wall Sushi Poster Show.
Artists: All kinds.
Review by Clare Coppel: Many reasonably priced posters with subjects ranging from "sushi" made out of candy, nudes, political statements, to "I love Hip Hop." In an interesting space.
Review by RWM: So many cartoon and animated figures by independent artists, but the work seems to be for adults and young adults in spite of that. Iconic players having fun on the walls.
What it is. Art c/o Wall Sushi at 63 Bluxome Street Gallery.
Wall Sushi art - can't beat the price.
Group art show - Wall Sushi at 63 Bluxome Street Gallery.
Art options c/o Wall Sushi.
Art in above image closer (image c/o Clare Coppel).
Wall sushi art closer (image c/o Clare Coppel).
On the ave - Wall Sushi group show at 63 Bluxome Street Gallery.
Incline Gallery: It's Gonna Be Queer.
Artists: Socrates "Persia" Parra, Alicia Dyche, Leanne C. Kivi' Miller. Jonny Wax, Yesenia "Ye,Si" Castro, Jessica "Jesse" Amaya, Abel Morfin, Kyle "Kylie Minono" Levinge, Kimberly Walton, Dawn Tamburino, Karen Thomas, Daniel Toribio, Amanda Schulz, Gina M. Contreras, Jose "Marlena Mink" Jimenez, Nicholas Terry, Joel Peza.
Review by Clare Coppel: Art by queer artists-- photography, drawings, paintings, mixed media, and a diary-like installation of broken shoes and tangled wigs accompanied by wall-scrawled notes about the places they have been.
Best of show - art by queer artists at Incline Gallery.
Detail of art in above image (like it).
Hand down the pants art at Incline Gallery.
Time out to celebrate this man's birthday at Incline Gallery.
Wig and shoe art by Socrates "Persia" Parra.
Socrates "Persia" Parra art closer (image c/o Clare Coppel).
Art by queer artists group show at Incline Gallery.
Attendance figures - art by queer artists at Incline Gallery.
Entranceway - art by queer artists at Incline Gallery.
Project One Gallery: The ArtOFFICIAL Truth. Curated by Chor Boogie.
Artists: Decoy, Pablo Cristi, Kelly Allen, Sharktoof, Robert Burden, Aaron Nagel, Crash, Vulcan, Apex, HOW and NOSM, Saratoga Sake, John Kolezar, Karen Light, Bast, Sarah Fisher, Ashley Zelinskie, Jefferey Pena, Alfredo "LIBRE" Gutierrez, Dogadi, Laura Weyl, Robyn Twomey, Akira Beard, Jet Martinez, Yiying, Chase Tafoya, Lucid Dawn, Kelly Ording.
Comment by AB: Peppy urban potpourri features noted practitioners from everywhere.
Stylin' frog art by Jet Martinez (best of show). POR though. Erk.
Yeah it's weird, but I kinda like it.
In yo' face art - group show at Project One Gallery.
Art by Aaron Nagel (left) - Pablo Cristi (right).
Art at group urban show - Project One Gallery.
I'm almost positive I've seen this red one before. Hmmm.
Group urban art show at Project One Gallery.
Relative Density - The ArtOFFICIAL Truth - Project One Gallery.
Center for Sex and Culture: Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle - Ecosex Manifesto Art Exhibit.
Review by RWM: Ecosexuals, i.e. those who treat the Earth as a lover instead of a mother, gather together for unification and to intellectualize on the matter. The Earth may not appreciate all the things that happen South of Market, but this one happening on Mission Street is likely OK. Most positions appreciated, but we all also know that to each his or her own; not everybody wants to try everything. The Earth inspires all sorts of emotions and the assembled share the desire to give back. The art presented is at times melancholy, and infused with concern and sometimes naughtiness. Have questions? So do some of the scholars in attendance. The official organizational website SexEcology will likely answer many of those.
Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens address the attendees.
Art by Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens at Center for Sex & Culture.
Art by Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens.
Demographics at Center for Sex and Culture.